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Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
Weak risk appetite ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting prompted the FTSE 100 to drop into the red on Tuesday.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
Pearson led the upside after Morgan Stanley upgraded the publisher from 'equal weight' to 'overweight', citing the increased size of its market.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
Africa-focused Ophir Energy rose after it announced a new gas discovery in block R which it says increases the value of its 80%-owned offshore Equatorial Guinea project. The Silenus East-1 well found a 67m gross gas column in the primary target with a high-quality reservoir in line with pre-drill expectations.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
UK stocks were trading at levels not seen in nearly a month on Tuesday as a sharp drop in German economic confidence and disappointing data from China dampened sentiment.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
UK stocks opened in the red on Tuesday as investors continued to tread cautiously ahead of a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision and vote on Scottish independence.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
London-listed stocks are expected to open broadly higher on Tuesday as investors gear up for the latest UK inflation reading, German investor confidence and, later in the week, the Scottish referendum and a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
The top tier index ended Monday's session marginally lower as strong gains by SABMiller helped to partially offset concerns about geopolitical tensions, the Scottish referendum, the latest Fed meeting and weak data from China.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
SABMiller jumped on the back of speculation that fellow drinks giant Anheuser-Busch Inbev was lining up financing for a possible £75bn bid. At current prices, SABMiller is valued at around £61.5bn.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
UK software group Micro Focus International is to merge with The Attachmate Group in a $2.4bn deal which "presents a rare opportunity to achieve a significant increase in the scale and breadth" of the business. The company also assured investors that its previously announced 60p-a-share (£84m) cash return will go ahead and is not conditional on the merger.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
The UK stock market was poised to finish at their lowest level in more than three weeks on Monday despite a wave of M&A activity, as weak economic data from China dampened sentiment.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
A wave of M&A activity wasn't enough to keep UK stocks from slipping into the red on Monday morning, as weak Chinese data and nervousness about the upcoming Scottish referendum and the US policy decision dampened sentiment.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
With the Scottish vote, violence from ISIS amd weak Chinese data all taking centre stage, the FTSE was expected to slide into the red at Monday's opening bell.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
London investors moved to the sidelines on Friday ahead of next week's Scottish independence vote and US Federal Reserve policy meeting.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
Aveva shares were tumbling on Friday after the group issued a profit warning. Currency movements and the timing of contract renewals had already been flagged, but the company also said that a sales force reorganisation and a softening of demand in some markets would also have an impact on numbers.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
Barclays jumped on the news it has appointed John McFarlane as chairman to replace David Walker, who will step down following the bank’s annual general meeting in 2015. McFarlane, who is currently chairman of Aviva and FirstGroup, will take on the role on 1 January.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
UK stocks were making gains on Friday as investors shrugged off weak construction data and picked up some bargains after equity markets hit a three-week low the previous session.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
UK stocks edged higher on Friday but choppy trading continued with investors concerned about the potential impact from a 'yes' vote on Scottish independence next week.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
London-listed stocks look set for a modest rise on Friday morning, following a mixed performance by global indices overnight.
Thu, 11 Sep, 2014
Scottish-based banks and insurers regained poise in the London market on Thursday after a new poll showed unionists back in the lead in the Scottish independence stakes.
Thu, 11 Sep, 2014
Bwin.party's wholly-owned digital payments arm, Kalixa, has formed a joint venture focused on Africa and Latin America with telecommunications and media firm Millicom. The group said the move was "a significant step in continuing to build externally generated business volume and revenue".
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