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There was more bad news for Tesco on Friday after new figures showed it was the industry's biggest sales loser in the last three months.
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US automobile manufacturer Ford reported a 34% drop in third quarter net income to reach $835m or 21 cents per share. 19 minutes ago
Asian stocks to a large extent brushed off overnight reports of an Ebola infection having been detected in New York after Wall Street finished on a strong note. 1 hour ago
Recent falls in the share price of Royal Dutch Shell mean that the oil major is now worth a 'buy', according to UBS which removed its 'neutral' rating on the stock on Friday. 51 minutes ago
By midday European equities had pared earlier losses, with periphery stocks managing to cross into the blue. 1 hour ago
Bank of Georgia announced it has signed a $35m senior loan agreement with Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG). 3 hours ago
Petra Diamonds has sold the 232.08 carat white diamond discovered at its Cullinan mine in South Africa in September for $15.22m. 1 hour ago
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