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Retail park operator Hammerson [LON:HMN] has been forced to publish an update this morning after the Sunday Times reported the company had agreed to sell its retail parks to a Canadian private equity house. The note published to the market identifies the prospective buyer but adds that it is only in discussions around a sale and that the deal is far from being concluded. More details will follow if progress is made, but the media report highlights that with retail parks being more resilient through COVID than shopping centres, Hammerson has seen far higher rent collections for this channel.

ITM Power

AIM listed ITM Power [LON:ITM] has issued an update this morning, advising that a planning application has been made for a 20MW electrolyser to be sited at a Scottish wind farm. That will be the UK’s largest electrolyser deployment to date and will also ensure that power generated by wind overnight can be stored efficiently as hydrogen.

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88 Energy

88 Energy [LON:88E] have been on our agenda recently with a series of operational updates, which have in turn received a mixed response from investors. However this morning’s news, confirming the presence of oil in sidewall cores, will be closely followed to see if this is sufficient to reverse some of last week’s losses.

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Please note this article does not constitute investment advice. Investors are encouraged to do their own research beforehand or consult a professional advisor.

Tony Cross

Tony Cross

Tony Cross is a market commentator with over 15 years of experience, producing compelling, insightful copy for journalists and investors alike. Focusing on macroeconomics, UK blue chip equities and inter market analysis, Cross's commentary is well regarded for its clarity and ability to cut through the waffle. He has been quoted in publications as diverse as The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian and The Sun. He has also been a regular guest on both Share Radio and TipTV.

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