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FTSE 100: 6809.56982422 - 13:46:00
FTSE 100 6,809.5698 1.8200 0.0267% 13:46:00
DOW JONES 16,912.1094 -70.4798 -0.4150% 29/07/2014
NASDAQ 100 3,959.0330 -6.1320 -0.1546% 29/07/2014
EUR/USD 1.3380 -0.0030 -0.2510% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6910 -0.0030 -0.1860% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,299.2500 0.0000 0.0000% 29/07/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 107.2500 0.0000 0.0000% 29/07/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 142.0000 0.0000 0.0000% 30/07/14 13:40:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Barclays 229.00 4.52 13:46
Travis Perkins 1,704.00 3.59 13:46
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 363.30 2.63 13:46
Capita 1,241.00 2.14 13:46
Reckitt Benckiser Group 5,310.00 1.72 13:46

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Antofagasta 829.50 -2.98 13:46
Sainsbury (J) 314.70 -2.66 13:46
Compass Group 988.50 -1.93 13:46
GKN 359.20 -1.86 13:46
Aberdeen Asset Management 422.70 -1.86 13:46

Top News

London midday: UK stocks flat ahead of US data, Fed decision

The FTSE 100 was trading broadly flat on Wednesday, teetering at the 6,800 level, as investors gave a mixed reaction to a flurry of corporate earnings and awaited key economic data from the States....[more]

World Cup and more advertising lift ITV

The World Cup and the UK's economic upturn helped broadcaster ITV to boost half-year earnings by 11% as it voiced confidence about its autumn programme schedule and said it was on track to expand internationally....[more]

Barclays reports less than expected 12% fall in adjusted net income

Barclays has reported a 12% fall in adjusted net income for the first half, with net profits coming in at £1.13bn....[more]

Antofagasta on target as copper, gold output rises in Q2

Chile-focused mining group Antofagasta has maintained its production guidance for 2014 after a sequential increase in output in the second quarter, while net cash costs were broadly flat....[more]

Pets at Home like-for-likes scamper higher

Like-for-like sales accelerated at retailer Pets at Home in the first quarter, sending the company's shares scampering higher even though the result was against weak figures the prior year....[more]

Bank of England finalises bonus clawback, proposes new rules for individuals

The Bank of England (BoE) has finalised rules on bankers bonuses that could see the clawback of awards a maximum of seven years after they are awarded, with the new measures to into force on January 1st next year....[more]

British American Tobacco earnings squashed by sterling, underlying profit up

Currency headwinds blew earnings per share 12% lower at British American Tobacco in the first half of the year, although underlying profits improved if exchange rates were held steady and management is confident of high single-digit earnings growth for the full year....[more]

Liberum downgrades Glaxo to 'sell' on uncertain outlook

Liberum Capital has lowered its recommendation for pharmaceutical group Glaxosmithkline (GSK) from 'hold' to 'sell', saying it sees an uncertain outlook for the business....[more]

Ofgem sets electricity pricing controls, SSE disappointed

Household electricity bills are due to fall by around £12 a year after energy regulator Ofgem set industry pricing controls for the next eight years....[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Westhouse Securities downgrades ITV on share price strength

Wed, 30 July 2014

Westhouse Securities has downgraded ITV to 'add' from 'buy' to reflect the strength of the broadcaster's share price. ... [more]

Market overview: US GDP up 4% in Q2

Wed, 30 July 2014

1330: US GDP expanded by an annualised 4% in the second quarter, well ahead of the 3% increase expected. Meanwhile, the first-quarter contraction was revised higher to -2.1% from the previous estimate... [more]

Wednesday broker round-up UPDATE

Wed, 30 July 2014

Aureus Mining: FinnCap lowers target price from 66p to 62p maintaining a buy recommendation.... [more]

Company News [more]

Jupiter Fund Management drops after half year results

Wed, 30 July 2014

Shares in Jupiter Fund Management were lower on Wednesday after the group revealed that one of its large segregated mandates was expected to redeem later in the year. ... [more]

Lonmin strikes new deal with Bapo community

Wed, 30 July 2014

Lonmin, which is the third largest platinum producer in the world, has struck a deal with the Bapo ba Mogale community to carry out a series of transactions that will enable the group to meet South Af... [more]

International Personal Finance posts record half-year

Wed, 30 July 2014

International Personal Finance posted a record half-year profit on the back of a strong increase in revenue and customer numbers. ... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK firms less optimistic about prospects and jobs in July - survey

Wed, 30 July 2014

British companies were less optimistic about their prospects in July and fewer firms expect to increase staff numbers in the next year, a survey showed. ... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Ashtead directors sell vested shares

Tue, 29 July 2014

A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eyes on Barclays during frantic week

Thu, 24 July 2014

An extremely busy week lies ahead, with a tumult of the largest companies on the London stock market announcing second-quarter and half-year results.... [more]