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FTSE 100: 6648.47998047 - 10:26:04
FTSE 100 6,648.4800 1.8799 0.0283% 10:26:04
DOW JONES 17,071.2207 -41.9304 -0.2450% 29/09/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,047.1760 -6.5430 -0.1614% 29/09/2014
EUR/USD 1.2590 -0.0100 -0.7660% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6210 -0.0030 -0.1720% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,219.5000 0.0000 0.0000% 29/09/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 96.8000 0.0000 0.0000% 29/09/14 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 149.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 30/09/14 10:20:01
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Intertek Group 2,665.00 3.82 10:27
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 374.10 3.51 10:27
easyJet 1,415.00 2.46 10:27
Associated British Foods 2,625.00 2.42 10:27
Smiths Group 1,276.00 2.08 10:25

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Next 6,605.00 -3.79 10:27
Marks & Spencer Group 405.70 -2.34 10:27
ARM Holdings 909.00 -1.68 10:27
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,201.00 -1.13 10:27
Intu Properties 326.30 -1.12 10:27

Top News

London open: Stocks start the day slightly lower, but RBS jumps

London open: Stocks start the day slightly lower, but RBS jumps

Stocks started the Tuesday session slightly lower, weighed down by weakness overnight in Asian markets, although Wall Street did manage to finish off its intra-session lows....[more]

Next maintains full-year profit guidance despite lower third quarter sales

Next maintains full-year profit guidance despite lower third quarter sales

Clothes retailer Next warned that third quarter sales were lower than its previous expectations and a continuation of the mild weather could reduce full year profits....[more]

RBS expects to significantly outperform guidance on impairments

RBS expects to significantly outperform guidance on impairments

Royal Bank of Scotland now expects to ?significantly? outperform its previous guidance of approximately £1bn in total impairments for the fiscal year 2014....[more]

Astrazeneca reports latest drug developments

Astrazeneca reports latest drug developments

At European Society of Medical Oncology Congress....[more]

Workspace sells portfolio of 10 industrial sites

Workspace sells portfolio of 10 industrial sites

Group signs deal to sell a portfolio for £44.3m....[more]

The euro/dollar at October 2012 level

The euro/dollar at October 2012 level

DL tech analysts highlight support at 1.2659 in euro/dollar....[more]

Glencore buys 0.4m of its own shares

Glencore buys 0.4m of its own shares

The ordinary shares were purchased at 340.85p per share....[more]

Intertek poaches CEO from Inchcape

Intertek poaches CEO from Inchcape

Intertek has appointed Andre Lacroix as chief executive to replace Wolfhart Hauser....[more]

Melrose to acquire Eclipse

Melrose to acquire Eclipse

Melrose Industries has agreed to pay $158m to acquire US firm Eclipse....[more]

Sky cements partnership with 'native ads' firm

Sky cements partnership with 'native ads' firm

British Sky Broadcastting has bought a stake in US technology company Sharethrough....[more]

UK consumer confidence falls

UK consumer confidence falls

September's UK consumer confidence figures fell slightly following June's nine-year high....[more]

Workspace sells first phase of Poplar Business Park redevelopment

Workspace sells first phase of Poplar Business Park redevelopment

London property group Workspace has sold the first phase of its redeveloped Poplar Business Park site to AIM-listed Telford Homes.

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Meggitt completes five-year bank refinancing

Meggitt completes five-year bank refinancing

Meggitt has announced a new five-year $900m facility revolving credit facility.

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Market Buzz [more]

Tuesday broker round-up

Tuesday broker round-up

Tue, 30 September 2014

BAE Systems: Westhouse Securities moves target price from 360p to 370p, while leaving its sell recommendation unchanged.... [more]

Market overview: Euro slips following Eurozone CPI data

Tue, 30 September 2014

1015: The euro/dollar is now falling 0.41% to 1.2631. That may add to market jitters given preoccupation in some quarters regarding the recent strength in the US dollar. ... [more]

Tuesday tips round-up: Balfour Beatty, Compass

Tue, 30 September 2014

Infrastructure and engineering contractor Balfour Beatty's latest figures revealed the danger inherent in chasing large numbers of small contracts, particularly in the low margin world of construction... [more]

Company News [more]

Bank of Georgia takes €15m loan from Green for Growth Fund

Bank of Georgia takes €15m loan from Green for Growth Fund

Tue, 30 September 2014

Bank of Georgia has received a €15m senior loan facility from Green for Growth Fund (GGF) that will be used to finance energy efficient construction projects in Tbilisi.... [more]

DCC to sell Robert Roberts and Kelkin

Tue, 30 September 2014

DCC has announced it plan to sell its Robert Roberts and Kelkin businesses to Valeo Foods for £47m in cash.... [more]

Wolseley reveals buyback as final results hit forecast

Tue, 30 September 2014

Final results from plumbing supplier Wolseley were in line with expectations, as a strong performance from the USA helped lift earnings almost 10%.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK GDP expanded at a slightly faster than expected pace in Q2

Tue, 30 September 2014

The UK's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at a 0.9% quarter-on-quarter clip in the second quarter, according to revised estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Mothercare directors dig deep to support rights issue

Mon, 29 September 2014

Mothercare directors have bought shares following the launch of a rights issue a week earlier.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: ECB and US non-farm payrolls in focus

Fri, 26 September 2014

Traders will be focusing on the European Central Bank's policy meeting on Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi indicated this past week that he is open to the possibility of ado... [more]