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NASDAQ 100 6,509.0488 -139.7546 -2.1020% 24/04/2018
DOW JONES 24,016.4395 -424.5595 -1.7365% 24/04/2018
EUR/USD 1.2200 -0.0040 -0.3110% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.3940 -0.0040 -0.2810% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,328.8500 0.0000 0.0000% 25/04/18 06:08:03
BRENT CRUDE 74.7100 0.0000 0.0000% 24/04/18 03:42:52
UK RISK PREMIUM 91.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 25/04/18 08:40:04
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Cadence Design Systems Inc. 40.09 9.12 22:57
Shire Plc Ads 163.93 2.41 23:10
Synopsys Inc. 84.04 1.74 22:25
Asml Holdings N.V. 194.05 1.43 22:23
Biogen Inc 262.15 1.10 22:49

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Incyte Corp. 62.35 -8.50 23:10
PACCAR Inc. 64.92 -6.47 22:24
Qurate Retail Group Inc QVC Group 23.64 -6.26 22:25
Alphabet Inc. Class A 1,022.64 -4.77 23:09
Alphabet Inc. Class C 1,019.98 -4.45 23:10

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Market buzz: Share prices dampened by US sentiment, but Boohoo rockets

Market buzz: Share prices dampened by US sentiment, but Boohoo rockets

Wed, 25 April 2018

(WebFG News) - 0849: The negative tone carried over from the US session is dampening down the responses to some major FTSE 100 updates, says market analyst Connor Campbell at Spreadex. ... [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, banks, food, Capita, fracking

Wed, 25 April 2018

(WebFG News) - The City will maintain access to European markets after Brexit if British regulations are similar enough to its own, the vice-president of the European Commission has said. Valdis Dombr... [more]

Wednesday preview: Brexit, Facebook and Lloyds in the spotlight

Tue, 24 April 2018

(WebFG News) - Any headlines out of the cabinet Brexit subcommittee meeting will garner the most attention on Wednesday, with senior ministers expected to debate post-Brexit plans for a customs union ... [more]

Company News [more]

Lloyds' strong start to 2018 helped by falling PPI bill

Lloyds' strong start to 2018 helped by falling PPI bill

Wed, 25 April 2018

(WebFG News) - Lloyds Banking Group said it made a strong start to 2018 as a lower PPI bill helped it post a 23% increase in profit for the first quarter. ... [more]

Metro Bank first-quarter profit, deposit growth up

Wed, 25 April 2018

(WebFG News) - Metro Bank posted a 41% jump in first-quarter deposit growth on Wednesday as lending and customer numbers grew.... [more]

Vodafone to jointly control huge Indian tower firm following merger

Wed, 25 April 2018

(WebFG News) - Vodafone announced on Wednesday that itself, Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have agreed to merge their respective shareholdings in Indus Towers into Bharti Infratel, creating a combine... [more]

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Foodbanks in the UK hand out record level of supplies

Tue, 24 April 2018

(WebFG News) - UK foodbanks handed out 13% more supplies to people in crisis last year, according to the Trussell Trust report.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Director dealings: Independent Investment Trust chairman lowers stake

Mon, 23 April 2018

(WebFG News) - Douglas McDougall, chairman of the Edinburgh-based Independent Investment Trust, disposed of 25,000 ordinary shares in the firm on Monday, collecting £185,000 in the process.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: All eyes on first quarter GDP

Fri, 20 April 2018

(WebFG News) - The focus over the coming week will - easily - be on the first reading on UK gross domestic product for the first quarter, at least according (sort of) to the Governor of the Bank of En... [more]