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FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,162.00 2.83 16:12
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 377.10 2.70 16:12
Barclays 263.05 2.39 16:12
British Land Co 843.50 1.81 16:11
Carnival 2,971.00 1.68 16:11

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tullow Oil 358.10 -7.54 16:12
Shire Plc 5,155.00 -2.27 16:12
Royal Dutch Shell 'B' 2,160.00 -2.06 16:12
Rolls-Royce Holdings 933.00 -1.69 16:12
Randgold Resources Ltd. 5,100.00 -1.54 16:12

Top News

Eurozone deflation eases more than expected, data from Eurostat reveals

Eurozone deflation eases more than expected, data from Eurostat reveals

Eurozone consumer prices fell 0.3% in February, beating analysts' estimates for a 0.5% decline, and recovering from the previous month's 0.6% drop.

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UK mortgage approvals slightly higher in January, BoE data shows

UK mortgage approvals slightly higher in January, BoE data shows

UK mortgage approvals were slightly higher in January than a month ago, according to the latest Bank of England data.

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US consumers keep a lid on spending despite rising incomes

US consumers keep a lid on spending despite rising incomes

The rollercoaster ride of US data showed consumers kept a lid on spending in January, despite the improving US economy and better jobs market....[more]

Balfour Beatty to build 1,500 new homes in east London

Balfour Beatty to build 1,500 new homes in east London

Construction firm Balfour Beatty signed an agreement Monday to build up to 1,500 homes at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London....[more]

Rio Tinto streamlines group structure

Rio Tinto streamlines group structure

Diversified mining group Rio Tinto has announced......[more]

Intu maintains dividend as earnings miss forecasts

Intu maintains dividend as earnings miss forecasts

UK shopping centre owner Intu Properties said......[more]

IAG turnaround takes off as profits soar

IAG turnaround takes off as profits soar

Full year profits soared at IAG in 2014....[more]

Old Mutual profit rises 16% on US and UK growth

Old Mutual profit rises 16% on US and UK growth

Improving economic growth in Britain and the US......[more]

GSK completes Novartis asset-swap deal

GSK completes Novartis asset-swap deal

Pharmaceutical giant Glaxosmithkline (GSK) has finally completed its multibillion-dollar......[more]

Grafton Group completes acquisition of TG Lynes

Grafton Group completes acquisition of TG Lynes

Grafton Group has completed the acquisition of TG Lynes....[more]

GAME Digital acquires  Multiplay

GAME Digital acquires Multiplay

British high street retailer, Game Digital, has acquired festival organiser Multiplay....[more]

China rate cut fuels rally in Asian stocks

China rate cut fuels rally in Asian stocks

Asian markets rallied Monday after China?s central bank......[more]

UK manufacturing activity grows

UK manufacturing activity grows

Unsurprisingly, manufacturing activity jumped higher in the UK....[more]

Monday newspaper round-up: Scottish oil, HSBC, US army

Monday newspaper round-up: Scottish oil, HSBC, US army

The Scottish oil industry desperately needs state support to prevent drilling fields from becoming uneconomic and prematurely abandoned, Gordon Brown told The Guardian.

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Market Buzz [more]

Broker tips: IAG, RSA, William Hill

Broker tips: IAG, RSA, William Hill

Mon, 02 March 2015

Credit Suisse has hiked its target price for International Airlines Group from 678p to 750p after the British Airways and Iberia owner beat estimates with its annual results last week.... [more]

Credit Suisse lifts target price for IAG

Mon, 02 March 2015

Credit Suisse has hiked its target price for International Airlines Group (IAG) from 678p to 750p after the British Airways and Iberia owner beat estimates with its annual results last week.... [more]

UBS upgrades RSA Insurance to 'neutral', but caution remains

Mon, 02 March 2015

UBS said it remains cautious about RSA Insurance but has upgraded its rating on the stock from 'sell' to 'neutral', saying that the market's expectations have been reset following last week's annual r... [more]

Company News [more]

Balfour Beatty to build 1,500 new homes in east London

Balfour Beatty to build 1,500 new homes in east London

Mon, 02 March 2015

UK listed construction firm Balfour Beatty signed an agreement Monday to build up to 1,500 homes at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.... [more]

Electra Private Equity reports positive first quarter

Mon, 02 March 2015

Electra Private Equity said on Monday its share price has risen 14% since September 2014, driven by net positive movements of £38m.... [more]

Cable & Wireless extends longstop date for Columbus acquisition

Mon, 02 March 2015

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) said on Monday it has agreed to extend the longstop date of the acquisition of Columbus International.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Trio of respectable Eurozone data fails to lift stock markets

Mon, 02 March 2015

A trio of respectable Eurozone economic data reports failed to lift stock indices in the 17-nation bloc as investors cut exposure to risk ahead of this week's crucial stimulus kick-off by the European... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Petrofac CFO buys shares following better-than-expected interim results

Fri, 27 February 2015

Petrofac's financial officer increased his stake in the group two days after the oilfield services group released a good set of full-year results.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US non-farm payrolls in focus

Sun, 01 March 2015

As always at the start of each month, the key report of the week will be that covering the most recent US non-farm payrolls data, with investors looking for confirmation that January“s robust print wa... [more]