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Antrim Energy finds potentially big oilfield off Irish coast

29 Jul 2014 | 15:35

Shares in Canadian oil & gas explorer Antrim Energy more than doubled after it said it had found a potentially large oilfield off the coast of the Irish Republic.
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FTSE 250 movers: Elementis lifted by resilient H1, increase in divi

29 Jul 2014 | 15:34

A "resilient" first-half performance and a 5% increase in the interim dividend helped lift shares in Elementis during today's session. The speciality global chemicals company, which posted a 3% rise in sales and a 7% increase in profit, said that it had been able to achieve growth despite weather issues in the first quarter and varied global growth rates, largely thanks to its geographic footprint and broad end-markets.
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Bank of England to impose tough new bonus clawback rules

29 Jul 2014 | 15:31

The Bank of England (BoE) has decided to push ahead on its plans for super-tough bonus clawbacks on City bankers.
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BP profit gushes higher but warns of Russia sanction concern - UPDATE

29 Jul 2014 | 15:23

BP has announced second-quarter profits one-third higher than the same period last year, but that further sanctions imposed on Russia "could have a material adverse impact", notably affecting its part ownership of Rosneft.
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Market overview: US consumer confidence jumps in July

29 Jul 2014 | 15:00

1500: The Conference Board's consumer confidence index for the month of July jumped to a reading of 90.9 from 86.4 in the month before (consensus: 85.4).
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Over 100 Palestinians killed as Israel steps up Gaza attacks

29 Jul 2014 | 14:56

Ongoing fighting in Gaza on Tuesday claimed the lives of at least a hundred Palestinians, according to reports.
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Bankers to sign an oath to uphold ethics

29 Jul 2014 | 14:51

Bankers may soon have to sign an oath to uphold the highest ethics, if a new proposal by a leading think-tank is adopted.
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US open: Stocks rise on better-than-forecast earnings

29 Jul 2014 | 14:43

US stocks gained as investors focused on earnings on a quiet day of economic data ahead of tomorrow's Federal Reserve policy decision.
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Centrica moves into US home solar energy market

29 Jul 2014 | 14:42

Centrica's North American subsidiary, Direct Energy, has moved into the US home solar energy market by buying US business Astrum Solar for £32m.
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Sector movers: GKN boosts auto stocks, BP weighs on oil

29 Jul 2014 | 14:01

A surge in the price of GKN gave the auto sector a boost on Tuesday, while cautious comments from BP weighed on oil and gas stocks.
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