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Monday newspaper round-up: Lloyds, BP, Barley

The Bank of England has warned Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland that they could face penalties from Brussels if there was an extension of the special funding scheme put in place during the financial crisis. The Bank believes that such an extension could break European Union state aid rules, becaus

9 Aug 10 06:40

Sunday newspaper round-up: BP, Vodafone, Hewlett-Packard...

The disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has cost BP's top five executives £30m, an analysis of the oil group's accounts shows. The personal losses have been triggered by the plunge in the group's share price, which has fallen by a third since the Gulf well ruptured. The fall has wiped out t

8 Aug 10 08:36

London close: US unemployment rise sinks Footsie

London's leading share index gave up a brief rally to close in the red after a jittery day in which well-received company results were overshadowed by disappointing US unemployment figures. The economy shed 131,000 jobs in July, according to figures from the Labor Department, with 143,000 public se

6 Aug 10 16:49

BP finishes cementing broken Gulf well

BP moved another step closer to ending the Gulf of Mexico oil spill by completing cementing operations at the MC252 well, part of the "static kill" procedure. The oil giant, which began the operation earlier this week by pumping mud into the broken well, was given clearance to begin cementing yeste

6 Aug 10 07:52

Friday newspaper round-up: Royal Bank of Scotland, Wheat, Barclays

Royal Bank of Scotland is today expected to announce the sale of the UK's leading credit card payment processing business to private equity in a £2bn ($3.18bn) deal expected to generate an £800m to £900m book gain. People close to the transaction said RBS hoped to announce the sale of its Global Me

6 Aug 10 06:32

London close: Footsie finishes lower

Blue chips closed lower on a mixed day for company results. Insurers rose on the back of figures from Aviva and RSA, but banks slipped back on Barclays' numbers. Disappointing unemployment data from the US also undermined confidence, while the decision from the Bank of England and ECB to keep inter

5 Aug 10 16:56

London afternoon: Insurers in demand

Company results have divided opinion in the market today leaving the FTSE 100 in a mixed-up mood, while second-liners make decisive headway. Insurers are doing their bit to push the market higher with Aviva and RSA Insurance both firmer after releasing figures. Aviva reported a better-than-expect

5 Aug 10 14:23

London midday: Footsie stays strong after rally

Footsie seems to have stabilised in positive territory amid a mixed reception for today's deluge of company updates. There were no surprises from the Bank of England today as its Monetary Policy Committee kept rates on hold at 0.5%. Insurer Aviva is currently the best performer after it reported a

5 Aug 10 12:32

London open: Shares drop amid flood of results

London's blue chips are slightly lower as investors consider a mixed bag of corporate results on what is set to be one of the busiest days of the year. Cobham is leading the fallers, down more than 6%, after the defence and aerospace products group saw pre-tax profits fall in the half year to June

5 Aug 10 08:20

London pre-open: Hesitant step forward expected

On what is set to be one of the busiest days of the year for big company announcements London is poised to open moderately firmer, with the FTSE 100 index tipped by City traders to open around 14 points higher. Banking giant Barclays reported a 44% rise in first half pre-tax profits as profits at t

5 Aug 10 07:34

BP cleared to start cementing leaking well

Fresh from its apparent success plugging the leaking Maconda well in the Gulf of Mexico with mud, oil giant BP has been given clearance to start the cementing part of its 'static kill' process. The company said it had received authorisation from the National Incident Commander (NIC) to conduct ceme

5 Aug 10 07:14

Thursday newspaper round-up: BP, Liverpool FC, Debenhams

President Barack Obama said the "long battle" to combat the Gulf of Mexico disaster had reached a turning point as a new government report showed that the majority of the spilt oil had disappeared. In his most positive statement on the crisis since the accident on April 20 that killed 11 workers, Mr

5 Aug 10 06:13

London close: Rally falls short

The FTSE 100 briefly made it into positive territory in the afternoon session but that only lured out more sellers and the blue-chip index closed slightly down on the day. Shares in Next remained in the doghouse all day, not so much because of the performance in the first half of its financial yea

4 Aug 10 16:50

FTSE 100 movers: Retail fears knock index

Worries about retail sales are pushing the Footsie down. This is due to fashion retailer Next saying it has noticed a 'cooling' in consumers' demand in recent months. Next still expects profits to rise by between 6-11% this year, in line with its previous forecasts. "We believe that consumer spendi

4 Aug 10 15:34

London midday: Stocks start to recover

Leading share prices have come off the bottom but the FTSE 100 remains in arrears, following mixed news on the corporate front. Shares in Next are sharply lower. The fashion retailer has noticed a 'cooling' in consumers' demand in recent months, but still expects profits this year to rise by betwee

4 Aug 10 12:08

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