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London close: FTSE ends flat as US economic growth slows

London close: FTSE ends flat as US economic growth slows

The FTSE 100 ended broadly flat on Thursday as US economic growth slowed in the first quarter and as investors continued to weigh central bank policy decisions in the US and Japan.

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US economic growth slows to two-year low, official data shows

US economic growth slows to two-year low, official data shows

US economic growth slowed surprisingly in the first quarter of the year, falling to an annual rate of 0.5% that was short of the forecast of 0.6%.

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RBS likely to miss 2017 deadline for Williams & Glyn sale

RBS likely to miss 2017 deadline for Williams & Glyn sale

Royal Bank of Scotland has warned that it is likely to miss the 2017 deadline to spin off its Williams & Glyn subsidiary....[more]

Shire shareholders approve remuneration report, but only just

Shire shareholders approve remuneration report, but only just

Shire shareholders voted to approve the pay of the drug maker’s top directors on Thursday, but only just.

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Rio Tinto to buy back $1.36bn in debt amid downturn in commodity prices

Rio Tinto to buy back $1.36bn in debt amid downturn in commodity prices

Rio Tinto said on Thursday that it has priced an offer to buy back $1.36bn in debt, as it looks to cut debt amid the downturn in commodity prices.

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Taylor Wimpey says UK trading strong

Taylor Wimpey says UK trading strong

The prospect of a British exit from the EU had......[more]

Revenue and debt grows sizeably at WPP

Revenue and debt grows sizeably at WPP

Advertising and public relations group WPP......[more]

Aggreko first-quarter revenue down 17%, maintains guidance

Aggreko first-quarter revenue down 17%, maintains guidance

FTSE 250 temporary power provider Aggreko......[more]

Serco wins Australian icebreaker ship contract

Serco wins Australian icebreaker ship contract

Serco has won a £160m contract to design......[more]

Deutsche Bank upgrades Cobham to 'hold'

Deutsche Bank upgrades Cobham to 'hold'

Deutsche Bank upgraded Cobham to 'hold' from 'sell' after the aerospace and defence......[more]

FTSE 100 movers: ITV slumps as it goes ex-div

FTSE 100 movers: ITV slumps as it goes ex-div

London?s FTSE 100 was down 0.9% to 6,260.79 in afternoon trading as investors......[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Tullow and Weir limit losses

FTSE 250 movers: Tullow and Weir limit losses

The FTSE 250 pared earlier losses by Thursday afternoon, as a strong showing from Tullow......[more]

OECD warns over 'Brexit tax'

OECD warns over 'Brexit tax'

Britain’s economy could be 3% lower by 2020 if the UK votes to leave the EU, according to the latest study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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UK house price growth slows in April, Nationwide reveals

UK house price growth slows in April, Nationwide reveals

UK house price growth slowed in April following a rush of purchases ahead of higher taxes on second homes and buy-to-let properties, data showed on Thursday.

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Eurozone consumer confidence improves in April

Eurozone consumer confidence improves in April

Economic sentiment in the Eurozone improved a little more than expected in April, according to data from the European Commission.

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Thursday newspaper round-up: OECD, Philip Green, FTSE pay

Thursday newspaper round-up: OECD, Philip Green, FTSE pay

Britain’s biggest advertisers have ramped up their fight to introduce greater transparency into how their media budgets are spent by marketing services groups such as WPP, Publicis and Omnicom. The Incorporated Society of British Advertisers, a trade body whose members spend about £10bn a year on marketing communications, warned that media agencies have increasingly been generating profits through controversial business practices that are not visible to their clients. – Financial Times

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Armstrong Ventures to become virtual reality music company

Armstrong Ventures to become virtual reality music company

Media, technology and healthcare investor Armstrong Ventures announced a plan to acquire virtual reality music experience company MelodyVR on Wednesday, for a total consideration of £5.12m.

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Apple weighs on Wall Street following earnings report

Apple weighs on Wall Street following earnings report

Wall Street started the session lower as a large drop in Apple“s share price weighed down the main market averages.

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Ilika launches miniaturised battery for 'internet of things'

Ilika launches miniaturised battery for 'internet of things'

Materials innovation and solid state battery company Ilika announced its contribution towards solving one of the digital age’s biggest problems on Wednesday, with the launch of its miniaturised solid state battery technology Stereax M250 for the so-called internet of things (IoT).

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Large-cap miners pace gains

Large-cap miners pace gains

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in large-cap mining groups paced gains on the top flight index after one of their number closed the sale of two of its Brazilian businesses, a possible indication that the ra... [more]

Thursday newspaper share tips: Barclays, Henderson Group

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The only positive in Barclays“s latest set of results was the absence of any new misconduct allegations, which means its shares may get cheaper still, The Times“s Tempus argued.... [more]

Directors dealings: Saga boss shows conviction, picks up large batch of shares

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - A family investment company linked to Saga boss Andrew Goodsell bought a large batch of shares on Tuesday, the company said in a statement.... [more]

Company News [more]

Arian Silver raises £700K through share placement

Arian Silver raises £700K through share placement

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Arian Silver Corp.'s shares fell on Thursday after the company announced a £700,000 fundraiser to boost its balance sheet and fund projects.... [more]

Small caps news round-up

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Strategic natural resources investor Metal Tiger announced its participation in the acquisition of 12,013,173 shares in Goldstone Resources, in conjunction with Red Rock Resources, ... [more]

Rio Tinto to buy back $1.36bn in debt

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Rio Tinto said on Thursday that it has priced an offer to buy back $1.36bn in debt, as it looks to cut debt amid the downturn in commodity prices.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK house price growth slows in April, Nationwide reveals

UK house price growth slows in April, Nationwide reveals

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK house price growth slowed in April following a rush of purchases ahead of higher taxes on second homes and buy-to-let properties, data showed on Thursday.... [more]

Poor weather weighs on retail sales in April, CBI says

Poor weather weighs on retail sales in April, CBI says

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Retail sales in the UK fell rapidly in April, the results of a widely-followed survey revealed, although analysts attributed the drop to poor weather and the different timing of Eas... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Facebook Inc. 116.73 7.20 22:10
Monster Beverage Corp 127.84 3.57 21:49
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 86.75 2.66 22:10
Celgene Corp. 108.03 1.77 22:09
Dish Network Corp. 50.80 1.64 22:08

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Xilinx Inc. 43.23 -8.70 22:09
Symantec Corp. 16.86 -6.90 21:58
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. 142.53 -5.47 22:08
Akamai Technologies Inc. 52.41 -4.45 22:10
Mylan Inc. 42.60 -4.23 22:09