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London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 5% at 20,938. 78 in afternoon trade on Monday.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 4% at 6,598. 36 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Footfall across the UK rose last week despite the lockdown and pent-up demand should underpin footfall at non-essential stores once they reopen, according to data released on Monday by retail analysts Springboard.
Canadian security services firm GardaWorld said on Monday that it will not raise its offer for G4S as it is not prepared to overpay, clearing the path for Allied Universal to buy its London-listed rival.
Speciality cake maker Finsbury Food posted a drop in interim profit on Monday as revenues were dented by the Covid-19 pandemic.
London stocks were still in the red by midday on Monday amid worries about rising inflation, as investors awaited further details of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown, much of which was leaked overnight.
German business sentiment improved in February despite the Covid-19 lockdown, according to a survey released on Monday by the Ifo Institute.
JPMorgan Cazenove upgraded its stance on shares of miner Glencore on Monday to ‘overweight’ from ‘neutral’ and lifted the price target to 350p from 280p.
London stocks fell in early trade on Monday as investors awaited details on the government's roadmap out of lockdown.
Saga, which specialises in products for the over-50s, is reportedly in talks about a £170m debt package as it looks to weather the coronavirus pandemic.
London stocks were set to fall at the open on Monday, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson due to outline the government’s lockdown exit strategy later in the day.
Orders for new aircraft all but dried up in January as the airline industry continued to be buffeted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Just four commercial aircraft orders were placed last month, according to ADS, the UK trade organisation. That’s the worst January on record for orders, down from 296 in January 2020. - Guardian.