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FTSE 100: 6855.64013672 - 16:30:07
FTSE 100 6,855.6401 19.5699 0.2864% 26/01/2015
DOW JONES 17,644.5703 6.1004 0.0345% 26/01/2015
NASDAQ 100 4,275.7148 -2.4271 -0.0567% 26/01/2015
EUR/USD 1.1240 0.0000 0.0190% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.5100 0.0020 0.1140% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,281.2500 -0.1350 -1.0427% 26/01/15 22:00:15
BRENT CRUDE 48.5700 -0.0058 -1.1801% 26/01/15 22:00:15
UK RISK PREMIUM 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 01/01/70 00:00:00
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
BG Group 916.90 2.90 16:41
Mondi 1,178.00 2.43 17:08
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 549.00 2.43 17:08
Royal Mail 451.30 2.34 17:08
Persimmon 1,562.00 2.29 17:05

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Coca-Cola HBC AG (CDI) 1,077.00 -3.24 16:37
Tesco 230.00 -2.25 16:54
Babcock International Group 1,034.00 -1.80 17:00
BAE Systems 512.00 -1.35 17:00
BT Group 426.00 -1.18 17:08

Top News

US close: Markets fluctuate amid Greek elections' results

US close: Markets fluctuate amid Greek elections' results

US stocks fluctuated on Monday, as investors digested the ramifications of the general election result in Greece, while Wall Street remained open despite a 'historic' blizzard...[more]

London close: IAG gains, Tesco drops as euro rebounds

London close: IAG gains, Tesco drops as euro rebounds

UK equities managed to finish the day higher despite the unexpectedly strong showing over the weekend for Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party....[more]

Europe close: Stocks rally while euro rebounds, as investors digest Greece's election results

Europe close: Stocks rally while euro rebounds, as investors digest Greece's election results

European stocks bounced back after an initial swoon following the stunning victory by Greece's anti-austerity party Syriza on Sunday....[more]

Standard & Poor's downgrades Russia credit grade to junk level

Standard & Poor's downgrades Russia credit grade to junk level

Rating agency S&P lowered its long- and short-term foreign currency sovereign credit ratings on the Russian Federation to 'BB+/B' from 'BBB-/A-3'....[more]

Microsoft Q2 results in line with expectations but shares fall

Microsoft Q2 results in line with expectations but shares fall

Microsoft shares fell over 2% in after-hour trading on Monday, even if the firm announced its second quarter earnings per share met analysts' expectations....[more]

Balfour Beatty boosted by contract news

Balfour Beatty boosted by contract news

BBY chosen as preferred bidder by Sussex University...[more]

Flybe fails to cash in on falling oil prices

Flybe fails to cash in on falling oil prices

Flybe locked into fuel contract for whole of 2015...[more]

Global Energy bombs on oil price slump

Global Energy bombs on oil price slump

Global Energy Development shares hit 10-year low...[more]

Old Mutual invests more in East Africa

Old Mutual invests more in East Africa

Investment and banking group ups stake in insurer...[more]

Vodafone and Japan's NTT Docomo extend coverage in Asia Pacific

Vodafone and Japan's NTT Docomo extend coverage in Asia Pacific

New partner market agreement for Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands...[more]

Monday broker round-up

Monday broker round-up

Close Brothers Group: UBS raises target price from 1430p to 1500p and retains a 'neutral' rating.

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Tsipras and 'radical' new Greek government to clash heavily with Europe

Tsipras and 'radical' new Greek government to clash heavily with Europe

Although European finance ministers have ruled out writing-off Greece's debts......[more]

German business climate beats

German business climate beats

Better-than-expected reading fails to show strong recovery...[more]

Tsipras to clash with EU

Tsipras to clash with EU

Economists fear anti-austerity coalition's hard line with Troika...[more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Greek election, IS hack, IAG takeover...

Monday newspaper round-up: Greek election, IS hack, IAG takeover...

Greece sent shockwaves across Europe last night as anti-austerity party that has promised to end austerity and refuse to take orders from Berlin and Brussels triumphed in the country’s election, wrote The Times. Syriza, founded by ex-communists and led by the firebrand Alexis Tsipras, is the first of a new wave of anti-cutback parties on the Continent to take power since the financial crisis, the paper said.

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German Ifo business climate beats expectations

German Ifo business climate beats expectations

The German Ifo business climate index beat consensus forecasts though the accompanying expectations indicator survey came in slightly below analyst estimates on Monday.

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Market Buzz [more]

Sector movers: Energy stocks and airlines lead advance

Sector movers: Energy stocks and airlines lead advance

Mon, 26 January 2015

Energy stocks finished the session higher after the secretary general of the Organisation for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) warned that the price of crude could rebound as high as $200, if circ... [more]

Broker tips: Countrywide, SSE, Vedanta

Mon, 26 January 2015

Given the sustained worsening in trading conditions seen in the last three months of 2014 and the distinctly cautious tone to market commentary regarding the outlook for next year, Credit Suisse reduc... [more]

Credit Suisse cuts estimates for Countrywide on weak outlook

Mon, 26 January 2015

Given the sustained worsening in trading conditions seen in the last three months of 2014 and the distinctly cautious tone to market commentary regarding the outlook for next year, Credit Suisse reduc... [more]

Company News [more]

Tuesday preview: Preliminary fourth quarter GDP numbers in focus

Mon, 26 January 2015

Trading on Tuesday will likely be restrained ahead of Wednesday's US Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting.... [more]

BAE wins $146.7m five-year deal with US Navy

Mon, 26 January 2015

Defence group BAE Systems has won a five-year contract with the US Navy's Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) worth $146.7m (£97.5m).... [more]

Economic News [more]

BoE could raise interest rates sooner than expected, says MPC's Forbes

Mon, 26 January 2015

Bank of England (BoE) policymaker Kristin Forbes said the central bank could raise interest rates sooner than expected.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Telecom Plus chairman raises stake following SSE's cut in gas prices

Mon, 26 January 2015

The chairman and two directors in Telecom Plus bought new shares in order to show confidence in the business on the same day it was hit by cuts in gas prices by rival SSE.... [more]

RM2 chairman raises stake

Fri, 23 January 2015

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US Fed meeting in focus

Fri, 23 January 2015

Investors next week are expected to concentrate on the result of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting, on Wednesday.... [more]