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NASDAQ 100 4,588.9072 -9.6858 -0.2106% 31/07/2015
DOW JONES 17,686.7891 -56.1205 -0.3162% 31/07/2015
EUR/USD 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,098.4000 0.1090 1.0023% 31/07/15 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 53.0600 -0.0054 -1.0075% 31/07/15 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 124.0000 -7.0000 -5.3400% 31/07/15 17:20:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Expedia Inc. 121.44 12.85 22:10
Amgen Inc. 176.59 2.85 21:50
Staples Inc. 14.71 2.72 22:10
Netflix Inc. 114.31 2.47 22:09
Discovery Communications Inc. Class A 33.02 2.45 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Micron Technology Inc. 18.51 -6.98 21:54
Yahoo! Inc. 36.67 -2.00 22:10
Avago Technologies Ltd. 125.14 -1.97 22:10
Broadcom Corp. 50.61 -1.44 22:10
Seagate Technology Plc 50.60 -1.35 22:10

Top News

London close: FTSE finishes on the front foot

London close: FTSE finishes on the front foot

The FTSE 100 picked up steam to close on a positive note after a mixed day of corporate reports and economic data.

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BG's second-quarter income drops but beats expectations

BG's second-quarter income drops but beats expectations

BG Group posted a 65% slump in second-quarter net income on the back of declining oil prices....[more]

Barclays said to be cutting 150 investment bank jobs

Barclays said to be cutting 150 investment bank jobs

Barclays is reportedly cutting about 150 jobs at its investment bank as part of an attempt to reduce costs and improve profitability.

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FTSE 100 movers: Late gust from US blows Carnival and TUI higher

FTSE 100 movers: Late gust from US blows Carnival and TUI higher

The FTSE 100 climbed back into positive territory late in Friday's session, after a mixed day of corporate reports.

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US consumer sentiment falls to a final July reading of 93.1 from 96.1

US consumer sentiment falls to a final July reading of 93.1 from 96.1

Consumer sentiment fell to a final July reading of 93.1 from the previous month reading of 96.1....[more]

Balfour Beatty JV preferred bidder for nuclear contract

Balfour Beatty JV preferred bidder for nuclear contract

Balfour Beatty?s joint venture, NG Bailey......[more]

Vedanta's first-quarter earnings drop

Vedanta's first-quarter earnings drop

Vedanta Resources posted a drop......[more]

Legal & General in talks to sell French insurance unit

Legal & General in talks to sell French insurance unit

Legal & General has entered into exclusive......[more]

Afren placed in administration

Afren placed in administration

Embattled African oil company Afren......[more]

NatWest customers suffer more IT glitches

NatWest customers suffer more IT glitches

NatWest Bank is looking into problems with its online services after customers......[more]

Swiss National Bank reports first half loss

Swiss National Bank reports first half loss

Switzerland's central bank posted a record loss of CHF50.1bn as foreign exchange......[more]

US employment costs slowdown sharply

US employment costs slowdown sharply

The cost of employment in the US came to a sharp slowdown in the second quarter......[more]

Facebook second quarter revenue up 39%

Facebook second quarter revenue up 39%

The rise in monthly active users helped drive Facebook's Q2 revenue up 39% year-on-year...[more]

Debris found in Reunion island could match missing MH370

Debris found in Reunion island could match missing MH370

It could match the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 missing Boeing 777 ...[more]

UK denies business visa to Ai Weiwei

UK denies business visa to Ai Weiwei

The Chinese dissident artist was denied visa claiming he lied ...[more]

Spanish GDP continues growing at a healthy pace

Spanish GDP continues growing at a healthy pace

Spain's economy grew 1% in the second quarter, up from 0.9% in the first quarter of the year...[more]

Uber enters the financial sector with its leasing subsidiary

Uber enters the financial sector with its leasing subsidiary

Car-hailing group Uber Technologies launched its own auto leasing subsidiary...[more]

China accuses US of militarising the South China Sea

China accuses US of militarising the South China Sea

Chinese Defence Ministry accused the US of encouraging regional tensions...[more]

Rio de Janeiro's waters full of sewage ahead of 2016 Summer Olympics

Rio de Janeiro's waters full of sewage ahead of 2016 Summer Olympics

Athletes competing in water sports in Rio 2016 Summer Olympics risk becoming ill and unable to compete...[more]

Ex-'Top Gear' presenters get hired by Amazon

Ex-"Top Gear" presenters get hired by Amazon

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, have been hired by Amazon to conduct a new show on Amazon.com in 2016...[more]

UK consumer confidence declines in July

UK consumer confidence declines in July

Confidence fell driven by anxiety over the potential Grexit meltdown and concerns about the general economic situation...[more]

Facebook finishes building drone for remote internet access

Facebook finishes building drone for remote internet access

Social media giant Facebook announced the completion of its first full-scale drone...[more]

Rare blue moon to be seen tonight

Rare blue moon to be seen tonight

The UK will be hoping for clear skies on Friday night to see the blue moon.

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Automated trading investigated by China watchdog

Automated trading investigated by China watchdog

The CSRC launched an investigation into the impact of automated trading on market shares...[more]

IAG CEO opposes Heathrow expansion

IAG CEO opposes Heathrow expansion

Walsh said IAG does not support the building of a new runway at London's Heathrow Airport due to the costs the airline would incur...[more]

Beijing chosen as host city for 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing chosen as host city for 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing will become the first city to host both Summer and Winter editions of the Olympic and Paralympic Games...[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Government RBS share sale, automotive slowdown

Friday newspaper round-up: Government RBS share sale, automotive slowdown

The government is set to launch its first sale of Royal Bank of Scotland shares since the lender’s £46bn taxpayer-funded rescue nearly seven years ago, marking the beginning of the bank’s return to private ownership. Bankers have been sounding out investors for the past week about a sale of RBS stock that could begin in the next few days. - The Times

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Market overview: FTSE ends up a touch higher after mixed day of earnings and data

Market overview: FTSE ends up a touch higher after mixed day of earnings and data

1650 (Close): The FTSE 100 ended the day up 27.41 points to 6,696.28 after a mixed day of corporate reports and economic data. Eurozone inflation held steady in July while US consumer confidence was revised lower in July, separate reports showed. Company-wise Cruise operator Carnival sailed to the top of the leader-board mid-afternoon on a gust of positive sentiment from across the Atlantic.

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Market Buzz [more]

Sunday share tips: Aggreko, Stadium, Hiscox

Sunday share tips: Aggreko, Stadium, Hiscox

Sun, 02 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Shares of Aggreko are worth holding, wrote Dannny Fortson in the Sunday Times' Inside the City column. New chief executive Chris Weston took over in January and his review of the te... [more]

Investec upgrades Great Portland to 'buy' off strong investment demand

Fri, 31 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Investec upgraded its rating for property investment company Great Portland to 'buy' from 'hold' and upped its price target to 912p.... [more]

Broker tips: WANdisco, Smith & Nephew, Great Portland

Fri, 31 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - UBS reiterated its 'buy' recommendation on 'big data' software company WANdisco but slashed its target price by more than half to 330p, though this still offered a 69% upside on Thu... [more]

Company News [more]

Lloyds reportedly targeting acquisitions for first time since bailout

Lloyds reportedly targeting acquisitions for first time since bailout

Fri, 31 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Lloyds Banking Group is reportedly starting to look at acquisitions for the first time since it required its state bailout.... [more]

Active Energy shares rise as investigation delayed

Fri, 31 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - An investigation into Active Energy's involvement in a joint venture which could have breached protected forest rules in Canada was delayed.... [more]

Proxama secures contract with South African Diners Club

Fri, 31 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Proxama jumped on Friday after the marketing and mobile payment solutions group announced a new contract with Diners Club.... [more]

Economic News [more]

US consumer sentiment falls to a final July reading of 93.1 from 96.1

Fri, 31 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Consumer sentiment fell to a final July reading of 93.1 from the previous month reading of 96.1, according to reports on the University of Michigan gauge released Friday.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

ServicePower Technologies' chairman buys 2m new shares

Fri, 31 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - The chairman of ServicePower Technologies has bought 2m shares in the company.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: BoE launches 'Super Thursday' ahead of NFP in USA

Fri, 31 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - The first week of August's will see two keenly watched economic releases, one on each side of the Atlantic, with 'Super Thursday' centred around the Bank of England and Friday's non... [more]