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Market report: FTSE 100 plunges to two-year low on US slowdown fears, DS Smith continues slide

UK stocks fall in line with continental Europe and US index futures as worries over the strength of the US economy begin to weigh on sentiment. In early trade the FTSE 100 index gives up almost 2% to 6,792.10, a new two-year low, while the FTSE 250 gives up 1.5% to a low for the year of 17,995 points. Tomorrow sees the release of three closely-watched indicators of the health of the US economy ...

Market report: WPP growth slump shows scale of job for new boss, DS Smith and Redrow upbeat

Shares in the world's biggest advertising agency WPP (WPP) plunge more than 7% to £11.88 in early trade on Tuesday, heading the FTSE 100 loser board, after posting lower revenues in its first half results. The group, which confirmed Mark Read as its new chief executive yesterday, also raised its sales expectations for the full year, not that investors are giving it much credit for doing ...

Market report: National Grid probe, Halfords hit by profits slide but Cranswick rallies

Mining companies act as a drag on early deals on London’s stock market on Tuesday capping gains for a record-setting FTSE 100. The UK’s blue-chip index closed at 7,853.17 on Monday. In early trades on Tuesday the index is limited to single-digit progress, nudging the FTSE 100 to 7,860.62. There’s also shock news that energy watchdog Ofgem has opened an investigation into National Grid's ...

All change: How new management can be good for companies and their share price

One of the key ingredients in the success or failure of a company is the quality of its management. When change at the top of a struggling company occurs, it can often act as a catalyst for an underperforming business and trigger a share price boost. Evaluating the skill sets of boardroom leaders is no easy feat, yet there are CEOs out there with proven pedigree in turning companies around or ...

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 ...

Market report: UK software firm AVEVA to payout £100m as it seals £3bn Schneider merger

British engineering software company AVEVA (AVV) has agreed a merger deal with long-run suitor Schneider Electric of France. The deal, worth in excess of £3bn, will create one Britain’s biggest software businesses and, importantly, will remain listed on the London stock market. This move for predicted by Shares back in November 2016 as a likely outcome following the departure of ...
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