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(Update) FTSE 100 bumps below the 7,000 threshold, closing 18 points and 0.25% lower at 6,945 despite HSBC leading with a 4% rise and rebound in half-year profits.
Former Woodford Patient Capital Trust needs a bumper flotation from British DNA sequencer Oxford Nanopore to keep its turnaround on track and reverse this month's painful 20% writedown.
RWC value fund managers Nick Purves and Ian Lance had more work to do restoring Temple Bar to their value approach than they expected when they took on the UK equity income trust last year.
The FTSE 100 failed to move much in either direction this morning despite positive quarterly updates from major index players BP and HSBA.
(Update) Increased optimism about the reopening international travel market prompted the UK stock market to come out of its shell after a hesitant start.
The main market was torn this morning as it battled the effects of falling oil prices on one hand and a 10-year copper high and travel-related optimism on the other.
Dividends are now expected to grow by 5.7% this year, down from 8.1%, after higher-than-expected payout cuts in the first three months of the year.
Tim Woodhouse of JPMorgan Global Growth & Income reveals the stocks that gave the trust a big lift during the stock market turbulence of the past year.
Tim Woodhouse of JPMorgan Global Growth & Income identifies companies in China, US and France that illustrate the powerful growth trends the trust wants to exploit.
AEW UK (AEWU) real estate investment trust believed to be pursuing Sports Direct and Mecca Bingo for £1.2m in unpaid rent after winning a court ruling against two commercial tenants.