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Share Price: 298.40
Bid: 298.45
Ask: 298.55
Change: 1.80 (0.61%)
Spread: 0.10 (0.03%)
Open: 299.75
High: 302.80
Low: 296.30
Yest. Close: 296.60
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Week Ahead: Lloyds, RBS, BP, US unemployment

Banking results season gets in to full swing with Lloyds and RBS giving first quarter updates. There are plenty of other blue-chip companies clamouring for the limelight but it will be hard to ignore the first quarter update from BP on Tuesday, while on the economic front, US jobless figures for Apr

27 Apr 12 11:54

Thursday newspaper round-up: Eurozone, BP, North Sea

Nicolas Sarkozy has promised to hold a referendum on Europe's fiscal pact, dealing a hammer-blow to Angela Merkel's "non-negotiable" plans to impose austerity on the Eurozone. The French president, who is struggling in his bid to be re-elected, said he intended to insert the "balanced budget" rule i

26 Apr 12 07:14

London close: Footsie up despite rising yields in Spain

- Int'l Power leads risers after bid from GDF - Energy stocks lifted by JP Morgan - Financials weighed down by euro worries The FTSE 100 finished slightly higher on Monday with investors shrugging off concerns about the Eurozone periphery as sentiment was lifted by upbeat economic data and the Citi

16 Apr 12 16:59

London close: Shell rallies as it denies oil slick blame

After a mixed morning session, London's top shares kicked on in the afternoon, buoyed by Wall Street's strength. Bulls seized upon comments by New York Fed President William Dudley who opined that the US economy is not yet firing on enough cylinders to make a serious dent in the jobless numbers.

12 Apr 12 17:11

Sector movers: GKN lifts autos, Shell weighs on oils

FTSE 100 engineering giant GKN was providing a lift to the automobiles and parts sector today after an upgrade from Credit Suisse. The Swiss broker raised its rating from neutral to outperform saying that following the 11% share price fall over the last month, any concerns surrounding the rumoured

12 Apr 12 15:03

London midday: Mid-caps set the pace

The top share index spent the morning spinning its wheels with most of the excitement taking place among the mid-cap stocks. Last night, the Federal Reserve's April Beige Book survey encouraged the maintenance of the status quo. The Fed's survey revealed that overall activity "continued to expand a

12 Apr 12 11:49

London open: Shell weighs on the Footsie

- Shell drops on oil sheen reports - GKN up after upgrade - World Bank cuts Chinese GDP forecast Despite an initial rise, the FTSE 100 index had fallen into the red within the opening hour with oil giant Shell providing a drag on reports of an oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico. Eurozone peripheral

12 Apr 12 08:19

London close: Banks, miners lead the rebound

- Spanish, Italian yields fall on ECB intervention speculation - Barclays leads banks higher after upgrade - UK retail sales values rise in March London's FTSE 100 index finished Wednesday's session strongly following a steep fall yesterday, as investors saw opportunity to build positions in two he

11 Apr 12 16:43

BHP Billiton approves Gulf of Mexico investment

Phase two of resources titan BHP Billiton's Mad Dog jointly-owned project in the Gulf of Mexico looks set to go out in the midday sun after the company's board approved the investment in the oil exploration programme. BHP Billiton's share of the investment, which will facilitate detailed engineerin

11 Apr 12 07:02

Total scrambles to control Edgin gas leak

French oil company Total's share price plunged 6% on Tuesday as the gas leak at one of its rigs in the North Sea continued in what has become a situation reminiscent of BP's Gulf of Mexico spill last year. The French oil company is now concentrating all its focus on putting a stop to the gas leak

28 Mar 12 08:59

London close: Oil and gas stocks slump after North Sea gas leak

- Elgin gas leak weighs on stocks - Wolseley, Compass disappoint after updates - Banks rise, RBS wanted on speculation UK stocks slumped in afternoon trade as earlier optimism quickly faded with consumer confidence data from the US disappointing late on. Meanwhile, oil and gas heavyweights were pro

27 Mar 12 16:27

BP offloads North Sea gas assets to Perenco

Oil titan BP is to pocket 400m dollars cash from selling its interests in its southern gas assets (SGA) in the UK North Sea to European oil and gas group Perenco. The FTSE 100 company is currently well into its $38bn disposal programme and, after this agreement, has already divested around $23bn-wo

27 Mar 12 15:00

London midday: Gains pared despite strong performance by banks

- Government may cut stake in RBS - Defensives sold off - Resolution could split before sale The Footsie was nearly back where it started by midday, after gains were trimmed as heavy losses for Resolution, Compass and utilities stocks weighed on the blue chip index. The earlier rise for London's

27 Mar 12 11:55

BP eyes asset sale after Osborne's oil budget

It looks like BP could be trying to cash in on some UK government largesse. The Sunday Times reported yesterday that the oil giant is offering to sell around £2bn worth of assets in the North Sea. The paper claims the sale has been prompted by the Chancellor George Osborne's decision in this year'

26 Mar 12 09:25

London open: Eurozone worries hold back stocks

- European markets cautious, Spanish index drops - Germany may back an increased firewall - Abderdeen advances after pre-close trading update Stocks edged higher on Monday morning, but gains were only moderate as concerns over Europe weighed on sentiment. The STOXX Europe 600 Index lost a total o

26 Mar 12 08:30

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