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FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
ITV 234.80 5.86 16:25
Standard Chartered 1,023.50 5.06 16:25
Barclays 261.40 2.79 16:25
Reed Elsevier 1,130.00 2.36 16:25
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 569.00 2.34 16:25

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Fresnillo 725.00 -8.40 16:25
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,786.00 -4.22 16:25
Anglo American 1,164.00 -3.36 16:25
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,134.00 -3.16 16:25
Legal & General Group 270.00 -2.95 16:25

Top News

Rangers FC suspended after nominated adviser quits

Rangers FC suspended after nominated adviser quits

Broker WH Ireland has resigned as nominated adviser (nomad) of Rangers International Football Club, leading to trading in the company being suspended with immediate effect.

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BBA Aviation gives positive outlook after mixed 2014, pauses share buyback

BBA Aviation gives positive outlook after mixed 2014, pauses share buyback

BBA Aviation broadly met expectations with its annual results on Wednesday with strong growth in its flight support division......[more]

FTSE 100 movers: ITV soars after beating 2014 forecasts, Fresnillo plunge on weak profits

FTSE 100 movers: ITV soars after beating 2014 forecasts, Fresnillo plunge on weak profits

ITV topped the risers after the strongest advertising performance in five years helped it beat forecasts for 2014....[more]

Fresnillo shares tank as 2014 profits plunge 40%

Fresnillo shares tank as 2014 profits plunge 40%

Mexican precious metals producer Fresnillo......[more]

Legal & General's earnings grow on annuity sales

Legal & General's earnings grow on annuity sales

Legal & General reported an 8% increase......[more]

StanChart takes hit from loan provisions

StanChart takes hit from loan provisions

Emerging markets-focused lender Standard Chartered......[more]

 Glencore shares fall after share placing

Glencore shares fall after share placing

Shares in commodities titan Glencore fell......[more]

Melrose Industries raises dividend

Melrose Industries raises dividend

Melrose Industries raised its dividend despite currency headwinds....[more]

Tesco board member steps down

Tesco board member steps down

Tesco?s Gareth Bullock will retire from the main board of the embattled grocer....[more]

ScottishPower slapped with sales ban

ScottishPower slapped with sales ban

Regulator Ofgem has issued Iberdrola-owned ScottishPower with a temporary sales ban....[more]

UK services activity unexpectedly slows

UK services activity unexpectedly slows

Growth in the UK?s services sector eased last month....[more]

Junior bankers lured by bonuses

Junior bankers lured by bonuses

Salary benchmarking site Emolument.com has revealed......[more]

Eurozone services sector powers ahead

Eurozone services sector powers ahead

The Eurozone?s services sector powered ahead in February....[more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: India rate cut, Defence spending, Household income

Wednesday newspaper round-up: India rate cut, Defence spending, Household income

The central bank in India has cut rates for the second time in two months, lowering its main interest rate by 25 basis points to 7.5% due to faster-than-expected disinflation and recent budgetary reforms, wrote the Financial Times.

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Market overview: European single currency at 11-year lows

Market overview: European single currency at 11-year lows

1512: The euro/dollar is at over 11-year lows at 1.098. Recent significant weakening of the euro could benefit Europe's automakers, hotels and chemical companies, but airlines face the most pressure from an expected reduction in non-European travel, says Moody's.

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Wednesday broker round-up

Wednesday broker round-up

Electrocomponents: Peel Hunt takes up to a buy.

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Wednesday tips round-up: Barclays, Merlin Entertainments

Wednesday tips round-up: Barclays, Merlin Entertainments

Sentiment may have turned on shares of Barclays. The stock has risen 15% over the last six months, outperforming other UK banks and its universal European peers. Hence, the lender’s stock now changes hands at 0.8 times book value, versus 0.6 times before. But a vote of confidence from investors would be in the region of 1.0 rather.

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Market Buzz [more]

Thursday preview: ECB to provide further details on QE programme

Thursday preview: ECB to provide further details on QE programme

Wed, 04 March 2015

The European Central Bank (ECB) will on Thursday provide further details of its €1.1trn quantitative easing (QE) programme.... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Barclays, Merlin Entertainments

Wed, 04 March 2015

Sentiment may have turned on shares of Barclays. The stock has risen 15% over the last six months, outperforming other UK banks and its universal European peers. Hence, the lender's stock now changes ... [more]

Broker tips: StanChart, Barclays, ITV, Rightmove

Wed, 04 March 2015

Standard Chartered's annual results missed analysts' forecasts by a long way on Wednesday, though the market gave a warm welcome to the 2014 report with Shore Capital choosing to keep its 'buy' recomm... [more]

Company News [more]

Rangers FC suspended after nominated adviser quits

Rangers FC suspended after nominated adviser quits

Wed, 04 March 2015

Broker WH Ireland has resigned as nominated adviser (nomad) of Rangers International Football Club, leading to trading in the company being suspended with immediate effect.... [more]

BBA Aviation gives positive outlook after mixed 2014, pauses share buyback

Wed, 04 March 2015

BBA Aviation broadly met expectations with its annual results on Wednesday with strong growth in its flight support division offsetting weakness in aftermarket services, as the company predicted furth... [more]

Thursday preview: ECB to provide further details on QE programme

Wed, 04 March 2015

The European Central Bank (ECB) will on Thursday provide further details of its €1.1trn quantitative easing (QE) programme.... [more]

Economic News [more]

The City beats the ECB: counterparty clearing houses can stay in London

Wed, 04 March 2015

The City of London will remain a home for central counterparty clearing houses after a Brussels court has overruled a previous decision by the European Central Bank (ECB).... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Barclays trustee of EBT buys 300,000 shares in Laird following strong annual results

Tue, 03 March 2015

Barclays Trust Company, a trustee of the Laird group Employee Benefit Trust (EBT), purchased 300,000 ordinary shares of 28.125p each on Tuesday, at an average price of £3.53 per share.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US non-farm payrolls in focus

Sun, 01 March 2015

As always at the start of each month, the key report of the week will be that covering the most recent US non-farm payrolls data, with investors looking for confirmation that January“s robust print wa... [more]