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FTSE 100: 6634.75976562 - 12:33:00
FTSE 100 6,634.7598 -95.3499 -1.4168% 12:33:00
DOW JONES 16,563.3008 -317.0594 -1.8783% 31/07/2014
NASDAQ 100 3,892.4961 -66.5370 -1.6806% 31/07/2014
EUR/USD 1.3400 0.0010 0.0660% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6830 -0.0060 -0.3350% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,285.2500 0.0000 0.0000% 31/07/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 106.2000 0.0000 0.0000% 31/07/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 145.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 01/08/14 12:00:04
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Smith & Nephew 1,050.00 2.34 12:33
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 334.80 1.21 12:33
BG Group 1,184.50 1.07 12:33
Royal Mail 418.30 0.22 12:33
Tullow Oil 730.00 0.21 12:31

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Capita 1,159.00 -3.58 12:31
United Utilities Group 859.50 -3.43 12:33
Schroders 2,313.00 -3.22 12:33
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,957.00 -3.18 12:33
Johnson Matthey 2,870.00 -3.01 12:33

Top News

London midday: UK stocks sink 1.4% as investors scale back risk

UK stocks were in the red for the third straight day on Friday with the FTSE 100 sinking 1.4% as investors scale back their appetite for risk amid a wave of corporate earnings, economic data and geopolitical tensions....[more]

UK manufacturing growth slows to lowest level for a year in July

UK manufacturing activity slowed to its worst level in a year last month, fuelling fears that the country's fragile economic recovery may be faltering....[more]

Investec downgrades RBS to 'sell'

Investors should 'sell' shares of Royal Bank of Scotland following the bank's second-quarter results on Friday, according to Investec....[more]

Glencore completes $7bn sale of Las Bambas copper project

Mining group and commodity trader Glencore has completed the multibillion-dollar sale of its Las Bambas copper project in Peru and said proceeds will go towards strengthening its balance sheet....[more]

IAG moves into black in first half and buys Airbus jets

British Airways and Iberia owner International Airlines Group (IAG) moved into the black in the first half, said cost-cutting should help it boost annual profits and announced it was buying 16 Airbus jets....[more]

RBS beats forecasts on lower impairment charges and PPI claims

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reported a 367% increase in operating profits for the first half of the year to reach £2.6bn on the back of a sharp reduction in impairment charges....[more]

Woodside Petroleum shareholders vote against Shell buyback

Shareholders of Australian oil and gas firm Woodside Petroleum on Friday voted against a proposal to buy back $2.68bn of its shares from Royal Dutch Shell....[more]

Smith & Nephew sees Q2 adjusted EPS rise 13%

Medical devices manufacturer Smith & Nephew reported double-digit earnings growth in its second quarter, which its said was down to the rebalancing of the business towards higher growth markets....[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Argentina, Gaza, Shell...

Argentina's government was in a defiant mood on Thursday after defaulting on its debt for the second time in 13 years. Economy minister Axel Kicillof, speaking after 11th hour talks with bondholders in New York failed to avert a default, played down the impact it would have on the country's citizens. "We're not going to sign an agreement that jeopardises the future of all Argentinians," he told a...[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Market overview: Tesco continues to lose market share

Fri, 01 August 2014

1234: Tesco's market share decreased to 28.3% over the last 12 weeks from 29.7%, while Sainsbury's remained at 16.4% and Morrisons fell to 10.9% from 11.4%, according to the latest data from Nielsen, ... [more]

Investec downgrades RBS to 'sell'

Fri, 01 August 2014

Investors should 'sell' shares of Royal Bank of Scotland following the bank's second-quarter results on Friday, according to Investec. ... [more]

Dividend cut "increasingly likely" at Tesco, says Brewin Dolphin

Fri, 01 August 2014

A dividend cut is looking "increasingly likely" at Tesco, according to broker Brewin Dolphin which downgraded its recommendation for the supermarket stock on Friday. ... [more]

Company News [more]

Capital & Counties reports higher half-year property values

Fri, 01 August 2014

Capital & Counties Properties (Capco) reported a 7.5% increase in the value of its real estate in the first half to £2.6bn. ... [more]

UBM lifts H1 profits despite currency turbulence

Fri, 01 August 2014

Buoyant events and public relations operations boosted profits at business publisher UBM despite a hit from the strong pound. ... [more]

Vodafone renews agreement with Belgacom Group

Fri, 01 August 2014

Vodafone said on Friday is has renewed its partner market agreement with Belgacom Group in Belgium and Luxembourg for a further three years. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK manufacturing growth slows to lowest level for a year in July

Fri, 01 August 2014

UK manufacturing activity slowed to its worst level in a year last month, fuelling fears that the country's fragile economic recovery may be faltering. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Tate & Lyle chairman tops up stake with another 10,000 shares

Thu, 31 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]