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London stocks rose in early trade on Monday, taking their cue from a positive session in Asia as investors welcomed signs that new coronavirus cases and deaths are slowing.
Invesco and its former star fund manager Mark Barnett have been sacked by Perpetual Income & Growth Investment Trust after a long period of poor results.
Instrumentation and controls supplier Spectris pulled its guidance for 2020 and implemented pay cuts as it felt the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on orders and sales.
The UK construction sector suffered its worst contraction in March since April 2009 as the coronavirus pandemic took its toll, according to data released on Monday.
Sports betting and gaming company GVC Holdings updated the market on Monday, providing further detail on the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and the mitigating wat was taking.
Stobart Group updated the market on the measures it has taken to date in response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on Monday, confirming that it had frozen all capital expenditure spend other than where it was considered critical for safety reasons.
Oil prices fell by about 1% on European exchanges but pared back earlier losses as markets reacted to Opec's cancellation of a meeting with Russia about potential production cuts.