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Share Price: 281.00
Bid: 281.00
Ask: 281.10
Change: -1.60 (-0.57%)
Spread: 0.10 (0.04%)
Open: 279.00
High: 282.10
Low: 277.20
Yest. Close: 282.60
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Sector movers: Insurers impress

Another strong day for equities got investors excited about Life Insurance. Global stock markets are rising for a sixth day, boosting the value of investments. Prudential and Legal & General are the best performers, but Friends Provident is also going well as the Resolution takeover situation rumbl

20 Jul 09 15:09

London midday: Banks lead Footsie higher

Blue chips have continued their recent surge with banks among the top risers as sentiment in the sector is boosted by last week's earnings reports from US rivals. Lloyds Banking is the best performer on a weekend report it could post an interim profit despite enormous bad-debt provisions. Some of i

20 Jul 09 12:21

London close: Bright finish for FTSE 100

Footsie put a sluggish start behind it to finish with good gains, helped by a strong showing on Wall Street. Friends Provident was the best performer after Clive Cowdery's new vehicle, Resolution , said it has received "constructive feedback" from the board of Friends over its merger approach and i

13 Jul 09 16:26

London afternoon: Friends leads London higher

Mergers and acquisition activity is keeping share prices bubbling as London makes a solid start to the week. Friends Provident is the best performer after Clive Cowdery's new vehicle, Resolution , said it has received "constructive feedback" from the board of Friends over its merger approach and i

13 Jul 09 14:32

London close: Footsie falls for fourth week

London's blue-chip index fell for the fourth week in succession, with insurance and resource stocks the major fallers today. Aviva was the biggest casualty as fears resurfaced about the future of the company's dividend but its fellow life assurance stocks Prudential, Standard Life, Legal & General

10 Jul 09 17:04

London close: Modest gains as US struggles

Equities held onto gains despite a lacklustre final session as Wall St struggled to make headway. Mining stocks continue to dominate the list of risers. Silver miner Fresnillo is the best performer after being upgraded to "buy" by Citigroup. In contrast the US bank had downgraded gold miner Rand

9 Jul 09 16:33

London afternoon: Rally gathers pace

Equities pushed higher over the lunch-time session, boosted by expectations of a firm start on Wall Street. Mining stocks continue to dominate the list of risers. Silver miner Fresnillo is the best performer after being upgraded to "buy" by Citigroup. In contrast the US bank had downgraded gold min

9 Jul 09 14:46

London close: Footsie dives as miners reverse course

The decline of the Footsie gathered pace in the final hour as miners, which had provided some measure of support for the blue-chip index for most of the day, turned lower. As global equity markets continue to retreat life assurance stocks were the main losers. Aviva, Legal & General and Prudential

8 Jul 09 17:04

London afternoon: Downward drift continues

The majority of blue-chip stocks remain lower on the day, though heavily weighted miners are limiting the extent of the fall on Footsie after positive broker comment this morning. Investec has upgraded Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, advising its clients to take advantage of recent share price weakne

8 Jul 09 15:36

London midday: Footsie still flat

On another directionless day with little in the way of company news to guide sentiment, Footsie sits just in the blue. Heavily weighted miners are limiting the extent of the fall on Footsie after positive broker comment this morning. Investec has upgraded Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, advising its c

8 Jul 09 12:02

Sunday newspaper round-up: Lloyds, RBS, National Express

The body that manages the taxpayer's stakes in British banks will warn this week against any expectations of a quick-fire disposal of the shareholdings, the Sunday Telegraph has learnt. UK Financial Investments (UKFI) will say in a strategy document that it will only begin selling its shares in Llo

5 Jul 09 10:38

London close: Stocks tread water

A late swoon saw Footsie relinquish virtually all of its gains, with losses on resource stocks counter-balancing gains made by banks. Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Lloyds Banking were the pick of the banking sector, despite chancellor Alistair Darling firing a warning about the re-eme

3 Jul 09 17:12

London afternoon: Banks lead the fight back

Share prices are creeping higher after yesterday's heavy falls, with banking stocks leading the fight back. Barclays, HSBA and Lloyds Banking lead the banking sector higher while insurers such as Aviva and Legal & General are also wanted. An exception to the general strength of insurers is Friends

3 Jul 09 14:30

Northern Bear chief stake under 2m

Support services group Northern Bear said chief executive Graham Forrest raised £150,000 and reduced his stake in the firm to under 2m shares. Forrest disposed of 300,000 shares to a third party at a price of 50p each. He is now interested in 1.98m shares, which represents 10.46% of the group. Top

2 Jul 09 16:36

London close: Late gains lift Footsie

After a rather sluggish start to the day, Footsie ended with chunky gains, helped by buoyancy on Wall Street. Lloyds Banking topped the list of risers after Goldman Sachs raised its rating on the shares from "neutral" to "buy" and added them to its "conviction buy" list. Goldman Sachs has also lif

29 Jun 09 16:50

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