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FTSE 100: 6525.87988281 - 16:29:59
FTSE 100 6,525.8799 82.9202 1.2829% 16:29:59
DOW JONES 17,390.3203 195.1001 1.1346% 16:10:00
NASDAQ 100 4,158.2109 57.5738 1.4040% 16:50:00
EUR/USD 1.2520 -0.0090 -0.7020% 31/10/14 15:10:00
GBP/USD 1.6000 0.0000 0.0220% 31/10/14 15:10:00
GOLD 1,164.2500 -0.3775 -3.1406% 31/10/14 18:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 84.8400 -0.0148 -1.7146% 31/10/14 18:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 140.0000 2.0000 1.4500% 31/10/14 17:20:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Barclays 240.80 8.20 16:59
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 388.00 6.21 17:03
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 409.20 4.74 16:48
St James's Place 742.50 4.56 16:59
ARM Holdings 875.00 4.35 16:59

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 3,678.00 -2.67 17:01
Fresnillo 695.00 -2.65 17:09
Direct Line Insurance Group 275.70 -1.95 17:01
TUI Travel 398.60 -0.55 17:01
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 154.80 -0.51 17:09

Top News

US close: Markets soar amid BoJ stimulus

US close: Markets soar amid BoJ stimulus

US stocks soared on Friday, as the Dow Jones Industrials hit a new all-time intra-day record, with investors buoyed by an unexpected boost to stimulus from the Bank of Japan....[more]

Banking stocks jump as FPC leverage ratio rules softer than feared

Banking stocks jump as FPC leverage ratio rules softer than feared

The FPC announced tougher leverage ratio requirements for the UK's largest banks, though the rules were seen as softer than many had feared....[more]

Osborne questions impact of BoE's new regulations

Osborne questions impact of BoE's new regulations

George Osborne has urged the Bank of England to consider the impact toughening the regulatory regime for banks would have on lending....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Barclays and RBS rise after BoE unveils requirements for leverage ratios

FTSE 100 movers: Barclays and RBS rise after BoE unveils requirements for leverage ratios

Banking stocks, already bolstered by stronger-than-expected quarterly results from RBS, received another big lift as the BoE......[more]

London close: Stocks end higher after BoE  announcement on leverage ratios

London close: Stocks end higher after BoE announcement on leverage ratios

Banking stocks drove the FTSE to a strong finish on Friday after the Bank of England unveiled softer-than-expected requirements for banks' leverage ratios....[more]

Rolls-Royce awarded contract by BG Group

Rolls-Royce awarded contract by BG Group

Rolls industrial gas turbine selected for LNG plant...[more]

Nostrum Oil and Gas improves cash position

Nostrum Oil and Gas improves cash position

Company improves cash, beats production targets...[more]

Kazakhmys renames itself Kaz Minerals

Kazakhmys renames itself Kaz Minerals

Restructuring announced in February now complete...[more]

Regus cheers with strong Q3 performance

Regus cheers with strong Q3 performance

Workplace provider reports strong Q3, FX a concern....[more]

Direct Line on track as motor premiums stabilise

Direct Line on track as motor premiums stabilise

Company on track for full-year targets despite "highly competitive" markets....[more]

WPP sees organic sales slowdown in third quarter

WPP sees organic sales slowdown in third quarter

LFL sales growth slows to 3% in third quarter, from 4.1% in H1....[more]

Broker tips: RBS, St James's Place...

Broker tips: RBS, St James's Place...

Brokers divided over RBS as analysts warn of further one-off costs. ...[more]

UK consumer confidence falls

UK consumer confidence falls

The UK GfK index of consumer confidence dropped....[more]

Friday newspaper round-up: JP Morgan, Shadow banking, Standard Chartered

Friday newspaper round-up: JP Morgan, Shadow banking, Standard Chartered

JP Morgan directors are top of the pile when it comes to income average of investment banks, the Guardian reported on Friday.

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Friday tips round-up: National Express, Aviva

Friday tips round-up: National Express, Aviva

National Express seems to be on a firm footing, with a sound base from which to expand into new territories. Nevertheless, the company’s chief executive, Mr. Finch, has experienced some setbacks of late. His outfit wasn’t picked for Crossrail and he decided not to compete on TransPennine or Northern. However, Finch accumulated an enviable track record while at First Group, given his ability to farm contracts from the Department for Transport.

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Market Buzz [more]

Sector movers: Banking stocks surge on leverage ratio rules, RBS results

Sector movers: Banking stocks surge on leverage ratio rules, RBS results

Fri, 31 October 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 ... [more]

Broker tips: RBS, St James's Place, Supergroup, Henderson

Fri, 31 October 2014

Third-quarter profits from RBS were well-received by the stock market in London on Friday, though brokers remained divided over how to recommend the stock to investors. Analysts warned that, despite t... [more]

Citigroup upgrades Henderson to 'buy', sees good entry point

Fri, 31 October 2014

Citigroup has highlighted an "attractive entry price" for potential investors of investment management firm Henderson Group, as it upgraded its rating on the stock from 'neutral' to 'buy'.... [more]

Company News [more]

1Spatial H1 in line with forecasts despite increase in losses

1Spatial H1 in line with forecasts despite increase in losses

Fri, 31 October 2014

Data company 1Spatial increased its losses during the first half of the year but said the results were in line with expectations as part of its brand consolidation.... [more]

Gain Capital buys online trading firm City Index

Fri, 31 October 2014

Gain Capital has agreed to buy online trading firm City Index for about $118m.... [more]

Vedanta Resources says Cairn India has started polymer injection at Mangala

Fri, 31 October 2014

Oil and gas exploration and production company Vedanta Resources said Cairn India, one of its subsidiaries, has begun polymer injection at its Mangala field in Rajasthan, India.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Osborne questions impact of BoE's new regulations

Fri, 31 October 2014

George Osborne has urged the Bank of England (BoE) to consider the impact toughening the regulatory regime for banks would have on lending to households and business.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Standard Chartered's Byron Grote shows faith after shares slide

Fri, 31 October 2014

Standard Chartered non-executive director Byron Grote gave a show of support for the financial services group after its share price slumped.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US non-farm payrolls and ECB in focus

Fri, 31 October 2014

The coming week will see the flow of economic data ramp-up. As always, the latest US non-farm payrolls figures, which are set for release on Friday, will focus traders' attention above all else. This ... [more]