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YouGov survey points to 'no' vote in Scottish referendum

YouGov survey points to 'no' vote in Scottish referendum

Thu, 18 September 2014

Scotland is expected to vote 'no' in its referendum on independence from the UK, according to YouGov's latest poll. After polling stations closed at 10pm local time, YouGov announced its final predict... [more]

Evraz prepares spin-off and IPO in the US 'within days', reports say

Evraz prepares spin-off and IPO in the US "within days", reports say

Thu, 18 September 2014

Multinational mining company Evraz is preparing a spin-off and an initial public offering (IPO) of its North American unit, reports said. The largest producer of steel saw its shares rise 9.2% to 143p... [more]

Oil, Life Insurance and Banking would pay steepest price for independence, Liberum says

Oil, Life Insurance and Banking would pay steepest price for independence, Liberum says

Thu, 18 September 2014

In a research note published on Thursday afternoon Liberum explains to clients that in the event of Scotland voting in favour of independence then the worst affected sectors would be: Oil, Life Insura... [more]

Moody's downgrades French sovereign debt rating

Moody's downgrades French sovereign debt rating

Thu, 18 September 2014

Moody's has downgraded its French sovereign debt rating, according to reports published on Thursday. The credit rating agency sent an email to the French government saying it will cut the rating from ... [more]

UK retail sales rise in August on strong housing market

UK retail sales rise in August on strong housing market

Thu, 18 September 2014

The volume of UK retail sales grew by 0.4% month-on-month in August, and by 3.9% when compared to the year ago period, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The consensus estimated a ... [more]

Credit risks may not be accurately priced in, IMF warns

Thu, 18 September 2014

International financial investors may be underestimating risks, the International Monetyary Fund (IMF) warned overnight in a document prepared in the run-up to this weekend“s meeting of the G-20 finan... [more]

Three biggest Scottish cities likely to vote 'no', says bookmaker

Wed, 17 September 2014

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has predicted some of the biggest cities in Scotland are likely to vote ‘no’ in the independence referendum on Thursday. The bookmaker has pointed out that poll... [more]

MPC still divided on rate hike as risks to outlook increase

Wed, 17 September 2014

Although the latest vote by the Bank of England (BoE) to keep rates on hold remained divided, minutes of the meeting revealed a relatively dovish tone on Wednesday. The Monetary Policy Committee ackno... [more]

UK unemployment dropped by most since 1988 in last quarter

Wed, 17 September 2014

Unemployment claims in the UK dropped by 37,000 in August, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Unemployment claims in the UK dropped by 37,000 in August, according to the Office for... [more]

'Yes' campaign gathers momentum in Scotland ahead of referendum

Wed, 17 September 2014

Uncertainty continues to surround the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum, as the ‘yes’ campaign looks to be gathering momentum. A new ICM poll, which surveyed over 1,000 voter... [more]

Market overview: Fed speculation ramps up after CPI data

Wed, 17 September 2014

1425: According to Capital Economics, August's drop in consumer prices "support[s] Fed doves" ahead of the FOMC meeting later on. "The further softening in US price pressures evident in August’s... [more]

G20 governments support OECD measure to fight corporate tax avoidance

Tue, 16 September 2014

Governments belonging to the G20 have given their support to a range of new, tougher rules in a bid to tackle the problem of corporate tax avoidance. The measures, which were announced by the Organisa... [more]

US to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to tackle Ebola crisis

Tue, 16 September 2014

The US is planning to send 3,000 troops to Liberia in a bid to tackle the Ebola virus, officials revealed late on Monday. US President Barack Obama is sending the military support to help construct ne... [more]

UK house prices rise at fastest rate in seven years

Tue, 16 September 2014

UK house prices rose by 11.7% in July, with London seeing the highest growth, the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday. The results follow a 10.2% increase in housing prices in the year to J... [more]

UK inflation slows to 1.5% low in August

Tue, 16 September 2014

UK inflation slowed to its lowest over the past five years in August, easing the pressure on the Bank of England to tighten monetary policy. The annual rate of UK consumer-price rises eased from 1.6% ... [more]

Scotland's independence from UK would be a painful divorce, says Cameron

Mon, 15 September 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday called Scotland’s potential separation from the UK a “painful divorce”. Ahead of a referendum for independence on Thursday, Cameron urged Scots... [more]

Eurozone surplus less favourable than first thought

Mon, 15 September 2014

The Eurozone’s trade surplus declined in July, reflecting the weak external growth dynamics. In seasonally adjusted terms the single currency area’s net trade balance declined from €1... [more]

Sky-high property prices strain first time buyers

Mon, 15 September 2014

Soaring property prices are putting financial strain on first time buyers, according to a report by the National Housing Federation on Monday. The report stated that two thirds of first-time buyers no... [more]

Analysts warn of short and long-term costs of Scottish independence

Mon, 15 September 2014

Over the last few days it would seem that analysts have found their voice when it comes to the possible implications of the referendum on independence in Scotland. Unlike many a commentator, they do s... [more]

UK house prices bounced back by 0.9% in September, Rightmove says

Mon, 15 September 2014

The average asking price for a home in the UK bounced back by 0.9% month-on-month in September to reach £264,875, according to Rightmove’s house price index (HPI). That followed a sharp drop of ... [more]

Russian sanctions risk constraining oil supply, says ex-BP boss Hayward

Mon, 15 September 2014

US and European sanctions against Moscow pose a threat to Western economies, according to the former boss of oil major BP. Tony Hayward, now chief executive of General Eenergy and chairman of Glencore... [more]

Osborne and Carney to miss G20 in Australia

Fri, 12 September 2014

Bank of England (BoE) Governor, Mark Carney, and the Chancellor, George Osborne, will miss the G20 meeting of central bank governors and finance ministers next week. Carney was expected to attend the ... [more]

Retailers to issue joint warning on Scottish independence

Fri, 12 September 2014

In a clear word of warning ahead of next week's referendum, UK retailers are set to publish a letter detailing the potential effects Scottish independence could have. Kingfisher is reportedly behind... [more]

UK construction output flat in July, official data shows

Fri, 12 September 2014

UK construction output was flat in July, potentially fuelling concerns that the country's economic recovery is stalling. There was no growth in the seasonally adjusted estimate of construction output ... [more]

IMF warns that Scottish split will shake markets

Fri, 12 September 2014

The campaign for Scottish independence took a fresh twist last night as International Monetary Fund (IMF) chiefs warned of potential upheaval in financial markets if the 'yes' campaign wins. The IMF... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TUI Travel 384.00 4.66 17:05
Barratt Developments 403.80 3.01 16:39
Travis Perkins 1,697.00 2.54 17:05
Smiths Group 1,300.00 2.52 16:35
Wolseley 3,362.00 2.44 16:59

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,430.00 -2.55 17:05
Tullow Oil 665.50 -2.35 16:45
Fresnillo 782.50 -1.94 17:05
SABMiller 3,537.00 -1.12 17:05
Sainsbury (J) 280.90 -0.81 17:05