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NASDAQ 100 4,444.2969 89.1979 2.0481% 24/05/2016
DOW JONES 17,738.8906 213.1203 1.2183% 24/05/2016
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GBP/USD 1.4610 -0.0020 -0.1110% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,236.8500 -0.0905 -0.7264% 24/05/16 22:00:14
BRENT CRUDE 48.6300 0.0063 1.3125% 24/05/16 22:00:14
UK RISK PREMIUM 127.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 24/05/16 17:40:01
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Ctrip.Com International Ltd. Ads 45.42 6.52 22:10
Xilinx Inc. 47.45 5.70 22:08
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 88.42 4.74 22:09
Western Digital Corp. 42.28 4.50 22:10
JD.com, Inc. 23.79 3.93 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TripAdvisor Inc. 66.07 -1.20 22:10
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. 206.59 0.28 22:10
Seagate Technology Plc 20.88 0.38 22:10
Costco Wholesale Corp. 142.57 0.39 21:58
Liberty Global plc Series C 35.37 0.45 22:09

Top News

M&S warns clothing turnaround plan will hit short-term profit

M&S warns clothing turnaround plan will hit short-term profit

Full year profits at Marks & Spencer fell 18.5% as new chief executive Steve Rowe engaged in what appeared to be come canny 'kitchen sinking', warning that the current year's profits will be hit by his plan to turnaround the clothing business.

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Carney defends Brexit stance, says mortgage rates could rise

Carney defends Brexit stance, says mortgage rates could rise

Bank of England governor Mark Carney defended his organisation's rhetoric on Brexit in front of the Treasury Select Committee......[more]

Google searched: Paris police search offices in tax probe

Google searched: Paris police search offices in tax probe

Google's Paris office has been searched by gendarmes as part of a €1.6bn tax fraud probe, according to reports.

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Dixons Carphone says profits will hit top of targets after solid Q4

Dixons Carphone says profits will hit top of targets after solid Q4

A trading update from Dixons Carphone revealed headline pre-tax profits are likely to reach top half of its full-year guidance....[more]

Royal Mail gets mixed bag from Ofcom postal report

Royal Mail gets mixed bag from Ofcom postal report

Concluding its review of the regulation of Royal Mail, the postal regulator has decided not to impose any new new price controls on the company’s wholesale or retail products but it kept the cap on stamp prices and proposed tightening some rules in the 'access' market.

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Kingfisher nails first quarter as Laury's repairs gain traction

Kingfisher nails first quarter as Laury's repairs gain traction

DIY retailer Kingfisher put together a solid start......[more]

Lower pork prices boost Cranswick full year profits

Lower pork prices boost Cranswick full year profits

Full year pre-tax profits at food group Cranswick......[more]

Severn Trent posts promising start to AMP6

Severn Trent posts promising start to AMP6

Water utility Severn Trent issued what it described......[more]

Old Mutual receives approaches for OMAM

Old Mutual receives approaches for OMAM

Old Mutual confirmed on Tuesday that it has......[more]

Barclays upgrades Imperial Brands

Barclays upgrades Imperial Brands

Barclays upgraded Imperial Brands to ?overweight? from ?equalweight? and lifted......[more]

Playtech buys Swedish games studio Quickspin

Playtech buys Swedish games studio Quickspin

Gambling software developer Playtech has acquired Swedish games studio Quickspin......[more]

AIM explorers surge on Yorkshire frack approval

AIM explorers surge on Yorkshire frack approval

UK oil and gas explorers IGas and Egdon were among those celebrating the approval ......[more]

UK would enter year-long recession after Brexit, says Treasury

UK would enter year-long recession after Brexit, says Treasury

Britain would enter a year-long recession with a 3.6% growth slump and 500,000 jobs lost if it left the European Union, according to a Treasury analysis.

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Night Tube launch set for August, TfL confirms

Night Tube launch set for August, TfL confirms

The London Underground is set to launch its long-awaited Night Tube on 19 August.

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US labour market may put upward pressure on inflation, says Fed's Bullard

US labour market may put upward pressure on inflation, says Fed's Bullard

The United States' relatively tight labour market may place upward pressure on inflation, strengthening the case for higher interest rates in that country, said St Louis Federal Reserve president James Bullard.

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US economy on verge of meeting conditions for another rate hike, Fed´s Rosengren says

US economy on verge of meeting conditions for another rate hike, Fed´s Rosengren says

The US economy was on the cusp of meeting most of the conditions set out by the country´s central bankers to tighten monetary policy again, a top official said over the weekend.

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Tuesday newspaper round-up: US libor case, UK fracking decision, CNH

Tuesday newspaper round-up: US libor case, UK fracking decision, CNH

A US appeals court has reinstated a civil lawsuit accusing 16 major banks of conspiring to manipulate the Libor benchmark interest rate. The ruling, which overturns a 2013 decision, could bankrupt the institutions, the judges warned. A lower court judge erred in dismissing the antitrust portion of private litigation against Barclays, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and others on the ground that the investors failed to allege harm to competition, according to the US circuit court of appeals in Manhattan. - The Guardian

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Mercia investment in nDreams paying off

Mercia investment in nDreams paying off

Mercia Technologies announced on Friday that its portfolio company nDreams has been appointed by Google as one of the first developers alongside EA Games and Ubisoft to make apps and experiences for mobile virtual reality platform Daydream.

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ServicePower secures deal with Canada-based Kambio

ServicePower secures deal with Canada-based Kambio

Workforce management software company ServicePower Technologies announced a new contract win on Monday, securing a deal with Canada-based preventative auto maintenance services firm Kambio for its Nexus FS Field Service Management software.

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Quixant, Ainsworth extend relationship for five years

Quixant, Ainsworth extend relationship for five years

Specialised computing platform provider Quixant announced the signing of a multi-year contract on Monday, with gaming solutions manufacturer Ainsworth Game Technology.

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Market Buzz [more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Greece, BHS, Monsanto

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Greece, BHS, Monsanto

Wed, 25 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Greece's international creditors have bought time to secure the country's financial future after agreeing broad but inexact principles to ease its debt mountain and break an impasse... [more]

Insurers and High Street banks pace gains amid pound strength

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The leaderboard for London´s top flight index on Tuesday was a who´s-how of the City´s top insurers and the main High Street banking groups as the latest EU referendum poll results ... [more]

Tuesday broker round-up

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Standard Chartered: Macquarie reiterates to outperform with a 440p target.... [more]

Company News [more]

Royal Mail gets mixed delivery from Ofcom report

Royal Mail gets mixed delivery from Ofcom report

Wed, 25 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Concluding its review of the regulation of Royal Mail, the postal regulator has decided not to impose any new new price controls on the company's wholesale or retail products but it... [more]

M&S warns clothing turnaround plan will hit short-term profit

Wed, 25 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Full year profits at Marks & Spencer fell 18.5% as new chief executive Steve Rowe engaged in what appeared to be come canny 'kitchen sinking', warning that the current year's profit... [more]

Dixons Carphone says profits will hit top of targets after solid Q4

Wed, 25 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - A trading update from Dixons Carphone revealed annual pre-tax profits are likely to reach top half of its guidance as the retailer gained market share in electricals and mobile in m... [more]

Economic News [more]

Cable jumps on latest Brexit poll results

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The proportion of Britons who would rather that the country remains inside the European Union was steady, according to the results of ICM´s latest poll of voting intentions carried ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Director dealings: Jardine Matheson's Keswick sells shares

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Simon Keswick, a descendent of the founders of Jardine Matheson, has sold US$425,608-worth of shares in the legendary Asian conglomerate.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Brexit polls, Fedspeak in focus

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The continuing flow of EU-referendum poll results and the latest Fedspeak was likely to be foremost on traders´minds over the coming week in the run-up the 23 June plebiscite and th... [more]