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NASDAQ 100 4,256.2300 113.5962 2.7421% 02/09/2015
DOW JONES 16,269.8701 293.0304 1.8248% 02/09/2015
EUR/USD 1.1220 0.0000 0.0090% 08/02/15 23:00:00
GBP/USD 1.5280 -0.0020 -0.1270% 08/02/15 23:00:00
GOLD 1,137.7500 -0.0455 -0.3983% 02/09/15 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 50.2700 -0.0155 -2.9911% 02/09/15 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 114.0000 1.0000 0.8800% 02/09/15 17:40:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 518.78 4.50 22:04
Apple Inc. 112.34 4.29 22:10
CH Robinson Worldwide Inc 68.74 4.15 22:10
Biogen Inc 304.21 4.00 22:08
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 129.00 4.00 21:53

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Dollar Tree Inc 67.59 -2.96 22:10
Seagate Technology Plc 49.77 -1.64 22:10
Netflix Inc. 105.44 -0.33 22:10
Dish Network Corp. 59.20 -0.07 22:10
DIRECTV 93.55 -0.00 14:31

Top News

London close: FTSE rises after disappointing US data

London close: FTSE rises after disappointing US data

The FTSE ended higher on Wednesday after worse-than-estimated US economic data pushed back expectations of an interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve.

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FTSE 100 movers: Ashtead jumps on strong interims; Glencore, BP in the red

FTSE 100 movers: Ashtead jumps on strong interims; Glencore, BP in the red

London’s FTSE 100 was up 1% to 6,116 at 1423 BST in a choppy session as stocks rebounded from weakness on Tuesday.

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Sector movers: Natural resource related stocks continue lower but market recovers

Sector movers: Natural resource related stocks continue lower but market recovers

Declines in mining, metals and oil and gas stocks continued on Wednesday but positivity elsewhere......[more]

Shell gets EU clearance for BG Group takeover

Shell gets EU clearance for BG Group takeover

The European Commission has given unconditional merger clearance to Royal Dutch Shell for its £47bn......[more]

US factory orders climb less than expected in July

US factory orders climb less than expected in July

US factory orders climbed 0.4% in July to mark the second consecutive month of growth, official data showed on Wednesday.

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Aggreko buys Canada's ICS for £18m

Aggreko buys Canada's ICS for £18m

Temporary power provider Aggreko said......[more]

DCC deal with Butagaz gets regulatory clearance

DCC deal with Butagaz gets regulatory clearance

Sales, marketing and distribution group......[more]

IAG officially takes control of Aer Lingus

IAG officially takes control of Aer Lingus

International Consolidated Airlines Group......[more]

Conygar Investment names new finance director

Conygar Investment names new finance director

Property investment and development......[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Halfords slides

FTSE 250 movers: Halfords slides

The FTSE 250 was down slightly, with the index of mid-cap shares down......[more]

Thursday preview: ECB policy decision

Thursday preview: ECB policy decision

The European Central Bank on Thursday announces its latest policy decision......[more]

US productivity revised upward in Q2

US productivity revised upward in Q2

US productivity was revised to a 3.3% annual pace in the second quarter....[more]

London Underground defers the launch of Night Tube

London Underground defers the launch of Night Tube

LU announced it after two weeks of "constructive" talks with unions....[more]

UK services sector records best performance in 17 years, says CBI

UK services sector records best performance in 17 years, says CBI

The UK services sector grew in August, recording the biggest influx of work for business and professional services companies since 1998...[more]

Apple's Beats1 head Ian Rogers resigns

Apple's Beats1 head Ian Rogers resigns

Ian Rogers, head of Apple's Beats1's subscription-music service, resigned on Friday...[more]

Syriza leads polls ahead of September election

Syriza leads polls ahead of September election

Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party would be the biggest political force after the Greek elections on 20 Septembe...[more]

Austrian police arrest three suspects after 71 bodies found in lorry

Austrian police arrest three suspects after 71 bodies found in lorry

Three people were arrested on Friday in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants ...[more]

Wave of migrants arrives in Germany amid EU asylum rules crisis

Wave of migrants arrives in Germany amid EU asylum rules crisis

Germany witnessed a wave of migrants arriving by train from Hungary...[more]

Japan withdraws its 2020 Olympic Games logo

Japan withdraws its 2020 Olympic Games logo

The decission came amig plagiarism allegations...[more]

Cameron announces fines for companies failing to pay minimum wage

Cameron announces fines for companies failing to pay minimum wage

Businesses that fail to pay their staff will face a penalty of 200% of the unpaid amount up to £20,000...[more]

Google to respond to allegations of search dominance abuse in India

Google to respond to allegations of search dominance abuse in India

The preliminary findings of the three-year-old investigation into Google's functioning in India were on Tuesday submitted ...[more]

Migrant crisis escalates as Germany urges EU to act

Migrant crisis escalates as Germany urges EU to act

Hundreds of migrants rallied outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday...[more]

UK government to table amendments to campaigning on EU referendum

UK government to table amendments to campaigning on EU referendum

The British government is set to change its planned rules on campaigning in the referendum ...[more]

Durban to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Durban to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

The South African city of Durban was on Wednesday chosen as the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games...[more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Tesco, crude oil, Poundland

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Tesco, crude oil, Poundland

Tesco has named a consortium led by South Korean private equity firm MBK Partners as the preferred bidder for its business in the country, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. MBK now appears to have beaten off rival bids from US buyout firm KKR, which partnered with the local firm Affinity, and Carlyle Group write Simon Mundy and Jennifer Thompson. – Financial Times

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Thursday newspaper round-up:  IMF, Sports Direct, Christo Wiese

Thursday newspaper round-up: IMF, Sports Direct, Christo Wiese

Thu, 03 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - Cuts to taxpayer support for business and higher charges for students are being drawn up, as Sajid Javid, business secretary, looks to reduce his budget by between 25-40 per cent. G... [more]

Charles Stanley upgrades Ashtead on forecast-beating interims

Wed, 02 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - Charles Stanley upgraded Ashtead to 'buy' from 'accumulate' following the company's first-half results on Wednesday.... [more]

Thursday preview: ECB announces latest policy amid QE speculation

Wed, 02 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - The European Central Bank on Thursday announces its latest policy decision amid speculation of prolonging quantitative easing in the wake of recent market volatility.... [more]

Company News [more]

EasyJet lifts full-year profit guidance after record August

EasyJet lifts full-year profit guidance after record August

Thu, 03 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - Budget airline EasyJet lifted its full-year profit guidance as it said record passenger numbers in August offset higher costs.... [more]

Shell gets EU clearance for BG Group takeover

Wed, 02 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - The European Commission has given unconditional merger clearance to Royal Dutch Shell for its £47bn recommended cash and share offer for BG Group.... [more]

Thursday preview: ECB announces latest policy amid QE speculation

Wed, 02 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - The European Central Bank on Thursday announces its latest policy decision amid speculation of prolonging quantitative easing in the wake of recent market volatility.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Real UK house prices far below pre-crisis peak, Barclays points out

Wed, 02 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - On average, real house prices in the UK continue to be far below their pre-crisis peaks, but some indicators are pointing to an acceleration, favouring those homebuilders which are ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

GSK's Slaoui buys 5,060 shares at 1,256.18p each

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - GlaxoSmithKline's chairman of vaccines has purchased a £63,563 stake in the pharmaceutical giant.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US jobs data and ECB policy meeting on the horizon

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - All eyes will be on the latest US jobs data in the coming week.... [more]