Dividend cheer for the 3m shareholders of Lloyds Banking Group and other strong corporate earnings spurred the Ftse to a new record yesterday.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2015
The pound rose sharply yesterday after new forecasts from the Bank of England appeared to bring forward the likely timing of an interest rate hike.
Fri, 13 Feb, 2015
Cash-strapped parents in the midst of a school spending blitz may get a helping hand from supermarket Aldi, which yesterday unveiled its new primary school uniform costing €6.50.
Thu, 18 Jul, 2013
Buoyant banks helped the FTSE 100 Index return to winning ways as shares in state-backed Lloyds Banking Group passed a key threshold today.
Fri, 17 May, 2013
Disappointment over US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke’s failure to offer clear signals of imminent economy boosting measures sent the FTSE 100 Index into the red today.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2012
The continued political stalemate in Greece triggered more heavy falls for world markets today as party leaders failed to make progress forming a coalition government.
Mon, 14 May, 2012
A gloomy forecast from the Bank of England compounded fears over the future of the eurozone and further knocked the confidence of investors today.
Wed, 16 Nov, 2011
The London market reversed earlier gains to closed lower today as worries over surging oil prices and the economic crisis in Greece rattled investors.
Mon, 07 Mar, 2011
London’s blue-chip index climbed above the 6000 barrier today as investors shrugged off higher oil prices and a new ratings downgrade for Greece.
The London market surrendered earlier gains as oil prices surged after fears that Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, could be rocked by a political uprising.
Tue, 01 Mar, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index edged past the 6000 mark for the first time since June 2008 today in a last minute push before the market closed.
Thu, 23 Dec, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index edged higher today as traders sat on the sidelines ahead of an expected interest rate hike in China this weekend.
Fri, 10 Dec, 2010
The London market fell into the red today in the face of deepening concerns over a European debt crisis, with the banking sector bearing the brunt of the pressure.
Wed, 29 Sep, 2010
BP outperformed its oil rivals in the FTSE 100 Index today after incoming chief executive Bob Dudley announced a raft of measures aimed at rebuilding the shaken company.
The FTSE 100 Index soared past the 5600 level today as stock markets worldwide rallied ahead of Tuesday's key meeting on interest rates by the US Federal Reserve.
Mon, 20 Sep, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index was dragged lower by commodity stocks today as results from blue-chip miner Eurasian Natural Resources fuelled fears over the recovery.
Wed, 18 Aug, 2010
London's FTSE 100 Index fell into the red today as the rally in the banking sector fizzled out and investors looked to secure profits from recent gains.
Wed, 28 Jul, 2010
Stocks soared on both sides of the Atlantic today in a welcome rally spurred on by a strong start to the second-quarter earnings season.
Tue, 13 Jul, 2010
Further signs of progress on BP’s attempts to plug the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico drove a fresh surge in the company’s shares today.
The London market suffered more losses today as Greece’s debt turmoil and disappointment over earnings from mobile phone handset giant Nokia hit stocks worldwide.
Thu, 22 Apr, 2010
Retail stocks pushed the FTSE 100 Index higher today as takeover speculation surrounded Argos owner Home Retail Group.
Mon, 12 Apr, 2010
London’s blue chip share index soared almost 2% today amid encouraging news on the US housing market and a new record for gold prices.
Mon, 23 Nov, 2009
Downbeat housing market data from the US sent London stocks into reverse today in a nervous session for the FTSE 100 Index.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2009
London’s FTSE 100 Index secured its fifth day of gains today as blue chip stocks including British Airways drove the market higher.
Fri, 17 Jul, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index drifted into the red today despite continuing optimism over many blue-chip retail stocks.
Thu, 23 Apr, 2009
Further signs of life from the UK high street helped retail stocks surge up the FTSE 100 Index risers board today.
The London market soared more than 4% today as better than expected sales figures from retail giant Marks & Spencer helped lift spirits.
Tue, 31 Mar, 2009
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