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London open: Stocks open lower on weak Chinese manufacturing data

London open: Stocks open lower on weak Chinese manufacturing data

UK stocks opened in the red on Tuesday after weak Chinese manufacturing data fuelled concerns about the world’s second largest economy.

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Innovation surges after confirming advanced takeover talks with Carlyle

Innovation surges after confirming advanced takeover talks with Carlyle

Shares in Innovation Group surged after the software provider confirmed talks about a 40p-a-share takeover by US buyout firm....[more]

Inmarsat rockets on successful launch of Global Xpress satellite

Inmarsat rockets on successful launch of Global Xpress satellite

Shares in Inmarsat took off after the launch of a rocket carrying the third satellite of its $1.6bn Global Xpress programme....[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Marshalls gains on interims, Debenhams slumps on downgrade

FTSE 250 movers: Marshalls gains on interims, Debenhams slumps on downgrade

London?s FTSE 250 crawled higher as investors mostly kept to the sidelines at the end of a pretty turbulent week....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Tullow recovers, Tesco and Morrison hit by Nielsen data

FTSE 100 movers: Tullow recovers, Tesco and Morrison hit by Nielsen data

By mid afternoon, the FTSE 100 was on track to close out higher than it finished the week before....[more]

John Laing Infrastructure profits hit by currencies

John Laing Infrastructure profits hit by currencies

John Laing Infrastructure posted slight drop in NAV....[more]

888 Holdings confident for full year after mixed half

888 Holdings confident for full year after mixed half

888 Holdings reported a 41% drop in first-half PBT....[more]

Jimmy Choo interim profit jumps as revenue grows

Jimmy Choo interim profit jumps as revenue grows

Jimmy Choo posted a significant hike in profit....[more]

GVC Holdings interim profit slips on Bwin-related costs

GVC Holdings interim profit slips on Bwin-related costs

GVC Holdings impressed with interim results....[more]

HSBC to probe Bacs payment issues

HSBC to probe Bacs payment issues

HSBC said it will investigate the issues that led to payments being held up on Friday....[more]

BoE chief 'top candidate' for FCA role

BoE chief 'top candidate' for FCA role

Chancellor looking for new head of the Financial Conduct Authority....[more]

Amec Foster Wheeler plans return to Iran

Amec Foster Wheeler plans return to Iran

Executives at Amec Foster Wheeler, the biggest oil and gas engineer in Britain, have held talks with the foreign secretary Philip Hammond about returning to Iran.

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US drone strike kills British IS hacker

US drone strike kills British IS hacker

A British hacker believed to be a cyber expert for Islamic State was killed in Syria ...[more]

Facebook launches digital assistant service to compete with Google, Microsoft and Apple

Facebook launches digital assistant service to compete with Google, Microsoft and Apple

?M? will be able to complete tasks and find information on the user's behalf...[more]

London Underground defers the launch of Night Tube

London Underground defers the launch of Night Tube

LU announced it after two weeks of "constructive" talks with unions....[more]

UK services sector records best performance in 17 years, says CBI

UK services sector records best performance in 17 years, says CBI

The UK services sector grew in August, recording the biggest influx of work for business and professional services companies since 1998...[more]

Apple's Beats1 head Ian Rogers resigns

Apple's Beats1 head Ian Rogers resigns

Ian Rogers, head of Apple's Beats1's subscription-music service, resigned on Friday...[more]

Syriza leads polls ahead of September election

Syriza leads polls ahead of September election

Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party would be the biggest political force after the Greek elections on 20 Septembe...[more]

Austrian police arrest three suspects after 71 bodies found in lorry

Austrian police arrest three suspects after 71 bodies found in lorry

Three people were arrested on Friday in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants ...[more]

Wave of migrants arrives in Germany amid EU asylum rules crisis

Wave of migrants arrives in Germany amid EU asylum rules crisis

Germany witnessed a wave of migrants arriving by train from Hungary...[more]

Japan withdraws its 2020 Olympic Games logo

Japan withdraws its 2020 Olympic Games logo

The decission came amig plagiarism allegations...[more]

Cameron announces fines for companies failing to pay minimum wage

Cameron announces fines for companies failing to pay minimum wage

Businesses that fail to pay their staff will face a penalty of 200% of the unpaid amount up to £20,000...[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Tesco, First-time buyers, consumer confidence

Friday newspaper round-up: Tesco, First-time buyers, consumer confidence

The ousted chief executive of Tesco is to be interviewed by the Serious Fraud Office over the supermarket group’s £326m accounting scandal. Philip Clarke, who left Tesco last year after a series of profit warnings, is to be interviewed under caution, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the investigation. - The Times

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Market overview: FTSE closes higher for positive week

Market overview: FTSE closes higher for positive week

1650: The FTSE 100 and 250 indices are ending the week in positive territory, meaning all the drama inspired by China's 'Black Monday' has in some ways been erased, with London's larger cap stocks ending the week higher than they finished the Friday before.

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Market overview: Stocks drop on weak China services PMI

Market overview: Stocks drop on weak China services PMI

Tue, 01 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - Stocks have started the morning lower despite in-line readings on China“s manufacturing sector from two surveys. Investors may have opted to focus on the Caixin services sector purc... [more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Living wage, China, North Sea

Tue, 01 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - Company bosses face tough new fines and disqualification under plans by David Cameron to force businesses to pay the national living wage. The prime minister says that the new, high... [more]

UBS upgrades Dunelm as it eyes growth from foray into furniture

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Analysts for UBS have upgraded its rating for homeware retailer Dunelm to 'buy' from 'neutral,' and said its push beyond homeware into furniture would bring growth.... [more]

Company News [more]

Aga Rangemaster surges as Whirlpool enters takeover race

Aga Rangemaster surges as Whirlpool enters takeover race

Tue, 01 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Aga Rangemaster surged after the company announced that it has received an approach regarding a possible cash offer from Whirlpool Corp.... [more]

Rare Earth expects to complete drilling at Sonora early this week

Tue, 01 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - Mining group Rare Earth Minerals said it had mobilised a second drill rig in Mexico after signing a supply deal with lithium battery giant Tesla Motors.... [more]

AFH Financial CIO Toby Denne steps down

Tue, 01 September 2015

(ShareCast News) - AFH Financial's executive director and chief investment officer, Toby Denne, has stepped down from the board with immediate effect.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Bidders line up for City Airport

Bidders line up for City Airport

Sun, 30 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The battle for London City Airport was hotting up over the weekend amid reports Toronto-based pension fund Borealis Infrastructure and German insurance group Allianz have submitted ... [more]

Challenger banks to meet with Treasury over new corporation tax surcharge

Challenger banks to meet with Treasury over new corporation tax surcharge

Sun, 30 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - A group of the UK's biggest challenger banks are preparing to meet with Treasury officials in an attempt to persuade chancellor George Osborne to scrap the new corporation tax surch... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Keurig Green Mountain Inc 56.60 4.60 22:06
Sandisk Corp. 54.56 4.38 22:01
Staples Inc. 14.21 3.35 21:58
Micron Technology Inc. 16.41 2.82 22:06
Seagate Technology Plc 51.40 1.42 22:01

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 127.52 -4.87 22:04
Celgene Corp. 118.08 -4.80 22:10
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 513.50 -4.32 22:09
Wynn Resorts Ltd. 75.05 -4.03 22:04
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. 172.19 -3.73 22:01