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Last Month in the City

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, looks at the market moving events that have shaped the UK equity markets this month (October 1st to 31st 2014).

Crude oil market round-up

Clouds have gathered over oil markets as weak demand and ample supply have driven oil prices lower. Charles Stanley’s Tony Shepard looks at what’s going on.

Market News

Banks and IAG lead FTSE higher
31/10/2014

The FTSE 100 jumped on Friday after bank shares soared after the regular delayed the introduction of a new financial target and British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines...

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Markets rally as Japan boosts stimulus
31/10/2014

The Bank of Japan stunned investors on Friday by expanding its ultra-aggressive monetary easing programme, saying that a combination of weak demand and a lower oil price meant that more...

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FTSE edges lower despite good results
30/10/2014

The FTSE 100 traded lower on Thursday, as mining shares fell as the dollar strengthened. Strong sets of numbers came from wealth manager St James’s Place, Barclays and Royal Dutch Shell.

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Shell shrugs at oil price fall
30/10/2014

Whatever an oil company says, falling oil prices are generally bad for its business, but as a leaner, more nimble company Shell could use it to its advantage.

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Latest Press Releases

Future leader in Wealth Management
28/10/2014

Congratulations to Will Walker-Arnott who won the coveted 'Future Leader in Wealth Management Award' at the Spear's Wealth Management Awards 2014

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Chief Executive Announcement
27/10/2014

Paul Abberley has been named as future Chief Executive Officer of Charles Stanley Group PLC

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'Leading Innovation Award'
01/10/2014

Charles Stanley Direct has won the coveted 'Leading Innovation Award' at the Aberdeen sponsored Platform Awards 2014.

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Forthcoming Board Change - Charles Stanley more
25/09/2014

Sir David Howard is to step down as Chief Executive of Charles Stanley Group PLC but is willing to continue in his role as non-executive Chairman.

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