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Chart Snapshot

FTSE 100 | 7328.92 | +11.58
FTSE 250 | 20147.16 | +135.15
Dow Jones I.A. | 24664.89 | -83.18
Xetra DAX | 12567.42 | -23.41
CAC 40 | 5391.64 | +11.47


Name Value Today Change %
FTSE 100 7329 0.16
FTSE 250 20147 0.68
FTSE 350 4091 0.25
FTSE Small Cap 5809 0.53
FTSE All-Share 4042 0.26
FTSE Fledgling 10756 0.47
FTSE techMARK Focus 4536 1.15
FTSE AIM All-Share 1033 0.19
FTSE AIM 50 5929 0.17
FTSE AIM 100 5349 0.09
CAC 40 5392 0.21
Xetra DAX 12567 -0.19
AEX Index 551 -0.37
BEL 20 3912 0.03
Dow Jones I.A. 24665 -0.34
Nasdaq 100 6775 -0.85


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Top Movers

Name Price %
Weir Group 2,250.00p +6.23
Shire Plc 3,975.00p +5.89
Sanne Group 625.00p +5.04
Paragon Banking Group 514.50p +4.83
Mitchells & Butlers 279.20p +4.65
Rentokil Initial 285.20p +4.51
Name Price %
Imperial Brands 2,355.00p -2.89
Bodycote 909.00p -2.99
Standard Life Aberdeen 367.00p -3.62
Drax Group 298.20p -3.93
Ultra Electronics Holdings 1,323.00p -4.68
British American Tobacco 3,650.00p -5.43


Friday preview: US corporate news in focus

(WebFG News) - Barring surprises, the economic calendar was looking rather sparse at the end of the week, with no economic releases scheduled in the UK and just one lone Fed speaker set to take to the podium on Friday, Chicago Fed chief Charles Evans, at 1710 BST.

South32 ups guidance on manganese output

(WebFG News) - Western Australia based mining and metals company South32 upped its manganese production guidance on Thursday amid increased demand and prices for the mineral.

Acacia Mining production and revenue fall in first quarter

(ShareCast News) - Acacia Mining issued its first-quarter results on Thursday, reporting that its production tracked full-year guidance during the period, whilst all three operations delivered in line with their respective mine plans.

Bluefield Solar sticks to dividend targets, buys Dorset assets

(ShareCast News) - UK-based solar asset investor Bluefield Solar announced its second interim dividend for the financial year ending 30 June on Thursday.

RBS makes new hire to build its 'world-class digital services'

(ShareCast News) - The Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed a new chief digital officer to its personal and business banking unit as it continues in its attempts to build "world-class digital services" for both personal and small business customers.

Barclays heads for bust-up with Sherborne's Bramson over trading arm

(ShareCast News) - Barclays is on collision course with activist investor Sherborne, whose boss Edward Bramson wants the bank to wind down its trading arm, according to a report.

Shire surges as Allergan confirms interest after Takeda rejected

(WebFG News) - Shire has received and rejected a takeover approach from Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical, but was later confirmed to be in talks with US giant Allergan.

Bovis 'misled buyers' over poorly-built homes - report

(ShareCast News) - Bovis Homes Group, one of the UK's leading housebuilders, has been misleading buyers and delaying repairs in poorly-built homes, a newspaper investigation has found.