Positive sentiment on BP lifts FTSE


London entered the final quarter of 2010 in positive mood with sentiment lifted by hints from incoming BP boss Bob Dudley the group is ready to restore the dividend payments suspended during the Gulf of Mexico crisis.

Dudley, who becomes chief executive of the oil company today, says the board would meet soon to discuss restoring payouts next year, according to reports. The blue chip index opened up 0.8% or 4...

To continue reading this article...

Join Professional Adviser


  • Unlimited access to real-time news, industry insights and market intelligence.
  • Stay ahead of the curve with spotlights on emerging trends and technologies
  • Receive breaking news stories straight to your inbox in the daily newsletters.
  • Make smart business decisions with the latest developments in regulation, investing retirement and protection.
  • Members-only access to the editor’s weekly Friday commentary
 Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes.



Already a Professional Adviser member?


More on Economics / Markets