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FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Direct Line Insurance Group 278.40 2.69 10:15
Admiral Group 1,274.00 2.49 10:15
Sports Direct International 635.50 2.33 10:15
Old Mutual 181.40 1.91 10:15
British Land Co 717.50 1.70 10:15

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
British American Tobacco 3,321.50 -4.18 10:15
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 159.30 -1.73 10:15
Sainsbury (J) 246.70 -1.32 10:15
Centrica 290.70 -1.29 10:15
Rio Tinto 3,108.50 -1.00 10:15

Top News

MPC minutes emphasise lack of inflationary pressures, cable slips

MPC minutes emphasise lack of inflationary pressures, cable slips

As anticipated by economists, the decision to maintain Bank Rate and the current size of the Bank?s bond purchase programme was taken by a majority of 7 votes to 2....[more]

BHP Billiton on track as Q1 growth boosted by iron ore, petroleum, maintains guidance

BHP Billiton on track as Q1 growth boosted by iron ore, petroleum, maintains guidance

The mining giant said production growth remained steady in the first quarter, driven by increases in iron ore and petroleum....[more]

British American Tobacco revenue growth slows in third quarter

British American Tobacco revenue growth slows in third quarter

Revenue growth slowed in the third quarter at British American Tobacco as depressed consumer income met large tax-driven price rises....[more]

Home Retail posts higher H1 profits but says Christmas is key

Home Retail posts higher H1 profits but says Christmas is key

Argos and Homebase owner reported higher first half sales and profits, driven by people buying DIY and garden products at Homebase during the summer....[more]

Laird's third quarter boosted by Apple iPhone bonanza

Laird's third quarter boosted by Apple iPhone bonanza

A strong third-quarter performance followed major customer Apple's hugely successful iPhone 6 launch, accelerating revenue growth for the group....[more]

Computacenter reports mixed third quarter

Computacenter reports mixed third quarter

IT infrastructure services provider said full year outlook remained in line....[more]

Int'l Personal Finance meets forecasts

Int'l Personal Finance meets forecasts

Underlying growth from home-credit business matched expectations....[more]

Sainsburys does deal with Fitbug

Sainsburys does deal with Fitbug

Grocer will stock health tracking devices supplied by AIM-listed group....[more]

Shell strikes gas off west African coast

Shell strikes gas off west African coast

Oil & gas major announced "substantial" gas strike off the coast of west Africa....[more]

UBM maintains guidance after solid third quarter

UBM maintains guidance after solid third quarter

Marketing and events group says it is on track to hit targets in Q3....[more]

Former Co-op boss to become Supergroup CEO

Former Co-op boss to become Supergroup CEO

Former CEO of troubled Co-operative to become the new boss of fashion retailer....[more]

Playtech confident of beating full year target

Playtech confident of beating full year target

Online gaming group sees strong growth in Q3 continue in Q4...[more]

Banksy replies to fake arrest story ...

Banksy replies to fake arrest story ...

Street artist Banksy has painted new graffiti in Bristol, confirming that yesterday’s news that he was identified and arrested was a hoax.

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Wednesday's newspaper round-up: RBS, Tesco, Lloyds

Wednesday's newspaper round-up: RBS, Tesco, Lloyds

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has avoided €115m of fines for alerting the European commission’s competition regulator to two attempts to fix the prices of key interest rates, the Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

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Wednesday tips round-up: Reckitt Benckiser, Asos

Wednesday tips round-up: Reckitt Benckiser, Asos

Reckitt Benckiser's high valuation rating and predicted slow progress means that the stock is rated a 'hold', according to Martin Waller from the Tempus column in The Times on Wednesday.

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Market Buzz [more]

Wednesday broker round-up

Wednesday broker round-up

Wed, 22 October 2014

Amino Technologies: N+1 Singer moves target price from 93p to 107p upgrading to buy.... [more]

Market overview: MPC decided to maintain rates by 7 to 2 vote

Wed, 22 October 2014

0935: The MPC minutes seem to emphasise the lack of inflationary pressures in the British economy. The most important passage seems to be the following: "While it was appropriate for policy to look th... [more]

Wednesday tips round-up: Reckitt Benckiser, Asos

Wed, 22 October 2014

Reckitt Benckiser's high valuation rating and predicted slow progress means that the stock is rated a 'hold', according to Martin Waller from the Tempus column in The Times on Wednesday.... [more]

Company News [more]

Shell strikes gas off west African coast

Shell strikes gas off west African coast

Wed, 22 October 2014

Oil & gas major Royal Dutch Shell has announced a "substantial" gas strike off the coast of west Africa at a majority-owned well.... [more]

Playtech to beat forecasts after bumper Q3 continues in Q4

Wed, 22 October 2014

After a powerful performance in the third quarter continued into the fourth, Playtech said it was confident of beating market expectations for the full year.... [more]

Profits fizz at takeover target Spirit despite tough summer

Wed, 22 October 2014

A strong performance by its managed pubs arm frothed up annual profits at takeover target Spirit Pub Company despite mixed summer weather and higher costs.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK government borrowing rose last month - UPDATE

Tue, 21 October 2014

UK government borrowing rose last month and in the year to date, casting doubt over government efforts to hit its 2014/15 targets, official figures showed on Monday.... [more]

RTGS glitch fixed, BoE confirms

Mon, 20 October 2014

Director Dealings [more]

New Asos COO picks up £0.5m of shares after results bounce

Tue, 21 October 2014

Asos'schief operating officer, Nick Beighton, who has been promoted or perhaps demoted from finance director after three profit warnings in the last seven months, increased his skin in the game with a... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eurozone purchasing managers data in focus

Fri, 17 October 2014

The latest Eurozone manufacturing sector purchasing managers' indices stand out in the coming week's agenda as the main risk event, given recent fears over the slowdown in economic activity in the Eur... [more]