2) Landlord Mike Ashley has been asked to pay his rent at Sports Direct shops: Ben Habib, of First Property Group, says Fraser Tycoon owes millions in arrears, despite paying m 50 million to Arcadia.
3) Activist investors return to attack after epidemic: Recent attacks by fund workers indicate a return to the roar of worker activity after a long period of silence during the epidemic.
4) TalkTalk faces openreach legal claims over unpaid millions: TalkTalk faces several months and millions of pounds in the High Court – with Openrich’s arrears amounting to about £ 16 million.
5) Salesperson British buys 28 billion slacks – 50 50,750 million for British co-founder: Salesforce is buying Slack, a messaging app for mess 27.7bn (£ 20.6bn), one of the world’s largest software deals using cash and shares.
What happened overnight
AShares of Cyan rose on Wednesday after additional U.S. economic stimulus and strong Wall Street leadership in hopes of a coronavirus vaccine, but trading was choppy due to bookings for some investor gains.
The broad-based MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.27 pcs, but is still trading below last week’s all-time high. Australian shares rose 0.12 pcs.
Shares in China recovered from initial decline and rose 0.12 pcs.
Tokyo stocks changed slightly after setting new 29-year highs. Shares of Softbank Group fell 0.66pc as technology investors traded their options at companies including Amazon.com Inc. and Facebook Inc., Bloomberg News reported.
Meanwhile, official figures on Wednesday showed that Australia’s economy grew 3.3 percent in July-September compared to the previous quarter.
With Covid-19 under local control, official data show that businesses have started to resume and consumer spending has risen.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said household spending was up 9.9 per cent from the previous quarter, triggering an economic bounce.
Corporate: An increase Fintech, loungers (Interim results); Avon Rubber, Isico, Residential Protection Inc., Stock Spirits (Full year)
Economy: Unemployment (Eurozone); ADP payrolls change (Us)