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FTSE 100: 6826.93994141 - 16:29:59
FTSE 100 6,826.9399 36.2001 0.5326% 23/01/2015
DOW JONES 17,722.1504 -141.3805 -0.7936% 23/01/2015
NASDAQ 100 4,278.1421 7.7792 0.1822% 23/01/2015
EUR/USD 1.1190 0.0050 0.4310% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.5010 0.0000 0.0210% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,294.7500 -0.0100 -0.0772% 23/01/15 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 49.1500 0.0015 0.3061% 23/01/15 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 111.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 23/01/15 17:20:02
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 3,080.00 3.18 17:00
Reckitt Benckiser Group 5,560.00 2.96 17:09
CRH 1,680.00 2.50 17:01
Unilever 2,854.00 2.48 17:00
Pearson 1,349.00 2.35 16:56

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Glencore 249.40 -5.82 17:08
Antofagasta 685.50 -4.80 17:08
Tullow Oil 371.30 -4.38 17:01
Anglo American 1,103.50 -3.62 17:09
Rio Tinto 2,883.00 -2.81 17:15

Top News

Sunday newspaper round-up: IAG, Oil price collapse, Standard Chartered

Sunday newspaper round-up: IAG, Oil price collapse, Standard Chartered

International Airlines Group is close to buying Aer Lingus after bidding ?1.3bn for the Irish airline, according to the Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph. ...[more]

Dublin holds the key even if Aer Lingus accepts latest takeover bid from rival IAG

Dublin holds the key even if Aer Lingus accepts latest takeover bid from rival IAG

IAG, the owner of British Airways, will reportedly announce that Irish airline Aer Lingus has accepted its recent takeover bid.

...[more]

Sports Direct plans expansion of UK business with purchase of Evans Cycles

Sports Direct plans expansion of UK business with purchase of Evans Cycles

Sports Direct was making headlines over the weekend as its plans to expand its UK business were revealed.

...[more]

Greece's Syriza wins elections, potentially threatening the country's stability analysts say

Greece's Syriza wins elections, potentially threatening the country's stability analysts say

Far-left political party Syriza may have won enough votes in Sunday?s elections in what one analyst described as of "historical importance?....[more]

Share tips: Sell PZ Cussons Sunday Times says, but Finsbury Food Group is a buy Midas declares

Share tips: Sell PZ Cussons Sunday Times says, but Finsbury Food Group is a buy Midas declares

Sell shares of PZ Cussons, Danny Fortson recommended. The maker of Imperial Leather soap has been hit by economic problems in Nigeria....[more]

Spectris acquires US-based ReliaSoft for £28m

Spectris acquires US-based ReliaSoft for £28m

Instrumentation and controls developer......[more]

Close Brothers' performance steady

Close Brothers' performance steady

Banking group Close Brothers said its banking......[more]

Carillion wins £200m prison contract with MoJ

Carillion wins £200m prison contract with MoJ

Construction and support services group Carillion......[more]

Ultra Electronics confirms termination of  contract

Ultra Electronics confirms termination of contract

Ultra Electronics, the UK defence, security......[more]

Euro falls below $1.12 following ECB decision

Euro falls below $1.12 following ECB decision

A day after the European Central Bank announced a plan to inject more......[more]

Broker tips: Vodafone, EnQuest, Vedanta

Broker tips: Vodafone, EnQuest, Vedanta

The decline in organic revenues at Vodafone continued to ease in its third quarter......[more]

Sky weighs up potential tie-up with O2 and Three

Sky weighs up potential tie-up with O2 and Three

Broadcasting giant is said to be mulling over plans to create a mobile phone service....[more]

UK insurers capital won't rise, says BoE

UK insurers capital won't rise, says BoE

Paul Fischer, the Bank of England executive director for insurance......[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Saudi King, Iran nuclear talks, O2 takeover...

Friday newspaper round-up: Saudi King, Iran nuclear talks, O2 takeover...

Saudi state TV says King Abdullah, the purported US ally who joined Washington's fight against al-Qaeda, has died following a swirl of reports and rumours about his declining health, The Guardian published. His 79-year-old half brother, Crown Prince Salman, who recently took on the ailing monarch’s responsibilities despite apparently being in poor health and suffering from dementia, was named as the successor, said the paper.

...[more]

Broker tips: Vodafone, EnQuest, Vedanta Resources

Broker tips: Vodafone, EnQuest, Vedanta Resources

The decline in organic revenues at Vodafone continued to ease in its third quarter, according to UBS, which hailed the telecom giant’s “good progress in key markets”.

...[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Sunday share tips: PZ Cussons, Finsbury Food Group

Sunday share tips: PZ Cussons, Finsbury Food Group

Sun, 25 January 2015

Sell shares of PZ Cussons, Danny Fortson recommended in the Sunday Times. The maker of Imperial Leather soap has been hit by economic problems in Nigeria, its biggest market, and pressure applied to s... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: IAG, Oil price collapse, Standard Chartered

Sun, 25 January 2015

International Airlines Group (IAG) is close to buying Aer Lingus after bidding €1.3bn for the Irish airline, according to the Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph. Aer Lingus's board is ready to... [more]

Friday tips round-up: Standard Life, Monitise

Fri, 23 January 2015

Shareholders in Standard Life are sitting pretty after the relevant authorities cleared the way for the firm to payout £1.75bn in cash. That comes in the wake of the £2.2bn sale of its Canadian arm la... [more]

Company News [more]

Sports Direct plans expansion of UK business

Sports Direct plans expansion of UK business

Sun, 25 January 2015

Sports Direct was making headlines over the weekend as its plans to expand its UK business were revealed.... [more]

Sky weighs up potential tie-up with merger of O2 and Three

Sun, 25 January 2015

Broadcasting giant Sky is said to be mulling over plans to create a mobile phone service through a business partnership with the company resulting from the potential merger of Three and O2.... [more]

GSK's Ebola vaccine shipped to Liberia for first large-scale trials

Fri, 23 January 2015

GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) Ebola vaccine has been shipped to Liberia for first large-scale trials.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK car production reaches highest level since 2007

Fri, 23 January 2015

The number of cars produced in the UK last year reached its highest level since 2007, as car plants produced 1.5m vehicles.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

RM2 chairman raises stake

Fri, 23 January 2015

The children of RM2 International's chairman acquired some shares in the pallet manufacturer company as part of the Swiftsure Trust.... [more]

Shanta Gold director sells shares

Wed, 21 January 2015

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US Fed meeting in focus

Fri, 23 January 2015

Investors next week are expected to concentrate on the result of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting, on Wednesday.... [more]