Fears of a world recession came back to haunt global markets, prompting some investors to buy gold and safe but extremely low-yielding government bonds.
The chance of the European Central Bank (ECB) hiking interest rates this year has fallen to 15% and financial markets expect rates to rise only once in 2020, by a slender quarter point.
Paddy Power-Betfair shares fell by nearly 4% as investors reacted badly to news of the departure of the head of its key Australian division.
The pound lost steam but continued to hover near six-month highs as investors took an optimistic view of Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for a general election in June.
Apple shares were down after the tech giant was slapped with a €13bn tax bill by European Union regulators today.
Global market panic showed fragile signs of easing as Asian markets opened a day after £52bn was wiped from the FTSE and exchanges tumbled around the world.
Shanghai’s stock index plunged nearly 7% today, sparking a halt in trading of Chinese shares, after weak manufacturing data and Middle East tensions weighed on Asian markets.
European travel and leisure firms saw around €2.6bn wiped off their stock prices today as a result of the Paris terror attacks.
China’s key stock market index has surged 5.3%, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia rose following Wall Street’s rebound, giving investors some relief after gut-wrenching global losses.
European markets held firm today as investors digested the success of anti-austerity party Syriza in Greek elections last night.
A surprise lead for the Yes campaign in polling ahead of the Scottish independence referendum has spooked markets as the pound slumped to a 10-month low.
Asian stock markets were mostly lower this morning as investors looked ahead to US corporate earnings following last week’s strong job numbers.
Interest rates will be kept on hold today as more signs of economic cheer cast doubt over Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s forward guidance strategy.
Internet giant Google is celebrating its 15th birthday today.
Sluggish economic data from the world’s biggest economy offset gains by buoyant banking stocks, sending the FTSE 100 Index into the red and continuing a turbulent performance by the top tier.
Stock markets fell sharply today on fears that an unprecedented levy on bank deposits in Cyprus will plunge Europe back into crisis.
World stock markets rose today after President Barack Obama won a fiercely-contested race for re-election, allowing him to refocus his attention on issues other than the campaign.
Traders in London were left in limbo today after Hurricane Sandy forced Wall Street to shut down for the first time since the September 11 attacks.
Investors have reacted warily to comments by Spain’s prime minister that he will not accept certain conditions in return for a European Central Bank (ECB) proposal to buy Spanish government bonds.
Britain’s financial watchdog, the Financial Services Authority, is expected to draft City of London police into the investigation surrounding financial irregularities at Irish-founded spread-betting firm, Worldspreads, in the coming days.
A deal between Greece and the rest of the eurozone to secure a second massive bailout for the debt-laden country was finally delivered today – but analysts warned the “crisis marathon is not over”.
Markets have plunged on fears that Europe’s plan to save the euro was already unravelling after the shock Greek decision to call a referendum on the country’s latest rescue.
Investors abandoned the markets today after the Greek Prime Minister fuelled uncertainty by announcing shock plans to hold a referendum on the eurozone rescue plan.
TRADERS went on a buying spree on world markets yesterday after European leaders delivered a long-awaited action plan to tackle the eurozone debt 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.
European stocks fell again today as concerns over the financial health of French banks reignited, and any optimism over Wall Street's faded.
The turmoil battering world markets showed signs of easing today amid hopes of a fresh round of stimulus measures to boost the flagging US economy.
The rout of global financial stocks continued today as panic-stricken European markets followed Wall Street downwards.
Europe’s panic-ridden stock markets held firm today despite another disastrous session on Wall Street.
Asian stocks markets were thrown into a tailspin today as flustered investors fearing a possible global recession continued to flee stocks.
FEARS over the health of the US economy and eurozone delivered a devastating two-pronged attack on investor confidence this week.
London shares were at a five-month low today as further cracks in the US economy and Europe’s escalating debt crisis rattled investors.
Sterling and the FTSE 100 Index slid today after figures revealed a shock contraction in the UK economy in the final three months of 2010.
The FTSE 100 Index cheered investors in 2010 with better-than-expected growth of about 9%, although there are fears that the coming year could be much more difficult for the London market.
Stocks were subdued on both sides of the Atlantic today as investors took profits after Monday’s big gains.
The FTSE 100 ended a six-day winning streak today as US retail figures disappointed and investors took the chance to book profits.
The Liberal Democrat and Conservative negotiating teams will meet at the Cabinet Office in Whitehall at 10am to resume talks over the composition of the next government.
The pound slumped to its lowest level against the dollar for more than a year today as a looming hung Parliament in the UK sparked a sell-off.
The London market hit a new 22-month high today amid decent economic news despite the growing prospect of an International Monetary Fund bail-out for Greece.
Gains in the mining sector helped the London market pull out of its losing streak today but economic worries continued to shake confidence in financial stocks.
Downbeat housing market data from the US sent London stocks into reverse today in a nervous session for the FTSE 100 Index.
The London market reached another high for the year today as rising gold prices boosted miners and more merger news added to positive sentiment.
The FTSE 100 Index was dragged back from a new 10-month high today as a steep fall on Wall Street put an end to London’s winning streak.
The FTSE 100 Index ended a lacklustre week with more losses today as US markets turned lower.
Sterling plunged against major currencies today, hitting a record low against the euro, following signals that the Bank of England may cut interest rates further.
Panic spread across world markets today as the FTSE 100 Index crashed 10% on fears of a global recession.
The FTSE 100 Index today looked set to open higher after yesterday’s stock market panic wiped £93bn (€120bn) from the value of London’s leading shares.
More than £93bn (€119.8bn) was wiped from the value of the UK's biggest companies today as London's FTSE 100 suffered its biggest fall since Black Monday.
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