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MORNING REPORT: The headline index was firmly higher in early deals today, with strength in the mining sector a major feature and AstraZeneca continuing its progress after well-received Q1...

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BP offloads Alaskan oil fields
Wed, 23rd April 2014 - 11:15

BP has agreed to sell its interest in four oil fields in Alaska to Hilcorp in a deal believed to be worth around $1.5 billion.

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Wed, 23rd April 2014 - 00:00

Wednesday will see the release of March's public finances figures and the minutes for April's Monetary Policy Committee meeting.

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Thu, 24th April 2014 - 10:48

Amidst rumours of a takeover, AstraZeneca has reported increased revenues, with analysts believeing the firm will return to growth shortly.

Thu, 24th April 2014 - 09:40

Food manufacturer Premier Foods has revealed a drop in sales, down 6.2% in the first quarter.

Wed, 23rd April 2014 - 17:29

High valuations for Facebook will leave the firm vulnerable to a further slide in its share price, says IG analyst Chris Beauchamp.