Financial Express (Holdings) Limited (“we”, “our”, “us” and derivatives) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us relating to your use of any of the below websites (“sites”).


For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Trustnet Limited of 2nd Floor, Golden House, 30 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NN. Our nominated representative for the purpose of this Act is Kirsty Witter.


We collect information about you when you register with us or use any of our websites / services. Part of the registration process may include entering personal details & details of your investments.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address and details of the website that you came from, in order to improve this site.

You confirm that all information you supply is accurate.


In order to provide personalised services to and analyse site traffic, we may use a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the sites to operate and may be used to deliver you different content, depending on the type of investor you are.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our sites.


We store and use information you provide as follows:

  • to present content effectively;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which may interest you, tailored to your specific interests, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts between you and us;
  • to enable you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to improve our content by tracking group information that describes the habits, usage, patterns and demographics of our customers.

We may also send you emails to provide information and keep you up to date with developments on our sites. It is our policy to have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future e-mails. You can change your e-mail address at any time.

In order to provide support on the usage of our tools, our support team need access to all information provided in relation to the tool.

We will not disclose your name, email address or postal address or any data that could identify you to any third party without first receiving your permission.

However, you agree that we may disclose to any regulatory authority to which we are subject and to any investment exchange on which we may deal or to its related clearing house (or to investigators, inspectors or agents appointed by them), or to any person empowered to require such information by or under any legal enactment, any information they may request or require relating to you, or if relevant, any of your clients.

You agree that we may pass on information obtained under Money Laundering legislation as we consider necessary to comply with reporting requirements under such legislation.


We want to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that is inaccurate.

You have the right under data protection legislation to access information held about you. If you wish to receive a copy of any personal information we hold, please write to us at 3rd Floor, Hollywood House, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary, including the use of encryption, to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. You will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.


Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Our sites contain links to other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


If you want more information or have any questions or comments relating to our privacy policy please email [email protected] in the first instance.

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FTSE flat in early deals as Shell slump hits the blue chip index

By BFN News | 08:59 AM | Thursday 12 April, 2012

MORNING REPORT: Headline shares were flat in early deals today, as progress for mining and financial stocks was offset by a slump in shares of Shell following fears of a new oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In early trade, the FTSE100 was down just 3.19 points at 5,631.55 with the FTSE250 ahead 68.8 points at 11,302.8 and the FTSE Smallcaps 8.37 points better at 3,086.84. US & ASIA In the US last night, the Dow rose 89 points at 12,805, the Nasdaq gained 25 points at 3,016 and the S&P500 added 10 points at 1,369. In Asia today, the Nikkei closed up 66 points at 9,525, while the Hang Seng was recently ahead 153 points at 20,294. LONDON MARKETS Fresh momentum in resources prices balanced out ongoing Eurozone concerns this morning, but reports of signs of surface oil close to a Shell platform in the Gulf of Mexico took its toll. A rise in copper prices gave Antofagasta a 13p boost at 1,123p, while Rio Tinto gained 50.5p at 3,387p and Vedanta Resources rose 15p at 1,194p. Press speculation that gold could top $2,000 an ounce pushed Randgold Resources up 35p at 5,440p, while Fresnillo gained 18.5p at 1,586.5p. Banking shares displayed an East/West divide, with Barclays ticking up 1.08p at 213.18p, Royal Bank of Scotland ahead 0.55p at 25.81p and Lloyds 0.22p higher at 30.81p, while Standard Chartered slipped 3.5p at 1,490p and HSBC edged down 0.9p at 540p. Ashmore Group led the fund managers higher after reporting assets under management recovered strongly in Q3. Ashmore shares rose 3.85p at 389.85p, while Hargreaves Lansdown ticked up 1.8p at 465.5p and Schroders advanced 8.5p at 1,448.5p. Supermarket operator William Morrison gained 2.05p at 290.85p after Berenberg upgraded the stock to buy from hold. Peers Tesco and Sainsbury improved 2.48p at 321.48p and 1.2p at 301.2p, respectively. Power plant maker Rolls-Royce added 7.5p at 811p on new it has won another contract with the US Armed Forces. Temporary power supplier Aggreko jumped 57p at 2,216p after it said it enjoyed a very strong first quarter, with both International Power Projects and the Local business growing underlying revenues by 21%. However, automotive engineering specialist GKN topped the early leaderboard, climbing 8.65p at 200.15p after Credit Suisse upgraded the stock from neutral to outperform. On the downside with blue chips, oil producers were on the slide, with Shell the worst performing blue chip of the morning, down 52.25p at 2,132.75p and BP was off 3.92p at 440.23p on fears of a new oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. United Utilities slipped 7p at 591p when Citigroup downgraded the waste and water group from buy to neutral and trimmed its target price from 679p to 640p. Penguin publisher Pearson dipped 5p at 1,125p on news the US authorities are investigating price fixing of eBooks. Story provided by

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