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FTSE 100: 6803.08984375 - 10:06:00
FTSE 100 6,803.0898 10.8498 0.1597% 10:06:00
DOW JONES 17,152.6797 100.8294 0.5920% 16/09/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,067.2739 -1.9589 -0.0481% 16/09/2014
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GBP/USD 1.6300 0.0030 0.1940% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,232.2500 0.0000 0.0000% 16/09/14 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 98.8800 0.0000 0.0000% 16/09/14 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 146.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 17/09/14 10:00:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Barratt Developments 390.30 2.63 10:13
Persimmon 1,365.00 2.48 10:13
ARM Holdings 939.00 2.07 10:13
Intu Properties 342.40 1.90 10:11
St James's Place 689.50 1.70 10:11

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Smiths Group 1,286.00 -4.67 10:13
SABMiller 3,596.50 -1.76 10:13
Smith & Nephew 1,058.00 -1.03 10:13
Antofagasta 754.50 -0.98 10:13
Pearson 1,215.00 -0.90 10:13

Top News

UK unemployment dropped by most since 1988 in last quarter

UK unemployment dropped by most since 1988 in last quarter

Unemployment claims in the UK dropped by 37,000 in August, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Vodafone, EE reportedly eyeing Phones 4U acquisition

Vodafone, EE reportedly eyeing Phones 4U acquisition

Just days after the collapse of mobile-phone retailer Phones 4U, Vodafone and EE have reportedly held talks with the administrator over potential purchases of parts of the company.

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Smiths Group's final results fall short of expectations

Smiths Group's final results fall short of expectations

Smiths Group sees annual revenues fall 5% to £2.95bn on FX and disposals...[more]

IG Group suffers from quiet summer markets

IG Group suffers from quiet summer markets

Q1 revenues from spread-betting and CFD provider fall short of analysts' expectations....[more]

Legal & General's divisional CEO to step down

Legal & General's divisional CEO to step down

CEO of assurance society division to leave....[more]

Bango to work with Amazon and Telefónica

Bango to work with Amazon and Telefónica

Bango will be working with Amazon and Telefónica....[more]

JD Sports Fashion doubles interim profits

JD Sports Fashion doubles interim profits

H1 profits more than double thanks to sports and outdoor clothing....[more]

Imagination Tech reports in-line Q1 but wary of volatile pound

Imagination Tech reports in-line Q1 but wary of volatile pound

Chipmaker Imagination Technologies has said that trading in its first quarter has been in line. ...[more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Asos, Thomas Cook

Wednesday tips round-up: Asos, Thomas Cook

Shares of Asos have been brought down to earth this year as reality set in...[more]

Vodafone, EE reportedly eyeing Phones 4U acquisition

Vodafone, EE reportedly eyeing Phones 4U acquisition

Vodafone and EE interested in parts of Phones 4U, said to be in talks....[more]

UK unemployment dropped by most since 1988 in last quarter

UK unemployment dropped by most since 1988 in last quarter

Unemployment dropped by 146,000 and unemployment rate slips to 6.2%....[more]

Europe open: Stocks higher ahead of Federal Reserve's policy announcement

Europe open: Stocks higher ahead of Federal Reserve's policy announcement

European stocks advanced before the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision, the Bank of England’s (BoE) meeting minutes and data on UK employment, as well as US and Eurozone inflation.

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Market Buzz [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Asos, Thomas Cook

Wednesday tips round-up: Asos, Thomas Cook

Wed, 17 September 2014

Shares of Asos have been brought down to earth this year as reality set in. They have crashed from 70 pounds at their height to just 22.07 pounds yesterday, following another profit warning.... [more]

Wednesday paper round-up: Scotland independence, Phones 4U, House prices...

Wed, 17 September 2014

The funding of the NHS and the future constitution of the UK were at the centre of debate on Tuesday, as the referendum on Scottish independence edges closer.... [more]

Petrofac chief financial officer acquires 20,000 shares

Tue, 16 September 2014

Tim Weller, the chief financial officer of Petrofac, has acquired 20,000 shares in the oil and gas group.... [more]

Company News [more]

Bango announces collaboration with Amazon and Telefónica Deutschland

Bango announces collaboration with Amazon and Telefónica Deutschland

Wed, 17 September 2014

Bango, the mobile payments company, has announced that it will be working with Amazon and Telefónica Deutschland for carrier billing services on Telefónica's network in Germany. ... [more]

Vedanta's Cairn India announces three new oil discoveries

Wed, 17 September 2014

Vedanta Resources' majority-owned subsidiary Cairn India has announced three new oil discoveries in its Rajasthan block, the parent company announced on Wednesday.... [more]

UK economic recovery boost Cenkos' first-half results

Wed, 17 September 2014

Specialist institutional securities group Cenkos Securities cited a growing list of clients and increased fundraising as the main factors behind a significant increase in revenue in the first half.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK unemployment dropped by most since 1988 in last quarter

Wed, 17 September 2014

Unemployment claims in the UK dropped by 37,000 in August, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Petrofac chief financial officer acquires 20,000 shares

Tue, 16 September 2014

Tim Weller, the chief financial officer of Petrofac, has acquired 20,000 shares in the oil and gas group.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: All eyes on Scotland (and the Fed)

Fri, 12 September 2014

The coming week’s calendar is chock full of economic data and potentially market moving events.... [more]