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FTSE 100: 6674.74023438 - 08:00:00
FTSE 100 6,674.7402 -7.0198 -0.1051% 08:00:00
DOW JONES 16,501.6504 -12.7191 -0.0770% 23/04/2014
NASDAQ 100 3,557.0359 -31.7689 -0.8852% 23/04/2014
EUR/USD 1.3830 0.0010 0.0680% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6800 0.0020 0.1400% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,285.2500 -0.0150 -0.1166% 23/04/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 109.2700 0.0000 0.0000% 23/04/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 115.0000 -3.0000 -2.5400% 23/04/14 17:40:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Associated British Foods 2,962.00 8.82 08:00
Admiral Group 1,408.00 3.30 08:00
Bunzl 1,654.00 2.35 08:00
AstraZeneca 4,042.50 2.08 17:15
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,700.00 2.06 17:01

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Antofagasta 796.50 -5.68 17:15
Centrica 330.60 -4.15 17:13
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,197.00 -4.01 08:00
Sports Direct International 797.00 -3.98 08:00
Old Mutual 196.00 -3.92 17:15

Top News

London pre-open: Stocks to open higher, lifted by US tech earnings

The FTSE 100 is set for a decent start to today's session, boosted by positive after- hours trading in the US last night, driven by strong results from technology giants Facebook and Apple....[more]

iPhone sales boost Apple profits as company beefs up buyback

Strong iPhone sales drive profit growth; 30bn dollars added to buyback programme; Dividend raised, stock split announced...[more]

Facebook smashes forecasts as mobile ad revenues surge

Social media giant Facebook smashed profit forecasts in its first quarter, as a surge in mobile advertising led to a jump in revenues....[more]

Travis Perkins first-quarter sales power ahead

First-quarter sales surge 15.6 per cent; Strong demand across all divisions; On course to meet trading targets...[more]

Centamin likely to benefit from new Egyptian contract law

Thanks to a new investment law brought in by the Egyptian government, gold miner Centamin will try and dismiss an ongoing court case over rights to its Sukari mine in the country....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Thursday preview: Investors waiting on AstraZeneca and Barclays

Wed, 23 April 2014

Thursday will be another big day in capital markets in London. In particular, traders will be braced for the latest first quarter earnings figures out from drugs giant AstraZeneca.... [more]

Market overview: FTSE closes down 7 at 6,674

Wed, 23 April 2014

1630: Close The FTSE 100 settled just slightly lower than its opening level, as investors weighed corporate earnings and economic data with yesterday's strong gains. The FTSE ended the session down 7.... [more]

Admiral CFO sells shares awarded under group scheme

Wed, 23 April 2014

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

Company News [more]

Centamin likely to benefit from new Egyptian contract law

Thu, 24 April 2014

Thanks to a new investment law brought in by the Egyptian government, gold miner Centamin will try and dismiss an ongoing court case over rights to its Sukari mine in the country. ... [more]

Travis Perkins first-quarter sales power ahead

Thu, 24 April 2014

First-quarter sales surge 15.6 per cent; Strong demand across all divisions; On course to meet trading targets... [more]

AstraZeneca beats revenue forecasts in Q1, but earnings slide

Thu, 24 April 2014

Revenues up three per cent, ahead of forecasts; BMS diabetes buyout boosts top line; Earnings fall more than expected.... [more]

Economic News [more]

US new home sales registered sharp drop in March

Wed, 23 April 2014

New US home sales fell in March by 14.5 per cent when compared with the previous month to reach an annualised rate of 384,000, according to the Department of Commerce. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Admiral CFO sells shares awarded under group scheme

Wed, 23 April 2014

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

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eurozone and Chinese PMIs to be closely watched

Fri, 18 April 2014

The flow of data will slow down over the coming week, with the main highlights expected to be the latest manufacturing sector purchasing managers’ indices (PMI) due out in the Eurozone and China, on W... [more]