The FTSE 100 Index pushed to a fresh 13-month high today as investors were cheered by strong results from a raft of US companies.
Mon, 19 Oct, 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
The London market reached another high for the year today as rising gold prices boosted miners and more merger news added to positive sentiment.
Tue, 08 Sep, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index shed more than 2% today as markets reacted with initial disappointment to US economic rescue plans.
Tue, 10 Feb, 2009
The London market dived almost 6% today in the wake of the Bank of England’s shock 1.5% interest rate cut.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2008
London’s leading share index staged a dramatic bounce-back today as investor hopes mounted for a hefty cut in US interest rates.
Tue, 18 Mar, 2008
The latest effort by central banks to ease the growing pressure on money markets boosted the FTSE 100 Index today.
Tue, 11 Mar, 2008
More than £40bn was wiped off the value of UK blue chip shares today as stocks nose-dived amid fresh fears over the credit crisis.
Mon, 19 Nov, 2007
The FTSE 100 Index leapt 3.5% today as beleaguered investors seized on a dramatic move from US policymakers to ease credit market turmoil.
Fri, 17 Aug, 2007
London’s blue-chip companies endured a fourth consecutive session of losses today after another turbulent day for markets.
Fri, 27 Jul, 2007
The FTSE 100 Index ended a turbulent week in positive territory today.
Fri, 02 Mar, 2007
The FTSE 100 Index backed away from the 6000 mark today as miners suffered at the hands of weakening metal prices.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2006
A strong performance from financial stocks boosted the London markets today, offsetting heavy losses from steel maker Corus.
Wed, 30 Aug, 2006
Shares in British Airways and cruise firm Carnival made headway today as concerns eased over the long-term effects on travel demand from the recent terror scare.
Thu, 17 Aug, 2006
The London market began the week in buoyant mood today after a ceasefire in Lebanon and a downgrade of the terror threat in the UK.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2006
The London market closed in the red today after BP took a major hit following its decision to shut production at a key Alaskan oil field.
Mon, 07 Aug, 2006
The London market was firmly on the front foot today as investors cheered a bidding war for the UK’s largest ports operator AB Ports.
Thu, 15 Jun, 2006
More than £34bn was wiped off the value of the UK’s leading companies today as the FTSE 100 Index plunged 2.4% lower.
Tue, 30 May, 2006
The London market held its nerve today as the FTSE 100 Index took tentative steps back into positive territory after taking a battering in the previous two sessions.
Tue, 16 May, 2006
The FTSE 100 Index slid further into the red today as investors withdrew from stock markets around the world amid fears over inflation and the impact of a weak US dollar.
Mon, 15 May, 2006
Negative sentiment on Wall Street spilled across the Atlantic today as the London markets gave up early gains to plunge into the red.
Thu, 11 May, 2006
The London market struggled for direction today as mining stocks and oil companies suffered a turbulent session.
Mon, 08 May, 2006
The FTSE 100 Index closed in negative territory today after profit updates from BP and Tesco failed to excite and investors cashed in on mining stocks.
Tue, 25 Apr, 2006
Investors in mining stocks who braved the sharp fall in silver and other commodity prices yesterday were rewarded today as the FTSE 100 Index hit another five-year high.
Fri, 21 Apr, 2006
The FTSE 100 Index made steady gains today as traders in London started the week in buoyant mood.
Mon, 10 Apr, 2006
The London market closed within striking distance of the 6000 mark tonight as steel giant Corus stoked fresh interest in UK stocks.
Thu, 16 Mar, 2006
Progress by oil heavyweights BP and Royal Dutch Shell failed to lift the FTSE 100 Index to a new four-and-a-half year high today.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2006
Higher metal prices boosted mining stocks today as the London market ended the week on a positive note.
Fri, 02 Dec, 2005
Uncertainty about the direction of US interest rates sent a chill wind blowing through the London markets today.
Wed, 08 Jun, 2005
Fresh retail misery gave investors an excuse to bank profits today, leaving the London market in the red for the second session in a row.
Tue, 10 May, 2005
Record results from BP helped the FTSE 100 Index creep even closer to the landmark 5000 barrier today.
Tue, 08 Feb, 2005
Record results from BP ensured the FTSE 100 Index kept the landmark 5000 barrier within its sights today.
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