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NASDAQ 100 4,472.9600 -54.1972 -1.1972% 26/05/2015
DOW JONES 18,023.2891 -190.4795 -1.0448% 26/05/2015
EUR/USD 1.0920 0.0040 0.4100% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.5410 0.0030 0.1950% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,185.4000 0.0000 0.0000% 26/05/15 22:00:14
BRENT CRUDE 64.3400 0.0000 0.0000% 26/05/15 22:00:14
UK RISK PREMIUM 133.0000 1.0000 0.7600% 27/05/15 09:40:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Charter Communications Inc. 179.78 2.54 21:53
Mylan Inc. 70.55 1.28 22:03
Comcast Corp. 58.59 1.24 22:10
Liberty Global plc Series A 57.74 0.53 22:10
Whole Foods Market Inc. 42.45 0.35 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. 165.94 -3.49 21:49
TripAdvisor Inc. 77.77 -3.11 22:10
Amgen Inc. 159.01 -2.79 22:03
Tractor Supply Company 88.33 -2.42 22:08
Autodesk Inc. 55.08 -2.31 22:10

Top News

London open: Stocks higher ahead of Queen's Speech, Imperial rises

London open: Stocks higher ahead of Queen's Speech, Imperial rises

UK stocks rebounded slightly after a sharp sell-off the previous session, with investors awaiting the Queen's Speech on a quiet day in terms of economic and corporate news.

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De La Rue shares plunge as its posts drop in profit and cuts dividend

De La Rue shares plunge as its posts drop in profit and cuts dividend

De La Rue's pre-tax profit dropped by a third to £38.9m for fiscal 2015, though this was in line with its expectations....[more]

FCA to make decision on mi-sold PPI by end of summer

FCA to make decision on mi-sold PPI by end of summer

The UK financial regulator is pondering whether to take new action on mis-sold payment protection insurance......[more]

Synergy Health falls on speculation FTC to block tie-up with Steris

Synergy Health falls on speculation FTC to block tie-up with Steris

Rumours that US authorities are about to block its proposed takeover by New York-listed rival Steris hit shares....[more]

London mortgage lending declines in first quarter, CML says

London mortgage lending declines in first quarter, CML says

Lending for house purchases in London declined in the first quarter, the Council of Mortgage Lenders said.

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Riverstone invests in Carrier Energy Partners

Riverstone invests in Carrier Energy Partners

US oil and gas investment group receives $100m....[more]

Range Resources agrees funding deal

Range Resources agrees funding deal

Beijing Sibo Investment Management signs deal....[more]

William Sinclair warns of funding shortfall

William Sinclair warns of funding shortfall

Shares drop sharply on near-term funding concerns....[more]

Coms jumps on telecoms unit sale

Coms jumps on telecoms unit sale

Timico buying division for up to $3.5m....[more]

Workspace buys new office properties

Workspace buys new office properties

Workspace Group, the London flexible office space provider, has exchanged contracts......[more]

JPM upgrades Beazley and Hiscox to overweight

JPM upgrades Beazley and Hiscox to overweight

JPMorgan Cazenove upgraded Beazley and Hiscox to 'overweight' from 'neutral'....[more]

Citigroup cuts long-term iron ore price forecast; sees shrinking demand

Citigroup cuts long-term iron ore price forecast; sees shrinking demand

Citigroup downgraded its long-run benchmark iron price forecast to $55 a metric tonne from $81 on Wednesday, pointing to declining demand, lower costs and cheap expansions.

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Beijing to strengthen its naval forces

Beijing to strengthen its naval forces

Chinese leaders committed to an "active defense" attitude ....[more]

Irish government sells its Aer Lingus stake

Irish government sells its Aer Lingus stake

Its 25% stake will be sold to IAG...[more]

Wednesday newspaper round-up: FIFA corruption charges, IAG-Aer Lingus, EU referendum

Wednesday newspaper round-up: FIFA corruption charges, IAG-Aer Lingus, EU referendum

Authorities in the States are set to unveil a criminal indictment against a number of FIFA officials over allegations of widespread corruption, according to The Wall Street Journal. As many as 12 officials were expected to be arrested.

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Wednesday broker round-up

Wednesday broker round-up

Beazley: JP Morgan upgrades to overweight from neutral and sets 308p target, up from 255p.

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Market Buzz [more]

Citigroup cuts long-term iron ore price forecast; sees shrinking demand

Citigroup cuts long-term iron ore price forecast; sees shrinking demand

Wed, 27 May 2015

Citigroup downgraded its long-run benchmark iron price forecast to $55 a metric tonne from $81 on Wednesday, pointing to declining demand, lower costs and cheap expansions.... [more]

Market overview: Imperial Tobacco leads early gains

Wed, 27 May 2015

0851: Shares have begun the morning moving moderately higher despite overnight losses on Wall Street. Imperial Tobacco is doing best in the early going on the back of news that US competition authorit... [more]

JPM upgrades Beazley and Hiscox to overweight

Wed, 27 May 2015

JPMorgan Cazenove upgraded Beazley and Hiscox to 'overweight' from 'neutral' as it took a look at the Lloyd's insurers.... [more]

Company News [more]

JLT appoints new finance director

JLT appoints new finance director

Wed, 27 May 2015

Charlie Rozes has been appointed as Jardine Lloyd Thompson's new finance director, the insurance provider said on Wednesday.... [more]

Synergy Health falls on speculation FTC to block tie-up with Steris

Wed, 27 May 2015

Shares in Synergy Health were registering sharp losses on speculation US authorities were about to block its proposed takeover by New York-listed rival Steris. ... [more]

TR Property delivers strong annual results but warns of falling profits

Wed, 27 May 2015

TR Property Investment Trust delivered positive annual results on the back of a strong performance in the property and property equities markets.... [more]

Economic News [more]

London mortgage lending declines in first quarter, CML says

Wed, 27 May 2015

Lending for house purchases in London declined in the first quarter, the Council of Mortgage Lenders said.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Premier Foods director tops up stake after results underwhelm

Tue, 26 May 2015

Ian Krieger, a senior independent director at Premier Foods, raised his stake by a third just a few days after the foods producer underwhelmed the market with an in-line set of annual results.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US data in focus

Sun, 24 May 2015

The coming week will see a raft of macroeconomic data published Stateside, with perhaps the second reading on first quarter gross domestic product standing out the most. The most recent tracking estim... [more]