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FTSE closes deep in red on rising cases, Brexit trade fears and US-China tensions

The FTSE 100 closed firmly in the red on Wednesday as investors were hit with a trifecta of negative news. Coronavirus cases in the US especially continued to climb, while reports emerged that the UK is about to give up on trying to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU. To top it all off, the US has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, Texas, over allegations of espionage ...

FTSE firms, St James’s Place shows resilience, M&G makes good on dividends promise

London’s FTSE 100 opened stronger on Wednesday, up 53 points at 6,120.72 early on as optimism that economies were recovering from the COVID-19 crisis offset concerns about rising political tensions in Hong Kong that have soured US-Sino relations. Wealth manager St James’s Place (STJ) improved 4.7% to 917.8p on news it had boosted funds under management during April, with management also ...

Market report: UK shares open slightly higher as investors await US-China trade deal announcement

Miners led the market higher on Wednesday as investors eyed a US-China trade announcement ahead of the long Thanksgiving weekend. The FTSE 100 traded 0.13% higher at 7,412 while the more domestically focused FTSE 250 was 0.2% lower at 20,824 points. Tobacco giant British American Tobacco (BATS) released its second half pre-close trading update and guided for currency adjusted revenues growth in ...

Market report: Guidance cut by Aston Martin sees shares crash, ITV woos Love Island fans

Luxury sports cars maker Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) has issued a profit warning on Wednesday blaming pressure on its caused by ongoing economic uncertainty, much of which is being caused by Brexit unknowns. Shares in the company crashed 23% to 799.8p with full guidance for full year car volumes and earnings cut, and worryingly, hinting that things may yet get worse. ‘We anticipate that ...

Market report: Profits slump at struggling Marks & Spencer as dividend cut and discounted rights issue unveiled

UK investors are on the front foot in early trade on Wednesday as they eye the promise of progress on a softer Brexit deal and are buoyed by firm markets in New York and Asia overnight. The benchmark FTSE 100 opens roughly 34 points higher at 7,362.92, closing on May highs of 7,385, and batting off a series of corporate announcement disappoints. They include Marks & Spencer ...

Market report: Intu property buyout falls through, funerals probe and Britvic sweet no sugar switch

Plans to buyout UK shopping centres operator Intu Properties (INTU) have fallen through after a consortium led by the group’s chairman John Whittaker pulled the plug. This comes a huge disappointment to investors in the owner of Manchester's Trafford Centre, sparking a massive 38%-plus slump in the Intu share price, to 117.85p. That values the business at about £1.6bn. This is the second ...

Britvic could be in line for a bumper fourth quarter if the UK enjoys more hot weather

Pepsi Max and Robinsons owner Britvic (BVIC) has struggled to take advantage of the ongoing heatwave following extensive disruption to the supply of carbon dioxide in the UK and Ireland. However, a continuation of the hot weather could give a nice boost to its fourth quarter, particular as the CO2 issue appears to have been resolved. Its third quarter period to 8 July saw 3.4% sales rise to ...

Market report: Investors toast Fevertree figures, Superdry founder flogs stock and Drax hurt by downtime

Fancy mixer drinks supplier Fevertree Drinks (FEVR:AIM) storms more than 10% higher in early trade on Tuesday after indicating it will beat full year forecasts. Shares in the AIM favourite fizz 355p up to £38.10 on word that full year results will be ‘comfortably ahead’ of expectations, as the premium drinks maker reported a 35% jump in first half core earnings on the back of strong sales ...
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