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FTSE indices campaigned to mildly higher closes in the last trading session before Christmas, with investors in Smith & Nephew (SN.) getting an early gift in the form of takeover chatter that...

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Start of bidding war for Afren?
Mon, 22nd December 2014 - 12:27

Struggling oil company Afren has received a bid approach, but could this spark a fight for the firm's potentially lucrative assets?

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The week ahead...
Fri, 19th December 2014 - 11:44

The final estimate for Q3 GDP and BBA Mortgage Approval numbers for November will be released in this shortened trading week.

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Fri, 26th December 2014 - 16:00

It will be another quiet week as we welcome the new year, but the Bank of England's mortgage approval numbers will be released.

Tue, 23rd December 2014 - 11:56

The Office for National Statistics has revised downward its estimates for UK economic growth in 2014.

Tue, 23rd December 2014 - 11:37

The chocolate maker has not been able to make the most of the crucial Christmas trading period and its full-year profits will suffer.