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Apple's profits up 33% in second quarter, $200bn returned to investors

Apple's profits up 33% in second quarter, $200bn returned to investors

Mon, 27 April 2015

Apple posted a 33% increase in quarterly profits in the three months to March 28, as strong iPhone sales and colossal growth in Chinese trade continued to drive momentum from the release of the iPhone... [more]

British Gas invests £50m in 350 new customer service jobs

British Gas invests £50m in 350 new customer service jobs

Mon, 27 April 2015

British Gas announced it will invest £50m to create 350 new jobs and improve its customer service. The money will be spent in training and new systems in the next three years, with the aim to reduce c... [more]

Sunrise Resources plunges despite positive update from Nevada project

Sunrise Resources plunges despite positive update from Nevada project

Mon, 27 April 2015

Mineral exploration group Sunrise Resources said its US project in County Line showed a diatomite product that could be generate to commercial standards. The London-listed company said following the p... [more]

HSBC and Standard Chartered not leaving London reckon brokers

HSBC and Standard Chartered not leaving London reckon brokers

Mon, 27 April 2015

Reports that HSBC was examining a potential flotation or sale of its UK high street bank led to its shares, and those of Standard Chartered, rising strongly on Monday. Analysts argued that the move lo... [more]

Tuesday preview: Osborne may come under scrutiny as UK GDP expected to slow

Tuesday preview: Osborne may come under scrutiny as UK GDP expected to slow

Mon, 27 April 2015

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to come under pre-election scrutiny on Tuesday when official figures reveal UK economic growth has slowed. Economists predict the Office for National Statistics r... [more]

Eckoh says full-year results will be in line thanks to strong investment

Mon, 27 April 2015

Payment services Eckoh said in Monday its full-year results will be in line with market expectations thanks to new contracts and renewals. Eckoh secured 20 new contracts in the UK and managed to renew... [more]

De La Rue takes £13.5m hit to resolve bank note dispute

Mon, 27 April 2015

Banknote printer De La Rue will take a £13.5m non-cash hit from a disputed contract with a major customer and said it felt the long-standing issue was now mostly resolved. Production of paper bank not... [more]

Imperial Tobacco to light up tobacco sector, says Exane

Mon, 27 April 2015

Imperial Tobacco is the top pick in the sector for broker Exane, as the industry returns to "normal service" after a tough two years. While organic trends in food, beverages and household and personal... [more]

K&C Reit to raise £6m in AIM IPO

Mon, 27 April 2015

K&C REIT, the London-focused residential real estate group, intends to raise more than £6m in an initial public offering on AIM. The benefits of listing are that K&C will have a more favourable tax st... [more]

Staffline acquires welfare training group A4e for £34.5m

Mon, 27 April 2015

Staffline has acquired A4e, a welfare training services company, for £34.5m. The acquisition is in line with the staffing services group's strategy to growth its employability division. Staffline sai... [more]

Tokyo Electron and Applied Materials back off merger plan

Mon, 27 April 2015

US equipment manufacturer Applied Materials and Japanese electronics and semiconductor company Tokyo Electron are to ditch their merger plan, both companies confirmed on Sunday, citing concerns expres... [more]

BT confirms £12.5bn offer for EE

Mon, 27 April 2015

Telecoms company BT has confirmed its cash and shares offer of £12.5bn for Britain's largest mobile operator EE. According to BT, the acquisition will create the largest communications company in UK a... [more]

Sainsbury's appoints former Next CFO as audit chairman

Mon, 27 April 2015

J Sainsbury has appointed the former finance director of Next as a non-executive director and chairman of the supermarket's audit committee. David Keens will join Sainsbury's on 29 April. He succeeds ... [more]

Playtech on track to meet annual target following strong first quarter

Mon, 27 April 2015

Online gaming and sports betting group Playtech said it expected strong growth in 2015, after revenue jumped in the first quarter. The FTSE 250 group saw its first quarter revenue jump 31% year-on-yea... [more]

Nostra Terra buys into Texas horizontal drilling prospect

Mon, 27 April 2015

Small UK oil explorer and producer Nostra Terra Oil & Gas has acquired an interest in its largest oilfield to date. Confirming rumours late on Friday, the company, which is listed on the AIM junior ma... [more]

Great Portland Estates' joint venture sells London Property

Mon, 27 April 2015

Property investment group Great Portland Estates said its joint venture with Aberdeen Asset Management has sold its property at 95 Wigmore Street in London. The FTSE 250 group said that The Great Wigm... [more]

Tullow Oil climbs on favourable court ruling over Ghana operations

Mon, 27 April 2015

Shares in Tullow Oil climbed as much as 9% on Monday morning, after a judge ruled its TEN development could continue. Over the weekend, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea rejected Ivory... [more]

LondonMetric's joint venture completes assets sale

Mon, 27 April 2015

Property group LondonMetric said its Metric Income Plus Partnership joint venture has sold two assets for a combined market valuation of £31.3m. Lichfield retail park property in Staffordshire was sol... [more]

Randgold Resources says Tongon project remains on track to meet annual targets

Mon, 27 April 2015

Gold explorer Randgold Resources said its Tongon project in Ivory Coast remained on track to achieve its annual targets for 2015. The FTSE 100 group said management had made significant progress in de... [more]

Centrica maintains gloomy forecast, acknowledges UK political risk

Mon, 27 April 2015

British Gas owner Centrica maintained its previous forecast issued in February as UK political risk and a rocky global commodities market continue to hound the company. In a trading update to the Lond... [more]

RBS sells another batch of loans to Japan“s Mizuho

Mon, 27 April 2015

Royal Bank of Scotland has sold another portfolio of loan commitments to Japanese lender Mizuho for a cash consideration of $500m. In the year ending 31 December 2014 the securities generated a profit... [more]

RBS sells another batch of loans to Japan“s Mizuho

Mon, 27 April 2015

Royal Bank of Scotland has sold another portfolio of loan commitments to Japanese lender Mizuho for a cash consideration of $500m. In the year ending 31 December 2014 the securities generated a profit... [more]

Diageo asks Indian subsidiary founder to resign after 'improprieties'

Mon, 27 April 2015

An investigation at Diageo's 54.78%-owned Indian arm United Spirits (USL) has led it to demand the resignation of the business's chairman Vijay Mallya, though the 'liquor King of India' has refused. A... [more]

Immedia secures BT as first customer of its new mobile audio streaming platform

Fri, 24 April 2015

Shares in Immedia jumped 42% after securing BT as the first customer of its mobile audio streaming platform. BT's local network business Openreach will use Immedia's radio channel, where companies wil... [more]

Mylan confirms $33bn formal bid for Ireland's Perrigo

Fri, 24 April 2015

Pharmaceutical group Mylan has confirmed it will make a formal bid worth $33bn (£21.8bn) in cash and stock for drug-making firm Perrigo. Mylan, which has corporate headquarters in Potters Bar, Hertfor... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tesla Motors Inc 231.55 6.01 22:07
Fastenal Co. 42.41 1.87 22:10
Apple Inc. 132.65 1.82 22:10
Akamai Technologies Inc. 77.04 1.72 22:10
Nxp Semiconductors Nv 96.93 1.68 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Applied Materials Inc. 19.97 -8.39 22:08
Mylan Inc. 71.72 -5.71 22:06
Mattel Inc. 28.80 -4.64 22:06
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 127.88 -3.99 22:10
Celgene Corp. 114.71 -3.37 22:08