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Fri, Jul 29 2016

FTSE ends flat, breaks five-week winning streak as Pearson plunges

* But Barclays jumps after results (Adds details, closing prices)

UPDATE 2-Pearson sees outlook improving after first-half sales disappoint

* Shares fall 10 pct (Adds CFO, analyst comment; updates shares)

Pearson hints at full-year gain from currency

July 29 Pearson Plc, the world's biggest education company that is struggling with a downturn, said it could potentially surpass its previous full-year adjusted operating profit guidance, if current currency exchange rates persisted.

BRIEF-Pearson says H1 trading in line with expectations

* Is trading in-line with expectations set in February and is reiterating 2016 guidance

BRIEF-Valeant says former CEO Pearson remains "significant" shareholder

July 14 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc :

BRIEF-Former Valeant CEO Pearson sold nearly 5 mln shares, options for $96.8 mln -CNBC

* Former Valeant CEO Pearson sold nearly 5 million Valeant shares and options for $96.8 million - CNBC Source text: (http://cnb.cx/29XOtj4) Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +1-646-223-8780)

Pearson sees possible Brazil targets as education deals heat up

SAO PAULO, June 8 Pearson Plc is looking at several possible acquisitions in Brazil amid a wave of merger talks, an executive told Reuters, as the British education company aims to take advantage of a favorable exchange rate in a market where it is fast expanding.

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