Strong corporate earnings figures in the US boosted markets today but the UK's slide back into recession left London's leading shares index with only lacklustre gains.
Wed, 25 Apr, 2012
London’s blue chip index fell for a second day running as investors took fright at slower than expected growth in China and rising inflation fears in the United States.
Tue, 18 Oct, 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 leading share index suffered its biggest daily fall for almost three years after bleak comments from US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke again raised double-dip recession fears.
Thu, 22 Sep, 2011
London’s leading index closed higher for a third day running as investors shrugged off fears of a slowdown in the euro region.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2011
A ZINC mine which is about to be taken over by an Indian multi-national has become the scene of tragedy following an underground explosion which killed one man and left another injured.
Fri, 04 Feb, 2011
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
STATE investment in infrastructure projects is vital to reboot the economy, according to the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society’s review of 2010.
Wed, 06 Oct, 2010
Takeover moves provided the main interest for the London market today despite economic worries hindering progress for the wider FTSE 100 Index.
Mon, 16 Aug, 2010
A major deal in the oil and gas industry failed to keep the FTSE 100 Index afloat at midday today after further evidence of a slowdown in the global economy.
WORKERS at the Lisheen Mines in Co Tipperary are concerned about the security of their jobs, according to a staff member who attended an information meeting with management yesterday.
Wed, 12 May, 2010
The London market edged off the starting block today amid fragile investor sentiment on the economy.
Tue, 07 Jul, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index broke a four-day losing streak today after US bank Wells Fargo gave the sector a surprise lift with forecast-beating results.
Thu, 09 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.
The prospect of an economic recession left UK blue chips nursing hefty losses today as stock markets tumbled across the world.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2008
The London market shrugged off a raft of profit warnings to close 5% ahead today after yet another turbulent week for UK blue chips.
Fri, 17 Oct, 2008
Shares in nuclear power generator British Energy were down 4% today after the company failed to reach a takeover agreement with French suitor EDF.
Fri, 01 Aug, 2008
A mixed session for big-hitting mining stocks and wider market lethargy saw the FTSE 100 Index in London end the session unchanged today.
Thu, 01 May, 2008
Strong gains from miners and blue-chip airline British Airways failed to provide direction for the London market today.
The FTSE 100 Index finished the week above the 6000 mark today as the world's biggest bank gave a boost to the market.
Fri, 18 Apr, 2008
Volatile trading put London’s leading share index back in the red today as the share rally seen yesterday proved short-lived.
Wed, 19 Mar, 2008
A bullish set of half-year results buoyed Argos owner Home Retail Group today, providing a lift to other firms in the retail sector.
Wed, 24 Oct, 2007
Mining giants added their weight to the London market today, steering blue-chip stocks into positive territory.
Tue, 23 Oct, 2007
Renewed fears regarding the US housing market and the global credit crunch saw the London market grounded in negative territory today.
Mon, 22 Oct, 2007
British Airways received a much-needed boost today after better-than-expected first quarter results caused its shares to surge.
Fri, 03 Aug, 2007
Better-than-expected results from HSBC and Pearson failed to lift confidence on the London market today following last week’s turmoil.
Mon, 30 Jul, 2007
British Gas owner Centrica led an advance for the London market today after Russian gas giant Gazprom said over the weekend that it was close to finalising an unnamed deal to increase its market presence in the UK.
Mon, 11 Jun, 2007
The London market plunged below the 6600 barrier today as investor nerves were shaken by economic fears in the US and China.
Thu, 24 May, 2007
A surge in shares in Alliance Boots fuelled an advance for the London market today as investors jumped on the stock after a bidding war for the pharmacy and retail giant erupted in the City.
Fri, 20 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
A fresh round of takeover speculation helped boost the London market today as the Footsie powered through the 6400 barrier during afternoon trading.
Wed, 14 Feb, 2007
The UK benchmark index enjoyed a late rally today after benefiting from a strong surge in mining company shares.
Wed, 07 Feb, 2007
Advances from British Airways and BHP Billiton failed to keep the London market in positive territory today.
The London market edged further above the 6300 mark today as it built on strong gains yesterday despite a slow start to the session.
Wed, 03 Jan, 2007
The London market struggled to make further progress today, despite strong gains for Prudential and a number of retail stocks.
Traders were still in the festive spirit today as drinks firms helped boost stocks during an upbeat return following the Christmas break.
Wed, 27 Dec, 2006
The London market headed towards the Christmas break in lacklustre mood today following a downbeat finish on Wall Street and a spate of profit taking in Asia.
Fri, 22 Dec, 2006
The FTSE 100 Index powered to its highest level for nearly six years today as investors welcomed the end of an investigation into an arms deal between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia.
Fri, 15 Dec, 2006
The London market took heart from buoyant retail figures in the US today, as healthy employment levels also boosted the world's biggest economy.
Wed, 13 Dec, 2006
Shares in catering firm Compass continued to boost the London market today as heavyweight miners also added to the positive sentiment.
Fri, 01 Dec, 2006
National Grid shares jumped more than 6% today as it outlined plans to demerge its broadcast and telephone masts arm and return cash to shareholders.
Thu, 16 Nov, 2006
The London market slipped into the red today as investors booked profits following recent highs.
Thu, 26 Oct, 2006
London’s leading shares shrugged off fears over North Korea’s nuclear test today as rising oil prices and pharmaceutical firms took centre stage.
Mon, 09 Oct, 2006
High street clothes store Next leapt to the top of the FTSE 100 Index leaderboard today as the London market ended the week on the front foot.
Fri, 08 Sep, 2006
The London market ended the week on the front foot after a broker upgrade for insurer Prudential offset a slide among mining stocks today.
London’s leading shares made gains today as a positive end to trading on Wall Street last night and lower oil prices contributed to an upbeat mood.
Tue, 29 Aug, 2006
Shares in British Airways and cruise firm Carnival made headway today as concerns eased over the long-term effects on travel demand from the recent terror scare.
Thu, 17 Aug, 2006
The London market moved forward today, buoyed by a strong performance from the miners.
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