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Wed, 23 Apr, 2014
AB Foods jumps on Primark expansion plans; Stocks rise, but upside limited; BoE minutes, economic data ahead; Chinese manufacturing PMI contracts again.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2014
Following yesterday's surge on the back of bid speculation and M&A activity within the pharma sector, today's session looks set for a fairly flat start, with the top tier expected to inch marginally lower early on.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
FTSE closes up 56.51 points at 6,681.76; Easter weekend retail sales disappoint; Monthly US existing home sales down 0.4 per cent
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
Worldwide Healthcare Trust and Hikma Pharmaceuticals tracked their FTSE 100 peers higher after AstraZeneca gained strongly on the back of takeover speculation, Shire rose following broker comment, and GSK also jumped after announcing a massive three-part deal with Swiss pharmaceuticals peer Novartis.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
AstraZeneca was rising strongly on speculation that Pfizer could make a takeover approach for the company, in a transaction valued in the region of 60bn pounds, representing the biggest deal ever in the industry's history and the largest foreign takeover of a UK business on record.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
The main US stock market averages are being called to start the day in a flat fashion, ahead of the release of relevant new data on the state of the housing market, despite a steady flow of M&A news around the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
FTSE 100 at highest since April 4th; Astra jumps on Pfizer takeover speculation; GSK announces massive three-part deal with Novartis.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
Strong gains from heavyweight pharmaceutical groups gave UK markets a boost on Tuesday morning, as investors returned to their desks in a positive mood following the four-day Bank Holiday weekend.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
UK stocks are expected to get the week off to a positive start following the long bank holiday weekend.
Thu, 17 Apr, 2014
Russian steelmaker Evraz rebounded on Thursday following a slump a day earlier when it reported an eight per cent fall in crude steel production for the first quarter.
Thu, 17 Apr, 2014
The share price of Barclays rose strongly on Thursday amid speculation the bank could announce thousands of further job cuts in its investment banking division as part of a corporate shake-up.
Thu, 17 Apr, 2014
Ukraine turmoil continues as clashes turn deadly; Investors cautious ahead of four-day weekend; US corporate earnings in focus; Diageo, Remy Cointreau dampen sentiment in beverage sector.
Thu, 17 Apr, 2014
Ukraine crisis in focus as leaders meet in Geneva; US data, corporate earnings closely watched; Diageo drops as weak Q3 dampens growth.
Thu, 17 Apr, 2014
UK stocks are set to open slightly lower on Thursday as investors adopt a cautious stance ahead of the four-day weekend amid ongoing turmoil in Ukraine.
Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
FTSE closes up 42.56 points at 6,584.17; UK unemployment data drops to 6.9 per cent; US industrial production rises more than expected
Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
JD Sports was a strong riser on Wednesday following reports the company is planning to expand overseas amid its recent chain of acquisitions. Its Chief Executive, Barry Brown, was quoted by Retail Week as saying: 'The opportunity is big especially in France and Germany. There are lots of markets we're not in where we want to be. We're continually approached by other retailers who want to be associated with us or do a joint venture.'
Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
Sports Direct, IAG and Ashtead have all been under heavy selling pressure over the past week as investors took profits following some impressive gains over the last year.
Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
Sports Direct gains as momentum stocks recovery; Tesco, Burberry and Persimmon impress with results; UK unemployment declines, China data mixed; Ukraine crisis escalates
Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
Tesco, Hargreaves, Burberry and Persimmon rise after updates; Momentum shares bounce back after recent falls; Chinese data mixed, growth slows; Global economic data in focus today.
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