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Food delivery platform Deliveroo has blamed the UK’s faltering economic prospects for hitting its own revenue forecasts.

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The group downgraded its full-year revenue growth expectations to between 4-12%, a significant drop from previous forecasts of 15-25%, due to a “more cautious economic outlook”.

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It came after second quarter revenue growth slid to 2% from 12% in the first quarter, which the company said reflected “the impact of increased consumer headwinds.”

Consumers have been pulling back on discretionary spending, including take-out orders, as they try to make up for the cost of living crisis which has taken a bite out of household finances.

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Deliveroo said it was prepared to tighten its belt:

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Management is confident in the company’s ability to adapt financially to a rapidly changing macroeconomic environment, through gross margin improvements, more efficient marketing expenditure and tight cost control.

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The news sent shares tumbling 5% at the open, though they seem to have stabilised after the initial drop to trade nearly 15% lower at around 84p per share.

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Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of business, the world economy and the financial markets.

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Brent crude prices have pushed past $1 per barrel this morning, rising more than 2.6% to $103.88, as traders digested the lack of progress in securing output hike pledges from Saudi Arabia over the weekend.

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US president Joe Biden’s trip to the Middle East sparked renewed concern about global oil supplies, which momentarily retreated last week as fears grew over a looming global recession that could reduce demand.

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It was comments from Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, which dashed hopes over an agreement. He said that a US-Arab summit on Saturday did not discuss oil and that the oil cartel group of exporting countries known as OPEC+ would continue to assess market conditions.

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It will continue to pile pressure on households, who have been hammered by rising living costs including energy prices.

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Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Avatrade said:

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Traders got one clear message from Biden’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia, during which President Biden spoke to a number of Arab leaders.

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The message is that it is OPEC+ that makes the oil supply decision, and the cartel isn’t remotely interested in what Biden is trying to achieve. OPEC+ will continue to control oil supply, and one country alone cannot determine the oil supply—at least that is the message that traders have taken from Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia.

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Brent oil prices crossed above the $100 price mark earlier today, and if the price continues to trade above this price mark, then it is highly likely that the path of the least resistance will be skewed to the upside.

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Otherwise, we’ll be keeping an eye on comments from Bank of England officials and bank earnings out of the US.

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The agenda

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  • 10am BST: Bank of England MPC member Michael Saunders speaks at the Resolution Foundation
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  • 12:30pm BST: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America report Q2 earnings
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Main event:

Food delivery platform Deliveroo has blamed the UK’s faltering economic prospects for hitting its own revenue forecasts.

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The group downgraded its full-year revenue growth expectations to between 4-12%, a significant drop from previous forecasts of 15-25%, due to a “more cautious economic outlook”.

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It came after second quarter revenue growth slid to 2% from 12% in the first quarter, which the company said reflected “the impact of increased consumer headwinds.”

Consumers have been pulling back on discretionary spending, including take-out orders, as they try to make up for the cost of living crisis which has taken a bite out of household finances.

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Deliveroo said it was prepared to tighten its belt:

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Management is confident in the company’s ability to adapt financially to a rapidly changing macroeconomic environment, through gross margin improvements, more efficient marketing expenditure and tight cost control.

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The news sent shares tumbling 5% at the open, though they seem to have stabilised after the initial drop to trade nearly 15% lower at around 84p per share.

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Brent crude prices have pushed past $1 per barrel this morning, rising more than 2.6% to $103.88, as traders digested the lack of progress in securing output hike pledges from Saudi Arabia over the weekend.

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US president Joe Biden’s trip to the Middle East sparked renewed concern about global oil supplies, which momentarily retreated last week as fears grew over a looming global recession that could reduce demand.

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It was comments from Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, which dashed hopes over an agreement. He said that a US-Arab summit on Saturday did not discuss oil and that the oil cartel group of exporting countries known as OPEC+ would continue to assess market conditions.

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It will continue to pile pressure on households, who have been hammered by rising living costs including energy prices.

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Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Avatrade said:

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Traders got one clear message from Biden’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia, during which President Biden spoke to a number of Arab leaders.

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The message is that it is OPEC+ that makes the oil supply decision, and the cartel isn’t remotely interested in what Biden is trying to achieve. OPEC+ will continue to control oil supply, and one country alone cannot determine the oil supply—at least that is the message that traders have taken from Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia.

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Brent oil prices crossed above the $100 price mark earlier today, and if the price continues to trade above this price mark, then it is highly likely that the path of the least resistance will be skewed to the upside.

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Otherwise, we’ll be keeping an eye on comments from Bank of England officials and bank earnings out of the US.

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The agenda

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  • 10am BST: Bank of England MPC member Michael Saunders speaks at the Resolution Foundation
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  • 12:30pm BST: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America report Q2 earnings
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Shares of Deliveroo fell 5% after cutting revenue forecasts

Food delivery platform Deliveroo has blamed weak economic prospects in the UK for hitting its own revenue forecast.

The group lowered its full-year revenue growth expectations to between 4-12%, a significant drop from the previous forecast of 15-25% due to a “more cautious economic outlook”.

It came after second-quarter revenue growth fell to 2% from 12% in the first quarter, which the company said reflected “the impact of increased consumer headwinds.”

Consumers are pulling back on discretionary spending, including take-out orders, as they try to meet the costs of a lifestyle crisis that has stretched beyond household finances.

Deliveroo downgraded its revenue guidance on Monday.
Deliveroo downgraded its revenue guidance on Monday. Photo: Deliveroo

Deliveroo said it was ready to tighten its belt:

Management is confident in the company’s ability to adapt financially to the rapidly changing macroeconomic environment through gross margin improvements, more efficient marketing spend and tight cost controls.

Khabar appears to have steadied after an initial drop to trade around 15% lower at 84p per share, although shares fell 5% at the open.

Major European stock markets rose at the open:

  • The FTSE 100 opened 0.66% higher
  • France’s CAC 40 rose 0.58%.
  • Germany’s DAX opened 0.5% higher
  • Spain’s IBEX rose 0.76%

Introduction: Oil prices rise after Biden fails to guarantee output growth

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of business, the global economy and financial markets.

Brent crude prices pushed above $1 a barrel this morning, rising more than 2.6% to $103.88, as traders digested the lack of progress in defending a weekend pledge to boost output from Saudi Arabia.

US President Joe Biden’s trip to the Middle East has sparked renewed worries about global oil supplies, which retreated briefly last week as fears of a global recession that could dampen demand grew.

It was comments by Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, that dashed hopes of a deal. He said oil was not discussed at a US-Arab summit on Saturday and that the cartel group of oil exporting countries known as OPEC+ would continue to assess market conditions.

This will continue to put pressure on households, which have been hit by rising costs of living, including electricity prices.

Naeem Aslam, Chief Market Analyst at Avatrade said:

Businessmen got a clear message from Biden’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia, during which President Biden spoke with several Arab leaders.

The message is that it is OPEC+ that decides oil supply and the cartel is not remotely interested in what Biden is trying to achieve. OPEC+ will continue to control oil supply, and one country cannot determine oil supply alone—at least that’s the message traders took from Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia.

Brent oil prices crossed above the $100 price mark earlier today, and if the price continues to trade above this price mark, it is very likely that the path of least resistance will be skewed to the upside.

Otherwise, we’ll keep an eye on comments from Bank of England officials and the bank’s earnings outside the US.

the plan

  • 10am BST: Bank of England MPC member Michael Saunders speaks at the Resolution Foundation
  • 12:30pm BST: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America report Q2 earnings

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