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FTSE 100: 6796.08984375 - 15:48:00
FTSE 100 6,796.0898 67.6501 1.0054% 15:48:00
DOW JONES 17,115.6895 62.7995 0.3683% 15:55:00
NASDAQ 100 3,962.8630 28.7270 0.7302% 15:50:00
EUR/USD 1.3470 -0.0050 -0.4020% 22/07/14 14:55:00
GBP/USD 1.7060 -0.0020 -0.0970% 22/07/14 14:55:00
GOLD 1,310.2500 -0.0125 -0.0953% 22/07/14 14:16:02
BRENT CRUDE 107.8400 0.0047 0.4377% 22/07/14 14:19:32
UK RISK PREMIUM 142.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 22/07/14 15:20:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
ARM Holdings 871.00 4.50 15:48
Persimmon 1,292.00 3.69 15:48
easyJet 1,392.00 3.49 15:48
Anglo American 1,595.00 3.20 15:48
Barratt Developments 365.50 3.19 15:48

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Mail 447.10 -4.06 15:48
Tesco 277.55 -3.85 15:48
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 171.20 -1.44 15:48
Sainsbury (J) 314.10 -1.32 15:48
Imperial Tobacco Group 2,628.00 -0.72 15:48

Top News

Saudi's $530bn stock market to open to foreign investors

Saudi Arabian stock markets are set to open for business to foreign investors next year as part of the kingdom's plan to expand its oil-based economy....[more]

Malaysia Airlines bodies reach Ukraine government

The remains of the 298 victims on board the downed Malaysia Airlines plane arrived in Ukrainian government hands on Tuesday as pro-Russian rebels passed over two flight-data recorders to investigators....[more]

ARM Holdings beats Q2 forecasts on licensing strength

Chip designer ARM Holdings delivered a confident outlook on Tuesday, hailing a "healthy pipeline of opportunities" after strong licensing results helped second-quarter profits beat expectations for the period....[more]

Royal Mail warns on lower parcel revenues as competition intensifies

Tougher competition in the corporate market during the first quarter has resulted in Royal Mail enduring weaker than expected performance in UK parcels, meaning full year revenues are likely to be lower than expected....[more]

Beazley US strength ensures first half beats expectations

Premium growth and investment returns were both ahead of expectations at specialist insurer Beazley in the first half of the year, despite a more challenging market....[more]

Glencore satisfies conditions of Las Bambas sale

Mining behemoth Glencore has satisfied all of the conditions to complete the sale of its interest in the Las Bambas copper mine project....[more]

UK borrowing narrows slightly in June

Public-sector borrowing in the UK improved slightly in June but not as much as economists had expected, prompting concerns that the government is struggling to meet its fiscal targets....[more]

Investec sees "buying opportunity" at ARM Holdings

Recent weakness in the share price of ARM Holdings should be seen as a "buying opportunity", according to Investec after a better-than-expected second quarter from the chip designer....[more]

Fresh perspectives but same challenges at Tesco, says Deutsche Bank

New board members at Tesco should give "fresh perspectives" for the supermarket group, but the business will continue to face the the same structural problems, according to Deutsche Bank....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Sector movers: ARM lifts tech stocks, miners rise

Tue, 22 July 2014

A positive market reaction to quarterly results from ARM Holdings helped tech stocks jump on Tuesday, while a return of risk appetite lifted the miners. ... [more]

Market overview: US home sales rise

Tue, 22 July 2014

1508: US home sales rose 2.6% in June following a 4.9% increase a month earlier. Economists predicted a 2% gain.... [more]

Numis hails "substantial" dividend hike at IG Group

Tue, 22 July 2014

IG Group offers "good value", according to Numis Securities, after the spreadbetting firm delivered a "substantial" increase in its dividend and lifted its payout ratio.... [more]

Company News [more]

Saudi's $530bn stock market to open to foreign investors

Tue, 22 July 2014

Saudi Arabian stock markets are set to open for business to foreign investors next year as part of the kingdom's plan to expand its oil-based economy. ... [more]

Hogg Robinson warns on profits as Canadian contract costs impact

Tue, 22 July 2014

First-half profits will be "significantly lower" at corporate services group Hogg Robinson due to continued weakness in Europe and Asia and higher costs from a major new contract. ... [more]

Boohoo launches German language site - UPDATE

Tue, 22 July 2014

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has launched a German language website in an effort to strengthen its international presence.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK factory orders slow in July, CBI reveals

Tue, 22 July 2014

UK factory orders slowed more than forecast in July, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) revealed on Tuesday. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

New Chemring CEO adds £20,000-worth of shares

Mon, 21 July 2014

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

Week Ahead

Week ahead: ARM, Glaxo in focus amid a wave of blue-chip earnings

Fri, 18 July 2014

After a relatively quiet five sessions in terms of UK corporate earnings, things will pick up a gear next week with a host of blue chips expected to update the market on their recent performances. ... [more]