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Market report: Broker support boosts Marks & Spencer, Phoenix rises on ReAssure deal

London’s FTSE firmed 59.1 points to 7,197 as the week drew to a close, with consumer-facing stocks back in fashion. JD Sports Fashion (JD.), Whitbread (WTB), Kingfisher (KGF) and Next (NXT) all featured in the blue chip index’s top 10 risers. Despite ongoing political uncertainty, early indications suggest that Black Friday was good for retailers, implying that consumers might have become ...

Market report: Slow start for UK stocks as Royal Mail fights strike threat and Games Workshop jumps

UK share dealing gets off to a slow start on a typically quiet Friday morning session with investor attention elsewhere. At the start of share trading the benchmark FTSE 100 is down roughly 25 points at 7,382.04, led by miners Evraz (EVR) and Anglo American (AAL), both off by around 3% at 373.7p and £20.495 respectively. British American Tobacco (BATS) tops the FTSE 100 leader board on ...

Third UK software play set to gate crash FTSE 100 index in latest reshuffle

The UK software sector’s FTSE 100 membership is about to jump by 50% presuming indicative changes are confirmed at the end of today’s stock market trading. Computer-aided design software supplier AVEVA (AVV) is one of two new entrants to the UK’s blue-chip index (insurer Phoenix Group (PHNX) is the other). The pair will replace gaming firm GVC (GVC) and Wood Group (WG.), the oil services ...

Standard Life Aberdeen sells life insurance business to focus on asset management

Europe’s second largest asset manager Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) is selling its life insurance business to Phoenix (PHNX) so it can focus on managing money. The £11bn merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management went live on 14 August last year, creating a behemoth with £679bn of assets under management (AUM). However, the recent announcement of the termination of Aberdeen’s ...
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