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FTSE underwhelms at lunchtime as heavyweights drift but US equities called higher

Equities in London went into Wednesday afternoon in largely negative territory, though peers in Europe were in the green and equities in New York are called higher.Nonetheless, there was still some trepidation in the air ahead of a US inflation reading on Friday.Some of the FTSE 100?s heavyweights weighed on the index. Shell and BP fell 1.3% and 1.5% as Brent prices fell. HSBC lost 1.7% after Barc

London markets take breather after busy week for results; FTSE 100 flat at lunchtime

Stocks in London were mixed at midday on Friday, after a busy earnings week and data showing an annual decline in UK house sales for June.The FTSE 100 index was up 4.58 points, 0.1%, at 7,697.34. The FTSE 250 was down 130.44 points, 0.7%, at 19,142.93, and the AIM All-Share was down 2.67 points, 0.4%, at 766.62.The Cboe UK 100 was down marginally at 767.84, the Cboe UK 250 was down 0.8% at 16,804.

Vanquis Banking shares have lost almost 20% in six weeks and could face FTSE 250 relegation

Rising interest rates are normally good for banks so investors may be puzzled why FTSE 250 lender Vanquis Banking (VANQ) has plunged nearly 20% in six weeks to 183.6p, putting the company firmly in relegation territory from the mid-cap index.The business, previously called Provident Financial, is trying to change its spots, shifting away from higher-risk, poor credit borrowers to a more mainstream

Market report: Trade deal occupies investor minds while Quiz adds to retail gloom

UK stock markets stayed virtually flat at the start of a relatively quiet Wednesday with investors having relatively thin corporate news to provide direction and eyes firmly being fixed on the imminent signing of an initial US-China trade deal.US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said tariffs on Chinese goods would not be repealed until the completion of a Phase 2 agreement, planting some doubt in

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 John va
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