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NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Activision Blizzard Inc. 29.72 6.39 19:50
Viacom Inc. Class B 41.13 4.79 19:50
Intel Corp. 28.55 2.99 19:50
Cerner Corp. 62.94 2.44 19:50
Mattel Inc. 23.35 2.30 19:50

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Autodesk Inc. 46.45 -7.10 19:50
Mylan Inc. 50.29 -2.33 19:50
Yahoo! Inc. 33.05 -1.90 19:50
Tractor Supply Company 85.60 -1.74 19:50
Google Inc. 656.85 -1.66 19:50

Top News

London close: Stocks push higher as crude futures snap back

London close: Stocks push higher as crude futures snap back

Sharp gains in crude futures saw the Footsie close at its best levels of the day, despite hawkish remarks from some US Fed officials and optimism from many - but not all - strategists.

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Innovation surges after confirming advanced takeover talks with Carlyle

Innovation surges after confirming advanced takeover talks with Carlyle

Shares in Innovation Group surged after the software provider confirmed talks about a 40p-a-share takeover by US buyout firm....[more]

Inmarsat rockets on successful launch of Global Xpress satellite

Inmarsat rockets on successful launch of Global Xpress satellite

Shares in Inmarsat took off after the launch of a rocket carrying the third satellite of its $1.6bn Global Xpress programme....[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Marshalls gains on interims, Debenhams slumps on downgrade

FTSE 250 movers: Marshalls gains on interims, Debenhams slumps on downgrade

London?s FTSE 250 crawled higher as investors mostly kept to the sidelines at the end of a pretty turbulent week....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Tullow recovers, Tesco and Morrison hit by Nielsen data

FTSE 100 movers: Tullow recovers, Tesco and Morrison hit by Nielsen data

By mid afternoon, the FTSE 100 was on track to close out higher than it finished the week before....[more]

John Laing Infrastructure profits hit by currencies

John Laing Infrastructure profits hit by currencies

John Laing Infrastructure posted slight drop in NAV....[more]

888 Holdings confident for full year after mixed half

888 Holdings confident for full year after mixed half

888 Holdings reported a 41% drop in first-half PBT....[more]

Jimmy Choo interim profit jumps as revenue grows

Jimmy Choo interim profit jumps as revenue grows

Jimmy Choo posted a significant hike in profit....[more]

GVC Holdings interim profit slips on Bwin-related costs

GVC Holdings interim profit slips on Bwin-related costs

GVC Holdings impressed with interim results....[more]

Tesco ex-CEO Clarke quizzed by SFO, reports

Tesco ex-CEO Clarke quizzed by SFO, reports

Ex-Tesco chief Philip Clarke has been called for questioning by the Serious Fraud Office....[more]

Credit Suisse cuts Next rating on wage worry

Credit Suisse cuts Next rating on wage worry

Next has been downgraded by Credit Suisse to an 'underperform' rating from 'neutral'....[more]

HSBC to probe Bacs payment issues

HSBC to probe Bacs payment issues

HSBC said it will investigate the issues that led to payments being held up on Friday....[more]

US drone strike kills British IS hacker

US drone strike kills British IS hacker

A British hacker believed to be a cyber expert for Islamic State was killed in Syria ...[more]

Facebook launches digital assistant service to compete with Google, Microsoft and Apple

Facebook launches digital assistant service to compete with Google, Microsoft and Apple

?M? will be able to complete tasks and find information on the user's behalf...[more]

London Underground defers the launch of Night Tube

London Underground defers the launch of Night Tube

LU announced it after two weeks of "constructive" talks with unions....[more]

UK services sector records best performance in 17 years, says CBI

UK services sector records best performance in 17 years, says CBI

The UK services sector grew in August, recording the biggest influx of work for business and professional services companies since 1998...[more]

Apple's Beats1 head Ian Rogers resigns

Apple's Beats1 head Ian Rogers resigns

Ian Rogers, head of Apple's Beats1's subscription-music service, resigned on Friday...[more]

Syriza leads polls ahead of September election

Syriza leads polls ahead of September election

Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party would be the biggest political force after the Greek elections on 20 Septembe...[more]

Austrian police arrest three suspects after 71 bodies found in lorry

Austrian police arrest three suspects after 71 bodies found in lorry

Three people were arrested on Friday in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants ...[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: Tesco, First-time buyers, consumer confidence

Friday newspaper round-up: Tesco, First-time buyers, consumer confidence

The ousted chief executive of Tesco is to be interviewed by the Serious Fraud Office over the supermarket group’s £326m accounting scandal. Philip Clarke, who left Tesco last year after a series of profit warnings, is to be interviewed under caution, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the investigation. - The Times

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Market overview: FTSE closes higher for positive week

Market overview: FTSE closes higher for positive week

1650: The FTSE 100 and 250 indices are ending the week in positive territory, meaning all the drama inspired by China's 'Black Monday' has in some ways been erased, with London's larger cap stocks ending the week higher than they finished the Friday before.

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Market Buzz [more]

UBS upgrades Dunelm as it eyes growth from foray into furniture

UBS upgrades Dunelm as it eyes growth from foray into furniture

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Analysts for UBS have upgraded its rating for homeware retailer Dunelm to 'buy' from 'neutral,' and said its push beyond homeware into furniture would bring growth.... [more]

Go-Ahead slides after JPMorgan downgrade

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Go-Ahead slumped after JPMorgan Cazenove downgraded the stock and cut its price target to 2,768p from 2,879p.... [more]

Broker tips: Next, Debenhams, Daily Mail and General Trust

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Next has been downgraded by Credit Suisse to an 'underperform' rating from a prior 'neutral' as the clothes retailer's "routes to growth are slowing".... [more]

Company News [more]

British & American Investment Trust outperforms main benchmarks in first half

British & American Investment Trust outperforms main benchmarks in first half

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - British & American Investment Trust outperformed the FTSE 100 and All Share indices in the first six months of the year.... [more]

Cathay International Holdings swings to loss due to pricing pressure

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Healthcare business Cathay International swung to a first-half loss due to challenging pricing conditions.... [more]

Inmarsat rockets on successful launch of Global Xpress satellite

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Inmarsat took off on Friday afternoon after the successful launch of a rocket carrying the third and final satellite of its $1.6bn Global Xpress superfast broadband progra... [more]

Economic News [more]

Uni Michigan confidence falls below expectations in August

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The University of Michigan confidence indicator declined unexpectedly in August, figures released on Friday showed.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

GSK's Slaoui buys 5,060 shares at 1,256.18p each

Thu, 27 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - GlaxoSmithKline's chairman of vaccines has purchased a £63,563 stake in the pharmaceutical giant.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US jobs data and ECB policy meeting on the horizon

Fri, 28 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - All eyes will be on the latest US jobs data in the coming week.... [more]