The FTSE opened in positive territory this morning on the back of a weak pound after U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised the chances of a no-deal Brexit as trade negotiations continue to look uncertain with the European Union. Johnson would rather let talks fail than compromise.
The owner of budget retailer Primark (LON:ABF) has seen sales rebound since the lockdown was lifting in the UK. Associated British Foods, said that sales had beaten expectations over the quarter - with sale set to hit £2bn by the end of the year.
Publisher Future (LON:FUTR) which includes titles such as Country Life said its on track to post full-year profit ahead of market expectations after online reader numbers jumped during the coronavirus crisis.
Among the small caps, Blackbird PLC (LON:BIRD) has reported record revenues in the first half of its current financial year as the company said the acceleration in its business has continued despite lockdowns.
And finally Red Rock Resources (LON:RRR) has entered into an option agreement involving former gold and silver mining and exploration assets at Zlata Bana in Slovakia.