London Shares to Edge Higher After Mixed Asia Trading

12/15/2021 | 03:08am

FTSE 100 to Edge Higher After Mixed Asia Trading

The FTSE 100 Index is tipped to open four points higher at 7,222, according to CMC Markets, after mixed trading in Asia and a lower close on Wall Street. Markets in China and Hong Kong are in negative territory, but Japan's Nikkei 225 edges 0.1% higher. The Dow closed 0.3% down. "As we look ahead to today's European session, the rebound off the lows in the U.S. does appear to set us up for a positive open," CMC analyst Michael Hewson says.

UK Annual Inflation Accelerated to 5.1% in November

Inflation in the U.K. accelerated in November to its fastest annual rate in more than a decade, propelled by supply-chain disruptions and higher energy costs that are pushing up consumer prices across many advanced economies.

 
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Bunzl Sees High Single-Digit Growth in 2021 Underlying Revenue From 2019

Bunzl PLC said Wednesday that it expects 2021 underlying revenue to show high single-digit growth when compared to 2019, and that it expects 2022 revenue to be slightly higher than in 2021 at constant exchange rates.

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IAG in Advanced Talks to Cancel Air Europa Purchase Agreement

International Consolidated Airlines Group SA said Wednesday that discussions to terminate the agreement to buy Spanish airline Air Europa from Globalia Corporacion Empresarial were at an advanced stage.

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Hollywood Bowl FY 2021 Pretax Profit Dropped; Confident About FY 2022 Growth

Hollywood Bowl Group PLC on Wednesday reported a more-than-halved pretax profit for fiscal 2021, and said that it is confident about its performance for fiscal 2022.

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Currys 1H Pretax Profit Rose; Backs FY 2022 Guidance Despite Soft Holiday Run-Up

Currys PLC on Wednesday reported a 6.7% rise in pretax profit for the first half of fiscal 2022, and said it remains on track to meet adjusted-pretax-profit expectations for the year, despite softer demand in the run-up to Christmas.

Contact: London NewsPlus, Dow Jones Newswires; Write to Sarka Halas at sarka.halas@wsj.com

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