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Europe close: Stocks, euro fall after reports of Ukraine tensions

Fri, 22 August 2014

- Russian aid trucks enter Ukraine - Russian artillery firing from inside of Ukraine - Euro slightly lower FTSE 100: -0.04% Dax-30: -0.66% Cac-40: -0.93% FTSE Mibtel: -0.46% Ibex 35: -0.53% Stoxx 600... [more]

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London close: FTSE ends with slight dip after Yellen speech

Fri, 22 August 2014

- FTSE closes down 2.41 points at 6,775.25 - Yellen says still slack in labour market - ECB president due to speak after close techMARK 2,823.22 +0.12% FTSE 100 6,775.25 -0.04% FTSE 250 15,881.08 +0.... [more]

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FTSE 100 movers: Vodafone continues to rise on bid speculation

Fri, 22 August 2014

Telecoms group Vodafone was extending gains made on Thursday on the back of rumours that advisers of US giant AT&T are working on a cash bid worth more than 300p a share, compared with current pri... [more]

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FTSE 250 movers: Hellymanntyton rises on strong H1 revenue growth

Fri, 22 August 2014

Hellermanntyton, the cable ties specialist, rose after it said that revenues in the first half grew strongly at constant currency, helped by double-digit growth in each of its geographies. However, ga... [more]

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London midday: Stocks fall on reports of Russian trucks crossing border

Fri, 22 August 2014

- Russian trucks enter Ukraine without persimmon - Investors cautious ahead of Jackson Hole - Petrofac chair steps down, LSE falls - Vodafone gains on AT&T bid hopes techMARK 2,815.11 -0.17% FTSE... [more]

London open: Stocks flat as markets await speech from Yellen

Fri, 22 August 2014

- Yellen in focus ahead of Jackson Hole speech - Analysts speculate over dovish/hawkish stance - Petrofac chairman to step down, LSE falls - Banks, supermarkets rise techMARK 2,819.73 -0.00% FTSE 100... [more]

London pre-open: Quiet start ahead of Yellen speech

Fri, 22 August 2014

Little change is expected on the FTSE on Friday morning, with City sources predicting the FTSE 100 will open around three points lower than yesterday's close of 6,777.66. While gains were seen in bot... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Miners slide as Astra gains on bid speculation

Thu, 21 August 2014

Mining stocks led the downside after metals consumer China disappointed with its manufacturing data and metal prices fell. Fresnillo, Randgold Resources, Anglo American, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton all... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Kazakhmys hit by production outlook

Thu, 21 August 2014

Kazakh metal miner Kazakhmys hailed progress with a shake-up designed to focus it on the lucrative copper market, but said 2014 gold production was likely to fall short of hopes, pushing the stock int... [more]

London close: Astrazeneca leads FTSE higher on bid speculation

Thu, 21 August 2014

- Healthcare stocks lift FTSE - German PMI data drives sentiment - Investors look ahead to Draghi speech - UK retail sales disappoint techMARK 2,819.77 +0.82% FTSE 100 6,777.66 +0.33% FTSE 250 15,838... [more]

London midday: UK stocks advance as investors shrug off weak data

Thu, 21 August 2014

- Mining stocks fall as Chinese data weakens - Eurozone PMIs and UK retail sales disappoint - US data, Jackson Hole ahead techMARK 2,810.76 +0.50% FTSE 100 6,772.04 +0.25% FTSE 250 15,797.15 +0.31% ... [more]

London open: Rate-hike speculation, China data limits upside early on

Thu, 21 August 2014

- MPC, FOMC minutes reveal hawkish stance - Chinese manufacturing data weakens - Long list of economic figures due out techMARK 2,804.30 +0.27% FTSE 100 6,763.16 +0.11% FTSE 250 15,756.32 +0.05% UK ... [more]

London pre-open: Small rise expected on FTSE ahead of data

Thu, 21 August 2014

The FTSE 100 is set for a modest gain at Thursday's opening bell, with city sources predicting the index will open around eight points higher than yesterday's close of 6,755.48, tracking gains seen in... [more]

London close: FTSE drops on BoE minutes, ex-divis, Fed minutes

Wed, 20 August 2014

- FTSE closes down 23.83 at 6,755.48 - BoE's MPC votes 7-2 - Focus turns to Fed minutes techMARK 2,796.77 -0.15% FTSE 100 6,755.48 -0.35% FTSE 250 15,748.92 -0.92% London's blue chips dropped into t... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: CRH continues to fall after interim results

Wed, 20 August 2014

One of Wednesday's biggest fallers was building materials group CRH, which has seen shares fall since delivering its interim results on Tuesday morning. The company said the sector had had an "encoura... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Ex-divi stocks and Balfour lead index lower

Wed, 20 August 2014

Berkeley Group, Fidessa Group and Taylor Wimpey all dropped into the red after going ex-dividend on Wednesday. Balfour Beatty was in negative territory after rejecting another merger offer from rival... [more]

London midday: UK stocks retreat on rate-hike uncertainty

Wed, 20 August 2014

- MPC split on rate decision for first time since 2011 - FOMC minutes due out after the close - Ex-dividend stocks, Balfour Beatty weigh on market - Beverage shares hit by Carlsberg results techMARK ... [more]

London open: Stocks snap five-day win streak ahead of central bank minutes

Wed, 20 August 2014

- MPC, FOMC minutes in focus - FTSE 100 pulls back from three-week high - Balfour drops after rejecting Carillion bid - Glencore announces $1bn buyback techMARK 2,802.00 +0.04% FTSE 100 6,769.90 -0.1... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE to drop into the red amid profit taking

Wed, 20 August 2014

UK stocks look set to move lower at Wednesday's opening bell, with some analysts putting the drop down to a modest round of profit taking following a strong start to the week. City sources predict th... [more]

London close: Inflation in focus as geopolitical tensions ease

Tue, 19 August 2014

- FTSE closes up 38.06 at 6,779.31 - UK CPI drops to 1.6% - US housing starts jump 15.7% in July techMARK 2,800.98 +0.68% FTSE 100 6,779.31 +0.56% FTSE 250 15,895.26 +0.63% It was another positive f... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Wood Group rises on better-than-expected earnings

Tue, 19 August 2014

First-half earnings at energy services provider John Wood Group were flat but slightly better than the market was expecting, pushing shares higher on Tuesday. Revenues were up 10% at $3.8bn as the com... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Retailers, housebuilders lead gains

Tue, 19 August 2014

Retailers Kingfisher, Sports Direct and Next were occupying the top 10 on the FTSE on Tuesday, while housebuilders were also performing well as forecasts for a rate hike were pushed back after the inf... [more]

London midday: UK stocks near three-week high as inflation eases

Tue, 19 August 2014

- UK inflation drops to four-month low of 1.6% - Housebuilders, retailers on the rise - Imperial impresses with results, BHP falls on demerger plans techMARK 2,802.05 +0.72% FTSE 100 6,766.71 +0.38% ... [more]

London open: Stocks rise for fifth straight day, BHP Billiton falls

Tue, 19 August 2014

- Geopolitical tensions abate in Ukraine - UK, US CPI in focus - BHP Billiton fails to excite with demerger plans techMARK 2,796.26 +0.51% FTSE 100 6,771.42 +0.45% FTSE 250 15,869.16 +0.46% UK stock... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE to continue higher as geopolitical risk falls

Tue, 19 August 2014

The FTSE is set to continue its journey higher this morning as geopolitical tensions ease and attention turns to central banks. City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around 20 points higher tha... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Mail 449.80 2.16 17:05
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,154.00 1.85 17:00
Vodafone Group 205.85 1.60 17:05
Lloyds Banking Group 76.25 1.34 17:00
London Stock Exchange Group 2,029.00 1.20 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Fresnillo 921.50 -1.76 17:05
CRH 1,377.00 -1.57 16:54
SSE 1,497.00 -1.51 16:42
Rolls-Royce Holdings 1,022.00 -1.45 17:00
BHP Billiton 1,944.00 -1.37 17:13