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Market report: Ted Baker plunges on overstated inventory, Harry Potter publisher up as it enters China

The FTSE 100 got off to a strong start on Monday following better than expected manufacturing data coming out of China. The Caixin/Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index showed a reading of 51.8 in November, up from 51.7 the previous month and the fastest expansion since December 2016. Anything above 50 signals expansion, and anything less than 50 signals contraction in the ...

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: Investors hang up on BT, Fuller’s falls flat on profit warning

London’s FTSE 100 firmed 18.3 points to 7,311 on Friday as investors latched onto White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow’s comment that current US/China negotiations are ‘very constructive’. This was enough to drive stock markets up across the UK, mainland Europe and most of Asia. Miners Rio Tinto (RIO), Glencore (GLEN) and Anglo American (AAL) led the charge on the FTSE, supported ...

UK small caps at bargain levels, claims Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies' experts

UK small cap companies are dead cheap, claim managers of the popular Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust (IPU). ‘Equity valuations within the smaller companies sector are well below their 20 year average and we believe there is potential to make money even in this highly uncertain environment’, insisted Jonathan Brown and Robin West, joint fund managers of the Invesco ...

Harry Nimmo's small cap trust in year of two halves, but performance should be judged over the longer term

Last year was very much one of two halves for the Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust (SLS). Managed by highly-rated stock picker Harry Nimmo, the investment trust aims to put money to work with lower risk, UK-quoted smaller companies, ones operating in growing markets where business momentum is ‘positive, predictable and improving’. Last year to 30 June the investment trust ...

Market Report: UK shares surge following US-China trade truce, Future shares soar

Shares get off to a flying at the start of the third quarter, with Asia and Europe sharply higher today after US and China agree to resume trade talks. Donald Trump offers to put a break on new tariffs and eases restrictions on tech company Huawei. The UK is strong across the board, with house builders up 2.6% and industrials up 1.8%. Oil majors are strong gaining 2% as crude prices gain after ...

Market report: Amazon-backed Deliveroo threat for Just Eat, EasyJet rallies and Metro Bank pulls off cash call lifeline

After a week dominated by ongoing tariff talks between the US and China and their impact on global trade, Brexit worries have again resurfaced to drag on UK investor sentiment. The UK's benchmark gets off to a shaky start to early trading on Friday, declining around 16 points to 7,337, but the market mood is not being helped by new emerging threats to FTSE 100 food delivery business Just Eat ...
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