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NASDAQ 100 4,433.3940 4.1679 0.0941% 02/07/2015
DOW JONES 17,710.3691 -27.8002 -0.1566% 02/07/2015
EUR/USD 1.1110 0.0030 0.2750% 06/02/15 23:00:00
GBP/USD 1.5570 -0.0030 -0.2210% 06/02/15 23:00:00
GOLD 1,167.9500 0.0270 0.2317% 03/07/15 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 61.6000 -0.0121 -1.9264% 03/07/15 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 121.0000 -2.0000 -1.6300% 03/07/15 17:00:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tesla Motors Inc 280.02 4.04 22:10
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 131.26 4.02 22:04
eBay Inc. 61.85 2.36 21:57
Western Digital Corp. 80.87 1.80 22:10
Avago Technologies Ltd. 137.64 1.58 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Liberty Global plc Series A 50.70 -6.92 22:10
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. 60.53 -2.56 22:10
Cerner Corp. 68.48 -1.33 22:04
Amgen Inc. 153.26 -1.12 21:53
Charter Communications Inc. 171.80 -1.03 22:01

Top News

London close: Traders take profits ahead of Greek referendum

London close: Traders take profits ahead of Greek referendum

UK stocks finished firmly lower on Friday as investors showed their nerves ahead of a pivotal weekend for Greece as the public votes on creditors' bailout proposals.

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Royal Bank of Scotland facing $13bn US bill for mortgage bond claim

Royal Bank of Scotland facing $13bn US bill for mortgage bond claim

Royal Bank of Scotland faces a $13bn claim over allegations regarding its actions before the 2008 crisis, reports said.

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EU urges Russia and Ukraine to return to gas negotiating table

EU urges Russia and Ukraine to return to gas negotiating table

The EU has urged Ukraine and Russia to make concessions to reach a deal after long-term gas talks broke down this week....[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Auto Trader surges on broker note, energy stocks lower

FTSE 250 movers: Auto Trader surges on broker note, energy stocks lower

Mid-caps edged lower on Friday, with weakness in the oil, mining and telecommunications sectors providing a drag on the market.

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Brazil probes 15 banks over alleged exchange-rate manipulation

Brazil probes 15 banks over alleged exchange-rate manipulation

Banking stocks fell on Friday after Brazil's antitrust agency accused 15 banks of rigging the Brazilian currency.

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Ubisense shares drop on revenue shortfall warning

Ubisense shares drop on revenue shortfall warning

Company reports delays in signing contracts....[more]

Countrywide announces management shake-up

Countrywide announces management shake-up

Property services stock falls on the news....[more]

Barclays names KPMG as new auditor

Barclays names KPMG as new auditor

Bank ends 119-year relationship with PwC....[more]

Uber suspends low budget service in France after riots

Uber suspends low budget service in France after riots

'Sad day' for Uber after UberPop suspension....[more]

Optimal Payments eyes FTSE 250 listing

Optimal Payments eyes FTSE 250 listing

Online payments group expects to soon be eligible for inclusion in the FTSE 250....[more]

Ferrexpo produces iron ore pellet record

Ferrexpo produces iron ore pellet record

Miner Ferrexpo said that pellet production grew in the second quarter....[more]

US health insurance bonanza rolls on

US health insurance bonanza rolls on

Aetna Inc has agreed to take over rival Humana Inc for roughly $37bn....[more]

Philippines Ferry sinking leaves at least 36 dead

Philippines Ferry sinking leaves at least 36 dead

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew in the Philippines sank on Thursday morning, killing at least 36 people.

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BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs to save £150m

BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs to save £150m

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Thursday announced it would cut 1,000 jobs in a bid to save £150m in costs by 2016-17...[more]

Ofcom fines EE £1m

Ofcom fines EE £1m

EE fined for failing to comply with its rules on handling customer complaints....[more]

Greek 'yes' camp leads opinion polls ahead of referendum

Greek "yes" camp leads opinion polls ahead of referendum

Supporters of Greece's bailout terms lead opinion polls, according to an ALCO institute survey published by the Ethnos newspaper on Friday.

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Premier Foods to invest £20m in Mr Kipling venture

Premier Foods to invest £20m in Mr Kipling venture

UK food manufacturer will unveil a new £20m production line at its Mr Kipling bakery in Carlton, Barnsley...[more]

JPMorgan's Dimon said to be world's best paid bank boss in 2014

JPMorgan's Dimon said to be world's best paid bank boss in 2014

JPMorgan’s chief executive officer Jamie Dimon and Morgan Stanley’s CEO James Gorman topped the league of bankers’ pay in 2014, according to the Financial Times.

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CO2 levels to damage irreversibly marine life

CO2 levels to damage irreversibly marine life

Coastal industries, fisheries, acquaculture, human health and tourism will all be affected unless the effects of increasing levels of co2 on the oceans is recognised ...[more]

France refuses Assange asylum plea

France refuses Assange asylum plea

rench President François Hollande on Friday rejected an appeal by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's to grant him political asylum...[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: RBS, EE, Aetna to buy Humana

Friday newspaper round-up: RBS, EE, Aetna to buy Humana

RBS faces a $13bn bill in the US to resolve claims it misled purchasers of mortgage-backed securities, more than analysts had expected, writes the Financial Times.

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Market Buzz [more]

Fitch holds rating on RBS, says bank has cushion to absorb further fines

Fitch holds rating on RBS, says bank has cushion to absorb further fines

Fri, 03 July 2015

Ratings agency Fitch Ratings held a 'BBB+' rating on Royal Bank of Scotland amid unexpected revelations it faced a $13bn payout to settle a court case brought by a US government department.... [more]

JP Morgan upgrades Cobham to 'overweight', says pullback overdone

Fri, 03 July 2015

British Engineer Cobham's rating was lifted from 'neutral' to 'overweight' by JP Morgan, who cited a mean reversion opportunity.... [more]

ITV's chairman buys new shares

Fri, 03 July 2015

ITV's chairman increased his stake in the TV network one week after the group's acquisition of Boom Supervisory.... [more]

Company News [more]

Stadium Group says trading is in line thanks to strong momentum

Stadium Group says trading is in line thanks to strong momentum

Fri, 03 July 2015

Stadium Group, an electronics technology company, said it is trading in line with expectations.... [more]

Mastercard trials 'selfie' verification system for smartphone purchases

Fri, 03 July 2015

MasterCard is trialing a smartphone app which verifies online purchases with facial recognition, namely with a selfie.... [more]

London residential property fund K&C Reit floats on AIM with special purposes in mind

Fri, 03 July 2015

K&C REIT, the first residential real estate investment trust focused on Central London, began trading on AIM on Friday after a £3.6m fundraising.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Piketty lashes out at lenders' proposals to Greece

Fri, 03 July 2015

French economist Thomas Piketty has labelled Greece's lenders' proposals for the country "bad and recessionary", as the country prepares for Sunday's big vote.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

ITV's chairman buys new shares

Fri, 03 July 2015

ITV's chairman increased his stake in the TV network one week after the group's acquisition of Boom Supervisory.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: All eyes on Greece (and the US dollar)

Fri, 03 July 2015

The very short-term outlook for financial markets has grown more uncertain, but that may throw up some investment opportunities.... [more]