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US pre-open: Stocks largely unchanged ahead of reports on spending and home sales

US pre-open: Stocks largely unchanged ahead of reports on spending and home sales

Wed, 26 November 2014

US stock futures were poised to be largely unchanged on Wednesday following reports on personal spending and durable goods, among others. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was expected to open 17 point... [more]

US personal incomes and spending rose much as expected in October

US personal incomes and spending rose much as expected in October

Wed, 26 November 2014

Personal incomes and spending in the US increased by less than had been forecast in October, according to the Department of Commerce. Both gained by two tenths of a percentage point, less than growth ... [more]

Initial US jobless claims jump to 313,000 in latest week

Initial US jobless claims jump to 313,000 in latest week

Wed, 26 November 2014

Initial weekly jobless claims registered an unexpected jump over the last week. The number of people registering for government unemployment insurance rose by 21,000 in the seven days ending on 22 Nov... [more]

Orders for US durable goods rose in October, led by defence spending

Orders for US durable goods rose in October, led by defence spending

Wed, 26 November 2014

Orders for durable goods increased by 0.4% month-on-month in October to reach $243.8bn, according to the US Department of Commerce. The consensus estimate was for a drop of 0.6% on the month. On top ... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks mostly higher as ECB considers bond buying

Europe midday: Stocks mostly higher as ECB considers bond buying

Wed, 26 November 2014

Stocks were mostly higher in the euro-area after the European Central Bank (ECB) vice president said the monetary authority would consider purchasing sovereign debt next year. Vitor Constancio said th... [more]

BT's takeover talks with EE confirmed by Orange and Deutsche Telekom

Wed, 26 November 2014

Germany's Deutsche Telekom and France's Orange have confirmed they are in talks about selling their UK EE mobile phone network to BT. BT confirmed on Monday that it was in discussions to buy the O2 mo... [more]

ECB sovereign-debt buying possible next year, says Constancio

Wed, 26 November 2014

Vitor Constancio, the vice president of the European Central Bank (ECB), said that the bank will consider early next year purchasing sovereign debt proportional to the size of each Eurozone member's e... [more]

Juncker's €315bn 'New Deal' for Europe dismissed by economists

Wed, 26 November 2014

The European Commission president has seen his €315bn "New Deal" plan aimed at dragging Europe out of recession dismissed as a "gimmick" and likely to fall short of having any near-term effects o... [more]

Microsoft allegedly fined $140m by Chinese government for tax evasion

Wed, 26 November 2014

Microsoft has been fined $140m in back taxes and interest by the Chinese government, according to reports. Chinese news agency Xinhua did not name Microsoft directly but made reference to a company wh... [more]

Europe open: Stocks rally ahead of UK GDP, US durable goods orders

Wed, 26 November 2014

European stocks gained ahead of reports on UK economic growth and US durable goods orders. UK gross domestic product is forecast to have grown by an annualised 3% in the third quarter, the Office for ... [more]

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Wed, 26 November 2014

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Samsung raises £1.1bn by selling chemical and defence stakes

Wed, 26 November 2014

South Korean technology conglomerate Samsung is to raise 1.9trn won (£1.1bn) from selling stakes in four of its chemical and defence companies. Samsung affiliates have agreed to offload their 57.6% ho... [more]

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

Tue, 25 November 2014

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. Traders continued to be on edge given the possibili... [more]

Hewlett Packard posts revenue drop in almost all segments

Tue, 25 November 2014

Technology giant Hewlett Packard (HP) posted weaker than expected fourth quarter results after the close of the markets on Tuesday. The company's revenues were lower across the board, except in it... [more]

Oil futures retreat as negotiations on OPEC output cut stall

Tue, 25 November 2014

Saudi Arabia 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, on Tuesday, to Th... [more]

Russia and main oil producing nations fail to reach agreement on output cut

Tue, 25 November 2014

Three major oil producing nations and Russia's state oil company failed to reach an agreement on Tuesday regarding a reduction in the oil cartel's 'official' oil output target. They were meeting ahead... [more]

Europe close: Stocks rise after US and German GDP

Tue, 25 November 2014

European stocks gained as investors weighed economic growth data in German and the US. The Federal Statistics office in its final estimate said German gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.1% in the thi... [more]

US annual house-price inflation slows to two-year low

Tue, 25 November 2014

Annual house-price inflation in the States eased to its slowest pace in two years in September, according to S&P/Case-Shiller data released on Tuesday. Prices of single-family homes across the nation ... [more]

US open: Markets edge forward amid better-than-expected GDP growth

Tue, 25 November 2014

US stocks moved slightly forward on Tuesday, as the country's economy grew more than forecast in the third quarter. Just before 10:00 in New York the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 0.01% down, while... [more]

Greece's Troika's demands could slow recovery

Tue, 25 November 2014

Demands for further reform on Greece's government from its triumvirate of lenders could delay a recovery and keep bond yields elevated indefinitely, according to Capital Economics. Greek government of... [more]

US pre-open: Stock futures climb as US GDP beats forecasts

Tue, 25 November 2014

US stock futures gained as a report showed the nation's economy grew more than expected in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product (GDP) rose by an annualised 3.9%, comp... [more]

France suspends transfer of Mistral warship to Russia, who may sue

Tue, 25 November 2014

France has suspended the delivery of an aircraft carrier ship to Russia due to the "current situation" in Ukraine, with Russian news agencies differing on Moscow's reaction to the news. The French pre... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks higher amid global economic optimism

Tue, 25 November 2014

European stocks advanced after data showed the German economy grew in the third quarter. The Federal Statistics office in its final estimate confirmed German gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.1% in ... [more]

BT could offer £5bn to Telefonica for O2

Tue, 25 November 2014

British telecom giant BT could offer almost £5bn to Spanish firm Telefonica to purchase O2 mobile network. On Tuesday, Spanish newspaper El Confidencial reported BT could offer at least €6bn (£4.... [more]

Santander's chief executive Marin to be replaced by chief financial officer Alvarez

Tue, 25 November 2014

Banco Santander on Tuesday announced that chief executive Javier Marin will be replaced by its current chief financial officer Antonio Alvarez. Alvarez will succeed Marín, who has been in the role sin... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Antofagasta 754.00 2.79 14:38
BT Group 405.90 2.55 14:38
Hargreaves Lansdown 982.50 1.50 14:38
Kingfisher 295.50 1.44 14:38
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,484.00 1.26 14:38

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Coca-Cola HBC AG (CDI) 1,426.00 -1.38 14:37
Weir Group 2,048.00 -1.25 14:38
GKN 336.10 -1.23 14:38
Aberdeen Asset Management 452.40 -1.16 14:37
CRH 1,475.00 -1.07 14:37