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FTSE 100: 6946.66015625 - 16:44:08
FTSE 100 6,946.6602 -3.0700 -0.0442% 27/02/2015
DOW JONES 18,149.1602 -81.7199 -0.4487% 27/02/2015
NASDAQ 100 4,440.6719 -21.6000 -0.4841% 27/02/2015
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GBP/USD 1.5440 0.0030 0.2010% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,214.0000 0.0575 0.4759% 27/02/15 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 61.2300 0.0023 0.3770% 27/02/15 22:00:13
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BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 580.00 3.66 17:11
Associated British Foods 3,125.00 2.49 17:10
Intertek Group 2,530.00 2.43 17:10
InterContinental Hotels Group 2,650.00 2.12 17:10
Imperial Tobacco Group 3,193.00 2.08 17:08

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Intu Properties 353.50 -5.10 17:07
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 367.20 -5.02 17:11
Barclays 256.90 -1.98 17:11
Weir Group 1,704.00 -1.73 16:56
Aberdeen Asset Management 468.60 -1.53 17:07

Top News

London close: Stocks inch lower as US data and comes in mixed

London close: Stocks inch lower as US data and comes in mixed

Despite setting a new intraday record just before the close, the FTSE 100 finished just a few points lower as investors took profits after a batch of mixed economic data from the States.

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FTSE 100 movers: IAG soars on higher operating earnings, Intu properties drops on lower rents

FTSE 100 movers: IAG soars on higher operating earnings, Intu properties drops on lower rents

British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines flew to the top of the risers after reporting operating earnings 80.5% higher at £1.4bn for 2014....[more]

Sector movers: Lloyds and StanChart gain but banking sector edges lower

Sector movers: Lloyds and StanChart gain but banking sector edges lower

The UK banking sector was slightly lower on Friday as well-received results from Lloyds and decent gains from Standard Chartered were offset......[more]

ITV confirms takeover talks with John de Mol's £500m-plus Talpa Media

ITV confirms takeover talks with John de Mol's £500m-plus Talpa Media

Broadcaster and programme maker ITV has confirmed it is in takeover talks with Talpa Media, the maker of reality television and dramas....[more]

Premier African Minerals hires mining funding veteran

Premier African Minerals hires mining funding veteran

The hiring of mining veteran Michael Foster by AIM-listed Premier African Minerals has been hailed by analysts at Shore Capital.

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Rio Tinto streamlines group structure

Rio Tinto streamlines group structure

Diversified mining group Rio Tinto has announced......[more]

Intu maintains dividend as earnings miss forecasts

Intu maintains dividend as earnings miss forecasts

UK shopping centre owner Intu Properties said......[more]

IAG turnaround takes off as profits soar

IAG turnaround takes off as profits soar

Full year profits soared at IAG in 2014....[more]

Old Mutual profit rises 16% on US and UK growth

Old Mutual profit rises 16% on US and UK growth

Improving economic growth in Britain and the US......[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Rightmove up

FTSE 250 movers: Rightmove up

Rightmove was top of the risers as Cannacord Genuity upgraded its rating on the stock....[more]

Petrofac CFO buys shares after interims

Petrofac CFO buys shares after interims

Petrofac's financial officer increased his stake in the group two days after the oilfield......[more]

Market Tech snaps up Camden properties

Market Tech snaps up Camden properties

Camden Market owner Market Tech has announced three property deals......[more]

MPs urge change to BBC licence fee

MPs urge change to BBC licence fee

British MPs have condemned the BBC?s annual licence fee....[more]

Facebook rolls out suicide prevention

Facebook rolls out suicide prevention

Facebook announced that it has added new resources......[more]

US GDP falls from 2.6% to 2.2% in Q4

US GDP falls from 2.6% to 2.2% in Q4

US gross domestic product in the fourth quarter fell to 2.2%......[more]

Tuition fees £6,000 under Labour

Tuition fees £6,000 under Labour

Ed Miliband has confirmed that if elected, Labour will cut tuition fees......[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Greek bailout, Ukraine gas, National Rail

Friday newspaper round-up: Greek bailout, Ukraine gas, National Rail

Germany is expected to approve a new bailout deal for Greece on Friday, The Telegraph reported.

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Market Buzz [more]

Petrofac CFO buys shares following better-than-expected interim results

Petrofac CFO buys shares following better-than-expected interim results

Fri, 27 February 2015

Petrofac's financial officer increased his stake in the group two days after the oilfield services group released a good set of full-year results.... [more]

Sector movers: Lloyds and StanChart gain but banking sector edges lower

Fri, 27 February 2015

The UK banking sector was slightly lower on Friday as well-received results from Lloyds and decent gains from Standard Chartered were offset by falls in the share prices of RBS, HSBC and Barclays.... [more]

Broker tips: Lloyds, RBS, Rightmove

Fri, 27 February 2015

Shares in banking group Lloyds edged higher on Friday after shareholders celebrated their first dividend payment in six years, though weaker-than-expected results prompted Shore Capital to retain a 'h... [more]

Company News [more]

Premier African Minerals hires mining funding veteran

Premier African Minerals hires mining funding veteran

Fri, 27 February 2015

The hiring of mining veteran Michael Foster by AIM-listed Premier African Minerals has been hailed by analysts at Shore Capital.... [more]

ITV confirms takeover talks with John de Mol's £500m-plus Talpa Media

Fri, 27 February 2015

Broadcaster and programme maker ITV has confirmed it is in takeover talks with Talpa Media, the maker of reality television and dramas including 'The Voice' and 'Utopia' that has been valued at over £... [more]

Market Tech snaps up three more Camden Market properties

Fri, 27 February 2015

Camden Market owner Market Tech has announced three property deals in the north London borough with large frontages along the Regents Canal.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Tuition fees would drop to £6,000 under Labour

Fri, 27 February 2015

Ed Miliband has confirmed that if elected, Labour will cut tuition fees in England to £6,000 from autumn 2006.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Petrofac CFO buys shares following better-than-expected interim results

Fri, 27 February 2015

Petrofac's financial officer increased his stake in the group two days after the oilfield services group released a good set of full-year results.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Greek negotiations and GDP data in focus

Fri, 20 February 2015

The news-flow surrounding the on-going discussions between Athens and other European capitals will likely be the main focus of attention for markets next week.... [more]