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NASDAQ 100 4,666.0708 19.0549 0.4100% 22/07/2016
DOW JONES 18,563.0801 53.6195 0.2896% 22/07/2016
EUR/USD 1.0980 -0.0050 -0.4170% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.3080 -0.0150 -1.1000% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,320.7500 -0.0040 -0.0303% 22/07/16 22:00:14
BRENT CRUDE 45.3900 -0.0103 -2.2189% 22/07/16 22:00:14
UK RISK PREMIUM 85.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 22/07/16 17:20:01
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Vodafone Group Plc ADS 31.34 4.09 22:03
American Airlines Group 36.36 4.00 22:08
Nvidia Corp. 54.67 2.72 22:06
Citrix Systems Inc. 87.08 2.18 22:00
Liberty Media Corporation - Class A 21.23 2.17 21:46

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Skyworks Solutions Inc. 64.81 -8.62 22:00
Endo International Plc 17.50 -2.78 22:01
Incyte Corp. 86.41 -1.57 22:00
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. 125.80 -1.18 21:42
Gilead Sciences Inc. 86.55 -0.79 22:10

Top News

London close: FTSE boosted by weaker pound after dismal UK PMIs

London close: FTSE boosted by weaker pound after dismal UK PMIs

The FTSE 100 ended higher on Friday as the pound weakened following dismal UK data on the services and manufacturing industries.

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Sports Direct boss accused of running 'Victorian workhouse'

Sports Direct boss accused of running 'Victorian workhouse'

A parliamentary inquiry has accused Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley of operating his chain like a ?Victorian workhouse?....[more]

Markit's flash US manufacturing PMI beats expectations in July

Markit's flash US manufacturing PMI beats expectations in July

Markit’s flash manufacturing purchasing managers’ index rose to an eight-month high of 52.9 in July from 51.3 in June.

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Verizon Communications reportedly closing in on deal to buy Yahoo

Verizon Communications reportedly closing in on deal to buy Yahoo

Verizon Communications Inc. is said to be closing in on a deal to buy Yahoo! Inc, according to Bloomberg sources.

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IMF chief Lagarde to face trial over payout to French tycoon Tapie

IMF chief Lagarde to face trial over payout to French tycoon Tapie

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde will stand trial over a state payout to the French tycoon Bernard Tapie....[more]

Vodafone Q1 revenue falls 4.5% on back of weak UK

Vodafone Q1 revenue falls 4.5% on back of weak UK

Vodafone said revenue fell 4.5% to ?13.37bn......[more]

CRH lifts first-half earnings estimate by EUR 100m

CRH lifts first-half earnings estimate by EUR 100m

CRH lifted its earnings estimate on Friday......[more]

Acacia Mining H1 profits shine as sales soar

Acacia Mining H1 profits shine as sales soar

Interim pre-tax profits at Acacia Mining soared......[more]

Big Yellow sees occupancy and revenue improve

Big Yellow sees occupancy and revenue improve

Self storage company Big Yellow Group posted......[more]

FTSE 100 movers:  Vodafone impresses

FTSE 100 movers: Vodafone impresses

Vodafone shares topped the FTSE risers after its first-quarter revenue beat analysts?......[more]

Sector movers: Hikma leads pharmas higher

Sector movers: Hikma leads pharmas higher

Pharmaceutical companies were leading the upside on Friday afternoon....[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Acacia shines

FTSE 250 movers: Acacia shines

Shares in Acacia Mining soared as interim pre-tax profits rose to $101m from $25m....[more]

UK's Hammond may 'reset' policy in Autumn Statement

UK's Hammond may 'reset' policy in Autumn Statement

Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said he may use the Autumn Statement to "reset" Britain's economic policy, the BBC reported.

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American Airlines adds to industry woes with Q2 revenue and profit drop

American Airlines adds to industry woes with Q2 revenue and profit drop

American Airlines was the latest bad luck story of the airline industry as it reported a drop in its revenue and profits for the second quarter.

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Friday newspaper round-up: HSBC, Sports Direct, mobile banking

Friday newspaper round-up: HSBC, Sports Direct, mobile banking

The former HSBC currency trader at the heart of a US fraud investigation spent more than two years on a panel that advised the Bank of England, it has emerged, as the Department of Justice widens its probe to examine more currency trades. Stuart Scott, who left HSBC in late 2014, has “strongly denied” allegations that he ramped up the price of the pound ahead of a $3.5bn (£2.7bn) currency deal for the oil firm Cairn. A warrant was out for the British trader’s arrest yesterday after his former colleague Mark Johnson, HSBC’s global head of foreign exchange, was freed on $1m bail in New York. – Telegraph

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals new masterplan

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals new masterplan

Tesla Motors unveiled its much-anticipated masterplan on Wednesday, with chief executive officer Elon Musk announcing plans to widen the company's scope from only cars to various other modes of transport, with a focus on green energy endeavours.

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Market Buzz [more]

Sector movers: Hikma leads pharmaceuticals higher, Vodafone boosts mobile telcos

Sector movers: Hikma leads pharmaceuticals higher, Vodafone boosts mobile telcos

Fri, 22 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Pharmaceutical companies were leading the upside on Friday afternoon, after analysts at Numis initiated coverage of Hikma Pharmaceuticals, rating it at 'add'.... [more]

Broker tips: Man Group, EasyJet, M&S

Fri, 22 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Man Group shares rose on Friday as RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' and reiterated a target price of 140p.... [more]

RBC upgrades Man Group to 'outperform'

Fri, 22 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Man Group shares rose on Friday as RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' and reiterated a target price of 140p.... [more]

Company News [more]

UK Oil & Gas Investments buys further stake in Horse Hill discovery

UK Oil & Gas Investments buys further stake in Horse Hill discovery

Fri, 22 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK Oil & Gas Investments on Friday announced it has bought a further interest in the Horse Hill-1 oil discovery.... [more]

Inland Homes warns on profits ahead of final results

Fri, 22 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - South East England-focused housebuilder Inland Homes updated the market on its trading on Friday, ahead of its preliminary results for the 12 months ended 30 June, which will be ann... [more]

Uvenco warns on exceptional costs

Fri, 22 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Uvenco issued a warning to the market on Friday, that some costs in its accounts for the year to 31 March might have more of an impact than first thought.... [more]

Economic News [more]

FCA review finds 'significant shortcomings' among insurance agents

Fri, 22 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Financial Conduct Authority said on Friday that it has found "significant shortcomings" in the control and oversight of appointed representatives by their principal firms in the... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Director dealings: Abbey's founding Gallagher family adds to stake

Thu, 21 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Construction group Abbey's controlling Gallagher family has further built up its stake in the company with a €756,000 purchase a week after a robust set of full year results.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Fed's interest rate decision, US and UK GDP

Fri, 22 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Federal Reserve's interest rate decision will be in the spotlight next week with the central bank widely expected to follow the lead from other central banks in keeping policy u... [more]