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FTSE 100: 6788.06982422 - 17:15:00
FTSE 100 6,788.0698 -3.4798 -0.0512% 28/07/2014
DOW JONES 16,982.5898 22.0197 0.1298% 28/07/2014
NASDAQ 100 3,967.2439 2.0790 0.0524% 28/07/2014
EUR/USD 1.3430 -0.0010 -0.0580% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6970 -0.0010 -0.0640% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,304.5000 0.0975 0.7530% 28/07/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 107.2200 0.0021 0.1962% 28/07/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 143.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 28/07/14 17:40:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
British Sky Broadcasting Group 904.50 3.43 16:35
Reckitt Benckiser Group 5,205.00 2.66 16:59
Fresnillo 940.00 2.12 16:59
Pearson 1,153.00 1.86 17:07
HSBC Holdings 630.90 1.48 17:07

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Aberdeen Asset Management 435.00 -5.31 16:47
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 352.00 -3.35 17:11
Kingfisher 295.80 -2.89 17:09
Royal Mail 430.00 -2.52 17:07
Smith & Nephew 1,033.00 -2.27 17:11

Top News

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Lloyds, Tesco, Tax inversion...

Lloyds Banking Group has been accused of unlawful behaviour by the Bank of England after it emerged its traders had manipulated interest rates in order to cut fees for its emergency lifeline at the height of the financial crisis. [...] The revelations unleashed an angry attack by Mark Carney, the Bank of England's governor, who said: "Such manipulation is highly reprehensible, clearly unlawful...[more]

Morrisons names former Tesco exec as new Chairman

Supermarket chain Wm Morrison has appointed Andrew Higginson as its new Chairman, he is due to replace Sir Ian Gibson when he retires next year....[more]

Europe close: Drop in US home sales drags on stocks

European stocks declined after a report showed US pending home sales fell unexpectedly....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Reckitt Benckiser up on plan for drugs arm

Household goods group Reckitt Benckiser climbed after it unveiled plans to hive off its drug arm into a separate UK-listed company. The rise came despite the group warning of a potentially tough second half....[more]

Broker tips: African Barrick Gold, RBS, Reckitt Benckiser

African Barrick Gold (ABG) delivered a brilliant performance during its second quarter and first half of the year, with accelerating free cash flow generation set to drive a re-rating of the shares, according to analysts at UBS....[more]

UK house prices flat in June, but market still unsustainable

British house prices were flat last month as a mortgage clampdown took its toll, although experts said a sustainable market was still "some way off"....[more]

BoE policy should continue to support the recovery, IMF says

The recovery of the British economy remains at an early stage and there is still slack in the economy....[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Debenhams jumps on new CFO

High street retailer Debenhams raced to the top of the leaderboard on the news it has appointed the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Mothercare to the same role on its own board. Matt Smith, who has been CFO at Mothercare since last year and has previously been Finance Director of Home Retail's Argos, will take up his new role once he has satisfied the terms of his current contract....[more]

GlaxoSmithKline may spin off consumer healthcare arm - report

British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline may spin off its consumer health division as it tries to get to grips with increasing competition for its drugs and Chinese bribery allegations, it was reported on Monday....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Lloyds, Tesco, Tax inversion...

Tue, 29 July 2014

Lloyds Banking Group has been accused of unlawful behaviour by the Bank of England after it emerged its traders had manipulated interest rates in order to cut fees for its emergency lifeline at the he... [more]

Tuesday preview: Next, GKN and BP to report earnings

Mon, 28 July 2014

Next may on Tuesday report second quarter sales growth towards the upper end of guidance, according to estimates by Numis. ... [more]

Market overview: FTSE 100 lower after quiet start to the week

Mon, 28 July 2014

1630: Close The FTSE 100 fell 3.48 points to 6788.07 following a quiet start to the week with very few economic releases out. Reports in the UK showed a slowing down in the housing market, while figur... [more]

Company News [more]

Morrisons names former Tesco exec as new Chairman

Tue, 29 July 2014

Supermarket chain Wm Morrison has appointed Andrew Higginson as its new Chairman, he is due to replace Sir Ian Gibson when he retires next year. ... [more]

Tuesday preview: Next, GKN and BP to report earnings

Mon, 28 July 2014

Next may on Tuesday report second quarter sales growth towards the upper end of guidance, according to estimates by Numis. ... [more]

Frontier Mining gets green light for Naimanjal sale

Mon, 28 July 2014

Kazakhstan copper miner Frontier Mining has got the go-ahead from the Kazakh government to sell its Naimanjal licence area to Union Transnationale Miniere (UTM). ... [more]

Economic News [more]

BoE policy should continue to support the recovery, IMF says

Mon, 28 July 2014

The recovery of the British economy remains at an early stage and there is still slack in the economy.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

New Vertu Motors Chairman opens account

Mon, 28 July 2014

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

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eyes on Barclays during frantic week

Thu, 24 July 2014

An extremely busy week lies ahead, with a tumult of the largest companies on the London stock market announcing second-quarter and half-year results.... [more]