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FTSE indices were down midday with a string of companies issuing ho-hum financial reports, while mining and financial stocks weighed after disappointing US corporate earnings hurt Wall St.


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Earnings surge boosts Shell's share price
Thu, 31st July 2014 - 14:41

Royal Dutch Shell's net earnings rose by a third in the second three months of its financial year.

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What's in store today...
Fri, 1st August 2014 - 00:00

Opening the month but closing the week will be the release of William Hill's first-half update.

Business News

Fri, 1st August 2014 - 13:43

Hedge fund manager Man Group has had a stunning run since mid-May following a shake-out after its first-quarter update.

Fri, 1st August 2014 - 13:29

A drive to restore margins at molten metal engineer Vesuvius is going well with half-year results largely beating forecasts.

Fri, 1st August 2014 - 09:44

The sages at Barclays sum up the situation at Lloyds Banking Group quite neatly, and sensibly.