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FTSE 100 6,676.5098 -97.5499 -1.4401% 16:29:59
DOW JONES 17,078.1504 -116.8097 -0.6802% 15:19:59
NASDAQ 100 4,051.5730 -48.5198 -1.1834% 17:10:00
EUR/USD 1.2850 0.0000 0.0050% 23/09/14 14:19:59
GBP/USD 1.6390 0.0000 -0.0040% 23/09/14 14:19:59
GOLD 1,222.0000 0.0850 0.7005% 23/09/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 96.9000 -0.0051 -0.5236% 23/09/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 148.0000 -1.0000 -0.6700% 23/09/14 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
Rio Tinto 3,108.00 1.62 17:06
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,312.00 1.10 17:06
Glencore 344.60 0.69 16:46
BHP Billiton 1,741.50 0.64 17:06
London Stock Exchange Group 1,909.00 0.63 17:06

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Sainsbury (J) 264.30 -5.38 17:11
Tesco 194.50 -4.19 17:06
Schroders 2,363.00 -3.90 17:13
Rolls-Royce Holdings 965.50 -3.74 17:11
AstraZeneca 4,414.00 -3.57 17:11

Top News

London close: Supermarkets lead stocks lower, miners bounce back, IPO's pick up

London close: Supermarkets lead stocks lower, miners bounce back, IPO's pick up

Supermarkets led London's top flight lower on Tuesday after figures revealing three of the UK's biggest players losing sales and market share.

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More bad news for Tesco as market share continues to fall, Kantar reveals

More bad news for Tesco as market share continues to fall, Kantar reveals

There was more bad news for Tesco after data showed another drop in its sales and market share only a day after an accounting gaffe forced it to revise its forecasts....[more]

Lloyds 'to sell more shares in TSB' ahead of 24 October deadline

Lloyds "to sell more shares in TSB" ahead of 24 October deadline

Lloyds Banking Group may sell another tranche of shares in TSB Banking Group, it was reported on Tuesday.

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Cupid proposes 'Tinder-style' dating app after limp first half results, shares drop

Cupid proposes 'Tinder-style' dating app after limp first half results, shares drop

Online dating group Cupid is set to launch its own app to compete with Tinder after a limp performance in the first half of the year....[more]

Chinese manufacturing PMI rises past forecasts

Chinese manufacturing PMI rises past forecasts

Manufacturing gauge rose to a reading of 50.5....[more]

British Land fully lets new development

British Land fully lets new development

Group confirms that it has fully let new development in London....[more]

The cable continues to show signs of weakness

The cable continues to show signs of weakness

Analysts expected a larger rebound in the currency pair....[more]

Round-up of day's major broker recs

Round-up of day's major broker recs

AVEVA: JP Morgan reduces target price to 1825p...[more]

UK public finances worsen in August

UK public finances worsen in August

Figures cast doubt over the coalition government's efforts to revive the faltering economy....[more]

RBS floats Citizens Financial in New York

RBS floats Citizens Financial in New York

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is poised to raise around £2bn as it floats Citizens Financial....[more]

WPP's GroupM buys Haworth Marketing

WPP's GroupM buys Haworth Marketing

FTSE 100 media group announced that GroupM has acquired 49% of a US media agency....[more]

Ukrainian and rebel forces to pull back

Ukrainian and rebel forces to pull back

Ukrainian military forces prepared to withdraw heavy armoured vehicles and artillery...[more]

Jimmy Choo to be listed on LSE

Jimmy Choo to be listed on LSE

British luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo has announced plans to list its share on the London Stock Exchange.

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US military launches first airstrikes in Syria

US military launches first airstrikes in Syria

First strikes launched against IS overnight...[more]

Israel shoots down Syrian jet

Israel shoots down Syrian jet

Israel said on Tuesday it shot down a Syrian jet that has infiltrated the Israeli airspace of Golan Heights.

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Eurozone business activity hits 2014 low

Eurozone business activity hits 2014 low

Eurozone business activity grew in September at the lowest rate this year, according to Markit's purchasing managers' index (PMI) on Tuesday.

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Old Mutual launches IPO of OM Asset Management

Old Mutual launches IPO of OM Asset Management

Old Mutual has launched the initial public offering of its subsidiary, OM Asset Management, which is the holding company of its US-based institutional asset management business.

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Market Buzz [more]

Moss Bros director tops up stake after sales rise

Moss Bros director tops up stake after sales rise

Tue, 23 September 2014

Zoe Morgan, an independent non-executive director of men's clothing retailer Moss Bros, has together with her husband added 13,280 shares to their existing holding of 50,424.... [more]

Liberum slashes target on Serco but sees turn-around potential

Tue, 23 September 2014

Analysts at broker Liberum have slashed their price target on outsourcing giant Serco due to the multiple issues which the company is facing.... [more]

Wednesday preview: United Utilities update expected

Tue, 23 September 2014

The only major company scheduled to report on Wednesday is United Utilities, which will post its second quarter trading update and hopefully update on its tussle with regulator Ofwat on its prices for... [more]

Company News [more]

Segro acquires European properties from Standard Life

Segro acquires European properties from Standard Life

Tue, 23 September 2014

Industrial property company Segro's logistics joint venture has acquired a €43m portfolio from Standard Life's European Property Growth Fund.... [more]

Carnival pleases with Q3 results, raises guidance

Tue, 23 September 2014

Cruise operator Carnival pleased with its third quarter results, which showed strong customer demand and higher spending onboard its cruise ships.... [more]

Regenersis FY profits fall amid currency turbulence

Tue, 23 September 2014

Mobile phone repair and insurance group Regenersis unveiled lower annual profits and warned that it was still taking a hit from currency volatility. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

Big banks see rise in loan numbers, BBA reveals

Tue, 23 September 2014

The number of mortgages taken out by customers of the UK's big banks has jumped 15% year-on-year, the British Bankers' Association (BBA) revealed on Tuesday.... [more]

UK public finances worsen in August

Tue, 23 September 2014

Director Dealings [more]

Moss Bros director tops up stake after sales rise

Tue, 23 September 2014

Zoe Morgan, an independent non-executive director of men's clothing retailer Moss Bros, has together with her husband added 13,280 shares to their existing holding of 50,424.... [more]

Norcros chairman builds holding

Fri, 19 September 2014

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eurozone PMIs and IFO in focus

Fri, 19 September 2014

The flow of macroeconomic data will slowdown significantly over the coming week, with the key risk events moving towards the Eurozone.... [more]