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US close: Stocks mostly lower as outlook for economy slows

US close: Stocks mostly lower as outlook for economy slows

Fri, 19 September 2014

US stocks ended the session mostly lower after a report showed the outlook for the US economy slowed. The Conference Board's index of leading indicators, a gauge on the US outlook for the next three t... [more]

Europe close: Stocks gain after Scotland votes against independence from UK

Europe close: Stocks gain after Scotland votes against independence from UK

Fri, 19 September 2014

European stocks gained Friday after Scotland rejected independence from the UK in a referendum. The referendum saw 53% of Scots vote in favour of keeping its 307-year union with England, which sent th... [more]

Barclays expects full-blown QE from ECB in Q1 2015

Barclays expects full-blown QE from ECB in Q1 2015

Fri, 19 September 2014

The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to extend its new asset purchase programme by adding central government bonds (EGBs) by the first quarter of 2015, according to Barclays' analysts. The Euro... [more]

US open: Markets open higher ahead of Alibaba's IPO

US open: Markets open higher ahead of Alibaba's IPO

Fri, 19 September 2014

Markets opened higher on Friday, after the 'no' vote in the Scottish independence referendum had a positive influence on the stocks and removed marked uncertainty. The pro-union vote in the Scottish r... [more]

US pre-open: Stock futures higher on interest rate optimism

US pre-open: Stock futures higher on interest rate optimism

Fri, 19 September 2014

The Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rate unchanged continued to have a positive impact on markets on Friday, pushing US stock futures higher on Friday. The Fed, announced its policy decisi... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks rise as Europe breathes sigh of relief on Scottish referendum

Fri, 19 September 2014

European stocks rallied after Scotland rejected independence in a referendum. The pound rallied against the euro in morning trading as 55.4% of Scots voted in favour of keeping its 307-year union with... [more]

Orosur Mining production back on track but costs rise

Fri, 19 September 2014

Canada-based Orosur Mining said production was back on track in the three months to August, but costs were on the rise. The company announced that production at its San Gregorio mine in Uruguay was in... [more]

Alibaba shares soar in stock market debut - UPDATE

Fri, 19 September 2014

The Alibaba Group started trading at $92.70 per share on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), sharply higher than the $68 per share at which it had been priced. The latter of those two prices already c... [more]

Evraz confirms plans of an IPO for North American unit

Fri, 19 September 2014

Multinational mining company Evraz confirmed on Friday it is considering an initial public offering (IPO) of its North American subsidiary. The announcement said the company "remains committed to its ... [more]

Europe open: Stocks rally after Scotland votes against independence

Fri, 19 September 2014

European stocks gained on Friday as Scotland voted against independence from the UK. Scots voted 55% in favour of keeping its 307-year union with England alive, which sent the pound higher against the... [more]

WPP subsidiary acquires Mongolian agency

Fri, 19 September 2014

Advertising, media and communications giant WPP on Friday said its subsidiary Y&R Advertising has acquired Mongolian creative agency MCS Holding LLC. The agency will change its name to Y&R Mongolia an... [more]

Alibaba said to have priced its IPO at $68, at the top end of its indicative range -WSJ

Thu, 18 September 2014

Chinese electronic commerce giant Alibaba has set the price for its US initial public offering at $68 per share — at the top end of the expected range — according to Dow Jones Newswires. T... [more]

US close: Markets end higher as investors await Alibaba IPO

Thu, 18 September 2014

Markets finished higher on Thursday, amid renewed optimism generated by the less aggressive than expected policy statement from the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday. That helped to compensate for mixed... [more]

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]

Islamic State releases new hostage video of British reporter, John Cantile

Thu, 18 September 2014

Former war reporter, John Cantile, was featured in Islamic State's latest video promising to expose the "truth behind the Islamic State". Cantile was captured by Islamic State in Syria, in November 20... [more]

Europe close: Stocks rise despite low uptake of ECB TLTRO

Thu, 18 September 2014

European equities finished the day notably higher for the most part, despite the weak uptake by the Continent´s lenders of the European Central Bank´s (ECB) latest medium-term liquidity auction. The D... [more]

US open: Markets open higher amid optimism following Fed's decision

Thu, 18 September 2014

Markets open higher on Thursday, amid renewed optimism generated by the Federal Reserve's decision not to hike interest rates. Construction started on new US homes plummeted 14.4% in August, according... [more]

US pre-open: Chinese easing fuels gains despite mixed US data

Thu, 18 September 2014

US stock futures were pointing to more gains on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average likely set to extend a record high as investors reacted to news of further monetary easing in China. As ... [more]

Europe midday: Equities move higher after Fed and PBoC

Thu, 18 September 2014

The main European benchmarks are now near their best levels of the session in the wake of last night´s policy decision from the US Federal Reserve and following the Chinese central bank´s decision to ... [more]

Take-up on first ECB's TLTROs much lower than expected

Thu, 18 September 2014

The first round of the European Central Bank's (ECB) new four-year loan package was launched on Thursday, as it attempts to revive the stagnant Eurozone economy. According to ECB plans, the funds - de... [more]

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]

Europe open: Stocks move higher in wake of Fed meeting

Thu, 18 September 2014

The main European benchmarks have begun the day with slight gains in the wake of last night´s policy decision from the US Federal Reserve. As expected, the US central bank undertook another $10bn redu... [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]

US close: Stocks in the blue despite shift in Fed´s stance

Wed, 17 September 2014

Markets finished the Wednesday session slightly higher after the Federal Reserve reiterated its pledge to “likely” maintain its rates at their current levels following the end of its third... [more]

Federal Reserve maintains reference to considerable time

Wed, 17 September 2014

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) continues to believe that it “likely will be appropriate to maintain the current target range for the federal funds rate for a considerable time” a... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
3i Group 398.90 3.29 17:11
St James's Place 721.00 3.00 17:13
Direct Line Insurance Group 300.00 2.74 17:11
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 366.00 2.46 17:13
Babcock International Group 1,091.00 2.44 17:11

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,355.00 -1.69 17:13
Rio Tinto 3,179.00 -1.56 17:13
Wolseley 3,315.00 -1.40 17:15
BHP Billiton 1,793.50 -1.27 17:11
Anglo American 1,472.00 -1.17 17:11