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NASDAQ 100 4,341.2988 -22.6942 -0.5200% 29/04/2016
DOW JONES 17,775.9609 -57.1198 -0.3203% 29/04/2016
EUR/USD 1.1450 0.0100 0.8460% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.4610 0.0010 0.0410% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,285.6500 0.2965 2.3607% 29/04/16 22:00:14
BRENT CRUDE 47.9600 0.0022 0.4608% 29/04/16 22:00:14
UK RISK PREMIUM 132.0000 -3.0000 -2.2200% 29/04/16 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
Monster Beverage Corp 144.22 12.81 22:06
Amazon.Com Inc. 659.59 9.57 22:07
Baidu Inc. 194.30 4.45 22:08
Priceline Group Inc 1,343.66 1.98 21:57
Activision Blizzard Inc. 34.47 1.68 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Stericycle Inc. 95.56 -21.50 22:04
Seagate Technology Plc 21.77 -19.07 22:10
Western Digital Corp. 40.87 -11.28 22:09
Gilead Sciences Inc. 88.21 -9.06 22:10
Micron Technology Inc. 10.75 -7.49 22:03

Top News

London close: Stocks finish lower as consumer confidence declines

London close: Stocks finish lower as consumer confidence declines

London stocks ended Friday in the red, after a raft of corporate earnings and a further fall into deflation for the eurozone in April.

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Shire's Q1 earnings and revenue beat expectations

Shire's Q1 earnings and revenue beat expectations

Pharmaceutical company Shire posted better-than-expected first-quarter revenue and earnings on Friday....[more]

Citi downgrades global equities to underweight, more positive on commodities

Citi downgrades global equities to underweight, more positive on commodities

Investors should mind the curves ahead, strategists at Citi said.

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FTSE 100 movers: Shire shines on Q1, but IAG hits turbulence

FTSE 100 movers: Shire shines on Q1, but IAG hits turbulence

London’s FTSE 100 was down 0.9% to 6,268.47 in afternoon trade.

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FX round-up: PBoC hikes yuan fixing by most since 2005, South Africa“s rand gains

FX round-up: PBoC hikes yuan fixing by most since 2005, South Africa“s rand gains

The US dollar hit an 11-month low on the back of a raft of weaker than expected economic figures released on Friday....[more]

IAG's first quarter pre-tax profits soar

IAG's first quarter pre-tax profits soar

Airline group IAG said first quarter operating......[more]

SABMiller could spin off more European assets

SABMiller could spin off more European assets

Brewing giant SABMiller is set to spin off its......[more]

RBS  first quarter losses more than double

RBS first quarter losses more than double

British taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland......[more]

Currencies help drive Rotork first quarter revenues

Currencies help drive Rotork first quarter revenues

Favourable exchange rates and contributions......[more]

Laird confident on second half growth

Laird confident on second half growth

Laird said first quarter revenue grew 15% to £171m, in line with expectations....[more]

Numis reiterates 'reduce' rating for Pearson

Numis reiterates 'reduce' rating for Pearson

Numis reiterated a ?reduce? rating and target price of 640p for Pearson on Friday....[more]

Shore stays at buy on RBS following Q1 figures, flags risks to dividend

Shore stays at buy on RBS following Q1 figures, flags risks to dividend

ShoreCap retained its positive stance on Royal Bank of Scotland following the lender's......[more]

OECD warns over 'Brexit tax'

OECD warns over 'Brexit tax'

Britain’s economy could be 3% lower by 2020 if the UK votes to leave the EU, according to the latest study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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UK mortgages fall in March, Bank of England data reveals

UK mortgages fall in March, Bank of England data reveals

Mortgage approvals for house purchases in Britain unexpectedly fell in March as the surge at the start of the year subsided ahead of higher taxes, data from the Bank of England revealed.

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Eurozone inflation misses forecasts in April

Eurozone inflation misses forecasts in April

Consumer prices in the Eurozone fell more than expected in April, according to data released by Eurostat.

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Friday newspaper round-up: Apple, BHS, executive pay, Reckitt

Friday newspaper round-up: Apple, BHS, executive pay, Reckitt

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who was among Apple’s largest outside shareholders, said on Thursday that he no longer held a position in the technology company. “We no longer have a position in Apple,” he said on CNBC, a US business news television network, adding that he still believed it was a “great company”. Mr Icahn cited concerns about China’s attitude towards the company, saying that Beijing could “come in and make it very difficult for Apple to sell there”. – Financial Times

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Friday newspaper share tips: Pendragon, Weir Group

Friday newspaper share tips: Pendragon, Weir Group

The recent drop in shares of car dealer Pendragon might be an interesting opportunity for investors, The Times“s Tempus said.

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Friday broker round-up

Friday broker round-up

BT Group: UBS upgrades to neutral with a 430p target.

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Small caps news round-up

Small caps news round-up

Flowgroup’s shares plunged on Friday after the energy services company reported a wider operating loss in 2015. The company posted an operating loss of £17.1m in the year to 31 December 2015, compared to £10m in 2014. Flowgroup said the loss reflected increased investment in staff and infrastructure “in preparation of further growth across the business”.

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Armstrong Ventures to become virtual reality music company

Armstrong Ventures to become virtual reality music company

Media, technology and healthcare investor Armstrong Ventures announced a plan to acquire virtual reality music experience company MelodyVR on Wednesday, for a total consideration of £5.12m.

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Apple weighs on Wall Street following earnings report

Apple weighs on Wall Street following earnings report

Wall Street started the session lower as a large drop in Apple“s share price weighed down the main market averages.

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Ilika launches miniaturised battery for 'internet of things'

Ilika launches miniaturised battery for 'internet of things'

Materials innovation and solid state battery company Ilika announced its contribution towards solving one of the digital age’s biggest problems on Wednesday, with the launch of its miniaturised solid state battery technology Stereax M250 for the so-called internet of things (IoT).

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Market Buzz [more]

Sector movers: Banks, engineering stocks lead drop

Sector movers: Banks, engineering stocks lead drop

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Banks weighed on the Footsie at the end of the week as Royal Bank of Scotland flagged to investors the risk that the sale and separation of its Williams&Glyn retail and business ban... [more]

Directors dealings: John Laing Group chief picks up batch of shares

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - John Laing Group“s boss and his partner picked up a handful of stock in the infrastructure investor on Friday.... [more]

Broker tips: Pearson, Weir Group, RBS

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Numis reiterated a 'reduce' rating and target price of 640p for Pearson on Friday after the education publisher reported its first quarter trading update.... [more]

Company News [more]

Imperial Innovations investment in Stanmore Implants pays off

Imperial Innovations investment in Stanmore Implants pays off

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Imperial Innovations Group was looking forward to a cash windfall on Friday, as SIW Holdings sold its Stanmore Implants Worldwide business to Stryker Corporation for £35.6m.... [more]

Flowgroup's shares plunge as it reports full year loss

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Flowgroup's shares plunged on Friday after the energy services company reported a wider operating loss in 2015.... [more]

Small caps news round-up

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Flowgroup's shares plunged on Friday after the energy services company reported a wider operating loss in 2015. The company posted an operating loss of £17.1m in the year to 31 Dece... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK mortgages fall in March, Bank of England data reveals

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Mortgage approvals for house purchases in Britain unexpectedly fell in March as the surge at the start of the year subsided ahead of higher taxes, data from the Bank of England reve... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Directors dealings: John Laing Group chief picks up batch of shares

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - John Laing Group“s boss and his partner picked up a handful of stock in the infrastructure investor on Friday.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Global manufacturing PMIs in focus

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Purchasing managers“ indices for the manufacturing and services sector scheduled for release on Tuesday and Thursday will provide further real-time readings on the current state of ... [more]