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Market report: Melrose flies on aerospace sales while Boohoo struts its stuff

The FTSE 100 opens marginally lower at 7,304 on Thursday after the Prime Minister was boxed in by Parliament overnight. MPs from both sides blocked both a no-deal Brexit and a call for a snap election. In addition a number of stocks are trading ex-dividend today, dragging on the index. After the close last night FTSE Russell announced its quarterly index review, making three changes to the FTSE ...

Glencore earnings crash as cobalt and copper price pressure adds to self-inflected troubles

Half year earnings from the world’s largest miner Glencore (GLEN) fell by a third as the slowing global economy led to demand drying up for raw materials. Prices for cobalt and copper have both come under pressure, although the group has also struggled with operational problems. Cobalt is used in alloys that protect parts against corrosion, while copper is used extensively in electrical ...

Market report: Glencore hit by falling metal prices, outflows dog Standard Life Aberdeen

A seeming dialling down in the aggressive rhetoric between the US and China and the latter’s move to stabilise its currency helped restore some calm to the markets with the FTSE 100 trading 0.3% higher at 7.192.96 in early trading. Miner and commodities trader Glencore (GLEN) slips 1.9% to 226.95 after announcing that its half-yearly earnings fell by nearly a third, amid lower copper and ...

Market report: Brexit frustration and dividends drag on UK markets, while WH Smith profits fail to inspire

UK stocks are in modest decline in early trade on Thursday as investors come to terms with the can being kicked down the road again on a Brexit outcome following last night’s extension to the end of October. Many businesses may be breathing a sigh of relief at a possible side-stepping of a more draconian deal. Travel stocks are certainly leading the charge, with budget airline EasyJet ...

Market report: Sainsbury’s slumps on CMA slap-down as investors laud Lloyds’ £4bn capital return

London’s FTSE 100 firms 18.7 points to trade at 7,197.8 on Wednesday, boosted by share price gains from the banking and mining sectors, while markets across mainland Europe and Asia also take a step forward. Supermarket J Sainsbury (SBRY) slumps 15.3% to 244p as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says its planned £7.3bn takeover of Walmart-owned Asda could push up prices and reduce ...

Market report: Miners take the lead while LSE splashes out and retailers revel in pricing news

UK stocks are on the front foot this morning with the FTSE 100 index up 1.3% to 6,833 points led by mining stocks ahead of the resumption of US-China trade talks. Evraz (EVR) adds 1.6% to 487p, Glencore (GLEN) adds 1.9% to 303p, Anglo American (AAL) adds 2.3% to £18.93 and Rio Tinto (RIO) is out front up 3% to £41.98. Company news is thin on the ground with London Stock Exchange (LSE) the ...

Market report: FTSE 100 slips on weak Asian markets but energy stocks keep mid-caps bubbling

UK stocks start the year on the back foot with the FTSE 100 index falling 1.6% or 106 points to 6,622 giving up almost all of its post-Christmas gains. Every sector except Tobacco is in the red this morning with Banks, Industrial Engineers, Miners and Oils providing the biggest drag on the index. Best-performing stocks in the FTSE 100 are Imperial Brands (IMB) and retailers Next (NXT) and ...

Market report: Next basks in glow of summer sales boom, Card Factory weak, CMC warns

UK fashion retailer Next (NXT) has lifted its full year profit forecast by £10m to £727m after it saying that trading in August was better than expected. Shares in the FTSE 100 high street operator shot to the top of the FTSE 100 leader board in early trade on Tuesday after the company revealed ‘we did not experience any material loss of sales in August or early September.’ The shares ...
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