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|Thursday’s UK 100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|GVC HOLDINGS PLC||866.8||3.3%|
|COMPASS GROUP PLC||1,293.0||3.2%|
|POLYMETAL INTERNATIONAL PLC||1,991.0||2.3%|
|Thursday’s UK 100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS||186.0||-4.6%|
|DS SMITH PLC||280.3||-3.3%|
|BRITISH LAND CO PLC||342.4||-3.3%|
|SAINSBURY (J) PLC||187.9||-2.0%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 YEAR|
|UK 100 INDEX||6,003||-0.2%||-17.4%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||27,607||-1.2%||2.6%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||5,909||0.5%||-11.0%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||37.21||-2.21%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||40.02||-1.89%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,950||0.2%|
UK 100 called to open flat this morning at 6002. Calls for a flat open come after Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Friday, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 index up 0.6% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index ahead 0.4%. US Stocks however seesawed on Thursday during the session, giving up early gains to close lower, across the board, The Dow Jones dropped by 405.89 points, or 1.45%, to close the day at 27,534.58. The S&P also slid, 1.8% to 3,339.19. While the Nasdaq Completed the all red day stateside and closed 1.99% lower at 10,919.59. Stocks were under pressure as a resumption of the tech sell off drove markets lower, Apple shares fell 3% after rising as much as 2.7%. Tesla, which was up more than 8% at one point, ended the day up only slightly. Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Alphabet and Microsoft also fell.
Ashmore reported a drop in Assets Under Management (AUM) hit by coronavirus-driven selloff in the markets this year, although FY earnings still rose on cost controls. Its AUM fell 9% to $83.6bn, while adjusted earnings climbed to £222.5m (2019: £201.8m).
Ferrexpo announces a further special interim dividend of 6.6 US cents per share.
Provident Financial CEO Malcolm Le May will take a short leave of absence from late September 2020.
Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques will step down from his role in the wake of mounting dissatisfaction over the findings of an internal review into how the miner legally destroyed historically significant Aboriginal rock shelters.
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