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Share Price: 318.80
Bid: 318.10
Ask: 318.25
Change: 5.70 (1.82%)
Spread: 0.15 (0.05%)
Open: 313.10
High: 326.45
Low: 311.80
Yest. Close: 313.10
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FTSE 100 movers: Smiths rejects medical bid

Smiths Group is the best performer today following the revelation that it turned down a £2.45bn bid for its medical division from private equity firm Apax. Credit Suisse had previously estimated the medical division was worth £2.1bn. Even so, Smiths did not want to pursue talks at the indicative b

17 Jan 11 13:21

BP sets sights on Russia's Arctic wastes

Oil giant BP, still recovering from last year's disastrous spill in the Gulf of Mexico, now has its sights set on the vast untapped oil wealth thought to exist beneath the Arctic ice. Its strategic global alliance with Russia's Rosneft gives it access to three licence blocks on the Russian Arctic c

17 Jan 11 12:28

London midday: Shares still seeking direction

The top share index remains little changed despite the M&A excitement. US markets are closed today, so shares will have to look elsewhere for inspiration if they are to burst into life. BP is in demand after the oil giant announced a controversial landmark deal with Rosneft, the Russian state oil c

17 Jan 11 12:11

London open: Deals keep blue chips ahead

London has opened moderately firmer, with potential M&A deals outweighing a weak start for the miners. BP has opened higher after the oil giant announced a controversial landmark deal with Rosneft, the Russian state oil company. As well as confirming the tie-up with Rosneft, BP said it has been aw

17 Jan 11 08:37

London pre-open: All eyes on BP

Attention is focused on BP this morning after the oil giant announced a controversial landmark deal with Rosneft, the Russian state oil company. The market overall is tipped to open moderately firmer, with the blue-chip index seen opening around 10 points up from Friday's close. As well as confirm

17 Jan 11 07:35

BP wins 4 deepwater licences; market welcomes Rosneft tie-up

Oil giant BP has been awarded four deepwater blocks off the coast of south Australia. BP said that it will explore Exploration Permit for Petroleum (EPP) areas EPP 37, EPP 38, EPP 39 and EPP 40 covering an area of 24,000 square kilometres for oil and gas reserves, with the right to develop any comm

17 Jan 11 07:02

Monday newspaper round-up: Euro summit, BP, Steel...

The oil company formerly run by imprisoned oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has fired off a warning to BP shareholders, saying their deal with the Kremlin is founded on "illegal auctions, bogus bankruptcy fire sales and expropriations". Yukos, formerly Russia's biggest oil producer, said last night th

17 Jan 11 06:42

BP courts more controversy with Russian tie-up

BP's share swap with state-owned Russian oil giant Rosneft has already provoked fierce opposition even though it was signed only two days ago. BP announced late Friday it had signed a deal that would see the UK firm issue the equivalent of a 5% stake in new shares to Rosneft in return for a 9.5% st

16 Jan 11 12:42

Sunday newspaper round-up: BP, Smith & Nephew, Interest rates...

Russia's Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, has promised to give BP "the most favourable tax treatment" in the Arctic as its £10bn deal with the Kremlin was greeted with cautious optimism by investors yesterday. Late on Friday night, BP agreed to issue £5bn of shares to Russian state-backed oil compa

16 Jan 11 10:58

Wednesday newspaper round-up: J Sainsbury, Oil exploration, Bob Diamond...

J Sainsbury has overtaken Asda as Britain's second-largest supermarket, seven years after it lost the position. Industry figures yesterday revealed that a strong Christmas performance by the London-based grocer enabled it to overtake its Leeds rival, capping a dismal 2010 for Asda. Sainsbury's sha

12 Jan 11 06:37

Oil spill panel calls for increased regulation

The US presidential commission has called for increased oil drilling regulations and the creation of a drilling safety agency to prevent a repeat of last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling recommended increasin

11 Jan 11 16:21

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Bonuses, BSkyB, Goldman Sachs...

Downing Street pulled back yesterday from tough regulation of City bonuses and rejected a tax raid on banks in a move that will be seen as further blow to Vince Cable. Bankers may be asked to be more open about their multimillion-pound bonuses but will not face a windfall tax or curbs on pay after

11 Jan 11 06:32

London close: Miners hold back FTSE 100

The top share index was firmly in negative territory at the close of trading, despite M&A excitement concerning Smith & Nephew The joint replacement specialist jumped more than 10% following reports it turned down a bid approach from US rival Johnson & Johnson just before Christmas. Sticking with

10 Jan 11 17:01

London afternoon: Miners a drag

Footsie moved sideways over the lunch time trading session. Mining stocks continue to weigh the blue-chip index down, but oil stocks provide some cheer. A decline in copper imports into commodity-hungry China sent prices for the red metal lower. Kazakhmys, which transports copper from its Kazakhsta

10 Jan 11 14:20

London midday: FTSE 100 stuck lower

Shares remain rooted in negative territory in spite of a big jump from artificial joint specialist Smith & Nephew following reports of an offer from Johnson & Johnson. Miners are holding back the top share index. A decline in copper imports into commodity-hungry China sent prices for the red metal

10 Jan 11 12:11

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