The London market headed for highs not seen since mid-November today after a strong morning session was bolstered by President Barack Obama's plans to extend tax breaks in the US.
Tue, 07 Dec, 2010
Supermarket Tesco rung up share gains today as the wider FTSE 100 Index also powered ahead thanks to commodity stock advances.
Plumb Center parent Wolseley today announced a £43m deal to sell its Bristol-based building tools and equipment firm Brandon Hire.
Tue, 24 Aug, 2010
British plumbing and heating giant Wolseley today warned that some of its markets had still not hit the bottom as first-quarter profits slumped by half.
Wed, 18 Nov, 2009
British building supplies firm Wolseley saw its shares tumble today after revealing its debt mountain increased to £3bn (€3.2bn) at the end of 2008.
Mon, 26 Jan, 2009
British plumbing and building supplies firm Wolseley today announced plans to cut 2,000 jobs and close more than 200 branches in the UK and Ireland.
Tue, 18 Nov, 2008
Building supplies group Wolseley said today it had cut 6,000 jobs in the space of a year as it battles deteriorating conditions in its key markets.
Wed, 16 Jul, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index slipped back below the 5900 barrier today as renewed credit crunch concerns put paid to the recent rally.
Thu, 03 Apr, 2008
Heating and plumbing giant Wolseley today said it planned to cut another 1,300 jobs as it battles deteriorating trading conditions in the United States.
Wed, 28 Nov, 2007
Swings in US sentiment played on the Footsie today as London's blue-chips made modest gains on a rollercoaster day.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2007
Wall Street optimism and strong results from blue-chips have helped the London market drive forward.
Strong gains from publisher Reed Elsevier and drinks giant Diageo failed to encourage the FTSE 100 Index to take further steps from the 6,400 barrier today.
Thu, 15 Feb, 2007
British plumbing and building materials supplier Wolseley today said profits were running 14% lower following a downturn in the US housing market.
Mon, 22 Jan, 2007
Declining oil and commodity prices prevented the FTSE 100 Index from today making a stronger recovery after Friday’s drop of more than 70 points.
Mon, 25 Sep, 2006
Investors received a shot in the arm today after the FTSE 100 Index followed the lead of US markets to rise by more than 100 points.
Mon, 24 Jul, 2006
Strong performances from Vodafone and gambling stocks helped the London markets move ahead today.
Shares in London drifted into the red today despite enthusiasm over a potential £1 billion takeover battle in the housebuilding sector.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2006
The London market was back at levels not seen for more than a month after the FTSE 100 Index slipped below the 6000 barrier today.
Fri, 12 May, 2006
Build Center chain Wolseley took advantage of a strong housing market in the United States to report a healthy increase in sales and profits today.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2006
Build Center chain Wolseley bucked the tough trading conditions in the UK today with an 11% rise in profits and a forecast of more growth to come.
Mon, 26 Sep, 2005
Top flight shares in the UK extended their gains today after broker upgrades and a rising copper price buoyed miners.
Mon, 17 Jan, 2005
Builders' and plumbers' merchant Wolseley has become the latest company to warn of the potential impact of challenging conditions in the US.
Tue, 13 Mar, 2001
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