Britain’s major share index climbed, flirting with its record high level but underperforming European peers,
Fri, 02 Jun, 2017
News of changes at the top of banking giants Barclays and HSBC received a lukewarm response from investors today as the wider market ended its recent strong run.
Tue, 07 Sep, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index regained some ground today after positive retail figures at home and uplifting unemployment data in the US steadied investors' nerves.
Thu, 26 Aug, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index today fought back from a recent run in the red as investors took heart from a positive close on Wall Street.
Stocks were subdued on both sides of the Atlantic today as investors took profits after Monday’s big gains.
Tue, 03 Aug, 2010
London's FTSE 100 Index slumped more than 1% today after US figures showed weaker-than-expected growth in the second quarter.
Fri, 30 Jul, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index ended a buoyant week with its fourth winning session in a row today as mining stocks continued their recent push higher.
Fri, 09 Jul, 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
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
Mining firms dragged the FTSE 100 Index into the red today despite profits cheer from part-nationalised Lloyds Banking Group.
Tue, 27 Apr, 2010
The London market rose more than 1% today to hit a 22-month high as investors embarked on the Easter holidays buoyed by recovery hopes.
Thu, 01 Apr, 2010
Broadcaster BSkyB was centre of attention on the London market today after a better-than-feared verdict from regulator Ofcom over the amount it can charge rivals for premium sports.
Wed, 31 Mar, 2010
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
The London market’s festive rally ran out of steam today during a lacklustre start to the last full trading session of the decade.
Wed, 30 Dec, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index rose 1% today as positive economic news tempted buyers into the market.
Fri, 11 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 FTSE 100 Index jumped 1.5% today as worries over the global impact of the Dubai debt crisis showed signs of easing.
Tue, 01 Dec, 2009
Sainsbury’s celebrated a strong rise in half-year results today in a buoyant session for the wider London market that saw it touch a year high.
Wed, 11 Nov, 2009
Supermarket Sainsbury’s was a prominent casualty today as the FTSE 100 Index failed to maintain the momentum after two winning sessions.
Wed, 07 Oct, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index tumbled 1.7% today as commodity stocks fell and US unemployment claims gave investors the jitters.
Thu, 01 Oct, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index ran out of steam today as investors paused for breath in the face of mixed economic news on both sides of the Atlantic.
Tue, 29 Sep, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index dived 4% to a six-year low today as investors ran for cover after another blow to confidence in the banking sector.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2009
The London market held firm above the 6700 barrier today as hopes of a cut in US interest rates offset falls in the housebuilding sector.
Mon, 29 Oct, 2007
Retail-to-broadband firm Carphone Warehouse today looked set to make its debut in the FTSE 100 Index of blue chip companies when the latest reshuffle takes place later this month.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2007
The London market took a roller-coaster ride today as blue chip stocks recouped initial losses.
Wed, 29 Aug, 2007
The FTSE 100 Index finished moderately higher after an unconvincing session for world markets today.
Mon, 20 Aug, 2007
The London market slumped in afternoon trading today after a poor opening on Wall Street knocked investor sentiment.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2007
Consolidation hopes for the insurance sector drove the London market forward today as Friends Provident and Resolution confirmed merger talks.
Mon, 23 Jul, 2007
London’s blue-chips made a lacklustre start to the week today after a poor showing from heavily-weighted mining stocks hindered progress.
Mon, 16 Jul, 2007
Strong gains for mining and commodity stocks failed to drag the London market into positive territory today.
Mon, 02 Jul, 2007
The London market is on the back foot after overnight falls on Wall Street and continued interest rate fears hit blue chip stocks.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2007
The increasing prospect of higher interest rates cast a shadow over property and retail stocks on the London market today.
Fears over the US economy dragged the London market into the red today.
Tue, 05 Jun, 2007
Takeover talk among property and retail stocks helped drive the London market to gains today.
Fri, 01 Jun, 2007
The London market edged into positive territory today as takeover speculation gave blue-chips a late lift.
Fri, 25 May, 2007
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