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
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.
Thu, 21 Jun, 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
London’s FTSE 100 Index made more gains on hopes this week may have seen the start of a solution to the eurozone’s debt worries.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2011
Uncertainty over the progress of Ireland's debt rescue and China's efforts to control inflation combined to unsettle world markets today.
Fri, 19 Nov, 2010
The London market struggled to find direction today as sentiment was weighed down by fears over Ireland and caution on the outcome of the G20 summit in South Korea.
Thu, 11 Nov, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index recouped earlier heavy losses today after another grim set of jobless figures in the United States fuelled hopes that policymakers will take further action to prop up the global economic recovery.
Fri, 08 Oct, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index just managed to keep its head above water today after spending much of the session in the red following mixed economic data from the US and concerns over European debt.
Tue, 28 Sep, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index held on to gains seen in Tuesday's bounce-back today as heavyweight stocks lent their support.
Wed, 02 Dec, 2009
The London market soared 2% to a fresh 10-month high today as shares rallied for a fourth session in a row.
Fri, 21 Aug, 2009
The Footsie was mired in the red today as investors took stock of the US government’s banking rescue scheme.
Tue, 24 Mar, 2009
The London market sunk into the red today as Lloyds Banking Group suffered further misery in the wake of its shock HBOS profits warning.
Mon, 16 Feb, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index pushed ahead today as better-than-expected overseas news cheered investors.
Wed, 04 Feb, 2009
The UK government’s second bank bail-out failed to reassure investors today as potential record losses at Royal Bank of Scotland sparked heavy falls across the sector.
Mon, 19 Jan, 2009
London’s leading share index closed in positive territory today despite a rollercoaster session that saw blue chips swing between losses and gains.
Thu, 03 Jul, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index lost ground today as gloom in the banking sector and more economic woes across the Atlantic rattled investors.
Fri, 29 Feb, 2008
The London market closed below the 6,000 barrier for the third session in a row today as heightened volatility kept stocks in negative territory.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index tumbled back below the 6400 barrier today as investor doubts over plans by central banks to ease the credit crunch knocked 3% off UK blue chips.
Thu, 13 Dec, 2007
Reassuring news from banking giant Barclays and stronger-than-expected early trading on Wall Street helped limit falls on the London market today.
Tue, 27 Nov, 2007
The UK benchmark index enjoyed a late rally today after benefiting from a strong surge in mining company shares.
Wed, 07 Feb, 2007
The London market ran out of steam today as British Airways and the operator of the UK’s biggest coal-fired power station both sustained heavy losses.
Thu, 25 Jan, 2007
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
Confidence in gaming shares was rocked today by charges laid against the operator BetonSports and its chief executive David Carruthers.
Tue, 18 Jul, 2006
Investors enjoyed a good session in London today as rising commodity prices boosted heavyweight stocks and the Bank of England left interest rates on hold.
Thu, 06 Jul, 2006
Takeover talk involving two high-profile stocks kept investors from fretting today over the prospect of higher interest rates in the United States.
Wed, 28 Jun, 2006
BAA shares closed almost 3% higher as the £10 billion battle for the airports operator finally came to the boil today.
Mon, 05 Jun, 2006
A rally by retailers and mobile phone giant Vodafone sent the FTSE 100 Index back above the 6100 barrier today after losses in the previous session.
Tue, 09 May, 2006
Hopes of consolidation in the energy sector combined with a flurry of corporate results to send the FTSE 100 Index towards the 5900 mark today.
Mon, 27 Feb, 2006
Software firm Sage is to expand its operations in Dublin.
Wed, 22 Feb, 2006
A flurry of takeover activity boosted optimism in London today as the FTSE 100 Index soared to levels not seen for more than four years.
Fri, 27 Jan, 2006
The London market was unable to cling on above the 5700 barrier today even though a rebound by stocks in Japan boosted morale.
Thu, 19 Jan, 2006
Buyers padding out their portfolios with media and defence stocks today ensured the London market made strides during the first trading week of the new year.
Fri, 06 Jan, 2006
The FTSE 100 Index broke the 5600 barrier for the first time in four years today as hopes for a strong 2006 continued to build.
Fri, 23 Dec, 2005
The FTSE 100 Index edged towards the 5600 mark today in the last full trading session ahead of Christmas.
Thu, 22 Dec, 2005
Higher metal prices boosted mining stocks today as the London market ended the week on a positive note.
Fri, 02 Dec, 2005
Only 13 blue-chip stocks made it into positive territory today as the FTSE 100 Index tumbled on the back of softening oil and copper prices.
Wed, 30 Nov, 2005
IT specialist Sage led the FTSE 100 Index further below the key 5300 barrier today despite delivering results in line with hopes.
Tue, 18 Oct, 2005
The London market shrugged off uncertainty over yesterday’s attacks in the capital to end the week in positive territory.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2005
The FTSE 100 Index ended Wednesday in the doldrums after a poor start on Wall Street compounded the gloom in London.
Wed, 11 May, 2005
London shares ended the week below 4900 after weak US economic data compounded gloom from the tech and mining sectors.
Fri, 15 Apr, 2005
Electronics giant Samsung became the latest technology firm to deal a blow to global markets today when it revealed net profits slumped 52% in its first quarter.
Gains by drugs stocks were not enough to tempt investors into the wider London market today as a slump in global indices took its toll.
The FTSE 100 Index survived a late scare from across the Atlantic today to register its first positive finish of the week.
Wed, 13 Apr, 2005
The London market ended near its opening mark today after Wall Street opened down on renewed US rate rise fears.
Thu, 17 Feb, 2005
Takeover talk was fuelling London shares again today as the FTSE 100 Index held ground above the key 5000 barrier.
Fri, 11 Feb, 2005
The London market closed in the red today amid downbeat results on Wall Street and fresh fears about UK interest rate rises.
Wed, 19 Jan, 2005
Stronger mining stocks were the driving force for the London market today as the FTSE 100 Index finished well above the 4800 barrier.
Fri, 14 Jan, 2005
The London market struggled to stay above the 4700 barrier today after renewed weakness in the US dollar compounded some disappointing corporate results.
Tue, 30 Nov, 2004
London shares picked up the pace in late trading to end the day firmly above the key 4600 support level.
Wed, 27 Oct, 2004
The FTSE 100 Index weakened towards the end of the session today as poorer-than-expected job figures in the United States cast a cloud over markets.
Fri, 08 Oct, 2004
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