Third time lucky for GVC? Plus Stagecoach, Meghan Markle

Third time lucky for GVC? Plus Stagecoach, Meghan Markle

The digital currency Bitcoin smashed through the $16,000 barrier on Thursday afternoon (by the time you read this it could well be worth much higher, or zero). A survey from Natixis Investment Managers shows that four-out-of-five institutional investors think the current price surge will end in tears. It would be interesting to find out if any of our readers have taken the plunge on the crypto-currency, but there is still enough going on in equity markets to keep everyone interested, even as we head into the pre-Christmas lull. Shareholders in Ladbrokes Coral (LCL) would certainly be weighing up their options after it emerged that the gambling firm is in talks over a £3.9bn takeover by rival GVC Holdings (GVC). 

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