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Vodafone bid talk supports FTSE

Royal Bank of Scotland confirmed recent reports, saying £38m of toxic loans would be put in an internal "bad bank". Reports of a bid potential for Vodafone supported the blue chip indeed. New UK export orders rose at their fastest rate in 32 months during October, according to a survey by research group Markit. The FTSE 100 was down 0.1% in late afternoon trade.

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Video: Next Week in the Market: 4th-8th Nov 2013

A busy week in store on the reporting front with highlights being G4S, Marks & Spencer and William Morrison. Our Research Team and Douglas McNeill take a look at the week ahead

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Shell vs BP vs BG: Who wins?

BP’s commitment to increase cash returns to shareholders earlier this week set the bar high ahead of earning reports from rivals. Today’s results from BG Group were cautiously welcomed by the City, but numbers from Royal Dutch Shell were particularly grim.

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Mark Barnett - Invesco Perpetual Meeting

Charles Stanley's Collectives Team met with Mark Barnett who takes over as Head of Invesco Perpetual’s UK Equity desk after Neil Woodford leaves the group in April. Here are the meeting notes...

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Charles Stanley Social Committee: Proudly supporting our Charity of the Year (CRY)

The Charles Stanley Social Committee organise staff engagement events throughout the year to support the Charity of the Year. The five members of the committee are all from different areas of the firm, and aim to unite the business in supporting a common goal.

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Charles Stanley acquires Leeds-based Myddleton Croft

We are pleased to announce that Charles Stanley has acquired Myddleton Croft, an award-winning discretionary investment management firm.

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Banks are performing better but risks loom

More than five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, banks are starting to show an improvement in operational performance. However, many issues for the banking sector remain.

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BP: Short term gain to long term pain?

BP shares hit a three-month high today, boosted by a better-than-expected dividend increase and an extension of its share buyback programme. Garry White, our Chief Investment Correspondent, takes a look at the stock in more detail....

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Is an online boom now all in the price?

A squeeze on incomes has kept retail sales growth sluggish, but online sales have grown at breakneck speed over the last few years. Garry White, our Chief Investment Correspondent takes a look at the online market-place...

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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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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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