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London pre-open: Stocks to rise ahead of CPI data

London pre-open: Stocks to rise ahead of CPI data

Tue, 16 September 2014

London-listed stocks are expected to open broadly higher on Tuesday as investors gear up for the latest UK inflation reading, German investor confidence and, later in the week, the Scottish referendum... [more]

London close: FTSE ended marginally lower as Scotland, Fed, Ukraine, China weigh

London close: FTSE ended marginally lower as Scotland, Fed, Ukraine, China weigh

Mon, 15 September 2014

The top tier index ended Monday's session marginally lower as strong gains by SABMiller helped to partially offset concerns about geopolitical tensions, the Scottish referendum, the latest Fed meeting... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: SABMiller jumps on takeover speculation

FTSE 100 movers: SABMiller jumps on takeover speculation

Mon, 15 September 2014

SABMiller jumped on the back of speculation that fellow drinks giant Anheuser-Busch Inbev was lining up financing for a possible £75bn bid. At current prices, SABMiller is valued at around £61.5bn. Th... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Micro Focus jumps on M&A news

FTSE 250 movers: Micro Focus jumps on M&A news

Mon, 15 September 2014

UK software group Micro Focus International is to merge with The Attachmate Group in a $2.4bn deal which "presents a rare opportunity to achieve a significant increase in the scale and breadth" of the... [more]

London midday: M&A ramps up but weak Chinese data weighs on FTSE

London midday: M&A ramps up but weak Chinese data weighs on FTSE

Mon, 15 September 2014

The UK stock market was poised to finish at their lowest level in more than three weeks on Monday despite a wave of M&A activity, as weak economic data from China dampened sentiment. Nervousness ahead... [more]

London open: Stocks fall on Chinese data but M&A lifts SABMiller, Micro Focus

Mon, 15 September 2014

A wave of M&A activity wasn't enough to keep UK stocks from slipping into the red on Monday morning, as weak Chinese data and nervousness about the upcoming Scottish referendum and the US policy decis... [more]

London pre-open: UK stocks expected to fall early on

Mon, 15 September 2014

With the Scottish vote, violence from ISIS amd weak Chinese data all taking centre stage, the FTSE was expected to slide into the red at Monday's opening bell. City sources predict the FTSE 100 will o... [more]

London close: Investors sit tight before Scottish vote and Fed meet

Fri, 12 September 2014

London investors moved to the sidelines on Friday ahead of next week's Scottish independence vote and US Federal Reserve policy meeting. The FTSE 100 Index closed the session 7.34 points up at 6806.... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Barclays jumps after appointing new chairman

Fri, 12 September 2014

Barclays jumped on the news it has appointed John McFarlane as chairman to replace David Walker, who will step down following the bank’s annual general meeting in 2015. McFarlane, who is current... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Aveva leads downside after profit warning

Fri, 12 September 2014

Aveva shares were tumbling on Friday after the group issued a profit warning. Currency movements and the timing of contract renewals had already been flagged, but the company also said that a sales fo... [more]

London midday: Stocks gain but Scottish uncertainty limits upside

Fri, 12 September 2014

UK stocks were making gains on Friday as investors shrugged off weak construction data and picked up some bargains after equity markets hit a three-week low the previous session. London's FTSE 100, wh... [more]

London open: UK stocks bounce off three-week low but gains limited

Fri, 12 September 2014

UK stocks edged higher on Friday but choppy trading continued with investors concerned about the potential impact from a 'yes' vote on Scottish independence next week. Supermarket stocks were among th... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE to open above 6,800

Fri, 12 September 2014

London-listed stocks look set for a modest rise on Friday morning, following a mixed performance by global indices overnight. City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around five points higher than... [more]

London close: Scottish banks recover after poll signals 'no' vote

Thu, 11 September 2014

Scottish-based banks and insurers regained poise in the London market on Thursday after a new poll showed unionists back in the lead in the Scottish independence stakes. Royal Bank of Scotland lifted ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Bwin.party climbs on news of new JV

Thu, 11 September 2014

Bwin.party's wholly-owned digital payments arm, Kalixa, has formed a joint venture focused on Africa and Latin America with telecommunications and media firm Millicom. The group said the move was "a s... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Next results fall short of City expectations

Thu, 11 September 2014

FTSE 100 retailer Next confirmed total sales growth of 10.3% in the first half and slightly upgraded its full-year earnings guidance, but shares slumped after the figures fell short of City analysts' ... [more]

London midday: Miners pull UK stocks lower after weak Chinese data

Thu, 11 September 2014

Weakness in the heavyweight mining sector pushed UK equity markets into the red on Thursday, outweighing a decent performance by financial stocks. Underwhelming interim results from the likes of Morri... [more]

London open: UK markets flat despite decent gains from banks

Thu, 11 September 2014

Despite decent gains by Royal Bank of Scotland, the UK stock market opened more or less flat on Thursday morning as investors speculated about stimulus measures in China. London's FTSE 100 was trading... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE to track gains in the US

Thu, 11 September 2014

Blue chips are expected to begin the day on a positive note on Thursday, lifted by an upbeat performance in the US overnight and following comments from the Bank of England (BoE) Governor about the ri... [more]

London close: Housing related stocks find favour again

Wed, 10 September 2014

London's FTSE 100 erased earlier losses to trade in positive territory by the end of trading, helped by decent gains from Kingfisher, Barratt Developments and precious metal stocks. However, upside wa... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: African Barrick Gold leads upside

Wed, 10 September 2014

A rise in gold futures helped lift African Barrick Gold. N+1 Singer gave Genus a lift to 'buy' from 'hold' and increased its target price from 1,000p to 1,287p. Greene King was knocked lower by Numis... [more]

Advanced Medical Solutions interims in line

Wed, 10 September 2014

Solid interim results from Advanced Medical Solutions showed revenue growth across its major business units, keeping the AIM-listed company on track with full-year expectations. Adjusted pre-tax profi... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Kingfisher leads risers after seeing improved demand for DIY products

Wed, 10 September 2014

B&Q and Brico Depot owner Kingfisher saw shares jump after replacing its chief executive as it reported flat profits due to currency volatility, although it said the buoyant UK housing market had lift... [more]

London midday: FTSE erases losses as Kingfisher and Barratt gain

Wed, 10 September 2014

London's FTSE 100 had erased earlier losses and was trading in positive territory by Wednesday lunchtime, helped by decent gains from Kingfisher, Barratt Developments and precious metal stocks. Howeve... [more]

London open: Ex-div stocks, Sports Direct lead UK markets lower

Wed, 10 September 2014

UK equity markets declined on Wednesday morning with ex-dividend stocks providing a drag, along with poorly-received trading updates from the likes of Sports Direct and London Stock Exchange (LSE). Th... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Aggreko 1,631.00 0.00 08:04
Diageo 1,853.00 0.00 08:04
SABMiller 3,740.00 0.00 08:04
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,632.00 0.00 08:04
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 176.10 0.00 08:02

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Aggreko 1,631.00 0.00 08:04
Diageo 1,853.00 0.00 08:04
SABMiller 3,740.00 0.00 08:04
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,632.00 0.00 08:04
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 176.10 0.00 08:02