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London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 7% at 19,772. 28 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 3% at 7,328. 48 in afternoon trade on Thursday amid an avalanche of corporate news.
Car dealership Inchcape posted a rise in first-half profit and revenue on Thursday as it announced the acquisition of Latin American automotive distributor Derco for £1. 3bn.
JetBlue Airways said on Thursday that it has agreed to buy Spirit Airlines in a $3. 8bn deal.
London stocks were just below the flat line by midday on Thursday as investors mulled a less hawkish stance from the US Federal Reserve and picked their way through more corporate news than you can shake a stick at.
Economic sentiment in the eurozone tumbled in July as the Ukraine conflict and surging inflation took their toll.
Estate agency Foxtons said on Thursday that interim profits and revenue rose thanks in part to strength in the lettings division.
Recruitment company FDM Group posted a jump in interim profit and revenue on Thursday amid high demand.
London stocks were a little weaker in early trade on Thursday, unable to hold on to opening gains despite a less hawkish stance from the US Federal Reserve, amid a barrage of corporate news.
DiscoverIE said on Thursday that the strong sales growth reported last financial year continued in the first quarter, with underlying earnings ahead of the board’s expectations.
CMC Markets shares tumbled on Thursday after the online trading platform said operating costs were set to be higher than initially expected.
Molten metal flow engineer Vesuvius lifted its full-year outlook on Thursday as it reported a rise in first-half profit and revenue thanks to higher selling prices and market share gains.
Anglo American cut its interim dividend on Thursday as the miner posted a drop in earnings and revenue amid lower production and higher costs.
Pest control and hygiene services company Rentokil Initial posted a rise in interim profit and revenue on Thursday, with broad-based growth across its categories.
Drinks maker Diageo reported a jump in full-year sales on Thursday thanks to "resilient" demand and price increases.
BT Group backed its full-year outlook on Thursday as it posted an uptick in first-quarter revenue after it lifted prices, but a decline in pre-tax profit.
London stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday as investors welcome a less hawkish stance from the US Federal Reserve.
Britain’s exporters have seen their overseas trade stagnate over the past year despite strong growth in domestic demand for their products and booming export markets, according to a survey. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said that a survey of 2,600 exporters found a quarter had suffered a fall in exports and another 46% reported no change. – Guardian.