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Thursday preview: easyJet reports third quarter results

Wed, 23 July 2014

easyJet is expected to report a "relatively reassuring" third quarter update on Thursday despite a recent drop in the share price amid a number of market concerns, according to Numis. The budget carr... [more]

Aeroplane in the Sky

Taiwan domestic flight crashes with 58 passengers on board

Wed, 23 July 2014

A plane crashed on the Taiwanese island of Penghu after it failed to complete an emergency landing, with 51 people feared dead, according to reports. With the local region being affected by typhoon w... [more]

Ryanair Boeing 737 aircraft

EU tells Ryanair to repay €10m in French aid

Wed, 23 July 2014

The European Commission on Wednesday told Ryanair they must repay about €10m in illegal state aid the company received from France for operating at three small regional airports. The European U... [more]

N Brown; retail; fashion; call centres; office

Capita beats expectations as private sector outsourcing grows - UPDATE

Wed, 23 July 2014

- Organic revenue up 11%, revenue up 13.9% - Underlying PBT up 16%, EPS up 11.9% - Dividend up 10.3% to 9.6p Fuelled by its highest ever level of bid pipeline prospects, outsourcing group Capita beat... [more]

Qinetiq; defence; military; army

Morgan Advanced Materials profits jump in face of forex headwinds - UPDATE

Wed, 23 July 2014

- PBT up 10.3%, EBITDA down 3.3% - Revenues down due to Defence softness - Low yields at Certech a concern - Order book up 12.4% YoY Profits were better than expected at Morgan Advanced Materials (MG... [more]

UK retail sales rise in July, CBI data shows

Wed, 23 July 2014

UK annual retail sales growth accelerated in July, signalling a recovery in consumer spending, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on Wednesday. The CBI distributive ... [more]

GSK's second quarter revenue hurt by drug rivals

Wed, 23 July 2014

- Turnover falls 4% - Competition from generic brands hurts profit - Full-year 2014 guidance cut GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on Wednesday slashed its 2014 outlook as it reported a 4% fall in second quarter... [more]

Israel possibly violating international law in Gaza, says UN

Wed, 23 July 2014

The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, said there is a "strong possibility" Israel is violating international law in Gaza. Pillay said Israel's killing of Pale... [more]

Rolls-Royce welcomes airline's order for Trent 7000-powered engines

Wed, 23 July 2014

FTSE 100-listed Rolls-Royce cheered the selection by Hawaiian Airlines of the Airbus A330-800neo, which is powered by its Trent 7000 engine. The six new aircraft will replace six A350-800 aircraft th... [more]

Entertainment One revenues rise as TV growth offsets Film decline

Wed, 23 July 2014

Film and TV group Entertainment One, famous for its Peppa Pig children's show, said that it expects full-year profits to be in line with expectations after a 4% rise in revenues in the first quarter o... [more]

Paypoint sees fall in general transaction and mobile top-ups

Wed, 23 July 2014

While overall trading has been as expected, Paypoint revealed lower gas consumption had pushed UK and Irish bill and general transactions down 4%, and said mobile top-ups continued to decrease as a re... [more]

TalkTalk's first quarter revenue grows for sixth year in a row

Wed, 23 July 2014

- Revenue up 3.1% - New customers boost growth - Full-year 2015 guidance reiterated TalkTalk Telecom Group reported its sixth consecutive year of first quarter revenue growth as the company added cus... [more]

Morgan Advanced Materials profits jump despite currency headwinds

Wed, 23 July 2014

- PBT up 10.3%, EBITDA down 3.3% - Revenues down due to Defence softness - Order book up 12.4% YoY Profits were better than expected at Morgan Advanced Materials in the first half of the year, with a... [more]

Synergy Health turnover hit by currency translation

Wed, 23 July 2014

- FX hits top line - Strong performance by AST - HSS, Healthcare Solutions decline Currency translation hit revenues at health support services provider Synergy in the three months ended June 29th, r... [more]

Sage revenue momentum continues but payments provides caution

Wed, 23 July 2014

- 4.3% organic revenue growth in Q3 - 4.7% organic revenue growth YTD - Subscriptions strong, payments weak Sage has revealed its organic revenue growth slowed slightly to 4.3% in the third quarter, ... [more]

Capita hits first-half mark as private sector outsourcing grows

Wed, 23 July 2014

- Organic revenue up 11%, revenue up 13.9% - Underlying PBT up 16%, EPS up 11.9% - Dividend up 10.3% to 9.6p Fuelled by its highest ever level of bid pipeline prospects, outsourcing group Capita has ... [more]

Johnson Matthey's Q1 dampened by FX, Amplats contract loss

Wed, 23 July 2014

Chemicals group Johnson Matthey said it made "progress" in the first quarter of its financial year despite currency headwinds and the loss of an important contract with platinum group Anglo American P... [more]

BHP Billiton hails strong first half with group production up 9%

Wed, 23 July 2014

BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company by revenues, hailed a strong first-half operating performance with annual records achieved across 12 operations and four commodity classes. The compan... [more]

Balfour Beatty awarded motorway upgrade deal

Wed, 23 July 2014

Balfour Beatty has landed a £129m deal to upgrade a 13-mile stretch of the M3 through Hampshire and Surrey. The main construction work will begin in autum this year and is scheduled for completi... [more]

RBS executives make 'belated U-turn' on evidence, says Tyrie

Tue, 22 July 2014

Senior executives at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have been accused by MP Andrew Tyrie of making a "belated U-turn" on evidence given to the Treasury on allegations about the way the bank treats its s... [more]

Russia to be hit with further EU sanctions

Tue, 22 July 2014

The European Union (EU) will impose further sanctions against Russia after allegedly supplying separatists with missiles that downed a Malaysian Airlines plane in the Ukraine, the Dutch foreign minist... [more]

Derwent London sells two office properties for £37.4m

Tue, 22 July 2014

Retail investor Derwent London has sold off the freeholds of two office blocks in central London for a gross £37.4m. John Burns, Chief Executive Officer of the real estate investment trust, said... [more]

Wednesday preview: GSK results, BoE meeting minutes

Tue, 22 July 2014

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) reports its second quarter interims on Wednesday amid an investigation over a bribery scandal in China. Panmure Gordon said it is "not expecting fireworks" from GSK's results. "... [more]

Max Property agrees sale to Blackstone Real Estate

Tue, 22 July 2014

AIM-listed Max Property Group has agreed to be taken over by Blackstone Real Estate Partners for £447.7m. The investment company, which was managed by property entrepreneur Nick Leslau's Prestbu... [more]

Saudi's $530bn stock market to open to foreign investors

Tue, 22 July 2014

Saudi Arabian stock markets are set to open for business to foreign investors next year as part of the kingdom's plan to expand its oil-based economy. The shift, which is expected to happen in the fi... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Capita 1,210.00 4.76 17:09
Rio Tinto 3,391.00 1.62 17:07
Associated British Foods 2,874.00 1.52 17:01
Marks & Spencer Group 449.30 1.51 17:01
GKN 351.80 1.27 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
GlaxoSmithKline 1,481.50 -4.73 17:09
SSE 1,498.00 -2.79 16:35
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,072.00 -1.83 17:07
Mondi 1,034.00 -1.62 16:45
Weir Group 2,704.00 -1.60 17:09