Daily market update


Hong Kong tensions hit stocks, B&M sales surge through lockdown

“What was shaping up as a pretty sweet week for the markets ended on a sour note as the FTSE 100 slumped on Friday morning,”...

Fri, 29/05/2020 - 10:08


easyJet prepares for take-off, and Daily Mail & General Trust ups dividend

“The market mood matched the sunny weather on Thursday with investors determinedly focusing on the positives as the FTSE 100 built on its gains for...

Thu, 28/05/2020 - 10:41


Stocks continue to push forward and British Land faces office conundrum

“More people are returning to work, a greater number of shops are preparing to reopen and society has quickly become accustomed to social distancing measures....

Wed, 27/05/2020 - 10:32


Lockdown exit hopes propel stocks higher

“The markets reacted like a coiled spring on Tuesday as the loosening of lockdown conditions in the UK and rest of the world, as well...

Tue, 26/05/2020 - 10:24


Trio of China issues sparks new global markets sell-off and United Utilities sets the stage for dividend review

“Global markets took a dive after China withdrew its GDP growth target, heightened tensions between the US and the Asian country, and Beijing planning to...

Fri, 22/05/2020 - 10:08


Airlines buck wider market sell-offs, Whitbread goes cap in hand to shareholders and Pets at Home warns on profit

“A strong showing on Wall Street last night failed to provide a tailwind for equities on Thursday as markets across most of Asia and Europe...

Thu, 21/05/2020 - 10:51


Rolls-Royce to cut jobs and focus more on defence market, and Marks & Spencer readies next stage in turnaround plan

“After a flurry of optimism in recent sessions, investors were struggling to keep their hopes up about a rapid return to normal life,” says Russ...

Wed, 20/05/2020 - 11:02


Imperial Brands cuts dividend by a third and Compass taps shareholders for £2bn

“The FTSE 100 was firmly above 6,000 on Tuesday as a combination of lockdown easing, vaccine progress and central bank support helped give equities a...

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 10:07


Federal Reserve chair’s comments and lockdown easing lift stocks

“A large market rally has been fuelled by positive data on death and infection rates in countries which are easing lockdown conditions, helping alleviate some...

Mon, 18/05/2020 - 09:34


Mark Barnett leaves Invesco

“News that Mark Barnett has left Invesco will perhaps come as little surprise after the last couple years with performance suffering and questions being asked...

Fri, 15/05/2020 - 13:44


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