House builder Taylor Wimpey said its sales performance since the start of the year had been "at the upper end of our expectations" but lamented that mortgage lending remained a constricting factor on the market. [25 Apr '13]
A number of heavyweight stocks going ex-dividend assured that London's FTSE 100 index was in the red for a fourth consecutive day on Wednesday, while concerns over the global economy continued to weigh on sentiment. [17 Apr '13]
UBS has upgraded its ratings for both Redrow and Bovis and now has 'buy' recommendations across the whole UK housebuilding sector, saying that the government's new initiatives should be beneficial for stocks. [26 Mar '13]
Markets on the whole gave a muted reaction to George Osborne's Budget Statement today, in which he warned that Britain would grow less and borrow more than originally estimated, while traders continued to digest developments elsewhere, including the Cypriot bailout and a meeting at the US Federal Reserve. [20 Mar '13]
Shares in Barratt Developments, Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon, Bellway, Redrow and Bovis Homes Group all charged higher on Wednesday afternoon after the Chancellor, George Osborne, said in his 2013 Budget speech that the government was launching a programme to help people get on, or move up, the property ladder. [20 Mar '13]
For a third day in a row, the FTSE 100 index rallied in afternoon trade on the back of strong economic figures from America, as investors temporarily shrugged off concerns about the automatic spending cuts which kick in later today. [1 Mar '13]
Hikma Pharmaceuticals on Friday confirmed that it has received several unsolicited enquiries in its Injectables business and is now undertaking a review of strategic options for its future, prompting a strong rise in the share price. [1 Mar '13]
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