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Donald Trump tests positive for COVID; US markets react to ever greater uncertainty for the upcoming election. In the UK today; Ocado sued over robot warehouse tech, while Issa Brothers and TDR Capital buy a majority stake in ASDA, for £6.8bn.
US futures took a sharp dip this morning, following President Trump’s positive COVID test.
U.S. futures. Down. pic.twitter.com/12c0LZ5Dnb
— David Ingles (@DavidInglesTV) October 2, 2020
Oil markets also dive today.
Oil markets not responding well to the news this morning that President Trump has tested positive for coronavirus.
Brent and WTI both down around 3% and heading for a second consecutive week of declines. pic.twitter.com/0TlWSvF8Y6
— Ed Clowes (@EdClowes) October 2, 2020
In the UK Arash Massoudi points out that Rolls Royce’s market cap is down 80% from the start of 2020.
Rolls-Royce, one of the UK's most strategic companies and major employers, now has a market value of just £2.3bn.
— Arash Massoudi (@ArashMassoudi) October 1, 2020
Ocado sued by Norwegian competitor over robot warehouse tech.
David Nguyen uses data to explain how Ocado has become the most valuable retailer in the UK, despite selling 2% of groceries.
Since Ocado is now the most valuable retailer in the UK despite selling less than 2% of the UK’s groceries, here is a look at some ONS data showing growth in online sales over last 12 months. pic.twitter.com/KVYLP2RSdV
— David Nguyen (@d_vidnguyen) October 2, 2020
Also in the UK supermarket space; the Issa Brothers and TDR Capital buy a majority share of ASDA.
Asda deal confirmed: Issa brothers and TDR Capital buy majority stake in supermarket chain in £6.8 billion deal. Will have equal shareholdings with Walmart also retaining stake
— Graham Ruddick (@GrahamtRuddick) October 2, 2020
And finally, The Economist asks; ‘what were the point of offices anyway?’
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) October 2, 2020
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