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Sky Shares Struggle After Fox Disney Deal


Friday, 15th December 2017

The deal will see Disney take a 39% stake in the business. Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Iger told Bloomberg that Sky still has a future. The company plans to look at the overlap between businesses that serve similar roles, but they believe that there will be a lot of opportunities for Fox employees, and those opportunities will be similar to the ones that they have today.

Meanwhile, in the currency markets, the pound traded slightly higher against the US dollar and the Euro, as investors reacted to comments from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, who spoke about the uncertainty over the euro-zone’s inflation outlook.

The BoE has acted in a similar way to the European Central Bank, opting to keep interest rates on hold after having made the first rate hike in a decade just one month ago. Many had expected to see more rate hikes before Christmas, but experts are taking a wait and see approach as the Brexit negotiations continue, and we are unlikely to see any big changes in the near future. The overall mood is that economic prospects are improving, but that there is too much uncertainty for any big decisions in the coming months.


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Stock Market Update

Friday, 15th December 2017

An uptick in metal prices, including the price of copper, lifted shares in miners and helped the FTSE 100 rise 0.6% to 7,490.  Copper rallied 1.8% to $3.10 per pound.  Fresnillo (FRES) ...
Friday, 15th December 2017

The FTSE 100 was flat at 7,450 as investors were cautious ahead of the next stage of Brexit negotiations.  Among the fallers were financial stocks and housebuilders with Barclays (BARC) and ...
Friday, 15th December 2017

UK stocks opened slightly lower on Friday as Brexit negotiations entered a more testing phase and doubts lingered about the progress of US tax cuts.  At 0855, the benchmark FTSE 100 ...

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