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FTSE 100: 6371.95996094 - 16:29:59
FTSE 100 6,371.9600 105.2602 1.6796% 21/10/2014
DOW JONES 16,604.8496 215.1401 1.3119% 21/10/2014
NASDAQ 100 3,971.3921 101.3141 2.6179% 21/10/2014
EUR/USD 1.2720 0.0010 0.0810% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6120 0.0000 0.0280% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,250.2500 0.0575 0.4620% 21/10/14 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 85.9600 0.0122 1.4397% 21/10/14 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 130.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 21/10/14 17:20:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TUI Travel 365.50 4.73 17:03
Carnival 2,347.00 4.50 17:11
Ashtead Group 976.50 4.27 17:11
Weir Group 2,295.00 4.14 17:09
WPP 1,171.00 4.00 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
ARM Holdings 810.00 -5.34 17:11
Reckitt Benckiser Group 5,010.00 -2.05 17:15
Rolls-Royce Holdings 802.50 -1.83 17:11
Whitbread 4,196.00 -0.66 17:11
United Utilities Group 823.50 -0.06 16:44

Top News

US close: Markets rally after Europe stimulus and Apple's strong results

US close: Markets rally after Europe stimulus and Apple's strong results

US markets rallied on Tuesday, with investors speculating that the European Central Bank (ECB) might boost economic stimulus, while Apple drove the benchmarks forward....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Travel stocks fly higher

FTSE 100 movers: Travel stocks fly higher

Travel stocks were once again in positive territory as the sector recovered from a recent poor performance amid mounting concerns about the Ebola crisis....[more]

Wednesday preview: Glaxo, MPC minutes, US CPI all due out

Wednesday preview: Glaxo, MPC minutes, US CPI all due out

Glaxosmithklline will be among the most high-profile companies to release results on Wendesday as the pharmaceutical giant reports its third-quarter figures.

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Asos broker round-up: Exane, Citi, UBS, Cantor, Barclays

Asos broker round-up: Exane, Citi, UBS, Cantor, Barclays

Broker reaction to results from Asos was mixed. Here is a selection of views from analysts before and after meeting with management....[more]

William Hill sees profits surge in Q3

William Hill sees profits surge in Q3

Full-year profits to come in at top-end of forecasts....[more]

Carpetright gets new chairman, Harris exits

Carpetright gets new chairman, Harris exits

Mitchells & Butlers chairman to replace Harris....[more]

Lamprell expects windfall from rig completion

Lamprell expects windfall from rig completion

Construction of second rig for client completed....[more]

Ophir's Fortuna gas field sees positive testing

Ophir's Fortuna gas field sees positive testing

Positive DSTs improve field economics....[more]

International air passengers up 4.5% in August, IATA says

International air passengers up 4.5% in August, IATA says

The number of international air passengers improved by 2.6% in July, the International Air Transport Association said....[more]

Northern Petroleum posts 'outstanding' result from Canadian well

Northern Petroleum posts 'outstanding' result from Canadian well

Northern Petroleum has reported positive results from drilling at an oil and gas project in Canada, boosting its shares.

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Banksy replies to fake arrest story ...

Banksy replies to fake arrest story ...

Street artist Banksy has painted new graffiti in Bristol, confirming that yesterday’s news that he was identified and arrested was a hoax.

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Tuesday tips round-up: Rolls Royce, Tesco

Tuesday tips round-up: Rolls Royce, Tesco

Notwithstanding the impact from the sanctions imposed on Russia, there still seems to be a good business case to be made for shares of Rolls Royce. No, they may not return to the £12.71 per share mark at which the Times’s Tempus tipped them at the start of the year, but they do look “seriously undervalued,” the columnist writes. What most irritated these deeply unforgiving markets about the company’s profit warning was the sharp downgrade to guidance for free cash flow. That was a shock and it is not the first time the firm has sprung a nasty surprise for investors on this front.

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Broker tips: Shire, ARM Holdings, Transport, Real estate

Broker tips: Shire, ARM Holdings, Transport, Real estate

Panmure Gordon chose to reiterate its 'buy' recommendation on Shire even though the $54bn pursuit by Abbvie is now officially over, highlighting an "opportunity" for investors to pick up shares after recent falls.

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Market Buzz [more]

Wednesday preview: Glaxo, MPC minutes, US CPI all due out

Wednesday preview: Glaxo, MPC minutes, US CPI all due out

Tue, 21 October 2014

Glaxosmithklline will be among the most high-profile companies to release results on Wendesday as the pharmaceutical giant reports its third-quarter figures.... [more]

Sector movers: Grocery stocks rise as Kantar data shows improving trends

Tue, 21 October 2014

Kantar Worldpanel grocery-market data showing Tesco's best sales performance since June helped fragile sentiment in the battered supermarket industry to improve slightly on Tuesday.... [more]

Broker tips: Shire, ARM Holdings, Transport, Real estate

Tue, 21 October 2014

Panmure Gordon chose to reiterate its 'buy' recommendation on Shire even though the $54bn pursuit by Abbvie is now officially over, highlighting an "opportunity" for investors to pick up shares after ... [more]

Company News [more]

Cloudbuy confident after successful trip in the Middle East and Asia Pacific

Cloudbuy confident after successful trip in the Middle East and Asia Pacific

Tue, 21 October 2014

Cloudbuy gave an update about its "peak performance" tour in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions, saying the trip put the company in a position to become "a major player" in the emerging markets.... [more]

ITM Power hails step forward in hydrogen fuel scheme

Tue, 21 October 2014

Energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power has hailed a move paving the way for the roll-out of its hydrogen vehicle re-fuelling stations in Europe.... [more]

Interquest Group to commence formal sale process

Tue, 21 October 2014

Recruitment company Interquest Group announced on Tuesday that it was starting a formal sale process.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK government borrowing rose last month - UPDATE

Tue, 21 October 2014

UK government borrowing rose last month and in the year to date, casting doubt over government efforts to hit its 2014/15 targets, official figures showed on Monday.... [more]

RTGS glitch fixed, BoE confirms

Mon, 20 October 2014

Director Dealings [more]

New Asos COO picks up £0.5m of shares after results bounce

Tue, 21 October 2014

Asos'schief operating officer, Nick Beighton, who has been promoted or perhaps demoted from finance director after three profit warnings in the last seven months, increased his skin in the game with a... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eurozone purchasing managers data in focus

Fri, 17 October 2014

The latest Eurozone manufacturing sector purchasing managers' indices stand out in the coming week's agenda as the main risk event, given recent fears over the slowdown in economic activity in the Eur... [more]