Ladbrokes owner Entain has named non-executive director Jette Nygaard-Andersen as its chief executive officer, making her the first woman to lead a company in the UK gambling industry.
Bookmaker’s appointment of Jette Nygaard-Andersen brings number of women in top FTSE 100 roles to six
Wall Street futures had stocks opening higher ahead of the bell on Thursday after major indices hit fresh record highs on Inauguration Day.
Streaming service Netflix was also a big winner, adding an extraordinary $30bn to its value in a few minutes of trade.
The European Central Bank kept its policy unchanged on Thursday but reaffirmed a pledge to keep borrowing costs at record lows to help the euro zone economy withstand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.