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FTSE 100: 6557.52001953 - 16:35:29
FTSE 100 6,557.5200 -65.2002 -0.9845% 01/10/2014
DOW JONES 16,807.0801 -238.1904 -1.3976% 01/10/2014
NASDAQ 100 3,984.7429 -64.7021 -1.5978% 01/10/2014
EUR/USD 1.2630 0.0010 0.0710% 09/01/14 23:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6190 0.0010 0.0570% 09/01/14 23:00:00
GOLD 1,216.5000 0.0000 0.0000% 01/10/14 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 95.2900 -0.0152 -1.5701% 01/10/14 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 146.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 01/10/14 17:20:01
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Mail 399.70 1.91 16:43
Imperial Tobacco Group 2,679.00 0.56 17:07
Schroders 2,404.00 0.54 16:49
Intertek Group 2,631.00 0.38 17:07
G4S 251.60 0.36 16:59

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Sainsbury (J) 234.00 -6.96 17:03
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 159.90 -4.99 16:41
BG Group 1,093.00 -4.12 17:07
Tesco 180.20 -3.22 17:05
Johnson Matthey 2,825.00 -3.22 17:09

Top News

EU orders Ryanair to repay aid from Germany's Zweibruecken airport

EU orders Ryanair to repay aid from Germany's Zweibruecken airport

European Union regulators have ordered three airlines, including Ryanair, to repay illegal subsidies they received from Germany's Zweibruecken airport....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Supermarkets lead downside after Sainsbury lowers outlook

FTSE 100 movers: Supermarkets lead downside after Sainsbury lowers outlook

Sainsbury was in the red after it cut its annual sales forecast and said it was reviewing its dividend....[more]

New iPhones will have limited effect on US economy, says Capital Economics

New iPhones will have limited effect on US economy, says Capital Economics

Capital Economics has reported that the recent iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus releases may have some effects on forthcoming US consumption....[more]

Grafton expands presence in Brussels

Grafton expands presence in Brussels

Grafton Group has purchased Gedimat-Ginion....[more]

ITE Group's profit to beat forecasts

ITE Group's profit to beat forecasts

ITE Group's annual pre-tax profit will beat consensus....[more]

FX round-up: Yen keeps gaining

FX round-up: Yen keeps gaining

Weaker Eurozone inflation walloped the euro/dollar....[more]

Commodities: Goldman Sachs on corn

Commodities: Goldman Sachs on corn

Commodities continued to trade on their back-foot....[more]

Broker tips: Sainsbury, Royal Mail

Broker tips: Sainsbury, Royal Mail

Shore Capital downgrades earnings and dividend forecasts for Sainsbury's....[more]

Supermarkets drag FTSE to negative finish

Supermarkets drag FTSE to negative finish

The majority of UK stocks ended firmly in negative territory, thanks to weak UK and Eurozone manufacturing data....[more]

Sector movers: Sainsbury leads market lower

Sector movers: Sainsbury leads market lower

Grocers led the market lower as the news-flow surrounding the sector......[more]

Ministry of Defence invests £3.2bn

Ministry of Defence invests £3.2bn

Ministry of Defence has awarded £3.2bn of contracts to Babcock and BAE systems....[more]

Cameron pledges income tax cuts

Cameron pledges income tax cuts

Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed two major tax cuts, the abolishment of zero-hours......[more]

Ukraine fighting continues

Ukraine fighting continues

Shelling continued in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire signed....[more]

Central Asia Metals NXD sells 10 days before ex-divi date

Central Asia Metals NXD sells 10 days before ex-divi date

Robert Cathery, a non-executive director of AIM miner Central Asia Metals sold £2.6m of shares at a price of 168.75p, a few days after the company put out its interim results and 10 days before the shares's ex-dividend date.

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Market Buzz [more]

Thursday tips round-up: RBS, Icap

Thursday tips round-up: RBS, Icap

Wed, 01 October 2014

The speech delivered by the RBS boss at this year's Merrill Lynch banking conference, in London, was far more upbeat than the one delivered by his predecessor Fred Goodwin, in 2008, during the start o... [more]

Sector movers: Sainsbury leads market lower on strong trading volume

Wed, 01 October 2014

Grocers led the market lower as the news-flow surrounding the sector continued to be intensely negative, with investors' worries seemingly cristalysing as shares of Tesco continued to slide lower.... [more]

Central Asia Metals NXD sells 10 days before ex-divi date

Wed, 01 October 2014

Robert Cathery, a non-executive director of AIM miner Central Asia Metals sold £2.6m of shares at a price of 168.75p, a few days after the company put out its interim results and 10 days before the sh... [more]

Company News [more]

New iPhones will have limited effect on US economy

New iPhones will have limited effect on US economy

Wed, 01 October 2014

A US Capital Economics update has reported that the recent iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus releases may have some, albeit minor, effects on forthcoming US consumption and import data.... [more]

Strong sales drive Walker Greenbank H1 profits up

Wed, 01 October 2014

Interior furniture producer Walker Greenbank saw its pre-tax profits for the first half of the year rise from £2m to £2.3m, thanks to strong performances in its three main markets.... [more]

Thursday preview: ECB meets amid QE bets

Wed, 01 October 2014

European Central Bank (ECB) meets on Thursday amid pressure to boost stimulus measures to address low inflation and weak economic growth in the euro-area.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Ministry of Defence invests £3.2bn in the Royal Navy

Wed, 01 October 2014

Ministry of Defence has awarded £3.2bn of contracts to Babcock and BAE systems, securing about 7,500 jobs at the UK's naval bases in Devonport, Faslane and Portsmouth. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Central Asia Metals NXD sells 10 days before ex-divi date

Wed, 01 October 2014

Robert Cathery, a non-executive director of AIM miner Central Asia Metals sold £2.6m of shares at a price of 168.75p, a few days after the company put out its interim results and 10 days before the sh... [more]

TSB chairman opens account

Tue, 30 September 2014

Week Ahead

Week ahead: ECB and US non-farm payrolls in focus

Fri, 26 September 2014

Traders will be focusing on the European Central Bank's policy meeting on Thursday after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi indicated this past week that he is open to the possibility of ado... [more]