Inflationary concerns at home and abroad hit investors’ confidence today as the London market slumped by more than 1%.
Tue, 16 Nov, 2010
Markets on both sides of the Atlantic were in negative territory today after disappointing figures from Goldman Sachs and computer hardware giant IBM.
Tue, 20 Jul, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index fell almost 2% today as momentum faded following Monday’s 5% surge.
Tue, 11 May, 2010
Heavyweight miners dragged the FTSE 100 Index lower today despite another bright session for many top-flight retailers.
Tue, 13 Apr, 2010
Broadcaster BSkyB was centre of attention on the London market today after a better-than-feared verdict from regulator Ofcom over the amount it can charge rivals for premium sports.
Wed, 31 Mar, 2010
BSkyB's clash with regulator Ofcom over the amount it can charge rivals for premium sports content failed to dent its shares today.
The FTSE 100 Index was hit by a second late sell-off to fall to its lowest level of the year today amid fears over the latest bank crackdown from President Obama.
Thu, 21 Jan, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index lost ground today as renewed worries over the impact of the Dubai debt crisis kept anxious investors on the sidelines.
Mon, 30 Nov, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index pulled back from 14-month highs today as investors took the chance to take some money off the table.
Tue, 17 Nov, 2009
London’s FTSE 100 Index was under more pressure today as recovery doubts put pressure on blue-chip stocks.
Thu, 22 Oct, 2009
World markets were under pressure today as uncertainty about Chinese economic prospects led investors to take profits following a recent rally.
The London market slipped into losses today after a big jump in US oil supplies fuelled concerns over weak energy demand.
Wed, 23 Sep, 2009
Stocks rebounded out of the red today on hopes that the worst of the recession may be over on both sides of the Atlantic.
Wed, 12 Aug, 2009
London’s recent blue-chip rally ran out of steam today after heavy falls for a number of leading mining stocks.
Thu, 16 Jul, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index finished ahead today as miners made strong gains and Goldman Sachs kicked off the US bank reporting season in impressive style.
Tue, 14 Jul, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index shed more than 2% today as cautious economic forecasts from the Bank of England dealt a blow to market sentiment.
Wed, 13 May, 2009
A cautious economic forecast from the Bank of England left the FTSE 100 Index in the red today and sent the pound slumping back from recent gains.
The FTSE 100 Index edged lower today as banking stocks bore the brunt of a cautious note on the sector from analysts at Credit Suisse.
Tue, 12 May, 2009
A second day of bank share falls held back progress on the London market today and offset trading cheer from Holiday Inn group InterContinental Hotels.
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
The London market soared more than 4% today as better than expected sales figures from retail giant Marks & Spencer helped lift spirits.
Tue, 31 Mar, 2009
A positive session for US and Asian markets overnight spurred the FTSE 100 Index to further strong gains today.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2009
The FTSE 100 stayed in the red today despite the continued rally in bank shares.
Tue, 27 Jan, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index fought back from lows below the 4000 barrier today in the wake of figures confirming the official start of the UK recession.
Fri, 23 Jan, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index dived below the 4,000 barrier today after grim economic figures heightened fears of a deep and prolonged recession.
Heightened volatility continued in the banking sector today with Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland shares see-sawing in another tough session for the sector.
Thu, 22 Jan, 2009
Trading in banking shares continued to be volatile today after a sharp about-turn for shares in Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland.
London's blue chip share index rallied more than 2% ahead today, with banks leading the charge after UK savers saw the deposit guarantee upped to £50,000 (€64,218).
Fri, 03 Oct, 2008
Hopes that the US Government’s $700bn bank bail-out may not be dead in the water helped the London market bounce back nearly 2% today.
Tue, 30 Sep, 2008
A nervous London market was stable today as it looked to avoid a second day of carnage.
The London market avoided another bloodbath today after the FTSE 100 Index completed the first hour of trading less than 40 points lower.
The FTSE 100 Index closed at its lowest level for more than three years today after another traumatic session for UK blue chips.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2008
More than £50 billion was wiped off the value of blue chip stocks today as news of Lehman Brothers’ dramatic demise spread havoc throughout world stock markets.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2008
Broadcaster ITV and Carphone Warehouse are to be evicted from the FTSE 100 Index after the latest quarterly reshuffle, it was confirmed today.
Wed, 10 Sep, 2008
Broadband provider Carphone Warehouse and broadcaster ITV were today among the blue-chip firms facing possible relegation from the FTSE 100 Index.
Fri, 05 Sep, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index slid more than 2% today as some miserable high street results did nothing to ease fears of a looming UK recession.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2008
Persistent fears over the economy and weaker metal prices dragged the London market more than 2% into the red today.
Strong gains for oil and banking stocks saw the FTSE 100 Index make good progress today and close at another two-month high.
Fri, 29 Aug, 2008
A volatile session for the FTSE 100 Index saw blue chips claw back the worst of their losses today as a bright start on Wall Street cheered investors.
Tue, 26 Aug, 2008
A weaker dollar and fluctuating oil prices coloured trading today as the London market slipped into the red.
Mon, 18 Aug, 2008
The London market took a pounding today as banks and other consumer-facing stocks suffered amid fading hopes for a quick cut in interest rates.
Wed, 13 Aug, 2008
Blue chip stocks ended the session in negative territory today as concerns over the US economy added to HSBC’s profits gloom.
Mon, 04 Aug, 2008
A sharp fall in the share price of mobile phone giant Vodafone wiped nearly 50 points off the FTSE 100 Index today.
Tue, 22 Jul, 2008
The UK’s second biggest pubs group today said the cost of helping out landlords struggling in tougher trading conditions was putting profits under pressure.
London’s leading share index sank into the red today as a shock rise in UK inflation unnerved investors.
Tue, 13 May, 2008
Reassuring news from the high street saw retailers take the starring role today during an otherwise subdued London session.
Thu, 08 May, 2008
Fears of an interest rate hike in the US failed to stop the London market from reaching a four-month high today as blue-chips were buoyed by some positive trading updates.
Wed, 07 May, 2008
The London market overcame fresh worries about the state of the US economy to close near the 6,000 barrier today.
Fri, 04 Apr, 2008
British Airways suffered share price misery today in the wake of the high-profile problems hitting the opening of Heathrow’s Terminal 5.
Fri, 28 Mar, 2008
Recent volatility in housebuilding shares continued today following the release of downbeat price data from building society Nationwide.
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