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FTSE down 83.4 on the week as tapering fears take shine off though Fresnillo is silver lining

16 August 2013

The FTSE 100 index of the UK’s top firms lost more than one per cent of gains during the trading week as market volatility took its toll writes Philip Scott. The top flight index closed on Friday at 6,499.99, up 16.65 points on the day but 83.4 points lower over the week mostly because spate […]

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Shares of insurer Resolution deemed a ‘hold’

13 August 2013

Insurer Resolution surpassed City forecasts in its market update today as it announced that first half profits rose 17 per cent writes Philip Scott. The interim dividend was maintained at 7.05p per share and the current yield of around 6.5 per cent is attractive say brokers. Over the past 12 months the FTSE 100 listed […]

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Mindful Money’s Monday share tips: Prudential, Imperial Tobacco and Eurasian

11 August 2013

Results this week arrive from insurer Prudential, Imperial Tobacco as well as mining giants Glencore Xstrata and Eurasian Natural Resources – we look at what the broker consensus is on their shares. Philip Scott reports. Prudential updates the market today with its second quarter results and investors will be keen to see if the group […]

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Insurer Legal & General tipped as a ‘buy’ following strong results

7 August 2013

Stockbroker the Share Centre has tipped Legal & General as a ‘buy’ following the insurance giants better-than-expected market update this week writes Philip Scott. L&G reported another strong set of results for the second three months of the year, with profits beating forecasts at the interim point. Dividend growth has been strong in recent years […]

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Publicis Omnicom merger – do advertising firms have to be giants to deal with Google?

29 July 2013

Is it originality that counts in advertising anymore? Or do you need global reach and size so you can match up to the giants of internet search? The logic behind the huge $35bn merger of Publicis and Omnicom, already very big firms within the advertising and marketing world, is certainly predicated on the latter view, though […]

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Mindful Money’s Monday share-tips

29 July 2013

Companies updating the market this week include broadcaster ITV, Centrica and the state-backed Lloyds Banking Group. Philip Scott looks at what brokers are saying about the FTSE 100 giants. Tuesday sees ITV deliver its half year results. Over the past year its share price has surged by 107 per cent, and by 35 per cent […]

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Monday shares outlook for GlaxoSmithKline, BSkyB, Kingfisher and more

22 July 2013

Updating the market this week are B&Q owner Kingfisher and Aquafresh parent GlaxoSmithKline while James Murdoch’s British Sky Broadcasting reports on its full year results writes Philip Scott. A return to better weather is expected to have driven a rebound in sales from what was a difficult first quarter for Kingfisher, which publishes its second […]

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Miners, banks rise but US tech firms dampen market progress as FTSE 100 rises 1 per cent

19 July 2013

A lack of surprises in the latest Chinese economic data and some midweek reassurance from the Federal Reserve failed to provide a strong boost for the FTSE 100 over the week. On Wednesday, Fed boss Ben Bernanke once again tried to set minds at ease, urging there was no ‘preset course’ for ending its massive […]

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Mindful Money’s Monday share-tips

15 July 2013

Mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton update the market this week while Vodafone presents its first quarter results on Friday. Philip Scott looks at what brokers are recommending investors do. Most mining companies’ share prices have endured a very poor time so far this year on the back of weakness and volatility in the […]

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FTSE 100 rises as Fed eases investor concerns – Friday’s market close report

12 July 2013

The FTSE 100 racked up another week of gains as the US Federal Reserve further eased investor fears over the reduction of its economic stimulus measures writes Philip Scott. The top flight index closed on Friday just 1.53 points ahead on the day at 6,544.94 but was 3 per cent better over the week.  Recent […]

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