Thu, 26 Mar, 2020
Quintessentially One is about the impressive people on board; the vessel is just a backdrop, says Nikki Ekstein.
Sat, 17 Jun, 2017
MM Warburg, one of the few banks to predict Britons would vote to leave the EU, is avoiding UK assets.
Thu, 06 Oct, 2016
Irish debt-to-GDP is set to fall below 80% by the end of the decade and the country is on course to regain its AAA credit rating over the same timeframe, according to Davy Stockbrokers.
Thu, 04 Dec, 2014
Building materials company CRH spent nearly €700 million on acquisitions and investments last year, nearly €100m more than its 2012 outlay.
Wed, 08 Jan, 2014
When we read about an A-list designer, we assume their work is the pleasure of a privileged few.
Sat, 27 Jul, 2013
Uncertainty caused by tonight's US fiscal cliff deadline quashed any celebrations over a near 6% jump for the FTSE 100 Index over 2012.
Mon, 31 Dec, 2012
London's leading shares index closed in the red today after machinery firm Caterpillar and toys giant Hasbro offered more gloom from the US reporting season.
Mon, 22 Oct, 2012
The London market started the fourth quarter strongly today as positive economic data from the US and renewed optimism over Spain’s banks boosted investor confidence.
Mon, 01 Oct, 2012
The furore over the G4S Olympics contract showed no signs of fading as the security firm’s shares fell another 6% today.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2012
Britain’s biggest banks saw shares slide today as fears over the eurozone debt crisis were compounded by a far-reaching debt downgrade of Spanish banks.
Fri, 18 May, 2012
BT shares rallied today after it made progress in tackling its pension scheme deficit, but fears about the global recovery continued to weigh on London’s leading shares index.
Fri, 23 Mar, 2012
Sainsbury’s topped London’s leading shares index after revealing better-than-expected sales on an otherwise lacklustre day for the market.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2012
More positive signs from the US failed to lift London’s leading shares index today as fears over the eurozone and a credit agency warning to banks rattled investors.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2012
World markets slipped into the red today after a scheme to boost liquidity and ease the eurozone debt crisis failed to settle traders’ nerves.
Wed, 21 Dec, 2011
London’s leading index rose for a third day running, but gains were modest as a downgrade of UK banks by a top ratings agency overshadowed a better than expected jobs report in the US.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2011
Talk of a concerted move to beef up balance sheets of struggling European banks today brought some respite to a battered London market.
Wed, 05 Oct, 2011
London's FTSE 100 Index held firm today despite another rocky session for banks as worries mounted over a possible debt default in the US.
Mon, 25 Jul, 2011
The London market made scant progress today as an IMF endorsement of the UK government’s deficit-busting plans was overshadowed by wider fears over the global recovery.
Mon, 06 Jun, 2011
The London market closed in the red today after disappointing jobs data in the US reignited fears over the strength of the global economic recovery.
Wed, 01 Jun, 2011
A good start to the week faded today as markets turned down again after another batch of US economic figures came in below expectations.
A strong start to the week for global markets showed signs of petering out today as attention switched to economic recovery prospects.
News of a marginal improvement in Britain’s economic performance in the fourth quarter of 2010 failed to offer support to London stocks today in another lacklustre session.
Tue, 29 Mar, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index bounced back past the 6000 mark today, but Marks & Spencer shares slumped into the red despite news of a Christmas sales hike.
Tue, 11 Jan, 2011
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.
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
The FTSE 100 Index paused for breath today after its recent shares rally as commodity stocks posted heavy falls.
Mon, 04 Oct, 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
The FTSE 100 Index just managed to keep its head above water today after spending much of the session in the red following mixed economic data from the US and concerns over European debt.
Tue, 28 Sep, 2010
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
The London market marched ahead today as new banking regulations and reassuring Chinese data whetted investors’ appetite for risk.
Mon, 13 Sep, 2010
Dismal housing data from the US fuelled fears of a slowdown in global economic recovery today, rattling investor confidence and triggering a slump in stock markets.
Tue, 24 Aug, 2010
Plumb Center parent Wolseley today announced a £43m deal to sell its Bristol-based building tools and equipment firm Brandon Hire.
The FTSE 100 Index was dragged lower today as continued fears over the pace of economic recovery offset the impact of merger and acquisition activity in the oil and gas sector.
Fri, 20 Aug, 2010
Stocks soared on both sides of the Atlantic today in a welcome rally spurred on by a strong start to the second-quarter earnings season.
Tue, 13 Jul, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index lost ground for the second session in a row today after US home sales plunged to a record low during May.
Wed, 23 Jun, 2010
Investors endured another see-saw session today as heavyweight BP took more punishment and worries over a bank tax hit financial stocks.
Tue, 08 Jun, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index plunged 4% in another panic-driven session today as world markets took a fresh battering from the Greek debt crisis.
Fri, 07 May, 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 FTSE 100 Index dropped back below the 5600 level today as concerns over moves to calm China’s economy hit mining stocks hard.
Mon, 15 Mar, 2010
Traders toasted a one-month high for the FTSE 100 Index today before miners dragged the top flight back towards its opening mark.
Tue, 23 Feb, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index made a late session rally today as fears eased over the US Federal Reserve's unexpected overnight rate hike for emergency bank loans.
Fri, 19 Feb, 2010
Dublin: Heating and plumbing distributor Wolseley is selling its businesses in Ireland and the North.
Sat, 09 Jan, 2010
Halifax figures revealing a sixth successive month of rising property prices saw housebuilders leap ahead today as the Bank of England’s move to keep interest rates at a record low also helped the sector.
Thu, 07 Jan, 2010
The UK retail sector’s new-year hangover continued today despite a positive festive trading performance from supermarket chain Sainsbury’s.
There was further stock market pain for retailers today after Marks & Spencer sent a chill through the sector with warnings over the trading outlook.
Wed, 06 Jan, 2010
London's FTSE 100 Index enjoyed a bright start to the week today after nerves were soothed by Abu Dhabi's £6bn (€6.7bn) bail-out of debt-laden neighbour Dubai.
Mon, 14 Dec, 2009
The end of lengthy searches for top bosses at blue chips ITV and Marks & Spencer provided the focus in an otherwise quiet session for the FTSE 100 Index today.
Wed, 18 Nov, 2009
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.
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