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Share Price: 321.90
Bid: 321.70
Ask: 321.90
Change: 8.80 (2.81%)
Spread: 0.20 (0.06%)
Open: 313.10
High: 323.80
Low: 311.80
Yest. Close: 313.10
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London close: Miners push Footsie higher

Footsie ended the day close to its high point though that was largely due to the strength of mining stocks rather than a rapturous reception to the UK Budget. What did get a rapturous reception, at least for a while, was the news that the voting by the Monetary Policy Committee in March on interest

23 Mar 11 17:19

London afternoon: Housebuilders get Budget boost

It would appear that the UK Budget was far from a blockbuster as the market has reacted phlegmatically to the Chancellor's big day. The headline grabbing move was the commitment to effectively abolish National Insurance and push up income tax to compensate, but this will not take effect for some t

23 Mar 11 15:00

London midday: Back to square one

Footsie ended the morning more or less where it started it, as investors sit tight ahead of the Budget speech at 12:30pm. Resource stocks are in demand, with ENRC sitting atop a buoyant mining sector and Cairn leading oils higher. Underlying profits more than doubled last year at Kazakhstan-based

23 Mar 11 12:24

London open: Market unsettled as Sainbury's disappoints

Budget days are normally quiet, but supermarket giant J Sainsbury's slightly disappointing trading update has unsettled the mood. Caution ahead of today's speech by the Chancellor will also be keeping some on the sidelines. Supermarket giant Sainsbury's grew like for like sales by slightly less th

23 Mar 11 09:00

BP raises $575m from Colorado gas sale

BP has sold its 93% interest in the Wattenberg, Colorado natural gas processing plant for $575.5m (£352m) as it continues its programme of asset disposals after the Macondo, Gulf of Mexico, oil spill and rig disaster. Anadarko, its partner in the ill-fated Macondo well is buying the gas plant for c

23 Mar 11 07:44

Wednesday tips round-up: Cairn Energy, Xaar...

Cairn Energy moved to a pre-tax profit of $577m (£352m) last year, against a small loss in 2009. Cairn also reported progress in Greenland, where it is conducting a widely watched exploration campaign. The group said the offshore-Greenland programme has "the potential for transformational growth".

23 Mar 11 06:54

BP sells storage and pipeline assets

Buckeye Partners is paying BP $225m for fuel storage and pipeline assets plus the oil giant's 50% stake in its Inland Corporation pipeline joint venture in Ohio. The assets include 33 refined products terminals and 992 miles of pipelines in the US. Inland owns 350 miles of active pipeline and 259

18 Mar 11 16:18

Monday newspaper round-up: Japan, Bahrain, Tullett Prebon...

An explosion rocked Japan's earthquake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Monday, escalating the emergency at the 40-year-old facility north of Tokyo. The blast, captured by television cameras, appeared to have occurred at the plant's No. 3 reactor building, where combustible hydrogen had b

14 Mar 11 06:33

Sunday newspaper round-up: Japan, Kaupthing, RBS...

Japan's giant car industry has announced a major shutdown as fears grow over the economic impact of Friday's devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami which has crippled much of the north-east of the country. The three largest motor manufacturers - Toyota, Honda and Nissan - said they would sto

13 Mar 11 10:17

London close: Japan gloom stifles rally

The devastating earthquake in Japan this morning overshadowed today's trading but shares struggled to climb into the blue and finished just a few points short. The tsunami resulting from the earthquake has already killed a large number of people in Japan, with police in the port of Sendai reporting

11 Mar 11 16:41

London afternoon: Rally runs out of steam

An attempt at continuing the late-morning rally fizzled out over the lunch time session, but prices are not as soft as might be expected given the array of bad news out there, such as the Japanese earthquake, the Libyan situation and the continuing concerns about European sovereign debt. The insura

11 Mar 11 14:29

FTSE 100 movers: BP's ethanol buy

BP is lower after it announced the $680m (£421m) acquisition of a Brazilian ethanol producer. BP has moved to improve its green credentials with the purchase of Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA). The acquisition is the oil giant's biggest ever in the alternative energy sector. Insurer P

11 Mar 11 12:49

London midday: Japan earthquake casts shadow

The earthquake in Japan is casting a shadow over trading today and the FTSE 100 sits just a few points above 5,800 now. The insurance sector has been hit by worries over the possible effects of the Japan earthquake. Aviva, Legal & General and Prudential are suffering losses. The damage caused by th

11 Mar 11 12:21

BP acquires Brazil biofuels group for £421m

BP has moved to improve its green credentials with the purchase of Brazilian ethanol and sugar producer Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA) for $680m (£421m). The acquisition is the oil giant's biggest ever in the alternative energy sector. BP, whose reputation for environmental friendlin

11 Mar 11 09:15

Thursday newspaper round-up: European bonds, gilts, BP

Political paralysis in Brussels and monetary tightening by the European Central Bank has set off a fresh spasm of the eurozone bond crisis, pushing spreads on Portuguese, Irish and Greek bonds to post-EMU records. Portugal edged closer to the brink yesterday, having to pay almost 6pc to raise two-y

10 Mar 11 06:01

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