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European stocks to open higher, oil falls as Syria fears fade – business live

Markets tense after western strikes on Syria 8.10am BST Shares in Whitbread have surged nearly 8%, replacing Shire as the top riser in early trading. Whitbread is under mounting pressure from hedge funds to break up its business by spinning off the Costa Coffee chain, after activist investor Elliott Advisors built up a stake of more than 6%. Related: Hedge funds pressure Whitbread to spin off Costa Coffee 8.03am BST Shares in Shire have opened 2.6% on the news, making it the biggest riser on the FTSE 100. Shares in...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Monday, 16 April