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NASDAQ 100 4,523.8931 11.3520 0.2516% 31/05/2016
DOW JONES 17,780.4609 -86.0207 -0.4813% 31/05/2016
EUR/USD 1.1130 0.0000 -0.0180% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.4450 -0.0030 -0.2230% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,212.1000 0.0000 0.0000% 31/05/16 22:00:14
BRENT CRUDE 50.0200 0.0000 0.0000% 31/05/16 22:00:14
UK RISK PREMIUM 129.0000 2.0000 1.5700% 31/05/16 17:40:01
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Seagate Technology Plc 22.56 4.16 22:07
Western Digital Corp. 46.54 3.45 22:00
Micron Technology Inc. 12.72 3.33 22:07
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 93.15 3.06 22:00
Endo International Plc 15.81 2.80 22:00

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Baidu Inc. 178.54 -3.50 21:47
Vodafone Group Plc ADS 33.99 -2.02 22:07
Autodesk Inc. 58.27 -1.80 22:00
Liberty Media Corporation - Class A 19.48 -1.77 22:07
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. 61.44 -1.63 22:00

Top News

London close: Stocks drop as polls show support for Brexit

London close: Stocks drop as polls show support for Brexit

UK equities declined on Tuesday as investors sifted through economic data and reacted to polls showing support for Brexit.

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Genel confirms $11.45m payment for Taq Taq oil sales in April

Genel confirms $11.45m payment for Taq Taq oil sales in April

Genel Energy said the Taq Taq field partners have received a payment of $11.45m from the Kurdistan Regional Government for oil sales......[more]

Austin Reed to close all stores; 1,000 jobs to be lost

Austin Reed to close all stores; 1,000 jobs to be lost

Britain?s high streets suffered another blow on Tuesday as it emerged that clothing retailer Austin Reed will close all 120 of its stores....[more]

US consumer confidence unexpectedly drops in May

US consumer confidence unexpectedly drops in May

US consumer confidence unexpectedly deteriorated in May, according to data from the Conference Board.

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3i to invest €181m in German car parts maker Schlemmer in buyout

3i to invest €181m in German car parts maker Schlemmer in buyout

Private equity group 3i said it had agreed to invest €181m in German car parts maker Schlemmer as part of a buyout.

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Alliance Trust confirms merger approach

Alliance Trust confirms merger approach

Alliance Trust said it has received an unsolicited......[more]

IG Group sees full-year earnings slightly ahead

IG Group sees full-year earnings slightly ahead

Spreadbetting firm IG Group reported solid......[more]

John Laing Infra buys stake in Oldham PPP

John Laing Infra buys stake in Oldham PPP

John Laing Infrastructure said it has completed......[more]

Scottish Investment Trust first half income up, but returns fall

Scottish Investment Trust first half income up, but returns fall

Scottish Investment Trust said first half net asset......[more]

The Ottoman Fund's shares suspended

The Ottoman Fund's shares suspended

The Ottoman Fund's shares have been suspended on AIM pending publication......[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Inmarsat slides

FTSE 100 movers: Inmarsat slides

The FTSE was flat in late afternoon trade as losses made on the back of the slump......[more]

Diesel scandal puts brake on VW Q1 results

Diesel scandal puts brake on VW Q1 results

First quarter pre-tax profits at German car maker Volkswagen slumped almost 20% to €3.2bn as diesel emissions scandal continued to take its toll.

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US consumer spending rises by the most in almost seven years in April

US consumer spending rises by the most in almost seven years in April

Personal consumption in the US jumped last month by the most in almost seven years.

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Pound dips following positive news for 'Leave' camp over the weekend

Pound dips following positive news for 'Leave' camp over the weekend

A slight dip in the value of the pound was linked to news that a majority of those betting on the result of the upcoming referendum on membership of the European Union over the Monday holiday had put their money on the 'Remain' camp.

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Tuesday newspaper round-up: HSBC, Brexit polls, Alliance Trust

Tuesday newspaper round-up: HSBC, Brexit polls, Alliance Trust

HSBC’s Stuart Gulliver is the European bank chief executive who investors would most like to be replaced, according to a recent poll of large shareholders. When 74 institutional investors were polled by Autonomous Research and asked to each name three banks in Europe “most in need of a change in CEO”, Mr Gulliver, who has run the region’s biggest lender since 2011, won by a chunky margin. - Financial Times

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Tuesday broker round-up

Tuesday broker round-up

B&M European Value: Retail HSBC reiterates buy with a 410p target.

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Broker tips: St Modwen Properties, Bodycote

Broker tips: St Modwen Properties, Bodycote

Numis reiterated a ‘buy’ rating and target price of 535p on St Modwen Properties after the property company said trading for the year had started well.

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Small caps news round-up

Small caps news round-up

Cancer treatment developer Advanced Oncotherapy said it had made good full year progress in developing its 'LIGHT' system, although losses for the full year widened. The company's Geneva-based development team is working on a proprietary proton accelerator called Linac Image Guided Hadron Technology (LIGHT).

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ServicePower secures deal with Canada-based Kambio

ServicePower secures deal with Canada-based Kambio

Workforce management software company ServicePower Technologies announced a new contract win on Monday, securing a deal with Canada-based preventative auto maintenance services firm Kambio for its Nexus FS Field Service Management software.

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Quixant, Ainsworth extend relationship for five years

Quixant, Ainsworth extend relationship for five years

Specialised computing platform provider Quixant announced the signing of a multi-year contract on Monday, with gaming solutions manufacturer Ainsworth Game Technology.

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Facebook, Microsoft pair-up to build Atlantic subsea cable

Facebook, Microsoft pair-up to build Atlantic subsea cable

US tech giants Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to build a high-specification undersea cable across the Atlantic to deliver speedy online and cloud services for their respective customers.

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Market Buzz [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Tata Steel, Brexit, BHS

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Tata Steel, Brexit, BHS

Wed, 01 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - India's Tata Steel has completed the sale of part of its European steel business, even as it remains silent on progress towards finding a buyer for the bulk of the UK operation. The... [more]

Broker tips: St Modwen Properties, Bodycote

Tue, 31 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Numis reiterated a 'buy' rating and target price of 535p on St Modwen Properties after the property company said trading for the year had started well.... [more]

JP Morgan prefers French stocks over Continental peers because of lower China exposure

Tue, 31 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Bank shares in the Eurozone might be set to recover some of the value relative to their US-listed peers which they had surrendered year-to-date, strategists at JP Morgan said.... [more]

Company News [more]

Recurring earnings up, reported profits slashed at LondonMetric

Recurring earnings up, reported profits slashed at LondonMetric

Wed, 01 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Real estate investment trust LondonMetric reported a 19% increase in recurring profits on Wednesday, with its EPRA earnings for the year to 31 March hitting £48.5m, compared with £4... [more]

Meggitt completes $600m private placing

Wed, 01 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Aerospace engineer Meggitt said it had completed a private placement of $600m seven and 10 year senior notes with 23 US-based investors.... [more]

UBM buys Content Marketing Institute for $17.6m

Wed, 01 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - UBM has acquired Content Marketing Institute (CMI) for $17.6m with an additional earn-out subject to meeting profit targets over the next two years.... [more]

Economic News [more]

EU referendum reportedly dragging on London luxury home sales

Tue, 31 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The market for homes in prime central London is stagnating before the June 23 referendum on the UK future membership of the European Union, Bloomberg reported, citing Knight Frank L... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Director dealings: Telit Communications chairman adds to stake

Tue, 31 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Telit Communication chairman Enrico Testa has shown his confidence that the company's hardware and software products are gaining traction with industry.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Manufacturing surveys, US jobs report in focus

Fri, 27 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Economic data over the coming holiday-shortened week will provide investors with further clues on the staying power of the US economic expansion and clues regarding the efficacy, or... [more]