On Monday, the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE 100 fell towards a moreover seven-month drop before recovering most of its liabilities as rapidly increasing crude oil prices moved to oil and gas shares greater, whereas investors stayed careful as increasing energy prices boosted inflationary fears.
Consumer mainstay investments such as Diageo (DGE.L), Unilever (ULVR.L), British American Tobacco (BATS.L), and Reckitt Benckiser (RKT.L) led the declining trend, with the blue-chip index (.FTSE) ending 0.4 percent lower after dropping as much as 2.8 percent earlier.
Allied forces in Europe are talking about banning Russian oil imports
According to US formal Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the US and its European allied forces are considering banning Russian oil imports, and the White House is working with main Congressional commissions on their own restriction.
Energy stocks (.FTNMX601010) rose 6.6 percent as oil prices skyrocketed to their top levels since 2008, threatening supply chains as the impact of U.S. and European restrictions on Russian crude imports approached.
Due to massive cars, long travel distances, and limited public transit in several regions, Americans are also the world’s largest consumers of crude oil. Historically, higher fuel costs have been political poison for US rulers.
According to AAA, the nationwide average for a gallon of crude oil in the United States hit $4.009 on Sunday, the highest point since July 2008. Consumers are having to pay 40% more on estimates than they were a week ago, and 57% more than they were a month ago.
According to the Energy Information Administration, the United States shipped upwards of 20.4 million barrels of crude oil and refined goods per month on avg from Russia in 2021, accounting for about 8% of total liquid fuel imports.
The price increase thrilled inflation concerns and exacerbated concerns about economic rapid expansion, as crude prices have already increased by 60% in 2022.
A Kremlin representative stated that Russia advised Ukraine it was ready to stop military operations in a moment if Kyiv met a list of provisions.
Amigo’s stock soars after the news to resume lending
Amigo Holdings Plc (AMGO.L) skyrocketed 136.4 percent after the UK’s financial regulator stated that sub-prime creditors could resume lending if it fulfills certain requirements and the London High Court approves its new business rescue plan.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will evaluate Amigo’s new lending framework, according to a statement from the British regulator posted on the FCA’s webpage.
After a slew of complaints from customers of misselling lending, the company stopped lending in March 2020 and has been rushing for continued existence since then.
The Financial Conduct Authority, which had previously rejected the company’s earlier relief plan in May, said it would not confront the new company rescue plan in the trial.
The current proposal, according to the regulator, is an advancement over the proposal that was dismissed by the trial last year for short-selling compensation plaintiffs.
At 0918 GMT, Amigo’s stock was up 63.6 percent to 4.5 pence per share.