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NASDAQ 100 4,536.7778 59.7111 1.3337% 24/04/2015
DOW JONES 18,066.4297 21.4505 0.1188% 24/04/2015
EUR/USD 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,183.0000 -0.0275 -0.2319% 24/04/15 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 64.9200 0.0063 0.9799% 24/04/15 22:00:13
UK RISK PREMIUM 149.0000 -3.0000 -1.9700% 24/04/15 17:00:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Amazon.Com Inc. 445.10 14.13 22:10
Microsoft Corp. 47.87 10.45 22:10
Starbucks Corp. 51.84 4.88 22:08
Mattel Inc. 30.20 4.43 22:10
Google Inc. Class C 565.06 3.30 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Biogen Inc 401.71 -6.64 22:10
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. 32.78 -5.64 22:10
Avago Technologies Ltd. 119.50 -3.68 22:10
Nxp Semiconductors Nv 95.33 -3.30 22:10
Altera Corp. 40.89 -2.85 22:08

Top News

London close: HSBC and miners lead gains

London close: HSBC and miners lead gains

UK stocks ended the session higher, tracking gains on the other side of the Atlantic despite the somewhat mixed newsflow coming out of Greece.

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Sector movers: Miners lead the way as copper prices rise on weaker US dollar, lower inventories

Sector movers: Miners lead the way as copper prices rise on weaker US dollar, lower inventories

Mining stocks, including Glencore and Rio Tinto, led the way on Friday as copper prices rose on lower inventories....[more]

Tesco's valuation sparks divergent stances at Goldman Sachs and Bernstein

Tesco's valuation sparks divergent stances at Goldman Sachs and Bernstein

There were contrasting opinions on Tesco's valuation between Wall Street heavyweights Sanford C Bernstein and Goldman Sachs......[more]

ARM Holdings' chairman buys shares after reporting upbeat third quarter

ARM Holdings' chairman buys shares after reporting upbeat third quarter

The chairman of ARM Holdings bought same shares two days after the smartphone and tablet microchip designer......[more]

Immedia secures BT as first customer of its new mobile audio streaming platform

Immedia secures BT as first customer of its new mobile audio streaming platform

Shares in Immedia jumped 42% after securing BT as the first customer of its mobile audio streaming platform.

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Bunzl subsidiary implementing new project

Bunzl subsidiary implementing new project

Bunzl Distribution, a US subsidiary of global......[more]

Meggitt flies steadily in first quarter

Meggitt flies steadily in first quarter

Trading in the first quarter of 2015 at aeroplane......[more]

Anglo reports mixed Q1 production

Anglo reports mixed Q1 production

Diversified mining giant Anglo American said......[more]

William Hill profits pummeled

William Hill profits pummeled

First quarter profits shrank at William Hill....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: HSBC rockets

FTSE 100 movers: HSBC rockets

HSBC topped the risers as it launched a review of its UK domicile in light of the......[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Acacia boosted by Citi coverage

FTSE 250 movers: Acacia boosted by Citi coverage

Acacia Mining was trading higher as Credit Suisse initiated the stock with 'outperform'....[more]

Clinigen completes £225m Idis takeover

Clinigen completes £225m Idis takeover

Pharmaceutical group Clinigen has completed the takeover of sector peer Idis for £225m.

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EU funds against human trafficking

EU funds against human trafficking

The European Union decided on Thursday at its......[more]

First Apple watches to reach customers

First Apple watches to reach customers

Apple began to ship its Apple Watch on Friday to customers....[more]

German business confidence rises

German business confidence rises

German business confidence improved in April....[more]

Britain cuts stake in Lloyds further

Britain cuts stake in Lloyds further

Britain has cut its stake in Lloyds Banking Group......[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Conservative campaign, Russia, Barclays

Friday newspaper round-up: Conservative campaign, Russia, Barclays

Business leaders have become frustrated at the tactics and tone of the Conservative election campaign, amid concern in British boardrooms that Ed Miliband is mounting a stiffer challenge for Number 10 than expected. Twenty FTSE 100 and other business leaders have told the Financial Times they are anxious that — despite presiding over an economic recovery — David Cameron has not opened a lead over Labour. - Financial Times

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Market Buzz [more]

Broker tips: Pearson, French Connection, Reckitt Benckiser

Broker tips: Pearson, French Connection, Reckitt Benckiser

Fri, 24 April 2015

Publishing and education group Pearson has been downgraded by broker Numis on valuation grounds, despite a first-quarter statement that was in line with forecasts.... [more]

ARM Holdings' chairman buys shares after reporting upbeat Q3

Fri, 24 April 2015

The chairman of ARM Holdings bought same shares two days after the smartphone and tablet microchip designer published "encouraging" first-quarter results.... [more]

Tesco's valuation sparks divergent stances at Goldman Sachs and Bernstein

Fri, 24 April 2015

There were contrasting opinions on Tesco's valuation between Wall Street heavyweights Sanford C Bernstein and Goldman Sachs after the UK supermarket group reported record losses this week.... [more]

Company News [more]

Immedia secures BT as first customer of its new mobile audio streaming platform

Immedia secures BT as first customer of its new mobile audio streaming platform

Fri, 24 April 2015

Shares in Immedia jumped 42% after securing BT as the first customer of its mobile audio streaming platform.... [more]

Mylan confirms $33bn formal bid for Ireland's Perrigo

Fri, 24 April 2015

Pharmaceutical group Mylan has confirmed it will make a formal bid worth $33bn (£21.8bn) in cash and stock for drug-making firm Perrigo.... [more]

Clinigen completes £225m Idis takeover

Fri, 24 April 2015

Pharmaceutical group Clinigen has completed the takeover of sector peer Idis for £225m.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Miliband attributes post-conflict treatment of Libya to migrant deaths

Fri, 24 April 2015

Ed Milliband has suggested Prime Minister David Cameron is partly responsible for the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, due to his failure to support post-conflict resolution in Libya.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

ARM Holdings' chairman buys shares after reporting upbeat Q3

Fri, 24 April 2015

The chairman of ARM Holdings bought same shares two days after the smartphone and tablet microchip designer published "encouraging" first-quarter results.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Political debates and central banks in focus

Fri, 24 April 2015

With little doubt what will be of most interest for investors next week, given that the next general elections are now looming, will be the three-way election debate between Cameron, Clegg and Miliban... [more]