A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The London market closed higher today following positive US retail sales and amid hopes two of the eurozone's struggling members would receive bailouts later this week.
Mon, 15 Oct, 2012
Stock markets remained under pressure on both sides of the Atlantic today amid fears over the health of the global economy.
Tue, 09 Oct, 2012
Fears that the European Central Bank will fail to prescribe the medicine needed for the ailing eurozone triggered big losses on London's leading shares index today.
Tue, 04 Sep, 2012
Increased optimism that central bankers will pull the trigger on further emergency support measures ensured a robust performance on the London market today.
Mon, 03 Sep, 2012
London’s FTSE 100 Index made tentative gains today as bank shares continued to shrug off the sector’s mounting Libor rigging scandal.
Fri, 17 Aug, 2012
Barclays shares rose 3% today as chairman Marcus Agius’s decision to step down in the wake of the rate-rigging scandal was backed by investors.
Mon, 02 Jul, 2012
London’s FTSE 100 Index surged 1.4% higher today as hopes of a resolution to the eurozone crisis offset another day of scandal for Britain’s banking sector.
Fri, 29 Jun, 2012
More than £3bn (€3.75bn) was wiped off Barclays’ market value today as its rate-rigging scandal sent shockwaves throughout the banking sector.
Thu, 28 Jun, 2012
London’s leading index was broadly flat today as fears over Europe’s banks were offset by a strong consumer confidence survey on the other side of the Atlantic.
Fri, 25 May, 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
Fears that Greece will crash out of the euro triggered a global sell-off that left London’s leading shares index at its lowest close of 2012.
Tue, 08 May, 2012
London’s leading shares index finished the week on a high after bullish comments from analysts helped lift some of the gloom over the banking sector.
Fri, 20 Apr, 2012
Supermarket giant Tesco failed to win over investors with its £1bn plan to revive its UK arm today as the grocer followed world markets into the red.
Wed, 18 Apr, 2012
Marks & Spencer and Burberry featured on a shortened fallers board today as the wider London market made decent gains following an encouraging debt auction in beleaguered Spain.
Tue, 17 Apr, 2012
A late rally today helped London’s leading shares index recover from Tuesday’s rout despite mixed signs about the health of the world’s biggest economy.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2012
A rise in Spain’s borrowing costs today fuelled fears about the eurozone debt crisis and triggered a sell-off on world markets.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2012
Fresh worries about the eurozone debt crisis and the UK economy meant London’s blue chip shares index struggled to make significant gains today.
Thu, 05 Apr, 2012
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%.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2012
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.
Fri, 23 Mar, 2012
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.
Mon, 19 Mar, 2012
London’s leading shares index lost its momentum today as a stronger dollar hit the heavily-weighted resources sector and dragged the market into the red.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2012
London’s leading shares index struggled to make significant progress today as fears over growth in China and the rumbling eurozone debt crisis troubled investors.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2012
Lloyds was the biggest faller on London’s leading shares index today after it suffered a £3.5bn (€4.12bn) loss and warned of further problems ahead.
Fri, 24 Feb, 2012
Bullish results from housebuilder Galliford Try and recruitment firm Hays helped the FTSE 250 Index outshine its top-tier partner today.
Wed, 22 Feb, 2012
Rising oil prices and optimism that Greece will be saved from a calamitous default helped drive London’s leading shares index closer to the 6000 mark today.
Mon, 20 Feb, 2012
More positive signs from the US failed to lift London’s leading shares index today as fears over the eurozone and a credit agency warning to banks rattled investors.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2012
London’s leading shares index struggled to make progress today after weaker-than-expected retail sales in the US overshadowed an upbeat bond auction in debt-laden Italy.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2012
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.
Mon, 06 Feb, 2012
London’s leading shares index failed to gain significant ground today after a raft of blue-chip results overshadowed optimism in the US and merger talks in the mining sector.
Thu, 02 Feb, 2012
Banking stocks led strong gains on the London market today as optimism surrounding the global economic outlook strengthened.
Wed, 01 Feb, 2012
Greece's failure to reach a concrete deal with creditors to avoid a default depressed world markets today, with banks among the biggest losers.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2012
Fresh fears that Greece and Portugal will sink under the weight of their debts saw London's leading shares index fall further from a six-month high today.
Wed, 25 Jan, 2012
London's leading shares index closed above the 5,700 mark for the first time in nearly three months today but global growth fears continued to spook investors.
Wed, 18 Jan, 2012
World markets struggled to make progress today after another meeting on the eurozone debt crisis failed to ease traders' nerves.
Mon, 09 Jan, 2012
World markets slipped into the red today after a scheme to boost liquidity and ease the eurozone debt crisis failed to settle traders’ nerves.
Wed, 21 Dec, 2011
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.
Fri, 09 Dec, 2011
London’s leading shares index took a fresh beating today as continued deadlock over America’s budget deficit added to worries about European debt.
Mon, 21 Nov, 2011
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
UK investors shied away from risk today as the enormity of the task faced by new governments in Italy and Greece sank in.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2011
London’s leading shares index surged 3% today as investors cheered the long-awaited action plan from European leaders to tackle the region’s debt crisis.
Thu, 27 Oct, 2011
The London market made nervous gains today as traders waited for the details of a eurozone rescue plan set to be hammered out a crunch meeting of politicians.
Wed, 26 Oct, 2011
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.
Mon, 17 Oct, 2011
London’s leading index rose for a third day running, but gains were modest as a downgrade of UK banks by a top ratings agency overshadowed a better than expected jobs report in the US.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2011