* FTSE 100 up, near multi-year intraday high of 6,875 * Unilever (NYSE: UL – news) jumps on forecast-beating results, helped by EM * SABMiller (LSE: SAB.L – news) hit by poor developed markets * Charts suggest FTSE to push higher despite miners’ pause By Alistair Smout LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s top shares Read More

By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top shares edged higher on Tuesday, boosted by corporate results that revealed a return of strong demand in emerging market economies even as the consumption picture in Europe remained weak. Consumer goods firm Unilever rose 3.8 percent, the top FTSE gainer, after it unveiled better-than-expected 2013 results, helped Read More

LONDON (ShareCast) – – FTSE 100 surpasses last year’s closing high – Chinese central bank eases cash squeeze – Unilever (NYSE: UL – news) impresses with 2013 results – Miners fall as Goldman adjusts metal price forecasts techMARK 2,861.62 +0.28% FTSE 100 6,846.21 +0.14% FTSE 250 16,240.35 +0.08% UK markets were closing in on their Read More

LONDON (ShareCast) – City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open nine points below Friday’s close of 6,829.30, beginning the week on a quiet note as US markets close for Martin Luther King Day and with little due out in the way of European data and results. Over in Asia markets were broadly lower after Read More

* FTSE 100 flat near 8-month high * Deutsche Bank (Xetra: DBK.DE – news) loss a bad omen for UK bank results * Weir rises as data, Redburn point to sector pick-up By Francesco Canepa LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index was flat on Monday, held back by falls in banking shares Read More

By This Is Money Reporters PUBLISHED: 04:05 EST, 20 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:39 EST, 20 January 2014 17.20 (close): Blue-chip banking shares have fallen after big losses reported by Deutsche Bank clouded the outlook for their results next month. Shares in Barclays were two per cent lower after Germany’s biggest lender posted a fourth Read More

LONDON (ShareCast) – – FTSE 100 within touching distance of 14-year high – Banks fall after Deutsche Bank (Xetra: DBK.DE – news) ‘s Q4 loss – Chinese growth slowed down in Q4 – UK outlook improves – HSBC highlights potential risks from too-low inflation readings techMARK 2,853.67 +0.09% FTSE 100 6,836.73 +0.11% FTSE 250 16,227.11 Read More

By This Is Money Reporters PUBLISHED: 04:05 EST, 20 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:25 EST, 20 January 2014 14.20: Trading is quiet in London today as US markets are closed for Martin Luther King Day. The top FTSE 100 index is barely changed, just 0.3 points higher at 6,829.6 in early afternoon trading. There was Read More

* FTSE 100 down 0.1 percent, near May 2013 high * Barclays (LSE: BARC.L – news) leads banks down after Deutsch Bank report * Miners hit by slowing China growth * Market just 0.3 percent off 13 year high By Alistair Smout LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged down from eight-month Read More

By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 edged down from eight-month highs on Monday, pinned back by a fall in the banking sector after German lender Deutsche Bank reported a surprise loss. Barclays fell 1.6 percent in early trade, the top faller on the FTSE 100, after Deutsche Bank posted a pre-tax loss Read More