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US Close - US stocks tread water after hitting records

Wed, 27 August 2014

- Russian troops reported inside Ukraine - Oil inventories drop by 2.1m barrels a day - Mortgage applications rose last week Dow Jones Industrials: 17,122 +15 0.09% Nasdaq Composite: 4,570 -1 0.01% S... [more]

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US midday: Stocks flat despite reports of Russian troops in Ukraine

Wed, 27 August 2014

- Russian troops reported inside Ukraine - Oil inventories drop by 2.1m barrels a day - Treasury yields slip lower Dow Jones Industrials: 0.08% Nasdaq Composite: 0.01% S&P 500: 0.00% US stocks w... [more]

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Europe close: Stocks little changed on Ukraine-Russia talks, German data

Wed, 27 August 2014

- German consumer confidence falls - Ukraine and Russia make progress in talks - ECB appoints advisor for ABS programme FTSE 100: 0.12% DAX: -0.19% CAC 40: 0.04% FTSE MIB: 0.57% IBEX 35: 0.10% Stoxx ... [more]

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Snapchat valued at $10bn by Silicon Valley investment firm

Wed, 27 August 2014

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, has agreed to invest $10bn (£6bn) in instant messaging app Snapchat. According to sources cited in a report p... [more]

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US open: Stocks open in the red as investors take a breather

Wed, 27 August 2014

US stocks opened on Wednesday in negative territory as investors took a breather after indices hit record levels. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell about nine points to 17,096 in early trading on... [more]

Ryanair to submit non-binding offer for Cyprus Airways

Wed, 27 August 2014

Ryanair is set to submit a non-binding offer for Cyprus Airways on Friday, as the Dublin-based budget airlines looks to expand its business. Around 20 companies showed interest in the struggling Cypr... [more]

Russia could cut its gas supplies to Europe, warns Ukrainian Prime Minister

Wed, 27 August 2014

Russia plans to stop supplying gas to Europe this winter, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk. Moscow cut off gas supplies to Kiev in June after a dispute over gas prices emerged between t... [more]

Apple due to release the largest-ever iPad by next year

Wed, 27 August 2014

Apple will release a 12.9-inch iPad by Christmas next year, according to reports. The largest-ever iPad will start to be produced in the first quarter of 2015. The tech company is also working on a ... [more]

Asia: Seven year high broken as sentiment improves

Wed, 27 August 2014

Tokyo Nikkei +0.09% Hong Kong Hang Seng -0.62% Shanghi Composite +0.11% Seoul Kospie +0.33% Mumbai Sensex +0.28% Boosted by better geopolitical sentiment and following strong gains in the US, Asian e... [more]

German consumer confidence expectations fall in September

Wed, 27 August 2014

German consumer confidence is forecast to slip lower in September, according to consultancy GfK. The research group's barometer for consumer sentiment is expected to dip to a reading of 8.6 next mont... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks little changed on German data, Ukraine

Wed, 27 August 2014

- German consumer confidence falls - French business confidence drops - Energy ministers from Ukraine and Russia to meet - Draghi was "overinterpreted", says Germany's Schaeuble FTSE 100: 0.07% DAX: ... [more]

Italian consumer confidence drops more than forecast in August

Wed, 27 August 2014

Italy's consumer confidence gauge for the month of August fell to 101.9 from 104.4 in the month before, according to ISTAT. The consensus estimate was for a reading of 104. Amongst the subindices th... [more]

IMF's Lagarde investigated for fraud - UPDATE

Wed, 27 August 2014

International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde is under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case. Lagarde has been probed about her part in a €400m compensation payout to ... [more]

Israel-Hamas ceasefire begins, Israeli PM under criticism

Wed, 27 August 2014

An indefinite ceasefire between Israel and Gaza began on Tuesday night, as both parties agreed to bring the seven-week conflict to a halt. After successful negotiations in Cairo between Israel, Hamas... [more]

Talks between Russia and Ukraine could decide "Europe's fate," says Ukrainian president

Wed, 27 August 2014

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko claimed "the fate of Europe" was being decided during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Minsk. Poroshenko insisted that his government woul... [more]

Former ECB chief Trichet urges Draghi to deliver

Wed, 27 August 2014

The former president of the European Central Bank (ECB) Jean-Claude Trichet urged his replacement Mario Draghi to act on measures to deter deflation. Speaking in an interview with CNBC, Trichet said ... [more]

Ryanair introduces business class service

Wed, 27 August 2014

Ryanair has launched a business class service in a bid to attract more customers and satisfy customers' demands for more comfortable flights. Earlier this year, the Irish budget airline admitted it w... [more]

Europe open: Stocks decline as German consumer confidence falls

Wed, 27 August 2014

- German consumer confidence falls - German import prices drop - Russia holds "positive" talks with Ukraine FTSE 100: -0.1% DAX: -0.18% CAC 40: -0.28% FTSE MIB: -0.19% IBEX 35: -0.14% Stoxx 600: -0.0... [more]

Support and resistance levels for the main currency pairs

Wed, 27 August 2014

CURRENCY PAIR: SUPPORT/RESISTANCE Euro/Dollar: 1.31/1.3245. Euro/Yen: 135.70/138.03. Euro/Pound: 0.7871/0.8036. Dollar/Yen: 103.502/104.272. Dollar/Swiss franc: 0.91364/0.92497. Pound/Dollar: 1... [more]

Support and resistance levels for the main equity benchmarks

Wed, 27 August 2014

SECURITY: SUPPORT/RESISTANCE Ftse 100: 6,528/6,833. S&P 500: 1,904/2,000. Dow Jones: 16,333/17,151. Nasdaq 100: 3,997/4,147. Cac 40 Futures: 4,231/4,416. Dax 30 Futures: 9,042/9,615. Euro S... [more]

US close: Stocks higher after US durable goods, confidence data

Tue, 26 August 2014

- US durable goods orders surge - US consumer confidence rises - Russia and Ukraine hold talks DJIA: 0.17% NASDAQ: 0.29% S&P 500: 0.11% US stocks rallied as better-than-forecast reports on durab... [more]

US midday: Equities edge higher on the back of economic data

Tue, 26 August 2014

- US equities register slight gains - M&A news dominates - Durable goods orders soar Dow Jones Industrial: 0.30% Nasdaq Composite: 0.26% S&P 500: 0.20% US stocks jumped after reports showed ... [more]

Burger King buys Tim Hortons for $11bn

Tue, 26 August 2014

Burger King is buying Canadian doughnuts chain Tim Hortons for $11bn and moving its headquarters to Canada. The deal was confirmed on Tuesday and it will create the world's third-largest fast-food co... [more]

Geopolitical tension could hurt world's economy, warns WPP's chief

Tue, 26 August 2014

The ongoing conflicts between Ukraine and Russia and the geopolitical threats in the Middle East are a serious threat to the world's economy, according to WPP's boss Sir Martin Sorrell. WPP, the worl... [more]

Europe close: Robust US reports boost stocks

Tue, 26 August 2014

- US durable goods orders surge - US consumer confidence rises - Market weighs dovish Draghi - Ukraine and Russian leaders meet FTSE 100: 0.70% DAX: 0.82% CAC 40: 1.18% FTSE MIB: 1.33% IBEX 35: 1.28%... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Petrofac Ltd. 1,149.00 2.32 17:04
Fresnillo 929.00 1.75 17:06
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 363.60 1.54 17:02
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 184.70 1.43 17:02
Associated British Foods 2,908.00 1.29 17:10

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Sainsbury (J) 304.20 -2.59 17:10
Friends Life Group Limited 304.60 -1.65 17:02
CRH 1,398.00 -1.55 17:06
St James's Place 730.00 -1.35 17:08
United Utilities Group 896.50 -1.27 17:04