- Judgement day for GSK as investors meet for capital markets
- Senior rejects fifth takeover offer from Lone Star
- Microsoft enters $2trn club
Good morning and welcome to the IC’s live blog on a day where English optimism is shining: UK employers’ confidence is at a five year high, millions have become millionaires thanks to surging markets and property prices, and Microsoft has become the second company in the world to claim a $2trn crown.
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The global picture is less sunny, especially Hong Kong where a major asset freeze has forced the closure of pro-democracy media outlet Apple Daily. Bitcoin has tumbled below $30,000 for the first time since January. African nations are braced for a further wave of Covid-19.
Find out how today’s top news stories might impact your investments in the blog below.