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FTSE 100: 6749.39990234 - 16:44:34
FTSE 100 6,749.3999 -61.2001 -0.8986% 30/01/2015
DOW JONES 17,250.8398 -251.8996 -1.4463% 30/01/2015
NASDAQ 100 4,148.4302 -32.9211 -0.7873% 30/01/2015
EUR/USD 1.1290 -0.0040 -0.3840% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.5070 0.0000 -0.0300% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,260.2500 -0.1525 -1.1956% 30/01/15 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 49.4500 0.0040 0.8155% 30/01/15 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 103.0000 -3.0000 -2.8300% 30/01/15 17:00:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 5,685.00 4.89 16:44
Fresnillo 899.00 4.23 17:00
Tullow Oil 365.00 4.02 16:44
Dixons Carphone 435.00 2.55 17:13
BHP Billiton 1,446.00 2.09 17:13

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 544.50 -3.46 17:09
Sainsbury (J) 255.40 -3.18 17:13
Ashtead Group 1,088.00 -2.77 17:07
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 179.90 -2.70 16:41
BT Group 417.90 -2.61 17:09

Top News

US close: Stocks fall sharply after disappointing GDP

US close: Stocks fall sharply after disappointing GDP

US stocks fell sharply on Friday, after government data showed economy slowed down more than anticipated in the fourth quarter, while oil prices staged an unexpected revival....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: BT damaged by pension deficit worries, miners trading higher

FTSE 100 movers: BT damaged by pension deficit worries, miners trading higher

Telecoms giant BT declined despite beating analysts forecasts with a solid rise in profits in its third quarter. ...[more]

FCA launches probe into Deutsche Bank's London office

FCA launches probe into Deutsche Bank's London office

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has opened an investigation into the London office of German bank Deutsche Bank......[more]

Deloitte appeal against MG Rover misconduct charges is successful

Deloitte appeal against MG Rover misconduct charges is successful

Deloitte has had a series of misconduct rulings successfully overturned, after being found guilty of 13 charges of misconduct....[more]

Fed must hike rates sooner or risks falling behind the curve, says Bullard

Fed must hike rates sooner or risks falling behind the curve, says Bullard

St Louis Fed president James Bullard said the Fed should not delay hiking interest rates for much longer as it risks falling behind the curve....[more]

Morgan Advanced Materials reveals new CEO

Morgan Advanced Materials reveals new CEO

Paul Raby appointed as CEO of industrial materials firm....[more]

Vedanta reports drop in Q3 earnings

Vedanta reports drop in Q3 earnings

Miner to review its operating and capital spending plans....[more]

Severn Trent chairman increases stake

Severn Trent chairman increases stake

Chairman buys shares as firm plans dividend cut...[more]

Week ahead: US non-farm payrolls in focus

Week ahead: US non-farm payrolls in focus

As always the start of a new month will bring with it the latest US non-farm payrolls report....[more]

Apple shares hit record $120

Apple shares hit record $120

Apple reached a new milestone on Friday, as shares set a new record high....[more]

Severn Trent chairman increases stake

Severn Trent chairman increases stake

Non-executive chairman in Severn Trent bought same shares showing confidence......[more]

Ed Miliband mulls SNP deal

Ed Miliband mulls SNP deal

Ed Miliband has yet to rule out a Labour/SNP coalition......[more]

27 dead as ISIS strikes Egypt

27 dead as ISIS strikes Egypt

A terror group associated with ISIS has killed at least 27 people....[more]

UK mortgages top forecasts

UK mortgages top forecasts

Total lending to individuals increased by 0.1%......[more]

Eurozone unemployment falls

Eurozone unemployment falls

Eurozone unemployment dropped for the first time in 5 months......[more]

UK consumer confidence rises

UK consumer confidence rises

Consumer confidence in the UK recovered in January but......[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Big Six, UK deflation, Heathrow plans...

Friday newspaper round-up: Big Six, UK deflation, Heathrow plans...

Energy firms will boost their profits by £37 per household in 2015 due to the decrease in gas prices, new data has revealed in a further push for the Big Six to slash bills. The Telegraph wrote that despite recent price cuts, pre-tax profits for 2015 could so far rise almost 50% to £114 per household from £77 in 2014.

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Friday broker round-up

Friday broker round-up

Air Partner: Northland upgrades from 'hold' to 'buy' with a target price of 400p.

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Friday tips round-up: Renishaw, John Laing

Friday tips round-up: Renishaw, John Laing

Renishaw caught the proverbial falling Apple in its first half. The precision machinery-maker saw its pre-tax profits more than double over those six months to £56.6m as orders from cell-phone makers piled up. While it is well-known that it supplies smartphone manufacturers with its precision measuring equipment, the company is very discrete about its dealings. Nevertheless, if one follows the trail of Apple’s supply chain that inevitably leads one to Renishaw’s doorstep. Just over 1% of the world’s population purchased an iPhone in quarter four of 2014.

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Market Buzz [more]

Severn Trent chairman increases stake after dividend cut

Severn Trent chairman increases stake after dividend cut

Fri, 30 January 2015

Non-executive chairman in Severn Trent bought same shares showing confidence in the water company after it announced this week it would cut its dividend to shareholders in order to reduce household bi... [more]

Sector movers: Gold miners track bullion higher

Fri, 30 January 2015

A slight rebound in gold on Friday after its worst one-day slump in over a year gave precious metals miners a boost in London.... [more]

Broker tips: IAG, BT Group, Imperial Tobacco

Fri, 30 January 2015

IAG was in focus on Friday after the revelation that Qatar Airways had purchased a 9.99% stake in the airline, though broker Liberum reckons that a full takeover of the Anglo-Spanish group is "highly ... [more]

Company News [more]

Deloitte appeal against MG Rover misconduct charges is successful

Deloitte appeal against MG Rover misconduct charges is successful

Fri, 30 January 2015

Accounting firm Deloitte has had a series of misconduct rulings successfully overturned.... [more]

Vedanta Resources reports drop in Q3 earnings amid weak commodity prices

Fri, 30 January 2015

Vedanta Resources said it was reviewing its operating and capital spending plans as it reported an 11% fall in third quarter core earnings.... [more]

Morgan Advanced Materials reveals new CEO Paul Raby

Fri, 30 January 2015

Morgan Advanced Materials (MGAM) has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO), Pete Raby.... [more]

Economic News [more]

EasyJet backs Heathrow expansion

Fri, 30 January 2015

Budget airline easyJet has backed plans for a runaway expansion at Heathrow Airport, just days before the Airports Commission is set to deliver its verdict on the future of London's airports.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Severn Trent chairman increases stake after dividend cut

Fri, 30 January 2015

Non-executive chairman in Severn Trent bought same shares showing confidence in the water company after it announced this week it would cut its dividend to shareholders in order to reduce household bi... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US non-farm payrolls in focus

Fri, 30 January 2015

As always the start of a new month will bring with it the latest US non-farm payrolls report, for the month of January in this case.... [more]