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Market report: stocks trip on Mexico tariff threat while Wizz fizzles on outlook

Stock markets and commodities are on the back foot on the last trading day of May as the trade war spills over into threats of US tariffs on Mexico. The core European Stoxx 50 benchmark is down 1.2% for a loss of nearly 7% on the month while the FTSE 100 index is down 0.9% at 7,154 for a 4% loss on the month. With investors moving money out of stocks into bonds, pushing yields to historic lows ...

Market Report: Standard Life Aberdeen and Burford Capital lead gainers ahead of key vote

Stocks get off to a better start on Wednesday on hopes that MPs will vote against a ‘no-deal Brexit’ in the House of Commons later today. The FTSE 100 index of leading stocks adds 0.3% to 7,151 points led by BP (BP.), Reckitt Benckiser (RB.) and Rentokil (RTO). Top gainer on the FTSE is Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) which rises 3% to 253p on news that Keith Skeoch has been appointed as ...

All change: How new management can be good for companies and their share price

One of the key ingredients in the success or failure of a company is the quality of its management. When change at the top of a struggling company occurs, it can often act as a catalyst for an underperforming business and trigger a share price boost. Evaluating the skill sets of boardroom leaders is no easy feat, yet there are CEOs out there with proven pedigree in turning companies around or ...

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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