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Market report: Bear raids, tobacco ban talk, plus Garfunkel’s owner taps market for Wagamama cash

Cigarettes giant British American Tobacco (BATS) heads the FTSE 100 lower board on Monday following newspaper reports that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to ban menthol cigarettes. The story emerged from the Wall Street Journal over the weekend and it has got investors in BAT worried, with shares in the group slumping 9% in early trade to £31.07. BAT owns Newport, which is the ...

Better apart: Why company break-ups can release hidden value and benefit shareholders

Demergers are back in fashion with five companies in the FTSE 350 index each preparing to split into two separately-listed entities. Another one has just completed its split and there are rumours that a further FTSE 350 stock could spin off one of its businesses. Unbundled companies often flourish because they have the freedom to be more entrepreneurial and not be part of a larger company where ...

Market report: Ryanair flags higher costs, hard Brexit impact as FTSE builds on record

After a disappointing day on Friday, the FTSE 100 is building on the record high set last week, up 0.6% to 7,823.96. The weekend saw some progress on trade talks between the US and China. Ryanair (RYA) posts a 10% increase in annual profit after it carries more passengers and fills a greater proportion of seats on each flight. The budget carrier, however, says it expects profit to fall in ...
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