The London market closed in the red today after US policymakers failed to signal that more emergency stimulus measures were on their way.
Thu, 12 Jul, 2012
Euphoria surrounding a €100bn deal to rescue Spain’s banks gave way to cynicism today as the gravity of the eurozone’s woes weighed on the minds of investors.
Mon, 11 Jun, 2012
London’s leading shares index struggled to make progress today after weaker-than-expected retail sales in the US overshadowed an upbeat bond auction in debt-laden Italy.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2012
There was no “sound and fury” on European markets today despite the loss of France’s gold-plated AAA credit rating and speculation over Greece’s future in the eurozone.
Mon, 16 Jan, 2012
Growing fears that the world will slide back into recession have triggered London’s blue chip shares index’s longest losing streak for eight years.
Wed, 23 Nov, 2011
The turmoil in world markets intensified today as fears the eurozone will collapse were fuelled by a rise in borrowing costs for some of its biggest members.
Thu, 17 Nov, 2011
Shares in London soared higher on hopes that politicians could hammer out a deal to ease the eurozone debt crisis by next week.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2011
Moves across Europe to bolster the region’s banks and economies sparked a second day of strong gains for shares in London.
Thu, 06 Oct, 2011
European markets saw more volatility today as traders digested a multitrillion-pound emergency plan being drawn up to rescue the euro.
Mon, 26 Sep, 2011
BRITISH stocks climbed for the fifth day in six amid speculation the US Federal Reserve may announce more stimulus measures to help drive the world’s largest economy.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2011
European markets slumped deep into the red today as renewed fears over the continent’s debt crisis rocked banks across the continent.
Mon, 05 Sep, 2011
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
The FTSE 100 sunk to its fourth losing session in a row today as under-fire BP took another tumble into the red and US growth figures disappointed.
Fri, 25 Jun, 2010
BP shares were hit by another major sell-off today despite wider gains for the FTSE 100 Index.
Mon, 14 Jun, 2010
Improved economic confidence and a much-needed rally for BP shares ensured the London market ended the week on the front foot today.
Fri, 11 Jun, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index broke a three-day losing streak today despite another turbulent session for beleaguered oil giant BP.
Wed, 09 Jun, 2010
Shares in beleaguered oil giant BP slipped below the 400p level today during another see-saw session for London’s FTSE 100 Index.
The FTSE 100 Index fell almost 2% today as momentum faded following Monday’s 5% surge.
Tue, 11 May, 2010
Chancellor Alistair Darling’s pre-election Budget did little for the London market today despite slightly better news on the public finances.
Wed, 24 Mar, 2010
A fresh round of spending cuts from debt-laden Greece helped shore up market confidence today as fears of sovereign default eased.
Wed, 03 Mar, 2010
Barclays set the pace on the London market today as it kicked off the UK bank reporting season with a bumper profits haul.
Tue, 16 Feb, 2010
The London market finished off weak January trading with a surge today as better-than-expected US economic data boosted investor confidence.
Fri, 29 Jan, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index was in the red today as possible Chinese lending curbs weighed on sentiment ahead of the latest round of US banking results.
Wed, 20 Jan, 2010
London's FTSE 100 Index slid into the red today as jitters over the US economy overshadowed bumper profits at JP Morgan Chase.
Fri, 15 Jan, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index enjoyed its second straight day of gains today as City dealing rooms got into the Christmas spirit.
Tue, 22 Dec, 2009
London’s blue chip share index pushed into positive territory today after the Bank of England held steady on its monetary policy and financial firms climbed.
Thu, 10 Dec, 2009
The London market struggled for direction today as the UK's Pre-Budget Report failed to shock while concerns continued over the world economic recovery.
Wed, 09 Dec, 2009
London's stock market recovery continued apace today as a 1.6% gain took the FTSE 100 Index to a new 14-month high.
Mon, 16 Nov, 2009
The London market gained more than 1% today as investors hailed the end of recession in the United States.
Thu, 29 Oct, 2009
The London market followed Wall Street lower today amid more nerves over prospects for economic recovery.
Mon, 26 Oct, 2009
London’s FTSE 100 Index was under more pressure today as recovery doubts put pressure on blue-chip stocks.
Thu, 22 Oct, 2009
The London market fell back below the 5200 mark today amid falls for retailers and concerns over US earnings reports.
Tue, 13 Oct, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index traded below 5000 today amid nerves that the recent surge in stock markets had run ahead of a fragile economic recovery.
Fri, 02 Oct, 2009
The London market’s six-day winning streak came to an end today as Royal Bank of Scotland led blue-chip shares lower.
Mon, 21 Sep, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index surged to another year-high today as commodities were buoyed by recovery hopes on both sides of the Atlantic.
Wed, 16 Sep, 2009
Stock markets across the world plunged into the red today as jittery investors sold off stock amid fears over US consumer spending.
Mon, 17 Aug, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index surged 2% today as miners posted big gains on positive global economic news.
Mon, 01 Jun, 2009
AIB and Bank of Ireland led the sharp 4.5% drop on the Irish Stock Exchange in what was a dismal day for many Irish shares.
Thu, 14 May, 2009
London's FTSE 100 Index slid back below the 4,000 mark today as nervous investors took advantage of recent rallies to head for the exit.
Mon, 20 Apr, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index slid back below the 4,000 mark today as a poor opening on Wall Street depressed blue-chip stocks.
Mon, 06 Apr, 2009
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Thu, 19 Feb, 2009
The slide in European markets continued today as the FTSE 100 Index registered its lowest close for more than five years.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2008
A reassuring trading update from insurer Aviva and better-than-expected results by oil major BP helped settle stock market nerves today.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2008
London’s FTSE 100 Index staged a fight-back from fresh five-year lows today in a see-saw session for the UK’s leading shares.
Mon, 27 Oct, 2008
Stock markets slumped today after more grim economic news from the US stoked fears that the world’s largest economy is plunging into a deep and protracted recession.
Thu, 16 Oct, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index’s two-day revival came to a shuddering halt today as recession fears wiped £75bn from blue-chip stocks.
Wed, 15 Oct, 2008
Another £33bn (€42bn) was added to the value of UK blue chips today as London’s leading share index extended yesterday’s relief rally.
Tue, 14 Oct, 2008
The passing of America’s historic US bank bailout today will come as a relief to stock markets battered in recent weeks by fears over the financial crisis.
Fri, 03 Oct, 2008
Blue-chip stocks endured a fourth day of losses today despite central banks across the world pumping in US$180bn (€124bn) in a bid to restore shattered confidence.
Thu, 18 Sep, 2008
The UK's biggest companies slid to more stock market losses today in the worst week for the FTSE 100 Index for more than six years.
Fri, 05 Sep, 2008
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