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NASDAQ 100 3,960.6709 -63.8019 -1.5853% 08/02/2016
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NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Costco Wholesale Corp. 147.02 2.10 22:09
Texas Instruments Inc 50.90 2.04 22:10
Electronic Arts Inc. 56.32 1.48 22:10
Celgene Corp. 99.18 1.32 22:08
Apple Inc. 95.01 1.05 22:09

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Nxp Semiconductors Nv 64.00 -9.48 22:06
Tesla Motors Inc 147.99 -8.99 22:08
Western Digital Corp. 41.91 -8.61 22:04
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. 54.05 -7.67 22:10
Micron Technology Inc. 10.17 -7.55 22:04

Top News

London close: Economic data drags headline indices lower

London close: Economic data drags headline indices lower

Data from China and Germany, coupled with another oil market slump saw headline London indices start the week on a negative footing.

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Investor confidence in the Eurozone´s outlook retreats to  levels of 2014

Investor confidence in the Eurozone´s outlook retreats to levels of 2014

Market participants grew more wary about the economic outlook for 2016 in February, as prospects for the US economy worsened and the German economy cooled, according to one of the most widely-followed barometres of investor sentiment.

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JP Morgan still cautious on equities despite weakness in US dollar

JP Morgan still cautious on equities despite weakness in US dollar

The recent correction in stocks was not a buying opportunity, JP Morgan told clients at the start of the week.

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FTSE 250 movers: Poor start to week as analyst note drives Wood Group down

FTSE 250 movers: Poor start to week as analyst note drives Wood Group down

It was a poor start to the week for the FTSE 250, with the second tier market down 313.83 points (1.96%) to 15,688.45 by mid-afternoon on Monday.

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Europe close: Steep falls for stocks as oil price slide resumes

Europe close: Steep falls for stocks as oil price slide resumes

European stocks fell into the red on Monday, with energy issues under the cosh as oil prices slid again and investors piling into the safest sovereign debt as tensions appeared to build in the US market for so-called 'junk-bonds'.

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Upstream production up, profits down at BG Group

Upstream production up, profits down at BG Group

BG Group was doing all it could in 2015 to......[more]

Just Eat expands international footprint

Just Eat expands international footprint

Just Eat has ordered four online takeaway food......[more]

Grainger takes further steps to exit German business

Grainger takes further steps to exit German business

Grainger has sold its stake in its FRM German......[more]

CMC Markets valued at £691m in IPO

CMC Markets valued at £691m in IPO

Spreadbetting firm CMC Markets has priced......[more]

Advanced Oncotherapy reshuffles executive roles

Advanced Oncotherapy reshuffles executive roles

Firm organises executive roles as it focuses on operational functions as well as ongoing sales and business development....[more]

Inmarsat falls on Barclays downgrade

Inmarsat falls on Barclays downgrade

Despite strong growth forecasts, broker downgrades company from ?equal weight? to ?underweight?, but raises its target price from....[more]

Rolls-Royce slumps as investors prepare for dividend cut

Rolls-Royce slumps as investors prepare for dividend cut

Reports indicated the aerospace and defence group will cut the dividend this week for the first time in 25 years....[more]

China's FX reserves plunge by $99.5bn

China's FX reserves plunge by $99.5bn

China's foreign currency reserves fell by $99.5bn in January, according to data released by the People's Bank of China.

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IKEA loses brand trademark in Indonesia

IKEA loses brand trademark in Indonesia

IKEA has lost its trademark in Indonesia, after the country’s highest court ruled the name was owned by a local company, Associated Press reported on Friday.

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High-yield equities might see demand as Fed hike expectations fall, HSBC says

High-yield equities might see demand as Fed hike expectations fall, HSBC says

Access to reliable proprietary data can offer valuable insights into possible investment opportunities and equity strategists at HSBC thought they had detected just such an instance as expectations for Fed tightening decreased, thanks to the data they had on the holdings of international investors, the broker´s analysts told clients.

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Weekend tube strike called off as station staffing dispute resolved

Weekend tube strike called off as station staffing dispute resolved

This weekend's tube strike has been called off by the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union.

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LinkedIn shares crash after company falls back into the red

LinkedIn shares crash after company falls back into the red

Shares in LinkedIn cratered after the company told investors that it fell into the red at the end of 2015 and offered much weaker than expected financial guidance for the following year.

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Monday newspaper round-up: Google, Rolls-Royce, Tullow Oil

Monday newspaper round-up: Google, Rolls-Royce, Tullow Oil

Google is developing a new virtual-reality headset for smartphones, and adding extra support for the technology to its Android operating system, as it challenges Facebook's Oculus for an early lead in Silicon Valley’s latest platform war. The new headset will be a successor to Cardboard. the cheap-and-cheerful mobile VR viewer that Google launched in 2014, and feature better sensors, lenses and a more solid plastic casing, said people familiar with its plans. The smartphone-based device will be similar to the Gear VR, a collaboration between Samsung and Oculus that went on sale to consumers late last year. – Financial Times

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Monday broker round-up

Monday broker round-up

Petrofac: Goldman Sachs downgrades to neutral with a target of 909.8p.

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Broker tips: Wood Group, ITV, AstraZeneca

Broker tips: Wood Group, ITV, AstraZeneca

Wood Group shares fell after Goldman Sachs downgraded the company from ‘neutral’ to ‘sell’ and cut its target price from 639.6p to 517.6p.

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Samsung set to debut new Galaxy smartphone in three weeks

Samsung set to debut new Galaxy smartphone in three weeks

Invites have been sent to Samsung’s latest ‘Unpacked’ event on February 21, where it’s expected a new Galaxy smartphone will be released.

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FastForward company launches nano-paywall platform for publishers

FastForward company launches nano-paywall platform for publishers

SatoshiPay, a company backed by FastForward Innovations, has launched a platform for online publishers to monetise content through a login-free paywall using “nanopayments”.

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FastForward company launches nano-paywall platform for publishers

FastForward company launches nano-paywall platform for publishers

SatoshiPay, a company backed by FastForward Innovations, has launched a platform for online publishers to monetise content through a login-free paywall using “nanopayments”.

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LinkedIn shares crash after company falls back into the red

LinkedIn shares crash after company falls back into the red

Shares in LinkedIn cratered after the company told investors that it fell into the red at the end of 2015 and offered much weaker than expected financial guidance for the following year.

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Market Buzz [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: HSBC, Osborne, Google, stamp duty

Tuesday newspaper round-up: HSBC, Osborne, Google, stamp duty

Tue, 09 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - HSBC is leaning towards keeping its headquarters in London after 10 months of agonising debate reflecting a reversal of the previous stance of chief executive Stuart Gulliver. In pr... [more]

Tuesday preview: Light economic and corporate calendar may see lull in selling

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The economic calendar for Tuesday was quite sparse, which might provide a respite from selling for global financial markets ahead of Fed chair Janet Yellen´s semi-annual testimony b... [more]

Broker tips: Wood Group, ITV, AstraZeneca

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Wood Group shares fell after Goldman Sachs downgraded the company from 'neutral' to 'sell' and cut its target price from 639.6p to 517.6p.... [more]

Company News [more]

Tuesday preview: Light economic and corporate calendar may see lull in selling

Tuesday preview: Light economic and corporate calendar may see lull in selling

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The economic calendar for Tuesday was quite sparse, which might provide a respite from selling for global financial markets ahead of Fed chair Janet Yellen´s semi-annual testimony b... [more]

Trinity Exploration secures another debt repayment extension

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - AIM-listed Trinity Exploration & Production announced that it has agreed a further extension to the moratorium on principal repayments relating to its outstanding debt balance of $1... [more]

LED International ceases joint-venture discussions

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - LED International ceased joint venture negotiations with Shenzhen Ruihetai Industry Co. Ltd (RHT) on Monday, having discussed possibilities with RHT for almost a year.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Demand for Latin America flights will take a hit over Zika, says Moody's

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Moody's believes passenger demand for flights within and to Latin America will take a hit in the coming months due to the Zika virus outbreak.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

LondonMetric directors up stake in company

Mon, 08 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - A number of LondonMetric's directors have increased their stake in the property company as it continues to adjust its portfolio towards retail logistics and distribution. ... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Carney and US employment report in focus

Fri, 29 January 2016

(ShareCast News) - In the coming week, Bank of England governor Mark Carney will have a chance to explain the Monetary Policy Committee´s take on recent events in global capital markets, following rec... [more]