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FTSE 100: 6824.18017578 - 16:29:59
FTSE 100 6,824.1802 3.8599 0.0566% 02/09/2014
DOW JONES 17,054.0000 -30.8892 -0.1807% 02/09/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,095.8101 29.5371 0.7264% 02/09/2014
EUR/USD 1.3130 -0.0010 -0.0460% 08/02/14 23:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6460 -0.0020 -0.0960% 08/02/14 23:00:00
GOLD 1,267.0000 -0.1950 -1.5157% 02/09/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 101.7200 -0.0129 -1.2523% 02/09/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 151.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 02/09/14 17:20:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Weir Group 2,706.00 2.54 17:08
Anglo American 1,562.00 2.53 17:10
Tesco 230.70 2.37 17:06
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,139.00 1.97 17:04
Aviva 525.00 1.94 17:02

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 351.50 -2.44 17:08
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,989.00 -1.85 17:06
IMI 1,329.00 -1.85 17:06
Royal Mail 440.00 -1.74 17:06
Barratt Developments 362.50 -1.74 17:02

Top News

Islamic State video shows killing of US hostage Steven Sotloff

Islamic State video shows killing of US hostage Steven Sotloff

The Islamic State (IS) group has published a video showing the beheading of a man believed to be American hostage Steven Sotloff....[more]

US close: S&P 500 retreats from record despite strong ISM data

US close: S&P 500 retreats from record despite strong ISM data

US stocks were rangebound on Tuesday as investors gave a mixed reaction to upbeat economic data, with the S&P 500 retreating slightly from another all-time high....[more]

Anglo American open to takeover offers, says CEO

Anglo American open to takeover offers, says CEO

The boss of Anglo American has said that the mining group would be open to takeover offers if an attractive bid presents itself....[more]

London close: FTSE closes slightly higher after construction, US data

London close: FTSE closes slightly higher after construction, US data

The FTSE ended Tuesday's session with a modest rise, as investors weighed better-than-expected construction data and looked ahead to what is set to be the busier half of the week....[more]

Wednesday preview: All eyes on UK services PMI on Wednesday morning

Wednesday preview: All eyes on UK services PMI on Wednesday morning

A crucial gauge of the UK economy, the services purchasing managers index (PMI), is published at 09.30 on Wednesday, with economists predicting a slide to 58.5 from the 59.1 recorded last month....[more]

Lloyds: The most complained about bank in Britain

Lloyds: The most complained about bank in Britain

Figures released on Tuesday showed that Lloyds was the most complained about bank in the first half of 2014....[more]

Boris Island proposal rejected by Airports Commission

Boris Island proposal rejected by Airports Commission

The Airport Commission has decided ruled out the Thames estuary airport proposal as one of the options for expanding London's runway capacity....[more]

Broker tips: Tesco, Barclays, Weir

Broker tips: Tesco, Barclays, Weir

Santander has downgraded its recommendation for Tesco from 'buy' to 'hold' in the aftermath of last week's profit warning and dividend cut....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Wednesday preview: All eyes on UK services PMI on Wednesday morning

Wednesday preview: All eyes on UK services PMI on Wednesday morning

Tue, 02 September 2014

A crucial gauge of the UK economy, the services purchasing managers index (PMI), is published at 09.30 on Wednesday, with economists predicting a slide to 58.5 from the 59.1 recorded last month. ... [more]

Vislink chairman buys shares as results disappoint

Tue, 02 September 2014

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

Market overview: FTSE marginally up at close as UK construction PMI rises

Tue, 02 September 2014

1630:Close The UK construction PMI rose unexpectedly to a seven-month high and analysts said the positive result should help ensure that gross domestic product (GDP) growth holds up well. Royal Bank o... [more]

Company News [more]

Wednesday preview: All eyes on UK services PMI on Wednesday morning

Wednesday preview: All eyes on UK services PMI on Wednesday morning

Tue, 02 September 2014

A crucial gauge of the UK economy, the services purchasing managers index (PMI), is published at 09.30 on Wednesday, with economists predicting a slide to 58.5 from the 59.1 recorded last month. ... [more]

Anglo American open to takeover offers, says CEO

Tue, 02 September 2014

The boss of Anglo American has said that the mining group would be open to takeover offers if an attractive bid presents itself.... [more]

DCD Media to sell Matchlight subsidiary

Tue, 02 September 2014

DCD Media issued a statement on Tuesday confirming media speculation that it has agreed to sell Matchlight, its Glasgow-based production business. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK construction PMI rises to seven-month high

Tue, 02 September 2014

Growth in the British construction sector unexpectedly accelerated to a seven-month high in August, according to a survey released by Markit and Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) o... [more]

Help to Buy numbers surpass 48,000

Tue, 02 September 2014

Director Dealings [more]

Vislink chairman buys shares as results disappoint

Tue, 02 September 2014

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

Week Ahead

Week ahead: All eyes on the ECB

Fri, 29 August 2014

All eyes will be on the European Central Bank's policy meeting next week, on 4 September. The consensus is for no change in its policy settings. However, the possibility does exist that he might sound... [more]