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A tweet from RTE Europe Editor Tony Connelly regarding Brexit…
After a fairly quiet day, European Indices have closed lower…
FTSE 100 -0.45%
STOXX 50 +0.00%
IBEX 35 -0.73%
CAC 40 -0.08%
Shares of Boohoo Group PLC (LON: BOO) surged 3.27% today after the company appointed Sir Brian Leveson PC to provide independent oversight of the Group’s Agenda for Change programme.
Hammerson shares are down 3.74% today at 463p. It was reported this week that Hammerson could rejoin the FTSE 250 index of mid-cap stocks, but there hasn’t been any stock-specific news regarding today’s fall.
Last week the company’s shares plunged 10.8% after the company issued guidelines clarifying the payment of its 2020 interim dividend to shareholders with the option of an Enhanced Scrip Dividend Alternative.
Shares of Aviva PLC (LON: AV.) are trading over 2% in the red today after the insurance firm said it will cut the dividend by a third in order to achieve higher sustainability.
Actual Experience +20%: The company released a channel partner update confirming a new purchase order from a leading global energy supplier. The order is described as a “significant milestone for the company.”
Chesterfield Resources +17.95%: Chesterfield announce that Polymetal International has agreed to invest £2.1 million in the company for a 22.5% stake.
Norman Broadbent +17.50%: Norman announces the company has a £250k six-year term loan facility under the British Business Bank’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme.
Jersey Oil & Gas +15.09%: The company announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire CIECO V&C.
FTSE 100 -0.11%
STOXX 50 +0.20%
IBEX 35 -0.44%
CAC 40 +0.18%
Following a mixed close on Wall Street, equities in the APAC region were mostly higher, although the ASX along with a couple of other indexes closed in the red.
European index futures are trading higher.
According to reports, London will go into tier 2 when the government makes an announcement later today.
Germany and Italy are seeking a deal to close EU ski resorts.
Reports state Germany are to tighten restrictions until Christmas.
Yesterday European Commission President Von Der Leyen said genuine progress had been made on several issues but the bloc is now prepared for a no-deal Brexit. However, she also added that they are ready to e creative when it comes to getting a deal over the line.
Slack closed over 37% higher yesterday after reports that Salesforce is in talks to acquire the company for $17 billion.
It’s a quiet day as US markets are closed due to the Thanksgiving holiday. German GfK consumer confidence data has been released while later there are ECB monetary policy meeting accounts.
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