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FTSE 100: 6792.56982422 - 09:22:00
FTSE 100 6,792.5698 4.5002 0.0663% 09:22:00
DOW JONES 16,982.5898 22.0197 0.1298% 28/07/2014
NASDAQ 100 3,967.2439 2.0790 0.0524% 28/07/2014
EUR/USD 1.3440 0.0000 -0.0350% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6990 0.0010 0.0330% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,304.5000 0.0000 0.0000% 28/07/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 107.2200 0.0000 0.0000% 28/07/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 144.0000 1.0000 0.7000% 29/07/14 08:40:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
GKN 364.00 6.09 09:20
Hammerson 614.00 3.11 09:18
Next 6,680.00 2.45 09:20
Mondi 1,084.00 2.26 09:20
Standard Chartered 1,246.50 1.96 09:20

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
St James's Place 759.50 -3.86 09:20
Admiral Group 1,463.00 -1.22 09:20
Aberdeen Asset Management 430.20 -1.10 09:20
Royal Mail 425.50 -1.05 09:20
BG Group 1,199.50 -1.03 09:20

Top News

London open: GKN leads UK stocks higher, but upside limited

Strong gains from GKN, Next and Mondi helped UK markets higher on Tuesday morning, with stocks tracking gains in the US and Asia overnight....[more]

BP profit gushes higher but warns of Russia sanction concern

BP has announced second-quarter profits one-third higher than the same period last year, but that further sanctions imposed on Russia "could have a material adverse impact", notably affecting its part ownership of Rosneft....[more]

GKN's Driveline does well but currency volatility hits sales

A good performance by GKN's car driveshaft business fuelled higher half-year profits at the automotive and aerospace engineer, but the strong pound knocked £247m off sales. The group increased its interim dividend by 8% to 2.8p per share....[more]

Morrisons names former Tesco exec as new Chairman

Supermarket chain Wm Morrison has appointed Andrew Higginson as its new Chairman, he is due to replace Sir Ian Gibson when he retires next year....[more]

Next lifts growth forecasts after strong first half

High Street giant Next has lifted its guidance for the full year after a strong first half, though it said that results over the last six months have been flattered by easy comparatives....[more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Hiscox, Reckitt Benckiser, GlaxoSmithKline

Insurance outfit Hiscox is one of the most respected names in its sector and for good reason. For the first half of the year the outfit achieved a combined ratio of 82%. That marks a deterioration on the 74.7% seen in the comparable period of the year before but is nevertheless a good result. The company also improved the returns its makes on investing the money from premiums which it takes in,...[more]

Mondi raises profits guidance for first half

Profits are expected to beat expectations for packaging and paper company Mondi in the first half of the year, with further clarity given on earnings guidance....[more]

BoE policy should continue to support the recovery, IMF says

The recovery of the British economy remains at an early stage and there is still slack in the economy....[more]

Cussons does well in Europe despite currency headwinds

A good performance in Europe helped Imperial Leather soap maker PZ Cussons to froth up annual profits despite the strong pound....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Market overview: EU set to back new sanctions on Russia

Tue, 29 July 2014

0933: The European Union is set to back new sanctions on Russia against sectors including finance, energy and defence, the BBC reports.... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Hiscox, Reckitt Benckiser, GlaxoSmithKline

Tue, 29 July 2014

Insurance outfit Hiscox is one of the most respected names in its sector and for good reason. For the first half of the year the outfit achieved a combined ratio of 82%. That marks a deterioration on ... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Lloyds, Tesco, Tax inversion...

Tue, 29 July 2014

Lloyds Banking Group has been accused of unlawful behaviour by the Bank of England after it emerged its traders had manipulated interest rates in order to cut fees for its emergency lifeline at the he... [more]

Company News [more]

Europe open: Stocks rise on back of gains in Asia

Tue, 29 July 2014

European stocks rebounded from a two-day drop on the back of gains in Asia overnight. ... [more]

Greencore on track to meet EPS expectations after Q3 revenue growth

Tue, 29 July 2014

Convenience foods group Greencore said it continued to anticipate earnings per share (EPS) growth in line with market expectations after increasing third quarter revenue by 6.7% year-on-year (YOY). ... [more]

Costain wins £30m UK gas terminal upgrade deal

Tue, 29 July 2014

Engineering and construction group Costain has won a £30m deal to help upgrade a gas terminal on Britain's east coast. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

BoE policy should continue to support the recovery, IMF says

Mon, 28 July 2014

The recovery of the British economy remains at an early stage and there is still slack in the economy.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

New Vertu Motors Chairman opens account

Mon, 28 July 2014

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

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eyes on Barclays during frantic week

Thu, 24 July 2014

An extremely busy week lies ahead, with a tumult of the largest companies on the London stock market announcing second-quarter and half-year results.... [more]