Index provider FTSE Russell said on Tuesday that a majority of investors it surveyed supported its suggestion that companies should offer at least some voting rights in order to be included in its stock indexes.
The UK benchmark index looks set to open higher this morning, building on the previous session’s gain, with sentiment remaining upbeat in the wake of the first round of France’s election over the weekend which saw centrist Emmanuel Macron come on top. The earnings season meanwhile will continue with Costa Coffee and Premier Inn owner Whitbread (LON:WTB).
Alternative Investment Company Aquila Capital has acquired six run-of-river hydro power plants from the Norwegian energy company BKK AS. The power plants, located near Bergen, produce approximately 70 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity per year.
The UK benchmark index looks set to open higher this morning, with oil prices gaining ground amid supply concerns. Tesco (LON:TSCO) will stay in focus as Nisa’s boss warned of ‘enormous pain’ as a result of the group’s proposed takeover of wholesaler Booker.