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FTSE 100: 6709.35986328 - 16:29:59
FTSE 100 6,709.3599 1.3500 0.0201% 25/11/2014
DOW JONES 17,847.5996 -2.9604 -0.0166% 25/11/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,288.2290 3.9111 0.0913% 25/11/2014
EUR/USD 1.2480 0.0000 0.0010% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.5710 0.0000 0.0100% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,199.0000 0.0150 0.1253% 25/11/14 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 80.1600 -0.0001 -0.0125% 25/11/14 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 126.0000 -1.0000 -0.7900% 25/11/14 17:00:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Sky 918.00 2.57 17:06
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 387.10 2.16 16:55
ITV 209.20 2.05 17:05
Reed Elsevier 1,095.00 1.96 16:41
Associated British Foods 3,109.00 1.83 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Sainsbury (J) 241.40 -4.32 17:09
Kingfisher 291.30 -4.11 17:08
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 181.10 -3.16 17:01
Tesco 187.85 -2.71 17:09
Babcock International Group 1,152.00 -2.62 17:05

Top News

Oil at four-year low on risk OPEC's hands are tied, a small cut might not suffice

Oil at four-year low on risk OPEC's hands are tied, a small cut might not suffice

Saudi would support a roll-over of OPEC's current production limit, together with a call for stricter compliance with the same, according to remarks made by a Gulf official....[more]

Tesco shareholders take legal action against food retailer, shares hit

Tesco shareholders take legal action against food retailer, shares hit

Tesco shareholders decided to take legal action against the food retailer after the troubled giant declared a £263m hole found in profits.

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Hewlett Packard posts revenue drop in almost all segments

Hewlett Packard posts revenue drop in almost all segments

Technology giant Hewlett Packard (HP) posted weaker than expected fourth quarter results after the close of the markets on Tuesday.

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Genel continuously looking for opportunities, chief says

Genel continuously looking for opportunities, chief says

The number of oil producers in the Kurdistan region of Iraq is set to shrink drastically over the next five years, to the benefit of the largest operators, such as Genel, Exxon and Chevron.

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US close: Oil slides to four-year low, mixed data weighs

US close: Oil slides to four-year low, mixed data weighs

The main US equity gauges ended the session on a mixed footing as a drop in oil futures pulled the rug out from under the sector’s quoted companies.

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De La Rue slashes dividend as interim profits slide

De La Rue slashes dividend as interim profits slide

De La Rue has posted a drop in first-half profits....[more]

Acta releases profit warning as CEO jumps ship

Acta releases profit warning as CEO jumps ship

Energy company Acta has issued a profit warning....[more]

Royal Mail partners with Amazon

Royal Mail partners with Amazon

Royal Mail and Amazon announced a partnership which will enable shoppers......[more]

BT could offer £5bn to Telefonica for O2

BT could offer £5bn to Telefonica for O2

British telecom giant BT could offer almost £5bn to Spanish firm Telefonica......[more]

US to interview London fx traders

US to interview London fx traders

US Department of Justice prosecutors are stepping up......[more]

Argos opens first London tube store

Argos opens first London tube store

Argos, the retail chain owned by Home Retail Group, has......[more]

Twitter CFO slips up with tweet

Twitter CFO slips up with tweet

Twitter finance chief Anthony Noto publicly tweeted......[more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Germany, Schroders, Goldman Sachs

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Germany, Schroders, Goldman Sachs

German bond yields are to fall below Japanese levels and plumb depths never seen before in history as Europe becomes the epicentre of global deflationary forces, according to new forecast from the Royal Bank of Scotland. “We are seeing `Japanification’ setting in across Europe,” said Andrew Roberts, the bank’s credit strategist. “We expect 10-year Bund yields to cross the 10-year Japanese government bond and we are amply positioned for such an outcome.” - The Daily Telegraph

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Tuesday tips round-up: Petrofac, Miners

Tuesday tips round-up: Petrofac, Miners

As an investment alternative Petrofac is fit for purpose, if you're a gambler of course. Yes, there is the decline in the oil price to contend with, but the root of the problem lies in its energy services division, which was supposed to be the engine for growth. An integral part of its business model was premised on taking positions in large oil contracts and locking in some of the eventual production from the same. One warning sign that may have been missed is when earlier this year the executive who was poached from a rival to run it headed for the exit.

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Tuesday broker round-up

Tuesday broker round-up

Ashtead Group: Jefferies raises target price from 1185p to 1250p, maintaining a 'buy' recommendation.

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Market Buzz [more]

Mitchells & Butlers chief acquired 8,475 shares after FY results disappoint

Mitchells & Butlers chief acquired 8,475 shares after FY results disappoint

Tue, 25 November 2014

Alistair Darby, the chief executive of Mitchells & Butlers, has acquired 8,475 shares in the group after the restaurants and pubs operator said a challenging market was to blame for its falling annual... [more]

Wednesday preview: UK GDP, US durable goods orders, Compass reports

Tue, 25 November 2014

UK gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 3% in the third quarter, the Office for National Statistics is expected to confirm on Wednesday.... [more]

Sector movers: Supermarkets decline as Tesco angers shareholders

Tue, 25 November 2014

The supermarket sector was under pressure on Tuesday as Tesco felt the heat from its indignant shareholders in response to a recent accounting scandal that left a £263m black hole in its accounts.... [more]

Company News [more]

Genel continuously looking for opportunities, chief says

Genel continuously looking for opportunities, chief says

Tue, 25 November 2014

The number of oil producers in the Kurdistan region of Iraq is set to shrink drastically over the next five years, to the benefit of the largest operators, such as Genel, Exxon and Chevron.... [more]

Agents' Mutual hits out at Zoopla and Rightmove ahead of January launch

Tue, 25 November 2014

Agents' Mutual, the new entrant to the UK online property portal industry, has criticised incumbent market leaders Rightmove and Zoopla, claiming that it will be a disrupter to its rivals when it laun... [more]

Koovs impresses as India laps up Asos-style on-line fashion

Tue, 25 November 2014

Maiden interim results from Indian online fashion retailer Koovs impressed investors as website sales doubled in the first six months of trading as a public company, with losses widening as expected.... [more]

Economic News [more]

US consumer confidence unexpectedly drops in November

Tue, 25 November 2014

Analysts were caught off guard on Tuesday after a survey showed that consumer confidence in the US unexpectedly tumbled in November.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Mitchells & Butlers chief acquired 8,475 shares after FY results disappoint

Tue, 25 November 2014

Alistair Darby, the chief executive of Mitchells & Butlers, has acquired 8,475 shares in the group after the restaurants and pubs operator said a challenging market was to blame for its falling annual... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US data and OPEC summit in focus

Fri, 21 November 2014

The coming week will see a raft of economic indicators released Stateside in a holiday-shortened week due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Wednesday, in particular, will be very informative, with no l... [more]