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FTSE 100: 6584.16992188 - 08:00:00
FTSE 100 6,584.1699 42.5601 0.6506% 08:00:00
DOW JONES 16,424.8496 162.2904 0.9979% 16/04/2014
NASDAQ 100 3,533.0859 45.2330 1.2969% 16/04/2014
EUR/USD 1.3840 0.0020 0.1800% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6830 0.0030 0.1820% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,301.5000 0.0350 0.2696% 16/04/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 110.1500 0.0169 1.5582% 16/04/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 115.0000 3.0000 2.6800% 16/04/14 17:40:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Sports Direct International 787.50 5.63 08:00
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 395.20 5.05 08:00
Ashtead Group 888.00 5.03 08:00
Travis Perkins 1,775.00 3.74 08:00
ITV 180.00 3.69 08:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
BAE Systems 376.00 -4.06 08:00
Barratt Developments 365.00 -2.17 08:00
Fresnillo 884.00 -1.94 08:00
Aggreko 1,502.00 -1.70 08:00
Smith & Nephew 860.50 -1.26 08:00

Top News

London pre-open: Subdued start expected ahead of long weekend

UK stocks are set to open slightly lower on Thursday as investors adopt a cautious stance ahead of the four-day weekend amid ongoing turmoil in Ukraine....[more]

Further sanctions on Moscow uncertain as companies warn of fall-out

Talks in Geneva between the US, Russia and Ukraine and the EU will be high on the agenda for global financial markets on Thursday, but the potential for more aggressive sanctions on Moscow is limited given warnings from blue chip firms that they could affect business....[more]

Top-line growth at Diageo dampened by emerging market weakness

Year-to-date organic revenue growth at beverages group Diageo has been held back by sales declines in the third quarter due to weakness across many emerging markets....[more]

Google tumbles as first-quarter financials and paid clicks disappoint

Google tumbled 6.2% in the first 20 minutes of after-hours trading as first-quarter revenue and earnings fell short of analyst expectations, with paid clicks also falling from the last quarter of 2013....[more]

Broker tips: Sports Direct, Tesco, DS Smith

Sports Direct shares were rising strongly on Wednesday morning as the stock bounced strongly after its recent weakness, with comments from Bank of America Merrill Lynch providing a boost....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Market overview: FTSE closes up 43 at 6,584

Wed, 16 April 2014

1448: International Consolidated Airlines gained as HSBC Holdings upgraded the parent of British Airways to ‘overweight’ from ‘neutral’, saying it sees strong earnings momentum in 2014 and 2015. The b... [more]

Sweett Group directors cheers full-year outlook

Wed, 16 April 2014

A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.... [more]

Sector movers: Tesco gives grocery sector a lift after results

Wed, 16 April 2014

Retailers were on shopping lists today, helped by a strong performance from sector heavyweight Tesco. ... [more]

Company News [more]

Top-line growth at Diageo dampened by emerging market weakness

Thu, 17 April 2014

Year-to-date organic revenue growth at beverages group Diageo has been held back by sales declines in the third quarter due to weakness across many emerging markets.... [more]

Cambian begins trading on LSE

Wed, 16 April 2014

Behavioural health service provider Cambian Group on Wednesday admitted its entire shareholding to trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). ... [more]

Zincox restarts production ahead of expectations

Wed, 16 April 2014

Production has restarted at ZincOx Resources's Korean Recycling Plant earlier than expected. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK households more optimistic as inflation perceptions ease

Wed, 16 April 2014

The financial morale of UK households reached its highest level in over five years this month as consumers worried less about rising inflation, according to data released by Markit on Wednesday. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Sweett Group directors cheers full-year outlook

Wed, 16 April 2014

A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Eurozone CPI and raft of Chinese data may hold key

Fri, 11 April 2014

The next week will be a holiday shortened one, but will nevertheless see the release of a raft of macroeconomic indicators.... [more]