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FTSE 100: 6807.27978516 - 16:03:00
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DOW JONES 17,064.4199 -57.5898 -0.3363% 16:11:00
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BRENT CRUDE 102.8600 -0.0002 -0.0194% 28/08/14 14:15:12
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FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
CRH 1,429.00 2.22 16:03
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 187.40 1.63 16:03
Tullow Oil 732.00 1.53 16:03
Randgold Resources Ltd. 5,015.00 1.50 16:03
BT Group 387.30 1.18 16:03

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,119.00 -4.68 16:03
Rio Tinto 3,206.00 -3.88 16:03
St James's Place 704.00 -3.56 16:01
Anglo American 1,514.00 -3.44 16:03
BHP Billiton 1,895.50 -2.57 16:03

Top News

US second-quarter GDP growth revised up to 4.2%

The second estimate for US gross domestic product (GDP) showed that the American economy grew by an annualised rate of 4.2% in the second quarter....[more]

BP battles blaze at largest US refinery

A fire broke out at BP's largest US refinery on Wednesday night, but the company said the heavy crude facility was still in production....[more]

Afren suspends two more directors during payments investigation

Africa-focused energy group Afren has suspended two associate directors amid suspected unauthorised payments in the firm, which had seen its chief executive and chief operating officer also suspended....[more]

AA chief executive and finance boss to quit

The AA has announced that its chief executive and finance boss are quitting the breakdown recovery group less than three months after its initial public offer....[more]

Xaar again downgrades full-year profits

Further weakening in sales during the third quarter cast a further pall over industrial printing group Xaar's already disappointing interim results, with full year expectations downgraded for the second time this summer....[more]

Tullow drilling yields results onshore Kenya

Oil and gas group Tullow has announced several successful drilling results from a series of exploration, appraisal and testing activities conducted in blocks 10BB and 13T onshore Kenya....[more]

Apple's iWatch to be unveiled on 9 September

Apple plans to unveil its highly anticipated wearable device iWatch on 9 September to compete against Samsung's Galaxy Gear, reports said....[more]

Hot weather and economic upturn boost UK high street in August

The hot summer weather and the economic upturn enticed shoppers onto the UK high street this month, a survey out on Thursday showed....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Sector movers: CSR takeover approach gives tech stocks a boost

Thu, 28 August 2014

M&A activity sent UK technology stocks to the top of the pile in London on Thursday after it was revealed that chipmaker CSR had attracted interest from overseas. ... [more]

Numis Securities takes tougher stance on Arrow Global

Thu, 28 August 2014

Numis Securities has eased back its recommendation on debt purchaser and manager Arrow Global, but said that the company had done well against rivals. ... [more]

Market overview: Q2 US GDP growth revised up to 4.2%

Thu, 28 August 2014

1333: The second estimate of Q2 US GDP was revised up to show annualised growth of 4.2% from the initial estimate of 4% (forecast: 3.9%). US jobless claims unexpectedly fell 1,000 to 298,000 last week... [more]

Company News [more]

Molins drops on tough markets and order delays

Thu, 28 August 2014

Shares in Molins sank after the cigarette machinery maker said it had taken a hit from tough markets in the Middle East and eastern Europe and delayed orders. ... [more]

Ophir Energy slims board to cut costs

Thu, 28 August 2014

West and east African oil & gas explorer Ophir Energy has embarked on a board shake-up as part of a cost-cutting drive. ... [more]

Playtech revenues up 21.2%

Thu, 28 August 2014

Gaming software developer Playtech reported first half revenues of €214.4m, a 21.2% increase year-on-year and the company said profit was likely to exceed forecast this year. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

Hot weather and economic upturn boost UK high street in August

Thu, 28 August 2014

The hot summer weather and the economic upturn enticed shoppers onto the UK high street this month, a survey out on Thursday showed. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

SABMiller chairman adds 3,000 shares ahead of departure next year

Wed, 27 August 2014

A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Geopolitics and US data in focus

Fri, 22 August 2014

This weekend's economics symposium at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will likely cast a large shadow over markets, as analysts attempt to decipher the speeches from global policymakers regarding the outlook f... [more]