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.
Improved sentiment on Wall Street helped blue-chip shares shake off worries over Ukraine and wipe out early session losses.
Authorities lifted tsunami warnings for Chile’s long coastline early on Wednesday after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the South American nation’s northern coast.
Global shares staged a rebound today after a speech by Russian president Vladimir Putin fuelled hopes of an easing in tensions over Ukraine.
A strong earthquake has shaken Chile’s northern Pacific coast, prompting authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 people as a precaution.
Global markets took cheer after a key player pulled out of the race to head America's central bank, lifting hopes that the US will keep the printing presses rolling.
Further cracks emerged in the eurozone’s shrinking economy to drag European stock markets lower and ensure another day of losses for the FTSE 100 Index.
Ormonde Mining, the Co Meath-based mineral resource firm, is hoping to sell its La Zarza copper and gold project, in the south of Spain, for €5m in the second quarter of this year.
Better-than-expected trade data in China calmed world markets today after a volatile week triggered by the resurfacing of eurozone fears.
The London market closed in the red today after US policymakers failed to signal that more emergency stimulus measures were on their way.
A raft of economic data from the US and China fuelled fears over the global economic recovery today and hit confidence on the London market.
A rebound for London shares on hopes that Greece’s pro-euro parties are seeing a pick-up in support prior to next month’s elections proved short-lived today.
Investors were lured back into the market today by hopes of further stimulus measures in China and optimism ahead of a key EU summit.
An agreement to boost the eurozone bailout fund lifted London’s leading shares index today and helped it finish the first quarter of 2012 with gains of 3.5%.
BT shares rallied today after it made progress in tackling its pension scheme deficit, but fears about the global recovery continued to weigh on London’s leading shares index.
Further signs of recovery in the US failed to distract investors from gloomy manufacturing figures in China and the eurozone today as London’s leading shares index closed in the red.
World markets wallowed in the red today as investor confidence was hit by fears over slowing growth in Asian powerhouse China.
London’s leading shares index struggled to find direction today as downbeat housing data in both China and the US saw the recent upbeat mood stutter.
A lack of progress in talks between Greece and its creditors unsettled investors today as London's leading shares index failed to build on last week's gains.
Investors started 2012 with a burst of optimism today as upbeat manufacturing data from all corners of the world triggered a rally on London’s top shares index.
London’s leading shares index made cautious gains today despite ratings downgrades for six of the world’s largest banks.
The London market finished the week on a high today as most EU countries agreed to explore plans for a closer union to get to grips with the region’s debt crisis.
Hopes that politicians will make further progress tackling the eurozone debt crisis this week saw world markets make cautious gains today.
UK investors lost confidence in the prospect of a speedy resolution to the eurozone debt crisis today, causing London's leading share index to drop into the red.
Moves across Europe to bolster the region’s banks and economies sparked a second day of strong gains for shares in London.
London’s leading share index suffered its biggest daily fall for almost three years after bleak comments from US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke again raised double-dip recession fears.
London’s leading shares index fell into the red today after a report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that time was running out to tackle threats to the economic recovery.
The London market slumped 2% today as the increasing likelihood of a Greek debt default shook investor confidence.
European markets slumped deep into the red today as renewed fears over the continent’s debt crisis rocked banks across the continent.
The London market lost ground today after an emergency summit between the leaders of France and Germany failed to ease fears over the eurozone crisis.
The London market clawed back its earlier losses today after better than expected data from the US calmed fears caused by disappointing German growth.
The London market slipped below the 6,000 mark today after disappointing US jobs data sparked fears over the strength of the recovery in the world's biggest economy.
Fashion house Burberry was the top faller in the FTSE 100 Index today as its stellar annual results were overshadowed by a bout of profit-taking.
Marks & Spencer was the FTSE 100 Index’s top faller today despite posting a 13% rise in annual profits as analysts fretted that its results could be “as good as it gets” for the retailer.
The London market sunk deeper into the red today after further falls in commodity prices hit traders' confidence.
The London market dipped into the red today as investors continued to weigh up how Osama bin Laden’s death would impact financial markets.
The FTSE 100 Index closed in the red today as a raft of disappointing earnings and falls among miners dragged the market lower.
The FTSE 100 Index fought back today despite a flurry of disappointing company updates and a lacklustre performance from the UK economy.
The FTSE 100 Index slumped more than 2% today after markets across the globe were shocked by a downgrade of the US government’s debt outlook.
World markets suffered heavy declines today amid fresh fears over Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis and a lacklustre start to the US earnings season.
The FTSE 100 Index bounced back from six straight sessions in the red today as world markets regained their poise.
Intense fighting in Libya remained top of investors minds' today as stocks fell into the red once more on rising oil prices.
Forecast-beating results from Prudential and a potential deal involving Rolls-Royce shielded the FTSE 100 Index from further falls in mining stocks today.
Falling oil prices offered support for the FTSE 100 Index today but hefty declines among miners limited gains in the top tier.
A steadier performance for oil prices and a doubling in annual profits at the world's biggest silver miner boosted confidence in London today.
Blue chip stocks remained deep in the red and oil prices surged past $110 a barrel as the crisis in Libya showed no sign of easing today.
Barclays gave bank shares a boost today as it unveiled better-than-expected profits of £6.1bn (€7.3bn) in a strong start to the sector’s annual results season.
A gloomy consumer confidence survey and bad news from Asian markets served to pull the FTSE 100 Index downwards today.
Nasser Al-Attiyah kept the pressure on team-mate and defending champion Carlos Sainz by sealing victory in stage seven of the Dakar Rally today.
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