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London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 1% at 7,445. 79 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
RBC Capital Markets cut its price target on shares of Travis Perkins on Thursday following the company’s first-half results earlier in the week.
The Bank of England announced its biggest rate hike on Thursday since 1995 in the face of surging inflation, as it warned of a long recession.
London stocks were still a touch higher by midday on Thursday after the Bank of England announced its biggest rate hike since 1995 as it looks to tackle surging inflation.
Petrofac said on Thursday that its consortium with Genie Civil et Batiment (GCB) has been provisionally awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Sonatrach for the Tinrhert EPC2 Development Project in Algeria.
Activity in the UK construction sector contracted in July, falling at its sharpest pace in more than two years, according to a survey released on Thursday.
Mears upgraded its full-year outlook on Thursday following a "strong" first-half performance.
Australian bus group Kinetic and Spanish infrastructure specialist Globalvia have lifted their takeover offer for London-listed transport operator Go-Ahead by £22m.
Spirent Communications posted a rise in first-half profit and revenue on Thursday as it hailed a record order book and a strong performance across all of its end markets.
London stocks were steady in early trade on Thursday as investors refrained from making any big bets either way ahead of the latest policy announcement from the Bank of England.
German factory orders fell less than expected in June, according to figures released on Thursday by Destatis.
Outsourcer Serco lifted its full-year guidance slightly on Thursday to reflect trading in May and June, as it said strong growth across the business had offset the wind-down of the Test & Trace business.
Meggitt posted a jump in first-half profit and revenue on Thursday as it said the recovery in civil aerospace continues.
Engine maker Rolls-Royce reported a drop in first-half underlying operating profit on Thursday but backed its full-year guidance amid expectations of an improvement in the civil aerospace division.
Hospital group Mediclinic has agreed to be bought by a consortium led by South Africa’s Remgro for around £3. 7bn.
London stocks were set for a steady open on Thursday as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the Bank of England.
Almost 6 million UK households are struggling to pay their mobile, landline and broadband bills, with the cost of living squeeze forcing many to cut back on essentials such as food and clothes, cancel or change a service, or miss payments to stay connected. A report from the consumer group Which? estimates that 5. 7 million households have experienced at least one “affordability issue” in April, as cash-strapped homes struggle to cope with soaring bills and other costs.