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Market report: Metal basher bid battle heats up, RELX up on ‘simplified’ structure and profits rise featured picture

Market report: Metal basher bid battle heats up, RELX up on ‘simplified’ structure and profits rise

Autos and aero engineering group GKN (GKN) continues to fight for its independence on Thursday as it again urges shareholders to resist the hostile takeover by turnaround specialist Melrose (MRO). GKN has written to shareholders describing the takeover attempt as ‘entirely opportunistic’, and again insists that the £7.4bn shares offer ‘fundamentally undervalues’ the ...
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Five themes to consider before investing in China’s growth engine stock market

At around 1.6bn China has the biggest population in the world living on the fourth largest land mass. It is also the second largest economy today, and is rapidly closing in on the US at number one. Some analysts believe this will happen before 2030. That combined potential makes China an attractive place to invest today. So what are the big themes that investors should understand before taking ...
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Will Premier League TV rights bargain lead to higher takeover offer for Sky?

There are two good reasons to look at shares in media group Sky (SKY) today. While there is excitement about the company extending its Premier League broadcasting rights to 2022 at a lower price, investors should really focus on that fact Sky’s shares are trading above the £10.75 takeover price offered by Fox. By pricing the shares 20p higher than the takeover offer at £10.95, the market ...
Market report: Galliford’s galling news, Coca-Cola HBC’s full of fizz featured picture

Market report: Galliford’s galling news, Coca-Cola HBC’s full of fizz

European markets are off to a strong start on Valentine’s Day, the FTSE 100 continuing to show resilience in the face of yesterday’s high inflation figure and trading 42.2 points up at 7,210.2 early on. Distinctly unloved however is housebuilder-to-construction firm Galliford Try (GFRD), which slumps 14.8% lower to 841.5p despite posting robust half year results with its Linden Homes arm in ...
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