Published On: Sat, Aug 15th, 2015

MARKET REPORT: Return to growth for builders boosts construction industry

POSITIVE construction figures and talk of interest rates staying low for longer underpinned housebuilders Barratt Developments and Taylor Wimpey, up 11½p to 653p and 3½p to 205p.

Persimmon added 30p to 2105p.

Engineer Weir Group weakened 24p to 1462p as broker Liberum told clients to sell with a 1330p price target, while fears over a possible £20billion takeover of US target Baxalta weighed on drugs giant Shire, down 80p to 5200p.
Daily Express :: Finance Feed

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