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FTSE 100: 6331.22021484 - 14:11:05
FTSE 100 6,331.2202 64.1502 1.0236% 14:11:05
DOW JONES 16,372.6396 19.2598 0.1176% 20/10/2014
NASDAQ 100 3,870.0779 54.6080 1.4312% 20/10/2014
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GBP/USD 1.6160 0.0000 0.0000% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,244.5000 0.0000 0.0000% 20/10/14 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 84.7400 0.0000 0.0000% 20/10/14 22:00:13
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BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TUI Travel 363.10 3.98 14:12
Hargreaves Lansdown 943.00 3.34 14:12
Tullow Oil 525.00 3.24 14:12
Ashtead Group 965.00 3.04 14:12
Old Mutual 177.90 3.01 14:12

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
ARM Holdings 804.00 -5.58 14:12
Reckitt Benckiser Group 5,015.00 -1.96 14:12
Whitbread 4,175.00 -1.25 14:12
GlaxoSmithKline 1,325.00 -1.05 14:12
Imperial Tobacco Group 2,526.00 -0.82 14:12

Top News

Asos annual profits fall 14% as 'green shoots' seen from pricing investment - UPDATE

Asos annual profits fall 14% as 'green shoots' seen from pricing investment - UPDATE

Annual profits at ASOS not as bad as fears, though investment in pricing to hold back profits for next two years....[more]

Tesco market share falls again but decline slows, Kantar Worldpanel says

Tesco market share falls again but decline slows, Kantar Worldpanel says

Beleaguered supermarket group Tesco's market share fell again in the last three months, although it is showing signs of improvement, according to industry figures on Tuesday.

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Moody's warns oil could fall into $70s but remain solid long-term

Moody's warns oil could fall into $70s but remain solid long-term

The sharp drop in oil prices is not a prelude to a long-term collapse, insisted rating agency Moody's, but prices could fall into the $70 range in coming months.

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William Hill sees profits surge in Q3

William Hill sees profits surge in Q3

Full-year profits to come in at top-end of forecasts....[more]

Carpetright gets new chairman, Harris exits

Carpetright gets new chairman, Harris exits

Mitchells & Butlers chairman to replace Harris....[more]

Lamprell expects windfall from rig completion

Lamprell expects windfall from rig completion

Construction of second rig for client completed....[more]

Ophir's Fortuna gas field sees positive testing

Ophir's Fortuna gas field sees positive testing

Positive DSTs improve field economics....[more]

Total CEO dies in Moscow plane crash - UPDATE

Total CEO dies in Moscow plane crash - UPDATE

French oil major chairman Christophe de Margerie died overnight in a Moscow crash....[more]

Quindell wins five-year telematics deal - UPDATE

Quindell wins five-year telematics deal - UPDATE

Contract is for its telematics technology solution and associated services....[more]

Banksy replies to fake arrest story ...

Banksy replies to fake arrest story ...

Street artist Banksy has painted new graffiti in Bristol, confirming that yesterday’s news that he was identified and arrested was a hoax.

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Tuesday tips round-up: Rolls Royce, Tesco

Tuesday tips round-up: Rolls Royce, Tesco

Notwithstanding the impact from the sanctions imposed on Russia, there still seems to be a good business case to be made for shares of Rolls Royce. No, they may not return to the £12.71 per share mark at which the Times’s Tempus tipped them at the start of the year, but they do look “seriously undervalued,” the columnist writes. What most irritated these deeply unforgiving markets about the company’s profit warning was the sharp downgrade to guidance for free cash flow. That was a shock and it is not the first time the firm has sprung a nasty surprise for investors on this front.

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Broker tips: Shire, ARM Holdings, Transport, Real estate

Broker tips: Shire, ARM Holdings, Transport, Real estate

Panmure Gordon chose to reiterate its 'buy' recommendation on Shire even though the $54bn pursuit by Abbvie is now officially over, highlighting an "opportunity" for investors to pick up shares after recent falls.

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Market Buzz [more]

Broker tips: Shire, ARM Holdings, Transport, Real estate

Broker tips: Shire, ARM Holdings, Transport, Real estate

Tue, 21 October 2014

Panmure Gordon chose to reiterate its 'buy' recommendation on Shire even though the $54bn pursuit by Abbvie is now officially over, highlighting an "opportunity" for investors to pick up shares after ... [more]

Panmure highlights 'multiple suitors' for Shire as Abbvie deal falls through

Tue, 21 October 2014

Shire's share price bounced on Tuesday after it agreed with US pharmaceutical group Abbvie to officially terminate the latter's $54bn takeover offer.... [more]

Jump aboard Stagecoach rather than Go-Ahead, says Shorecap

Tue, 21 October 2014

Broker Shore Capital welcomed transport group Go-Ahead's latest update but said it was keener on rival Stagecoach.... [more]

Company News [more]

Immupharma raises £3.4m as it gears up for Lupuzor Phase III trial

Immupharma raises £3.4m as it gears up for Lupuzor Phase III trial

Tue, 21 October 2014

Shares in drug developer Immupharma were higher after confirmation it had raised £3.4m at a premium price to help fund Phase III trials of its lead product candidate Lupuzor, a potential treatment for... [more]

Quindell wins five-year telematics deal with Canadian insurer - UPDATE

Tue, 21 October 2014

AIM-listed Quindell has won a five-year contract with a major Canadian insurer to provide its customers with its telematics technology solution and associated services.... [more]

Vedanta's Cairn India appoints new chief

Tue, 21 October 2014

Vedanta's oil and gas subsidiary Cairn India has appointed a new managing director and chief executive officer to start mid-November.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK government borrowing rose last month - UPDATE

Tue, 21 October 2014

UK government borrowing rose last month and in the year to date, casting doubt over government efforts to hit its 2014/15 targets, official figures showed on Monday.... [more]

RTGS glitch fixed, BoE confirms

Mon, 20 October 2014

Director Dealings [more]

Advanced Oncotherapy non-exec adds one million shares

Mon, 20 October 2014

In a quiet day for deals, Enrico Vanni, a non-executive director of Advanced Oncotherapy, has added one million shares to his holding in the company.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eurozone purchasing managers data in focus

Fri, 17 October 2014

The latest Eurozone manufacturing sector purchasing managers' indices stand out in the coming week's agenda as the main risk event, given recent fears over the slowdown in economic activity in the Eur... [more]