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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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Ian Sackfield joins as Managing Director, Investment Management Services (Branches)

We would like to announce the appointment of Ian Sackfield as Managing Director, Investment Management Services (Branches).

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Senior Investment Manager joins the Leeds team

Our Leeds office has bolstered its investment management team with a new hire, Martin Tyson.

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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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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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