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FTSE 100: 6779.47021484 - 15:04:00
FTSE 100 6,779.4702 -12.0798 -0.1779% 15:04:00
DOW JONES 16,916.0293 -75.6903 -0.4463% 15:11:00
NASDAQ 100 3,947.1460 -18.0190 -0.4544% 15:06:00
EUR/USD 1.3440 0.0010 0.0670% 28/07/14 14:11:00
GBP/USD 1.7000 0.0020 0.1110% 28/07/14 14:11:00
GOLD 1,304.5000 0.0975 0.7530% 28/07/14 14:17:31
BRENT CRUDE 107.0100 0.0000 0.0000% 25/07/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 143.0000 1.0000 0.7000% 28/07/14 14:40:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Reckitt Benckiser Group 5,230.00 3.16 15:04
British Sky Broadcasting Group 898.00 2.69 15:04
Pearson 1,153.00 1.86 15:04
Fresnillo 933.00 1.36 15:04
HSBC Holdings 630.00 1.34 15:04

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Aberdeen Asset Management 437.20 -4.83 15:04
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 352.70 -3.16 15:04
ARM Holdings 841.50 -2.38 15:04
Smith & Nephew 1,033.00 -2.27 15:04
Kingfisher 298.50 -2.00 15:04

Top News

Britain paves the way for more fracking

The government is set to allow fracking in Britain's national parks and other protected areas in "exceptional circumstances"....[more]

Watchdogs fine Lloyds Banking Group £217m for Libor rate rigging

US and British regulators have fined two subsidiaries of Lloyds Banking Group £217m for involvement in the Libor inter-bank interest rate rigging scandal....[more]

Ryanair doubles Q1 profit but warns of second-half fare pressure

Budget airline Ryanair more than doubled its first quarter profit and said it was raising annual profit expectations, but warned of second-half pressure on fares from rival price-cutting....[more]

National Grid maintains outlook after 'solid' start to year

Utility group National Grid has maintained its outlook for the full-year following a 'solid' period of trading since the start of April....[more]

Broker tips: African Barrick Gold, RBS, Reckitt Benckiser

African Barrick Gold (ABG) delivered a brilliant performance during its second quarter and first half of the year, with accelerating free cash flow generation set to drive a re-rating of the shares, according to analysts at UBS....[more]

UK house prices flat in June, but market still unsustainable

British house prices were flat last month as a mortgage clampdown took its toll, although experts said a sustainable market was still "some way off"....[more]

Mothercare shares fall after potential buyer pulls out

Shares in mother and baby goods retailer Mothercare sank after a potential suitor confirmed that it was dropping its takeover interest in the group....[more]

Premier Oil appoints new Finance Director

Premier Oil has appointed Richard Rose as its new Finance Director, the group announced on Monday....[more]

GlaxoSmithKline may spin off consumer healthcare arm - report

British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline may spin off its consumer health division as it tries to get to grips with increasing competition for its drugs and Chinese bribery allegations, it was reported on Monday....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Monday broker round-up UPDATE

Mon, 28 July 2014

African Barrick Gold: UBS ups target price from 260p to 290p and maintains a buy recommendation. Deutsche Bank cuts target price from 300p to 280p and reiterates a buy recommendation. Westhouse Securi... [more]

Broker tips: African Barrick Gold, RBS, Reckitt Benckiser

Mon, 28 July 2014

African Barrick Gold (ABG) delivered a brilliant performance during its second quarter and first half of the year, with accelerating free cash flow generation set to drive a re-rating of the shares, a... [more]

Market overview: Lloyds facing $370m in fines

Mon, 28 July 2014

1407: Lloyds is set to pay roughly $370m in fines set by the UK and US authorities for attempting to rig benchmark interest rates.... [more]

Company News [more]

Watchdogs fine Lloyds Banking Group £217m for Libor rate rigging - UPDATE

Mon, 28 July 2014

US and British regulators have fined two subsidiaries of Lloyds Banking Group £217m for involvement in the Libor inter-bank interest rate rigging scandal.... [more]

Great Portland Estates delivers solid Q1

Mon, 28 July 2014

Great Portland Estates reported a positive first quarter which saw its portfolio valuation rise 3.8%, driven in part by continued rental value growth of 1.9%. ... [more]

Stadium Group buys United Wireless for up to £8m

Mon, 28 July 2014

Electronic technology supplier Stadium Group is buying a wireless electronics group for up to £8m. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

Britain paves the way for more fracking

Mon, 28 July 2014

The government is set to allow fracking in Britain's national parks and other protected areas in "exceptional circumstances". ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Spirit Pub non-exec increase stake by a third

Fri, 25 July 2014

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

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eyes on Barclays during frantic week

Thu, 24 July 2014

An extremely busy week lies ahead, with a tumult of the largest companies on the London stock market announcing second-quarter and half-year results.... [more]