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FTSE 100: 6534.85009766 - 11:01:01
FTSE 100 6,534.8501 -22.6700 -0.3457% 11:01:01
DOW JONES 16,807.0801 -238.1904 -1.3976% 01/10/2014
NASDAQ 100 3,984.7429 -64.7021 -1.5978% 01/10/2014
EUR/USD 1.2630 0.0010 0.1090% 09/01/14 23:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6150 -0.0030 -0.1810% 09/01/14 23:00:00
GOLD 1,216.5000 0.0000 0.0000% 01/10/14 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 95.2900 0.0000 0.0000% 01/10/14 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 145.0000 -1.0000 -0.6800% 02/10/14 10:40:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Johnson Matthey 2,860.00 1.24 11:08
Hargreaves Lansdown 939.00 1.08 11:06
Rolls-Royce Holdings 952.00 0.85 11:08
Prudential 1,368.00 0.81 11:08
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 161.10 0.75 11:08

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Ashtead Group 979.50 -4.35 11:08
Babcock International Group 1,050.00 -3.23 11:08
BG Group 1,063.00 -2.74 11:08
Burberry Group 1,442.00 -2.30 11:08
IMI 1,185.00 -1.74 11:08

Top News

Xaar warns on profits, again, as China construction slowdown weighs

Xaar warns on profits, again, as China construction slowdown weighs

Print-head maker Xaar has again warned on profits for the current and next full year as a further slowdown in Chinese tile production activity has hit demand for its products....[more]

Thursday newspaper round-up:  Energy suppliers, Tesco, S&P

Thursday newspaper round-up: Energy suppliers, Tesco, S&P

Six of the main energy suppliers are facing losing a quarter of their profits over the next six years, the Guardian reported on Thursday.

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Domino's Pizza delivers tasty quarterly performance from UK and Switzerland

Domino's Pizza delivers tasty quarterly performance from UK and Switzerland

Domino's served up yet another tasty set of numbers, driven by a strong UK performance, continued emphasis on promotions and more customers ordering online....[more]

London open: Stocks start the day lower ahead of the ECB, Virgin Money to float

London open: Stocks start the day lower ahead of the ECB, Virgin Money to float

UK stocks were off ahead of the ECB decision. On a positive note, investors were busy as several large IPOs got underway in the UK, Germany and Saudi Arabia....[more]

Balfour Beatty sells PPP stake

Balfour Beatty sells PPP stake

Balfour Beatty will sell its 50% interest in a UK project....[more]

Sky makes $0.7m investment in Roku

Sky makes $0.7m investment in Roku

BSkyB has made a further $0.7m equity investment....[more]

John Laing completes acquisitions

John Laing completes acquisitions

John Laing has purchased two new assets....[more]

Ophir Energy's Tanzania discovery

Ophir Energy's Tanzania discovery

Ophir Energy has discovered gas at its Kamba-1 well....[more]

Carillion content with cash flow

Carillion content with cash flow

Carillion's quarterly results were in line, as analysts kept Balfour Beatty merger rumours alive....[more]

Investors need clarity on Sainsbury debt covenants

Investors need clarity on Sainsbury debt covenants

There are important differences amongst the Big Four which must be taken into account. ...[more]

Virgin Money to float on LSE

Virgin Money to float on LSE

Richard Branson's retail bank has confirmed its plans to raise £150m for an initial public offering....[more]

ECB will raise euro/dollar volatility

ECB will raise euro/dollar volatility

Technical analysts at Digital Look were quick to point out on Thursday that volatility......[more]

SIG refinances revolving credit facility

SIG refinances revolving credit facility

SIG has refinanced its £250m revolving credit facility with a new five-year deal with Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and Commerzbank.

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Afren to return staffing levels to normal at Barda Rash

Afren to return staffing levels to normal at Barda Rash

Oil and gas explorer Afren failed to cheer investors with the news it has begun returning staffing levels to normal at the Barda Rash field.

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Market Buzz [more]

Thursday broker round-up

Thursday broker round-up

Thu, 02 October 2014

British Sky Broadcasting: Credit Suisse ups target price from 600p to 630p and reiterates an underperform rating.... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Sainsbury, Tesco, UBM

Thu, 02 October 2014

Competition in the UK groceries market has simply gotten downright vicious, as the disruptive German discounters Aldi and Lidl carve themselves a piece of the market. That is so much so the case that ... [more]

Thursday tips round-up: RBS, Icap

Wed, 01 October 2014

The speech delivered by the RBS boss at this year's Merrill Lynch banking conference, in London, was far more upbeat than the one delivered by his predecessor Fred Goodwin, in 2008, during the start o... [more]

Company News [more]

Ophir Energy's shares rise on Tanzania discovery

Ophir Energy's shares rise on Tanzania discovery

Thu, 02 October 2014

Ophir Energy has discovered 1.03trn cubic feet of gas at its Kamba-1 well in Tanzania.... [more]

Afren to return staffing levels to normal at Barda Rash

Thu, 02 October 2014

Oil and gas explorer Afren failed to cheer investors with the news it has begun returning staffing levels to normal at the Barda Rash field.... [more]

John Laing completes acquisitions following £50m placing

Thu, 02 October 2014

John Laing Infrastructure Fund (JLIF) has completed the acquisition of two assets from the John Laing portfolio following a £50m placing.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Ministry of Defence invests £3.2bn in the Royal Navy

Wed, 01 October 2014

Ministry of Defence has awarded £3.2bn of contracts to Babcock and BAE systems, securing about 7,500 jobs at the UK's naval bases in Devonport, Faslane and Portsmouth. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Central Asia Metals NXD sells 10 days before ex-divi date

Wed, 01 October 2014

Robert Cathery, a non-executive director of AIM miner Central Asia Metals sold £2.6m of shares at a price of 168.75p, a few days after the company put out its interim results and 10 days before the sh... [more]

TSB chairman opens account

Tue, 30 September 2014

Week Ahead

Week ahead: ECB and US non-farm payrolls in focus

Fri, 26 September 2014

Traders will be focusing on the European Central Bank's policy meeting on Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi indicated this past week that he is open to the possibility of ado... [more]