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FTSE CLOSE: Shares jump higher as trade worries simmer down again

FTSE CLOSE: Shares jump higher as trade worries simmer down again
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FTSE CLOSE: Shares jump higher as trade worries simmer down; McColl’s shares slump on profit warning; Unilever snaps up Horlicks for €3.3bn

  • FTSE 100 closes 1.2 per cent, or 82.17 points higher at 7,062.41
  • This was off its earlier highs, as the blue chip index saw a 2% gain at one point 
  • McColl’s shares slump after profit warning
  • Unilever snaps up Horlicks malt drink business from Glaxo for €3.3bn 
  • Sport Direct boss Mike Ashley faces MPs over future of the high street 
  • Qatar announced it will withdraw from OPEC in January
  • Markit: Manufacturing sector ‘lacklustre’ as Brexit hits exports and confidence 

 

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