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FTSE 100: 6891.43017578 - 17:04:17
FTSE 100 6,891.4302 36.4100 0.5311% 30/03/2015
DOW JONES 18,004.5000 263.6498 1.4885% 30/03/2015
NASDAQ 100 4,382.8188 49.9572 1.1530% 30/03/2015
EUR/USD 1.0790 -0.0030 -0.2990% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.4790 -0.0020 -0.1490% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,185.5000 -0.1025 -0.8572% 30/03/15 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 56.1300 -0.0174 -3.0067% 30/03/15 22:00:14
UK RISK PREMIUM 138.0000 5.0000 3.7600% 30/03/15 17:40:04
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Antofagasta 739.50 3.43 17:03
Ashtead Group 1,101.00 2.90 17:11
London Stock Exchange Group 2,476.00 2.61 17:08
ARM Holdings 1,106.00 2.50 17:08
Coca-Cola HBC AG (CDI) 1,219.00 2.01 16:44

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Smiths Group 1,129.00 -2.84 17:08
BG Group 852.00 -2.44 17:00
Barratt Developments 526.50 -1.87 17:08
Capita 1,123.00 -1.58 17:10
BT Group 448.90 -1.27 17:08

Top News

US close: Dow jumps 260 points as stocks rally on Yellen's comments

US close: Dow jumps 260 points as stocks rally on Yellen's comments

US stocks rallied on Monday, as investors remained buoyed by comments Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen made late on Friday....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Kingfisher surges as French acquisition falls through, miners higher

FTSE 100 movers: Kingfisher surges as French acquisition falls through, miners higher

DIY retailer surged after revealing its deal to acquire French rival Mr Bricolage will not go ahead as a result of shareholder and board opposition....[more]

Bank of England unveils plan for 2015 'stress tests' on UK banks

Bank of England unveils plan for 2015 'stress tests' on UK banks

The Bank of England on Monday outlined fresh plans to assess the UK’s banks in the event of another global economic crisis.

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JPMorgan stays 'underweight' on UK before May elections

JPMorgan stays 'underweight' on UK before May elections

UK financial markets are not pricing in the "challenging" and "messy" nature of British politics heading into May general elections, say JP Morgan....[more]

Tesla's CEO teases investors over new product launch

Tesla's CEO teases investors over new product launch

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk said the company would launch a new product at the end of next month, but it will not be a car....[more]

Kingfisher's Mr Bricolage deal scuppered

Kingfisher's Mr Bricolage deal scuppered

Resistance from franchisees raises concerns....[more]

IP Group's Diurnal starts Infacort trials

IP Group's Diurnal starts Infacort trials

Trials start on adrenal insufficiency treatment....[more]

CVS Group acquires YourVets in £12m deal

CVS Group acquires YourVets in £12m deal

Veterinary services provider will acquire sector peer....[more]

Tech, mining and banking stocks keep FTSE 100 in the blue

Tech, mining and banking stocks keep FTSE 100 in the blue

The London session belonged to technology, banking and mining stocks....[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Al Noor Hospitals hit by downgrade

FTSE 250 movers: Al Noor Hospitals hit by downgrade

Al Noor Hospitals Group led the fallers as Numis Securities cut its rating from 'add' to 'hold'....[more]

Dow jumps 250 points on the back of comments from Yellen

Dow jumps 250 points on the back of comments from Yellen

US stocks rallied, with investors buoyed by comments from People?s Bank Of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan and Fed chair Yellen....[more]

Amazon in talks to buy fashion retailer

Amazon in talks to buy fashion retailer

Amazon eyes fashion market in Net-a-porter deal....[more]

Ex-Israeli PM found guilty of corruption

Ex-Israeli PM found guilty of corruption

Ehud Olmert has been found guilty of corruption charges...[more]

Tory welfare cuts leaked

Tory welfare cuts leaked

The Conservative party is planning to slash a range......[more]

Private pensions under investigation

Private pensions under investigation

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched......[more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Greek bailout, pension data, welfare benefits

Monday newspaper round-up: Greek bailout, pension data, welfare benefits

Eurozone officials have said Greece’s recent bailout proposals don’t have enough detail to satisfy the government’s international creditors, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Broker tips: M&S, Carnival, UK grocers

Broker tips: M&S, Carnival, UK grocers

Societe Generale has lifted its target price for Marks & Spencer from 492p to 524p but maintained a 'hold' rating on the high street retailer, saying it sees little upside from current levels.

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Monday broker round-up

Monday broker round-up

Carnival: Numis upgrades to add with target price of 3,600p, Credit Suisse keeps at outperform, while Jefferies stays at underperform with 2,300p target.

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Market Buzz [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: RBS, David Cameron, Ed Miliband

Tuesday newspaper round-up: RBS, David Cameron, Ed Miliband

Tue, 31 March 2015

According to The Times, Rory Cullinan, executive chairman of RBS's corporate and institutional bank, is to leave the bank after it was revealed he was sending social media messages complaining about "... [more]

Monday broker round-up

Mon, 30 March 2015

Carnival: Numis upgrades to add with target price of 3,600p, Credit Suisse keeps at outperform, while Jefferies stays at underperform with 2,300p target.... [more]

Tuesday preview: Kingfisher releases results in aftermath of collapsed Mr Bricolage deal

Mon, 30 March 2015

Annual results from B&Q owner Kingfisher will be in focus for investors on Tuesday, which come fresh off the news that the DIY retailer has abandoned its deal to buy French chain Mr Bricolage.... [more]

Company News [more]

Tuesday preview: Kingfisher releases results in aftermath of collapsed Mr Bricolage deal

Tuesday preview: Kingfisher releases results in aftermath of collapsed Mr Bricolage deal

Mon, 30 March 2015

Annual results from B&Q owner Kingfisher will be in focus for investors on Tuesday, which come fresh off the news that the DIY retailer has abandoned its deal to buy French chain Mr Bricolage.... [more]

Rolls-Royce buys ROV Technologies to expand nuclear reactor services

Mon, 30 March 2015

Engineering group Rolls-Royce has beefed up its reactor inspection operations through the purchase of US nuclear utility operator ROV Technologies.... [more]

cloudBuy revenues decline after strong investment in e-commerce

Mon, 30 March 2015

E-commerce group cloudBuy saw a decline in full-year revenues due to significant investment in its technology and efforts to expand its international footprint.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Cameron says he wants to "see job through" as campaigns officially begin

Mon, 30 March 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he wants to finish the job of turning around the UK's economy as he launched his election campaign, warning a Labour government would result in economic chaos.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

NAHL director sells entire stake

Mon, 30 March 2015

A non-executive director at marketing group NAHL sold all her shares on Monday one week after the company posted a decline in profits for 2014.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Non-farm payrolls and UK retail results to steal the show

Fri, 27 March 2015

Next week is set to be a busy one for financial markets in London with investors having to digest a flurry of global economic data and corporate results from a number of prominent UK retailers.... [more]