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FTSE 100 Index 7013.88 ↓ -24.13 (-0.34)
FTSE 250 Index 18589.09 ↓ -73.12 (-0.39)
FTSE 350 Index 3891.77 ↓ -13.7 (-0.35)
FTSE SmallCap Index 5437.14 ↓ -39.08 (-0.71)
FTSE All-Share Index 3843.09 ↓ -14.04 (-0.36)

Todays LSE Pick

2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy in case of a no-deal Brexit

2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy in case of a no-deal Brexit

BP’s recent share price slide means the stock now offers a dividend yield of 6%. I rate the shares as a safe buy for income at current levels. One business whose fortunes are unlikely to be affected by Brexit is Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered (LSE ...

Have £1,000 to invest? 2 FTSE 250 stocks I’d buy for a Stocks & Shares ISA

Have £1,000 to invest? 2 FTSE 250 stocks I’d buy for a Stocks & Shares ISA

I can see this as a Brexit recovery buy. Mining stocks aren’t generally seen as safe choices. But gold tends to be in demand during times of uncertainty. We saw this on Thursday when shares of Egypt-based gold miner Centamin (LSE: CEY) gained 4% ...

2 proven dividend growth stocks I’d buy to beat the State Pension

2 proven dividend growth stocks I’d buy to beat the State Pension

When it comes to income stocks, Devro (LSE: DVO) flies under most investors’ radars. However, I believe this overlooked income play is a hidden gem and could help you boost your income in retirement. Over the past five years, the producer of collagen ...

Why I’d buy FTSE 100-member ITV’s share price in these weak stock markets

Why I’d buy FTSE 100-member ITV’s share price in these weak stock markets

The stock in question is Parkmead (LSE: PMG), which is an energy group that is focused ... As such, now could be the right time to buy ITV. It may deliver further paper losses in the near term as it faces difficult operating conditions.

3 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy right now in this fallen market

3 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy right now in this fallen market

The list of concerns goes on. But I’m focusing on the kind of defensive, dividend-paying stocks that I’d be happy to buy and hold for the long term. Here are three of my favourites: GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) is recovering from a period of weaker ...

Forget buy-to-let! I think this 10%-yielding FTSE 100 dividend stock is a better way to play property markets

Forget buy-to-let! I think this 10%-yielding FTSE 100 dividend stock is a better way to play property markets

In an article earlier today I explained why, despite recent nervousness among stock investors, share markets remain a much more attractive investment destination than buy-to-let. Home-builders like Taylor Wimpey(LSE: TW) have suffered immensely as a ...

MiFID II liquidity drought deepens as research coverage continues to fall

MiFID II liquidity drought deepens as research coverage continues to fall

MiFID II, which took effect on 3 January, requires buy-side firms to pay for research as an 'unbundled ... Liquidity levels on the London Stock Exchange main market have continued their decline from an average of 9.4% per company in July to 15.5% today.

Renold sees first-half profit rise significantly, boosted by strong performance from core chain unit; Peel Hunt starts with ‘buy’

Renold sees first-half profit rise significantly, boosted by strong performance from core chain unit; Peel Hunt starts with ‘buy’

The firm also said it is considering a move to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange to enhance its "ability to execute transactions with greater efficiency and certainty." It currently trades in the premium main market in London. In a separate ...

Daily Mail-owner DMGT 'looking to buy i newspaper'

Daily Mail-owner DMGT 'looking to buy i newspaper'

Daily Mail-owner DMGT is reportedly considering making an offer to buy the i newspaper from Johnston Press ... Johnston Press was founded in Falkirk in 1767, and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1988, growing through acquisitions.

London pre-open: Stocks to rise on strong US cues; Fed in focus

London pre-open: Stocks to rise on strong US cues; Fed in focus

(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a positive start on Thursday after ... "Meanwhile, the announcement of the extension of Help to Buy, albeit in a narrower format, should continue to underpin the new build market in the near term.

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UK Business News

Ready to retire? Your finances may not be

Ready to retire? Your finances may not be

As the economy strengthens, more workers nearing retirement age are feeling better about their economic prospects. That's the good news. Still, many others are worried about their savings, or lack of savings, and how they will get by once they stop working ...

JPI Media moves to keep former ‘Johnston Press’ running

JPI Media moves to keep former ‘Johnston Press’ running

The newspaper publisher formerly known as Johnston Press has moved to reassure employees and readers of its titles that its operations will continue as normal following the sale of the business to its creditors. JPI Media, which owns titles including The i ...

North-South house price divide to narrow over the next five years

North-South house price divide to narrow over the next five years

House prices in London have risen by 72% over the last 10 years, leaving little wriggle room to rise further, Savills says. Image: Savills predicts the North-South house prices gap will narrow The ...

Shorter degrees to cut price of university courses despite 20% yearly increase

Shorter degrees to cut price of university courses despite 20% yearly increase

Universities have been given the go ahead to charge up to 20% more a year for shorter degree courses under Government plans. Photo: David Cheskin/PA Students may soon have an option of shorter, cheaper degrees after a Government consultation on the ...

5-Day Pound-to-Dollar Exchange Rate Outlook: Brexit & Confidence Vote Take Market Focus

5-Day Pound-to-Dollar Exchange Rate Outlook: Brexit & Confidence Vote Take Market Focus

The Big Picture: Following the YTD high of 1.43767 set back in mid-April, the Sterling has steadily lost out to the Greenback, hitting a YTD low of 1.26617 in mid-August. The last 3 months have been dominated by a fairly wide range, of which we are now ...

Britain runs out of space to stockpile frozen foods as firms panic over No Deal Brexit

Britain runs out of space to stockpile frozen foods as firms panic over No Deal Brexit

Warehouses are booked up for the next six months as fears of a No Deal scenario rise In an alarming warning industry leaders revealed that the necessary warehouses are now fully booked for the next six months. Firms were now being turned away following an ...

A weakening Europe will not be the global growth locomotive

A weakening Europe will not be the global growth locomotive

The eurozone economy has had a dismal year, after raising false hopes in 2017 that it was finally breaking free from the shackles that have constrained it since the euro crisis of 2011-13. With the UK also weakening sharply, developed Europe is now growing ...

Goldman Sachs offers UK staff gender-reassignment and fertility treatment as it tackles boys’ club image

Goldman Sachs offers UK staff gender-reassignment and fertility treatment as it tackles boys’ club image

Goldman Sachs is offering its staff in London gender-reassignment surgery and fertility treatment, as it pushes on perks in an attempt to encourage women to work at the firm. The giant investment bank’s roughly 6,000 UK staff will have access to ...

City lines up Refinitiv exec for key post-Brexit Brussels job

City lines up Refinitiv exec for key post-Brexit Brussels job

A senior executive at one of the world's largest financial data businesses has been picked to spearhead the City's interests in Brussels amid protracted uncertainty about the future of Europe's ...

Heavy Canadian crude falls to record low amid production cuts

Heavy Canadian crude falls to record low amid production cuts

"The [price] differential is obviously a very, very serious problem for the energy industry here in Alberta and, quite frankly, for the economy across this country", Notley told reporters on Thursday. "Meanwhile, we have a suite of options at our disposal ...

UK News

Snow forecast: Arctic weather to trigger six-week freeze before white Christmas

Snow forecast: Arctic weather to trigger six-week freeze before white Christmas

A polar storm will smash Britain, kick-starting a six-week big freeze unleashing torrents of snow across the nation until Christmas, forecasts predict. The winter deluge predicted to hit as far south as London is about to wreak havoc and cripple the nation ...

Domesday Book is full of 'fed up' people complaining and took decades longer to complete than previously believed, historian finds

Domesday Book is full of 'fed up' people complaining and took decades longer to complete than previously believed, historian finds

The Domesday Book is full of "fed up" people complaining and took decades longer to complete than previously believed, a historian has found. The famous record was thought to have been commissioned by William The Conqueror in 1085 to survey every piece of ...

Hidden ruins of village abandoned during Second World War seen for first time in 23 years

Hidden ruins of village abandoned during Second World War seen for first time in 23 years

Astonishing photos show the remains of an abandoned village that has been a source of mystery since it was flooded during the Second World War. The historic buildings of Derwent in Derbyshire have ...

How snap of car led to arrest of gang who pistol-whipped a wealthy couple and stole more than £100,000 of jewellery

How snap of car led to arrest of gang who pistol-whipped a wealthy couple and stole more than £100,000 of jewellery

The gang shouted 'police, police' as they stormed into the Leeds property just after 11pm on July 31 The couple had taken a photo in the pizzeria and were unaware the robbers’ BMW convertible could be seen in the background. The gang's BMW could be seen ...

Decision on charging soldiers over Bloody Sunday killings delayed again

Decision on charging soldiers over Bloody Sunday killings delayed again

A decision on whether or not to charge paratroopers involved in Bloody Sunday has been delayed until next year. The Telegraph has reported that the decision, due to be made in the summer, has been put back due to legal issues. Eighteen ex-paratroopers are ...

Drunk children's entertainer 'Mr Energetic' sped along dual carriageway on wrong side of road

Drunk children's entertainer 'Mr Energetic' sped along dual carriageway on wrong side of road

The court was shown video footage from a police vehicle on the correct side of the dual carriageway which pursued Horan as he proceeded on the wrong side of the carriageway. A drunk children's entertainer drove through a police roadblock at a fatal ...

Royal Family caught up in 'tax nightmare' as finances come under scrutiny - all because of Meghan Markle

Royal Family caught up in 'tax nightmare' as finances come under scrutiny - all because of Meghan Markle

Despite marrying into Britain's most famous family earlier this year, Meghan Markle is still an American citizen. Her journey to legally become a British subject will take several years to complete and during this time, the Duchess of Sussex will still ...

Boy, 16, apologises for homophobic attack on former Wales captain Gareth Thomas

Boy, 16, apologises for homophobic attack on former Wales captain Gareth Thomas

Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has posted a powerful video on Twitter after he was targeted in a homophobic attack in Cardiff. The 44-year-old appeared to have cuts and bruises on his ...

Neighbour leaves furious note on police car windscreen parked outside home on emergency call out

Neighbour leaves furious note on police car windscreen parked outside home on emergency call out

Police had been urgently responding to a 999 call in Horley, Sussex, that someone was being assaulted in a house Cops in Horley, Surrey, then spoke to the angry neighbour and explained the circumstances but they whinged: “I don’t care it’s not my ...

Man shot in stomach in drive-by attack outside Hyde pub - police appeal for witnesses to come forward

Man shot in stomach in drive-by attack outside Hyde pub - police appeal for witnesses to come forward

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was shot outside a pub in a drive-by attack on Saturday night. A large police cordon outside the Harehill Tavern Pub in Hattersley, Hyde was put in place after the 35-year-old was shot in the ...