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FTSE 100: 6825.31005859 - 16:35:29
FTSE 100 6,825.3101 5.5600 0.0815% 16:35:29
DOW JONES 17,098.4492 18.8797 0.1105% 29/08/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,082.5591 9.3820 0.2303% 29/08/2014
EUR/USD 1.3130 0.0000 0.0210% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6610 0.0020 0.1330% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,286.5000 0.0075 0.0583% 01/09/14 18:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 103.0100 0.0004 0.0388% 01/09/14 18:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 150.0000 2.0000 1.3500% 01/09/14 17:20:01
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
ITV 218.70 3.55 17:09
Marks & Spencer Group 441.00 2.58 16:35
BAE Systems 456.00 2.45 17:05
Kingfisher 308.60 1.61 16:41
BG Group 1,217.00 1.29 17:01

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 173.50 -2.25 17:09
Mondi 1,012.00 -2.03 16:37
Tesco 225.55 -1.91 17:07
Shire Plc 4,864.00 -1.20 17:07
GlaxoSmithKline 1,460.00 -0.98 16:57

Top News

London close: Tesco and HSBC focus investors' attention

London close: Tesco and HSBC focus investors' attention

Figures showing a manufacturing slowdown in the Eurozone, UK and China capped gains in stocks on Monday, as did the ongoing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine....[more]

Neil Woodford cuts position in HSBC, lender runs risk of 'fine inflation'

Neil Woodford cuts position in HSBC, lender runs risk of "fine inflation"

The increasing number of fines in the banking industry is becoming a growing concern for investors, fund manager Neil Woodford said on Monday....[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Perform Group jumps on takeover bid news

FTSE 250 movers: Perform Group jumps on takeover bid news

Shares in Perform Group surged on Monday after the company, which commercialises multimedia sports content across digital platforms, confirmed it had received a takeover bid from investment group Access Industries....[more]

RAC appoints new chairman ahead of possible IPO

RAC appoints new chairman ahead of possible IPO

CBI president Sir Michael Rake was appointed as new RAC chairman on Monday, as the roadside breakdown and recovery firm considers plans to go ahead with a potential float this month....[more]

UK manufacturing slows down in August

UK manufacturing slows down in August

The Markit purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the month of August slipped to a reading of 52.5 in August from 54.8 in the month before....[more]

Eurozone PMI revised a tad lower on weakness in Germany

Eurozone PMI revised a tad lower on weakness in Germany

Activity in the Eurozone's manufacturing sector dropped to a 13-month low in August, according to revised data from survey compiler Markit, as new orders from both inside and outside the single currency area slowed....[more]

Barclays loses £500m on sale of Spanish units to Caixabank - UPDATE

Barclays loses £500m on sale of Spanish units to Caixabank - UPDATE

UK banking group Barclays is to offload part of its Spanish business to Caixabank as part of its non-core asset disposal programme....[more]

Broker tips: TSB, CSR, Afren

Broker tips: TSB, CSR, Afren

Would-be TSB investors should "keep their powder dry", according to Investec, which rated the Lloyds Banking Group offshoot as a 'hold' with a 290p target price after the stock's recent run....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Market overview: FTSE closes marginally higher despite Ukraine

Market overview: FTSE closes marginally higher despite Ukraine

Mon, 01 September 2014

1630:Close The FTSE rose by 5.56 points to 6,825.31 on Monday, with weak economic data from Europe's manufacturing PMI fuelling speculation that the ECB will introduce a "quantitative easing" programm... [more]

New SABMiller chairman marks new appointment with purchase of 30,000 shares

Mon, 01 September 2014

A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK construction, US manufacturing in focus

Mon, 01 September 2014

On a quiet day for company results, the focus of Tuesday's trading session is likely to be on economic data from the UK and US. ... [more]

Company News [more]

GSK's chairman urged to resign earlier over China bribery scandal

GSK's chairman urged to resign earlier over China bribery scandal

Mon, 01 September 2014

UK pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is facing rebellion from its shareholders as they call for an early departure from chairman Christopher Gent, reports said.... [more]

Tesco crisis continues as leading shareholder slashes stake

Mon, 01 September 2014

Pressure is growing on Tesco after one of its leading shareholders admitted it had cut its stake in the supermarket, deeming the retailer as being "too risky". ... [more]

Neil Woodford cuts position in HSBC, lender runs risk of "fine inflation"

Mon, 01 September 2014

The increasing number of fines in the banking industry is becoming a growing concern for investors, fund manager Neil Woodford said on Monday. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK mortgage approvals dip in July but beat forecasts

Mon, 01 September 2014

UK mortgage approvals slipped in July but the decline was not as bad as analysts had feared, easing concerns about a sharp slowdown in the housing market. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

New SABMiller chairman marks new appointment with purchase of 30,000 shares

Mon, 01 September 2014

A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: All eyes on the ECB

Fri, 29 August 2014

All eyes will be on the European Central Bank's policy meeting next week, on 4 September. The consensus is for no change in its policy settings. However, the possibility does exist that he might sound... [more]