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FTSE 100: 6802.22021484 - 12:06:09
FTSE 100 6,802.2202 9.9798 0.1469% 12:06:09
DOW JONES 17,152.6797 100.8294 0.5920% 16/09/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,067.2739 -1.9589 -0.0481% 16/09/2014
EUR/USD 1.2960 0.0000 -0.0260% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6320 0.0050 0.2920% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,232.2500 0.0000 0.0000% 16/09/14 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 98.8800 0.0000 0.0000% 16/09/14 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 146.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 17/09/14 11:40:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Barratt Developments 392.60 3.23 12:13
St James's Place 695.00 2.51 12:13
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 375.30 2.35 12:13
ARM Holdings 939.50 2.12 12:13
Persimmon 1,359.00 2.03 12:13

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Smiths Group 1,273.00 -5.63 12:13
Unilever 2,628.00 -2.09 12:13
SABMiller 3,604.50 -1.54 12:13
Smith & Nephew 1,053.00 -1.50 12:09
Diageo 1,826.00 -1.14 12:13

Top News

UK unemployment dropped by 146,000 in last quarter, most since 1988

UK unemployment dropped by 146,000 in last quarter, most since 1988

Unemployment claims in the UK dropped by 37,000 in August, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Economists see signs suggesting strength in wages.....[more]

Vodafone, EE reportedly eyeing Phones 4U acquisition. Moves offer hope for workforce

Vodafone, EE reportedly eyeing Phones 4U acquisition. Moves offer hope for workforce

Just days after the collapse of mobile-phone retailer Phones 4U, Vodafone and EE have held talks with the administrator over potential purchases of parts of the company....[more]

Smiths Group's final results fall short of expectations. Shares lead fallers on Footsie

Smiths Group's final results fall short of expectations. Shares lead fallers on Footsie

Smiths Group sees annual revenues fall 5% to £2.95bn on FX and disposals. EPS declines by 12%. Dividend raised by three quarters. Chief still concerned about healthcare and defence. ...[more]

IG Group suffers from quiet summer markets, revenues off by 8% year-on-year

IG Group suffers from quiet summer markets, revenues off by 8% year-on-year

Q1 revenues from spread-betting and CFD provider fall short of analysts' expectations. Number of active UK clients falls 8%....[more]

Northern Petroleum reports strong H1

Northern Petroleum reports strong H1

Group swings to profit as H1 revenues rise...[more]

Dignity announces £54m cash return, refinancing

Dignity announces £54m cash return, refinancing

Company refinances debt and proposes 100p return...[more]

Vedanta subsidiary reports three discoveries

Vedanta subsidiary reports three discoveries

Three new oil discoveries in Rajasthan block....[more]

JD Sports Fashion doubles interim profits

JD Sports Fashion doubles interim profits

H1 profits more than double thanks to sports and outdoor clothing....[more]

Imagination Tech reports in-line Q1 but wary of volatile pound

Imagination Tech reports in-line Q1 but wary of volatile pound

Chipmaker Imagination Technologies has said that trading in its first quarter has been in line. ...[more]

Deutsche Bank downgrades ASOS to 'hold'

Deutsche Bank downgrades ASOS to 'hold'

As retailer is trying to maintain sales growth at the expense of margins....[more]

Vodafone, EE reportedly eyeing Phones 4U acquisition

Vodafone, EE reportedly eyeing Phones 4U acquisition

Vodafone and EE interested in parts of Phones 4U, said to be in talks....[more]

UK unemployment dropped by most since 1988 in last quarter

UK unemployment dropped by most since 1988 in last quarter

Unemployment dropped by 146,000, unemployment rate slips to 6.2%....[more]

Trial for vaccine against Ebola set to start in Oxford

Trial for vaccine against Ebola set to start in Oxford

Trials on 60 persons set to start at Oxford....[more]

Russia's Bashneft suspended after Yevtushenkov arrest

Russia's Bashneft suspended after Yevtushenkov arrest

Trading in shares halted after plummeting by 23%....[more]

Sky Deutschland considers BSkyB´s takeover bid 'inadequate'

Sky Deutschland considers BSkyB´s takeover bid "inadequate"

Sky Deutschland (SKYD) has released a statement outlining that British Sky Broadcasting’s (BSY) offer “doesn’t reflect the company’s long-term potential and therefore its inner value”.

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Market Buzz [more]

Deutsche Bank downgrades ASOS to 'hold'

Deutsche Bank downgrades ASOS to 'hold'

Wed, 17 September 2014

Deutsche Bank has lowered its stance on ASOS from 'buy' to 'hold', saying that the online fashion retailer is attempting to maintain growth at the expense of its margins.... [more]

Imagination Tech turning a corner but Investec stays at 'hold'

Wed, 17 September 2014

A corner is being turned at Imagination Technologies after an in-line first quarter, according to Investec, though the broker kept a 'hold' recommendation on the stock ahead of an uncertain second hal... [more]

Market overview: Housebuilders and chipmakers on the rise, Smiths Group drops

Wed, 17 September 2014

1056: The FTSE 100 is up 16 points at 6,808 with housebuilders such as Barratt Developments and Persimmon providing a lift. ARM Holdings is also a high riser after an upbeat trading update from chipma... [more]

Company News [more]

Intermediate Capital Group buys remaining stake in Longbow Real Estate Capital

Intermediate Capital Group buys remaining stake in Longbow Real Estate Capital

Wed, 17 September 2014

Intermediate Capital Group (ICP), a specialist asset manager, has announced the aquisition of a remaining 49.3% stake in Longbow Real Estate Capital, an investment manager within the UK commercial pro... [more]

Sky Deutschland considers BSkyB’s takeover bid “inadequate”

Wed, 17 September 2014

Sky Deutschland (SKYD) has released a statement outlining that British Sky Broadcasting’s (BSY) offer “doesn’t reflect the company’s long-term potential and therefore its inner... [more]

Bango announces collaboration with Amazon and Telefónica Deutschland

Wed, 17 September 2014

Bango, the mobile payments company, has announced that it will be working with Amazon and Telefónica Deutschland for carrier billing services on Telefónica's network in Germany. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK unemployment dropped by most since 1988 in last quarter

Wed, 17 September 2014

Unemployment claims in the UK dropped by 37,000 in August, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Petrofac chief financial officer acquires 20,000 shares

Tue, 16 September 2014

Tim Weller, the chief financial officer of Petrofac, has acquired 20,000 shares in the oil and gas group.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: All eyes on Scotland (and the Fed)

Fri, 12 September 2014

The coming week’s calendar is chock full of economic data and potentially market moving events.... [more]