Sterling was wallowing at eight month lows against the euro, as investors continued to trade on news that the European Central Bank may start weighing plans to cut its stimulus programme.
Fri, 21 Jul, 2017
The FTSE 100 Index ended a nine-day winning streak that had propelled it to a five-month high as investors sought to lock in profits.
Wed, 23 Oct, 2013
British Airways and Iberia owner International Airlines Group (IAG) lifted nearly 7% today as the business posted better-than-expected results.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2013
Markets suffered further falls today after Greece failed to patch together a coalition government, triggering another election next month.
Tue, 15 May, 2012
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
The London market ended slightly higher as lower oil prices hit the energy sector and overshadowed a strong session for UK insurers.
Tue, 07 Jun, 2011
The London market was dragged down today by fears over the impact higher oil prices will have on inflation and global economic growth.
Wed, 02 Mar, 2011
Concerns over China’s plans for fiscal tightening and further uncertainty surrounding the European debt crisis saw the FTSE 100 Index close in the red today.
Mon, 17 Jan, 2011
A strong session for taxpayer-owned banks helped keep London’s blue-chip share index in positive territory today.
Mon, 01 Nov, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index finished in the red today but that did not prevent it enjoying its best September for 13 years.
Thu, 30 Sep, 2010
The London market fell into the red today in the face of deepening concerns over a European debt crisis, with the banking sector bearing the brunt of the pressure.
Wed, 29 Sep, 2010
BP outperformed its oil rivals in the FTSE 100 Index today after incoming chief executive Bob Dudley announced a raft of measures aimed at rebuilding the shaken company.
Markets on both sides of the Atlantic were slightly lower today as fresh concerns about the European banking system cooled the September rally.
Mon, 27 Sep, 2010
Global stock markets plunged into the red today after downbeat economic forecasts in the US and UK sent shares reeling.
Wed, 11 Aug, 2010
TUI Travel led London’s blue chip share index into the red today as stocks suffered in cautious trading ahead of key forecasts from UK and US central banks.
Tue, 10 Aug, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index saw a nervous start to the week today as worries over Greece's ability to repay its debts ensured a jittery session.
Mon, 22 Mar, 2010
The New Year rally continued on the FTSE 100 Index today despite hefty falls for retailers amid concerns over the year ahead.
Tue, 05 Jan, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index finished a see-saw session on the front foot today as mixed company results gave investors food for thought.
Wed, 21 Oct, 2009
Miners topped the blue-chip fallers board today as London investors braced themselves for another lacklustre session on Wall Street.
The London market fell back below the 5200 mark today amid falls for retailers and concerns over US earnings reports.
Tue, 13 Oct, 2009
The London market ended the quarter in the red today amid disquieting US economic news, but it has still posted the biggest three-month rise in its history.
Wed, 30 Sep, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index surged to another year-high today as commodities were buoyed by recovery hopes on both sides of the Atlantic.
Wed, 16 Sep, 2009
British housebuilders stormed ahead today after Taylor Wimpey cheered sentiment with an upbeat assessment of the UK property market.
Fri, 19 Jun, 2009
Insurers were back in the red today after Legal & General slashed its dividend for the first time in the group's history and posted plunging profits.
Wed, 25 Mar, 2009
Consumer-facing stocks were on the receiving end of some punishment today on the London market thanks to a miserable update from the high street.
Thu, 11 Sep, 2008
A return to form for mortgage lenders and housebuilders helped keep the FTSE 100 Index in positive territory today.
Thu, 27 Sep, 2007
Banking stocks enjoyed a welcome rebound today after renewed hopes of a bid for crisis-hit Northern Rock lifted sentiment in the sector.
Wed, 26 Sep, 2007
Beleaguered Northern Rock led the London market higher today amid fresh hopes of a bid for the company.
A strong run for firms reporting results this week helped London's blue-chips gain ground today although downbeat economic news from the US took the gloss off the day.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2007
The London market experienced a slight rally in afternoon trading today as the FTSE 100 Index clawed back some of the session’s earlier losses.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2007
FT publisher Pearson today slid from last week's four-and-a-half-year shares high, despite confirming the business was in line for record profits for the year.
Mon, 22 Jan, 2007
The London market brushed aside a fresh scare on interest rates today before succumbing to a late sell-off as oil and mining stocks weakened.
Tue, 16 Jan, 2007
The London market held firm today despite soaring levels of inflation raising the prospect of a further hike in interest rates.
General Electric is to take over the aerospace division of UK industrial company Smiths in a deal worth £2.1bn (€3.2bn).
Mon, 15 Jan, 2007
The FTSE 100 Index edged towards 6100 today as traders were left unmoved by Gordon Brown’s tenth Pre-Budget Report.
Wed, 06 Dec, 2006
Further worrying signs from the United States economy rattled investors on both sides of the Atlantic today.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2006
Oil prices hit record levels in London today amid concerns that Iran’s nuclear stand-off and violence in Nigeria could hurt supplies.
Tue, 11 Apr, 2006
Investors kept faith today with the market rally that sent the FTSE 100 Index to a four-and-a-half-year closing high last night.
Fri, 10 Feb, 2006
The London market enjoyed its strongest session of the year today as the FTSE 100 Index rose to its highest closing level since the summer of 2001.
Thu, 09 Feb, 2006
The London market suffered a sharp sell-off this afternoon in spite of bid speculation adding more than £1 billion to the value of British Gas owner Centrica.
Thu, 02 Feb, 2006
The FTSE 100 Index ended the week within touching distance of a new four-year high today as retail stocks lifted spirits.
Fri, 16 Dec, 2005
The FTSE 100 Index powered to a new four-year high today as only four blue chip stocks fell into the red.
A pre-Christmas boost for retailers helped power an upbeat performance by the FTSE 100 Index today.
Wed, 14 Dec, 2005
Disappointing results by British Land today meant the London market was unable to build on a recent rally that has driven it to four-high highs.
Thu, 24 Nov, 2005
More than 100 jobs at an engineering works in Northern Ireland were under threat tonight – latest victims of low cost Asian competition..
Fri, 07 Oct, 2005
Poor sentiment towards banks and oil companies today ended a six-day run of gains by the FTSE 100 Index.
Thu, 04 Aug, 2005
The London market reached a new three-year high today as the soaring price of crude delighted investors in oil majors.
Tue, 02 Aug, 2005
The FTSE 100 Index fell into the red today as record profits by BP and hopes of an interest rate cut failed to excite investors.
Tue, 26 Jul, 2005
The FTSE 100 Index finished today back above the 5200 level as investors adopted a defiant mood after yesterday’s London bombings.
Fri, 08 Jul, 2005
The London market slumped today as record rises in oil prices and the US current account deficit combined with a profits from General Motors to shake confidence.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2005
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