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Market report: Santa rally fails to appear as investors put optimism on hold for Christmas, Playtech hit by new gaming taxes

UK markets continue their losing run in a predictably quiet final trading session before the holiday. The FTSE 100 index loses around 40 points in a truncated Christmas Eve session that will close for the Christmas break at 1pm when the London Stock Exchange shuts down. That leaves the blue-chip index at 6,681.07 as investors struggle to shake-off a multitude of concerns for the weeks and ...

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 ...
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