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Market report: Mark-down for Next, Charles Taylor surges on £261m takeover

Having opened lower, London’s FTSE 100 edged 15.1 points higher to 7,329.1 on Thursday as tension mounted ahead of the Bank of England’s latest interest rate decision and after last night’s rate cut by the US Federal Reserve left investors confused. While the cut was widely expected, the market doesn’t know what to make of split views in the Fed as policymakers in the committee failed to ...

Market report: Babcock takeover rebuffed, Kier rethinks strategy as airlines come under Lufthansa pressure

UK investors begin the week with takeover talk to digest after defence contractor Babcock (BAB) admits it turned down approaches of a tie-up from outsourcing peer Serco (SRP). There is also a strategy overhaul reported by troubled construction firm Kier (KIE) and a profit warning from German airline Lufthansa to mull, the latter hurting UK listed airlines that have been struggling with rising ...

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: trade talks progress, IWG strikes Japan deal and Rio Tinto plans extra investment

Increasing hopes that the US and China will finally put their long-running trade dispute behind them gives investors a welcome lift as we begin a new trading week, but the ongoing lack of corporate news continues to act as a brake on hubris in the UK. In early deals the FTSE 100 remains largely directionless, drifting six points lower to 7,431.01, although FTSE 250 mid-caps are doing better, up ...

Market report: Kingfisher’s wings clipped as CEO shown the door, TI Fluid Systems accelerates on profits surge

London’s FTSE 100 cheapens 3.6 points to 7,320.4 early on, ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision and amid chatter that top US trade officials will head to China next week for new trade talks. Home improvement giant Kingfisher (KGF) cheapens 1.3% to 242.1p on the news chief executive officer (CEO) Véronique Laury is downing tools having struggled to turn around the DIY ...

Market report: ASOS and Ocado enjoy contrasting fortunes, Ferrexpo slides on results delay

The markets seem to be taking the latest Brexit chaos in their stride, familiarity breeding contempt perhaps, with sterling settling after yesterday’s volatility and the FTSE 100 advancing 0.4% to 7,329.01. Online grocery retailer Ocado (OCDO) gains 2.9%, despite confirming that a fire at its Andover robotic warehouse in Hampshire last month had slowed revenue growth to 11.2% in its fiscal ...

Market report: Investors get the ‘fever’ again as Fevertree storms back in otherwise muted market

London shares open on a subdued note in early trade on Thursday as investors await the latest EU-wide interest rate decision from the European Central Bank at midday. While little is anticipated to have changed in terms of guidance market watchers are hopeful that the language used will be of an increasingly optimistic hue, with economic risk moving a little more to the downside. But this ...
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