Asian stocks plunge after sharpest drop in US history

three) Organisers of the Geneva Motor Display have urged executives having part to keep 3ft absent from any individual with a cough in a bid to avert a coronavirus outbreak. There are expanding uncertainties in excess of no matter whether the clearly show – one of the most important gatherings in the automotive calendar – will go forward.

four) Ocado chairman Lord Rose cashes in £1.7m truly worth of shares: The 70-calendar year old Conservative peer, who became chairman in 2013, marketed a hundred and fifty,000 of Ocado shares at £11.24 per share. Last calendar year he also pocketed £7.4m by selling two independent batches of shares in two days.

5) Onerous tax modifications for freelancers will go forward, claims IR35 assessment: No penalties in 1st twelve months of new policies is only significant amendment in Treasury’s review 

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Rolls-Royce might take present-day final results as a opportunity to reassure traders it will retain its function as the engine service provider for Airbus’s A330neo, after stories Basic Motors is tilting at obtaining more company from the team.

Total-calendar year final results: Alliance Believe in, ConvaTec, Essentra, Rightmove, Rolls-Royce

Preliminary: Foxtons, IMI, Jupiter Fund Management, London Inventory Exchange Group, Man Group

Economics: GfK customer self-confidence (United kingdom), flash inflation (eurozone)