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NASDAQ 100 4,866.7061 49.5390 1.0284% 27/09/2016
DOW JONES 18,208.2402 133.4699 0.7376% 27/09/2016
EUR/USD 1.1210 -0.0010 -0.1050% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.3020 0.0000 -0.0230% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,327.0000 -0.1350 -1.0071% 27/09/16 22:00:11
BRENT CRUDE 45.7100 -0.0165 -3.4840% 27/09/16 22:00:11
UK RISK PREMIUM 88.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 15/09/16 12:40:06
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 421.45 4.29 22:00
TripAdvisor Inc. 64.26 3.83 22:10
Micron Technology Inc. 18.00 3.69 22:10
Nvidia Corp. 66.54 3.42 22:04
Seagate Technology Plc 38.42 3.28 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Gilead Sciences Inc. 79.25 -1.70 22:10
Tesla Motors Inc 205.81 -1.52 22:06
Amgen Inc. 171.63 -1.09 21:56
Whole Foods Market Inc. 28.46 -0.66 22:10
Costco Wholesale Corp. 150.45 -0.49 22:10

Top News

London close: Stocks led lower by banks amid Deutsche Bank worries

London close: Stocks led lower by banks amid Deutsche Bank worries

London's top flight index closed in the red on Tuesday as oil prices slumped and worries over the future of Deutsche Bank weighed on the banking sector.

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Merlin Entertainments fined £5m for Alton Towers crash

Merlin Entertainments fined £5m for Alton Towers crash

The owner of Alton towers, Merlin Entertainments is being sentenced for the catastrophic roller-coaster crash in June that injured 16 people....[more]

WTO cuts global trade growth forecast by over a third

WTO cuts global trade growth forecast by over a third

The World Trade Organisation cut its forecast for global trade growth to 1.7% from its April estimate of 2.8%....[more]

Markit's flash US services PMI beats expectations in September

Markit's flash US services PMI beats expectations in September

Markit?s flash US services purchasing managers? index printed at 51.9 in September from 51.0 in August....[more]

Royal Bank of Scotland hints at problems with Williams & Glyn sale

Royal Bank of Scotland hints at problems with Williams & Glyn sale

Royal Bank of Scotland has warned over the sale of its Williams & Glyn unit.

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Legal & General bullish on third quarter retirement sales

Legal & General bullish on third quarter retirement sales

After a strong third quarter, Legal & General said its......[more]

United Utilities warns on H1 revenue

United Utilities warns on H1 revenue

United Utilities said on Tuesday that it expects......[more]

Mediclinic reiterates guidance, says trading in line

Mediclinic reiterates guidance, says trading in line

Private healthcare provider Mediclinic International......[more]

Acacia Mining resolves Bulyanhulu overheating issue

Acacia Mining resolves Bulyanhulu overheating issue

Acacia Mining announced on Tuesday that it has......[more]

Morgan Stanley ups Fresnillo to 'equalweight'

Morgan Stanley ups Fresnillo to 'equalweight'

Morgan Stanley upgraded its stance on silver miner Fresnillo to ?equalweight?....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Carnival gains again

FTSE 100 movers: Carnival gains again

London's FTSE 100 was down 0.5% at 6,785.87 in afternoon trade.

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FTSE 250 movers: Mitie slumps on downgrade

FTSE 250 movers: Mitie slumps on downgrade

London’s FTSE 250 was down 0.7% to 17,600.21 in afternoon trade.

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Disney considering offer for Twitter - reports

Disney considering offer for Twitter - reports

Walt Disney Co. is reported to be weighing up the possibility of a bid for struggling social media company Twitter, and according to sources from Bloomberg has hired a financial adviser to oversee the process.

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Italian and Spanish lending still in negative trend in August, M3 data show

Italian and Spanish lending still in negative trend in August, M3 data show

Money flowed more freely in the euro area during the month of August, but some economists were wary nonetheless.

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Goldman Sachs cuts Q4 2016 oil price forecast, futures drop

Goldman Sachs cuts Q4 2016 oil price forecast, futures drop

Analysts at Goldman Sachs cut their forecast for the price of oil at the tail-end of 2016 following upside surprises on the production side and after greater clarity on the delivery of new projects revealed an unexpected glut was on the cards.

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Volkswagen skids on report of DoJ fine

Volkswagen skids on report of DoJ fine

Volkswagen was under the cosh on Tuesday following a report that the US Justice Department is assessing how big a fine it can extract from the beleaguered German car maker without putting it out of business.

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Tuesday newspaper round-up: US debate, WTO, Draghi, BT, Merlin

Tuesday newspaper round-up: US debate, WTO, Draghi, BT, Merlin

The Mexican peso has strengthened against the dollar by the most in seven months as foreign exchange markets reasoned Hillary Clinton edged out Donald Trump in the first of three debates between the two 2016 presidential nominees. The peso’s gains against the US dollar picked up during the debate and have continued since its conclusion, with the Mexican currency now 2 per cent stronger against the greenback in lunchtime trade in Asia. - Financial Times

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Google to launch public wifi areas in India with Station

Google to launch public wifi areas in India with Station

US tech giant Google is aiming to expand its reach in India, as it announced on Tuesday plans to launch Google Station.

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Facebook told to halt Whatsapp data sharing by Germany

Facebook told to halt Whatsapp data sharing by Germany

Germany has banned Facebook from collecting and storing data from Whatsapp users in the country, as well as forcing it to delete all data already currently stored by the social media site.

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German carmakers form telecoms group to develop autonomous driving

German carmakers form telecoms group to develop autonomous driving

Three major German car manufacturers are teaming up with a group network equipment firms in order to advance their development of self-driving cars.

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Market Buzz [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: IMF, Global competitiveness, German banks

Wednesday newspaper round-up: IMF, Global competitiveness, German banks

Wed, 28 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Urgent action is needed to reverse a slowdown in trade and stop low inflation from triggering a downward spiral of weak growth, job cuts and higher debt, the International Monetary ... [more]

Broker tips: Fresnillo, Mitie, Sky

Tue, 27 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Morgan Stanley upgraded its stance on silver miner Fresnillo to 'equalweight' from 'underweight' and lifted the price target to 1,620p from 1,520p, saying the risks are now more fai... [more]

Sector movers: Travel and utility stocks gain, oil drags

Tue, 27 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Defensive issues paced gains on Tuesday, with personal goods manufacturers and gas, water and multiutilities leading the pack.... [more]

Company News [more]

TUI reports in-line trading

TUI reports in-line trading

Wed, 28 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Trading at TUI was in-line with the company“s expectations, the travel operator said in a pre-close trading update.... [more]

Smiths Group FY profit slips amid tough markets for John Crane division

Wed, 28 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Smiths Group posted a drop in profits for the year to the end of July as its John Crane division suffered amid tough conditions in the global energy market.... [more]

RBS agrees to pay $1.1bn to settle miss-selling mortage claim

Wed, 28 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) agreed to pay $1.1bn (£846) to settle two legal claims that it allegedly miss-sold mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.... [more]

Economic News [more]

German business chief claims Brexit will boost economy

Tue, 27 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of German publishing house Axel Springer, has said that Britain's vote to leave the European Union could provide a major boost to the economy within... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Directors dealings: Aberdeen's innovation chief picks up shares

Tue, 27 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Aberdeen Asset Management's non-executive director Julie Chakraverty picked up shares in the fund manager two weeks after the Financial Conduct Authority told the firm it must boost... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Investors back on US data watch

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Investors' focus will likely revert to gauging the health of the US economy over the coming week, with a barrage of high-frequency indicators set for release on Friday.... [more]