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FTSE 100 lifted by Experian, recovery hopes persist

London's FTSE 100 index rose on Wednesday, rebounding from an early fall partly thanks to solid quarterly results from data firm Experian, while investors remained hopeful of a recovery after the looming new coronavirus-induced recession.

Outlook for European corporate profits worsens further

Expectations for second- and third-quarter corporate profits are deteriorating further in Europe, despite a gradual easing across the continent of lockdowns aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic, Refinitiv data showed on Wednesday.

UK mid-caps rise for third day on bets of recovery

Britain's mid-cap index climbed for the third straight session on Tuesday on hopes of a speedy recovery from a coronavirus-fuelled recession, while more UK firms moved to shore up cash reserves to ride out the slump.

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FTSE 100 » 5,993.28 -0.37%
Euro Stox » 1,335.35 +0.58%
S&P » 2,955.45 +0.24%
Nikkei 225 » 20,741.65 +1.73%
GB 10YR
+0.175
+0.001
DE 10YR
-0.496
-0.009
JP 10YR
+0.002
+0.000
GBP / USD » 1.2177 +0.11%
EUR / GBP » 0.8935 -0.18%
GBP / JPY » 131.1700 +0.15%
Symbol 4 wk rating
change
Current mean
rating
FAS.L 3.00to1.00 Buy
JAI.L 3.00to1.00 Buy
HGT.L 4.00to3.00 Hold
Symbol 4 wk rating
change
Current mean
rating
JFJ.L 1.00to3.00 Hold
ICGT.L 1.00to3.00 Hold
BGFD.L 2.00to3.00 Hold