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HSBC sounded an optimistic note following the competition regulator's announcement that it had referred Tesco's acquisition of Booker for a Phase 2 review. 

Full-year completions at nine year high says Barratt

Barratt Developments claimed to be the UK's largest housebuilder in a trading update on Wednesday, reporting total completions in its full year to 30 June – including those from joint ventures – of 17,395. 

Hochschild Mining on track to meet 2017 targets

Hochschild Mining reported 'robust' attributable production in its second quarter on Wednesday, with 4.2 million ounces of silver, 60,815 ounces of gold, 9.3 million silver equivalent ounces and 126,007 gold equivalent ounces.