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Jan 10 Britain's FTSE 100 index is expected to open down
4 points at 7,233 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures
down 0.1 percent ahead of the cash market open.
* The UK blue chip index touched a new record high of 7,243.76 points, then
settled at 7,237.77 points, up 0.4 percent, for the close on Monday. It chalked
up its tenth straight daily session of gains pushed up by rallying resource
stocks and a weak sterling.
* TRINITY MIRROR: Newspaper group Trinity Mirror said it was in
early talks about investing in a new company comprising assets owned by Northern
& Shell, Richard Desmond's group that owns the Daily Express and Daily Star
* MORRISONS: Morrisons, Britain's No. 4 supermarket group, on
Tuesday raised its profit guidance as it beat forecasts with its strongest
underlying Christmas sales for seven years, confirming its recovery under new
* ROBERT WALTERS: Robert Walters reported a 9 percent rise in
full-year gross profit on a constant currency basis and said pretax profit for
the year would be slightly ahead of market expectations.
* BOOHOO.COM: British online fashion retailer Boohoo.com raised its
annual sales guidance after strong demand in the U.S. and on robust trading from
Black Friday promotions, issuing its latest in a string of upgrades over the
last six months.
* MAJESTIC WINE: Britain's Majestic Wine Plc said group sales in
the Christmas period rose 15.3 percent, aided by a strong performance in its
retail and Naked Wine businesses.
* BREXIT: Britain will be in the "front seat" to negotiate a new trade deal
with the incoming administration of Donald Trump, a top Republican in the United
States Senate said, the BBC reported.
* GOCOMPARE.COM: Price comparison website Gocompare.com Group Plc
reported a 19 percent jump in full-year revenue to about 142 million pounds and
said it had started 2017 from a "position of confidence".
* TESCO: Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, has proposed a shake-up
of its distribution network that will result in the loss of a net 500 jobs, it
said on Monday.
* CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS: Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners
has hired Swiss bank UBS for the sale of its stake in Lecta, one of
southern Europe's largest paper manufacturers, three sources close to the deal
* BHP: Brazilian miner Samarco and its shareholders Vale SA and
BHP Billiton, have requested to extend until Jan. 19 a deadline
to pay 1.2 billion reais ($375.39 million) in guarantees related to the collapse
of a tailings dam in 2015, Vale said in a statement on Monday.
* BRITAIN ECONOMY: British retail sales picked up speed in December, an
industry survey showed, but sales of bigger ticket items were sluggish, a
possible early sign that consumers are bracing for a Brexit hit to their
* OIL: Oil markets edged higher on Tuesday on expectations that at least
some planned production cuts would be implemented, making a slight recovery from
big losses the previous day over doubts the agreed reductions would rebalance an
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(Reporting by Vidya L Nathan in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)