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Morning Editorial: Into the breach (with Dixons)

FTSE 100 Index called to open flat at 7700, trading around the midline of a 3-week sideways channel. At present testing 7690 for support after the latest reversal from the

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Crest Nicholson: A costly mistake

Shares in housebuilder Crest Nicholson were -7% as the company came out with a miserable H1 report that pointed to ballooning costs and flat pricing structure as a source of

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Morning Editorial: Summit historic just happened

FTSE 100 Index called to open +30pts at 7765, again testing the ceiling of a 3-week sideways channel, with potential for a breakout to allow another rally back towards the

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FTSE not getting off Trump’s Wild Ride

The FTSE has made a strong start for the week, with bullishness back in vogue in spite of a geopolitical dust-up at the weekend’s G7 Summit in Canada. Investors appear to

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NMC – JV? Health? Check!

Shares in NMC Health are almost 5% to the good, leading the FTSE100 blue-chip index, after announcing the formation of a joint venture (in which it will have a majority

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Morning Editorial: G7 trades diplomacy for insults

FTSE 100 Index called to open +25pts at 7705, back at the mid-point of a 2-week 7640-7770 range in which it continues to consolidate after its retreat from May’s new

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FTSE100 Focus: Trade-on or Trade-off?

The FTSE, along with other major indices, is on the back foot into the weekend, with the usual help from positive China trade data (exports and imports stronger than expected), and

Analysis , News , Shares

BT: Was it the man or the plan?

BT shares back to flat (they were +3% leading the FTSE), albeit still outperforming an otherwise mild risk-off session for the index into the weekend. Shareholders delivering a tepid welcome

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BT hangs up on Gav

FTSE 100 Index called to open -40pts at 7665, testing recent support which could open the door for a retrace to late May lows. Bulls need a break above 7693

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Mitie Group: Mighty Morphin Services Firm

Shares in Mitie Group were +5%, as the facilities management company reported that it narrowed its pre-tax loss by 58% (51% from continuing operations) as the costs of the year-old