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FTSE 100: 6809.50000000 - 16:36:00
FTSE 100 6,809.5000 19.6802 0.2899% 29/07/2014
DOW JONES 16,912.1094 -70.4798 -0.4150% 29/07/2014
NASDAQ 100 3,959.0330 -6.1320 -0.1546% 29/07/2014
EUR/USD 1.3410 0.0000 0.0170% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6950 0.0010 0.0310% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,299.2500 -0.0525 -0.4025% 29/07/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 107.2500 0.0003 0.0280% 29/07/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 143.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 29/07/14 17:00:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
GKN 366.00 6.67 17:14
Next 6,690.00 2.61 17:12
Coca-Cola HBC AG (CDI) 1,414.00 2.32 17:12
Hammerson 608.00 2.10 17:14
Standard Chartered 1,248.00 2.09 16:46

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
easyJet 1,304.00 -2.98 17:14
BP 484.25 -2.54 17:12
St James's Place 771.00 -2.41 17:12
British Sky Broadcasting Group 890.00 -1.60 17:12
Aberdeen Asset Management 430.70 -0.99 17:12

Top News

Twitter stock rises 35% after earnings beat expectations

Helped by a strong World Cup, Twitter's second quarter earnings of two cents per share far exceeded the small loss that had been forecast, sending the stock fluttering 35% higher in after-market trading on Tuesday....[more]

US close: Stocks slip as Russia sanctions weigh

Equity markets were slightly jittery on Tuesday as the White House and Europe ratcheted up economic sanctions on Russia, with Wednesday's looming Federal Reserve policy decision also imposing itself on traders' minds....[more]

Antrim Energy finds potentially big oilfield off Irish coast

Shares in Canadian oil & gas explorer Antrim Energy more than doubled after it said it had found a potentially large oilfield off the coast of the Irish Republic....[more]

London close: GKN and Next lead FTSE to 20 point gain

A positive response to updates from engineer GKN and fashion retailer Next drove the FTSE 100 index 19.68 points higher to 6,807.75....[more]

Russia and Gaza conflicts present "disturbing" parallel with WWI

There is a real and troubling danger of conflict emerging in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, according to a former US Deputy Secretary of State....[more]

Broker tips: Standard Chartered, GKN, St James's Place

Standard Chartered's share price was making gains on Tuesday after analysts at JPMorgan Cazenove upgraded their rating on the stock from 'neutral' to 'overweight' following a "material underperformance" over the past year....[more]

Tesco and Morrisons hit as UK grocery market falls to decade low

The British grocery market hit its lowest growth rate for a decade as discounters took another bite out of Tesco and Morrisons' business....[more]

BP profit gushes higher but warns of Russia sanction concern - UPDATE

BP has announced second-quarter profits one-third higher than the same period last year, but that further sanctions imposed on Russia "could have a material adverse impact", notably affecting its part ownership of Rosneft....[more]

Petra Diamonds investors sells 43m shares after falling into administration

Petra Diamonds took a knock on Tuesday after it became aware that 43m shares held by Awal Bank have been placed by its administrators, RBS Capital Markets, with both UK and international institutions at a price of 190p per share....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Market overview: FTSE closes up 20 at 6,808

Tue, 29 July 2014

1630: Close Gains on the FTSE were driven by the positive responses to updates from GKN and Next, which lifted the index by 19.68 points to 6,807.75. The gains were limited by the EU's decision to imp... [more]

Ashtead directors sell vested shares

Tue, 29 July 2014

A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.... [more]

Wednesday preview: Barclays to report first half results

Tue, 29 July 2014

Barclays will steal the show on Wednesday when it reports its first half results. ... [more]

Company News [more]

Fitbug secures £1.75m loan to fund expansion

Tue, 29 July 2014

Online personal health and well-being group Fitbug has secured a £1.75m loan to help it develop the business and fight a court case. ... [more]

Escher's first-half revenues fall on contract timing

Tue, 29 July 2014

Escher Group said sales declined in the first half of the year due to timing of a major contract, while the bottom line was hit by higher investment. ... [more]

Centrica confirms BP's Iain Conn as new Chief Executive

Tue, 29 July 2014

British Gas owner Centrica confirmed on Tuesday the appoitment of BP executive Iain Conn as its new Chief Executive. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

Average CEO is 54, male, studied at Harvard, Oxford or Cambridge

Tue, 29 July 2014

The average Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is a 54-year-old male who studied economics at Harvard, Oxford or Cambridge, according to a survey. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Ashtead directors sell vested shares

Tue, 29 July 2014

A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eyes on Barclays during frantic week

Thu, 24 July 2014

An extremely busy week lies ahead, with a tumult of the largest companies on the London stock market announcing second-quarter and half-year results.... [more]