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FTSE 100: 6386.66015625 - 16:29:59
FTSE 100 6,386.6602 -30.4199 -0.4739% 24/10/2014
DOW JONES 16,787.0508 127.5096 0.7645% 24/10/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,042.0171 29.7489 0.7414% 24/10/2014
EUR/USD 1.2660 0.0010 0.1110% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6090 0.0060 0.3620% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,232.7500 0.0000 0.0000% 24/10/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 85.7300 -0.0012 -0.1398% 24/10/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 134.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 24/10/14 17:20:01
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Shire Plc 4,050.00 3.98 17:14
Vodafone Group 200.50 1.85 17:14
Standard Chartered 1,115.00 1.46 17:02
Old Mutual 184.70 0.65 17:08
3i Group 379.60 0.56 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Pearson 1,139.00 -2.57 17:02
G4S 251.00 -2.41 17:02
Anglo American 1,308.00 -2.39 17:08
Tullow Oil 494.60 -2.16 17:02
InterContinental Hotels Group 2,217.00 -1.90 17:08

Top News

US close: Markets end the week largely unchanged, as Ford and Amazon fall

US close: Markets end the week largely unchanged, as Ford and Amazon fall

US stocks were largely unchanged on Friday, as investors looked to be worried by reports of a first Ebola case in New York, while the focus remained on companies results....[more]

Tesco downgraded for third time in 24 hours. S&P takes rating  down one notch to BBB-

Tesco downgraded for third time in 24 hours. S&P takes rating down one notch to BBB-

As Tesco's net debt surges, its credit rating suffered another downgrade as Standard & Poor's lowered its rating on the retailer giant to 'BBB-'....[more]

Draghi calls for stimulus and says joint effort needed to avoid 'recession'

Draghi calls for stimulus and says joint effort needed to avoid 'recession'

The ECB president warned leaders from the European Union that a "joint effort" is required to avoid a "relapse into recession."...[more]

London close: Ebola and downbeat Chinese housing data weigh on markets

London close: Ebola and downbeat Chinese housing data weigh on markets

London shares ended Friday on a negative note amid fresh jitters about the Ebola virus and weak Chinese property data....[more]

Dechra Pharmaceuticals reports strong Q1

Dechra Pharmaceuticals reports strong Q1

Dechra gets off to good start, Q1 revs up 6%...[more]

Amlin lifts stake in LCP joint venture

Amlin lifts stake in LCP joint venture

Interest in JV set up in 2008 lifted to 75%...[more]

Morgan Sindall warns on profits

Morgan Sindall warns on profits

Construction, regeneration group hit by delays, costs...[more]

Shore Capital may cut its Tesco forecasts

Shore Capital may cut its Tesco forecasts

Analysts may downgrade grocer on guidance lack...[more]

Spectris trading not as bad as feared

Spectris trading not as bad as feared

Electrical engineering firm warns due to little improvement in economic conditions....[more]

Petra Diamonds sells stone for $15.22m

Petra Diamonds sells stone for $15.22m

Petra Diamonds has sold the 232.08 carat white diamond discovered at its Cullinan mine in South Africa in September for $15.22m.

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Ladbrokes chairman shows faith, buys shares

Ladbrokes chairman shows faith, buys shares

Peter Erskine, the chairman of gaming company Ladbrokes, on Friday lifted his holding in the bookmaker....[more]

NHS rolls-out radical proposal

NHS rolls-out radical proposal

Plan to close funding gap unveiled...[more]

Friday tips round-up: Tesco, Unilever

Friday tips round-up: Tesco, Unilever

Let’s play a game, ‘name that company’. It made £112m of pre-tax profit at the half stage of the year on £34bn of revenue. On top of that, sales have been on the decline everywhere over the last 18 months. Who done it? You guessed it, Tesco. More importantly, to put it simply, price charts can be misleading. So despite the sharp falls in the stock price buyers should beware. In fact, the current share price, at 174p, is roughly discounting earnings per share of 15.8p, if one takes into account that Tesco has historically traded at a price-to-earnings multiple of 11.

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Broker tips: Shell, TSB, Pets at Home

Broker tips: Shell, TSB, Pets at Home

Recent falls in the share price of Royal Dutch Shell mean that the oil major is now worth a 'buy', according to UBS which removed its 'neutral' rating on the stock on Friday.

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Market Buzz [more]

Ladbrokes chairman shows faith after shares fall

Ladbrokes chairman shows faith after shares fall

Fri, 24 October 2014

Peter Erskine, the chairman of gaming company Ladbrokes, on Friday lifted his holding in the bookmaker one day after it pulled out of its operations in Canada following tighter regulations on UK licen... [more]

Shore Capital may cut its Tesco forecasts after downbeat H1 results

Fri, 24 October 2014

Shore Capital may downgrade Tesco's financials further after the struggling supermarket failed to give any profit guidance in its first half results this week.... [more]

Shorecap reviews C&C 'buy' after Spirit rebuffs approach

Fri, 24 October 2014

Shore Capital is putting its 'buy' advice on C&C under review after the Irish drinks group said it was in talks about a possible counter-bid for Spirit Pub Company.... [more]

Company News [more]

S&P downgrades Tesco by a notch

S&P downgrades Tesco by a notch

Fri, 24 October 2014

Tesco's credit rating suffered the third downgrade in twenty-four hours after Standard & Poor's (S&P) lowered its rating on the retailer giant to 'BBB-' from 'BBB'.... [more]

Stellar Resources, Solo Oil and others strike oil near UK's Gatwick Airport

Fri, 24 October 2014

A string of oil companies have struck oil near Gatwick Airport in southern England.... [more]

Indian monsoon blows Greenko in right direction

Fri, 24 October 2014

The Indian monsoon helped to keep the wind turbines turning at renewable energy group Greenko in the first half, although it was late in coming.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Draghi calls for stimulus and says joint effort needed to avoid 'recession'

Fri, 24 October 2014

Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank's (ECB) president has warned leaders from the European Union that a "joint effort" is required to avoid a "relapse into recession."... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Ladbrokes chairman shows faith after shares fall

Fri, 24 October 2014

Peter Erskine, the chairman of gaming company Ladbrokes, on Friday lifted his holding in the bookmaker one day after it pulled out of its operations in Canada following tighter regulations on UK licen... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US FOMC meeting in focus

Fri, 24 October 2014

The coming week will see the flow of US macroeconomic data pick-up after a weekend in which investors will be closely watching the results of the ECB's Asset Quality Review and of the Brazilian presid... [more]