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FTSE 100: 6675.89013672 - 16:29:59
FTSE 100 6,675.8901 -17.7001 -0.2643% 20/11/2014
DOW JONES 17,693.9902 33.2695 0.1881% 20/11/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,242.0898 19.4279 0.4601% 20/11/2014
EUR/USD 1.2560 0.0010 0.1060% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.5710 0.0020 0.1070% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,190.0000 -0.0600 -0.5017% 20/11/14 22:00:15
BRENT CRUDE 78.9200 -0.0004 -0.0507% 20/11/14 22:00:15
UK RISK PREMIUM 130.0000 1.0000 0.7800% 20/11/14 17:00:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Johnson Matthey 3,341.00 6.00 17:00
Babcock International Group 1,184.00 5.90 17:09
Petrofac Ltd. 1,178.00 2.70 17:03
TUI Travel 427.10 2.52 17:00
Friends Life Group Limited 343.00 2.02 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Rio Tinto 2,865.00 -2.62 17:15
BHP Billiton 1,582.50 -2.62 17:15
National Grid 936.00 -2.55 17:15
Sports Direct International 638.00 -2.37 17:09
Anglo American 1,293.50 -2.23 17:09

Top News

US close: Stocks rise as data shows improvements in US economy

US close: Stocks rise as data shows improvements in US economy

US stocks advanced on Thursday, as concerns over weaker growth overseas were overshadowed by data showing improvements in the US economy....[more]

Rolls-Royce confirms major Airbus orders from Delta Air Lines

Rolls-Royce confirms major Airbus orders from Delta Air Lines

Engine maker confirms £5bn deal for engines and care supply as Airbus wins deal to supply 50 aircraft from Delta Air Lines....[more]

Friday preview: ECB's Draghi speaks in Frankfurt amid QE speculation

Friday preview: ECB's Draghi speaks in Frankfurt amid QE speculation

ECB President Mario Draghi will speak in Frankfurt, after saying he was open to government bond-buying to boost the weak Eurozone economy....[more]

London close: Stocks take hit from downbeat Eurozone data

London close: Stocks take hit from downbeat Eurozone data

London shares took a knock from downbeat Eurozone manufacturing and services data and economic woe in China on Thursday....[more]

Sterling to surge to 15-year high against Euro by 2017, says Goldman Sachs

Sterling to surge to 15-year high against Euro by 2017, says Goldman Sachs

Sterling will climb relentlessly against the euro over the next three years, reaching levels last seen over a decade ago, says Goldman Sachs....[more]

Grainger's annual profits increase

Grainger's annual profits increase

Annual profits at property owner Grainger jumped....[more]

Land Securities gains full control of Wapping estate

Land Securities gains full control of Wapping estate

Land Securities bought Thomas More Square....[more]

Close Brothers confident after strong results

Close Brothers confident after strong results

UK merchant bank Close Brothers reported......[more]

Euromoney's events business grows

Euromoney's events business grows

Euromoney Institutional Investor reported......[more]

BHP Billiton investors to vote on spin-off in May

BHP Billiton investors to vote on spin-off in May

Miner set to vote next spring on whether to hive off less profitable businesses....[more]

China and EU weakness weigh on industrials

China and EU weakness weigh on industrials

UK manufacturing recovery slowed in November, survey shows....[more]

FTSE 250 Movers: Miners hit by Chinese data

FTSE 250 Movers: Miners hit by Chinese data

Kaz Minerals's shares plummeted alongside other mining companies......[more]

German factory data disappoints

German factory data disappoints

German manufacturing activity declined unexpectedly....[more]

Citigroup banker found dead

Citigroup banker found dead

New York banker found with throat slashed....[more]

Thursday broker round-up

Thursday broker round-up

AGA Rangemaster: N+1 Singer cuts target price from 200p to 165p and stays with its 'buy' recommendation.

...[more]

Broker tips: Babcock, Johnson Matthey, Great Portland Estates

Broker tips: Babcock, Johnson Matthey, Great Portland Estates

Engineering support services group Babcock International’s interims were “very solid”, Investec analyst John Lawson said in a research note on Thursday.

...[more]

Weakness in China and the Eurozone weighs on industrial orders, CBI says

Weakness in China and the Eurozone weighs on industrial orders, CBI says

The recovery in British manufacturing slowed in November as a result of sluggish export demand, the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) industrial trends survey showed.

...[more]

Thursday tips round-up: Enterprise Inns, Punch Taverns, ICAP

Thursday tips round-up: Enterprise Inns, Punch Taverns, ICAP

Change is good, but not quite what UK MPs have in mind. Their vote in favour of ending the so-called ‘beer-tie’ is a great idea. In effect, it will allow large pub operators to purchase their beer from wherever they like, instead of being forced to buy it from the likes of Enterprise Inns or Punch Taverns from which they let their properties.

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Market Buzz [more]

Thursday tips round-up: Enterprise Inns, Punch Taverns, ICAP

Thursday tips round-up: Enterprise Inns, Punch Taverns, ICAP

Thu, 20 November 2014

Change is good, but not quite what UK MPs have in mind. Their vote in favour of ending the so-called 'beer-tie' is a great idea. In effect, it will allow large pub operators to purchase their beer fro... [more]

Friday preview: ECB's Draghi speaks in Frankfurt amid QE speculation

Thu, 20 November 2014

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi will speak in Frankfurt on Friday after saying he was open to government bond-buying to boost the weak Eurozone economy.... [more]

To dips in at Hutchinson China-Meditech

Thu, 20 November 2014

Since falling below 40p in the height of the financial crisis, shares in Hutchison China MediTech (Hutchison Chi-Med) have climbed and climbed and climbed more than 3,000% but executive chairman Simon... [more]

Company News [more]

Former JJB Sports CEO found guilty of fraud

Former JJB Sports CEO found guilty of fraud

Thu, 20 November 2014

Christopher Ronnie, former JJB Sports chief executive, was on Thursday found guilty of a £1m fraud after failing to give evidence during his trial.... [more]

Stellar Resources shares soar after positive assays in Wales

Thu, 20 November 2014

Mining firm Stellar Resources revealed positive assays from sampling at the Clogau St David's gold mine in Wales.... [more]

Sprue Aegis detects higher-than-expected annual profits

Thu, 20 November 2014

Smoke and carbon monoxide detector maker Sprue Aegis alerted the market to the prospect of higher-than-expected annual underlying profits on Thursday.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Weakness in China and the Eurozone weighs on industrial orders, CBI says

Thu, 20 November 2014

The recovery in British manufacturing slowed in November as a result of sluggish export demand, the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) industrial trends survey showed.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

To dips in at Hutchinson China-Meditech

Thu, 20 November 2014

Since falling below 40p in the height of the financial crisis, shares in Hutchison China MediTech (Hutchison Chi-Med) have climbed and climbed and climbed more than 3,000% but executive chairman Simon... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: FOMC minutes and Eurozone PMIs wil centre markets“ attention

Fri, 14 November 2014

The axis of risk events will shift back towards the United Kingdom and Eurozone over the coming week.... [more]