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FTSE 100: 6625.25000000 - 16:51:00
FTSE 100 6,625.2500 41.0801 0.6239% 17/04/2014
DOW JONES 16,408.5391 -16.3096 -0.0993% 17/04/2014
NASDAQ 100 3,534.5320 1.4461 0.0409% 17/04/2014
EUR/USD 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6790 0.0000 -0.0090% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,299.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 18/04/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 109.6000 0.0000 0.0000% 18/04/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 118.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 17/04/14 17:40:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
ARM Holdings 976.50 4.77 17:02
Schroders 2,559.00 4.24 17:00
Whitbread 4,055.00 3.97 17:08
Barclays 246.50 3.77 17:15
BAE Systems 389.10 3.48 17:15

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Diageo 1,829.00 -3.74 17:00
Antofagasta 828.50 -2.07 17:08
Sainsbury (J) 314.00 -2.06 17:08
Fresnillo 868.00 -1.81 16:58
Burberry Group 1,440.00 -1.77 17:07

Top News

London close: Barclays rises ahead of strategy update

UK stocks finished the day moderately higher on Thursday ahead of the long weekend...[more]

Live: Ukraine crisis

1909: Multilateral talks held today in Geneva to discuss the situation in Ukraine ended with an accord on measures to de-escalate the conflict....[more]

RBS-commissioned report clears bank of SME fraud

RBS has announced a range of new measures to support smaller businesses when they get into trouble, after a report commissioned by the bank claimed it had found no evidence of systematic fraud towards its business customers....[more]

Co-op says record annual loss of 2.5bn pounds is 'wake-up call'

The Co-operative Group has unveiled financial results from a 'disastrous' year, the worst in its 150-year history, with losses confirmed at the bottom end of expectations....[more]

Broker tips: Imperial Tobacco, Legal & General, GlaxoSmithKline...

Goldman Sachs has removed Imperial Tobacco from its ‘Conviction List’, saying it sees less potential upside from current levels. Nevertheless, the bank kept its ‘buy’ recommendation and 2,780p target price....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Market overview: ARM Holdings and Schroders lead gains

Thu, 17 April 2014

1630: Close UK stocks ended the day moderately in the blue, led by gains in ARM Holdings and Schroders. Barclays outperformed on investors’ anticipation of a strategy update, including plans for the l... [more]

Sector movers: Diageo and Remy Cointreau hit beverage stocks

Thu, 17 April 2014

The beverage sector was hit hard on Thursday by disappointing updates from global drinks groups Diageo and Remy Cointreau. ... [more]

RSA directors cut their stakes

Thu, 17 April 2014

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

Company News [more]

Nighthawk Energy plans refinancing after 'significant' oil discovery

Thu, 17 April 2014

AIM-listed US oil producer Nighthawk Energy made an 'highly significant' oil discovery at one of its well at its Snow King project in Colorado.... [more]

WANdisco reports rise in first quarter bookings

Thu, 17 April 2014

WANdisco’s shares rose after the 'big data' software provider reported a 40 per cent increase in first quarter subscription bookings to 4.2m dollars. ... [more]

RBS-commissioned report clears bank of SME fraud - UPDATE

Thu, 17 April 2014

RBS has announced a range of new measures to support smaller businesses when they get into trouble, after a report commissioned by the bank claimed it had found no evidence of systematic fraud towards... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK mortgage lending rises, but no house price bubble, IHS says

Thu, 17 April 2014

Gross mortgage lending in the UK grew by four per cent month-on-month in March, to reach 15.4bn pounds, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

RSA directors cut their stakes

Thu, 17 April 2014

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

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eurozone and Chinese PMIs to be closely watched

Fri, 18 April 2014

The flow of data will slow down over the coming week, with the main highlights expected to be the latest manufacturing sector purchasing managers’ indices (PMI) due out in the Eurozone and China, on W... [more]