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LONDON (ShareCast) – RSA Insurance (LSE: RSA.L – news) climbed strongly ahead of receiving the results of an independent investigation after it reiterated its confidence that the recent financial irregularities are isolated to its Irish business. The results are due to be announced tomorrow. Banking stocks were extending yesterday’s gains after data showed that funding Read More

By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on Wednesday, slipping back into negative territory for the year, after concerns about a smoking ban in China knocked back tobacco companies and following a cautious outlook from Sainsbury. The FTSE 100 closed down 33.67 points, or 0.5 percent, at 6,716.16 by 1551 British Read More

LONDON (ShareCast) – 1630: Close The FTSE 100 closed 25 points higher today, driven higher by financials, in particular Lloyds. IAG climbed after posting a 10.6 per cent leap in its December traffic. In today’s economic news, the BCC (Shenzhen: 002455.SZ – news) predicted three per cent growth in the economy this year, while Goldman Read More

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LONDON (ShareCast) – – FTSE 100 at highest level since November 4th – Eurozone inflation ramps up interest-rate speculation – Banks helped by funding data – IAG reports strong December traffic figures techMARK 2,789.43 -0.10% FTSE 100 6,755.45 +0.37% FTSE 250 16,069.19 +0.12% UK markets finished with decent gains on Tuesday as a decent performance Read More

* FTSE 100 edges up by 0.5 pct as charts hint at more gains * Lloyds leads rally in financials * Analyst comments hit Severn Trent (Other OTC: STRNY – news) , Morrison By Toni Vorobyova LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Britain’s blue chip share index rose to a one-week high on Tuesday, with gains Read More

* FTSE 100 edges up by 0.5 pct as charts hint at more gains * Lloyds leads rally in financials * Barclays (LSE: BARC.L – news) strategists forecast weak sales for retailers By Toni Vorobyova LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Britain’s blue chip share index touched a one-week high on Tuesday, with gains in financial Read More