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Market report: Ferguson firms on demerger plan, investors lose appetite for Restaurant Group

London’s FTSE 100 shed 9.1 points to trade at 7,273 on Tuesday as political uncertainty caused sterling to drop below $1.20 for the first time since 2017. This weighed on the UK-focused FTSE 250, dragging it back by 26 points to 19,456 and is also bad news for UK domestic FTSE 100 stocks including the housebuilders, supermarkets and various banks. Plumbing and heating products distributor ...

Market report: GardaWorld walks away from G4S, Domino's down on overseas disappointment

US President Donald Trump’s latest trade war tariff threat weighs on sentiment on Tuesday, with the FTSE 100 cheapening 17.4 points to 7, 363.2. However, weakness among banks and utilities is being softened by strength among pharma and mining stocks and investors are perhaps taking some comfort in the news that China’s vice-premier Liu He will travel to the US for another round of trade talks ...

Market report: Reckitt beats forecasts, McColl's looks to move on from dreadful year

The FTSE 100 starts the week on the back foot although it is still holding on to a position north of 7,200, down 0.37% at 7,210.16 in early trading. An uptick in the pound contributing to the weaker open. Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser (RB.) reports a 65% drop in annual profit owing to one-off gains and expenses but underlying earnings are up as the company hit the top end of its sales ...

Have you missed the boat on these rising stars or is there still time to climb aboard?

A highly successful, yet unnamed, fund manager, is quoted in full year results (24 Jul) from flooring star turn Victoria (VCP:AIM) as delivering the following pearl of markets-related wisdom: ‘[Investment is] not a well-behaved machine that cranks out returns to owners of all equities...Instead quite extraordinary returns flow from a tiny fraction of the companies in existence.’ This is ...
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