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US close: Dow sees biggest decline in three months

US close: Dow sees biggest decline in three months

(ShareCast News) - Wall Street broke its four-day winning streak in style, with the main stock indices each falling more than 1% as the dollar rallied on the revelation that Federal Reserve is more do... [more]

Europe close: Bank shares weigh on indices

Europe close: Bank shares weigh on indices

(ShareCast News) - Shares on the Continent were modestly lower as investors assessed the contents of a 'dovish' set of US central bank policy meeting minutes released overnight that weighed on lenders... [more]

Van attack in Barcelona leaves 13 dead and many more injured

Van attack in Barcelona leaves 13 dead and many more injured

(ShareCast News) - A van has run over and killed 13 people on the popular Ramblas thoroughfare of Barcelona, Spain, leaving a further 80 injured. According to the Catalonia's regional president, Carle... [more]

US open: Stocks soften after dovish Fed minutes, political squabbling

US open: Stocks soften after dovish Fed minutes, political squabbling

(ShareCast News) - Wall Street appeared to be on track to break a four-day winning streak following the release of a more dovish-than-expected set of minutes of the US Federal Reserve's July policy me... [more]

US industrial production jumps ahead in July

US industrial production jumps ahead in July

(ShareCast News) - US industrial production continued expanding in July as increased energy and utilities output offset a decline in manufacturing. Total output rose by 0.2% month-on-month following a... [more]

► Market Reports
London close: Stocks succumb to profit-taking

London close: Stocks succumb to profit-taking

(ShareCast News) - London stocks ended lower with financials taking a hit from a dovish set of US central bank policy meeting minutes. At the closing bell, the FTSE 100 was down by 45.16 points or 0.6... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Hikma tanks after trimming guidance

FTSE 250 movers: Hikma tanks after trimming guidance

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 was down 0.35% in afternoon trade on Thursday, with Hikma Pharmaceuticals the main drag on the mid-cap index as falling oil prices and dovish Fed minutes kept stock mar... [more]

London midday: FTSE falls as dividends and banks weigh

London midday: FTSE falls as dividends and banks weigh

(ShareCast News) - London stocks gave up more ground by midday on Thursday as a retreating oil price and dovish US central bankers hit lenders to offset a better set of retail sales data. At 1215 BST ... [more]

London open: Stocks battle to stay flat after dollar dips on dovish Fed

London open: Stocks battle to stay flat after dollar dips on dovish Fed

(ShareCast News) - London stocks recovered from an initial dip to trade almost flat on Thursday morning after the release of a relatively dovish set of Federal Reserve meeting minutes overnight led to... [more]

London pre-open: Slightly lower start expected

London pre-open: Slightly lower start expected

(ShareCast News) - Stocks are expected to come under slight pressure at the start of the day despite the release of a relatively dovish set of Fed meeting minutes overnight and a positive close to the... [more]

► Commodities
Van attack in Barcelona leaves 13 dead and many more injured

Van attack in Barcelona leaves 13 dead and many more injured

(ShareCast News) - A van has run over and killed 13 people on the popular Ramblas thoroughfare of Barcelona, Spain, leaving a further 80 injured. According to the Catalonia's regional president, Carle... [more]

US industrial production jumps ahead in July

US industrial production jumps ahead in July

(ShareCast News) - US industrial production continued expanding in July as increased energy and utilities output offset a decline in manufacturing. Total output rose by 0.2% month-on-month following a... [more]

VAT halted on mining imports to Congo

VAT halted on mining imports to Congo

(ShareCast News) - After reinstating a value-added tax (VAT) on imports by mining companies in mid-2016, The Democratic Republic of Congo has again suspended the duty. In order to protect the Congoles... [more]

August Philly Fed index points to stronger activity

August Philly Fed index points to stronger activity

(ShareCast News) - Activity in the US mid-Atlantic factory sector gained momentum, according to the results of one of the most widely-watched surveys. The headline Federal Reserve bank of Philadelphia... [more]

Commodities: Latest FOMC minutes reignite buying in gold

Commodities: Latest FOMC minutes reignite buying in gold

(ShareCast News) - Wednesday saw a weaker dollar on the back of the latest release from the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee), after members dampened any rate hike expectations for this year, as "m... [more]

► Currencies
Van attack in Barcelona leaves 13 dead and many more injured

Van attack in Barcelona leaves 13 dead and many more injured

(ShareCast News) - A van has run over and killed 13 people on the popular Ramblas thoroughfare of Barcelona, Spain, leaving a further 80 injured. According to the Catalonia's regional president, Carle... [more]

US industrial production jumps ahead in July

US industrial production jumps ahead in July

(ShareCast News) - US industrial production continued expanding in July as increased energy and utilities output offset a decline in manufacturing. Total output rose by 0.2% month-on-month following a... [more]

VAT halted on mining imports to Congo

VAT halted on mining imports to Congo

(ShareCast News) - After reinstating a value-added tax (VAT) on imports by mining companies in mid-2016, The Democratic Republic of Congo has again suspended the duty. In order to protect the Congoles... [more]

August Philly Fed index points to stronger activity

August Philly Fed index points to stronger activity

(ShareCast News) - Activity in the US mid-Atlantic factory sector gained momentum, according to the results of one of the most widely-watched surveys. The headline Federal Reserve bank of Philadelphia... [more]

US jobless claims fall sharply in latest week

US jobless claims fall sharply in latest week

(ShareCast News) - One of the most widely-followed gauges for the US jobs market revealed it continued to be in robust health. Initial jobless claims plummeted by 12,000 over the week ending 12 August... [more]

► Bonds
Van attack in Barcelona leaves 13 dead and many more injured

Van attack in Barcelona leaves 13 dead and many more injured

(ShareCast News) - A van has run over and killed 13 people on the popular Ramblas thoroughfare of Barcelona, Spain, leaving a further 80 injured. According to the Catalonia's regional president, Carle... [more]

US industrial production jumps ahead in July

US industrial production jumps ahead in July

(ShareCast News) - US industrial production continued expanding in July as increased energy and utilities output offset a decline in manufacturing. Total output rose by 0.2% month-on-month following a... [more]

VAT halted on mining imports to Congo

VAT halted on mining imports to Congo

(ShareCast News) - After reinstating a value-added tax (VAT) on imports by mining companies in mid-2016, The Democratic Republic of Congo has again suspended the duty. In order to protect the Congoles... [more]

August Philly Fed index points to stronger activity

August Philly Fed index points to stronger activity

(ShareCast News) - Activity in the US mid-Atlantic factory sector gained momentum, according to the results of one of the most widely-watched surveys. The headline Federal Reserve bank of Philadelphia... [more]

US jobless claims fall sharply in latest week

US jobless claims fall sharply in latest week

(ShareCast News) - One of the most widely-followed gauges for the US jobs market revealed it continued to be in robust health. Initial jobless claims plummeted by 12,000 over the week ending 12 August... [more]

► Economic News
Investors more confident in Asia Pacific and Europe region than UK and US

Investors more confident in Asia Pacific and Europe region than UK and US

(ShareCast News) - UK investors are most confident about backing the Asia Pacific region and global emerging markets more than the UK stock market, according to new research. According to the monthly ... [more]

Just 40% of new businesses operating with insurance - AXA

Just 40% of new businesses operating with insurance - AXA

(ShareCast News) - More people than ever are throwing off the shackles to start their own business, but are doing so without appropriate insurance, UK insurer AXA has revealed in a survey. Only four o... [more]

British households cutting costs at two year high

British households cutting costs at two year high

(ShareCast News) - An increasing number of Britons have sought to change spending habits in order to cut down on household expenses over the second quarter of the year, citing a weaker pound as the ma... [more]

UK retail sales remain subdued but beat forecasts

UK retail sales remain subdued but beat forecasts

(ShareCast News) - UK retail sales were stronger than expected in July but strong food sales are continuing to mask wider weakness as consumers feel the pinch. Total retail sales rose 0.3% for a secon... [more]

Used cars sales decline after record first quarter

Used cars sales decline after record first quarter

(ShareCast News) - UK used car transactions skidded lower in the second quarter of 2017, mirroring the fall in new car sales. According to the UK car industry's trade body, used cars transactions decr... [more]

► Market Buzz
Morgan Stanley reaffirms overweight rating for Direct Line

Morgan Stanley reaffirms overweight rating for Direct Line

(ShareCast News) - Morgan Stanley upgraded Direct Line Group's target price from 423.00p to 451.00p in a research report on the insurer on Thursday. The bank's analysts were pleased by Direct Line's f... [more]

QinetiQ upgraded by Barclays after sell-off 'overdone'

QinetiQ upgraded by Barclays after sell-off 'overdone'

(ShareCast News) - Barclays has upgraded QinetiQ to 'overweight' after the defence technology firm's shares fell more than 20% after results in May and warned of an order slowdown in July. Analysts at... [more]

Johnson Matthey upgraded as analysts dismiss diesel catalyst fears

Johnson Matthey upgraded as analysts dismiss diesel catalyst fears

(ShareCast News) - Johnson Matthey received an upgrade to 'outperform' from Bernstein after the chemical manufacturer's shares fell almost 25% since October over the potential impact on its emission c... [more]

Friday preview: Significant profit progress expected from Computacenter

Friday preview: Significant profit progress expected from Computacenter

(ShareCast News) - Friday is down to be the quietest day of August so far, with no top-tier macroeconomic data and only one FTSE 350 company due to report. Computacenter is expected to post solid firs... [more]

Thursday broker round-up

Thursday broker round-up

(ShareCast News) - Derwent London: HSBC maintains Hold with a target price of 3053p. Taylor Wimpey: HSBC maintains Buy with a target price of 244p. Pennon Group: Deutsche Bank reiterates Buy with a t... [more]

► Company News
Former Netflix executive proposes $9.95 per month subscription for daily cinema access

Former Netflix executive proposes $9.95 per month subscription for daily cinema access

(ShareCast News) - A new startup helmed by Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe has proposed an interesting method designed to get more people patronising movie theatres. For $9.95 a month, MoviePass intends... [more]

Herencia Resources finishes review of core copper mineral prospects

Herencia Resources finishes review of core copper mineral prospects

(ShareCast News) - Herencia Resources said a new comprehensive geological review of the company's core copper mineral prospects pointed to greater potential for those assets. Conducted by its new geol... [more]

Friday preview: Significant profit progress expected from Computacenter

Friday preview: Significant profit progress expected from Computacenter

(ShareCast News) - Friday is down to be the quietest day of August so far, with no top-tier macroeconomic data and only one FTSE 350 company due to report. Computacenter is expected to post solid firs... [more]

BHP approves £2.5bn copper expansion project

BHP approves £2.5bn copper expansion project

(ShareCast News) - BHP Billiton has approved a $2.546n investment to extend the Spence copper mine life in Chile by at least 50 years. The board had approved the spending for the Spence Growth Option ... [more]

Armadale sees greater potential for Mahenge Liandu after first round of drilling

Armadale sees greater potential for Mahenge Liandu after first round of drilling

(ShareCast News) - The results of the first round of drilling at its Mahenge Liandu licence in Tanzania led Armadale Capital to believe there were more and better resources in place than initially tho... [more]

► New Issues
Former Netflix executive proposes $9.95 per month subscription for daily cinema access

Former Netflix executive proposes $9.95 per month subscription for daily cinema access

(ShareCast News) - A new startup helmed by Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe has proposed an interesting method designed to get more people patronising movie theatres. For $9.95 a month, MoviePass intends... [more]

New York favoured option for foreign listing of Saudi Aramco

New York favoured option for foreign listing of Saudi Aramco

(ShareCast News) - New York is likely to be the favoured option for the foreign listing of the state oil giant Saudi Aramco, not London or Hong Kong. The Big Apple was likely to be the favoured option... [more]

Gordon Dadds reverses onto AIM with mission to consolidate UK legal market

Gordon Dadds reverses onto AIM with mission to consolidate UK legal market

(ShareCast News) - Gordon Dadds has reversed into Work Group on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and raised £20m as it looks to take part in the consolidation trend in the legal services ma... [more]

OnTheMarket to float on the AIM market

OnTheMarket to float on the AIM market

(ShareCast News) - Property portal OnTheMarket plans to float on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange as it looks to raise roughly £50m of new equity capital to fund growth. OnTheMarket, which ... [more]

FCA proposes new listing category to accommodate Saudi Aramco IPO

FCA proposes new listing category to accommodate Saudi Aramco IPO

(ShareCast News) - The UK's financial watchdog has proposed creating a new kind of listing category in order to cling the initial public offering of the world's largest petrochemicals company, Saudi A... [more]

► Small Caps News
Herencia Resources finishes review of core copper mineral prospects

Herencia Resources finishes review of core copper mineral prospects

(ShareCast News) - Herencia Resources said a new comprehensive geological review of the company's core copper mineral prospects pointed to greater potential for those assets. Conducted by its new geol... [more]

Idox announces acquisition of electoral software group Halarose

Idox announces acquisition of electoral software group Halarose

(ShareCast News) - Public sector information management firm Idox announced on Thursday it had acquired Halarose Holdings, a supplier of electoral back office software and services in the UK for £5m. ... [more]

Greatland strikes gold at Western Australia project

Greatland strikes gold at Western Australia project

(ShareCast News) - Mineral exploration group Greatland Gold announced on Thursday that regional targeting across its Paterson project area in Western Australia had highlighted the potential of a new i... [more]

Armadale sees greater potential for Mahenge Liandu after first round of drilling

Armadale sees greater potential for Mahenge Liandu after first round of drilling

(ShareCast News) - The results of the first round of drilling at its Mahenge Liandu licence in Tanzania led Armadale Capital to believe there were more and better resources in place than initially tho... [more]

Australian Special Opportunity Fund converts loan notes into shares of Herencia

Australian Special Opportunity Fund converts loan notes into shares of Herencia

(ShareCast News) - AIM-listed Herencia Resources reported on Thursday that the Australian Special Opportunity Fund, LP, managed by The Lind Partners had exercised its right to convert convertible loan... [more]

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NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tractor Supply Company 54.92 2.21 21:57
Mylan Inc. 30.56 0.30 23:09
Dollar Tree Inc 74.34 -0.13 22:38
Shire Plc Ads 147.95 -0.33 22:10
Henry Schein Inc. 169.61 -0.41 21:54

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
JD.com, Inc. 40.80 -6.53 23:10
Automatic Data Processing Inc. 104.68 -5.78 23:08
American Airlines Group 46.03 -4.92 23:08
Cisco Systems Inc. 31.04 -4.02 23:07
Western Digital Corp. 82.48 -3.93 23:09