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FTSE firmer despite rising coronavirus death toll, Imperial Brands is out of puff, Barratt is full of bounce

After opening lower on Wednesday as the coronavirus death toll approached 500 in China, the FTSE 100 firmed 31.46 points to 7,471.28 with global stock markets in recovery mode, although oil remained weak amid fears the outbreak will lead to persistently lower demand from China and clobber the global tourism sector. Tobacco maker Imperial Brands (IMB) wafted 8% lower to £17.97 on a warning full ...

Market report: BP lower after lurching into loss, profit warning hurts Hunting

London’s FTSE 100 gave up 26.8 points to trade at 7,304.5 early on Tuesday, dragged lower by supermajor BP (BP.), ongoing domestic election uncertainties as well as a further slowdown in house price growth which weighed on large cap builders Berkeley (BKG), Barratt Developments (BDEV) and Taylor Wimpey (TW.). Oil major BP softened 3.9p to 508.1p after reporting a sharp drop in third quarter ...

Market report: Gains in Asia-focused banks offset domestic political concerns

UK shares opened firmer on Wednesday despite further political uncertainty after MPs voted against the Government last night, prompting fears that the prime minister would seek a snap general election under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act. The FTSE 100 index gains 0.6% to 7,312 with banks, insurers, miners, oils and retailers contributing positively. Among the banks, index heavy-weight HSBC ...

Market Report: Indivior high on opioid surprise as investors rally on US rate cut hopes

London’s FTSE 100 was in positive mood on Thursday as investors digest the apparent stage setting for a US interest rate cut in August. FTSE 100 was 0.3% higher at 7,551.39, while the mid cap FTSE 250 index is also on the front foot, adding 75 points at 19,494.59. Among corporate stories, the big news today comes from drugs developer Indivior (INDV). The company has today raised earnings ...

Market report: FTSE falters, Barratt bullish, recruiters struggle after Page warning

UK stocks open weaker on Wednesday with the FTSE 100 index of leading stocks drifting off by 0.2% to 7,522 due to softness in Beverages, Personal Goods, Tobacco and Utilities Housebuilder Barratt Developments (BDEV) delivers a positive trading update for the year to 30 June and forecasts annual pre-tax profit above the current market consensus of £884m thanks to a big improvement in operating ...

Margin surprise lifts Barratt Developments’ shares despite gloomy property market data

Shares in Barratt Developments (BDEV) tick up 0.3% to 587.6p as investors balance a steer for a slight beat of 2019 guidance with more gloomy data on the UK housing market. Barratt says its outlook for the year is ‘modestly ahead’ of its previous expectations amid a strong start to the year driven by ‘good’ customer demand and amid stronger than expected margins. This bucks the trend ...
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