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Sector movers: Defensives pace advance despite rising yields

Sector movers: Defensives pace advance despite rising yields

Fri, 09 December 2016

(ShareCast News) - Cyclicals were at the top of the leaderboard as shares in Sky shot higher on the back of an all-cash £11.2bn from America's 21st Century Fox, becoming the latest UK blue-chip to bec... [more]

Directors dealings: Petra Diamonds chairman sells down after strong run for shares

Fri, 09 December 2016

(ShareCast News) - Petra Diamond non-executive chairman Adonis Pouroulis sold 1,052,637 shares in the firm in two separate transactions, 752,637 shares at 170p each and another 300,000 at 171p, on 7th... [more]

Capita slumps again as analysts weigh in after profit warning

Fri, 09 December 2016

(ShareCast News) - Capita slumped for the second day in a row as analysts weighed in following another profit warning from the outsourcer on Thursday.... [more]

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21st Century Fox launches all cash offer for Sky

21st Century Fox launches all cash offer for Sky

Fri, 09 December 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sky agreed to a take over by US media giant 21st Century Fox at a price of 1075p per share in cash, for a 36% premium on the shares' closing price as of 8 December.... [more]

US FDA accepts first biologics license application for Astra's durvalumab

Fri, 09 December 2016

(ShareCast News) - The US Food and Drug Administration has accepted the first biologics licence for AstraZeneca's durvalumab in bladder cancer and given the drug priority review status.... [more]

Petro Matad share price plunges

Fri, 09 December 2016

(ShareCast News) - Petro Matad was forced to issue an update on Friday, as its share price plunged more than17%.... [more]

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Small cap round up

Fri, 09 December 2016

Small cap round up

Fri, 09 December 2016

Petro Matad share price plunges

Fri, 09 December 2016

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Consumer inflation expectations rise to highest since 2014

Consumer inflation expectations rise to highest since 2014

Fri, 09 December 2016

(ShareCast News) - Public expectations of a rise in inflation in the coming year has peaked to its highest level since 2014, with more people also predicting the Bank of England will raise interest ra... [more]

UK goods trade deficit falls sharply in October

UK goods trade deficit falls sharply in October

Fri, 09 December 2016

(ShareCast News) - The UK“s total trade deficit fell more quickly than expected in October as the shortfall in its trade in goods dropped sharply.... [more]