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Fri, 31 Oct, 2014
Banking stocks drove the FTSE to a strong finish on Friday after the Bank of England (BoE) unveiled softer-than-expected requirements for banks' leverage ratios and also thanks in part to an unexpected boost to stimulus from the Bank of Japan announced overnight.
Fri, 31 Oct, 2014
Banking stocks, already bolstered by stronger-than-expected quarterly results from RBS, received another big lift on Friday afternoon as the Bank of England unveiled softer-than-expected requirements for leverage ratios.
Fri, 31 Oct, 2014
London's stock market surged on Friday, following on from a stellar performance by Asian stocks after Japan's central bank surprised with an increase to its monetary-easing programme.
Fri, 31 Oct, 2014
London's stock market jumped in early deals on Friday, trading at levels not seen since the start of the month, after Japan's central bank unexpectedly ramped up its monetary-easing plan in a bid to revive growth.
Fri, 31 Oct, 2014
The Bank of Japan's (BoJ) decision to increase its rate of asset purchases means global indices are set for strong gains on Friday.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2014
The top tier closed slightly higher on Thursday, as a strong performance by Smith & Nephew was offset by losses amongst the mining sector.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2014
Medical devices maker Smith & Nephew rose strongly after it posted a 3% increase in both revenue and profit for the third quarter, thanks to an improvement in its emerging and international markets units, recent product launches and investment in the sales force. On an underlying basis, turnover climbed from $1,027m to $1,148m, thanks to its Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities divisions, which benefitted from recent product launches and investment in the US sales force.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2014
Oil stocks led the downside, thanks to a combination of declining Brent crude prices and comments out of analysts at Deutsche Bank.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2014
Heavy falls in the resource sectors on a stronger dollar ensured that London's stock market was firmly in the red on Tuesday, after withdrawal of stimulus by the Federal Reserve.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2014
London's stock exchange opened more or less flat on Thursday as heavy falls from mining stocks and BT offset gains from Barclays and St James's Place.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2014
London-listed stocks are set for a modest gain on Thursday morning, after the Federal Reserve surprised no one with its decision to terminate its third round of quantitative easing.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
Investors showed a degree of confidence in the Wednesday session as markets awaited the outcome of the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
JP Morgan analysts Robert Plant, Chris Gallagher and Jolyon Wellington on Wednesday reiterated their 'overweight' recommendation on shares of testing services firm Intertek following a sales meeting with the company's chief executive officer, Wolfhart Hauser, on Tuesday afternoon.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
Diversified metals and mining major Vedanta Resources was higher after chairman Anil Agarwal said the problems with bauxite supplies to its Lanjigarh aluminium refinery in three or four month's time.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
Stocks were moving higher in the run-up to the US Federal Reserve's policy announcement on Wednesday afternoon, as some investors were clearly hoping that policymakers might tone down their rhetoric a bit.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
Wednesday's session is expected to see a continuation of the previous day's gains, ahead of the latest policy decision announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), this evening.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
Wednesday's session is expected to see a continuation of the previous day's gains, ahead of the latest policy decision announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).
Tue, 28 Oct, 2014
UK stocks ended Tuesday's session on an upbeat note thanks to a strong performance by the mining sector and a level of stability not seen on markets for several weeks.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2014
Shares in banking counterpart Standard Chartered dropped after the company reported a 16% decline in operating profit in the third quarter and said that full-year earnings would be lower than last year.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2014
African Barrick Gold climbed after Westhouse Securities moved its target price from 230p to 240p, keeping its 'add' rating.
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