FTSE 100 rises ahead of Budget

FTSE 100 rises ahead of Budget
 

The UK market opened higher as investors waited for the chancellor's Budget speech, due at 12:30 GMT.
The benchmark FTSE 100 share index rose 18.04 points to 7,429.38.
Broker upgrades were behind some of the biggest movers on the index. B&Q owner Kingfisher rose 2.4% after analysts at Jefferies upgraded their rating on the company to "buy".
Reckitt Benckiser climbed 2.3% after its rating was raised to "overweight" by analysts at JP Morgan.
However, outside the FTSE 100 shares in Thomas Cook dived 10% after the travel company said profits at its UK division had fallen... read more

 
22 November 2017 in Business, Views: 54
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