Confirmation of a massive bond-buying programme by the European Central Bank (ECB) was well-received by the market on Thursday, with mining stocks among the best performers as shares benefited from an increase in risk appetite. [22 Jan '15]
Expectations for continued loose monetary policy in the UK and hopes for government bond purchases in the Eurozone gave stock markets a big lift on Wednesday, with London's FTSE 100 rising to its highest in nearly seven weeks. [21 Jan '15]
Pearson, the Financial Times and education publisher, rose strongly after guiding to higher profits in 2015 as it maintained its forecast for results last year. Adjusted earnings per share should rise to 75p-80p this year, compared with an estimated 66p in 2014. [21 Jan '15]
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