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FTSE 100: 6755.74023438 - 16:29:59
FTSE 100 6,755.7402 71.8601 1.0759% 21/11/2014
DOW JONES 17,803.8301 91.0600 0.5139% 21/11/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,251.3242 9.2342 0.2177% 21/11/2014
EUR/USD 1.2390 -0.0150 -1.2200% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.5660 -0.0030 -0.2100% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,203.7500 0.1375 1.1555% 21/11/14 22:00:16
BRENT CRUDE 80.5300 0.0161 2.0400% 21/11/14 22:00:16
UK RISK PREMIUM 128.0000 -2.0000 -1.5400% 21/11/14 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
Anglo American 1,380.00 6.69 17:07
Rio Tinto 3,042.00 6.18 17:13
Tullow Oil 505.00 5.80 17:02
Fresnillo 763.50 5.31 16:46
BHP Billiton 1,662.00 5.02 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Imperial Tobacco Group 2,885.00 -1.33 17:11
TUI Travel 423.40 -0.87 17:00
Carnival 2,617.00 -0.80 17:08
easyJet 1,553.00 -0.77 17:07
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 377.70 -0.76 17:08

Top News

ECB begins buying asset-backed securities to boost weak Eurozone economy

ECB begins buying asset-backed securities to boost weak Eurozone economy

The European Central Bank (ECB) has started buying asset-backed securities in an attempt to encourage banks to lend....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Miners jump as China cuts interest rates, oil stocks rise

FTSE 100 movers: Miners jump as China cuts interest rates, oil stocks rise

China's central bank surprised with an interest-rate cut in an effort to boost growth, raising hopes it will avert a hard landing....[more]

London close: Hopes of Chinese and European economic stimulus lift stocks

London close: Hopes of Chinese and European economic stimulus lift stocks

A surprise cut in Chinese interest rates and hints about quantitative easing in Europe put London traders in a bullish mood on Friday.

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Sotheby's CEO steps down after 14 years

Sotheby's CEO steps down after 14 years

Ruprecht is retiring after 14 years at the auction house....[more]

Overview: China cuts benchmark interest rate

Overview: China cuts benchmark interest rate

PBoC cuts one-year deposit rate by 25bp to 2.75%....[more]

China cuts interest rates to boost economic growth

China cuts interest rates to boost economic growth

PBoC slashes borrowing costs, first time in 2 years....[more]

Tesco leads sales falls in the last three months, Nielsen says

Tesco leads sales falls in the last three months, Nielsen says

Tesco came out at the wrong end of another set of sales data on the UK's food retailers. ...[more]

RBS admits to error in stress-test calculation

RBS admits to error in stress-test calculation

The bank "overstated" its estimated common equity tier-1 ratio (CET1)....[more]

Rolls-Royce on Airbus orders

Rolls-Royce on Airbus orders

Airbus has won a deal to supply 50 aircraft......[more]

UK borrowing falls in October

UK borrowing falls in October

The UK's public sector net borrowing was £7.7bn in October....[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Bonus cap, UKIP, Ukraine...

Friday newspaper round-up: Bonus cap, UKIP, Ukraine...

Chancellor George Osborne has backed down on his legal challenge to the EU cap on bankers' bonuses, the Telegraph says. The decision comes after a legal adviser to European court judges said that pegging bonuses to banker salaries was "valid". Osborne said he would not "spend taxpayers' money on a legal challenge now unlikely to succeed".

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Friday broker round-up

Friday broker round-up

Afren: Westhouse cuts target price from 110p to 90p and retains its 'neutral' rating.

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Broker tips: Easyjet, Serco, Oil stocks

Broker tips: Easyjet, Serco, Oil stocks

Broker Liberum has lifted its target price for budget airline Easyjet from 1,650p to 1,725p and repeated its 'buy' recommendation, hailing the company's effort to adapt to an "inflationary world".

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Friday tips round-up: Centrica, Babcock

Friday tips round-up: Centrica, Babcock

There are far too many sources of uncertainty around integrated energy company Centrica right now. The company’s businesses have been hit by warm weather and declining oil and gas prices. An improvement can be expected next year, but it will be largely offset by a change in the tax regime governing its upstream activities. The firm not only seeks gas in the North Sea, it also provides electricity to its customers and services the boilers.

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Market Buzz [more]

Trifast execs make tidy sum through share option sale

Trifast execs make tidy sum through share option sale

Fri, 21 November 2014

The chairman and boss of fastenings group Trifast have both raised £1.08m each after selling shares issued under the company's 2009 share option plan.... [more]

Sector movers: Mining stocks rally on Chinese stimulus, but defensives fall

Fri, 21 November 2014

A surprise interest-rate cut in China saw equity markets surge on Friday with cyclical mining stocks benefiting and defensive stocks feeling the brunt from an increase in risk appetite.... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Centrica, Babcock

Fri, 21 November 2014

There are far too many sources of uncertainty around integrated energy company Centrica right now. The company's businesses have been hit by warm weather and declining oil and gas prices. An improveme... [more]

Company News [more]

Aviva in negotiations to purchase Friends Life

Aviva in negotiations to purchase Friends Life

Fri, 21 November 2014

British insurance provider Aviva has opened negotiations to buy sector peers Friends Life for £5.6bn.... [more]

Fitch downgrades AstraZeneca's long-term debt rating

Fri, 21 November 2014

British drugs giant AstraZeneca's risk profile is increasing as it invests in research and development (R&D), future growth and operational efficiency, even as patent expiries place pressure on its ne... [more]

Ophir Energy submits offer for Salamander Energy

Fri, 21 November 2014

British oil and gas explorer Ophir Energy has offered to purchase Salamander Energy for £267m to expand in southeast Asia.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Tesco leads sales falls in the last three months, Nielsen says

Fri, 21 November 2014

Ailing supermarket group Tesco came out at the wrong end of another set of sales data on the UK's food retailers on Friday. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Trifast execs make tidy sum through share option sale

Fri, 21 November 2014

The chairman and boss of fastenings group Trifast have both raised £1.08m each after selling shares issued under the company's 2009 share option plan.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US data and OPEC summit in focus

Fri, 21 November 2014

The coming week will see a raft of economic indicators released Stateside in a holiday-shortened week due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Wednesday, in particular, will be very informative, with no l... [more]