FTSE 100 Rises After BOE Decision, US Infrastructure Deal

0738 GMT - The FTSE 100 gains 0.1% to 7119 points as traders continue to digest the Bank of England's latest policy decision and react to the Biden administration's infrastructure deal. The BOE left its easy policies in place on Thursday and said it expects inflation to rise further above its 2% target but this will be temporary. Sterling falls after the decision, sending multinational shares higher. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden secured an infrastructure deal with a bipartisan group of senators on Thursday worth about $1 trillion. "News of the infrastructure plan also spilled over to the oil price in anticipation of further energy demand," Interactive Investor analyst Richard Hunter says. Energy shares BP and Royal Dutch Shell rise. (renae.dyer@wsj.com)

 
Companies News: 

Amigo Extends Securitization Facility Waiver Period

Amigo Holdings PLC said Friday that it has agreed to extend the waiver period of its securitization facility to Sept. 24.

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Marshall Motor Sees 2021 Earnings Significantly Above Views

Marshall Motor Holdings PLC on Friday forecast that its 2021 underlying pretax profit will be significantly above current market expectations, and said that it will consider resuming the dividend when it releases interim results in August.

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Xpediator Raises 2021 Guidance

Xpediator PLC on Friday raised its 2021 profit guidance after a strong first half.

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CMOStores.com to Seek London IPO in Early July

CMOStores.com Ltd. said Friday that it intends to float on London's AIM in early July, for an undisclosed amount.

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CD&R Considering Improved Offer of GBP2.76 Bln for UDG Healthcare

UDG Healthcare PLC said on Friday that Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC affiliate Nenelite Ltd. is considering an improved and final offer of around 2.76 billion pounds ($3.84 billion) after previously agreeing to a GBP2.61 billion takeover in May.

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Zenith Energy Extends Deadline for Tunisian Assets Acquisition

Zenith Energy Ltd. said that the longstop date for its acquisition of a participation in two hydrocarbon concessions in Tunisia has been extended to Oct. 31.

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Inspiration Healthcare Says It Has Had a Good Start to FY 2022

Inspiration Healthcare Group PLC said Friday that it has a had a good start to fiscal 2022 as interest in its products remained high and the company had a strong order book.

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CMA Weighs Probe of TravelSupermarket-Icelolly Merger

The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority said Friday that it is considering whether the merger between TravelSupermarket and Icelolly Marketing Ltd. will result in competition issues.

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Arc Minerals Granted Extension to Results Filing Deadline Due to Pandemic

Arc Minerals Ltd. said Friday that it has been granted an extension to its filing deadline for the nine-month period ended Dec. 31, 2020, to Sept. 30 from a previous date of June 30.

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Prospex 2020 Loss Widened on Asset Revaluations

Prospex Energy PLC on Friday reported a widened loss for 2020, driven by negative revaluations of financial assets.

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Scirocco Energy Extends Investment Facility Until End of 2021

Scirocco Energy PLC said Friday that it has extended its investment facility with Prolific Basins LLC until the end of 2021.

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Ukrproduct 2020 Pretax Loss Narrowed

Ukrproduct Group Ltd. said Friday that its 2020 pretax loss narrowed as revenue rose, and that it plans to pursue stronger margins and further increase sales of processed cheese and spreads.

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Altitude Group CFO to Leave in December

Altitude Group PLC said on Friday that Chief Financial Officer Graeme Couturier has resigned from his role, effective Dec. 10, and that it has launched a formal search for his replacement in both the U.K. and the U.S.

 

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