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NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Endo International Plc 15.95 3.71 16:43
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 93.00 2.90 16:43
Biogen Inc 290.65 2.78 16:43
Micron Technology Inc. 12.63 2.56 16:43
Incyte Corp. 85.95 1.68 16:43

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Vodafone Group Plc ADS 34.10 -1.69 16:43
Autodesk Inc. 58.36 -1.65 16:43
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. 61.47 -1.59 16:43
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. - Ordinary Shares 46.35 -1.57 16:43
Kraft Heinz Co. 82.97 -1.34 16:43

Top News

FTSE 100 movers: Inmarsat heads towards earth

FTSE 100 movers: Inmarsat heads towards earth

The FTSE was flat in late afternoon trade as losses made on the back of the slump in oil prices were pared back.

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Genel confirms $11.45m payment for Taq Taq oil sales in April

Genel confirms $11.45m payment for Taq Taq oil sales in April

Genel Energy said the Taq Taq field partners have received a payment of $11.45m from the Kurdistan Regional Government for oil sales......[more]

Austin Reed to close all stores; 1,000 jobs to be lost

Austin Reed to close all stores; 1,000 jobs to be lost

Britain?s high streets suffered another blow on Tuesday as it emerged that clothing retailer Austin Reed will close all 120 of its stores....[more]

US consumer confidence unexpectedly drops in May

US consumer confidence unexpectedly drops in May

US consumer confidence unexpectedly deteriorated in May, according to data from the Conference Board.

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3i to invest €181m in German car parts maker Schlemmer in buyout

3i to invest €181m in German car parts maker Schlemmer in buyout

Private equity group 3i said it had agreed to invest €181m in German car parts maker Schlemmer as part of a buyout.

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Alliance Trust confirms merger approach

Alliance Trust confirms merger approach

Alliance Trust said it has received an unsolicited......[more]

IG Group sees full-year earnings slightly ahead

IG Group sees full-year earnings slightly ahead

Spreadbetting firm IG Group reported solid......[more]

John Laing Infra buys stake in Oldham PPP

John Laing Infra buys stake in Oldham PPP

John Laing Infrastructure said it has completed......[more]

Scottish Investment Trust first half income up, but returns fall

Scottish Investment Trust first half income up, but returns fall

Scottish Investment Trust said first half net asset......[more]

Petra Diamonds finance director to step down

Petra Diamonds finance director to step down

David Abery will step down from his role as finance director at Petra Diamonds....[more]

Dignity to buy 5 crematoria for £43m

Dignity to buy 5 crematoria for £43m

Listed funeral firm Dignity said it has signed a deal to buy five crematoria from Co-op......[more]

RBC raises target price on Bodycote

RBC raises target price on Bodycote

RBC Capital raised its target price for Bodycote to 645p from 625p on Tuesday....[more]

UK would enter year-long recession after Brexit, says Treasury

UK would enter year-long recession after Brexit, says Treasury

Britain would enter a year-long recession with a 3.6% growth slump and 500,000 jobs lost if it left the European Union, according to a Treasury analysis.

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Night Tube launch set for August, TfL confirms

Night Tube launch set for August, TfL confirms

The London Underground is set to launch its long-awaited Night Tube on 19 August.

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Greece creditors agree to unlock further aid

Greece creditors agree to unlock further aid

Greece’s creditors have agreed a deal to unlock a further €10.3bn in bailout funds to ease the country’s debt burden.

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G7 warns of Brexit risks, EU fast-tracks trade talks with Japan

G7 warns of Brexit risks, EU fast-tracks trade talks with Japan

G7 leaders reached a commitment during their summit in Japan to foster strong global growth while calling attention to the multiple geopolitical risks looming on the horizon, including concerns over North Korea, Russia and the maritime disputes in the South China Sea.

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UK consumer confidence unexpectedly improves in May, says GfK

UK consumer confidence unexpectedly improves in May, says GfK

UK consumer confidence picked up in May as optimism on personal finances improved, a survey revealed on Friday.

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Tuesday newspaper round-up: HSBC, Brexit polls, Alliance Trust

Tuesday newspaper round-up: HSBC, Brexit polls, Alliance Trust

HSBC’s Stuart Gulliver is the European bank chief executive who investors would most like to be replaced, according to a recent poll of large shareholders. When 74 institutional investors were polled by Autonomous Research and asked to each name three banks in Europe “most in need of a change in CEO”, Mr Gulliver, who has run the region’s biggest lender since 2011, won by a chunky margin. - Financial Times

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ServicePower secures deal with Canada-based Kambio

ServicePower secures deal with Canada-based Kambio

Workforce management software company ServicePower Technologies announced a new contract win on Monday, securing a deal with Canada-based preventative auto maintenance services firm Kambio for its Nexus FS Field Service Management software.

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Quixant, Ainsworth extend relationship for five years

Quixant, Ainsworth extend relationship for five years

Specialised computing platform provider Quixant announced the signing of a multi-year contract on Monday, with gaming solutions manufacturer Ainsworth Game Technology.

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Facebook, Microsoft pair-up to build Atlantic subsea cable

Facebook, Microsoft pair-up to build Atlantic subsea cable

US tech giants Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to build a high-specification undersea cable across the Atlantic to deliver speedy online and cloud services for their respective customers.

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Market Buzz [more]

Broker tips: St Modwen Properties, Bodycote

Broker tips: St Modwen Properties, Bodycote

Tue, 31 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Numis reiterated a 'buy' rating and target price of 535p on St Modwen Properties after the property company said trading for the year had started well.... [more]

JP Morgan prefers French stocks over Continental peers because of lower China exposure

Tue, 31 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Bank shares in the Eurozone might be set to recover some of the value relative to their US-listed peers which they had surrendered year-to-date, strategists at JP Morgan said.... [more]

Director dealings: Telit Communications chairman adds to stake

Tue, 31 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Telit Communication chairman Enrico Testa has shown his confidence that the company's hardware and software products are gaining traction with industry.... [more]

Company News [more]

Small caps news round-up

Small caps news round-up

Tue, 31 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Cancer treatment developer Advanced Oncotherapy said it had made good full year progress in developing its 'LIGHT' system, although losses for the full year widened. The company's G... [more]

The Ottoman Fund's shares suspended

Tue, 31 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Ottoman Fund's shares have been suspended on AIM pending publication of its half-year report.... [more]

Advanced Oncotherapy makes good progress on LIGHT system; FY loss widens

Tue, 31 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Cancer treatment developer Advanced Oncotherapy said it had made good full year progress in developing its 'LIGHT' system, although losses for the full year widened.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK consumer confidence unexpectedly improves in May, says GfK

Fri, 27 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK consumer confidence picked up in May as optimism on personal finances improved, a survey revealed on Friday.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Director dealings: Telit Communications chairman adds to stake

Tue, 31 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Telit Communication chairman Enrico Testa has shown his confidence that the company's hardware and software products are gaining traction with industry.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Manufacturing surveys, US jobs report in focus

Fri, 27 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Economic data over the coming holiday-shortened week will provide investors with further clues on the staying power of the US economic expansion and clues regarding the efficacy, or... [more]