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PM update: Three blows...Carpetright shares crash, Dignity shares crash, UK consumer confidence crashes

Several chunks of foul-smelling retail news dominated trading sentiment today

Adrian Holliday
HSBC

HSBC pays $100m to settle US fraud case

Banking giant HSBC is to pay more than $100m to settle a US currency-rigging case being brought by the Department of Justice (DoJ).

Richard Reed
Carillion

Carillion ‘had liabilities of £5bn’

Bankrupt construction giant Carillion had £5bn-worth of financial liabilities when it went into liquidation – including a pension shortfall of £2.6bn.

Richard Reed
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Fevertree jumps on takeover speculation

Shares in London-listed beverages name Fevertree Drinks traded 8% higher on Friday morning amid speculation that it could be acquired by consumer goods giant Unilever.

James Hester
Snapchat

Snap in staff lay-off rumours after analyst’s downgrade

Troubled social media firm Snap has laid off staff in a bid to cut costs, according to reports. Snap has laid off around 24 people, mostly in its content team, which is being centralised at the company California HQ.

Richard Reed
carpetright

Carpetright profit warning raises alarm at rivals

Shares in home furnishing retailer Carpetright slumped on Friday after the company warned full-year profits would fall well short of market forecasts

Neil Dennis
Tesla

Tesla ramps up Model 3 marketing efforts as competition heats up

Tesla has ramped up the marketing efforts for its new Model 3 car in a sign the group is feeling increasingly confident it can imminently raise production levels. Competition, however, is also intensifying.

James Hester
Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley reports boost from wealth management arm

Morgan Stanley shares ended 0.89% higher in Thursday´s New York trading session after the group beat fourth-quarter earnings and revenue expectations.

James Hester
dignity

Dignity shares halve after profit warning

Shares in FTSE 250-listed funeral provider Dignity halved in value on Friday after the company warned on profits following a decision to slash its prices to retain market share

Neil Dennis
carillion

Banks exposed to nearly £2bn losses after Carillion collapse

Banks were broadly lower on the FTSE 100 on Friday as investors sifted through the available details on the sector's exposure to the demise of outsourcing group Carillion

Neil Dennis
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AM update: Carpetright issues new profits warning, Asian stocks climb, gold up

Friday trading saw continued investor optimism with the Asia Dow up +0.63%

Adrian Holliday
Wall St sign

US update: Stocks slip, shutdown fears averted - maybe, oil decline

Thursday's lull in trading came after record highs yesterday. Pull backs in utilities, financials and healthcare outweighed gains in technology and consumer discretionary.

Claire Hunte
Airbus A380

PM update: Airbus A380 swerves death, Boeing shares slip, Bitcoin surges +5%

The near-death threat to Airbus’ A380 appears to be over, at least for a while.

Adrian Holliday
Apple

Apple steps up US investment after tax changes

Apple has announced plans to step up investment in the US in the wake of tax reform changes that will see it repatriate billions of dollars from overseas.

James Hester
banks

Financial stocks breaking out from 10-year bear market – Hermes

Hermes Investment Management says investors have been wary of investing in US financial stocks since the global financial crisis, but this is about to change as opportunity beckons in the sector

Neil Dennis




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