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FTSE 100: 6819.75000000 - 16:45:00
FTSE 100 6,819.7500 13.9502 0.2050% 16:45:00
DOW JONES 17,067.7207 5.7797 0.0338% 20:55:00
NASDAQ 100 4,078.7109 5.5340 0.1359% 20:50:00
EUR/USD 1.3140 -0.0050 -0.3480% 29/08/14 19:55:00
GBP/USD 1.6600 0.0010 0.0360% 29/08/14 19:55:00
GOLD 1,285.7500 -0.0625 -0.4837% 29/08/14 18:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 102.9700 0.0011 0.1069% 29/08/14 18:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 148.0000 -1.0000 -0.6700% 29/08/14 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
Fresnillo 962.00 2.29 16:59
AstraZeneca 4,567.00 1.95 17:07
RSA Insurance Group 458.20 1.91 17:07
St James's Place 717.00 1.85 17:05
Randgold Resources Ltd. 5,085.00 1.60 17:07

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tesco 229.95 -6.64 17:07
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 177.50 -5.03 17:07
Sainsbury (J) 290.30 -4.35 17:09
CRH 1,397.00 -2.03 17:05
Marks & Spencer Group 429.90 -1.87 17:07

Top News

London close: FTSE ends higher after data-heavy day

The biggest London-listed stocks ended the week on an upbeat note after data-heavy session around for the UK, the Eurozone and the US....[more]

RBS first half complaints fall by a quarter

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said its customer complaints were down by a quarter in the first six months of 2014, as cases of mis-sold loan insurance declined....[more]

Bwin.party CEO and chairman show support after losses widen

A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far....[more]

McDonald's temporarily shuts 12 branches in Russia

McDonald's has temporarily closed a dozen of its Russian branches after the fast-food chain came under scrutiny from Russian authorities....[more]

UK raises terror threat level to "severe"

Home Secretary Theresa May said the UK terror threat level was raised from "substantial" to "severe" in the wake of ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq....[more]

Exova's loss widens on headwinds in aerospace and transportation

Technological company Exova reported a wider first-half loss as revenue fell on headwinds in aerospace and transportation sectors....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Supermarkets provide drag after Tesco issues profit warning

Shares in Tesco fell sharply on Friday after the supermarket giant announced it expects profits to fall by as much as 27% this year and its interim dividend to be cut by 75%. New boss Dave Lewis, who due to take over from Philip Clarke, will now join the group one month earlier than planned on 1 September....[more]

Friday tips round-up: Playtech, Unite Group

Betting and gaming software provider Playtech's first half results showed the company is firing on almost all cylinders, but much is already baked into the share price, writes The Times's Tempus. Sales at its casino division rose by 29%, driven by multiple customer wins in various territories, accompanied by a 35% increase at its sports business. However, the expansion in the latter was...[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Bwin.party CEO and chairman show support after losses widen

Fri, 29 August 2014

A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.... [more]

Market overview: FTSE closes up 14 at 6,820

Fri, 29 August 2014

1630: Close The biggest London-listed stocks ended the week on an upbeat note after data-heavy session around for the UK, the Eurozone and the US. Data out in the UK showed that while British consumer... [more]

Tesco needs big changes to revive fortunes, Shore Capital says

Fri, 29 August 2014

British supermarket Tesco must make wholesale changes to its structure if the company is to turn its fortunes around, analysts at Shore Capital said in a note to investors on Friday. ... [more]

Company News [more]

Exova's loss widens on headwinds in aerospace and transportation

Fri, 29 August 2014

Technological company Exova reported a wider first-half loss as revenue fell on headwinds in aerospace and transportation sectors. ... [more]

RBS first half complaints fall by a quarter

Fri, 29 August 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said its customer complaints were down by a quarter in the first six months of 2014, as cases of mis-sold loan insurance declined. ... [more]

Jardine Lloyd Thompson unveils US expansion plans

Fri, 29 August 2014

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group said it is expanding its US speciality capabilities and merging its JLT Speciality and Lloyd & Partners businesses. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK bonuses rise in private sector, ONS reveals

Fri, 29 August 2014

Bonus payments rose 4.9% to £40.5bn in the year to April 2014, driven by the private sector, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Bwin.party CEO and chairman show support after losses widen

Fri, 29 August 2014

A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: All eyes on the ECB

Fri, 29 August 2014

All eyes will be on the European Central Bank's policy meeting next week, on 4 September. The consensus is for no change in its policy settings. However, the possibility does exist that he might sound... [more]