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FTSE indices were firmer midday in a session rich with generally positive corporate news, with pharmaceutical, mining and financial stocks in particular focus.

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Energy stocks boosted by higher oil prices
Thu, 24th April 2014 - 12:28

BlackRock's Russ Koesterich says energy stocks are likely to perform better than the broader market should events in Ukraine continue to deteriorate.

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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 - 11:59

Analyst Roger Bade believes Anglo American's current share price, which rose on Thursday, could herald a selling opportunity.

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.