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FTSE 100 Index

Last Updated at 21 Aug 2014, 11:56 ET *Chart shows local time FTSE 100 intraday chart
value change %
6777.66 +
+22.18
+
+0.33

Top winner and loser

AstraZeneca

4411.50 p +
+126.50
+
+2.95

Fresnillo

938.00 p -
-34.50
-
-3.55
value change %

FTSE 250 Index

15838.57 +
+89.65
+
+0.57

FTSE 350 Index

3683.85 +
+13.40
+
+0.37

FTSE All Share Index

3618.89 +
+12.56
+
+0.35

FTSE Techmark Index

3325.20 +
+15.69
+
+0.47

(Close): The FTSE 100 closed slightly higher on Thursday, up 22.18 points, or 0.3%, to 6,777.66.

AstraZeneca rose 3%, the top gainer, amid stock market speculation that Pfizer may not have totally given up on trying to buy the UK company.

Fresnillo shares, which have slipped this week, were down another 2.8%.

In Paris, the Cac index reversed early losses, jumping 1.2%, to 4,292.93, while Frankfurt's Dax was 0.93% up, at 9,401.53.

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    BANK OF AMERICA 06:55: BBC Radio 4

    Chris Wheeler, an analyst at Mediobanca, has been discussing Bank of America's massive $16.7bn settlement with US authorities. He told the Today programme that while banks were at fault, investors were also "in a hurry" at the time, and failed to carry out proper credit analysis of what they were buying.

     
  2.  
    EUROZONE 06:44: Radio 5 live
    ECB headquarters

    James Bevan is chief investment officer at CCLA Investment Management and he's on Wake Up to Money talking about the eurozone's performance. "Interest rates are so low" in some of the countries that when you factor in the risk of investing the rates are negative, he says. Sustainable growth in the UK hasn't yet been seen either, he says. with house price growth and PPI repayments from banks driving consumer spending.

     
  3.  
    GAP IN INDIA 06:30:
    Gap logo

    US clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India, aiming to open 40 outlets. It will launch its first two stores there early next year in Mumbai and the capital Delhi - India's biggest and busiest cities.

     
  4.  
    BANK OF AMERICA 06:20: Radio 5 live
    Bank of America

    Chris Orndorff, a fund manager at Western Asset Management is on Wake Up to Money talking about Bank of America's record $16.7bn settlement. The penalty dates back to the behaviour of a company it purchased, Countrywide. "The timing of the Countrywide purchase has to be one of the worst in history," he says. The fine wipes out the cumulative net income of the bank for the last three years. The bank is very safe though, he says.

     
  5.  
    ARGENTINA DEBT 06:06:

    Argentina's plan to exit its debt default by asking investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt has been ruled "illegal" by a US court. New York Judge Thomas Griesa said the plan was "lawless". Argentina was trying to get around an earlier court ruling banning it from paying interest to investors who had accepted restructured bonds.

     
  6.  
    OIL PRICE 06:00: Radio 5 live
    Oil barrels

    After rising sharply in June, oil prices have now slipped back to 14-month lows. Amrita Sen from Energy Aspects tells Wake Up to Money. She says that "the initial price rise was on the back of the fears should any disruptions come at peak demand". However, despite geopolitical risks, supply has remained undisrupted while demand has fallen.

     
  7.  
    06:00: Nick Edser, Business reporter

    Good morning. Get in touch with us via email: bizlivepage@bbc.co.uk or on twitter @BBCBusiness.

     
  8.  
    06:00: Howard Mustoe, Business Reporter

    Hello! We'll be bringing you all the latest business news, data and analysis. Stay with us.

     

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