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FTSE 100: 6755.47998047 - 16:35:00
FTSE 100 6,755.4800 -23.8301 -0.3515% 20/08/2014
DOW JONES 16,988.0898 59.5402 0.3519% 20/08/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,040.7051 0.5751 0.0142% 20/08/2014
EUR/USD 1.3260 0.0000 -0.0090% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6600 0.0000 0.0250% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,295.0000 -0.0150 -0.1157% 20/08/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 102.2900 0.0103 1.0172% 20/08/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 143.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 20/08/14 17:20:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
United Utilities Group 890.00 1.60 17:01
Royal Mail 445.70 1.57 17:05
Rio Tinto 3,458.00 1.27 17:05
AstraZeneca 4,285.00 1.10 17:07
Anglo American 1,594.00 0.98 16:37

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
CRH 1,373.00 -3.85 17:01
3i Group 381.60 -2.65 17:01
Barratt Developments 359.60 -2.44 17:07
Associated British Foods 2,826.00 -2.38 17:05
Hammerson 601.50 -2.12 17:01

Top News

London close: FTSE drops on BoE minutes, ex-divis, Fed minutes

London's blue chips dropped into the red on Wednesday, hit by a combination of Bank of England (BoE) minutes, ex-dividends, and a degree of profit taking....[more]

US close: Stocks higher despite more hawkish Fed minutes

US stocks on average finished in positive territory on Wednesday despite minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showing an interest rate may come sooner than expected, although it is not likely to be until February or March next year....[more]

Russia closes McDonalds restaurants

Amid tensions with the west and following tit-for-tat economic sanctions, Russia has closed four McDonald's restaurants and has put many more of the company's 430 outlets under investigation due to sanitation concerns....[more]

Fed takes another step towards raising rates, minutes show

The release of minutes from the US Federal Open Market Committee showed that it, like its UK counterparts who also released minutes on Wednesday, was more hawkish than expected....[more]

Carillion drops pursuit of Balfour Beatty after third attempt runs foul

Construction firm Carillion has officially pulled out of the running for a merger with rival Balfour Beatty after yet another rejection by the infrastructure specialist on Wednesday....[more]

RBS settles US copyright lawsuit over trading software

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has settled a copyright lawsuit in the US over its use of an important piece of software in its trade finance business, the lender said on Wednesday....[more]

Ferguson returns to relative calm after violence

Ferguson, the riot-strewn town in the US state of Missouri, returned to relative calm last night, as police officers were able to disperse the crown without using tear gas for the first time in four days....[more]

Gross mortgage lending reaches record £19.1bn in July, CML says

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said on Wednesday the gross mortgage lending reached £19.1bn in July this year, the highest monthly figure since August 2008, when it reached £19.3bn....[more]

MPC round-up: Economists see 2015 hike in Bank Rate as most likely

While the 7-2 vote was more hawkish than expected,...[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Thursday preview: UK retail sales, manufacturing data to be released

Wed, 20 August 2014

A busy economic calendar on Thursday will be in focus amid a lack of earnings results. ... [more]

Executive Director at Development Securities grows stake

Wed, 20 August 2014

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

Market overview: FTSE closes lower after BoE meeting minutes

Wed, 20 August 2014

1630: Close The FTSE 100 dropped 23.83 points to 6755.88 after the Bank of England's minutes from its 7 August meeting showed policymakers were divided on raising interest rates. Martin Weale and Ian ... [more]

Company News [more]

RBS settles US copyright lawsuit over trading software

Wed, 20 August 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has settled a copyright lawsuit in the US over its use of an important piece of software in its trade finance business, the lender said on Wednesday. ... [more]

Thursday preview: UK retail sales, manufacturing data to be released

Wed, 20 August 2014

A busy economic calendar on Thursday will be in focus amid a lack of earnings results. ... [more]

Carillion drops pursuit of Balfour Beatty after third attempt runs foul

Wed, 20 August 2014

Construction firm Carillion has officially pulled out of the running for a merger with rival Balfour Beatty after yet another rejection by the infrastructure specialist on Wednesday. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

Gross mortgage lending reaches record £19.1bn in July, CML says

Wed, 20 August 2014

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said on Wednesday the gross mortgage lending reached £19.1bn in July this year, the highest monthly figure since August 2008, when it reached £19.3bn. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Executive Director at Development Securities grows stake

Wed, 20 August 2014

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

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Fed and MPC minutes in focus

Fri, 15 August 2014

Just how and when does the US Federal Reserve plan to exit from quantitative easing? With the possible exception of the risk that any of the current geopolitical flash-points might flare up unexpected... [more]