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Authorised and Regulated by The Financial Services Authority - Member of the London Stock Exchange MARKET REPORT: WEDNESDAY 30th JUNE
£ = $ 1.5058
€ = £ 0.8121
10 YR GILT YIELD 3.52%
Market Headlines
Chancellor George Osborne's emergency budget could result in the loss of up to 1.3 million jobs across the economy over the next five years, reports the Guardian newspaper, citing unpublished Treasury estimates - between 500,000 and 600,000 jobs are to go in the public sector and between 600,000 and 700,000 will disappear in the private sector by 2015.
House price growth stalled during June as the number of homes on the market continued to increase, figures from Nationwide have shown - the average cost of a property crept ahead by just 0.1% during the month to stand at £170,111, +3% on the year. FTSE100 ex-dividend today: Alliance Trust, Compass Group, Man.
UK Major Changes
Court ruling upholds CRESTOR patent. Several broker upgrades today. Fred Lucas, an energy analyst at JP Morgan Cazenove, speculated that Exxon or Shell could swoop on the oil giant for approximately £88bn reports the Telegraph. The Times reports of rumours that Jupiter Asset Management may take a look at Gartmore.
Credit Suisse lowers sector rating to 'benchmark' v 'overweight'. Appoints new chairman Ronnie Bell - former executive of Kraft Europe. Shore Capital reiterates 'sell' recommendation. To be cornerstone investor of Agricultural Bank of China by acquiring $500m shares in forthcoming float. Company Results
Trading Statements
Continues to trade in-line with expectations. Acquires three PFI contracts with sales £4m and contract duration 15yrs. Agrees with Jarvis to manage further five facilities with sales £6.5m - total cost of eight contracts £3m. LFL sales in dry cleaning division improving, having started year poorly. Net debt at end June expected £65m down from £67.7m. FY sales +3.1% £2.01bn as store numbers rose 731 v 722. LFL sales HMV -2.4%, Waterstones -6.2%. PTP +17.7% £74.2m, net debt £67.6m v £6.5m due partly to acquisition of live music operator MAMA group. Revamped HMV stores providing profit uplift. FY dividend held 7.4p covered 1.72x. Major Economic Releases
Chartist's View
Having broken the 5,000 level FTSE is now testing the May low of 4898. This is the last stop before a test of 4500, so a
sharp counter-trend reversal today is required, to neutralise the increasingly negative pattern.
S&P 500
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Bottom 3 UK Sectors
Information contained within this document is believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed Opinions constitute our judgement as of this date and are subject to change.
This document is not intended as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities.
AGM - Annual General Meeting
PSNCR - Public Sector Net Cash Requirement BOEPD - Barrels of Oil Equivalent Per Day


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