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NASDAQ 100 4,437.4448 19.7458 0.4470% 01/07/2016
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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
Endo International Plc 16.98 8.92 22:05
Netflix Inc. 96.67 5.67 22:03
Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. 81.38 4.60 22:02
American Airlines Group 29.33 3.60 22:10
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. - Ordinary Shares 41.06 3.06 21:50

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Micron Technology Inc. 12.50 -9.16 22:03
Western Digital Corp. 46.47 -1.67 22:05
Seagate Technology Plc 24.03 -1.35 22:10
Lam Research Corp. 82.98 -1.28 22:10
NetApp Inc. 24.29 -1.22 22:10

Top News

London close: FTSE upholds rally on prospect of BoE stimulus

London close: FTSE upholds rally on prospect of BoE stimulus

The FTSE ended the week on a high note as investors pushed aside worries about Brexit and as sentiment was lifted by hopes of further stimulus measures.

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Osborne abandons 2020 budget surplus target

Osborne abandons 2020 budget surplus target

Chancellor George Osborne said he had abandoned his target to restore government finances to a surplus by 2020.

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Shell to take 'good look' at North Sea assets amid Brexit uncertainty

Shell to take "good look" at North Sea assets amid Brexit uncertainty

Due to continued low oil prices Royal Dutch Shell is taking a “good look” at its assets in the North Sea as it warns against Brexit uncertainty.

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Netflix stock surges following bullish analyst outlook

Netflix stock surges following bullish analyst outlook

Netflix Inc.'s stock surged 5.1% on Friday morning following bullish reports from analysts about its long-term prospects.

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BHP Billiton Samarco settlement suspended

BHP Billiton Samarco settlement suspended

BHP Billiton's plans to settle claims over the......[more]

RSA completes withdrawal from South America

RSA completes withdrawal from South America

RSA closed the sale of its subsidiary in Uruguay......[more]

AstraZeneca signs up to $1bn deal with LEO Pharma

AstraZeneca signs up to $1bn deal with LEO Pharma

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca......[more]

Electra partially realises Allflex investment

Electra partially realises Allflex investment

Electra Partners announced on Friday......[more]

FTSE 100 movers: RBS hit by rating cut;

FTSE 100 movers: RBS hit by rating cut;

Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland plunged after Morgan Stanley cut its rating....[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Stagecoach slumps

FTSE 250 movers: Stagecoach slumps

Stagecoach shares continued to nosedive after broker JP Morgan cut its rating....[more]

US ISM June factory index rises

US ISM June factory index rises

The pace of growth in the U.S. economy's manufacturing sector increased in June....[more]

British Gas offers smart meter users free electricity at weekends

British Gas offers smart meter users free electricity at weekends

Centrica-owned British Gas is offering customers with smart meters eight hours of free electricity at the weekend.

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UK manufacturing PMI at five-month high in June before Brexit

UK manufacturing PMI at five-month high in June before Brexit

The UK manufacturing sector saw a modest improvement in June, rising to a five-month high.

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Eurozone unemployment rate at lowest level since July 2011

Eurozone unemployment rate at lowest level since July 2011

The eurozone unemployment rate nudged down in May to its lowest level since July 2011, according to the latest figures from Eurostat.

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Friday newspaper round-up: BoE, BHS, Heathrow

Friday newspaper round-up: BoE, BHS, Heathrow

The governor of the Bank of England sent bond yields to fresh record lows and the pound sliding after he signalled more quantitative easing and indicated interest rates would be cut to cushion the economy from the impact of Brexit. The prospect of lower interest rates, already at historical lows, and a return of the Bank of England’s bond-buying programme to stimulate the economy sparked a sell-off of sterling but lifted shares. In London yesterday the pound dropped 1.5% against the dollar to $1.324, a cent above the 31-year low that it hit in the immediate aftermath of the referendum. - The Times

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Apple in talks to buy Jay Z's music streaming app Tidal

Apple in talks to buy Jay Z's music streaming app Tidal

Technology giant Apple has been in discussions over a possible sale of Jay Z's popular music streaming app Tidal, but no deal is in place yet, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Micron shares slide after mixed results and weak report

Micron shares slide after mixed results and weak report

Chipmaker Micron Technology shares dropped 9% on Friday after reporting weak results for Q3 on Thursday.

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Netflix stock surges following bullish analyst outlook

Netflix stock surges following bullish analyst outlook

Netflix Inc.'s stock surged 5.1% on Friday morning following bullish reports from analysts about its long-term prospects.

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Market Buzz [more]

Travel&leisure stocks and financials lead gains

Travel&leisure stocks and financials lead gains

Fri, 01 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Travel stocks led the way higher at the end of the week as the Footsie advanced towards its largest weekly gain since December 2011, with stock in TUI at the top of the leaderboard ... [more]

Friday newspaper share tips: Rio Tinto, Hays, PageGroup

Fri, 01 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Investors in Rio Tinto need not worry about yesterday´s unexpected change of control in Mongolia´s parliament, the Financial Times´s Lex column said.... [more]

HSBC reiterates 'buy' but cuts target price on Jimmy Choo

Fri, 01 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - HSBC maintained its 'buy' rating on Jimmy Choo on Friday, after the luxury shoe maker said it was off to a good start to the year.... [more]

Company News [more]

Small caps news round-up

Small caps news round-up

Fri, 01 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - SpaceandPeople reported solid trading in its core and retail businesses on Friday, but flagged the closure of its S&P+ business after some seriously disappointing trading. The AIM-t... [more]

Nektan anticipates higher revenue in second half of the year

Fri, 01 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Mobile real money gaming provider Nektan expects to have good growth in revenue in the second half of the financial year compared to the first.... [more]

SpaceandPeople to shutter S&P+ after disappointing trading

Fri, 01 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - SpaceandPeople reported solid trading in its core and retail businesses on Friday, but flagged the closure of its S&P+ business after some seriously disappointing trading.... [more]

Economic News [more]

US ISM June manufacturing index rise to 53.2 vs 53.1 in May

Fri, 01 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The pace of growth in the U.S. economy's manufacturing sector increased in June, according to the US Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which said its index of national factory ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Directors dealings: BAE Systems non-exec picks up some shares

Fri, 01 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Elizabeth Corley, a non-executive director at BAE Systems, picked up a hefty amount of shares in the aerospace manufacturer at the end of the week.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US non-farm payrolls, Brexit in focus

Fri, 01 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markets were expected to re-focus on the prospects for the US economy in the coming week, with traders likely highly anxious of the next monthly US non-farm payrolls report, on Frid... [more]