Investors went shopping for festive bargains today as the last session before the UK Stock Exchange's Christmas break ended with the FTSE 100 Index marginally higher.
Mon, 24 Dec, 2012
The prospect of a knife-edge US presidential election shook investors' confidence and sent the London market lower today.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2012
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
World markets today recouped some of the losses they suffered in yesterday’s rout, with banks and mining stocks leading the recovery.
Wed, 11 Apr, 2012
London’s leading shares index surged 3% today as investors cheered the long-awaited action plan from European leaders to tackle the region’s debt crisis.
Thu, 27 Oct, 2011
Shell-shocked investors were spared further heavy losses today as stock markets held firm in the wake of yesterday’s bloodbath.
Fri, 23 Sep, 2011
World markets slumped today as fears of a global recession were reignited by a gloomy outlook from America’s central bank.
Thu, 22 Sep, 2011
European markets slumped deep into the red today as renewed fears over the continent’s debt crisis rocked banks across the continent.
Mon, 05 Sep, 2011
The London market fell nearly 1.5% today after hopes faded that the US would announce more quantitative easing to inject fresh life into its economy.
Thu, 25 Aug, 2011
Falling oil prices offered support for the FTSE 100 Index today but hefty declines among miners limited gains in the top tier.
Tue, 08 Mar, 2011
Mining stocks weighed the FTSE 100 Index down today amid fears that further Chinese monetary tightening will choke demand.
Thu, 20 Jan, 2011
Inflationary concerns at home and abroad hit investors’ confidence today as the London market slumped by more than 1%.
Tue, 16 Nov, 2010
Royal Bank of Scotland slumped more than 4% today as investors reacted to fears about the bank's exposure to the financial crisis in Ireland.
Thu, 11 Nov, 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
Surprising UK growth figures sent the pound soaring today, but the news failed to offset falls on the FTSE 100 Index.
Tue, 26 Oct, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index climbed higher today as mining stocks benefited from a weakened dollar after a meeting of G20 finance chiefs failed to offer any specific measures to strengthen the greenback.
Mon, 25 Oct, 2010
Improved confidence in the global economic recovery boosted commodity stocks today and pushed the FTSE 100 Index higher.
Wed, 06 Oct, 2010
Strong gains in the retail sector helped London’s blue-chip share index return to positive territory during a buoyant final session of the week today.
Fri, 17 Sep, 2010
The London market marched ahead today as new banking regulations and reassuring Chinese data whetted investors’ appetite for risk.
Mon, 13 Sep, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index regained some ground today after positive retail figures at home and uplifting unemployment data in the US steadied investors' nerves.
Thu, 26 Aug, 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
The FTSE 100 Index pushed nearly 2% higher today as shares were buoyed by healthy economic signs from the Eurozone.
Thu, 22 Jul, 2010
Better-than-expected results from US investment banking giant JP Morgan failed to inspire the London market today as the FTSE 100 Index stuck close to its opening mark.
Thu, 15 Jul, 2010
Further signs of progress on BP’s attempts to plug the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico drove a fresh surge in the company’s shares today.
Tue, 13 Jul, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index roared almost 3% ahead today as investors looking for bargains in the mining sector pushed the market higher.
Tue, 06 Jul, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index broke a three-day losing streak today despite another turbulent session for beleaguered oil giant BP.
Wed, 09 Jun, 2010
Shares in beleaguered oil giant BP slipped below the 400p level today during another see-saw session for London’s FTSE 100 Index.
The FTSE 100 Index staged a much-needed rally today as European markets reversed some of their recent punishing declines.
Wed, 26 May, 2010
Banks jumped by as much as 16% today as investors piled back into shares following the deal to stop the Greek debt crisis from spreading.
Mon, 10 May, 2010
Mining firms dragged the FTSE 100 Index into the red today despite profits cheer from part-nationalised Lloyds Banking Group.
Tue, 27 Apr, 2010
The London market closed at its highest level since June 2008 today as Prime Minister Gordon Brown finally fired the starting gun on the general election race.
Tue, 06 Apr, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index enjoyed its second straight day of gains today as City dealing rooms got into the Christmas spirit.
Tue, 22 Dec, 2009
Retail bellwethers Next and Marks & Spencer led strong gains on London's blue chip share index today as economic and corporate news buoyed stocks.
Wed, 04 Nov, 2009
Gains of more than 5% for a string of mining stocks helped the FTSE 100 Index surge to its highest point in a year today.
Wed, 14 Oct, 2009
London’s blue chip share index powered on to a new 10-month high today as its 25-year record-breaking summer rally showed no sign of slowing.
Mon, 24 Aug, 2009
The rally on the London market hit a new five-and-a-half-year high today as the FTSE 100 Index closed up for the eighth session in a row.
Wed, 22 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
A surprise fundraising by Sainsbury’s in order to quicken the pace of its expansion caused shares in the supermarket to go into reverse today.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2009
Grim annual figures from British Airways plunged the stock into the red today as the airline's woes overshadowed more stable trading elsewhere.
Fri, 22 May, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index bounded more than 2% ahead today as better-than-expected first quarter figures from US giant JP Morgan Chase gave banks a further boost.
Thu, 16 Apr, 2009
Disappointing US economic data held back gains on London’s leading share index today as falls on Wall Street offset another strong session for banks.
Tue, 14 Apr, 2009
Shares in Barclays rallied 6% today amid speculation that it is on the brink of announcing the £3bn (€3.31bn) sale of its iShares arm.
Thu, 09 Apr, 2009
A surge of optimism pushed the FTSE 100 Index up more than 4% today after positive financial news combined with an agreement by world leaders aimed at combating the global economic crisis.
Thu, 02 Apr, 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
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 plunged more than 3% into the red today as fears over a worsening global recession ensured a gloomy end to the trading week.
Fri, 20 Feb, 2009
Banking giant Barclays saw shares surge ahead on better-than-expected annual profits today, but it was a mixed session for the wider market.
Mon, 09 Feb, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index struggled to make headway today as worries over the impact of an alleged 50 billion US dollar (£33 billion) Wall Street fraud weighed on the market.
Mon, 15 Dec, 2008
The London market gained ground today as banks shrugged off an alleged $50bn (€37.14bn) Wall Street fraud.
The London market made strong gains today as miners soared ahead and housebuilders were buoyed by encouraging property price figures.
Thu, 27 Nov, 2008
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