The FTSE is in decline as the government releases new virus rules – live updates

2) Thousands of pensions enter but the changes are delayed until 2030: Snack has reduced future pension incomes for more than 10 million retirees and will not provide compensation for the inflation-alteration that will cost investors more than 100 billion pounds.

3) Pubs are facing a “looming disaster” as bosses ask for help: The heads of Britain’s largest pub chain have demanded that the prime minister intervene with urgent financial support or risk total collapse of thousands of bars.

4) Slack shares soared according to Salesforce’s $ 17 billion bid: Shares in Slack business messaging rose nearly 40 percent on Wednesday after a report that Salesforce was in talks to buy the company.

5) Taxpayers have to pay £ 6m a day to keep trains on track: The Treasury will pay another £ 2.1 billion in subsidies to railway operators in 2021-22. It has already spent up to £ 9 billion on railways this year.

What happened overnight

aCyan shares were mostly higher on Thursday, after Wall Street paused the optimism confirmed by a record high earlier in the week.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.7% to 26,472.78 in afternoon trade. The Australian S & P / ASX 200 index fell 0.7% to 6,636.40, but South Korea’s Kospi index rose 0.6% to 2,617.27. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.2 points to 26726.50, while the Shanghai Composite rose 0.2 points at 3368.25.

US markets will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and will be open for mid-day Friday.

Is coming today

Company: Pritvitch (Full-year results); Severn Trent, Xps Pensions, Ted Baker, Environmental Glenn, Raspberry (Interim results); Aviva, CVS, Fuller, Smith & Turner, Bodycote (Trading Update)

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Economics: Nothing is scheduled.

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