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US close: Markets finish higher amid busy earnings season

US close: Markets finish higher amid busy earnings season

(ShareCast News) - US markets finished in the green on Tuesday, with the Dow closing just short of the 23,000 mark which it breached for the first time ever earlier in the session, amid a busy third q... [more]

Europe close: Stocks slip ahead of US Fed Beige Book

Europe close: Stocks slip ahead of US Fed Beige Book

(ShareCast News) - Stocks on the Continent finished slightly lower as investors bid their time ahead of the release of the US central bank's Beige Book on Wednesday, against the backdrop of fresh intr... [more]

Fuel costs goose US import prices higher in September

Fuel costs goose US import prices higher in September

(ShareCast News) - Dearer fuel imports boosted the cost of overseas goods last month, albeit alongside similar-sized gains in export prices. The US import price index jumped by 0.7% month-on-month in ... [more]

NAHB housing market index hits five-month high in October

NAHB housing market index hits five-month high in October

(ShareCast News) - Sentiment among US housebuilders unexpectedly improved in October, according to data released on Tuesday. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index ... [more]

US industrial production misses forecasts in September

US industrial production misses forecasts in September

(ShareCast News) - Industrial production in the US rose as expected last month but amid downwards revisions to readings for previous months, especially in manufacturing. Total output edged higher by 0... [more]

► Commodities
Commodities: Stronger dollar continues to fuel gold sell-off

Commodities: Stronger dollar continues to fuel gold sell-off

(ShareCast News) - The US greenback has continued to strengthen since late last week and has continued to pressure gold prices lower on Tuesday. The dollar index was 0.32% firmer to 93.606 by 1750 BST... [more]

Fuel costs goose US import prices higher in September

Fuel costs goose US import prices higher in September

(ShareCast News) - Dearer fuel imports boosted the cost of overseas goods last month, albeit alongside similar-sized gains in export prices. The US import price index jumped by 0.7% month-on-month in ... [more]

NAHB housing market index hits five-month high in October

NAHB housing market index hits five-month high in October

(ShareCast News) - Sentiment among US housebuilders unexpectedly improved in October, according to data released on Tuesday. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index ... [more]

US industrial production misses forecasts in September

US industrial production misses forecasts in September

(ShareCast News) - Industrial production in the US rose as expected last month but amid downwards revisions to readings for previous months, especially in manufacturing. Total output edged higher by 0... [more]

US-backed forces in Syria take over city of Raqqa

US-backed forces in Syria take over city of Raqqa

(ShareCast News) - The Syrian city of Raqqa has been taken over by US-backed forces in the country, having previously been under the control of the so-called Islamic State. According to a spokesperson... [more]

► Currencies
FX round-up: Sterling lower on hawkish BOE tones, greenback firms up for second day

FX round-up: Sterling lower on hawkish BOE tones, greenback firms up for second day

(ShareCast News) - Data out on Tuesday for the the UK showed year-on-year inflation hit a five year high of 3%. Speaking at the Treasury Select Committee, Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney sa... [more]

Fuel costs goose US import prices higher in September

Fuel costs goose US import prices higher in September

(ShareCast News) - Dearer fuel imports boosted the cost of overseas goods last month, albeit alongside similar-sized gains in export prices. The US import price index jumped by 0.7% month-on-month in ... [more]

NAHB housing market index hits five-month high in October

NAHB housing market index hits five-month high in October

(ShareCast News) - Sentiment among US housebuilders unexpectedly improved in October, according to data released on Tuesday. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index ... [more]

US industrial production misses forecasts in September

US industrial production misses forecasts in September

(ShareCast News) - Industrial production in the US rose as expected last month but amid downwards revisions to readings for previous months, especially in manufacturing. Total output edged higher by 0... [more]

US-backed forces in Syria take over city of Raqqa

US-backed forces in Syria take over city of Raqqa

(ShareCast News) - The Syrian city of Raqqa has been taken over by US-backed forces in the country, having previously been under the control of the so-called Islamic State. According to a spokesperson... [more]

► Market Buzz
Buy Spain as political risk is 'overstated' - Credit Suisse

Buy Spain as political risk is 'overstated' - Credit Suisse

(ShareCast News) - Spanish equities look unusually cheap, said Credit Suisse on Tuesday, as political risk is "overstated" and the country is on track for at least 3% growth, with employment, housing ... [more]

Director dealings: Beazley executive director sells after profit warning

Director dealings: Beazley executive director sells after profit warning

(ShareCast News) - Adrian Cox, executive director of risk insurance and reinsurance group Beazley, sold 180,009 shares in the company on Tuesday at the price of 500p per share. Cox, who had been on th... [more]

Investec's Gordon happy with Virgin Money's stunning performance

Investec's Gordon happy with Virgin Money's stunning performance

(ShareCast News) - Analysts at Investec hailed what they dubbed a "stunning" third quarter performance by Virgin Money, which they believed would lead to consensus marking-up its estimates - again. In... [more]

Wednesday preview: Rate hike may hang on wages report; Reckitt, Rathbone report

Wednesday preview: Rate hike may hang on wages report; Reckitt, Rathbone report

(ShareCast News) - A first Bank of England rate hike since the financial crisis hangs on Wednesday's labour market report, while company news includes trading updates from Reckitt Beckiser and Rathbon... [more]

Credit Suisse cuts Tate and Lyle's target price, reiterates 'neutral' rating

Credit Suisse cuts Tate and Lyle's target price, reiterates 'neutral' rating

(ShareCast News) - Ahead of Tate & Lyle's interim results on 2 November, Credit Suisse updated its forecasts and cut its target price to 710p while reiterating its 'neutral' rating. The Swiss bank sai... [more]

► Market Reports
London close: Stocks move lower even as Sterling slips

London close: Stocks move lower even as Sterling slips

(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed lower on Tuesday even as the pound fell back against the dollar, albeit following a brief pop higher after data showed inflation surged to a five-year high last... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Virgin Money gains on update, Workspace boosted by JPM note

FTSE 250 movers: Virgin Money gains on update, Workspace boosted by JPM note

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was down 0.4% to 20,140.65 in afternoon trade on Tuesday. Virgin Money was the standout gainer as it said third-quarter profitability, earnings and underlying retu... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Pearson surges on results but Merlin gets clobbered

FTSE 100 movers: Pearson surges on results but Merlin gets clobbered

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.3% to 7,546.11 in afternoon trade on Tuesday as investors digested the latest UK inflation figures. Pearson racked up strong gains after saying underlying... [more]

London midday: Stocks tick higher as inflation, MPC members weigh on pound

London midday: Stocks tick higher as inflation, MPC members weigh on pound

(ShareCast News) - London stocks had edged higher by midday as the pound fell back against the dollar following a brief pop higher after data showed inflation surged to a five-year high last month and... [more]

London open: Stocks flat ahead of inflation data; Pearson surges but Merlin tanks

London open: Stocks flat ahead of inflation data; Pearson surges but Merlin tanks

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were flat in early trade on Tuesday as investors erred on the side of caution ahead of key inflation data. At 0830 BST, the FTSE 100 was steady at 7,525.81, while the ... [more]

► Company News
Kubera Cross-Border announces extension date for equity stake in Planetcast Media Services

Kubera Cross-Border announces extension date for equity stake in Planetcast Media Services

(ShareCast News) - Kubera Cross-Border reported on Tuesday the extension of the "long stop date" for the disposal of the entire equity stake held in Planetcast Media Services. Further to the announcem... [more]

WH Ireland enters agreement with Polygon Global Partners

WH Ireland enters agreement with Polygon Global Partners

(ShareCast News) - WH Ireland, a financial services company, confirmed today that it had entered into an agreement with Polygon Global Partners, a multi-strategy platform focused on the creation of in... [more]

AIM newcomer Cora Gold enters drilling agreement with Target

AIM newcomer Cora Gold enters drilling agreement with Target

(ShareCast News) - West Africa-focussed gold exploration company Cora Gold announced on Tuesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Cora Gold Mali has entered into a contract with Target Drilling, to sup... [more]

CloudCall raises £3.7m through two placings

CloudCall raises £3.7m through two placings

(ShareCast News) - Cloud-based software business CloudCall announced on Tuesday that it has raised approximately £3.5m before expenses, by way of a placing of 2,457,774 new ordinary shares at 143.5p. ... [more]

Stratex offloads stake in Goldstone Resources

Stratex offloads stake in Goldstone Resources

(ShareCast News) - Gold exploration and development company Stratex announced the sale of its 13.7% stake in Goldstone Resources to institutional investors on Tuesday, at a price of 1.6p per share, fo... [more]

► Small Caps News
Kubera Cross-Border announces extension date for equity stake in Planetcast Media Services

Kubera Cross-Border announces extension date for equity stake in Planetcast Media Services

(ShareCast News) - Kubera Cross-Border reported on Tuesday the extension of the "long stop date" for the disposal of the entire equity stake held in Planetcast Media Services. Further to the announcem... [more]

WH Ireland enters agreement with Polygon Global Partners

WH Ireland enters agreement with Polygon Global Partners

(ShareCast News) - WH Ireland, a financial services company, confirmed today that it had entered into an agreement with Polygon Global Partners, a multi-strategy platform focused on the creation of in... [more]

AIM newcomer Cora Gold enters drilling agreement with Target

AIM newcomer Cora Gold enters drilling agreement with Target

(ShareCast News) - West Africa-focussed gold exploration company Cora Gold announced on Tuesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Cora Gold Mali has entered into a contract with Target Drilling, to sup... [more]

CloudCall raises £3.7m through two placings

CloudCall raises £3.7m through two placings

(ShareCast News) - Cloud-based software business CloudCall announced on Tuesday that it has raised approximately £3.5m before expenses, by way of a placing of 2,457,774 new ordinary shares at 143.5p. ... [more]

Stratex offloads stake in Goldstone Resources

Stratex offloads stake in Goldstone Resources

(ShareCast News) - Gold exploration and development company Stratex announced the sale of its 13.7% stake in Goldstone Resources to institutional investors on Tuesday, at a price of 1.6p per share, fo... [more]

► Bonds
Fuel costs goose US import prices higher in September

Fuel costs goose US import prices higher in September

(ShareCast News) - Dearer fuel imports boosted the cost of overseas goods last month, albeit alongside similar-sized gains in export prices. The US import price index jumped by 0.7% month-on-month in ... [more]

NAHB housing market index hits five-month high in October

NAHB housing market index hits five-month high in October

(ShareCast News) - Sentiment among US housebuilders unexpectedly improved in October, according to data released on Tuesday. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index ... [more]

US industrial production misses forecasts in September

US industrial production misses forecasts in September

(ShareCast News) - Industrial production in the US rose as expected last month but amid downwards revisions to readings for previous months, especially in manufacturing. Total output edged higher by 0... [more]

US-backed forces in Syria take over city of Raqqa

US-backed forces in Syria take over city of Raqqa

(ShareCast News) - The Syrian city of Raqqa has been taken over by US-backed forces in the country, having previously been under the control of the so-called Islamic State. According to a spokesperson... [more]

Chinese CPI weakens in September, but factory gate inflation quickens

Chinese CPI weakens in September, but factory gate inflation quickens

(ShareCast News) - Price pressures in China abated last month at the consumer level, even as factory gate prices jumped, as food price deflation intensified. Yet economists were skeptical that the str... [more]

► Economic News
Higher inflation means more pain for households, says IFS

Higher inflation means more pain for households, says IFS

(ShareCast News) - The Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced on Tuesday morning that inflation in the year to September had reached 3%, its highest level in five years, putting further pressu... [more]

Carney and new MPC colleagues throw doubt on interest rate hikes

Carney and new MPC colleagues throw doubt on interest rate hikes

(ShareCast News) - Two new members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee cast some doubt on the likelihood of an increase in interest rates in November, though Governor Mark Carney said a... [more]

House prices continues to limp higher - ONS, Land Registry show

House prices continues to limp higher - ONS, Land Registry show

(ShareCast News) - UK house prices are continuing to increase modestly, according to official figures, but growth is expected to remain weak in the final few months of the year and in 2018. House pric... [more]

UK inflation surges to five-year high but BoE eyeing wages

UK inflation surges to five-year high but BoE eyeing wages

(ShareCast News) - UK inflation reached a five-year high last month, increasing pressure on household budgets and the Bank of England to raise rates. The UK consumer prices index was 3.0% higher in Se... [more]

Younger generation suffering from growing debts, FCA head says

Younger generation suffering from growing debts, FCA head says

(ShareCast News) - The Financial Conduct Authority has said that young people are increasingly having to borrow money in order to cover basic living costs. Speaking to the BBC, the financial regulator... [more]

► New Issues
Springfield raises £25m for housing development projects in Scotland

Springfield raises £25m for housing development projects in Scotland

(ShareCast News) - Scottish housebuilder Springfield Properties raised £25m before costs and expenses as it floated on London's AIM. The Scotland based group, which is focused on building private and ... [more]

M7 Multi-Let proposes £300m flotation

M7 Multi-Let proposes £300m flotation

(ShareCast News) - Newly established closed-ended investment company M7 Multi-Let REIT announced on Tuesday that it intended to raise up to £300m pounds, before expenses, by way of a placing, offer fo... [more]

Ready meal group Bakkavor eyes IPO

Ready meal group Bakkavor eyes IPO

(ShareCast News) - London-based ready meal provider Bakkavor intends to proceed with an initial public offering so it could begin trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock E... [more]

JD Sports founders said to preparing Footasylum IPO

JD Sports founders said to preparing Footasylum IPO

(ShareCast News) - John Wardle and David Makin, founders of successful British retailer JD Sports, were reportedly gearing up to try and replicate their previous success at the London Stock Exchange b... [more]

Saudi Aramco IPO remains on track for 2018

Saudi Aramco IPO remains on track for 2018

(ShareCast News) - Saudi Aramco still plans to make a stock market debut next year, its chief executive confirmed on Thursday. CEO Amin Nasser, addressing a Moscow energy industry forum, said the mamm... [more]

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NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. 202.28 4.43 22:54
CSX Corp. 54.23 2.63 22:58
Biogen Inc 344.47 2.62 23:03
Hologic Inc. 36.81 2.53 22:29
Amgen Inc. 186.19 2.36 23:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Liberty Global Plc Lilac Class A 21.91 -3.78 22:29
Liberty Global Plc Lilac Class C 22.20 -2.97 22:29
Micron Technology Inc. 40.39 -2.65 23:09
Shire Plc Ads 152.05 -2.08 22:29
Broadcom Limited 242.62 -1.64 22:45