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FTSE 100: 6553.93994141 - 16:29:59
FTSE 100 6,553.9399 79.2700 1.2260% 19/12/2014
DOW JONES 17,827.6309 26.6496 0.1499% 19/12/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,281.7832 14.0091 0.3283% 19/12/2014
EUR/USD 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,195.5000 -0.0350 -0.2919% 19/12/14 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 60.1500 -0.0166 -2.6856% 19/12/14 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 125.0000 -1.0000 -0.7900% 19/12/14 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
Tullow Oil 425.60 6.85 16:43
Tesco 185.40 5.46 16:55
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,431.00 4.41 17:03
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 176.20 3.65 17:03
BHP Billiton 1,377.50 3.57 17:02

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TUI AG Reg Shs (Post- 16/12/14)(DI) 1,073.00 -3.25 17:01
SSE 1,624.00 -1.46 17:02
Smiths Group 1,072.00 -1.29 17:03
Sky 891.00 -1.22 16:43
Shire Plc 4,629.00 -1.13 17:15

Top News

FCA wants bank to fund FX fines out of their bonuses

FCA wants bank to fund FX fines out of their bonuses

The banks involved in the foreign exchange rigging scandal should fund their fines out of this year's bonuses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said....[more]

Tesco's suppliers to be involved in SFO investigation over retailer's accounting practices

Tesco's suppliers to be involved in SFO investigation over retailer's accounting practices

Some of Tesco's suppliers are to be involved in the Serious Fraud Office's investigation over the stricken retail giant's accounting practices....[more]

Santander UK handed £300m boost to bolster its capital position ahead of 2015 tests

Santander UK handed £300m boost to bolster its capital position ahead of 2015 tests

Santander UK has received £300m from its Spanish parent firm, as it aims to bolster its position ahead of a tougher round of Bank of England (BoE) stress tests in 2015....[more]

Non-OPEC members to blame for oil price slump, says Saudi minister

Non-OPEC members to blame for oil price slump, says Saudi minister

Saudi Arabia's oil minister, Ali al-Naimi, has blamed the decline of oil prices on a "lack of co-operation" from countries who are not OPEC members....[more]

OPEC does not need to cut production, says Kuwaiti minister

OPEC does not need to cut production, says Kuwaiti minister

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) does not need to cut production, said Kuwaiti Oil Minister Ali al-Omair....[more]

SSE falls short of target in power generation bid

SSE falls short of target in power generation bid

Power generator and retailer SSE has not won......[more]

IPF to buy MCB Finance for £24m

IPF to buy MCB Finance for £24m

International home credit business provider......[more]

United Carpets rolls out higher half-year profits

United Carpets rolls out higher half-year profits

People have been buying more carpets......[more]

Eservglobal boosts orders and annual profits

Eservglobal boosts orders and annual profits

Eservglobal, which provides mobile financial services......[more]

Westhouse stays positive about Aveva

Westhouse stays positive about Aveva

Shares in Aveva came under heavy selling pressure on Thursday after both Morgan......[more]

Peel Hunt slashes Serco target, reiterates 'sell'

Peel Hunt slashes Serco target, reiterates 'sell'

Peel Hunt has slashed its target price for Serco by nearly half to take into account......[more]

Shoppers hit the stores on Panic Saturday

Shoppers hit the stores on Panic Saturday

Shoppers flocked shops around Britain in the last Saturday before Christmas....[more]

Union want tax cuts to save oil firms

Union want tax cuts to save oil firms

Union want tax cuts in a bid to save the North Sea oil industry...[more]

Sainsbury sees no respite in markets

Sainsbury sees no respite in markets

"Extremely challenging" conditions in the grocery market......[more]

XL seals £2.5bn for Catlin

XL seals £2.5bn for Catlin

Catlin has accepted a £2.5bn takeover offer from US firm XL....[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: IAG and Aer Lingus, North Sea oil, Unilever and RB...

Friday newspaper round-up: IAG and Aer Lingus, North Sea oil, Unilever and RB...

The Times has printed a story on British Airways owner IAG's revelation that a secret €1bn-plus takeover of Aer Lingus was rejected by the Irish carrier’s board. According to the new source, a takeover by IAG would have seen the airline seize even more highly prized take-off and landing slots at capacity constrained Heathrow airport.

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Broker tips: Energy services sector, IAG, Serco, Aveva

Broker tips: Energy services sector, IAG, Serco, Aveva

Shares in the oil and gas services sector were hammered on Friday by comments from US bank Goldman Sachs which repeated its ‘cautious’ rating on the European sector in light of the recent collapse in crude prices.

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Market Buzz [more]

Friday tips round-up: Diageo, Catlin Group

Friday tips round-up: Diageo, Catlin Group

Fri, 19 December 2014

Consumer goods giant Diageo is seeing a slowdown in growth in one of its main markets, the United States. One would have thought the economic recovery and drop in the oil price would have translated i... [more]

Aveva director raises stake as a sign of confidence in the company

Fri, 19 December 2014

Philip Dayer, a non-executive director at Aveva, spent £14,901 buying shares at the company as a sign of confidence in the company following recent concerns about how the oil price will affect the bus... [more]

Sector movers: Energy stocks jump on oil-price rebound

Fri, 19 December 2014

The oil and gas producing sector was near the top of the risers list on Friday as a strong rebound in crude prices went some way to repairing fragile sentiment in the energy industry.... [more]

Company News [more]

Catlin accepts XL £2.5bn takeover offer

Catlin accepts XL £2.5bn takeover offer

Sun, 21 December 2014

Catlin, a Lloyd's of London insurer, is reported to have accepted a £2.5bn takeover offer from US firm XL.... [more]

Santander UK handed £300m boost to bolster its capital position ahead of 2015 tests

Sun, 21 December 2014

Santander UK has received £300m from its Spanish parent firm, as it aims to bolster its position ahead of a tougher round of Bank of England (BoE) stress tests in 2015.... [more]

Tesco's suppliers to be involved in SFO investigation

Sun, 21 December 2014

Some of Tesco's suppliers are to be involved in the Serious Fraud Office's investigation over the stricken retail giant's accounting practices.... [more]

Economic News [more]

'Challenging conditions' to weigh on grocery markets for two years, says Sainsbury's CEO

Sun, 21 December 2014

It could take up to two years before "extremely challenging" conditions in the grocery market improved, Mike Coupe, the chief executive of Sainsbury's, said on Sunday.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Aveva director raises stake as a sign of confidence in the company

Fri, 19 December 2014

Philip Dayer, a non-executive director at Aveva, spent £14,901 buying shares at the company as a sign of confidence in the company following recent concerns about how the oil price will affect the bus... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Raft of risk events lies ahead, Chinese PMI to set the mood

Fri, 12 December 2014

By the looks of next week's economic calendar, traders thinking of taking off early for their Christmas Holidays may be forced to rethink their travel plans.... [more]