The FTSE 100 pared some losses after Boris Johnson set out the 'roadmap' to ease lockdown restrictions in England. Non-essential shops, hai
The FTSE 100 pared some losses after Boris Johnson set out the ‘roadmap’ to ease lockdown restrictions in England.
Non-essential shops, hairdressers and pubs with outdoor seating will be allowed to reopen no sooner than 12 April, while restaurants, pubs, hotels and theatres will be able to reopen their doors from 17 May.
The FTSE 100, which fell as much as 1.2 per cent earlier on, managed to recoup some losses to close down 0.2 per cent to 6,612. The UK-focused FTSE 250 ended the day down 0.3 per cent to 20,981.
Bitcoin has seen a sharp correction today with the top cryptocurrency falling around 20 per cent to $48,000 and dragging the rest of the market with it, before bouncing back to around $53,000 just after the London market close.
Canadian security giant GardaWorld said it will not be increasing its 235p-a-share offer for UK rival G4S as an auction process for the firm starts this week.
Bosses said the £3.7billion bid will not be increased, and warned that anything higher would overvalue G4S due to a series of unspecified corporate governance issues at the firm.
G4S suitor Gardaworld said its £3.7bn bid won’t be increased due to governance issues