Rising energy stocks helped nudge the Standard & Poor's 500 close to its record high, but drops for smaller stocks left Wall Street indexes mixed yesterday.
Thu, 02 Nov, 2017
Tesco agreed to pay £214m (€247m) to resolve regulatory probes into a 2014 accounting scandal that prompted a boardroom house-cleaning and an overhaul of the grocer’s supplier relations in the UK.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
A married City lawyer has been spared jail after being found guilty of pouring beer over a woman at a Christmas party, pulling up her skirt and repeatedly slapping her bottom.
Thu, 26 Jan, 2017
Hopes for Pfizer’s apparently doomed attempt to take over AstraZeneca flickered back to life today on a report that one of the largest shareholders in the UK firm had urged it to engage in talks.
Wed, 21 May, 2014
Aberdeen Asset Management is to become Europe’s biggest independent fund manager after striking a deal worth up to £660 million with Lloyds Banking Group.
Mon, 18 Nov, 2013
One of the bidders vying to buy 315 branches from Royal Bank of Scotland today insisted its £1.5bn (€1.75bn) plan will pave the way for a “strong challenger bank”.
Tue, 20 Aug, 2013
A Dublin businessman has today lost a legal challenge to a finding by a Revenue official that he and his wife engaged in a tax avoidance scheme.
Tue, 27 Nov, 2012
Banking stocks led strong gains on the London market today as optimism surrounding the global economic outlook strengthened.
Wed, 01 Feb, 2012
London’s leading index closed higher for a third day running as investors shrugged off fears of a slowdown in the euro region.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2011
London’s blue chip index slumped to a three-month low today after being dogged by fresh fears that Greece would default on its debts.
Mon, 20 Jun, 2011
Supermarket giant Tesco today said Sir Richard Broadbent will take on one of the biggest roles in UK business when he replaces David Reid as chairman in November.
Wed, 11 May, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index bounced back from six straight sessions in the red today as world markets regained their poise.
Thu, 17 Mar, 2011
Libya’s ongoing crisis sent the London market into the red today as oil prices continued to surge.
Tue, 22 Feb, 2011
Commodity and banking stocks briefly pushed the FTSE 100 Index past the 5900 mark today before it slipped back again.
Mon, 20 Dec, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index finished slightly down today as speculation over a Chinese interest rate rise dented shares in miners.
Thu, 16 Dec, 2010
London’s FTSE 100 Index made further advances today thanks to a raft of well-received updates from the likes of Barclays and Schroders.
Tue, 09 Nov, 2010
Royal Dutch Shell was among those making share gains on the FTSE 100 Index today in a buoyant session for commodity stocks.
Thu, 28 Oct, 2010
The London market closed lower today as investors feared US Federal Reserve plans to inject more cash into the economy may fall short of expectations.
Wed, 27 Oct, 2010
Hopes for further economy-boosting measures from the US Federal Reserve mounted today, sending the London market higher.
Mon, 11 Oct, 2010
The FTSE 100 slipped into the red today as a surprise rise in US benefit claims took the gloss off decent half-year profits from insurer Aviva.
Thu, 05 Aug, 2010
IRISH companies are attractively valued and set to benefit from an improving economic backdrop, according to a fund manager at global asset managers Schroders.
Wed, 04 Aug, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index plunged again today as debt-laden Greece agreed a rescue deal to avert national bankruptcy.
Thu, 06 May, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index enjoyed a buoyant beginning to the week today with utility firms in the takeover spotlight.
Mon, 01 Feb, 2010
Energy and banking firms were out of favour with investors today as the London market slid lower.
Wed, 13 Jan, 2010
US buy-out firm Carlyle today confirmed it had approached UK waste management group Shanks with a potential takeover offer.
Thu, 24 Dec, 2009
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 FTSE 100 Index returned to winning ways today after a bumper session for corporate results fuelled the market’s new-found confidence.
Wed, 29 Jul, 2009
Disappointing economic readings in the US sent London's FTSE 100 Index into the red today after a poor final session of the second quarter.
Tue, 30 Jun, 2009
Further gloomy economic news from the US sent the FTSE 100 Index into negative territory today amid signs the word's biggest economy is far from recovery.
Wed, 15 Apr, 2009
A shock profit warning from Lloyds Banking Group for its HBOS arm sent the stock plummeting today and dragged the banking sector deep into the red once more.
Fri, 13 Feb, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index pushed ahead today as better-than-expected overseas news cheered investors.
Wed, 04 Feb, 2009
UK blue chips were lent some Christmas cheer today as commodities boosted London's leading share index despite further dire news from the retail sector.
Mon, 29 Dec, 2008
The London market bounced back from Friday’s five-year low in spectacular fashion today.
Mon, 24 Nov, 2008
London’s FTSE 100 Index today slumped almost 9% to cap the worst week for blue chip shares since “Black Monday” in 1987.
Fri, 10 Oct, 2008
A stiff hike in oil prices cast a cloud over the London market today as they helped wipe out some solid gains enjoyed during earlier trading.
Thu, 21 Aug, 2008
A further sharp slide in oil prices helped power the London market to a positive close today as travel firms and airlines soared on the lower cost of crude.
Fri, 08 Aug, 2008
London’s blue chip shares retreated into the red today as stocks were hit by bad housing market news on both sides of the Atlantic.
Thu, 24 Apr, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index finished the week above the 6000 mark today as the world's biggest bank gave a boost to the market.
Fri, 18 Apr, 2008
Takeover speculation and a quarter point cut in interest rates failed to lift the FTSE 100 Index out of the red today.
Thu, 10 Apr, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index broke through the 5900 barrier for the first time in over a month today as banking giants enjoyed a second day of strong gains.
Wed, 02 Apr, 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
Optimism ahead of results from the banking sector and a surprise rise in house prices helped the FTSE 100 Index surge by nearly 3% today.
Mon, 18 Feb, 2008
Fears over the state of the US economy resurfaced to derail a solid session for the London market today.
Fri, 15 Feb, 2008
London’s FTSE 100 Index slipped into the red today after fresh fears over the US economy affected trading on both sides of the Atlantic.
Thu, 14 Feb, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index jumped nearly 3% today after an emergency interest rate cut in the US buoyed investors.
Tue, 22 Jan, 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 lost ground today after a nervous start in US markets unsettled London’s blue chips.
Mon, 07 Jan, 2008
UK blue chips suffered losses on the London market today as investors rushed to bank profits made yesterday in the mining sector.
Tue, 30 Oct, 2007
Speculation over a possible takeover approach for Redrow caused shares in the housebuilding sector to rally today.
Fri, 19 Oct, 2007
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