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NASDAQ 100 4,818.4800 9.9219 0.2063% 23/08/2016
DOW JONES 18,547.3008 17.8801 0.0965% 23/08/2016
EUR/USD 1.1300 0.0000 -0.0400% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.3180 -0.0020 -0.1630% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,342.0000 0.0610 0.4566% 23/08/16 22:00:15
BRENT CRUDE 49.7700 0.0038 0.7694% 23/08/16 22:00:15
UK RISK PREMIUM 65.0000 -1.0000 -1.5200% 23/08/16 17:20:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Endo International Plc 23.66 3.14 22:07
Applied Materials Inc. 29.95 2.74 22:10
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. 275.89 1.92 22:02
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. 45.81 1.85 22:10
Skyworks Solutions Inc. 73.78 1.60 22:02

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Mylan Inc. 45.62 -4.76 22:10
KLA-Tencor Corp. 68.05 -3.50 21:40
Whole Foods Market Inc. 30.56 -1.45 22:02
Henry Schein Inc. 160.50 -1.22 22:10
Comcast Corp. 65.66 -1.17 22:05

Top News

Blue-chip miners, banks push FTSE higher as house builders fly

Blue-chip miners, banks push FTSE higher as house builders fly

London indices closed up thanks to heady gains among house builders after Persimmon posted robust first-half results, with miners, financials and supermarkets also on the up.

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Oil price recovery 'fragile', says Goldman Sachs

Oil price recovery 'fragile', says Goldman Sachs

The oil price recovery remains fragile, Goldman Sachs said in a note, as three remaining large sources of oil supply disruptions......[more]

UK manufacturers' export orders hit two-year high in August, CBI says

UK manufacturers' export orders hit two-year high in August, CBI says

Sterling's fall in value drove UK manufacturers' export order books to multi-year highs, the results of a widely-followed survey revealed....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Housebuilders lead equities higher

FTSE 100 movers: Housebuilders lead equities higher

The FTSE 100 rose 0.66% to 6,873.69 points in afternoon trade on Tuesday, with housebuilders topping the London index.

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Broker tips: BHP Billiton, Petra Diamonds, Tullet Prebon

Broker tips: BHP Billiton, Petra Diamonds, Tullet Prebon

Jefferies upped its recommendation on BHP Billiton to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ as it took a look at the metals and mining sector.

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Rank Group FY profit up, says no impact from Brexit vote

Rank Group FY profit up, says no impact from Brexit vote

Rank Group, which operates Grosvenor......[more]

Kier Group wins UK construction frameworks

Kier Group wins UK construction frameworks

Kier Group has been awarded three majo......[more]

Hansteen reports drop in first half profits

Hansteen reports drop in first half profits

Hansteen Holdings posted a drop in earnings......[more]

National Grid disappointed with Ofgem decision on Drax

National Grid disappointed with Ofgem decision on Drax

Energy regulator Ofgem has rejected a request......[more]

Persimmon's first half profits beat forecasts

Persimmon's first half profits beat forecasts

Persimmon reported a better-than-expected jump in first half pre-tax profit on Tuesday....[more]

Credit outlook for UK life insurers is stable

Credit outlook for UK life insurers is stable

The outlook for UK life insurers' long-term credit ratings was stable despite the impact of lower interest rates, a reflection of their strong capital positions, Fitch Ratings said.

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HSBC lifts Tullett Prebon target price to 440p

HSBC lifts Tullett Prebon target price to 440p

Broker maintained its 'Buy' rating and hiked it price target on the stock to 440p, from 400, citing good momentum and dividend yield....[more]

Fed vice-chair Fischer sounds optimistic note on US economy

Fed vice-chair Fischer sounds optimistic note on US economy

The US economy was close to hitting the US central bank's targets with respect to both growth and inflation, a top official said, which some observers took to mean that he was open to further interest rate hikes in 2016.

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Pfizer set to announce acquisition of Medivation, WSJ says

Pfizer set to announce acquisition of Medivation, WSJ says

Pfizer was set to clinch a deal to purchase oncology-treatment specialist Medivation.

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Volkswagen halts production in Germany

Volkswagen halts production in Germany

Volkswagen has suspended output of its Golf model at six of its German plants after two of its suppliers refused to deliver parts mid-production.

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Tuesday newspaper round-up: British household debt, gender pay gap, China policy

Tuesday newspaper round-up: British household debt, gender pay gap, China policy

Britain is facing a debt time bomb with more than 1.5 million households barely able to cover the interest payments on their personal loans, according to the TUC. The problem has ballooned in the past three years as families have taken on £48 billion more non-mortgage debt while disposable incomes fell. – The Times

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Cisco guides towards flat sales in first quarter 2017, shares dip

Cisco guides towards flat sales in first quarter 2017, shares dip

Cisco Systems came out and beat analysts’ forecasts for its latest quarter even as it announced lay-offs as it looked to cloud software to cement its future and guided towards flat sales in the next quarter.

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Volkswagen to invest in tech start-ups after emissions scandal

Volkswagen to invest in tech start-ups after emissions scandal

In a bid to recover from the diesel emissions scandal German automotive giant Volkswagen is turning to technology startups in Silicon Valley.

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ITM Power inks hydrogen supply agreement with Commercial Group

ITM Power inks hydrogen supply agreement with Commercial Group

ITM Power inked another deal to supply hydrogen fuel as it continued to roll-out its refuelling network.

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Market Buzz [more]

Tuesday newspaper share tips: Liverpool FC, The Restaurant Group

Tuesday newspaper share tips: Liverpool FC, The Restaurant Group

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - There are two types of football clubs in the English Premier League -- those that win silverware and those that don't, opines Financial Times' Lex column.... [more]

Sector movers: Miners, homebuilders pace advance

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Miners led the pack north after analysts at Jefferies weighed with an upgrade on shares of iron-ore miner BHP Billiton, which in turn gave a boost to its main peers.... [more]

Directors dealings: Tullow boss cashes in

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Tullow Oil boss Aidan Heavey pocketed £759,031.88 from the excercise of options granted to him under the oil explorer's 2005 deferred share bonus plan in 2005, together with sales v... [more]

Company News [more]

Amiad Water Systems' irrigation business the main source of revenues

Amiad Water Systems' irrigation business the main source of revenues

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Water treatment and filter provider Amiad Water Systems said that its irrigation business was the main contributor to revenues in the first half of the year, but the company was aff... [more]

Urals Energy to buy ANK

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - AIM-listed exploration and production company Urals Energy has agreed to purchase Arctic Oil Company (ANK) from AMNGR, which is a subsidiary of Russian state-owned oil company JSC Z... [more]

Journey Group agrees to be taken private by Jaguar Holdings

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Journey Group, a provider of in-flight products and catering services to airliners, agreed to be taken private by Jaguar Holdings.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK manufacturers' export orders hit two-year high in August, CBI says

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sterling's fall in value drove UK manufacturers' export order books to multi-year highs, the results of a widely-followed survey revealed, even as they prepared to raise prices in a... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Directors dealings: Tullow boss cashes in

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Tullow Oil boss Aidan Heavey pocketed £759,031.88 from the excercise of options granted to him under the oil explorer's 2005 deferred share bonus plan in 2005, together with sales v... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Jackson Hole conference, UK surveys in focus

Fri, 19 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Markets are likely to turn their attention back towards the US Federal Reserve in the coming week.... [more]