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London close: Markets up on positive company news

The London market closed in positive territory for the second time this week as traders weary of negative economic news took heart from upbeat corporate results.
[Yesterday 17:04]

Travis Perkins divisional COO sells 5,200 shares

Andrew Harrison, the divisional chief operating officer of Travis Perkins, has reduced his stake in the group with the sale of 5,200 shares.
[Yesterday 16:13]

Investec welcomes Supergroup shake-up but warns on weather

Broker Investec has welcomed changes at the top at fashion retailer Supergroup but is cutting its forecasts amid worries about the impact of warm weather on clothing retailers.
[Yesterday 16:06]

FTSE 100 movers: GlaxoSmithKline leads risers after pleasing with Q3 results

Drug giant Glaxosmithkline (GSK) rose after the pharmaceutical giant said core operating profit fell by just 6% to 1.89bn, compared with the 1.71bn forecast.
[Yesterday 16:05]

Car insurers lead market gains after AA data on premiums

British car insurers were the best of the lot in the London market after motoring group AA reported that Shoparound premiums - an aggregation of the five cheapest premiums available - rose by 1.2% in the latest quarter to reach 531.
[Yesterday 15:52]

FTSE 250 movers: Car insurers accelerate after AA figures

Figures out from AA Insurance lifted shares in car insurers on Wednesday, prompting Esure to motor ahead to the top of the second tier leaderboard. The AA said that comprehensive rates had risen 2.8% in the third quarter, with third party rates climbing 6.6% - the first quarterly increase in two years.
[Yesterday 15:38]

Thursday preview: Showtime for Tesco as struggling retailer unveils H1 results

Tesco will be the company on most traders' watchlists on Thursday as the supermarket unveils its highly-anticipated half-year results.
[Yesterday 15:18]

Synthomer snaps up remaining half of Azko Nobel joint-venture

Chemicals group Synthomer has completed bought out joint venture Akzo Nobel's share of Eka Synthomer Oy, a Finnish paper latex producer.
[Yesterday 15:14]

US CPI rises slightly faster than expected in September

US consumer prices remained unchanged in September at a 1.7% year-on-year rate of change, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labour Statistics.
[Yesterday 15:10]

Randgold CEO calls on DRC to promote mining investment

Randgold Resources' chief executive officer Mark Bristow has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to develop a mining code to promote the country's international competitiveness, warning the government against the risks of getting it wrong.
[Yesterday 14:44]

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