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FTSE 100: 6537.22021484 - 11:31:05
FTSE 100 6,537.2202 73.6702 1.1398% 11:31:05
DOW JONES 17,166.5996 221.1095 1.3026% 30/10/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,100.6372 10.0840 0.2465% 30/10/2014
EUR/USD 1.2580 -0.0030 -0.2350% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6010 0.0010 0.0620% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,202.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 30/10/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 86.3200 0.0000 0.0000% 30/10/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 139.0000 1.0000 0.7200% 31/10/14 11:20:01
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 380.00 4.02 11:36
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 405.50 3.79 11:36
St James's Place 739.00 3.72 11:36
London Stock Exchange Group 2,035.00 3.25 11:34
ARM Holdings 865.00 3.16 11:36

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 3,707.00 -1.91 11:36
Direct Line Insurance Group 276.60 -1.74 11:36
Fresnillo 705.50 -1.54 11:36
Smith & Nephew 1,041.00 -1.23 11:34
BT Group 365.20 -0.73 11:36

Top News

Ted Baker disappointed after ruling on AXA Insurance UK case

Ted Baker disappointed after ruling on AXA Insurance UK case

Ted Baker on Friday said it is “disappointed” after it received judgement from the High Court that its on-going claim against AXA Insurance UK has not been upheld.

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Bank of Japan expands bond-buying programme in surprise move

Bank of Japan expands bond-buying programme in surprise move

BoJ unexpectedly expands monetary easing to revive growth amid downwards pressure on prices and falling consumer spending....[more]

RBS beats forecasts with Q3 profits, but warns of further charges - UPDATE

RBS beats forecasts with Q3 profits, but warns of further charges - UPDATE

RBS swung to profit of £1.3bn in third quarter, compared with a loss the year before, and said it was making early progress in its strategy......[more]

IAG lifts guidance as lower fuel costs boost Q3 profits

IAG lifts guidance as lower fuel costs boost Q3 profits

Anglo-Spanish airline reported a big jump in third-quarter profits on the back of falling fuel costs and lifted its guidance for full-year growth....[more]

Support and resistance levels for equities

Support and resistance levels for equities

Support and resistance levels for the main......[more]

Al Noor pleases with third quarter results

Al Noor pleases with third quarter results

Al Noor Hospitals pleased investors....[more]

'Buy' Barclays, says Shore Capital

'Buy' Barclays, says Shore Capital

Shore Capital has retained its 'buy' rating....[more]

Direct Line on track as motor premiums stabilise

Direct Line on track as motor premiums stabilise

Company on track for full-year targets despite "highly competitive" markets....[more]

WPP sees organic sales slowdown in third quarter

WPP sees organic sales slowdown in third quarter

LFL sales growth slows to 3% in third quarter, from 4.1% in H1....[more]

Osborne confident Britain can get EU bill reduced

Osborne confident Britain can get EU bill reduced

"I am confident that we can get this changed," Osborne said....[more]

Broker tips: Shell, Barclays, British Land, St James's Place

Broker tips: Shell, Barclays, British Land, St James's Place

Broker Charles Stanley has lifted its recommendation for Royal Dutch Shell from 'accumulate' to 'buy', saying that the company should be resilient to the recent slump in oil prices.

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Friday newspaper round-up: JP Morgan, Shadow banking, Standard Chartered

Friday newspaper round-up: JP Morgan, Shadow banking, Standard Chartered

JP Morgan directors are top of the pile when it comes to income average of investment banks, the Guardian reported on Friday.

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Market Buzz [more]

Full-price strategy has to change at Supergroup, says Oriel Securities

Full-price strategy has to change at Supergroup, says Oriel Securities

Fri, 31 October 2014

The market had factored in some bad news ahead of Supergroup's profit warning on Friday, "but the quantum of the downgrade is greater than feared", according to Oriel Securities.... [more]

Friday broker round-up

Fri, 31 October 2014

Afren: Deutsche Bank lowers target price from 110p to 105p, leaving its hold recommendation unaltered. Barclays: Deutsche Bank lowers target price from 300p to 295p and leaves its buy recommendation... [more]

RBS making progress, but analysts raise concerns about future costs

Fri, 31 October 2014

Third-quarter results from RBS were well-received by the stock market in London on Friday with shares rising strongly after better-than-expected profits and an improved balance sheet, though brokers ... [more]

Company News [more]

Nostrum Oil and Gas improves cash position despite weakened oil prices

Nostrum Oil and Gas improves cash position despite weakened oil prices

Fri, 31 October 2014

Nostrum Oil & Gas has surpassed its production target for the first three quarters of 2014, reporting an improved cash position despite weakened oil prices.... [more]

Ted Baker disappointed after ruling on AXA Insurance UK case

Fri, 31 October 2014

Ted Baker on Friday said it is "disappointed" after it received judgement from the High Court that its on-going claim against AXA Insurance UK has not been upheld.... [more]

Centrica's managing director of international downstream steps down

Fri, 31 October 2014

Centrica's managing director of the international downstream division will leave the company at the end of the year.... [more]

Economic News [more]

NHS workers to go on strike next month, reports say

Thu, 30 October 2014

Nurses and midwives from the NHS are expected to go on strike next month, reports have said.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Wandisco CFO sells shares post-exercise

Thu, 30 October 2014

In a quiet day for deals, chief financial officer of Wandisco, Paul Harrison, has sold 68,463 of the 138,784 shares which he received following their exercise.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US FOMC meeting in focus

Fri, 24 October 2014

The coming week will see the flow of US macroeconomic data pick-up after a weekend in which investors will be closely watching the results of the ECB's Asset Quality Review and of the Brazilian presid... [more]