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* FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct in morning trading * Ashmore outflows weigh on asset manager peers * US pre-announcements add to earnings concerns By Toni Vorobyova LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – UK stocks retreated on Tuesday, with news of steep client outflows at Ashmore hitting other asset management shares and exacerbating concerns about the Read More

By Francesco Canepa LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters)- Britain’s FTSE 100 traded slightly lower on Monday, lagging its continental peers as falls in heavyweight oil stocks more than offset a rally in banks. The latter were boosted by the prospect of lighter leverage rules. Energy shares tracked crude prices lower as an international deal on Iran’s Read More

LONDON (ShareCast) – Ocado was rising strongly ahead of its trading update on Thursday, when the group is expected to post a robust set of figures for the Christmas period. The internet grocer is expected to have benefitted from the trend that has seen retailers move their shopping habits online. The share price of department Read More

LONDON (AFP) – London equities steadied on Monday, with support coming from gains to banking shares after regulators relaxed rules on lenders’ capital buffers. The FTSE 100 index of top companies dipped 0.10 percent to 6,733.39 points in midday deals compared with Friday’s closing values. “The financial heavyweights were helped higher by a decision by Read More

* FTSE 100 up 0.4 pct * Banks lift index as leverage rules are eased * Amec (Other OTC: AMCBF – news) rallies after Foster Wheeler (NasdaqGS: FWLT – news) deal By Francesco Canepa LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – A rally in banking shares helped Britain’s FTSE 100 rise close to a two-month high on Read More

* FTSE 100 up 0.1 pct * Financials give biggest boost to index * Barclays (LSE: BARC.L – news) seen key UK winner from regulation easing -ShoreCap By Toni Vorobyova LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 share index edged up towards two-month highs on Monday, supported by a rally in heavyweight financials after Read More

By Toni Vorobyova LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 share index edged up towards two-month highs on Monday, supported by a rally in heavyweight financials after regulators agreed to ease a new rule on how banks’ leverage ratios are calculated. The regulators agreed on Sunday that banks will be able to include derivatives on a Read More

Could 2014 be the best year for UK equities since 2009, when the FTSE 100 (UKX) index posted a gain of a little over 22%? Analysts at Citigroup think so: they expect the blue-chip index to hit 7500 by the middle of 2014, and to break through the 8000 barrier by the year end. That Read More