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European shares grind higher ahead of Powell speech

European shares inched higher early on Friday, with all eyes on a speech by Federal Reserve Chief Jerome Powell for confirmation the the U.S. central bank is still on course to deliver another cut in interest rates next month.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 23

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 28 points higher at 7,156 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. * BT GROUP: Britain's BT Group Plc is in talks to sell its corporate business in Ireland to London-based Mayfair Equity Partners, a Sky News reporter tweeted on Thursday. * EDDIE STOBART LOGISTICS: Eddie Stobart Logistics Plc will announce on Friday that Chief Executive Officer Alex Laffey will step down following a multimillion-pound accounting er

European shares dip as Fed cools further easing hopes

European shares tracked Asian markets lower on Thursday, as sentiment was cooled by U.S. Federal Reserve minutes that showed policymakers viewed last month's cut in interest rates as a recalibration not the start of sustained monetary easing.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday, Aug 22

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen to opening 29 points lower at 7,175 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO: Four dominant e-cigarette makers including a unit of British American Tobacco face a probe into the health impacts of their products, as the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee asked on Wednesday about the firms' research and marketing practices. * RYAN AIR: Ryanair can still avoid a planned strike by British pil

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