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NASDAQ 100 4,019.1909 56.9669 1.4377% 12/02/2016
DOW JONES 15,957.0596 313.6603 2.0029% 12/02/2016
EUR/USD 1.1230 -0.0020 -0.1910% 01/12/16 23:00:00
GBP/USD 1.4500 0.0000 -0.0240% 01/12/16 23:00:00
GOLD 1,239.7500 -0.0125 -0.1007% 12/02/16 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 32.8500 0.0263 8.7028% 12/02/16 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 115.0000 3.0000 2.6800% 12/02/16 17:00:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Baidu Inc. 152.73 8.16 22:10
Whole Foods Market Inc. 30.65 5.95 22:10
Charter Communications Inc. 167.75 5.15 21:55
Broadcom Limited 121.66 4.60 22:10
Sba Communications Corp. 88.79 4.51 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Activision Blizzard Inc. 28.12 -7.86 21:55
TripAdvisor Inc. 59.90 -1.92 22:10
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A 24.55 -0.53 22:10
Liberty Interactive Corporation QVC Group 23.17 -0.39 22:04
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class B 24.67 -0.16 22:09

Top News

Sunday newspapers: Bank funding, UK oil tax, HSBC, Anglo American

Sunday newspapers: Bank funding, UK oil tax, HSBC, Anglo American

The European Central Bank and its London counterpart have held talks after the Bank of England raised the alarm over the potential threat of a funding crisis in the banking sector....[more]

US retail sales rise more than expected in January

US retail sales rise more than expected in January

US retail sales rose more than expected in January, according to data from the Commerce Department.

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UK referendum likely to be held on 23 June, Morgan Stanley says

UK referendum likely to be held on 23 June, Morgan Stanley says

Morgan Stanley said it saw a relatively high chance of a UK referendum on EU membership by June, with an eventual "stay" campaign triumph....[more]

Sunday share tips: Panmure Gordon, UK housebuilders, Fastforward Innovations

Sunday share tips: Panmure Gordon, UK housebuilders, Fastforward Innovations

Sell shares in Panmure Gordon said the Sunday Times' Inside the City column, as its pipeline for deals looks increasingly rather dry....[more]

Sales of most expensive London homes slow down in January

Sales of most expensive London homes slow down in January

Sales of the most expensive homes in London dropped to their lowest level in seven years in January on worries about stamp-duty....[more]

Rio Tinto battered by commodities storm

Rio Tinto battered by commodities storm

Rio Tinto was insistent it was weathering......[more]

Glencore confirms production and metals streaming deal

Glencore confirms production and metals streaming deal

Glencore has agreed a $500m gold and silver... ...[more]

Tate & Lyle volumes up in third quarter, but margins down

Tate & Lyle volumes up in third quarter, but margins down

Tate & Lyle remained stable in its third......[more]

Thomas Cook playing to strengths

Thomas Cook playing to strengths

Geopolitical uncertainty and the threat of......[more]

CMA fines GSK £38m for generics delay scam

CMA fines GSK £38m for generics delay scam

GlaxoSmithKline made illegal payments to rivals, according to UK competition watchdog....[more]

Friday night flooding possible in the City

Friday night flooding possible in the City

City commuters have been warned of potential floods in London on Friday afternoon....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Rolls-Royce leads index higher

FTSE 100 movers: Rolls-Royce leads index higher

The FTSE 100 should recoup some of its losses, with the index up 1.97% late on Friday....[more]

FTSE 250 miners: Metals and oil stocks rebound

FTSE 250 miners: Metals and oil stocks rebound

The mid cap index was in the black on Friday, with the index led by resources stocks....[more]

Sweden cuts interest rates by more than expected, Gilts jump

Sweden cuts interest rates by more than expected, Gilts jump

Sweden's central bank trimmed its main policy interest rate on Thursday by more than had been expected, brushing aside worries of a housing market bubble and strong domestic demand in the economy.

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Societe Generale tumbles as it warns over profit target

Societe Generale tumbles as it warns over profit target

Shares in Societe Generale tumbled on Thursday as the French bank reported a smaller-than-expected rise in fourth quarter net profit and warned that it might miss its profit target this year.

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Buy-to-let investors flood market, pushing house prices up says RICS

Buy-to-let investors flood market, pushing house prices up says RICS

A shortage of homes is pushing prices up as buy-to-let investors flood the market, according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK Residential Market Survey.

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Irish long-term debt auction sees strong demand

Irish long-term debt auction sees strong demand

The Irish Treasury got off €1.0bn in 10-year debt at a record low yield on Thursday in the face of election uncertainty, amid a recent sharp increase in demand for those sovereign bonds deemed safest by investors.

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Detection of gravitational waves confirms Einstein's theory of relativity

Detection of gravitational waves confirms Einstein's theory of relativity

Scientists have detected the presence of gravitational waves for the first time, proving part of Albert Einstein's 1915 theory of general relativity and opening up a new means of observing the Universe.

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Friday newspaper round-up: SuperGroup, Google, Sainsbury's, Barclays

Friday newspaper round-up: SuperGroup, Google, Sainsbury's, Barclays

Jamie Dimon has tried to put out a fire in financials stocks, spending more than $26m to buy half a million shares in JPMorgan Chase, the bank he has run for a decade. The purchase — confirmed in a filing on Thursday evening — is the first big open-market purchase Mr Dimon has made since the “London Whale” scandal four years ago, when the bank’s shares were knocked by the disclosure that a trading desk had racked up billions of dollars of losses. – Financial Times

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Friday newspaper share tips: Confidence over Informa's future earning

Friday newspaper share tips: Confidence over Informa's future earning

The Times’ Tempus is confident about Informa’s future and the ability to raise earnings again, though acknowledged some investors might be tempted to take profits.

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Friday broker round-up

Friday broker round-up

Cambian Group: Berenberg downgrades to hold with a target of 60p.

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Twitter edges lower after reporting flat user numbers

Twitter edges lower after reporting flat user numbers

Shares in Twitter were sent packing after the company reported that user growth numbers topped out at the end of 2015 and provided lower-than-expected financial guidance.

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Detection of gravitational waves confirms Einstein's theory of relativity

Detection of gravitational waves confirms Einstein's theory of relativity

Scientists have detected the presence of gravitational waves for the first time, proving part of Albert Einstein's 1915 theory of general relativity and opening up a new means of observing the Universe.

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Market Buzz [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Bank funding, North Sea oil tax, HSBC, Anglo

Sunday newspaper round-up: Bank funding, North Sea oil tax, HSBC, Anglo

Sun, 14 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - The European Central Bank and its London counterpart have held talks after the Bank of England raised the alarm over the potential threat of a funding crisis in the banking sector. ... [more]

Sunday share tips: Panmure Gordon, UK housebuilders, Fastforward Innovations

Sun, 14 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sell shares in Panmure Gordon said the Sunday Times' Inside the City column. The broker's historic, 140-year-old brand gives it an advantage but as a specialist in small cap and mid... [more]

Broker tips: Tullow Oil, BT Group, StanChart

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Tullow Oil has been downgraded from 'outperform' to 'neutral' by Exane BNP Paribas, as it signalled the challenges for the oil exploration and production sector are "worse than we t... [more]

Company News [more]

Qannas puts £3.8m into UAE 'Goldilocks Fund'

Qannas puts £3.8m into UAE 'Goldilocks Fund'

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Qannas Investments announced a fresh investment on Friday, putting $5.45m (£3.77m) in the Goldilocks Fund, which primarily invests in listed equities in the United Arab Emirates.... [more]

Paragon expands eastwards with new Latvian partner

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Attractions design, production and fit-out business Paragon Entertainment announced a new partnership on Friday, with Latvia-based museums, attractions and heritage-based projects d... [more]

Small caps news round-up

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Oil and gas companies Premier Oil and Rockhopper Exploration announced the termination of a joint venture drilling contract with Ocean Rig in the Falklands. They said the terminatio... [more]

Economic News [more]

Sales of most expensive London homes slow down in January

Sun, 14 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sales of the most expensive homes in London dropped to their lowest level in seven years in January as pending changes to stamp-duty tax drove a wedge between buyers and sellers.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Greene King's newest director buys in to company

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - Greene King's newest director has put his money behind the company he'll chair later this year.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: EU council meeting to kick-off countdown to referendum

Fri, 12 February 2016

(ShareCast News) - European affairs will matter more than ever in the coming week, with investors and even the average man on the street expected to keep close tabs on the outcome of the European Coun... [more]