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Support and resistance levels for the main equity benchmarks

Support and resistance levels for the main equity benchmarks

Fri, 31 October 2014

The following are the technical support and resistance levels for the major global equity benchmarks. SECURITY: SUPPORT/RESISTANCE Ftse 100: 6,336/6,528. S&P 500: 1,904/2,019. Dow Jones: 16,6... [more]

IAG lifts guidance as lower fuel costs boost Q3 profits

IAG lifts guidance as lower fuel costs boost Q3 profits

Fri, 31 October 2014

Anglo-Spanish airline conglomerate International Consolidated Airlines Group reported a big jump in third-quarter profits on the back of falling fuel costs and lifted its guidance for full-year growth... [more]

BoJ expands bond-buying programme in surprise move

BoJ expands bond-buying programme in surprise move

Fri, 31 October 2014

Japan's central bank has unexpectedly expanded its monetary easing plan in a bid to revive growth amid downwards pressure on prices and falling consumer spending. The move saw Japanese stocks soar on ... [more]

World Bank cuts 500 jobs, plans to restructure

World Bank cuts 500 jobs, plans to restructure

Fri, 31 October 2014

The World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announced on Thursday that he will cut a net total of 250 jobs to kick-start restructuring plans. The move is part of a broader initiative to restructure the esta... [more]

US close: Markets gain after better than expected GDP data

US close: Markets gain after better than expected GDP data

Thu, 30 October 2014

US stocks advanced on Thursday, following better-than-expected real gross domestic product (GDP) data, fuelling speculation the economy is strong enough to withstand higher interest rates. The Dow Jon... [more]

Europe close: Stocks pick up after Eurozone, US data

Thu, 30 October 2014

European stocks rebounded as investors digested a batch of data in the Eurozone and the US. On the upside, German unemployment fell 22,000 in October, more than the 4,000 gain predicted by analysts. I... [more]

German unemployment surprises to the downside in October

Thu, 30 October 2014

German unemployment fell by 22,000 people in October to reach 2.887m, according to the Federal Labour Office. The consensus forecast was for a rise of 4,000. September's gain was revised lower to sho... [more]

US open: Markets fluctuate after GDP and claims data

Thu, 30 October 2014

US stocks fluctuated on Thursday after accelerating gross domestic product data led to speculation that the economy might be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates earlier in 20... [more]

German inflation in October rises less than forecast

Thu, 30 October 2014

German inflation in October rose an estimated 0.7% year-on-year, less than the analysts' forecasts for 0.9% on a harmonised basis, the Federal Ministry of Finance revealed on Thursday. It follows an... [more]

US pre-open: Futures fall on Fed speculation, but GDP beats forecasts

Thu, 30 October 2014

Stock futures on Wall Street declined on Thursday as investors shrugged off better-than-expected growth figures and continued to speculate about the first rate hike by the Federal Reserve. By 08:50 in... [more]

Consumer prices rose by less than expected in German regions in October

Thu, 30 October 2014

The latest readings on consumer prices in Germany's main federal states for the month of October were mostly weaker than expected. In particular, consumer prices in Bavaria advanced at a 0.8% year-on-... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks fall as traders digest Federal Reserve policy

Thu, 30 October 2014

European stocks declined as the market continued to mull over the Federal Reserve's latest policy announcement. The Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday decided to end its monthly asset purchase... [more]

Economic sentiment improved on the Continent in October, EC survey shows

Thu, 30 October 2014

Optimism in the Eurozone's economic outlook registered a broad improvement in October according to the European Commission. The index of economic sentiment (ESI) from the European Union's (EU) executi... [more]

Spain GDP expands 0.5% in Q3, but risks lie ahead

Thu, 30 October 2014

Spanish gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed down during the third quarter in line with what the market expected, but analysts raised concerns about how the recovery will fare next year. Spanish... [more]

Federal Reserve needs diversity of opinions, says Yellen

Thu, 30 October 2014

Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, has said that having a range of different ideas and perspectives is crucial to ensuring the US central bank makes correct decisions. "Promoting diversity ... [more]

Europe open: Stocks little changed as German unemployment falls unexpectedly

Thu, 30 October 2014

European stocks were little changed as investors weighed German unemployment data and the Federal Reserve's decision to end its bond buying programme but keep interest rates unchanged. German unemploy... [more]

Support and resistance levels for the main equity benchmarks

Thu, 30 October 2014

The following are the technical support and resistance levels for the major global equity benchmarks. SECURITY: SUPPORT/RESISTANCE Ftse 100: 6,336/6,558. S&P 500: 1,904/2,019. Dow Jones: 16,6... [more]

US close: Markets slide as Fed brings QE to an end

Wed, 29 October 2014

US stocks slid back on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced its intention to keep interest rates unchanged for the foreseeable future. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 31.44 points dow... [more]

Federal Reserve ends QE, rates to stay low for a considerable time

Wed, 29 October 2014

The Federal Reserve has announced the end of its bond buying programme and decided to keep interest rates unchanged. The Federal Reserve has announced the end of its bond buying programme and decided ... [more]

Europe close: Stocks little changed ahead of FOMC decision

Wed, 29 October 2014

European stocks were little changed as the market braced for the latest policy decision by the Federal Reserve. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is expected to end its monthly bond purchase pr... [more]

Nintendo posts better than expected H1 results

Wed, 29 October 2014

A weaker yen boosted Nintendo's earnings and helped offset slowing sales, the Japanese video game producer said. In the six months to September 2014, the group posted net income of 14.3bn yen (£82m) c... [more]

A hundred people feared dead after Sri Lanka landslide

Wed, 29 October 2014

Around 100 people are feared dead after a fatal landslide in Sri Lanka, according to reports. 140 houses in the city of Badulla were struck by the landslide, which came following heavy monsoon rain. ... [more]

US open: Markets fluctuate ahead of Fed's decision

Wed, 29 October 2014

US stocks fluctuated on Wednesday, as investors awaited a decision from the Federal Open Market Committee that is expected to end the Fed's bond-buying program. At 10:06: in New York, the Dow Jones In... [more]

JP Morgan reiterates overweight stance on Intertek

Wed, 29 October 2014

JP Morgan analysts Robert Plant, Chris Gallagher and Jolyon Wellington on Wednesday reiterated their 'overweight' recommendation on shares of testing services firm Intertek. That followed a meeting wi... [more]

US pre-open: Stock futures little changed before FOMC decision

Wed, 29 October 2014

US stock futures were little changed ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision. Analysts predict the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will end its monthly bond purchase programme but k... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 404.30 3.48 08:45
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 374.60 2.55 08:45
Ashtead Group 1,044.00 2.45 08:43
London Stock Exchange Group 2,013.00 2.13 08:45
Friends Life Group Limited 320.40 2.10 08:45

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 3,723.00 -1.48 08:45
Fresnillo 707.00 -1.33 08:45
BT Group 363.40 -1.22 08:45
Tesco 172.70 -0.35 08:45
WPP 1,206.00 -0.17 08:45