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Market report: Bank reporting season continues to disappoint with Barclays latest to post profit performance

UK banking group Barclays (BARC) has reported a loss of £236m in its first quarter to the end of March as regulator fines again drag on performance. Last month the bank agreed to pay $2bn to settle a lawsuit by the US government. Today's loss reflects that massive charge. Stripping away those penalty effects, Barclays reported a slight increase in profits to £1.7bn, although much like its ...

Pubs, gaming firms and gold miners among handful to survive the stock market sell-off

Pubs, gaming firms and gold miners are among the handful of UK-quoted companies largely escaping Tuesday's stock market sell-off. Gold prices rose 0.7% at $1,342 per ounce on Tuesday. Gold is typically seen as a ‘safe haven’ during geopolitical crises or stock market crashes so it comes as little surprise that investors are today turning to the metal. Today's increase in the gold price ...
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