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NASDAQ 100 4,351.7988 -67.0321 -1.5170% 17/04/2015
DOW JONES 17,793.9707 -279.4695 -1.5435% 17/04/2015
EUR/USD 1.0810 0.0040 0.3810% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.4950 0.0010 0.0670% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,203.3500 -0.0100 -0.0830% 17/04/15 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 64.3300 0.0190 3.0434% 17/04/15 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 01/01/70 00:00:00
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Mattel Inc. 26.75 5.84 22:10
Mylan Inc. 69.82 4.46 22:05
Seagate Technology Plc 57.43 2.63 22:05
Netflix Inc. 571.55 1.69 22:10
Western Digital Corp. 99.44 1.65 22:00

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Vimpelcom Ltd Ads 5.67 -4.71 22:10
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 81.75 -3.55 21:59
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 125.07 -3.00 22:08
Ross Stores Inc. 100.40 -2.96 21:41
Yahoo! Inc. 44.45 -2.91 21:59

Top News

London close: Stocks drop 0.9% in volatile session amid Greek worries

London close: Stocks drop 0.9% in volatile session amid Greek worries

UK stocks dropped sharply with the FTSE 100 finishing below the 7,000 level for the first time in seven sessions, after a terminal blackout and changes in Chinese trading regulations.

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Serco's £555m rights issue wins backing of shareholders

Serco's £555m rights issue wins backing of shareholders

Shares in outsourcing company Serco dipped into the red on Friday after shareholders approved a rights issue....[more]

Ryanair told to reduce its stake in Aer Lingus by competition watchdog

Ryanair told to reduce its stake in Aer Lingus by competition watchdog

Budget airline Ryanair has been forced to reduce its 29.8% stake in Irish carrier Aer Lingus by the CMA....[more]

Poundland ploughs ahead with 99p Store deal with full CMA probe

Poundland ploughs ahead with 99p Store deal with full CMA probe

Discount retailer Poundland has decided to plough ahead with its takeover of rival 99p Stores......[more]

Greece to 'run out of funds' by end of the month, according to a report

Greece to 'run out of funds' by end of the month, according to a report

The Greek government could run out of money at the end of the month, when it will have to tap into its remaining cash resources.

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Sound Oil on track at Nervesa project

Sound Oil on track at Nervesa project

Sound Oil has reiterated its expectation for its......[more]

Astrazeneca wins status for eye cancer drug

Astrazeneca wins status for eye cancer drug

Astrazeneca's eye cancer treatment, selumetinib......[more]

Nestle first quarter sales sweeter than expected

Nestle first quarter sales sweeter than expected

Nestle, the world?s biggest packaged food maker......[more]

Quindell approves Slater & Gordon deal

Quindell approves Slater & Gordon deal

Shareholders in Quindell on Friday voted to approve......[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Rolls Royce gains

FTSE 100 movers: Rolls Royce gains

Rolls Royce was one of a handful of stocks remaining in the green....[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Miners lower as prices fluctuate

FTSE 250 movers: Miners lower as prices fluctuate

Mining stocks were trading lower, a result of widespread fluctuation in metal prices....[more]

Sector movers: Greek concerns dent sentiment

Sector movers: Greek concerns dent sentiment

Persistent concerns over Greece defaulting on its sovereign debt obligations......[more]

Ex-IMF chief freed from custody

Ex-IMF chief freed from custody

Former IMF head Rodrigo Rato was released after Spanish......[more]

Bloomberg blackout hits markets

Bloomberg blackout hits markets

In the City of London and in financial centres......[more]

Miliband to abolish unpaid internships

Miliband to abolish unpaid internships

Miliband would do away with unpaid internships if he were PM....[more]

Coca-Cola to buy Chinese firm

Coca-Cola to buy Chinese firm

Coca-Cola on Friday said it is to spend $400.5m on a Chinese......[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Greece, Schlumberger, Ed Miliband

Friday newspaper round-up: Greece, Schlumberger, Ed Miliband

Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for economic and financial affairs, has said there is no Plan B for Greece and no chance of a reprieve on an existing repayment due to the International Monetary Fund, writes The Times.

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Market Buzz [more]

Friday tips round-up: Debenhams, Pennon

Friday tips round-up: Debenhams, Pennon

Fri, 17 April 2015

Debenhams has always traded at a discount to the retail sector due to the belief that department stores will struggle to compete with other retailers. News at the start of 2015 that sales had struggl... [more]

Matchtech's CEO buys shares showing confidence

Fri, 17 April 2015

The chief executive of Matchtech bought some shares showing confidence in the recruitment agency one week after it reported a drop in its full-year profits.... [more]

Sector movers: Greek concerns and heightened UK political risk dent market confidence

Fri, 17 April 2015

Persistent concerns over Greece defaulting on its sovereign debt obligations and heightened UK political risk dented market confidence as the FTSE 100 slipped below the 7,000 mark and firmly into the ... [more]

Company News [more]

Poundland ploughs ahead with 99p Store deal with full CMA probe

Poundland ploughs ahead with 99p Store deal with full CMA probe

Fri, 17 April 2015

Discount retailer Poundland has decided to plough ahead with its takeover of rival 99p Stores and has agreed to the UK competition regulator's demand for a full investigation.... [more]

Quindell shareholders approve Slater & Gordon deal

Fri, 17 April 2015

Shareholders in Quindell on Friday voted to approve the £700m sale of the company's "no win, no fee" personal injury business to Australian law-firm Slater & Gordon.... [more]

Rightster Group extends contract with 20th Century Fox

Fri, 17 April 2015

Rightster Group, a video distribution and monetisation network, said on Friday it has extended its global partnership with 20th Century Fox to extend its YouTube presence.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Miliband to abolish long-term unpaid internships

Fri, 17 April 2015

Miliband would do away with unpaid internships if he were to become the next prime minister, he will announce on Friday.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Matchtech's CEO buys shares showing confidence

Fri, 17 April 2015

The chief executive of Matchtech bought some shares showing confidence in the recruitment agency one week after it reported a drop in its full-year profits.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Greece and Eurogroup meeting in focus

Fri, 17 April 2015

The coming week will see markets focus on the result of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank's spring meetings in Washington D.C.. ... [more]