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Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
Somewhat unexpectedly, at Thursday's summit, in Vienna, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided not to cut its current "official" level of production, in effect admitting that their power to influence the market is now diminished.
Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
Stagecoach saw shares surge after its 90%-owned joint venture with Virgin Rail won the contract from the Department for Transport to run the new InterCity East Coast franchise for eight years from March 2015.
Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
The share price of UK supermarket chain Sainsbury was under pressure on Thursday after Shore Capital downgraded its rating from 'hold' to 'sell', saying investors should expect a "material contraction in profitability". The broker said it sees "few attractions in holding Sainsbury's shares". It expects a 30% "reset" in earnings per share and is forecasting three years of declines in Sainsbury's profits and dividends.
Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
Heavy falls in the energy sector kept a lid on gains for the FTSE 100 on Thursday as investors awaited the outcome of a pivotal meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna.
Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
The UK stock market opened flat on Thursday as investors awaited a jam-packed day full of economic data, policymaker speeches and a pivotal meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
US markets might be closed together for Thanksgiving but those hoping for a quiet day could be disappointed with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) set for a pivotal meeting in Vienna.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2014
After a choppy session, the UK stock market finished more or less flat despite gains in the mining and telecom sectors, with a string of mostly disappointing economic data from the US weighing on sentiment.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2014
MIning stocks were leading the risers on the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, rebounding after recent declines. Antofagasta topped the list, rising 3.7%, with peers Anglo American, Fresnillo and Randgold also registering decent gains.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2014
Shares in Thomas Cook plummeted by over 19% as it announced that chief executive Harriet Green has stepped down after just over two years in charge of the troubled travel group. Green, who is due to be replaced by chief operating officer Peter Fankhauser with immediate effect, claimed her turnaround "was complete" as annual results showed improving profits from all divisions.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2014
Decent gains from miners and M&A speculation in the telecoms sector gave UK stocks a boost on Wednesday, along with data which confirmed that the British economy expanded as expected in the third quarter.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2014
UK stocks advanced on Wednesday as investors adopted an optimistic approach ahead of gross domestic product (GDP) figures in the UK.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2014
Gains on Asian markets overnight are expected to feed into a higher open for stocks across Europe as investors await gross domestic product (GDP) figures in the UK.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
London's FTSE 100 ended Tuesday's session more or less where it started with stocks in the retail sector limiting gains while investors digested a string of important economic data.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
Greencore Group's prices surged as the company's US expansion boosted revenue and group operating profit. A new Washington-based plant was announced, which is expected to increase production capabilities and allow the firm to fulfil a newly acquired contract.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
Shares in Kingfisher declined after the B&Q and Screwfix owner saw like-for-like (LFL) sales fall in the third quarter as decent growth in the UK and Ireland was offset by falling sales in its largest market, France. LFL sales declined 0.9%, compared with 1.8% growth in the first half.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
UK stocks edged higher on Tuesday, though gains were being limited by falls in the heavyweight resources sector and a drop in the share price of DIY retailer Kingfisher.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
Falling oil and mining stocks and a poorly-received update from Kingfisher were limiting gains on the FTSE 100 on Tuesday morning, as investors awaited a wave of global economic data.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
UK stocks are set for only modest gains early on, with City sources predicting the FTSE 100 will open around three points higher than yesterday's close of 6,729.79.
Mon, 24 Nov, 2014
A wave of M&A news failed to give UK markets a boost on Monday as investors took profits after stocks hit their highest in two months the previous session.
Mon, 24 Nov, 2014
FirstGroup took a hit amid claims it has missed out on the opportunity to acquire the East Coast mainline. It seems the company's bid will be overlooked in favour of Eurostar and Keolis when the government releases a statement on the final decision this week. FirstGroup has failed to win several prestigious franchises prior to this, including the Thameslink Great Northern service and the Essex Thameside operations.
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