Eurozone inflation slowed much more than expected in November, according to figures released Thursday by Eurostat, raising hopes that the European Central Bank (ECB) may move to cut interest rates sooner than predicted.
China’s manufacturing sector continued to falter in November, official data showed on Thursday, despite government support.
JPMorgan Cazenove upgraded NatWest on Thursday to ‘overweight’ from ‘neutral’ and lifted the price target to 280p from 230p as it took a look at European banks.
Shares in Auction Technology Group were well below the waterline on Thursday morning, falling below their IPO price, as its pre-tax profit fell amid increasing finance costs.
Dr Martens warned on profits on Thursday as it said the Autumn/Winter season has been hit by warm weather and weaker traffic, sending shares in the iconic bootmaker tumbling.
London stocks nudged a touch lower in early trade on Thursday as investors eyed eurozone and US inflation data.
European stocks edged higher on Thursday morning, though gains were limited ahead of some much-anticipated inflation data from the eurozone and US later in the session.
Shares in Mitchells & Butlers dropped on Thursday after the restaurants, pubs and bars group reported a big drop in annual profits on the back of significant cost headwinds and property valuation movements, which outweighed strong sales growth over the year.
Luxury handbag maker Mulberry reported a widening of its half-year losses on Thursday as it pointed to additional investments and costs to support business growth.
Metro Bank said on Thursday that it plans to axe around 20% of its staff and is reviewing its policy of keeping branches open seven days a week as it looks to save around £50m a year.
Retail sales in Germany rose much more than expected in October, according to figures out Thursday by Destatis, the federal statistics office.
Abertura de Londres O FTSE 100 deverá abrir 14 pontos a mais na quinta-feira, tendo fechado em queda de 0% na quarta-feira, em 43. 7,423.
London stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday as investors eyed eurozone and US inflation data.
Vending machine operator Me Group International said it expects to deliver annual revenues below guidance despite a record financial performance for the year.
More than a quarter of adults in the UK will use buy now, pay later to help with festive spending, research suggests, with the proportion rising to more than half of parents with young children. The survey for Citizens Advice also found 11% of respondents used such credit schemes to pay for groceries, a proportion that rose to 35% for regular BNPL users. – Guardian.