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Thursday tips round-up: RBS, Icap

The speech delivered by the RBS boss at this year's Merrill Lynch banking conference, in London, was far more upbeat than the one delivered by his predecessor Fred Goodwin, in 2008, during the start of the last financial crisis. At the end of that day, six years ago now, the share price dropped by two-fifths. This time around the lender's current chief, Ross McEwan, highlighted how its 'bad bank' was not as faring as poorly as had been feared.
[Yesterday 19:09]

'Fat finger' error sees the cancellation of 381bn share orders in Tokyo

Share orders worth more than the size of Sweden's economy were cancelled in Tokyo after a 'fat finger' error, the Japan Securities Dealers Association has revealed.
[Yesterday 17:51]

Sector movers: Sainsbury leads market lower on strong trading volume

Grocers led the market lower as the news-flow surrounding the sector continued to be intensely negative, with investors' worries seemingly cristalysing as shares of Tesco continued to slide lower.
[Yesterday 17:02]

New iPhones will have limited effect on US economy

A US Capital Economics update has reported that the recent iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus releases may have some, albeit minor, effects on forthcoming US consumption and import data.
[Yesterday 16:57]

Strong sales drive Walker Greenbank H1 profits up

Interior furniture producer Walker Greenbank saw its pre-tax profits for the first half of the year rise from 2m to 2.3m, thanks to strong performances in its three main markets.
[Yesterday 16:52]

London close: Supermarkets drag FTSE to negative finish

The majority of UK stocks ended firmly in negative territory on Wednesday, thanks to weak UK and Eurozone manufacturing data, plunging supermarket stocks and a downbeat start to trading in the US.
[Yesterday 16:39]

FTSE 100 movers: Supermarkets lead downside after Sainsbury lowers outlook

Sainsbury was in the red after it cut its annual sales forecast and said it was reviewing its dividend. Its second quarter figures were better-than-expected, although it still posted a drop of 2.8% in like-for-like sales.
[Yesterday 16:29]

Central Asia Metals NXD sells 10 days before ex-divi date

Robert Cathery, a non-executive director of AIM miner Central Asia Metals sold 2.6m of shares at a price of 168.75p, a few days after the company put out its interim results and 10 days before the shares's ex-dividend date.
[Yesterday 16:14]

Thursday preview: ECB meets amid QE bets

European Central Bank (ECB) meets on Thursday amid pressure to boost stimulus measures to address low inflation and weak economic growth in the euro-area.
[Yesterday 16:00]

Ryanair told to repay airport aid by EU

European Union regulators have ordered three airlines, including Ryanair, Germanwings and TUIfly, to repay illegal subsidies they received from Germany's Zweibruecken airport in the form of lower fees.
[Yesterday 15:36]

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