The FTSE 100 Index lost hold of early gains by midday today as investors continued to fret about recovery prospects for the world economy.
Thu, 23 Sep, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index finished a sluggish week on a bright note today after better-than-expected US retail figures eased concerns over the world’s biggest economy.
Fri, 12 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
World markets were under pressure today as uncertainty about Chinese economic prospects led investors to take profits following a recent rally.
Thu, 22 Oct, 2009
Oil firms propped up the London market today after the FTSE 100 Index slumped on Thursday due to downbeat housing market data from the United States.
Fri, 25 Sep, 2009
Embattled airline British Airways led a fifth day of gains on the FTSE 100 Index today after announcing emergency funding plans.
Fri, 17 Jul, 2009
Upbeat economic news from the US failed to drag London’s FTSE 100 Index out of the red today.
Tue, 17 Mar, 2009
Interest rate cut hopes and a smaller-than-expected contraction in the US economy helped the London market consolidate recent gains today.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2008
The London market continued its recent revival today after a weaker dollar helped push a number of leading commodity stocks higher.
Britain’s biggest nightclub operator said today that cash-strapped clubbers were going out less as they face up to “one of the most difficult years in recent times”.
Wed, 16 Jul, 2008
Late-night venues operator Luminar offloaded its Chicago Rock Café and Jumpin’ Jaks sites today in a deal worth £76.8m (€114.7m).
Tue, 05 Dec, 2006
A sharp fall in commodity prices brought the London market’s recent progress to a juddering halt today.
Fri, 17 Nov, 2006
A plan by seven leading investment banks to set up a Europe-wide share-trading platform put pressure on shares in the London Stock Exchange today.
Wed, 15 Nov, 2006
A resurgent Morrisons led the London market forward today after the supermarket chain impressed the City with its half-year results.
Thu, 21 Sep, 2006
Shares in resurgent supermarket chain Morrisons surged 7% to their highest level in more than two years today.
A landmark session for the London market ended with a tinge of disappointment today when the FTSE 100 Index closed below the 6,000 threshold.
Fri, 17 Mar, 2006
Investors were treated to a landmark session today as the FTSE 100 Index made surprise gains to smash through the 6,000 barrier.
A slump in the number of revellers at its Jumpin Jaks venues led to a disappointing Christmas for pub and nightclub operator Luminar Leisure.
Tue, 24 Jan, 2006
The London market was dragged lower by mobile giant Vodafone today as a downbeat trading statement knocked a tenth off its value.
Tue, 15 Nov, 2005
Gaming operator Empire Online today suggested its spell on the stock market could be short-lived after revealing a £790m (€1.2bn) takeover approach.
Fri, 02 Sep, 2005
Insurers helped propel the London market higher today after a financier confirmed he was looking at bidding for Royal & Sun Alliance.
Mon, 13 Jun, 2005
A clutch of retailers led the FTSE 100 Index to a negative close today amid fresh concern over the outlook for the high street.
Wed, 25 May, 2005
The future of the Chicago Rock Café chain was under review today after its owner Luminar moved to address a year of unsatisfactory trading.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2005
Strong gains for the FTSE 100 Index were eroded late in the session today as investors talked down the chances of a takeover of Sainsbury’s.
Fri, 10 Sep, 2004
Theme bar operator Luminar today hailed an improved trend over the summer as it overcame June’s sharp drop-off in trading.
Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s led a surge by the London market today as investors acted on renewed takeover speculation.
Falls in banking and oil stocks weighed on the London market today, keeping the FTSE 100 Index at three-month lows.
Mon, 20 Jan, 2003
Trading on the London market was lacklustre today despite the battle for Safeway hotting up with the emergence of a fifth potential bidder.
The FTSE 100 Index has fallen a further 48.2 points at 4036.7.
Fri, 13 Sep, 2002
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