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  • Edward Sheldon looks at three strong performing UK growth stocks: Whitbread plc (LON: WTB), ARM Holdings plc (LON: ARM) and WPP plc (LON: WPP).

  • Total Voting Rights Business Wire - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Next Fifteen Communications Group plc Total Voting Rights Next Fifteen Communications Group plc ('Next 15' or the 'Company') announces that, as at 30 April 2016, the Company’s ...

  • Roland Head takes a closer look at the outlook for ITV plc (LON:ITV), Burberry Group plc (LON:BRBY) and Restaurant Group plc (LON:RTN).

  • Ex-divs to take 5.78 points off FTSE 100 on May 5 Reuters - UK Focus - 1 hour 54 minutes ago

    The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...

  • We will look back on Help to Buy as a reckless, even cruel, policy measure

  • Should you steer clear of Purplebricks Group plc (LON: PURP), Rightmove plc (LON: RMV) and Zoopla Property Group plc (LON: ZPLA)?

  • Sadiq Khan of Britain's opposition Labour Party is the strong favourite to win London's mayoral election on Thursday after a contest marked by religious tensions and accusations of racism. Polls show Khan, the son of a bus driver, is as much as 20 percentage points ahead of rival Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the race …

  • Muslim favourite to run London after racially charged campaign Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, May 1, 2016 10:00 BST

    Sadiq Khan, a Muslim lawmaker from Britain's opposition Labour Party, is the strong favourite to win London's mayoral election on Thursday after a bitter contest marked by religious tensions and accusations of racism. Polls show Khan, the son of a bus driver, is as much as 20 percentage points ahead of rival Conservative …

  • Royston Wild considers the dividend potential of ARM Holdings plc (LON: ARM), Taylor Wimpey plc (LON: TW), Admiral Group plc (LON: ADM) and ITV plc (LON: ITV).

  • U.S., European trade negotiators battle political headwinds Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 23:38 BST

    Facing deeply entrenched differences and political headwinds, the top negotiators trying to reach a sweeping U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) .-European free trade deal avoided agriculture, public procurement and other thorny issues in talks this week. Instead, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Daniel Mullaney and European …

  • (ShareCast News) - European stocks fell on Friday, ahead of the long weekend and next Friday´s all-important US jobs report, despite better than expected readings on economic growth and unemployment.

  • These are the 5 worst stocks of the year Fool.co.uk - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 18:00 BST

    Glencore plc (LON: GLEN), Standard Chartered plc (LON: STAN), Antofagasta plc (LON: ANT), Pearson plc (LON: PSON) and Rolls-Royce Holding plc were last year's villains but can they be next year's heroes? ...

  • (ShareCast News) - John Laing Group´s boss and his partner picked up a handful of stock in the infrastructure investor on Friday.

  • Week ahead: Global manufacturing PMIs in focus Sharecast - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 17:18 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Purchasing managers´ indices for the manufacturing and services sector scheduled for release on Tuesday and Thursday will provide further real-time readings on the current state of affairs ...

  • WPP Confirms Succession Plan For £70m Sorrell Sky News - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 15:27 BST
    WPP Confirms Succession Plan For £70m Sorrell

    WPP (LSE: WPP.L - news) has started identifying possible successors to its chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell - also confirming he received the second-biggest payday in history for the boss of a UK-listed company. The world’s biggest marketing services company, which Sir Martin, now 71, founded in 1986, said in its annual …

  • Sterling at 12-week high as investors step up dollar selling Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 15:06 BST

    Sterling hit its strongest in 12 weeks against the dollar on Friday, as investors sold the U.S. currency on expectations that the Federal Reserve will not hurry to raise interest rates in coming months. ...

  • Broker tips: Pearson, Weir Group, RBS Sharecast - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 14:03 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Numis reiterated a 'reduce' rating and target price of 640p for Pearson on Friday after the education publisher reported its first quarter trading update.

  • WPP says working on succession plan for whenever CEO Sorrell leaves Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 13:47 BST

    Britain's WPP (LSE: WPP.L - news) has started identifying candidates both inside and outside of the firm to replace founder and veteran CEO Martin Sorrell for whenever he leaves the world's biggest advertising company. One of the highest profile businessmen in Britain, 71-year-old Sorrell has run the company since 1986, …

  • Are these 3 stocks set to soar? Restaurant Group plc (LON: RTN), Rotork plc (LON: ROR) and Pearson plc (LON: PSON).

  • U.S. contract losses hit education firm Pearson's first quarter Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 11:36 BST

    Pearson (Xetra: 858266 - news) , the British education company struggling to cope with a downturn in its biggest markets, reported a further fall in sales on Friday as the loss of high-profile testing contracts in the United States hit first-quarter results. On Friday Pearson reported first-quarter underlying sales down …

  • Numis reiterates 'reduce' rating for Pearson Sharecast - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 10:59 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Numis reiterated a 'reduce' rating and target price of 640p for Pearson on Friday after the education publisher reported its first quarter trading update.

  • London open: Stocks fall as investors wade through earnings Sharecast - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 10:10 BST

    (ShareCast News) - UK stocks declined on Friday as investors sifted through corporate earnings from a batch of FTSE 100-listed companies.

  • Europe open: Stocks follow Wall St into the red Sharecast - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 10:06 BST

    (ShareCast News) - European stocks fell in early trade, tracking losses in the US, where Apple shares slid after billionaire activist Carl Icahn said he had sold his entire stake in the technology company....

  • Sterling soars to 12-week high as investors dump dollars Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 09:28 BST

    Sterling hit its strongest in 12 weeks against the dollar on Friday, as investors sold the greenback on the back of a cautious tone on future interest rates from the U.S. Federal Reserve earlier in the ...

  • Pearson trades to expectations in first quarter Sharecast - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 08:48 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Education publisher Pearson was trading in line with expectations in the first quarter, it reported on Friday, with adjusted operating profit and adjusted earnings per share before the ...

  • London pre-open: Stocks seen lower on weak US lead Sharecast - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 08:37 BST

    (ShareCast News) - London stocks were expected to open lower on Friday, tracking losses in the US, where Apple shares slid after billionaire activist Carl Icahn said he had sold his entire stake in the ...

  • Pearson Q1 sales down 4 pct on U.S. and UK weakness Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 07:12 BST

    Pearson Plc, the British education company struggling to cope with a downturn in its biggest markets, reported a 4 percent fall in first-quarter underlying sales due to weak assessment revenues in the ...

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  • US STOCKS-Wall St sinks on BOJ fears, Icahn comments Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 01:59 BST

    The benchmark S&P 500 had its worst day in three weeks, losing 19.34 points, or 0.92 percent, to 2,075.81, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 210.79 points, or 1.17 percent, to 17,830.76 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 57.85 points, or 1.19 percent, to 4,805.29. Wall Street dipped further late in the day, led by a …

  • Friday broker round-up Sharecast - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 01:48 BST

    (ShareCast News) - BT Group: UBS upgrades to neutral with a 430p target.

  • WPP Builds Succession Plan For £70m Sorrell Sky News - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 22:35 BST
    WPP Builds Succession Plan For £70m Sorrell

    The world’s biggest marketing services company has identified external candidates who could eventually succeed Sir Martin Sorrell, it will say on Friday as it confirms that he received the second-biggest payday in history for the boss of a UK-listed company. Sky News understands that WPP Group’s annual report will contain …

  • US STOCKS-Wall St flounders on BOJ fears as Facebook, M&A boosts wane Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 20:41 BST

    Stocks had dipped early in the day on the BOJ's decision to hold steady in the face of soft global demand and a rise in the yen, jarring markets particularly after media reports that the central bank would likely go deeper into negative interest rates. Stocks began a modest recovery midday on Facebook's stellar earnings, …

  • London close: FTSE ends lower as US economic growth slows Sharecast - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 17:55 BST

    (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 ended lower on Thursday as US economic growth slowed in the first quarter and as investors continued to weigh central bank policy decisions in the US and Japan.

  • Sterling resumes rally, climbs towards 12-week high Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 17:05 BST

    The online survey, taken on Monday and Tuesday, showed support for the "Out" campaign had risen 3 percentage points to 42 percent since a similar survey on April 12-14, while the number of undecided had fallen, leaving support for the "In" campaign up 1 percentage point at 41 percent. "With (Other OTC: WWTH - news) 8 …

  • Britain's FTSE steadied by miners, though financials falter Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 17:05 BST

    Britain's top share index steadied on Thursday after a rally in miner Anglo American , although a drop in financial stocks kept the market under pressure. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was flat in percentage terms at 6,322.40 points at its close. The UK mining sector was up 3.4 percent, the top sectoral gainer, led higher …

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