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NASDAQ 100 4,184.7212 -49.9328 -1.1791% 04/09/2015
DOW JONES 16,079.5996 -272.3798 -1.6634% 04/09/2015
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GBP/USD 1.5170 -0.0080 -0.5470% 08/04/15 23:00:00
GOLD 1,118.2500 -0.0975 -0.8644% 04/09/15 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 50.0700 -0.0112 -2.1879% 04/09/15 22:00:13
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BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Keurig Green Mountain Inc 58.38 1.65 22:10
Dollar Tree Inc 68.09 1.63 22:10
Micron Technology Inc. 16.82 1.39 22:07
Mylan Inc. 48.05 1.33 22:10
Viacom Inc. Class B 43.34 0.44 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TripAdvisor Inc. 67.21 -3.25 22:10
Yahoo! Inc. 31.58 -2.95 22:10
Vimpelcom Ltd Ads 4.52 -2.80 22:08
Xilinx Inc. 40.07 -2.72 22:10
KLA-Tencor Corp. 47.54 -2.64 22:05

Top News

London close: Equities drop after worse-than-forecast non-farms

London close: Equities drop after worse-than-forecast non-farms

Equities in the UK market ended lower on Friday after the US non-farm payrolls report missed forecasts.

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FTSE 100 movers: Hikma nudges up on Goldman upgrade, miners slide

FTSE 100 movers: Hikma nudges up on Goldman upgrade, miners slide

London's top-flight index was down 2.2% to 6,059.90 at 1515 BST, extending earlier losses following a weaker-than-expected......[more]

US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August, short of forecast

US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August, short of forecast

The US economy added 173,000 jobs in August, data released on Friday by the Labor Department showed.

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Time to move on interest rates, Fed's Lacker says

Time to move on interest rates, Fed's Lacker says

The direct implications of the recent market turmoil for the US economy “appear to be quite limited”, according to a top US policymaker.

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Standard Chartered plans to cut 250 managing directors, reports say

Standard Chartered plans to cut 250 managing directors, reports say

Standard Chartered is reportedly considering cutting its senior banking staff by a quarter, as it seeks to rebound from a two-year profit slide.

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AstraZeneca wins extension of US approval of Brilinta

AstraZeneca wins extension of US approval of Brilinta

AstraZeneca has won an extension to US......[more]

GVC trumps 888 Holdings in battle for Bwin

GVC trumps 888 Holdings in battle for Bwin

GVC Holdings has trumped rival......[more]

Northcote Energy to take part in Mexican field bid round

Northcote Energy to take part in Mexican field bid round

Shares in Northcote Energy jumped......[more]

Pinnacle Technology agrees cloud deal with Baxters

Pinnacle Technology agrees cloud deal with Baxters

Pinnacle Technology announced......[more]

Lloyds remains UK's leading mortgage lender

Lloyds remains UK's leading mortgage lender

Lloyds Banking Group has held onto its lead as the UK's biggest mortgage lender......[more]

Fitbug chairman Fergus Kee steps down

Fitbug chairman Fergus Kee steps down

Fitbug’s chairman, Fergus Kee, has decided to step down from the board after four years.

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Aberdeen to buy Parmenion

Aberdeen to buy Parmenion

Aberdeen Assets Management has reached an agreement to acquire......[more]

EU leaders raise concerns as migrants scuffle with Hungarian police

EU leaders raise concerns as migrants scuffle with Hungarian police

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that flow of migrants into Europe was endless...[more]

Hinkley Point nuclear power plant delayed past 2023

Hinkley Point nuclear power plant delayed past 2023

French energy giant EDF admitted it on Friday....[more]

Cameron and Spain's Rajoy propose EU measures to boost competition

Cameron and Spain's Rajoy propose EU measures to boost competition

British Prime Minister David Cameron has called for new measures to link the energy sectors ...[more]

Google's Doodle pays tribute to Joan Aiken on her 91st birthday

Google's Doodle pays tribute to Joan Aiken on her 91st birthday

Google on Friday paid tribute to British novelist Joan Aiken...[more]

Putin says al-Assad is ready for early Syrian elections

Putin says al-Assad is ready for early Syrian elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was ready to hold early parliamentary elections...[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: GVC, Hinkley Point, banks

Friday newspaper round-up: GVC, Hinkley Point, banks

GVC is understood to have trumped rival 888 in the £1bn bidding war for online gambling company Bwin.Party. The board of Bwin, which recommended a takeover by 888 in July, is believed to have met on Thursday to decide between its two suitors. The Telegraph understands that on Thursday night the board decided to switch its recommendation to Sportingbet-owner GVC, which has made an offer that values Bwin at about £1.1bn, or 130p-a-share based on Thursday’s stock market closing price. - Telegraph

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Market Buzz [more]

IP Group's CFO sells shares after fundraising

IP Group's CFO sells shares after fundraising

Fri, 04 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - IP Group's chief financial officer sold shares in the developer of intellectual property-based businesses.... [more]

Broker tips: Hikma Pharmaceuticals, BP, GKN

Fri, 04 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - Goldman Sachs upgraded Hikma Pharmaceuticals to 'buy' from 'neutral', added the stock to its regional stock 'focus list' and lifted its price target to 2,840p from 2,210p.... [more]

Goldman Sachs upgrades Hikma on Roxane Labs acquisition

Fri, 04 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - Goldman Sachs upgraded Hikma Pharmaceuticals to 'buy' from 'neutral', added the stock to its regional stock 'focus list' and lifted its price target to 2,840p from 2,210p.... [more]

Company News [more]

Standard Chartered plans to cut 250 managing directors, reports say

Standard Chartered plans to cut 250 managing directors, reports say

Fri, 04 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - Standard Chartered is reportedly considering cutting its senior banking staff by a quarter, as it seeks to rebound from a two-year profit slide.... [more]

Aberdeen Asset Management to acquire Parmenion

Fri, 04 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - Aberdeen Assets Management has reached an agreement to acquire Parmenion Capital Partners and its sister company, Self Directed Holdings.... [more]

Fitbug chairman Fergus Kee steps down

Fri, 04 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - Fitbug's chairman, Fergus Kee, has decided to step down from the board after four years.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK car registrations hit the throttle in August

Fri, 04 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - British new car registrations surged in August, as buyers were buoyed by new financing deals, an industry body said on Friday.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

IP Group's CFO sells shares after fundraising

Fri, 04 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - IP Group's chief financial officer sold shares in the developer of intellectual property-based businesses.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: BoE's vote follows Chinese market re-opening

Fri, 04 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - Next week, there is plenty of grist for the market's mill, with several potential opportunities for sharp market moves as Chinese stock markets re-open on Monday after their long we... [more]