Stock market news from ShareCast
US close: Stocks close sharply lower as trade tensions overshadow Powell's address
Sat 24 August 2019 17:47
(Sharecast News) - Stocks closed sharply lower on Friday following news that China was readying $75bn-worth of tariffs on US products and some hotly anticipated comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
Europe close: Stocks slide as US-China trade war keeps heating up
Sat 24 August 2019 02:11
(Sharecast News) - Stocks across the Continent finished the week on a down note after China announced retaliatory trade tariffs against the US and President Donald Trump said that he would respond "shortly".
London close: Stocks slip as trade war keeps ratcheting up
Fri 23 August 2019 16:43
(Sharecast News) - London stocks gave up their weekly gains on Friday after China retaliated against the latest round of trade tariffs from Washington and the US President warned that he would respond to Beijing latest move "shortly".
US open: Stocks trade lower as China hits back at US with new tariffs
Fri 23 August 2019 14:34
(Sharecast News) - Stocks traded lower at the open on Friday following news that China was readying $75.0bn-worth of tariffs on US products and ahead of hotly anticipated comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
Europe midday: Stocks give back small gains after Beijing announces counter tariffs
Fri 23 August 2019 14:10
(Sharecast News) - Stocks across the Continent were trading on a mixed note heading into the weekend, knocked lower by China's announcement of retaliatory trade tariffs against the US even as investors waited on a key speech from the head of the US centra
Friday newspaper round-up: Royal Mail, Hong Kong businesses, HP, Aramco
Fri 23 August 2019 07:35
(Sharecast News) - More than 100,000 Royal Mail workers are expected to vote on whether to strike over grievances about job security, an alleged culture of bullying, and the terms and conditions of their employment. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) w
Thursday newspaper round-up: Macron, Tesco, Greene King, Ferguson
Thu 22 August 2019 07:24
(Sharecast News) - Emmanuel Macron will hold a friendly but "frank" working lunch with Boris Johnson on Thursday after dismissing his request to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal agreement and scrap the Irish backstop as "not an option". The French presid
BATM Advanced Communications confirms Tel-Aviv listing details
Fri 23 August 2019 12:04
(Sharecast News) - Real-time networking solutions and medical laboratory systems company BATM Advanced Communications confirmed details of its listing on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange on Friday.
Kingspan posts record H1 numbers but warns of UK weakness ahead
Fri 23 August 2019 11:22
(Sharecast News) - Irish building materials group Kingspan reported a rise interim profit and revenue on Friday amid growth in all its divisions.
FCA tells claims managers to clean up their advertising
Fri 23 August 2019 11:20
(Sharecast News) - The City regulator has ordered claims management companies to stop using misleading advertising after finding widespread bad practice in the industry.
Amazon to buy 49% stake in India's Future Coupons
Fri 23 August 2019 10:08
(Sharecast News) - Amazon has agreed to buy a 49% stake in Indian retail company Future Coupons.
Dubai's Al Maktoum quits as ADM Energy president
Fri 23 August 2019 09:11
(Sharecast News) - ADM Energy shares plunged after Sheikh Ahmed Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum quit as president after two months and decided to sell all his shares in the oil and gas investment company.
Director dealings: Spouse of Marshalls CEO disposes of shares
Fri 23 August 2019 13:43
(Sharecast News) - Marshalls revealed on Friday that chief executive Gillian Coffey's spouse Martin had disposed of 118,498 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed block and concrete paving firm.
Director dealings: GVC Holdings CEO ups stake
Thu 22 August 2019 14:54
(Sharecast News) - Gaming firm GVC Holdings revealed on Thursday that chief executive Kenneth Alexander had acquired 833,334 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed group.
Sector movers: Miners pace gains, BT down as investors 'in no rush'
Mon 15 July 2019 17:53
(Sharecast News) - Miners and industrial metals names paced gains at the start of the week, boosted by a slate of solid economic data out China referencing the month of June.
Sector movers: Dovish Fed and dip in US dollar feed strength in oil services and miners
Wed 10 July 2019 13:10
(Sharecast News) - In his semiannual Monetary Report to the House Financial Services committee, Jerome Powell outlined how weak economic growth overseas and uncertainty around trade might negatively impact the US even as inflationary pressures were limite
Jubilee Metals completes purchase of Sable Zinc Zambia
Fri 23 August 2019 14:58
(Sharecast News) - Metals processing company Jubilee Metals Group announced on Friday that the sale and transfer of the entire issued share capital in Sable Zinc Kabwe to it has been completed, allowing the company to begin the implementation of a fully i
Jersey Oil & Gas awarded Greater Buchan Area block
Fri 23 August 2019 14:54
(Sharecast News) - Jersey Oil & Gas announced on Friday that it has been awarded, subject to documentation, a 100% working interest and operatorship of an additional block - Block 21/2a - in the Oil & Gas Authority's 31st Supplementary Offshore Licensing
Hummingbird Resources swings to interim loss as production costs rise
Fri 23 August 2019 12:22
(Sharecast News) - Hummingbird Resources reported interim revenue growth on Friday but said it swung to a loss as production costs increased following construction work at its Yanfolila gold mine in Mali.
Lekoil acquires 45pc interest in onshore Nigeria oil prospecting licence
Fri 23 August 2019 12:19
(Sharecast News) - Nigeria and West Africa-focussed oil and gas exploration and development company Lekoil has agreed to acquire, subject to the receipt of the required consents, a 45% participating interest in the production sharing contract in relation
Eco Atlantic upbeat on recent drilling in Guyana
Fri 23 August 2019 12:17
(Sharecast News) - Guyana-focussed exploration company Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas updated the market on recent trading on Friday, reporting that it ended the quarter to 31 March with cash and cash equivalents of CAD 25m (£15.37m).
Henry Boot posts drop in interim profit but confident over full year
Fri 23 August 2019 09:08
(Sharecast News) - Property and construction company Henry Boot posted a drop in interim profit and revenue on Friday but said the results were "very resilient" given the backdrop.
Target Healthcare buys Yorkshire and West Midlands properties
Fri 23 August 2019 08:30
(Sharecast News) - Real estate investment trust Target Healthcare has acquired two properties for approximately £18.6m on Friday, both of which were let on 35-year leases.