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London open: RBS and IAG lead gains as UK stocks rise on BoJ stimulus

London open: RBS and IAG lead gains as UK stocks rise on BoJ stimulus

Fri, 31 October 2014

London's stock market jumped in early deals on Friday, trading at levels not seen since the start of the month, after Japan's central bank unexpectedly ramped up its monetary-easing plan in a bid to r... [more]

London close: FTSE ends session with modest gains

London close: FTSE ends session with modest gains

Thu, 30 October 2014

The top tier closed slightly higher on Thursday, as a strong performance by Smith & Nephew was offset by losses amongst the mining sector. The FTSE 100 ended the day 9.68 points higher than on the pre... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Smith and Nephew rises after first quarter results

FTSE 100 movers: Smith and Nephew rises after first quarter results

Thu, 30 October 2014

Medical devices maker Smith & Nephew rose strongly after it posted a 3% increase in both revenue and profit for the third quarter, thanks to an improvement in its emerging and international markets un... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Oil stocks lead downside

FTSE 250 movers: Oil stocks lead downside

Thu, 30 October 2014

Oil stocks led the downside, thanks to a combination of declining Brent crude prices and comments out of analysts at Deutsche Bank. Afren's target price was cut from 130p to 110p, Premier Oil's was re... [more]

London midday: Miners, oil stocks drag FTSE lower after hawkish Fed

London midday: Miners, oil stocks drag FTSE lower after hawkish Fed

Thu, 30 October 2014

Heavy falls in the resource sectors on a stronger dollar ensured that London's stock market was firmly in the red on Tuesday, after the withdrawal of stimulus by the Federal Reserve. Blue chips Shell,... [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]

London open: Miners drag UK stocks lower, but Barclays gains

Thu, 30 October 2014

London's stock exchange opened more or less flat on Thursday as heavy falls from mining stocks and BT offset gains from Barclays and St James's Place. The FTSE 100 was trading 0.1% lower at 6,449 in e... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks set for modest gain after Fed offers no surprises

Thu, 30 October 2014

London-listed stocks are set for a modest gain on Thursday morning, after the Federal Reserve surprised no one with its decision to terminate its third round of quantitative easing. City sources predi... [more]

London close: FTSE ends higher ahead of Fed meeting result

Wed, 29 October 2014

Investors showed a degree of confidence in the Wednesday session as markets awaited the outcome of the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. Steady gains were seen throughout much of th... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: JP Morgan comments lift 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 following a sales meeting w... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Vedanta climbs on bauxite hopes

Wed, 29 October 2014

Diversified metals and mining major Vedanta Resources was higher after chairman Anil Agarwal said the problems with bauxite supplies to its Lanjigarh aluminium refinery in three or four month's time. ... [more]

London midday: Stocks rise on hopes for dovish FOMC

Wed, 29 October 2014

Stocks were moving higher in the run-up to the US Federal Reserve's policy announcement on Wednesday afternoon, as some investors were clearly hoping that policymakers might tone down their rhetoric a... [more]

Asia: Shanghai higher despite World Bank critique

Wed, 29 October 2014

Asian bourses were a sea of green on Wednesday morning, with Tokyo's and Shanghai's stock markets leading the region higher following the gains in the US and UK. The Nikkei closed up 1.46%, while the ... [more]

London open: Stocks move higher ahead of US FOMC

Wed, 29 October 2014

Wednesday's session is expected to see a continuation of the previous day's gains, ahead of the latest policy decision announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), this evening. As of 09:... [more]

Europe open: Stocks rally ahead of US policy decision

Wed, 29 October 2014

European stocks advanced as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's latest policy decision. The Fed is expected to end its monthly bond purchase programme but keep interest rates unchanged at 0.25%... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE to rise ahead of Fed decision

Wed, 29 October 2014

Wednesday's session is expected to see a continuation of the previous day's gains, ahead of the latest policy decision announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). City sources predict th... [more]

London close: Markets stabilise ahead of Fed meeting

Tue, 28 October 2014

UK stocks ended Tuesday's session on an upbeat note thanks to a strong performance by the mining sector and a level of stability not seen on markets for several weeks. The FTSE rose early on, dipped a... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: StanChart slides after third-quarter results disappoint

Tue, 28 October 2014

Shares in banking group Standard Chartered dropped after the company reported a 16% decline in operating profit in the third quarter and said that full-year earnings would be lower than last year. Sha... [more]

London midday: Gains limited as StanChart, Lloyds and BG Group drop

Tue, 28 October 2014

UK stocks advanced on Tuesday morning with the FTSE 100 bouncing off a one-week low, but gains were limited by some heavy falls from Standard Chartered, Lloyds Banking Group and BG Group. A profit war... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: African Barrick lifted by broker comment as Synthomer slides after profit warning

Tue, 28 October 2014

African Barrick Gold climbed after Westhouse Securities moved its target price from 230p to 240p, keeping its 'add' rating. Renishaw extended Monday's gains, which came after it revealed that it now e... [more]

London open: UK stocks rise, but Lloyds and StanChart fall

Tue, 28 October 2014

Despite some heavy falls from banking heavyweights Lloyds and Standard Chartered, UK stocks advanced on Tuesday morning as the FTSE 100 rebounded from a one-week low. London's benchmark index was up 0... [more]

London pre-open: Calm session expected ahead of Wednesday's FOMC decision

Tue, 28 October 2014

London's blue chips are set for a reversal of Monday's losses, with a degree of calmness expected in markets ahead of Wednesday's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. City sources predict the... [more]

London close: Weaker German business confidence, stress tests weigh on stocks

Mon, 27 October 2014

UK-listed stocks closed lower on Monday, with banks and mining stocks providing a drag in the aftermath of the results of the latest EU bank stress tests and alongside a weak reading on German busines... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Travel stocks lead following recent Ebola-related declines

Mon, 27 October 2014

Travel stocks were among the best performers as investors continued to search for bargains after recent Ebola-related weakness in the sector. TUI Travel, Intercontinental Hotels, Carnival, IAG and Eas... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Renishaw leads after updating second half outlook

Mon, 27 October 2014

Renishaw has revealed that it now expects to continue to experience the revenue growth seen in its first quarter in the second half of its financial year. The brief announcement from the metrology and... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 382.40 4.68 10:15
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 407.50 4.30 10:15
St James's Place 733.50 2.95 10:15
London Stock Exchange Group 2,026.00 2.79 10:09
Friends Life Group Limited 322.50 2.77 10:15

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 3,698.00 -2.14 10:15
Fresnillo 705.00 -1.61 10:15
Direct Line Insurance Group 279.50 -0.71 10:15
Smith & Nephew 1,050.00 -0.38 10:15
Sainsbury (J) 245.70 -0.32 10:15