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FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 364.20 10.77 17:06
Anglo American 1,639.50 3.44 17:00
Pearson 1,132.00 2.82 17:10
Vodafone Group 202.05 2.12 16:50
Barclays 218.05 1.66 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
British Sky Broadcasting Group 874.50 -5.46 17:08
GlaxoSmithKline 1,423.00 -3.16 17:08
Petrofac Ltd. 1,127.00 -2.17 17:08
Rexam 513.00 -2.01 17:00
GKN 344.20 -1.99 17:08

Top News

UK house prices slow in July, Hometrack survey reveals

House prices in Britain rose at the slowest pace in more than a year in July following the introduction of tougher mortgage rules, according to a Hometrack survey on Friday....[more]

European diplomats discuss tougher economic sanctions against Russia

European ambassadors on Friday reached a preliminary agreement about economic sanctions against Russia after last week's downing of a Malaysian airliner....[more]

BSkyB's deal with Fox presents challenge, says Hargreaves Lansdown

British Sky Broadcasting Group's (BSkyB) annual results were overshadowed on Friday by its deal with to acquire 21st Century Fox's holdings in Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: RBS tops the leaders after surprise H1 profit

RBS delivered a better-than-expected first half operating performance, but said no one at the 80% taxpayer-owned bank was "complacent about the challenges ahead"....[more]

Anglo American H1 earnings rise but profit drops 10%

Anglo American reported a 3% rise in underlying half-year earnings, lifted by an improved business performance and depreciating producer currencies, although this was partially offset by input cost inflation, the effect of the platinum strike and lower prices, primarily in bulk commodities....[more]

Vodafone Q1 revenue falls 4.4%

Telecoms giant Vodafone posted a 4.4% decline in organic group revenue to £10,204m for the quarter ended June 30th, while group service revenue fell 4.2% to £9,446m, as anticipated....[more]

BSkyB confirms 21st Century Fox deal in annual results

British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) confirmed on Friday that it is buying the entire stake of Sky Italia and a 57.4% interest in Sky Deutschland from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox....[more]

Cable & Wireless Communications halts revenue decline

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), a British telecommunications company, didn't grow sales in the first quarter but it was an improvement on previous declines....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Market overview: FTSE ends lower after IMF downgrade

Fri, 25 July 2014

1630: Close The FTSE 100 finished down 29.91 points to 6791.55 after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its forecast for world growth. The IMF lowered its global growth predictions, down from t... [more]

Spirit Pub non-exec increase stake by a third

Fri, 25 July 2014

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

Sector movers: Electronic and real estate stocks slide

Fri, 25 July 2014

Real estate stocks declined, led by Hammerson and British Land, after a report showed UK house prices grew at the slowest pace in 18 months in July. ... [more]

Company News [more]

VinaLand to divest stake in Marie Curie project

Fri, 25 July 2014

AIM-listed investment firm VinaLand plans to divest its 64.5% stake in the company that owns the Marie Curie project due to current market conditions. ... [more]

Spectris disappoints with half year figures

Fri, 25 July 2014

Shares in Spectris moved sharply lower after the instrumentation and controls company reported lower than expected half-year results. ... [more]

Horizon Discovery awarded £0.8m contract

Fri, 25 July 2014

Research tools provider Horizon Discovery has been contracted by bio medicine group Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development Commercialisation (OPDC) for $0.8m. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK house prices slow in July, Hometrack survey reveals

Fri, 25 July 2014

House prices in Britain rose at the slowest pace in more than a year in July following the introduction of tougher mortgage rules, according to a Hometrack survey on Friday. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Spirit Pub non-exec increase stake by a third

Fri, 25 July 2014

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

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eyes on Barclays during frantic week

Thu, 24 July 2014

An extremely busy week lies ahead, with a tumult of the largest companies on the London stock market announcing second-quarter and half-year results.... [more]