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FTSE 250 movers: Centamin rises on law change hopes

Centamin rose strongly on the back of hopes a change in the law could resolve the Egyptian mining row.
[1 Hour Ago]

FTSE 100 movers: AstraZeneca leads after revenue beats expectations

AstraZeneca rose on the back of better-than-expected revenue growth of three per cent in the first quarter, driven by the pharmaceutical company's diabetes franchise. Shares were up despite earnings falling more than expected. AstraZeneca's share price surged earlier this week on speculation it could be susceptible to a takeover bid from Pfizer.
[2 Hours Ago]

FTSE 250 movers: Drax sinks after power station setback

Shares in renewable energy provider Drax lost more than 13 per cent of their value on Wednesday, hit by the group's announcement that one of its power station units was no longer deemed eligible by the UK government for an investment contract.
[Yesterday 15:50]

FTSE 100 movers: ABF rises US expansion plans, broker upgrade

Associated British Foods was in the top spot on the FTSE 100 after the company announced its intention to expand its fast-growing Primark brand into the US towards the end of next year.
[Yesterday 15:00]

FTSE 250 movers: Pharmaceutical stocks surge

Worldwide Healthcare Trust and Hikma Pharmaceuticals tracked their FTSE 100 peers higher after AstraZeneca gained strongly on the back of takeover speculation, Shire rose following broker comment, and GSK also jumped after announcing a massive three-part deal with Swiss pharmaceuticals peer Novartis.
[Tue 15:10]

FTSE 100 movers: AstraZeneca surges on takeover speculation

AstraZeneca was rising strongly on speculation that Pfizer could make a takeover approach for the company, in a transaction valued in the region of 60bn pounds, representing the biggest deal ever in the industry's history and the largest foreign takeover of a UK business on record.
[Tue 14:37]

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.
[17 Apr '14]

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.
[17 Apr '14]

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.'
[16 Apr '14]

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.
[16 Apr '14]



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