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Randgold shines and Aggreko powers ahead

The bad weather in the South East of England ensured trading desks were thinly staffed (except at Charles Stanley of course!), with trade staying subdued. The blue-chip index traded slightly lower in late afternoon, down 0.1%.

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Break-up talk boosts G4S

The FTSE 100 traded flat on Friday, despite positive economic data for UK plc. The first reading of third-quarter UK GDP showed growth of 0.8%, the fastest rate in three years. This was in line with market expectations.

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Next Week in the Market: 28th October - 1st November 2013

Next week’s reporting highlights include: Barclays – has the rights issue fixed the balance sheet? BP – is production growth beginning to outweigh the legal wrangling? Shell – is the outgoing chief executive’s optimism undimmed?

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China data boosts mining sector

After ending a nine-day winning streak yesterday, the FTSE 100 resumed its charge ahead. The heavyweight mining sector rose after positive economic news from China, which showed manufacturing activity expanded at its fastest rate in seven months during October. The FTSE 100 was up 0.5% in late afternoon trade.

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Charles Stanley News

Charles Stanley expands intermediary sales team with new hires.

Charles Stanley has appointed three new members of staff – Marie Lawrence, Sean Osborne and Matthew Honour - to its Intermediary Sales Team in a move that demonstrates its commitment to its regional IFA network.

Charles Stanley opens Aberdeen office in Scottish expansion push.

Charles Stanley, one of the UK’s leading wealth managers, has further strengthened its presence in Scotland, with the opening of a new office in Aberdeen.

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RSA Insurance bid talk supports the FTSE-100

RSA Insurance jumped to the top of the leader board on bid talk whilst Sports Direct stunned the market after the company said sales had grown by 15%.

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Poor US jobless figures ease Fed Taper fears

Consumer products giant Reckitt Benckiser boosted the blue chip index after a solid set of third quarter figures.

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Afternoon Market Movers - 21st October 2013

The FTSE 100 edged higher throughout the day’s session, rising for the eighth consecutive trading day.

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Next Week in the Market: 21st - 25th October 2013

Douglas McNeill, supported by the Charles Stanley Private Client Research Team takes a look at the week ahead...

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Will the emerging market bloodbath continue?

If you think you are not invested in emerging markets, you’re probably wrong. That’s why the current turmoil hitting fledgling economies really matters to UK investors.

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Has the Fed just deferred pain for equities?

Equity valuations soared after the central bank failed to reduce its stimulus, but does this sharp move higher imply a future plunge in equity markets when the liquidity tap is eventually turned off?

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Morning Market Movers - 21st October 2013

The FTSE 100 continued to edge higher, gaining for the eighth consecutive trading session, with falls in banking shares limiting gains.

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