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Share Price: 294.20
Bid: 294.05
Ask: 294.20
Change: -10.35 (-3.40%)
Spread: 0.15 (0.05%)
Open: 300.00
High: 300.85
Low: 292.20
Yest. Close: 304.55
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Tuesday tips round-up: Brit Insurance, BP, Hochschild Mining...

Private equity looked to be closing in on Brit Insurance, the sponsor of the England cricket team, on Friday after US firm Apollo was joined by peer CVC Capital Partners in making an improved bid of up to £870m for the insurance group. The Lloyds of London insurer said it expected to recommend the

21 Sep 10 06:39

London close: Second wind lifts Footsie higher

A strong start on Wall Street ensured Footsie finished with good gains having started the day on a strong footing. US shares moved ahead including housebuilder and economic bellwether Lennar, which beat profit forecasts. Part-nationalised banking giant Lloyds Banking held up well after it was ann

20 Sep 10 16:40

London afternoon: Lloyds up as Daniels names exit date

Stocks gave up a proportion of their gains over the lunch time session despite expectations of a firm start on Wall Street. Part-nationalised banking giant Lloyds Banking is holding up well after it was announced that chief executive Eric Daniels is to retire in a year's time. The move was not unex

20 Sep 10 14:29

London midday: US coast guard verdicts lifts BP

Investors are in an optimistic frame of mind ahead of the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting tomorrow. The 'glass half full' crowd are expecting the FOMC to announce further measures to revitalise the global economy. Barely a dozen Footsie constituents are in the red, an

20 Sep 10 12:09

London open: Bright start for blue chips

UK blue chips have made good ground in early dealings with oil and mining groups in demand. BP is the top performer after the US coast guard signalled that the oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico has been permanently sealed. US authorities described the leak from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexic

20 Sep 10 08:37

London pre-open: Positive start indicated

UK blue chips are expected to post modest gains early doors as Wall Street ended higher Friday. Futures prices indicate an initial gain of about 16 points for the FTSE 100, hoping to snap a three-day losing streak. BAE Systems has strengthened its position in the US counter-terrorism market with t

20 Sep 10 07:26

BP finally seals leaking Macondo well

BP has finally capped the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, US officials said Sunday. "Additional regulatory steps will be undertaken but we can now state definitively that the Macondo Well poses no continuing threat to the Gulf of Mexico," US official Admiral Thad Allen said. A relief well cut

19 Sep 10 20:49

London afternoon: Footsie goes flat

The afternoon session has seen Footsie heading backwards and even dipping below last night's level at one stage, and with company news thin on the ground the temptation for traders to make an early start to the week-end must be high. Invensys has been usurped from its position as best performing bl

17 Sep 10 14:45

London midday: Prices come off the top

Having enjoyed a brief foray above 5,600 Footsie has slipped back below that level as miners come off the top, though the index remains in positive territory on the day. Invensys leads the way overall after the engineer became the exclusive supplier of railway signalling to Chinese rolling stock ma

17 Sep 10 12:27

BP completes relief well

Oil giant BP has finished work on a relief well in the Gulf of Mexico that will pave the way for the company to permanently seal the leaking Macondo well. The head of the relief well is situated about 100 feet from the Macondo well and intersects with it around 6,000 yards below the surface of the

17 Sep 10 09:15

London open: Footsie pushes higher

After yesterday's sluggish performance London has more of a spring in its step today. Only three blue chips are down at present, with miners again going well after the late rally on Wall Street overnight. Vedanta and Kazakhmys are the sector stars this morning. Invensys leads the way overall after

17 Sep 10 09:00

Thursday newspaper round-up: BP, Aviva, Rok

BP may abandon plans to drill for oil in deep water off the Shetland Islands amid continuing criticism of the company over its safety practices, Tony Hayward revealed last night. In one of his final public appearances as chief executive of the oil producer, Mr Hayward told the Commons Energy Select

16 Sep 10 06:07

London close: Lower close as rally falters

Footsie closed a few points in the red Wednesday as a rally brought about by an improvement on Wall Street lost momentum. The US had a weak start following poorly-received manufacturing figures but sentiment recovered as trading progressed. Here, BP was lower in line with weaker oil prices, with t

15 Sep 10 16:35

London afternoon: Retailers provide some cheer

Resource stocks remain a weight around Footsie's neck and have been joined over the lunch time session by banks, which are lower as the market ponders the implications of the Basel III banking guidelines. BP is lower in line with weaker oil prices, with the oil giant suffering more than its peers

15 Sep 10 14:29

London midday: Footsie hobbled by resource stocks

Resource stocks are dragging London lower despite a good showing by retailers. Lower commodity prices are largely responsible for the sell off of commodity stocks, though legal battles also hover over a couple of stocks. BP is lower in line with weaker oil prices, with the oil giant suffering more

15 Sep 10 11:58

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