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It’s raining results again

FTSE 100 Index called to open flat at 7700, holding an overnight bounce from 7682 that could lead to another test of yesterday’s 7716 highs resistance. 2-week rising channel still

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BP: the shale shell game

The oil supermajor BP announced this morning that it will purchase $10.5bn worth of US shale oil assets from BHP Billiton, marking a triumphant Stateside return. A widely-maligned energy company

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday  HSBC (Q3 results) HSBC will be the last of the major banks to report Q3 numbers and judging by figures from its peers and its own Q2 figures, investors

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday HSBC (Q2 results) The performance of the shares over the last 12-months has been impressive. This combined with an attractive dividend yield of 5% means that investors have been

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Companies announcing their results next week

Tuesday Companies reporting today include – BP (Q1 results), Shire (Q1 results) Wednesday J Sainsbury (Q4 results) The market will be focused mainly on two areas in these full-year figures

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Companies reporting today include: Randgold Resources (Q4 results) Tuesday St. Modwen Properties (Q4 results): The group, which specialises in the regeneration of brownfield sites stated in December that its

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What were the most traded shares at The Share Centre in 2016?

Many investors will welcome the start of a new year given the level of market volatility they had to navigate around in 2016, with Brexit undoubtedly having the biggest impact

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UK plc defies the naysayers

Today’s services PMI reading makes it three for three on UK economic data this week. The British economy continues to defy expectations, although in each one signs of higher prices

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Crunch time looms for OPEC

The new week has begun on a notably weak footing, as the OPEC meeting looks to be unravelling even before the delegates arrive in Vienna. In London, financial stocks are

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BP reassures investors with Q3 results

BP reported better than expected third quarter results today with underlying profits of $933m. That was well down on the $1.8bn posted for the same period last year but better