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As fears of a second wave of infections again rocked stock markets worldwide, FTSE 100 giants HSBC and BP reported a dramatic fall in profits while Whitbread racked up a £725m loss.
As fears of a second wave of infections again rocked stock markets worldwide, FTSE 100 giants HSBC and BP reported a dramatic fall in profits while Whitbread racked up a £725m loss.
London's FTSE 100 inched higher on Tuesday after Europe's biggest lender HSBC and oil major BP posted upbeat earnings, but gains were capped as Britain announced wider coronavirus restrictions in the face of surging cases.
The wealth manager is in the crosshairs of activist investor Primestone Capital, which has accused SJP of 'excessive pay' and 'disappointing' share price performance.
But commentators admit arguments against wealth manager's high cost base have merit