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FTSE 100: 6394.10986328 - 13:21:08
FTSE 100 6,394.1099 -25.0399 -0.3901% 13:21:08
DOW JONES 16,685.5801 216.5797 1.3157% 23/10/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,012.2681 62.6811 1.5870% 23/10/2014
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GOLD 1,232.7500 0.0000 0.0000% 23/10/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 85.8500 0.0000 0.0000% 23/10/14 22:00:13
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BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Shire Plc 4,002.00 2.75 13:24
Vodafone Group 200.50 1.85 13:24
Standard Chartered 1,111.00 1.09 13:24
Kingfisher 294.60 1.03 13:24
3i Group 380.50 0.79 13:24

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Pearson 1,124.00 -3.85 13:24
BT Group 368.50 -2.15 13:24
Tullow Oil 495.90 -1.90 13:24
G4S 253.00 -1.63 13:24
Reckitt Benckiser Group 4,996.00 -1.56 13:24

Top News

London midday: UK stocks hit by Ebola worries as travel stocks decline

London midday: UK stocks hit by Ebola worries as travel stocks decline

UK stocks fall after the FTSE 100 hit its highest level in two weeks the previous session, with investors treading cautiously after another reported case of Ebola in the States.

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Pearson CFO to step down as company reiterates guidance and analysts say 'sell'

Pearson CFO to step down as company reiterates guidance and analysts say 'sell'

Publishing and education group Pearson has revealed that its chief financial officer (CFO) is to step down after 10 years of service....[more]

C&C set to make rival bid for Spirit Pub Company

C&C set to make rival bid for Spirit Pub Company

Irish drinks group muscles in on rival Greene King's £723m attempt to buy UK pub group....[more]

UK GDP growth slows to 0.7% in third quarter, as expected - UPDATE

UK GDP growth slows to 0.7% in third quarter, as expected - UPDATE

UK GDP growth slows in third quarter, in line with estimates but analysts say activity coming "off the boil"....[more]

Shire hikes Q3 profits and voices confidence

Shire hikes Q3 profits and voices confidence

Shire Pharmaceuticals posted higher third quarter profit and said it was confident of prospering as an independent company after US group Abbvie dropped its takeover bid.

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Dechra Pharmaceuticals reports strong Q1

Dechra Pharmaceuticals reports strong Q1

Dechra gets off to good start, Q1 revs up 6%...[more]

Amlin lifts stake in LCP joint venture

Amlin lifts stake in LCP joint venture

Interest in JV set up in 2008 lifted to 75%...[more]

Morgan Sindall warns on profits after contract delays

Morgan Sindall warns on profits after contract delays

Construction, regeneration group hit by delays, costs...[more]

Spectris to miss full-year expectations

Spectris to miss full-year expectations

Electrical engineering firm sees Q3 sales fall 5%...[more]

Ophir Energy expands offshore Gabon with two new blocks

Ophir Energy expands offshore Gabon with two new blocks

Firm signs agreements for two new offshore blocks....[more]

Probability of AstraZeneca bid has not decreased

Probability of AstraZeneca bid has not decreased

1130: Following last night's announcement by Pfizer .....[more]

Petra Diamonds sells 232-carat white diamond for $15.22m

Petra Diamonds sells 232-carat white diamond for $15.22m

Petra Diamonds has sold the 232.08 carat white diamond discovered at its Cullinan mine in South Africa in September for $15.22m.

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NHS rolls-out radical proposal

NHS rolls-out radical proposal

Plan to close funding gap unveiled...[more]

Friday tips round-up: Tesco, Unilever

Friday tips round-up: Tesco, Unilever

Let’s play a game, ‘name that company’. It made £112m of pre-tax profit at the half stage of the year on £34bn of revenue. On top of that, sales have been on the decline everywhere over the last 18 months. Who done it? You guessed it, Tesco. More importantly, to put it simply, price charts can be misleading. So despite the sharp falls in the stock price buyers should beware. In fact, the current share price, at 174p, is roughly discounting earnings per share of 15.8p, if one takes into account that Tesco has historically traded at a price-to-earnings multiple of 11.

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Broker tips: Shell, TSB, Pets at Home

Broker tips: Shell, TSB, Pets at Home

Recent falls in the share price of Royal Dutch Shell mean that the oil major is now worth a 'buy', according to UBS which removed its 'neutral' rating on the stock on Friday.

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Market Buzz [more]

Broker tips: Shell, TSB, Pets at Home

Broker tips: Shell, TSB, Pets at Home

Fri, 24 October 2014

Recent falls in the share price of Royal Dutch Shell mean that the oil major is now worth a 'buy', according to UBS which removed its 'neutral' rating on the stock on Friday.... [more]

Investec hails mortgage prospects at TSB, says shares 'oversold'

Fri, 24 October 2014

Investec has repeated its 'buy' recommendation for TSB after a decent third quarter from the challenger bank, with the broker reiterating its excitement about prospects for "mortgage-led growth" in 20... [more]

UBS upgrades Shell after recent share-price weakness

Fri, 24 October 2014

Recent falls in the share price of Royal Dutch Shell mean that the oil major is now worth a 'buy', according to UBS which removed its 'neutral' rating on the stock on Friday.... [more]

Company News [more]

Tesco biggest sales loser in last three months, says Nielsen

Tesco biggest sales loser in last three months, says Nielsen

Fri, 24 October 2014

There was more bad news for Tesco on Friday after new figures showed it was the industry's biggest sales loser in the last three months. ... [more]

Petra Diamonds sells 232-carat white diamond for $15.22m

Fri, 24 October 2014

Petra Diamonds has sold the 232.08 carat white diamond discovered at its Cullinan mine in South Africa in September for $15.22m.... [more]

Shire hikes Q3 profits and voices confidence

Fri, 24 October 2014

Shire Pharmaceuticals posted higher third quarter profit and said it was confident of prospering as an independent company after US group Abbvie dropped its takeover bid.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK GDP growth slows to 0.7% in third quarter, as expected - UPDATE

Fri, 24 October 2014

UK gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at a 3% year-on-year pace over the three months to the end of September, led by industrial output, although it slowed from the 3.2% clip registered in the prev... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Bioventix directors put shares up for sale to give hungry investors opportunity to buy

Thu, 23 October 2014

Two senior Bioventix directors have sold shares in the antibody development group in order to meet investor demand, it said on Thursday.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eurozone purchasing managers data in focus

Fri, 17 October 2014

The latest Eurozone manufacturing sector purchasing managers' indices stand out in the coming week's agenda as the main risk event, given recent fears over the slowdown in economic activity in the Eur... [more]