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London close: Stocks rise as Carney stresses gradual rate hike

UK stocks gained after the Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney said interest rate increases will be more restrained than in the past as the economy continues to face challenges....[more]

Carney says rate rise will be restrained by cautious dynamic

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said interest rate increases will be more restrained than in the past as the economy continues to face challenges....[more]

EU tells Ryanair to repay €10m in French aid

The European Commission on Wednesday told Ryanair they must repay about €10m in illegal state aid the company received from France for operating at three small regional airports....[more]

GSK's second quarter revenue hurt by drug rivals

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on Wednesday slashed its 2014 outlook as it reported a 4% fall in second quarter revenue to £5.6bn....[more]

Taiwan domestic flight crashes with 58 passengers on board

A plane crashed on the Taiwanese island of Penghu after it failed to complete an emergency landing, with 51 people feared dead, according to reports....[more]

Bank of England votes unanimously on policy decision - UPDATE

The Bank of England (BoE) voted unanimously on keeping interest rates at a record low of 0.5% and asset purchases at £375bn, minutes from the central bank's July meeting revealed on Wednesday....[more]

EU to impose further sanctions on Russia as MPs question licence deals

The European Union has agreed to impose further sanctions on Russia, although leaders have stopped short of moving to the more serious Level Three sanctions....[more]

Paypoint sees fall in general transaction and mobile top-ups

While overall trading has been as expected, Paypoint revealed lower gas consumption had pushed UK and Irish bill and general transactions down 4%, and said mobile top-ups continued to decrease as a result of the decline in the prepaid mobile sector....[more]

Broker tips: Capita, BHP Billiton, ARM Holdings, Renishaw

Investec said it sees momentum building at Capita after a "strong set of interims" from the outsourcing group, which revealed double-digit organic growth and operating margins....[more]

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New NXD takes advantage of buying window at SThree

Wed, 23 July 2014

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

Market overview: FTSE 100 gains after BoE minutes

Wed, 23 July 2014

1630: Close The FTSE 100 closed up 2.81 points to 6798.15 after the Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney said interest rate increases will be more restrained than in the past. He warned that the... [more]

Thursday preview: easyJet reports third quarter results

Wed, 23 July 2014

easyJet is expected to report a "relatively reassuring" third quarter update on Thursday despite a recent drop in the share price amid a number of market concerns, according to Numis. ... [more]

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Thursday preview: easyJet reports third quarter results

Wed, 23 July 2014

easyJet is expected to report a "relatively reassuring" third quarter update on Thursday despite a recent drop in the share price amid a number of market concerns, according to Numis. ... [more]

Taiwan domestic flight crashes with 58 passengers on board

Wed, 23 July 2014

A plane crashed on the Taiwanese island of Penghu after it failed to complete an emergency landing, with 51 people feared dead, according to reports. ... [more]

EU tells Ryanair to repay €10m in French aid

Wed, 23 July 2014

The European Commission on Wednesday told Ryanair they must repay about €10m in illegal state aid the company received from France for operating at three small regional airports. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

Carney says rate rise will be restrained by cautious dynamic

Wed, 23 July 2014

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said interest rate increases will be more restrained than in the past as the economy continues to face challenges.... [more]

UK mortgage approvals rise in June, BBA reveals

Wed, 23 July 2014

UK mortgage approvals rose in June despite the introduction of stricter rules on borrowing, data from the British Bankers' Association (BBA) revealed on Wednesday. ... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Capita 1,210.00 4.76 17:09
Rio Tinto 3,391.00 1.62 17:07
Associated British Foods 2,874.00 1.52 17:01
Marks & Spencer Group 449.30 1.51 17:01
GKN 351.80 1.27 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
GlaxoSmithKline 1,481.50 -4.73 17:09
SSE 1,498.00 -2.79 16:35
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,072.00 -1.83 17:07
Mondi 1,034.00 -1.62 16:45
Weir Group 2,704.00 -1.60 17:09