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London close: Positive finish after banking sector rises on Fitch comments

London-listed stocks ended the day higher following a relatively steady morning of gains and a slight dip mid afternoon, with the FTSE 100 ending 23.31 points higher at 6,821.46.
[4 Hours Ago]

FTSE 100 movers: Reed Elsevier leads risers

Reed Elsevier was the top riser after it reported a 4% increase in half year revenue at constant currency and a 5% increase in the dividend.
[4 Hours Ago]

FTSE 250 movers: Howden Joinery rises on strong first half

First-half results from Howden Joinery received a warm welcome from the market as the kitchen and joinery products group delivered a decent jump in interim profits and reported a strong start to the second half. Howden-branded UK depots generated revenue of 428.2m in the first half, up 11.6%, helped by the opening of 17 new depots, taking the total to 576.
[5 Hours Ago]

London midday: Stocks erase losses as banks and housebuilders gain

UK stocks managed to turn around after a weak start, with rising banking and housing stocks offsetting a negative reaction to the latest results from Kingfisher and Easyjet.
[9 Hours Ago]

London open: UK stocks fall as Kingfisher, Easyjet and Unilever disappoint

UK stocks declined on Thursday as a negative reaction to results from Kingfisher, Easyjet and Unilever weighed on markets.
[11 Hours Ago]

London pre-open: Flat start ahead of retail sales, corporate news

A flat start is predicted for the FTSE following mixed trading in Asia and the US and ahead of a busy day for corporate earnings.
[13 Hours Ago]

London close: Stocks rise as Carney stresses gradual rate hike

UK stocks gained after the Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney said interest rate increases will be more restrained than in the past as the economy continues to face challenges.
[Yesterday 17:00]

FTSE 250 movers: Renishaw surges as investors celebrate strong finish to year

Renishaw's market value increased by almost a fifth on Wednesday as the engineering company delivered an all-time high annual revenue of 355.5m in the year to June 30th after a record fourth quarter. Numis upgraded the stock from 'hold' to 'add' today, helping the stock rise 19% by the afternoon.
[Yesterday 14:37]

FTSE 100 movers: GlaxoSmithKline shares tank as drugmaker lowers outlook

The share price ofGlaxoSmithKline tanked 6% on Wednesday afternoon, leading the fallers on the FTSE 100, as the drugmaker disappointed with a 4% drop in quarterly sales to 5.6bn and lowered its full-year outlook. It now expects to deliver 2014 full-year core earnings per share "broadly similar to last year", down from its previous estimate of 4-8% growth.
[Yesterday 14:31]

London midday: FTSE 100 tops 6,800 as earnings impress

UK stocks were trading at their highest level in over two weeks on Wednesday as well-received updates from Capita, BHP Billiton and Renishaw gave sentiment a boost.
[Yesterday 12:08]

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