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FTSE 100: 6463.54980469 - 16:35:29
FTSE 100 6,463.5498 9.6799 0.1500% 16:35:29
DOW JONES 17,129.6191 155.9895 0.9190% 12:44:59
NASDAQ 100 4,088.7771 -1.7760 -0.0434% 13:10:01
EUR/USD 1.2610 -0.0030 -0.1980% 30/10/14 11:44:59
GBP/USD 1.6010 -0.0010 -0.0560% 30/10/14 11:44:59
GOLD 1,202.0000 -0.2150 -1.7573% 30/10/14 14:11:27
BRENT CRUDE 86.3200 -0.0115 -1.3147% 30/10/14 14:12:50
UK RISK PREMIUM 138.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 30/10/14 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
St James's Place 712.50 3.56 17:09
Smith & Nephew 1,054.00 3.54 16:55
Friends Life Group Limited 313.80 2.62 17:03
Mondi 1,037.00 2.37 16:41
Shire Plc 4,164.00 2.18 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 3,779.00 -6.02 17:09
Standard Chartered 943.60 -4.89 17:09
Fresnillo 716.50 -4.34 17:09
Anglo American 1,320.50 -2.37 17:09
Glencore 317.10 -2.04 17:09

Top News

London close: FTSE ends session with modest gains

London close: FTSE ends session with modest gains

The top tier closed slightly higher on Thursday, as a strong performance by Smith & Nephew was offset by losses amongst the mining sector.

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Federal Reserve needs diversity of opinions, says Yellen

Federal Reserve needs diversity of opinions, says Yellen

Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, has said that having a range of different ideas and perspectives is crucial......[more]

Wandisco chief financial officer sells over 60,000 shares post-exercise

Wandisco chief financial officer sells over 60,000 shares post-exercise

In a quiet day for deals, chief financial officer of Wandisco, Paul Harrison, has sold 68,463 of the 138,784 shares which he received following their exercise.

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FTSE 100 movers: Smith and Nephew rises after first quarter results

FTSE 100 movers: Smith and Nephew rises after first quarter results

Medical devices maker Smith & Nephew rose strongly after it posted a 3% increase in both revenue and profit for the third quarter....[more]

Support and resistance levels for equities

Support and resistance levels for equities

Support and resistance levels for the main......[more]

Al Noor pleases with third quarter results

Al Noor pleases with third quarter results

Al Noor Hospitals pleased investors....[more]

'Buy' Barclays, says Shore Capital

'Buy' Barclays, says Shore Capital

Shore Capital has retained its 'buy' rating....[more]

Charles Stanley upgrades Shell despite oil price fall

Charles Stanley upgrades Shell despite oil price fall

The broker said the company should be resilient to the recent slump in oil....[more]

Henderson beats forecasts but warns of challenging conditions

Henderson beats forecasts but warns of challenging conditions

Assets under management (AUM) were higher than market expectations....[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Oil stocks lead downside

FTSE 250 movers: Oil stocks lead downside

Oil stocks led the downside, thanks to a combination of declining Brent crude prices and comments out of analysts at Deutsche Bank.

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Osborne confident Britain can get EU bill reduced

Osborne confident Britain can get EU bill reduced

"I am confident that we can get this changed," Osborne said....[more]

Thursday broker round-up UPDATE

Thursday broker round-up UPDATE

Afren: Deutsche Bank cuts target price from 130p to 110p retaining its hold recommendation.

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Broker tips: Shell, Barclays, British Land, St James's Place

Broker tips: Shell, Barclays, British Land, St James's Place

Broker Charles Stanley has lifted its recommendation for Royal Dutch Shell from 'accumulate' to 'buy', saying that the company should be resilient to the recent slump in oil prices.

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Market Buzz [more]

Friday preview: Investors look ahead to RBS, WPP, Eurozone inflation, US data

Friday preview: Investors look ahead to RBS, WPP, Eurozone inflation, US data

Thu, 30 October 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) results, Eurozone inflation and US data on both personal spending and consumer confidence will be high on Friday's agenda.... [more]

Wandisco CFO sells shares post-exercise

Thu, 30 October 2014

In a quiet day for deals, chief financial officer of Wandisco, Paul Harrison, has sold 68,463 of the 138,784 shares which he received following their exercise.... [more]

Sector movers: Mining, oil stocks track commodities lower as dollar gains

Thu, 30 October 2014

Mining and oil stocks took a hit on Thursday as a hawkish statement by the Federal Reserve and better-than-expected US growth bolstered the dollar and dampened commodity prices.... [more]

Company News [more]

Mondi receives upgraded credit rating

Mondi receives upgraded credit rating

Thu, 30 October 2014

International packaging and paper group Mondi has announced that the recent upgrade of the company's credit rating.... [more]

Friday preview: Investors look ahead to RBS, WPP, Eurozone inflation, US data

Thu, 30 October 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) results, Eurozone inflation and US data on both personal spending and consumer confidence will be high on Friday's agenda.... [more]

Egdon Resources, Union Jack Oil drop as Leicestershire well plugged

Thu, 30 October 2014

The share prices of oil and gas groups Egdon Resources and Union Jack Oil plummeted on Thursday after an exploration well in the UK has had to be plugged.... [more]

Economic News [more]

NHS workers to go on strike next month, reports say

Thu, 30 October 2014

Nurses and midwives from the NHS are expected to go on strike next month, reports have said.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Wandisco CFO sells shares post-exercise

Thu, 30 October 2014

In a quiet day for deals, chief financial officer of Wandisco, Paul Harrison, has sold 68,463 of the 138,784 shares which he received following their exercise.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US FOMC meeting in focus

Fri, 24 October 2014

The coming week will see the flow of US macroeconomic data pick-up after a weekend in which investors will be closely watching the results of the ECB's Asset Quality Review and of the Brazilian presid... [more]