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FTSE finishes higher despite US election uncertainty, Marks & Spencer rallies on ‘robust’ first half

London’s blue chip benchmark ended Wednesday’s session in positive territory despite the result of the US election hanging in the balance, with postal ballots still being counted. A change at the White House is still on the cards, despite Donald Trump’s victory claim, but not before a possible wave of recounts and legal spats. Today’s gains also reflected the fact that a Joe Biden ...

Market report: Tesco gains on Asian interest while Tullow crashes on lowered guidance

UK stocks trod water at the opening following gains overnight in Asia and in Friday’s trading in New York. After finishing up more than 100 points or 1.4% on Friday, the FTSE 100 index of leading stocks slipped 0.1% to 7,230. The week ahead sees the UK hold its third election in four years as well as interest rate decisions from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the US Federal Reserve ...

Market report: Takeovers enliven Friday trade as Provident and Dairy Crest accept bids, Metro Bank wins £120m competition cash

Investors have a couple of interesting takeovers to concentrate on in early trade on Friday as lender Provident Financial (PFG) and Cathedral City cheese maker Dairy Crest (DCG) recommend bids to shareholders. Provident, the £1.3bn business behind Vanquis credit cards, accepts a £1.3bn offer tabled subprime lending peer Non-Standard Finance (NSF). Interestingly, NSF was founded in 2014 by ...

Shares in GoCompare and Moneysupermarket hit by Amazon insurance comparison site threat

Reports that Amazon could enter the insurance price comparison market have spooked investors in three UK-listed companies active in this space. Shares in GoCompare (GOCO), Moneysupermarket (MONY) and Confused.com owner Admiral (ADM) fell hard at the UK market open in response, although their losses have since been pared back. GoCompare initially slumped by nearly 10% but the losses have ...
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