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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 (BoE) unveiled softer-than-expected requirements for banks' leverage ratios and also thanks in part to an unexpected boost to stimulus from the Bank of Japan announced overnight.
[Yesterday 16:35]

FTSE 100 movers: Barclays and RBS rise after BoE unveils softer-than-expected requirements for leverage ratios

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 for leverage ratios.
[Yesterday 16:11]

1Spatial H1 in line with forecasts despite increase in losses

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.
[Yesterday 15:32]

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

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 is particularly true in the aftermath of the latest FOMC meeting, which put the state of the labour market front-and-centre in terms of determining their policy moves.
[Yesterday 15:24]

Gain Capital buys online trading firm City Index

Gain Capital has agreed to buy online trading firm City Index for about $118m.
[Yesterday 15:23]

Osborne questions impact of BoE's new regulations

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.
[Yesterday 15:22]

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

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 for leverage ratios.
[Yesterday 15:02]

Vedanta Resources says Cairn India has started polymer injection at Mangala

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.
[Yesterday 14:48]

Balfour Beatty completes sale of Parsons Brinckerhoff

Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has completed the sale of Parsons Brinckerhoff to WSP Global, it announced on Friday.
[Yesterday 14:19]

Banking stocks jump as FPC leverage ratio rules softer than feared

The Financial Policy Committee (FPC) announced tougher leverage ratio requirements for the UK's largest banks on Friday, though the rules were seen as softer than many had feared, causing banking stocks to surge in the City.
[Yesterday 14:07]



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