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FTSE buoyed by gains in cigarette giants

Cigarette sellers Imperial Brands (IMB) and British American Tobacco (BATS) helped the FTSE 100 stay afloat. Imperial Brands was among the biggest blue chip risers, up 2.2% at £30.93 while British American Tobacco was 0.9% higher to £50.49. The FTSE 100 traded 0.1% higher at 7,398 ...

Kingfisher like-for-like sales fall

Kingfisher's like-for-like sales fell by 0.5% in the third quarter after they followed a similar course to the first half. The group saw strong growth at Screwfix and Poland offset by continued weak sales in France, alongside some business disruption from its ONE Kingfisher plan, principally ...

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