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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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BP closes Alaska oil pipeline after leak

Shares in BP fell after the oil giant that is still reeling from last year's spill in the Gulf of Mexico shut down a major oil pipeline in Alaska due to a leak. The pipeline is responsible for about 12% of the US's total crude oil output. BP was one of the heaviest fallers in the FTSE 100 after th

10 Jan 11 11:58

Monday newspaper round-up: Smith & Nephew, BP, Portugal...

The healthcare group Smith & Nephew has rejected an offer from its American rival Johnson & Johnson, it emerged last night. The offer is reported to have been pitched at exactly £1 more than the 650p S&N shares closed at on Friday and would have valued the group at almost £6.7bn. A company spokesma

10 Jan 11 06:42

Broker tips for 2011

Analysts are predicting a bullish year for the UK market on hopes a global economic recovery will kick in. Here are a few of the companies brokers think will lead the advance. Standard Life predicts the FTSE 100, which has risen around 25% since July, could rise by a further 15% to 6,900 by the end

7 Jan 11 15:37

London close: Snow deluge buries Footsie

Footsie succumbed to the growing list of businesses hit by the snow over the Christmas holidays and closed lower for the first time this week. December's snowfalls cost British Airways about £50m in the third quarter and a little more at the start of January. BA, due to complete its £5.7bn merger w

6 Jan 11 16:43

Cost cuts and time saving caused BP oil spill

Decisions taken by the three main contractors involved in the BP oil spill to save both money and time contributed to the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a White House panel. A 48-page report blasted safety standards across the industry, but reserved special attention for BP, Halliburt

6 Jan 11 08:07

Thursday newspaper round-up: BP, global boom, Osborne

All three main contractors in the BP oil spill took decisions that cut costs but increased the risk of a catastrophic blow-out at the well-head, the final report of the White House panel concluded last night. In a scathing indictment of safety standards across the industry, the report said the worst

6 Jan 11 06:31

London close: Strong start to 2011 continues

An afternoon rally helped the FTSE 100 build on yesterday's strong start to the year and stay at levels not seen since the first half of 2008, well in advance of the global economic crash. The turnaround in fortunes was inspired by some strong US jobs data, with payroll processor ADP reporting a re

5 Jan 11 16:44

London afternoon: Footsie back above 6,000

Footsie has scrambled back above 6,000 over the lunch time session though the blue-chip index remains slightly lower on the day. Miners remain a drag on the index, with the likes of Antofagasta, Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Kazakhmys falling back in line with softer metals prices. Retailers

5 Jan 11 14:04

London midday: Shares give back some gains

The FTSE 100 is firmly in the red after yesterday's strong gains amid weakness in the mining and retail sectors. With metals prices falling back following a strong run recently, miners such as Antofagasta, BHP Billiton and Kazakhmys are weak. Retailers are in focus, with Next one of the top riser

5 Jan 11 12:07

London open: Blue chips open lower

London has opened weaker, continuing the softer trend seen towards the end of yesterday's session with retailers and food groups under pressure. The snow lost Next an estimated £22m of full price sales in the run-up to Christmas - about 2.2% of the season's total sales - although the high street fa

5 Jan 11 08:56

Ex-BP man Inglis joins Petrofac

Oil fabrications giant Petrofac has confirmed the appointment of Andy Inglis, the former head of BP's exploration and production and who was in charge of safety at the time of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Inglis will head up Petrofac's Energy Developments and Production Solutions businesses. He wi

5 Jan 11 07:07

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Oil, Wheat, BP...

High oil prices threaten to derail the fragile economic recovery among developed nations this year, the leading energy watchdog has warned, putting pressure on the Opec oil cartel to increase production. Over the past year the oil import costs for the 34 mostly rich countries that make up the Organ

5 Jan 11 06:37

London close: FTSE 100 storms past 6,000

The top share index lost some if its strong early gains ahead of the close, but still finished above the psychologically important 6,000 point mark on a storming start to 2011. Oil giant BPwas boosted by reports that rival Shell looked into making a bid for the company in the wake of last year's G

4 Jan 11 16:36

London afternoon: Triple digit rise for Footsie

Bid speculation is adding froth to a London stock market already playing catch-up with European and US markets that posted strong gains yesterday. Oil giant BPis boosted by reports that rival Shell looked into making a bid for the company in the wake of last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which s

4 Jan 11 14:31

FTSE 100 movers: Banks push higher

Banks are helping to push the index higher on the back of positive economic data published yesterday. RBS, Barclays and Lloyds are all ahead. Bid rumours have boosted BP with talk that Shell has considered an offer for the giant oil company. Silver miner Fresnillo continues to rise on the bac

4 Jan 11 13:40

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