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Mon, 14 Jul, 2014
Sports Direct and Shire were leading UK stocks higher on Monday as markets continued to rebound after a heavy sell-off last week.
Mon, 14 Jul, 2014
Easing concerns about peripheral debt in the Eurozone and strong gains from Shire helped UK stocks to post decent gains on Monday morning.
Mon, 14 Jul, 2014
Lifted by a good performance in Asia overnight, UK stocks are set to get the week off to a positive start.
Fri, 11 Jul, 2014
Mining stocks were dominating the fallers list on the FTSE 250 on Friday as risk appetite weakened ahead of the weekend. Kazakhmys, Centamin, Polymetal and African Barrick Gold were all suffering heavy losses by the afternoon.
Fri, 11 Jul, 2014
Shares in Imperial Tobacco rose strongly after the company confirmed it is discussions with US rivals Reynolds American and Lorillard about the potential acquisition of some of their assets and brands. It is thought that Reynolds and Lorillard, the second- and third-largest cigarette makers in the States respectively, are looking to sell assets in a bid to win over competition authorities ahead of their rumoured merger.
Fri, 11 Jul, 2014
Equity and bond markets across Europe were calmer on Friday morning after concerns about Portugal's banking sector sparked a sell-off the day before.
Fri, 11 Jul, 2014
Strong gains from tobacco and construction stocks outweighed a decline in the heavyweight mining sector on Friday, helping UK equities to recover slightly after four straight days of losses.
Fri, 11 Jul, 2014
After a week of losses, investors are expected to today jump in and buy stock at their lower prices, despite widespread concerns about the economic stability of the Eurozone.
Thu, 10 Jul, 2014
Following a sharp dip this morning, the Footsie spent much of the day firmly in the red before making a minimal move higher late on, ultimately ending 45.67 points lower at 6,672.37.
Thu, 10 Jul, 2014
Much stronger net inflows and a better investment performance helped emerging markets asset manager Ashmore beat consensus forecasts for fourth-quarter assets under management and arrest the previous quarter's decline. Assets under management increased 7% during the quarter to $75bn, having declined by a similar amount in the previous quarter. Net inflows totalled $1.6bn, while positive investment performance added $3.3bn.
Thu, 10 Jul, 2014
London Stock Exchange was one of the worst performers on the FTSE 100 on Thursday after Qatar Investment Authority cut its 15% stake in the exchange operator by a third ahead of the UK-listed firm's planned $1.6bn rights issue to fund the acquisition of Frank Russell.
Thu, 10 Jul, 2014
After a slow start, UK stocks sunk sharply into the red by Thursday lunchtime as investors continued to take profits after the FTSE 100 came within touching distance of multi-year highs last week.
Thu, 10 Jul, 2014
UK stocks opened more or less flat on Thursday as investors kept a close eye on central banks, after three straight days of losses sent the Footsie to a two-and-a-half month low.
Thu, 10 Jul, 2014
A modest rise is expected amongst London's blue chips this morning, tracking stronger gains seen across the Pond last night following the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes from its meeting last month.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2014
It was a weak finish for the top tier index, which dropped below the 6,700 level in the first hour of trade and struggled to move significantly higher in this afternoon's trading.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2014
Car insurer Admiral slid lower after delivering a gloomy outlook as it reported a decline in revenues in the first half, saying that a return to growth in premiums still remained elusive. Despite higher customer numbers, turnover fell from £1.1bn to £1bn in the first six months of the year, as premiums declined 9%.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2014
Vesuvius was one of the biggest fallers on the second tier this afternoon, pushed lower by BNP Paribas, which reiterated its 'neutral' rating on the stock, while WS Atkins and Entertainment One dropped after going ex-dividend.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2014
UK stocks were heading for their worst finish in over two and a half months on Wednesday as investors showed caution ahead of minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2014
UK stocks fell for a third straight day on Wednesday as investors continued to show caution after the recent rally, with the focus on minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting due out this evening.
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