Crude oil futures are hurtling lower following Saudi Arabia's decision to slash its official selling prices to Asia, Europe and the US by a record amount, marking the start of a price war after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries's failure to strike an agreement with the Russian Federation during the previous week to curb their combined production.
The Sunday Times's Sabah Meddings told readers that shares of Restaurant Group were best avoided given the issues surrounding its legacy operations.
Prudential is set to reveal plans for a partial float or sale of its American insurance business as an activist investor circles. The FTSE 100 giant is expected to outline its intention to offload a stake in Jackson, which has four million customers in the US, alongside its annual results on Wednesday. Jackson, founded in Michigan in 1961 and owned by the Pru since 1986, would be worth between $6bn (£4. 5bn) and $10bn, according to insiders, although it would be towards the lower end of that range today given the cut in US interest rates in response to the coronavirus and the flight to safety that pushed yields on 10-year US Treasuries to a record low of less than 0.
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