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FTSE closes to its biggest loss since financial crisis as recovery rally runs out of steam

London stock markets chalked-up the worst weekly performance since the 2008 financial crisis despite clawing back a fraction of lost territory in Friday trading as earlier strength flagged. The benchmark FTSE 100 index closed 2.5% up at 5,366.11 on Friday, cementing a near 18% weekly loss, the biggest since a 21% drop in October 2008. That slump made it the third week running of heavy declines as ...

Morrisons tops FTSE 100 leader board despite lean Christmas, but Aston Martin plunges on warning

As the supermarket Christmas trading reporting season kicked off investors seem pretty relieved by Tuesday’s Morrisons’ (MRW) update. Buyers sent the stock soaring 3% and to the head of the FTSE 100 leader board at 198.35p on Tuesday, while there was a none too surprising profit warning from luxury car maker Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) to digest. The supermarket chain is the first of the ...

Market report: Ted Baker plunges on overstated inventory, Harry Potter publisher up as it enters China

The FTSE 100 got off to a strong start on Monday following better than expected manufacturing data coming out of China. The Caixin/Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index showed a reading of 51.8 in November, up from 51.7 the previous month and the fastest expansion since December 2016. Anything above 50 signals expansion, and anything less than 50 signals contraction in the ...

Burberry tops FTSE 100 on profits jump but market remains dogged by trade war and Brexit worries

Luxury brand Burberry (BRBY) shot to the top of the FTSE 100 leader board on Thursday after reporting a rise in half year profit as new collections boosted sales. Shares in the company rallied close to 7% in early trading to £22.02 as the £9bn business delivered an 11% hike in pre-tax profit to £193m for the 26 weeks ended 28 September, although the UK fashion brand said it expected a ...
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