- Professional services company Christie Group said it had 'the prospect of a stronger second half' despite ongoing political certainty affecting market performance.

'Year to date, UK markets have been rudderless, no doubt born out of the political turmoil,' chairman and chief executive David Rugg said in speech notes for the company's AGM.

'Our markets remain open for business. However, by design not all our services are transaction-reliant.'

Rugg said 2019 had already been notable for the completion of market-setting transactions across the company's sectors.

'These have served to offset some weaknesses so far in core volumes,' he added.

'As we move into our second half, we carry the strongest portfolio of corporate transaction mandates we have known, covering as they do, each of our trade sectors.'

'Whilst the timing of transactions is uncertain, we have in prospect a stronger second half.'

At 1:43pm: [LON:CTG] Christie Group PLC share price was +2p at 94p

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