Insurer Prudential was left with a £450m (€542m) bill today after its £24bn (€28.9bn) Asian adventure came to a humiliating end.
Wed, 02 Jun, 2010
Financial stocks and miners were in demand today as the FTSE 100 Index advanced 1%.
Tue, 18 May, 2010
An attempted rally by the FTSE 100 Index fizzled out today as a lower opening for US stocks wiped out earlier gains.
Mon, 17 May, 2010
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
The FTSE 100 Index broke a week-long losing streak today as takeover talk in the property sector and early advances for US markets lifted blue-chip stocks.
Wed, 05 Mar, 2008
The London market was in positive territory today as takeover rumours fuelled interest in property stocks.
The London market held in positive territory today as takeover talk added to higher oil and metal prices in giving blue chips a fillip.
Fri, 21 Sep, 2007
Insurer Prudential agreed to part company with banking group Egg for £575m (€871m) today – just a year after it took complete control of the business.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2007
The value of internet gambling shares plummeted today as the sector’s worst fears about legislation in the United States came true.
Mon, 02 Oct, 2006
Mining giant Anglo American led the London market higher today after promising to return $1bn (€829m) to investors next year.
Wed, 26 Oct, 2005
Takeover talk swirling around internet bank Egg helped the FTSE 100 Index hit a fresh three-year high today.
Mon, 11 Jul, 2005
The FTSE 100 Index racked up its fifth consecutive session of gains today to close at its highest level since mid-April.
Thu, 05 May, 2005
Banks and betting firms dragged the London market into the red today as traders failed to warm to the latest batch of corporate news.
Wed, 02 Mar, 2005
The London market was deep in negative territory today as investors reacted poorly to the latest round of corporate results.
The FTSE 100 Index soared to a 29-month high today as fresh hopes that interest rates will stay on hold for the rest of the year and lower oil prices cheered investors.
Thu, 11 Nov, 2004
Supermarket chain Morrisons dragged the FTSE 100 Index into positive territory during a rollercoaster session for blue-chip stocks today.
Thu, 21 Oct, 2004
THE London market closed on a tentatively upbeat note today despite the best efforts of blue-chip stocks Invensys, Corus and Cable & Wireless.
Fri, 15 Nov, 2002
The FTSE 100 Index was heading for fresh lows today as retail and financial stocks fell heavily during a gloomy session.
Wed, 24 Jul, 2002
The FTSE 100 Index is down 2.7 at 4849 at mid-morning.
Thu, 13 Jun, 2002
London share prices are down as falls in banking and telecoms stocks weigh on the market.
Fri, 12 Oct, 2001
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