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The FTSE 100 chemicals group Croda, which makes ingredients for products such as lipstick and suncream, has suffered a minor investor revolt over boardroom pay. Croda’s chief executive Steve Foots received total remuneration of £3.2m in 2018, down on the previous year’s package of £3.6m.
U.S. futures indicated a flat open after the market hit an all-time high in the previous session. Peak earnings is at hand.
Oil stocks lifted the FTSE 100 to a six-month high as crude prices moved higher on the US move to end sanction waivers on Iranian exports. BP and Royal Dutch Shell together accounted for about half the ...
Oil surges after the U.S. tighten sanctions on Iranian oil. The indices moved lower in response but traders are more focused on this week’s round of earnings.
Britain’s biggest companies are reducing the amount of money they set aside for legal claims and regulatory fines, as some of the post-crisis wave of scandals and related litigation recedes. This drove up the amount FTSE 100 companies set aside against potential legal costs to £34bn in 2016. The following year, however, that had dropped to £24.8bn — a fall of 27 per cent — according to Thomson Reuters Practical Law, which compiled the data from company reports.
The Greenback found support in a week where the Aussie and Kiwi Dollar hit red and economic data out of the Eurozone and China diverged.
Shareholders in Schroders have been urged to block the reappointment of Michael Dobson as chairman of the FTSE 100 listed fund manager, as well as the election to the board of the latest member of the controlling Schroder family, by an influential proxy adviser. Glass Lewis has recommended votes against Mr Dobson and Leonie Schroder at the group’s annual general meeting on May 2 due to her inexperience. ISS and Glass Lewis are the two biggest proxy advisers and typically hold sway with up to 25 per cent of a company’s shareholders.
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Tuesday in Asia in mostly narrow trading in the absence of any major market-driving news.
In a shortened week ahead, economic data and earnings will be the key drivers. Stats will need to really impress to shift sentiment towards FED policy.
It was a big week for the majors, with risk appetite finding its feet following better than expected earnings and stats at the end of the week.
Football is one of the most popular sports in the world that has won the hearts of millions of men (and women are not indifferent to it as well). Although I am not a passionate football fan, I try to keep track of developments in the field. All the more so, because the quarter-finals of the Champions League started.
Trade hopes continue to support stocks while traders wait on the final deal, and the start of earnings season on Friday.