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FTSE 100: 6574.10009766 - 16:29:59
FTSE 100 6,574.1001 31.4700 0.4808% 22/12/2014
DOW JONES 17,923.8906 154.6392 0.8685% 22/12/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,293.6729 11.8898 0.2777% 22/12/2014
EUR/USD 1.2230 0.0000 0.0000% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.5590 0.0000 0.0090% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,195.2500 -0.0025 -0.0209% 22/12/14 22:00:14
BRENT CRUDE 60.7200 0.0057 0.9476% 22/12/14 22:00:14
UK RISK PREMIUM 122.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 22/12/14 17:20:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Admiral Group 1,339.00 2.29 16:58
Compass Group 1,107.00 1.93 16:52
BAE Systems 471.30 1.86 17:04
Kingfisher 330.30 1.82 17:09
Johnson Matthey 3,410.00 1.76 17:04

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,150.00 -6.34 17:00
Tullow Oil 407.00 -4.05 17:00
Fresnillo 714.00 -3.38 17:00
TUI AG Reg Shs (Post- 16/12/14)(DI) 1,038.00 -3.26 17:05
Tesco 181.00 -2.37 17:09

Top News

London close: UK stocks at two-week high, commodity shares fall

London close: UK stocks at two-week high, commodity shares fall

Weakness in the resource sectors limited gains but equity markets still managed to register their fifth straight day of gains ahead of the Christmas break.

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London house prices decline in November, Haart housing survey reveals

London house prices decline in November, Haart housing survey reveals

London house prices fell below £500,000 on average in November, according to a survey by estate agent Haart....[more]

Britain's workers could see higher wages in 2015, CBI and BoE's Weale suggest

Britain's workers could see higher wages in 2015, CBI and BoE's Weale suggest

Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee, said that UK workers could be set for bigger pay rises in 2015.

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Tuesday preview: UK and US third-quarter growth estimates in focus

Tuesday preview: UK and US third-quarter growth estimates in focus

UK and US economic growth data for the third quarter is due for release on Tuesday.

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Sector movers: Supermarket stocks fall as Tesco hit by fresh inquiry

Sector movers: Supermarket stocks fall as Tesco hit by fresh inquiry

Tesco dampened grocery stocks as news of a fresh investigation into the struggling firm weighed on investors´ confidence....[more]

SSE falls short of target in power generation bid

SSE falls short of target in power generation bid

Power generator and retailer SSE has not won......[more]

IPF to buy MCB Finance for £24m

IPF to buy MCB Finance for £24m

International home credit business provider......[more]

Sirius Real Estate buys two German business parks

Sirius Real Estate buys two German business parks

Firm completes acquisition of two business parks....[more]

Bacanora Minerals shares leap on Rare Earth boost

Bacanora Minerals shares leap on Rare Earth boost

Mining exploration firm Bacanora Minerals said one of its projects in Mexico......[more]

Numis cuts Countrywide forecasts

Numis cuts Countrywide forecasts

Weak mortgage approvals have prompted Numis Securities to lower its forecasts....[more]

Investec hails Circle Oil's latest discovery

Investec hails Circle Oil's latest discovery

Investec said it sees substantial upside to shares of oil group Circle Oil......[more]

Monday newspaper round-up: House prices, North Sea oil, OPEC...

Monday newspaper round-up: House prices, North Sea oil, OPEC...

House prices in London fell below the £500,000 mark on average in November, reports The Guardian. According to figures from real estate agency Haart, while prices rose nationally by 0.6% in the past month, they fell by 1.9% in the capital. Prices in North London fell 6.7% in November, while prices in the south west of the capital were down 14% year-on-year.

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Market Buzz [more]

1Spatial director sells £0.5m in shares to satisfy institutional demand

1Spatial director sells £0.5m in shares to satisfy institutional demand

Mon, 22 December 2014

Mike Sanderson, the director of strategic development of software firm 1Spatial, has raised over half a million pounds by selling shares, the company announced on Monday.... [more]

Sector movers: Grocers fall as Tesco faces fresh inquiry

Mon, 22 December 2014

Tesco dampened the food and drug retail sector on Monday as news of a fresh investigation into the struggling supermarket chain weighed on investor confidence.... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK and US third quarter GDP in focus

Mon, 22 December 2014

UK and US economic growth data for the third quarter is due for release on Tuesday.... [more]

Company News [more]

EE, Huawei, Qualcomm successfully trial next generation 4G technology

EE, Huawei, Qualcomm successfully trial next generation 4G technology

Mon, 22 December 2014

EE, together with Huawei and Qualcomm, has successfully trialled the next generation of superheats 410Mbps 4G.... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK and US third quarter GDP in focus

Mon, 22 December 2014

UK and US economic growth data for the third quarter is due for release on Tuesday.... [more]

MBL pre-tax loss from continuing operations widens in H1

Mon, 22 December 2014

Entertainment product distributor MBL Group saw its pre-tax loss from continuing operation double in the first half of the year, on the back of rising costs and difficult trading conditions.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Britain's workers could see higher wages in 2015, CBI and Weale suggest

Mon, 22 December 2014

Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee, said that UK workers could be set for bigger pay rises in 2015.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

1Spatial director sells £0.5m in shares to satisfy institutional demand

Mon, 22 December 2014

Mike Sanderson, the director of strategic development of software firm 1Spatial, has raised over half a million pounds by selling shares, the company announced on Monday.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: All eyes on raft of US data

Mon, 22 December 2014

The coming week will see a fair bit of economic data released despite it being a holiday-shortened one.... [more]