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John Wood climbs 25% as it looks to the future


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John Wood climbs 25% as it looks to the future

In a surprise move, oil field services company John Wood Group is preparing to divest itself of its Built Environment unit.

IGTV’s Jeremy Naylor looks at the chart as the stock benefits from the move to align itself better with new opportunities in ‘energy transition’ and ‘industrial decarbonisation’.

https://www.ig.com/uk/market-insight-articles/john-wood-climbs-25--as-it-looks-to-the-future-220113

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