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FTSE 100: 6594.41015625 - 09:01:38
FTSE 100 6,594.4102 -28.3102 -0.4275% 09:01:38
DOW JONES 17,056.5703 -28.3207 -0.1659% 30/09/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,049.4451 2.2690 0.0561% 30/09/2014
EUR/USD 1.2590 -0.0040 -0.3010% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6200 -0.0020 -0.1060% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,216.5000 0.0000 0.0000% 30/09/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 96.8100 0.0000 0.0000% 30/09/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 149.0000 1.0000 0.6800% 01/10/14 08:20:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Mail 406.30 3.60 09:00
Wolseley 3,297.00 1.70 09:00
Imperial Tobacco Group 2,681.00 0.64 09:00
Carnival 2,476.00 0.49 09:00
Barclays 228.45 0.44 09:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 160.70 -4.52 09:00
Sainsbury (J) 243.70 -3.10 09:00
Tesco 180.90 -2.85 09:00
Tullow Oil 628.50 -2.48 09:00
BG Group 1,113.00 -2.37 09:00

Top News

Tesco to face full investigation from Financial Conduct Authority

Tesco to face full investigation from Financial Conduct Authority

Beleagured grocery giant Tesco has been notified by the financial regulator that a full investigation has begun into its recent profit overstatement.

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Sainsbury's second quarter better than expected, but analysts react poorly

Sainsbury's second quarter better than expected, but analysts react poorly

Second quarter numbers from Sainsbury were better than expected, with like-for-like sales excluding fuel down 2.8% as competitive forces in the grocery market accelerated.

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London pre-open: FTSE to open lower ahead of manufacturing PMIs

London pre-open: FTSE to open lower ahead of manufacturing PMIs

London is expected to start Wednesday's session on the back foot following downbeat performances from the US and ahead of global manufacturing data....[more]

The euro tries to rebound against dollar

The euro tries to rebound against dollar

Analysts warned of losing key support level...[more]

Wolseley's final results reach forecast

Wolseley's final results reach forecast

Plumbing supplier boosted by US performance...[more]

Bank of Georgia takes loan from Green

Bank of Georgia takes loan from Green

The 15m will finance construction projects...[more]

Qinetiq maintains full-year profit guidance

Qinetiq maintains full-year profit guidance

EMEA services helps support group earnings...[more]

 Pimco reports record $446.5m outflow

Pimco reports record $446.5m outflow

A record $446.5m was yanked from an exchange-traded fund....[more]

Tesco's credit metrics in 'junk' territory

Tesco's credit metrics in 'junk' territory

For analysts at Nomura the latest 'profit warning' from Tesco is a positive one....[more]

BAE Systems sells $1.1bn in long-term debt

BAE Systems sells $1.1bn in long-term debt

Defence engineering outfit BAE Systems has placed a total of $1.1bn in long-term notes to finance general corporate purposes, including the repayment of indebtedness.

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Russia considers capital controls

Russia considers capital controls

Russia';s central bank is considering the option of introducing temporary capital controls......[more]

Wednesday preview: Sainsbury releases second quarter results

Wednesday preview: Sainsbury releases second quarter results

Sainsbury will take to the podium with its latest interim results on Wednesday.

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Credit Suisse upgrades Associated British Foods to 'outperform'

Credit Suisse upgrades Associated British Foods to 'outperform'

As emerging market economies continue to slow and the developed world takes centre stage it is hard to find a better structural growth story than Primark, analysts at Credit Suisse explained to clients on Tuesday.

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Market Buzz [more]

Market overview: Footsie slips as commodities trade at multi-year lows

Market overview: Footsie slips as commodities trade at multi-year lows

Wed, 01 October 2014

0835: The Footsie has begun the day slightly under the weather, as stocks track Wall Street lower and with an in-line reading on China's manufacturing sector having failed to provide much in the way o... [more]

Broker tips: BAE Systems, Associated British Foods, Tesco

Tue, 30 September 2014

Shares of aerospace engineer BAE Systems have run up by 12% relative to the Footsie over the past quarter, but it's time to sell, say analysts at Westhouse Securities.... [more]

Westhouse Securities reiterates 'sell' recommendation on BAE Systems

Tue, 30 September 2014

Shares of aerospace engineer BAE Systems have run up by 12% relative to the Footsie over the past quarter, but it's time to sell, say analysts at Westhouse Securities.... [more]

Company News [more]

ITE Group's full year profit to beat consensus forecasts

ITE Group's full year profit to beat consensus forecasts

Wed, 01 October 2014

ITE Group said its full-year pre-tax profit will be ahead of consensus after achieving a better-than-expected fourth quarter and tightening the rein on costs.... [more]

Babcock signs deal with MoD

Wed, 01 October 2014

Babcock International has signed a maritime support delivery framework (MSDF) with the Ministry of Defence (MoD).... [more]

BAE Systems sells $1.1bn in long-term debt

Wed, 01 October 2014

Defence engineering outfit BAE Systems has placed a total of $1.1bn in long-term notes to finance general corporate purposes, including the repayment of indebtedness.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK house prices fall for the first time in 17 months

Tue, 30 September 2014

British building society Nationwide revealed a 0.2% decline in average house prices for September, marking the first average house price drop in 17 months.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

TSB chairman opens account

Tue, 30 September 2014

Chairman of recently listed banking group TSB, Will Samuel, has added £118,959-worth of shares in the banking group. ... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: ECB and US non-farm payrolls in focus

Fri, 26 September 2014

Traders will be focusing on the European Central Bank's policy meeting on Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi indicated this past week that he is open to the possibility of ado... [more]