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FTSE 100: 6738.10009766 - 15:35:06
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FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Friends Life Group Limited 364.40 4.80 15:37
London Stock Exchange Group 2,175.00 3.42 15:37
BT Group 393.00 3.42 15:37
Smith & Nephew 1,122.00 2.94 15:36
Carnival 2,665.00 1.83 15:37

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Petrofac Ltd. 885.00 -25.82 15:37
Aviva 510.00 -5.38 15:37
Hargreaves Lansdown 964.50 -4.69 15:37
BHP Billiton 1,626.00 -2.17 15:37
Associated British Foods 3,052.00 -2.15 15:35

Top News

Weidmann says ECB can only help in short-term, Spain needs to do more

Weidmann says ECB can only help in short-term, Spain needs to do more

Whereas monetary policy can influence so-called aggregate demand, or economic activity, in the short-term, it cannot boost growth prospects in a permanent fashion, Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann said on Monday.

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Telecoms group BT in talks with Telefonica to buy UK mobile operator O2

Telecoms group BT in talks with Telefonica to buy UK mobile operator O2

British telecoms giant BT has confirmed it is in talks with Spanish firm Telefonica to buy O2.

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New Look completes sale of French business to Hong Kong-based Main Asia

New Look completes sale of French business to Hong Kong-based Main Asia

Fashion retailer New Look Group on Monday completed the sale of its French Mim subsidiary to Hong Kong-based Main Asia.

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ECB's Draghi speech has turned more urgent, heralding full-blown QE

ECB's Draghi speech has turned more urgent, heralding full-blown QE

The European Central Bank (ECB) is now set to act and in doing so may make it easier for others, such as the US Federal Reserve, to do so as well.

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Cranswick H1 revenues steady, debt shrinks

Cranswick H1 revenues steady, debt shrinks

Cranswick said revenues were steady in H1......[more]

Sound Oil announces hostile offer

Sound Oil announces hostile offer

Sound Oil will launch a hostile public offer......[more]

MoPowered issue revenue warning

MoPowered issue revenue warning

Shares in Mopowered Group tumbled......[more]

Avingtrans drops after warning on profit

Avingtrans drops after warning on profit

Avingtrans took a hit after warning profit......[more]

Salamander closer to Ophir takeover deal

Salamander closer to Ophir takeover deal

Salamander Energy has officially reached an agreement on the terms of its takeover....[more]

Mediazest launches Retail Analytics product

Mediazest launches Retail Analytics product

Mediazest shares rocketed on Monday after launching its retail data......[more]

Former Portuguese PM arrested

Former Portuguese PM arrested

José Sócrates was arrested this weekend over corruption....[more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Aviva, Iran, AIM

Monday newspaper round-up: Aviva, Iran, AIM

An estimated 2,000 insurance jobs are likely to be axed as Aviva tries to placate scepticism about its bid for Friends Life. While some analysts hailed the £5.6bn deal announced on Friday evening as giving Aviva scope to push up its dividend, others were unimpressed, with one questioning whether it was much more than “a rights issue in disguise”. Substantial and credible cost savings would be key to convincing investors to back Aviva’s “doubling up” of a bet on the British market, and that would mean heavy job losses, they said. - The Times

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Monday broker round-up

Monday broker round-up

Avingtrans: FinnCap cuts target price from 155p to 130p, downgrading to 'hold'. Numis downgrades to 'hold' with a target price of 145p.

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Broker tips: LSE, Hargreaves Lansdown, British Land, Friends Life

Broker tips: LSE, Hargreaves Lansdown, British Land, Friends Life

Financial services group London Stock Exchange’s steady earnings growth, in an environment where most of its peers have suffered earnings downgrades, has seen its stock significantly outperform its peers.

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Market Buzz [more]

Broker tips: LSE, Hargreaves Lansdown, British Land, Friends Life

Broker tips: LSE, Hargreaves Lansdown, British Land, Friends Life

Mon, 24 November 2014

Financial services group London Stock Exchange's steady earnings growth, in an environment where most of its peers have suffered earnings downgrades, has seen its stock significantly outperform its pe... [more]

Hargreaves Lansdown shares drop as Citi downgrades to 'sell'

Mon, 24 November 2014

After upgrading their rating on Hargreaves Lansdown just last month, analysts at Citigroup have cut the stock from 'neutral' to 'sell' following the recent run in the share price.... [more]

Liberum downgrades British Land to 'hold'

Mon, 24 November 2014

Lower UK bond, or Gilt, yields have prompted broker Liberum to lift its net asset value (NAV) forecasts for UK property groups British Land and Land Securities.... [more]

Company News [more]

Serco wins £70m home office contract

Serco wins £70m home office contract

Mon, 24 November 2014

The Home Office has awarded outsourcing group Serco a £70m contract to continue managing an immigration centre over the next eight years.... [more]

Barclays hires two new RBS corporate bankers

Mon, 24 November 2014

Barclays have appointed to corporate bankers from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to aid its expansion in Dubai, according to private sources.... [more]

Stryker said to be mulling a bid for Smith & Nephew, shares rise

Mon, 24 November 2014

US medical technology outfit Stryker is laying the groundwork of another bid for British rival Smith & Nephew.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Deutsche Bank now expects Bank Rate to rise in August, not February

Mon, 24 November 2014

Deutsche Bank has joined peers in pushing back its forecast for the date of the expected first increase in Bank Rate.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Trifast execs make tidy sum through share option sale

Fri, 21 November 2014

The chairman and boss of fastenings group Trifast have both raised £1.08m each after selling shares issued under the company's 2009 share option plan.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US data and OPEC summit in focus

Fri, 21 November 2014

The coming week will see a raft of economic indicators released Stateside in a holiday-shortened week due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Wednesday, in particular, will be very informative, with no l... [more]