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FTSE 100: 6854.41015625 - 16:29:59
FTSE 100 6,854.4102 -40.3101 -0.5846% 27/03/2015
DOW JONES 17,712.6602 34.4295 0.1948% 27/03/2015
NASDAQ 100 4,332.8618 17.6042 0.4080% 27/03/2015
EUR/USD 1.0890 0.0010 0.1290% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.4870 0.0030 0.1780% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,195.7500 -0.0740 -0.6151% 27/03/15 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 57.8700 -0.0028 -0.4815% 27/03/15 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 134.0000 -4.0000 -2.9000% 27/03/15 17:00:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Carnival 3,245.00 7.18 17:08
InterContinental Hotels Group 2,640.00 2.76 17:09
Shire Plc 5,425.00 2.17 17:13
SABMiller 3,613.00 1.43 17:12
Compass Group 1,174.00 1.21 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Weir Group 1,714.00 -3.55 17:08
Glencore 288.15 -3.05 17:09
Sports Direct International 621.50 -3.04 17:07
Anglo American 1,044.00 -3.02 17:08
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,756.00 -2.98 17:08

Top News

US close: Dow and S&P edge forward as oil prices plummet

US close: Dow and S&P edge forward as oil prices plummet

US stocks edged higher on Friday, reversing earlier losses, but ended the week in the red as oil prices plummeted....[more]

Royal Bank of Scotland says goodbye to private banking business

Royal Bank of Scotland says goodbye to private banking business

RBS has revealed it will sell its Coutts private banking business to Switzerland's UBC for what is rumoured to be a price of at least $600m....[more]

Carnival buoyed by first-quarter and hoists earnings guidance

Carnival buoyed by first-quarter and hoists earnings guidance

Buoyed by strong Q1 results, cruise ship operator Carnival has set off full steam ahead in 2015, hoisting its guidance for full year earnings....[more]

Yellen says interest rate are likely to rise 'gradually' this year

Yellen says interest rate are likely to rise "gradually" this year

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen said investors should expect a "gradual" hike in interest rates by the end of the year. ...[more]

UBS hikes Shire on new 'blockbuster' drugs

UBS hikes Shire on new "blockbuster" drugs

UBS has lifted its target for Shire's share price....[more]

Co-op Bank shrinks losses, CEO commits

Co-op Bank shrinks losses, CEO commits

Co-operative Bank trims losses after cost cutting....[more]

Equatorial Palm Oil commits to ethical study

Equatorial Palm Oil commits to ethical study

EPO will hold back on developments pending study....[more]

NWF reaches settlement on legal claim

NWF reaches settlement on legal claim

NWF Group agrees to settle on claim it made....[more]

RBC upgrades Easyjet on summer outlook

RBC upgrades Easyjet on summer outlook

Easyjet was flying higher after RBC Capital Markets upgraded its stance....[more]

Corac enters partnership with Spirax-Sarco

Corac enters partnership with Spirax-Sarco

Engineering group Corac has entered a ten-year agreement with Spirax-Sarco....[more]

Oxford Pharmascience flies on pilot study

Oxford Pharmascience flies on pilot study

Oxford Pharmascience's study on its gut treatment returned positive results....[more]

Live: Germanwings crash updates

Live: Germanwings crash updates

Live updates on the Germanwings crash....[more]

Amazon in talks to buy fashion retailer

Amazon in talks to buy fashion retailer

Amazon eyes fashion market in Net-a-porter deal....[more]

BlackBerry Q4 profits surprise

BlackBerry Q4 profits surprise

Mobile phone group BlackBerry swung to a profit....[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Greek deadline, Cameron debate, FCA condemned

Friday newspaper round-up: Greek deadline, Cameron debate, FCA condemned

Greece has rushed to complete a list of economic overhauls to satisfy creditors by Monday, wrote The Wall Street Journal.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to donate entire fortune

Apple CEO Tim Cook to donate entire fortune

Tim Cook said he plans to donate his $800m fortune to charity...[more]

Friday broker round-up

Friday broker round-up

Aviva: Jefferies reiterates buy and ups target to 630p from 608p.

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Friday tips round-up: LSE, Amec FosterWheeler

Friday tips round-up: LSE, Amec FosterWheeler

The decision by Borse Dubai to get out of its stake in the London Stock Exchange can be put down to profit-taking. The LSE’s shares rose 61% since 2007, easily outpacing the 15% rise seen in the FTSE All-Share over that same time frame. Nevertheless, it is always disconcerting to see a major shareholder sell out, especially when it means a potential acquirer is exiting the share register.

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Market Buzz [more]

Friday tips round-up: LSE, Amec FosterWheeler

Friday tips round-up: LSE, Amec FosterWheeler

Fri, 27 March 2015

The decision by Borse Dubai to get out of its stake in the London Stock Exchange can be put down to profit-taking. The LSE's shares rose 61% since 2007, easily outpacing the 15% rise seen in the FTSE ... [more]

Friday broker round-up

Fri, 27 March 2015

Aviva: Jefferies reiterates buy and ups target to 630p from 608p.... [more]

Produce Investments chairman buys shares showing confidence

Fri, 27 March 2015

The chairman of Produce Investments bought some new shares showing confidence in the group after disappointing first half of the year.... [more]

Company News [more]

B&Q boss to step down in Kingfisher restructuring move

B&Q boss to step down in Kingfisher restructuring move

Fri, 27 March 2015

B&Q UK boss Kevin O'Byrne will step down from his post as parent company Kingfisher undergoes some leadership restructuring.... [more]

Sanne Group to raise £141m ahead of LSE debut

Fri, 27 March 2015

Independent fund and corporate administration provided Sanne Group has announced it intends to raise £141.6m ahead of its listing on the London Stock Exchange on 1 April.... [more]

NWF reaches settlement on claim, expects cash payment

Fri, 27 March 2015

Animal feeds manufacturer NWF Group has reached a settlement over an undisclosed legal claim it made.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Police face further allegations of VIP paedophile ring cover-up

Fri, 27 March 2015

New investigations into the involvement of corrupt police officers in an alleged VIP paedophile ring were launched on Friday.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Produce Investments chairman buys shares showing confidence

Fri, 27 March 2015

The chairman of Produce Investments bought some new shares showing confidence in the group after disappointing first half of the year.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Non-farm payrolls and UK retail results to steal the show

Fri, 27 March 2015

Next week is set to be a busy one for financial markets in London with investors having to digest a flurry of global economic data and corporate results from a number of prominent UK retailers.... [more]