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FTSE indices were firmer midday with resources and financial stocks paving the way, following strong gains on Asian bourses overnight.

Near noon, the FTSE 100 was up 52.3 points, or 0.78%,...

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Tullow Oil draws blank at Lupus
Mon, 21st July 2014 - 10:51

Tullow Oil has failed to turn up anything during its first stab at drilling licence PL507 in the Norwegian North Sea.

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Tue, 22nd July 2014 - 00:00

Croda publishes half-year results on Tuesday, but the firm warned last month that profits would be worse than expected this year.

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Tue, 22nd July 2014 - 13:56

There was rare excitement at gold-miner Petropavlovsk on Tuesday as investors seized on rising gold production.

Tue, 22nd July 2014 - 13:27

Royal Mail's UK parcels revenue has fallen 1%, driven largely by increasing competition as rivals fight to fill capacity.

Tue, 22nd July 2014 - 12:04

Investors have chased ARM Holdings' shares up 5% to 871p and there are good reasons why others should follow suit.