Europe close: Stocks finish on a high note Fri 23 February 2018 19:40
(ShareCast News) - Stocks ended the week on a high note amid possible signs that rate-setters in the States weren't pushing for much quicker pace of rate hikes than markets had already discounted.
London close: Stocks gain, all eyes on US Federal Reserve Fri 23 February 2018 17:32
(ShareCast News) - Stocks recovered from early selling during the final hour of the session as traders reacted to the release of the text of the US central bank chief's semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress, which according to market observers at
Friday newspaper round-up: Tech taxes, Brexit, Snapchat, Carillion Fri 23 February 2018 07:22
(ShareCast News) - The Treasury is threatening digital companies such as Facebook and Google with a new tax, as it pushes for global agreement on a fairer system for ensuring digital businesses pay their way. The chancellor, Philip Hammond, is expected to
Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, wages, GKN, ITV, Apple Thu 22 February 2018 07:25
(ShareCast News) - The Cabinet did not agree to Theresa May's negotiating strategy for the transition period after Brexit before it was sent to EU nations, senior ministers have told Telegraph. The official strategy document, which was published on Wednes
Netflix gains improved rating form S&P on strong outlook Fri 23 February 2018 14:09
(ShareCast News) - Netflix's high-yield bonds moved ahead on Thursday evening, after S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook on the Californian firm's credit, saying that a stronger-than-expected operating performance in 2017 had forced it to take another
General Mills to buy Blue Buffalo for $40 a share Fri 23 February 2018 12:58
(ShareCast News) - US food company General Mills made a move into the pet food market on Friday as it agreed to buy Blue Buffalo for $40 per share in cash, which is around $8bn.
Coventry Building Society posts impressive set of 2017 numbers Fri 23 February 2018 12:43
(ShareCast News) - Coventry Building Society announced its results for the year ended 31 December on Friday, reporting "strong growth" in mortgages, with mortgage assets increasing £3bn to £35.9bn, representing growth of 9%.
Astra and MSD get positive cancer news from EU agency Fri 23 February 2018 12:39
(ShareCast News) - AstraZeneca and US partner Merck & Co (MSD) have received a positive opinion from European drug regulators over their ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer therapy.
Director dealings: Adept Telecom director ups his stake Thu 22 February 2018 16:30
(ShareCast News) - Christopher Kingsman, non-executive director of Adept Telecom, dropped almost £400,000 to purchase just shy of 130,000 ordinary shares in the IT managed services provider on Thursday.
Sector movers: Oil equipment and service names lead gains Fri 23 February 2018 00:01
(ShareCast News) - The US Department of Energy's inventory figures for the week ending 16 February showed oil inventories in the States declined by 1.6m barrels a day as net imports (exports minus imports) shrank by roughly 1.59m b/d, pushing net imports
Sector movers: Miners, Media, Banks all higher Wed 14 February 2018 15:56
(ShareCast News) - Cyclicals were clearly in demand on Thursday, with Industrial Metals&Mining and Mining towards the top of the leaderboard as the US dollar gave back some of its recent ill-gotten gains and the start of the Lunar New Year holidays saw so
Indus Gas offers to buy notes back from noteholders Fri 23 February 2018 15:56
(ShareCast News) - Indus Gas announced on Friday that, as part of the company's continuing capital and liability management initiatives to optimise its debt capital structure, it was inviting the note holders to offer to sell for cash any and all of the o
Bill Colvin resigns as Baron Oil chairman Fri 23 February 2018 15:51
(ShareCast News) - Baron Oil announced the resignation of William 'Bill' Colvin as its chairman and a director of the company on Friday, with effect from 28 February.
Chancellors Estates lists with OnTheMarket Fri 23 February 2018 14:57
(ShareCast News) - Online property marketing platform operator OnTheMarket announced on Friday that, in line with the five-year agreement announced in November, the estate agency firm Chancellors Estates is now advertising its UK residential sales and let
SeaBird shares soar after doubling quarterly revenues Fri 23 February 2018 09:23
(ShareCast News) - Shares in seismic data provider SeaBird skyrocketed on Friday after the firm announced that revenues in the three months leading to 31 December had come in at more than twice those recorded during the previous quarter.