P&O Surges On Positive Report

Wednesday, August 16, 2000
Shares in Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. surged five percent on Wednesday as a positive newspaper report on the shipping sector highlighted better prospects for the firm. The stock was buoyed by a front page article in the Financial Times saying shipping rates had hit 30-year highs on the back of expanding world trade, rising oil demand and the withdrawal of substandard vessels because of safety fears.

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