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London close: Barclays rises ahead of strategy update

Market Movers
[Thu 16:57]

FTSE 250 movers: Evraz, Ocado, Centamin, Debenhams

Russian steelmaker Evraz rebounded on Thursday following a slump a day earlier when it reported an eight per cent fall in crude steel production for the first quarter.
[Thu 14:38]

FTSE 100 movers: Barclays leads banks higher on shake-up speculation

The share price of Barclays rose strongly on Thursday amid speculation the bank could announce thousands of further job cuts in its investment banking division as part of a corporate shake-up.
[Thu 14:07]

London midday: Markets flat as Ukraine crisis dampens risk appetite

Ukraine turmoil continues as clashes turn deadly; Investors cautious ahead of four-day weekend; US corporate earnings in focus; Diageo, Remy Cointreau dampen sentiment in beverage sector.
[Thu 11:55]

London open: Diageo leads stocks lower ahead of Easter weekend

Ukraine crisis in focus as leaders meet in Geneva; US data, corporate earnings closely watched; Diageo drops as weak Q3 dampens growth.
[Thu 08:26]

London pre-open: Subdued start expected ahead of long weekend

UK stocks are set to open slightly lower on Thursday as investors adopt a cautious stance ahead of the four-day weekend amid ongoing turmoil in Ukraine.
[Thu 07:33]

London close: Stocks finish on upbeat note

FTSE closes up 42.56 points at 6,584.17; UK unemployment data drops to 6.9 per cent; US industrial production rises more than expected
[Wed 16:59]

FTSE 250 movers: JD sports climbs on expansion plans

JD Sports was a strong riser on Wednesday following reports the company is planning to expand overseas amid its recent chain of acquisitions. Its Chief Executive, Barry Brown, was quoted by Retail Week as saying: 'The opportunity is big especially in France and Germany. There are lots of markets we're not in where we want to be. We're continually approached by other retailers who want to be associated with us or do a joint venture.'
[Wed 14:19]

FTSE 100 movers: Sports Direct regains recent lost ground

Sports Direct, IAG and Ashtead have all been under heavy selling pressure over the past week as investors took profits following some impressive gains over the last year.
[Wed 13:45]

London midday: Sports Direct, Burberry and Tesco lead markets higher

Sports Direct gains as momentum stocks recovery; Tesco, Burberry and Persimmon impress with results; UK unemployment declines, China data mixed; Ukraine crisis escalates
[Wed 11:30]

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