6,118.74
-1.08%
17,750.91
-0.78%
16,147.38
-3.11%
2,063.37
-0.87%
44.91
-6.36%
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 6,120.06 -1.06% -65.53
FTSE 250 16,681.68 -0.29% -48.41
FTSE All-Share 3,363.44 -0.90% -30.53
Euro Stoxx 50 2,946.08 -0.95% -28.12
S&P 500 2,063.37 -0.87% -18.06
Dow Jones I.A. 17,750.91 -0.78% -140.25
Gold 1,294.00 0.65% 8.35
Brent Crude 44.91 -6.36% -3.05
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
FTSE 100 6,118.74 -1.08% -66.85
FTSE 250 16,680.17 -0.30% -49.92
FTSE All-Share 3,362.79 -0.92% -31.18
FTSE Small Cap 4,559.17 -0.13% -6.09
techMARK 100 3,735.92 -0.25% -9.26
FTSE AIM 50 3,943.18 -0.27% -10.50
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
CAC 40 4,335.06 -0.84% -36.92
Xetra DAX 9,848.98 -0.78% -77.79
IBEX 35 8,673.10 -1.05% -91.80
FTSE MIB Index 17,960.01 -0.04% -6.80
Euro Stoxx 50 2,945.82 -0.95% -28.38
SMI 7,850.68 -1.59% -127.09
PSI 20 5,003.03 0.01% 0.51
BEL 20 3,345.86 -1.02% -34.56
AEX 429.54 -0.88% -3.80
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
S&P 500 2,063.37 -0.87% -18.06
Dow Jones I.A. 17,750.91 -0.78% -140.25
Nasdaq 100 4,341.39 -0.91% -39.91
TSX Composite 13,707.68 -1.14% -157.95
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Hang Seng 20,525.83 -0.73% -151.11
Nikkei 225 16,147.38 -3.11% -518.67
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
GBP/EUR 1.2608 -0.25% -0.0032
GBP/USD 1.4498 -0.24% -0.0035
GBP/JPY 154.5172 -0.71% -1.1110
GBP/CHF 1.3856 -0.18% -0.0025
GBP/CAD 1.8579 0.46% 0.0086
EUR/USD 1.1499 0.03% 0.0004
USD/JPY 106.5845 -0.46% -0.4955
Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Gold 1,294.00 0.65% 8.35
Silver 17.18 -1.77% -0.31
Cattle 174.46 26.46% 0.37
Brent Crude 44.91 -6.36% -3.05
Pigs 113.49 n/a n/a
Lambs 188.60 16.85% 0.27
Krugerrand 1,285.30 -0.31% -4.00
Palladium 620.00 -0.64% -4.00
Platinum 1,084.00 2.26% 24.00

London midday: Stocks fall after UK construction PMI slows

London stocks were under pressure on Wednesday as a report showed UK construction activity slowed more than expected in April.

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Bernstein downgrades Morrisons on structural problems

Bernstein downgraded Morrisons to ‘underperform’ from ‘market perform’ and cut the price target to 160p from 170p, saying the valuation has run ahead of itself and structural problems remain.

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International Personal Finance slides as Mexico growth falters

Growth in customer numbers and lending slowed at International Personal Finance in the first quarter due to a slower performance in the key growth market of Mexico.

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Wonga full-year loss widens amid stricter regulation

Wonga reported a widening of full-year losses as the payday lender overhauls its business to comply with stricter regulation in the industry.

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Eurozone retail sales drop more than expected in March

Retail sales in the Eurozone fell more than expected in March, according to the latest figures from Eurostat.

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Europe close: Stocks get off to weak start in May

A weaker than expected reading on the state of China´s manufacturing sector added to worries about global growth and added to already weak sentiment among analysts heading into what is typically a seasonally weak time of the year for trading in equities, May and summer.

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Ilika launches miniaturised battery for 'internet of things'

Materials innovation and solid state battery company Ilika announced its contribution towards solving one of the digital age’s biggest problems on Wednesday, with the launch of its miniaturised solid state battery technology Stereax M250 for the so-called internet of things (IoT).

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Armstrong Ventures to become virtual reality music company

Media, technology and healthcare investor Armstrong Ventures announced a plan to acquire virtual reality music experience company MelodyVR on Wednesday, for a total consideration of £5.

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04-May-16 Centamin (di) Canaccord Genuity Hold 1.17p 1.30p DownGrade
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04-May-16 Berkeley Group Holdings (the) Goldman Sachs Neutral 29.86p 40.00p Reiteration
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04-May-16 LLOYDS BANKING GROUP LLOY Weller, Sara V Buy 100,000 @ 0.65p £64,745
03-May-16 ALLIANCE TRUST ATST Kelvin, Lord Smith of Buy 15,000 @ 5.09p £76,350
03-May-16 CAPE CIU Speakman, Michael Sell 34,942 @ 2.29p £80,017
03-May-16 CAPE CIU Oatley, Joe Sell 45,861 @ 2.29p £105,022
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