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Market Report: UK stocks weaker after Asian sell-off, investors regain appetite for Greggs

UK stocks started the week lower after Asian markets sank as protests in Hong Kong and ongoing uncertainty over a US-China trade deal cast a shadow over trading. China’s Shanghai Composite index fell 0.5% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 0.6%. At 8.30am the FTSE 100 was down by 0.5% to 7,319 with banks, industrials, metals, mining and oil equipment holding the index back while the ...

Market report: Kier crumbles on profit warning, KCOM climbs after receiving ‘superior’ offer

London’s FTSE 100 weakens a further 73 points to 7,089 on Monday as the exchange of trade threats between Washington and Beijing stirs fears of a recession and German chipmaker Infineon’s deal to buy US peer Cypress Semiconductors weighs on the technology sector. Construction and infrastructure firm Kier (KIE) crumbles 29.4% to 196.4p on a warning full year 2019 underlying operating profit ...

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 ...

Market report: Bear raids, tobacco ban talk, plus Garfunkel’s owner taps market for Wagamama cash

Cigarettes giant British American Tobacco (BATS) heads the FTSE 100 lower board on Monday following newspaper reports that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to ban menthol cigarettes. The story emerged from the Wall Street Journal over the weekend and it has got investors in BAT worried, with shares in the group slumping 9% in early trade to £31.07. BAT owns Newport, which is the ...

The guru playbook: How to apply the same strategies as Warren Buffett and other famous investors 

Many investors are fascinated by how certain investors got to be so famous, searching for the special formula that made the likes of Warren Buffett and Philip Fisher so rich. Well now’s your chance to mimic their approach and apply their proven methodology to today’s market. We show you two ways to deploy their process. The first uses stock screeners built using Stockopedia’s ...

Dignity resurrected as deaths soar and more people opt for premium funerals than expected

Embattled funerals services group Dignity (DTY) now believes full year results will be ahead of previously downgraded expectations following a positive start to 2018, sending its share price soaring by nearly 18% to £10.96. The company says price cuts are helping it to fight back against fresh competition. The Sutton Coldfield-headquartered firm not only flags year-on-year sales ...
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