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FTSE 100: 6819.29003906 - 16:35:29
FTSE 100 6,819.2900 38.3901 0.5662% 18/09/2014
DOW JONES 17,266.3809 109.1404 0.6361% 18/09/2014
NASDAQ 100 4,103.0830 35.8091 0.8804% 18/09/2014
EUR/USD 1.2920 0.0000 0.0060% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GBP/USD 1.6500 0.0060 0.3470% 01/01/70 00:00:00
GOLD 1,220.5000 -0.1550 -1.2540% 18/09/14 22:00:12
BRENT CRUDE 98.6900 -0.0058 -0.5843% 18/09/14 22:00:12
UK RISK PREMIUM 150.0000 4.0000 2.7400% 18/09/14 17:00:02
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TUI Travel 384.00 4.66 17:05
Barratt Developments 403.80 3.01 16:39
Travis Perkins 1,697.00 2.54 17:05
Smiths Group 1,300.00 2.52 16:35
Wolseley 3,362.00 2.44 16:59

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,430.00 -2.55 17:05
Tullow Oil 665.50 -2.35 16:45
Fresnillo 782.50 -1.94 17:05
SABMiller 3,537.00 -1.12 17:05
Sainsbury (J) 280.90 -0.81 17:05

Top News

Friday preview: Referendum result due at 7am, BoE on 'stand-by'

Friday preview: Referendum result due at 7am, BoE on 'stand-by'

There is a dearth of major macroeconomic news and planned company announcements due out, as Scotland's independence referendum result is delivered....[more]

The facts on Scotland's referendum

The facts on Scotland's referendum

Scotland went to the polls on Thursday to vote on whether to break away from the UK or keep its 307-year union alive.

...[more]

YouGov survey points to 'no' vote in Scottish referendum

YouGov survey points to 'no' vote in Scottish referendum

Scotland is expected to vote ‘no’ in its referendum on independence from the UK, according to YouGov’s latest poll.

...[more]

Merlin Entertainments like-for-likes slow in Q3

Merlin Entertainments like-for-likes slow in Q3

Legoland and Sea Life centres owner suffers slowdown...[more]

Booker reports progress over summer

Booker reports progress over summer

Food wholesaler sees modest 0.1% year-on-year rise in sales....[more]

Griffin Mining non-exec adds 350,000 shares

Griffin Mining non-exec adds 350,000 shares

Insider adds to already large stake in mining outfit...[more]

Griffin Mining non-exec adds 350,000 shares

Griffin Mining non-exec adds 350,000 shares

Insider adds to already large stake with latest purchase....[more]

IS releases new video of reporter John Cantile

IS releases new video of reporter John Cantile

Former war reporter, John Cantile, was featured in Islamic State video....[more]

Evraz prepares US spin-off and IPO 'within days'

Evraz prepares US spin-off and IPO "within days"

Among the options being studied are a spin-off of N.America unit....[more]

Unemployment dropped by most since 1988

Unemployment dropped by most since 1988

Unemployment dropped by 146,000, unemployment rate slips to 6.2%....[more]

Federal Reserve raises rate forecasts

Federal Reserve raises rate forecasts

Two members dissented from the wording of the statement....[more]

Thursday newspaper round-up

Thursday newspaper round-up

Thursday’s independence referendum is Scotland’s “day of destiny”, claims The Scotsman.

...[more]

Independence to hit oil, insurance and banks

Independence to hit oil, insurance and banks

Analysts at Liberum said the sectors most affected by the Scottish independence would be oil, life insurance and banking, with utilities, defence and housebuilders all having a mixed effect.

...[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Booker rises after positive first half

FTSE 250 movers: Booker rises after positive first half

Shares in Booker Group performed strongly on Thursday after the group reported a 3.1% year-on-year rise in like-for-like sales. The result was welcome by Peel Hunt, which said it continues to see "significant upside" at the cash and cash firm after a decent second-quarter update. The broker kept a 'buy' recommendation and 180p target price, hailing an "encouraging" statement.

...[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Friday preview: Referendum result due at 7am, BoE on 'stand-by'

Friday preview: Referendum result due at 7am, BoE on 'stand-by'

Thu, 18 September 2014

Rather politely, there is a dearth of major macroeconomic news and planned company announcements due on Friday, as Scotland's independence referendum result is delivered.... [more]

Griffin Mining non-exec adds 350,000 shares

Thu, 18 September 2014

A non-executive of Griffin Mining has added to his already large stake in the company with an additional 350,000 shares.... [more]

Sector movers: Precious metal miners fall as gold sinks after FOMC

Thu, 18 September 2014

Heavy falls in the prices of gold and silver saw precious metal miners drop on Thursday after the Federal Reserve lifted its outlook for interest rates.... [more]

Company News [more]

Alibaba said to have priced its IPO at $68, at the top end of its indicative range -WSJ

Alibaba said to have priced its IPO at $68, at the top end of its indicative range -WSJ

Thu, 18 September 2014

Chinese electronic commerce giant Alibaba has set the price for its US initial public offering at $68 per share — at the top end of the expected range — according to Dow Jones Newswires.... [more]

Friday preview: Referendum result due at 7am, BoE on 'stand-by'

Thu, 18 September 2014

Rather politely, there is a dearth of major macroeconomic news and planned company announcements due on Friday, as Scotland's independence referendum result is delivered.... [more]

Connemara Mining raises funds to cut costs

Thu, 18 September 2014

Connemara Mining company raised £400,800 on Thursday by issuing 20m shares at a price of 2p per share.... [more]

Economic News [more]

YouGov survey points to 'no' vote in Scottish referendum

Thu, 18 September 2014

Scotland is expected to vote ‘no’ in its referendum on independence from the UK, according to YouGov’s latest poll.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Griffin Mining non-exec adds 350,000 shares

Thu, 18 September 2014

A non-executive of Griffin Mining has added to his already large stake in the company with an additional 350,000 shares.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: All eyes on Scotland (and the Fed)

Fri, 12 September 2014

The coming week’s calendar is chock full of economic data and potentially market moving events.... [more]