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FTSE 100: 6817.00976562 - 12:42:00
FTSE 100 6,817.0098 11.2102 0.1647% 12:42:00
DOW JONES 17,084.8008 -42.4398 -0.2479% 28/08/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,066.2729 -6.9040 -0.1695% 28/08/2014
EUR/USD 1.3190 0.0010 0.0680% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6590 0.0000 -0.0130% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,292.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 28/08/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 102.8600 0.0000 0.0000% 28/08/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 149.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 29/08/14 12:20:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
AstraZeneca 4,572.00 2.06 12:42
RSA Insurance Group 457.10 1.67 12:42
Sports Direct International 730.00 1.39 12:42
St James's Place 713.50 1.35 12:42
Aberdeen Asset Management 436.20 1.04 12:42

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 179.30 -4.07 12:42
Tesco 236.35 -4.04 12:42
Sainsbury (J) 295.30 -2.70 12:42
Marks & Spencer Group 431.00 -1.62 12:42
Smith & Nephew 1,037.00 -1.61 12:32

Top News

UK house prices rise again in August despite lending clampdown

British house prices rose in August for the 16th month in a row, defying attempts by regulators to cool down the market with a clampdown on irresponsible mortgage lending....[more]

Eurozone inflation comes in slightly ahead of forecasts

The rate of consumer price inflation in the euro area slowed to a 0.3% year-on-year pace in August, according to preliminary data from Eurostat....[more]

Tesco speeds up CEO succession after profit warning, dividend cut

The pressure is on for new boss Dave Lewis at Tesco after the struggling grocery giant said on Friday that it expects profits to fall by as much as 27% this year and its interim dividend to be cut by 75%....[more]

Computacenter boosts H1 profits but France and Germany pose problems

Computacenter posted higher first-half profits and a good UK performance, but the IT services provider flagged up challenges in France and Germany....[more]

SABMiller completes disposal of Tsogo Sun stake

Sabsa, a wholly-owned subsidiary of drinks giant SABMiller, has completed the sale of its stake in Tsogo Sun through the placing of 293,896 shares and the sale of 7.78m shares....[more]

Bwin.party widens first-half loss on weak poker and casino revenue

Gaming giant Bwin.party widened its first-half loss, reflecting a fall in casino and poker revenues....[more]

Apple's iWatch to be unveiled on 9 September

Apple plans to unveil its highly anticipated wearable device iWatch on 9 September to compete against Samsung's Galaxy Gear, reports said....[more]

Friday tips round-up: Playtech, Unite Group

Betting and gaming software provider Playtech's first half results showed the company is firing on almost all cylinders, but much is already baked into the share price, writes The Times's Tempus. Sales at its casino division rose by 29%, driven by multiple customer wins in various territories, accompanied by a 35% increase at its sports business. However, the expansion in the latter was...[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Broker snap: Canaccord expects volatility in Afren, but maintains speculative buy

Fri, 29 August 2014

Africa-focused oil explorer Afren has a way to go to rebuild trust but it will get there, analysts at Canaccord Genuity explained to clients in a note released on Friday morning. ... [more]

Market overview: Astrazeneca in the lead

Fri, 29 August 2014

1217: Astrazeneca and a smattering of financials are still in the lead on the Footsie, while Exova and Afren are now at the bottom of the pile over on the FTSE 250 following their latest interims.... [more]

Friday broker round-up UPDATE

Fri, 29 August 2014

Arrow Global: Numis shifts target price from 285p to 287p and leaves its add rating unchanged.... [more]

Company News [more]

Buoyant UK home market and consumer confidence lift Victoria

Fri, 29 August 2014

The buoyant British housing market and a consumer feel-good factor have helped carpet and floor-covering maker Victoria to move into the black. ... [more]

Afren H1 revenue drops 29% after suspending more directors

Fri, 29 August 2014

Oil explorer Afren saw its shares go down on Friday after announcing further directors' suspensions. ... [more]

Higher costs spoil World Cup cheer at Perform Group

Fri, 29 August 2014

Extra costs have taken the shine off a World Cup revenue boost at online sports rights owner Perform Group. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK consumer confidence outlook uncertain despite August rise

Fri, 29 August 2014

British consumer confidence rose this month but rises are starting to flatten out and people are uncertain about their prospects, a survey on Friday showed. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Glencore non-exec stumps up after buyback announcement

Thu, 28 August 2014

A round-up of the biggest director buys and sells today so far.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Geopolitics and US data in focus

Fri, 22 August 2014

This weekend's economics symposium at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will likely cast a large shadow over markets, as analysts attempt to decipher the speeches from global policymakers regarding the outlook f... [more]