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FTSE 100: 6821.45996094 - 16:35:00
FTSE 100 6,821.4600 23.3101 0.3429% 24/07/2014
DOW JONES 17,083.8008 -2.8309 -0.0166% 24/07/2014
NASDAQ 100 3,983.1880 21.5650 0.5443% 24/07/2014
EUR/USD 1.3470 0.0000 0.0270% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6990 0.0010 0.0320% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,292.7500 -0.1525 -1.1659% 24/07/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 107.7200 -0.0013 -0.1205% 24/07/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 143.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 24/07/14 17:20:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Reed Elsevier 980.00 4.37 17:05
Carnival 2,183.00 2.34 17:07
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 342.90 2.27 17:01
HSBC Holdings 621.00 2.26 17:01
Barclays 214.50 1.68 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Kingfisher 308.50 -8.18 17:07
easyJet 1,333.00 -4.99 17:09
Petrofac Ltd. 1,152.00 -3.76 17:09
Fresnillo 919.00 -2.29 16:39
Admiral Group 1,507.00 -2.14 16:49

Top News

Qataris could make renewed bid for Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's is expected to soon be approached with a bid from Qatari investors as the UK's biggest supermarkets come under pressure from rivals, market sources told Sharecast/Digital Look on Thursday....[more]

London close: Positive finish after banking sector rises on Fitch comments

London-listed stocks ended the day higher following a relatively steady morning of gains and a slight dip mid afternoon, with the FTSE 100 ending 23.31 points higher at 6,821.46....[more]

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane found in Mali - UPDATE

The missing Air Algerie has crashed, an Algerian aviation official has confirmed....[more]

Bodies of downed Malaysia Airlines plane arrive in Netherlands

The bodies of those killed on board Malaysia Airlines flight that was downed in Ukraine have arrived in the Netherlands to be identified....[more]

UK banks told to build bond buffer under new world rules

UK banks will be required to build a buffer of loss-absorbing bonds at least as big as the capital already held under new international rules, according to a Bank of England (BoE) official....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Reed Elsevier leads risers

Reed Elsevier was the top riser after it reported a 4% increase in half year revenue at constant currency and a 5% increase in the dividend....[more]

Eurozone PMI picks up, but insufficient to create jobs

Although the business activity in the Eurozone grew at one of the strongest rates in the last three years, growth remained too weak to encourage a meaningful level of hiring, according to the purchasing managers' index (PMI) published by Markit on Thursday....[more]

UK retail sales rise less than forecast, ONS reveals

UK retail sales rose less than expected in June as clothing volumes fell, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)on Thursday....[more]

Broker tips: Easyjet, Unilever, Lancashire Holdings,

Recent share-price weakness and a positive third-quarter trading update at Easyjet has prompted Panmure Gordon to lift its stance on the stock from 'hold' to 'buy'....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Market overview: FTSE closes up 22 at 6,821

Thu, 24 July 2014

1630: Close London-listed stocks ended the day higher following a relatively steady morning of gains and a slight dip mid afternoon. The lift was driven in part by retail sales data and positive comme... [more]

Land Securities director acquires 10,000 shares

Thu, 24 July 2014

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

Friday preview: BSkyB expected to announce Sky Europe deal

Thu, 24 July 2014

British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) will be in focus on Friday as it is expected to confirm a £10bn deal to create Sky Europe as it releases its full-year results. ... [more]

Company News [more]

Qataris could make renewed bid for Sainsbury's

Thu, 24 July 2014

Sainsbury's is expected to soon be approached with a bid from Qatari investors as the UK's biggest supermarkets come under pressure from rivals, market sources told Sharecast/Digital Look on Thursday.... [more]

GSK seeks regulatory approval for world's first malaria vaccine

Thu, 24 July 2014

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has applied for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria.... [more]

Friday preview: BSkyB expected to announce Sky Europe deal

Thu, 24 July 2014

British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) will be in focus on Friday as it is expected to confirm a £10bn deal to create Sky Europe as it releases its full-year results. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane found in Mali - UPDATE

Thu, 24 July 2014

The missing Air Algerie has crashed, an Algerian aviation official has confirmed.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Land Securities director acquires 10,000 shares

Thu, 24 July 2014

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

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eyes on Barclays and RBS 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]