ITV boosted by revived takeover hopes

In a slow market the FTSE 100 gained 5.56 points at 6,825.31

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Investment professionals are working in the dark

Afren cuts production guidance

Shares fall at oil group as it issues qualified accounts

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AstraZeneca gains on renewed bid chatter

FTSE 100 held aloft by gains from financial and defensive stocks

Supermarkets hit hard by Tesco warning

Shares in all of the main UK listed grocers fall

LSE cash call supports underwriting cartel

Rights issue fees should be tackled by the exchange, not endorsed

Ocado slides amid earnings doubts

Miners hold back wider UK market, leaving FTSE 100 down 0.4%

Chipmaker CSR rejects Microchip offer

Shares surge 36% after approach by US rival

Supermarket stocks set pace on FTSE 100

Broker reaction to market share data shakes up sector

J Sainsbury falls on market share concern

UK’s FTSE 100 holds around its best level in a month

Petrofac bounces on neutral FTSE 100

Oilfield services stock tops leaderboard

Rating rise to ‘buy’ propels RSA higher

FTSE 100 gained 0.7 per cent to 6,822.76, a rise of 48 points

WPP beats forecasts and tops FTSE 100

Ad agency reports revenue growth, but strong pound hits profit

Volume concerns weigh on IG Group

FTSE 100 was barely changed at 6,775.25

Vodafone leads FTSE 100

Speculation of AT&T bid lifts stock of UK telecoms group

Quindell shares fall over cash flow fears

Soaring profits and revenues questioned

Phoenix chief warns on insurance probe

FCA scrutiny of policies could see companies sell ‘closed books’

Drugmaker link-up puts Astra on top

FTSE 100 gains pared by miners, which fell on China data

Drugmakers help lift FTSE 100

Miners weigh on main index as metals prices fall