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Share Price: 171.58
Bid: 171.48
Ask: 171.52
Change: 4.92 (2.95%)
Spread: 0.04 (0.02%)
Open: 166.06
High: 176.18
Low: 164.66
Yest. Close: 166.66
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London midday: Mixed reception for deluge of updates

London's leading share index is uncertain today as the continuing stream of company updates gets a mixed reception. Kazakhstan-focused copper miner Kazakhmys is in demand after it said underlying profits were 24% ahead in the first half and revealed details of a $250m buy-back programme. The group

25 Aug 11 12:10

London open: Company results drive FTSE 100 up 0.7%

Some pleasing company results drove the Footsie higher in early trading while the banks were also providing a lift. Kazakhstan-focused copper miner Kazakhmys was a high riser after it said underlying profits were 24% ahead in the first half and revealed details of a $250m buy-back programme. The gr

25 Aug 11 08:32

London close: Results drive stocks higher, Man up after upgrade

Stocks finished with good gains after an uncertain start, with strong economic data from the US overriding the earlier mixed reception to today's raft of company updates. US orders for goods made to last more than three years, such as planes, cars and washing machines, rose by 4% in July, having fa

24 Aug 11 16:38

London midday: Stocks mixed after stream of updates

The leading share index is flitting between red and blue amid differing receptions for today's stream of updates. Investors in Admiral are feeling mutinous despite pre-tax profits growing by 27%. However, according to a Thomson Reuters poll, the result was a slight miss. Miner BHP Billiton is hig

24 Aug 11 12:10

London open: Admiral drags Footsie into the red

Early gains proved short-lived as the blue chip index in London fell into the red by 08.32, dragged lower by Admiral and the miners, who were registering losses on the back of falling metals prices. Admiral was the worst performer on the FTSE 100, losing over 5% after despite pre-tax profits growi

24 Aug 11 08:29

Sector movers: GSK gives pharma sector a booster

The pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector was among the best performing sectors on Monday, helped by its giant constituent GlaxoSmithKline. The FTSE 100 drugs and healthcare firm announced that it is to buy up over a quarter of UK-based biotech firm Autifony Therapeutics through its wholly-owned

22 Aug 11 15:27

London close: Stocks slump again

Volatility returned with a vengeance on Thursday, with the leading share index slumping back towards the lows it hit last week. The day got off to a bad start after a gloomy report on global economic growth from Morgan Stanley and things got worse after some more poor figures from the US. The glob

18 Aug 11 16:40

London midday: More losses amid global worries

London's leading share index is nursing heavy losses now, with global worries over economic growth continuing to hurt sentiment. Miners are among the worst performers, with Kazakhmys, Vedanta and Rio Tinto deep in the red. FTSE 100 mining giants Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Xstrata also fall d

18 Aug 11 12:03

London open: Miners drag Footsie below 5,300

Just five stocks were making gains at 8.35am on Wednesday, as the blue chip index opened below the 5,300 level. The miners were among the worst performers, with Kazakhmys, Vedanta and Rio Tinto among the heaviest fallers, partially offsetting the gains made yesterday. FTSE 100 mining giants Anglo

18 Aug 11 08:34

London close: Financials drag Footsie lower

Following a steep decline early on, the blue chip index staged a partial recovery on the back of a positive start on Wall Street. Nevertheless, the Footsie still finished in the red, as losses for financial stocks outweighed gains in the mining sector. Meanwhile, it was revealed today that all nine

17 Aug 11 16:46

Spectre of transaction tax hits financial shares

Suggestions that European leaders could resurrect the idea of a financial transaction tax have sent shares in banks and bourses into a spin. A meeting of Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday offered little by way of concrete plans to solve the ongoing Eurozone debt crisis.

17 Aug 11 12:32

FTSE 100 Movers: France and Germany's new tax sees index drop

The FTSE 100 dropped 0.9% on opening, with Icap, a broker for financial institutions, leading the journey south after a proposal by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to introduce a new tax on financial transactionS. RBS and Barclay's share prices were also suffer

17 Aug 11 11:50

Sector movers: Spectris bolsters gains in electronic sector

Gains for FTSE 250 precision instrumentation and controls company Spectris are bolstering the electronic and electrical equipment sector on Monday. Spectris's shares rose 5% to 1,416p (3.35pm) after it announced that it is to acquire Omega, a privately held US business providing measurement and con

15 Aug 11 15:17

FTSE 100 Movers: Banks suffer while miners do well

BP saw a rise despite announcing that its growth could be hampered because it "cannot find skilled workers". With the price of silver on the up it was no surprise to see that precious metals miner Fresnillo was performing well, topping the board at almost 5%. It was a similar story for Kazakhmy

15 Aug 11 11:47

London close: Stocks soar as outlook brightens

Stocks were posting meaty gains heading into the weekend after four Eurozone countries banned short-selling banking stocks and strong retail sales in the US. France, Italy, Spain and Belgium have banned short-selling of financial stocks in an attempt to prevent further slides in banking stocks' sha

12 Aug 11 16:40

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