Neil Dennis

Neil Dennis left the Financial Times, after 16 years writing about markets, to pursue a freelance career. He can now be seen covering currencies and fintech for FX-MM magazine, among others.



Cameroon’s cocoa crop suffers black-pod outbreak

Cameroon's chief cocoa-growing region has been hit by an outbreak of black-pod disease, destroying large areas of the African country's main crop

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Business leaders urge UK government for Brexit transition deal

Leading trade bodies have urged the British government to secure a transition deal on Brexit to counter the risk of a business slowdown leading to job losses and economic decline

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GKN business split talk boosts shares

Shares in engineering group GKN recovered some poise on Monday following a profit warning nearly two weeks ago as investors mulled the possibility of the company splitting into two businesses

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Pendragon drops 17% after profit warning

Shares in Pendragon, the car dealership, were sharply lower on Monday after the company warned of the impact from falling consumer activity on its full-year profit

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Spire Healthcare shares jump after Mediclinic bid

Spire Healthcare, the FTSE 250-listed private hospital operator, said on Monday it had rejected an offer from South African blue-chip rival Mediclinic

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Toshiba sees annual loss of almost $1bn after tax on chip unit sale

Embattled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Monday it now expects to slide to a net loss of nearly $1bn this business year after calculating taxes related to the sale of its prized chip unit

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Nikkei 225 index powers to record 15th-straight win

Japan's Nikkei 225 index closed higher for a 15th-consecutive trading session on Monday, the longest run of gains on record, buoyed by an election victory for incumbent prime minister Shinzo Abe and strong economic data

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Japan stocks buoyant after Abe election win

Japan's yen weakened while stocks climbed on Monday after Shinzo Abe, prime minister, won a large majority in the country's general election

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Economic preview: third-quarter growth in the UK and US

A very busy week for economic news ahead as the UK and US reveal preliminary estimates for third-quarter gross domestic product, while the European Central Bank and the Bank of Canada both make policy decisions

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Nickel jumps as China steel rises on output curbs

Nickel prices led a broad rally for industrial metals on Friday as steel prices in China rose on the back of continuing production curbs

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UK September budget deficit lowest in 10 years

The UK government's net borrowing fell in September to its lowest level at the halfway point of the financial year since 2007

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Eurozone current account surplus increases in August

The eurozone's balance of payments for August showed a rise in the currency union's current account surplus, largely thanks to surpluses in goods, primary income and services

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Interserve shares bounce after £227m contract win

Interserve shares popped higher on Friday, following days of profit warning-related losses, after it announced it had won a £227m government contract

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Morningstar reports continued active fund outflows

Fund research group Morningstar reported fund and exchange-traded fund flows for September that showed continued allocation to passive US equity funds and withdrawal from actively managed funds

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Intercontinental Hotels reports forecast-beating revenues

Intercontinental Hotels beat revenue forecasts in two of its main markets in the third-quarter, offsetting a hurricane-weakened performance in the Americas

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Nissan shares fall on deepening inspection scandal

Nissan shares fell after the Japanese carmaker said it was to suspend all domestic production until it had got to the bottom of a worsening inspection scandal

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PayPal delivers upbeat 2017 forecast

PayPal shares were up in pre-market trading on Friday after the payments group presented an upbeat full-year outlook as its delivered forecast-beating quarterly earnings

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Consumer-led UK growth revival unlikely, economists say

Retail sales in the UK fell 0.8% in September as consumers increasingly feel the strain of falling real wages

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Stobart Group profits soar after haulage disposal

Stobart, the infrastructure company, increased its dividend on Thursday after reporting a near doubling of revenues in the six-month period to 31 August

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Rentokil buying spree reaps rewards in Q3

Rentokil Initial, best known for its pest control business, reported a 13.7% rise in ongoing revenue in the third quarter as thanks to strong growth from recent acquisitions

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