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London close: FTSE ends higher after data-heavy day

The biggest London-listed stocks ended the week on an upbeat note after data-heavy session around for the UK, the Eurozone and the US.
[Yesterday 17:23]

FTSE 100 movers: Supermarkets provide drag after Tesco issues profit warning

Shares in Tesco fell sharply on Friday after the supermarket giant announced it expects profits to fall by as much as 27% this year and its interim dividend to be cut by 75%. New boss Dave Lewis, who due to take over from Philip Clarke, will now join the group one month earlier than planned on 1 September.
[Yesterday 15:46]

FTSE 250 movers: rises despite wider H1 losses

Gaming giant was a strong riser despite reporting wider first-half losses, which reflected a fall in casino and poker revenues. Loss before tax in the six months to 30 June 2014 came to 94m, up from 11.6 the previous year.
[Yesterday 15:13]

London midday: Traders debate likelihood of ECB action

UK stocks were registering only a slight advance towards midday, as investors debated the prospect for further easing from the European Central Bank at the 4 September policy meeting and ahead of a spate of high-frequency data due for release later Stateside.
[Yesterday 12:34]

London open: Stocks rise ahead of spate of economic indicators

UK stocks were registering only slight gains in the early going ahead of the release of the latest Eurozone inflation numbers and a spate of high-frequency data which are due for release later on Stateside.
[Yesterday 09:34]

London pre-open: FTSE to open almost flat amid rising tensions

With tensions between Ukraine and Russia once again mounting, UK stocks are set for only a very modest gain at Friday's opening bell.
[Yesterday 07:40]

London close: Footsie falls on economic uncertainty and political woes

The London market ended Thursday on a low note as investors faced with a relative lack of corporate news were left to mull over weak European economic data and renewed geopolitical tensions.
[Thu 17:18]

FTSE 250 movers: Playtech rises after boosting dividend

Playtech shares rose strongly after the group reported a rise in revenue and boosted its interim dividend. It also confirmed several new contracts.
[Thu 16:15]

FTSE 100 movers: CSR rises on rumours

Wireless technology group CSR jumped on rumours that the firm is considering a sale. According to the Financial Times, the UK chipmaker has received takeover offers from a number of rival semiconductor manufacturers and could fetch a price of as much as $3bn, compared with Wednesday's closing price of $1.57bn.
[Thu 16:14]

London midday: Profit-taking, Ukraine tensions hit UK stocks

UK stocks retreated from an eight-week high on Thursday as renewed geopolitical tensions and uncertainty regarding European monetary policy prompted investors to take profits after the recent rally.
[Thu 12:14]

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