- Billington Holdings up 20%, first-half results to beat forecasts Sharecast - Mon, Jul 6, 2015 17:21 BST
Billington Holdings, a structural steel and construction safety group, jumped on Monday after saying its half-year results will be ahead of expectations.
- FTSE 250 movers: Auto Trader Group surges on broker intitiation, energy stocks lower Sharecast - Mon, Jul 6, 2015 17:11 BST
Mid-caps edged lower on Friday, with weakness in the oil, mining and telecommunications sectors providing a drag on the market.
- Why Chinese stocks are in turmoil Telegraph - Mon, Jul 6, 2015 16:47 BST
Chinese stock markets are erratic, despite attempts by the Government to halt a massive sell-off
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- Britain's Stemcor agrees deal with buyout firm Apollo, other creditors Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 6, 2015 15:14 BST
Debt-laden steel trader Stemcor, one of Britain's largest private companies, has agreed a deal with U.S. distressed investment fund Apollo and with its other creditors which "secures its future", it said on Monday. According to an industry source, Apollo has an 'agreement in principal' to swap its debt for equity in Stemcor, …
- Marshalls revenues up on strong public and commercial market Sharecast - Mon, Jul 6, 2015 10:20 BST
Landscaping firm Marshalls' revenue rose 11% for the six months ended 30 June 2015, the company said on Monday.
- Euro zone shares sink after Greeks vote 'No' Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 6, 2015 09:23 BST
Spain's Santander, France's Societe Generale (Paris: FR0000130809 - news) and Germany's Deutsche Bank (Xetra: 514000 - news) all fell about 2.5 percent. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was down 1.7 percent by 0803 GMT after setting a five-month low, while the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 1.2 …
- Metals investors look for miners to cut supplies to lift prices Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jul 6, 2015 08:00 BST
Investors in industrial metals will keep a close watch on miners' results in coming weeks for possible announcements of production cutbacks that could bolster weak prices. "What will be very important over the next few weeks is whether we start to see some supply responses emerging during the corporate results period," …
- Week ahead: All eyes on Greece (and the US dollar) Sharecast - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 20:41 BST
The very short-term outlook for financial markets has grown more uncertain, but that may throw up some investment opportunities.
- FOREX-Soft U.S. jobs data pin down dollar, euro hostage to Greek vote Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 15:14 BST
Caution reigned, with investors trimming positions in riskier assets and currencies before the Greek vote on Sunday on an international bailout deal that could determine whether the country stays in the euro zone. The dollar index was down 0.1 percent at 96.001, retreating from a four-week high of 96.422 hit earlier in …
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- GLOBAL MARKETS-European bonds and stocks on the defensive before tight Greek vote Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 12:26 BST
Yields on top-rated German 10-year Bunds, the benchmark for European borrowing costs, fell as some investors chose to preserve their capital in low-yielding but relatively safe assets. The moves were marginal, though, as investors did not want to position too heavily on either side. "The European market is frozen ahead …
- FOREX-Soft U.S. jobs data weighs on dollar, euro hostage to Greek vote Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 08:34 BST
Volumes were expected to be low, with U.S. markets closed for Independence Day. The dollar index was down 0.15 percent at 95.977, retreating from a four-week high of 96.422 hit earlier in the day. The U.S. jobs report has taken the wind out of the sails for the dollar for the time being," said Alvin Tan, currency strategist …
- Friday preview: UK services data in focus on quiet day Sharecast - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 18:15 BST
Friday is set to be an extremely quiet day on the markets due to the closure of US stock exchanges and a thin economic data calendar, along with a dearth of scheduled company results.
- London close: BP leads UK stocks higher, but other markets slip Sharecast - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 18:10 BST
Decent gains from blue chips BP and Dixons Carphone helped UK markets to rise on Thursday, bucking the negative trend seen across Europe as investors started to trim positions ahead of a pivotal weekend ...
- FTSE 250 movers: Jimmy Choo boosted by Barclays coverage, Synthomer lower on disappointing profits Sharecast - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 17:26 BST
Mid-caps were trading slightly higher on Thursday, though weakness in the industrial metals, transport and technology provided a drag on gains.
- GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar firms before payrolls, Greece unease simmers Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 17:07 BST
The dollar hit a three-week high on Thursday and world stock markets had a delicate feel, as the implication of U.S. jobs data later for a possible Fed rate hike added to Europe's uncertainty over Greece. Europe's main bourses in London, Frankfurt and Paris and Milan were largely flat having rallied on Wednesday, but …
- Commodities: Oil stabilises in Europe, base metals in limp recovery mode Sharecast - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 17:01 BST
Oil benchmarks staged a minor recovery in Europe on Thursday, after heavy declines overnight sent both Brent and WTI plummeting to levels last seen in April, as a US stockpiles report pointed to a rise ...
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- Europe midday: Stocks fluctuate in tight range amid caution over Greece; US data eyed Sharecast - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 01:18 BST
European stocks flitted between small gains and losses, with investors reluctant to make any big moves in either direction amid continued uncertainty over Greece and ahead of key US data releases later ...
- GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rally ebbs as Greek PM urges 'No' vote Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jul 1, 2015 21:50 BST
Stocks worldwide rose on Wednesday on signs a resolution of Greece's debt crisis appeared in hand, but U.S. stocks later dropped from earlier levels after the prime minister called on Greeks to reject a bailout deal with international creditors. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged citizens to vote "No" in a referendum …
- GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rally wanes as Greek PM urges 'no' vote Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jul 1, 2015 18:19 BST
Stocks worldwide jumped on Wednesday on hopes a resolution to Greece's debt saga appeared in hand, but U.S. stocks pared gains as enthusiasm waned after the prime minister urged Greeks to reject a bailout deal with international creditors. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks to vote 'no' in Sunday's referendum on …
- Thursday preview: US non-farm payrolls to steal the show Sharecast - Wed, Jul 1, 2015 17:33 BST
Along with the usual tug-and-way battle between Greece and its creditors that is likely to continue on Thursday, the all-important US employment report will still probably grab a few headlines.
- FTSE 100 movers: Travel stocks rebound, but supermarkets dip on Kantar data Sharecast - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 16:02 BST
UK stocks extended losses on Tuesday, as the recovery in travel stocks was offset by weakness in supermarkets and miners.
- Market overview: Chicago PMI rises to 49.4 in June from 46.2 in May Sharecast - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 15:47 BST
1446: The Chicago PMI rose to 49.4 in June from 46.2 the previous month, figures released on Tuesday showed.
- SocGen cuts Compass to 'sell' as least well positioned in catering sector Sharecast - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 11:35 BST
With several trends set to benefit the European economy, Societe Generale's scrutiny of the contract catering sector picked out Elior as its preferred stock and saw Compass downgraded to a 'sell'.
- Europe open: Stocks in the red for second day running as Greek default looms Sharecast - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 10:13 BST
European stocks fell in early trading on Tuesday, although losses were a lot less pronounced than they had been in the previous session, while the euro slipped against the dollar, with Greece just hours ...
- FOREX-Euro holds gains vs dollar as Greek debt saga plays out Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 01:26 BST
Meanwhile, Greece is on its way to default on 1.6 billion euros of loans from the International Monetary Fund due on Tuesday and faces the possibility of exiting the euro zone. The 'troika' showing some willingness for further dialogue has also helped a little," said Kyosuke Suzuki, director of forex at Societe Generale …
- Market overview: Turks to study repaying Greek debts Sharecast - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 01:21 BST
1024: Turkey will study the possibility of repaying the money Greece owes its creditors, according to a report citing Turkish daily Hurriyet and Bloomberg. In parallel, reports keep piling up pointing ...
- London midday: Stocks pare losses as investors hope for last-minute Greek deal Sharecast - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 01:00 BST
UK stocks were trading in the red again on Tuesday, but had bounced off their lows by lunchtime as investors digested the latest news flow from Greece.
- Greek crisis wipes £34bn off the FTSE 100 Telegraph - Mon, Jun 29, 2015 22:28 BST
On Monday, market turmoil saw the £34bn wiped off Britain's leading companies after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls.
- Europe open: Stocks plunge and Greek bonds take a beating as Athens moves closer to default Sharecast - Mon, Jun 29, 2015 09:42 BST
European stocks tumbled at the open, the euro lost ground against the dollar, Greek bonds took a beating and German Bund prices rose, as the Greek debt saga took a turn for the worse, with capital controls ...
- Euro stocks see worst day since 2011 as Greek crisis worsens Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jun 29, 2015 09:16 BST
European stock markets slid lower on Monday, with southern European banks hit particularly hard, after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls. Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Portugal's PSI-20 ...
- European bank shares slump on fears Greece crisis will spread Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jun 29, 2015 09:12 BST
European bank shares stumbled towards their biggest daily fall for four years on Monday, led by big lenders in Italy, Spain and France, after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls as it faced the prospect of leaving the eurozone. Greece plans to hold a referendum next Sunday on the terms of a bailout plan …
- Greece heading towards financial collapse as government is forced to shut down banks Telegraph - Sun, Jun 28, 2015 14:37 BST
Government is forced to back down and implement draconian week long bank holiday and suspend stock trading after ECB freezes funding