Despite listless meetings on Wall Street and Asia, the FTSE is expected to start higher after talks between the United States and China over the status of a trade deal that is supposed to function as a ceasefire.
The competition watchdog said building materials maker Breedon had ‘serious competition concerns’ with a £ 178million purchase contract to purchase around 100 sites owned by its Cemex industry colleague.
Subprime lender Provident Financial posted a loss in the first half of 2020, largely due to coronavirus-related costs in the housing sector.
The subsidiaries Vanquis Bank and Moneybarn, however, remained profitable.
Gold and silver mining maker Polymetal raised its dividend after reporting higher sales and adjusted underlying earnings for the six months ended June. DRIVING ME MAD