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The FTSE 100 index soared back above the 7,000 level after investors welcomed many aspects of today's Queen's Speech.

At the close, the FTSE 100 was up 84.34 points, or 1.21%, to 7033.33....

Commodities News

Dragon Oil tempted by £3.6bn bid approach
Thu, 21st May 2015 - 17:39

ENOC is upping the ante in its attempt to snap up Dragon Oil, highlighting how vulnerable this list of mid-cap explorers is.

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The week ahead: Ryanair, Tate & Lyle, Micro Focus International
Fri, 22nd May 2015 - 13:08

Budget airline Ryanair and sugar and sweeteners giant Tate & Lyle will both publish final results during a shortened trading week.

Business News

Wed, 27th May 2015 - 14:11

Changes made to the way US oil companies report their oil reserves could spell serious trouble in the months ahead.

Wed, 27th May 2015 - 13:13

Chief executive Adam Bond has acquired quite a reputation in his first six months at AFC Energy, and overseen a quadrupling of the share price.

Wed, 27th May 2015 - 12:31

After receiving backing from the Irish government, Aer Lingus has accepted a formal bid from industry consolidator IAG.