Global markets took cheer after a key player pulled out of the race to head America's central bank, lifting hopes that the US will keep the printing presses rolling.
Mon, 16 Sep, 2013
Buoyant banks helped the FTSE 100 Index return to winning ways as shares in state-backed Lloyds Banking Group passed a key threshold today.
Fri, 17 May, 2013
Global stock markets struggled to make headway after weaker-than-expected growth from the world’s biggest economy weighed on mining and commodity stocks.
Fri, 26 Apr, 2013
Further cracks emerged in the eurozone’s shrinking economy to drag European stock markets lower and ensure another day of losses for the FTSE 100 Index.
Thu, 04 Apr, 2013
British housebuilders received a Budget boost today after Chancellor George Osborne delivered a raft of measures to help Britons get on the housing ladder.
Wed, 20 Mar, 2013
London's blue chip index failed to find direction today as investors sat tight ahead of news from the eurozone and economic data this week.
Mon, 11 Feb, 2013
The London market’s New Year rally showed little sign of coming off the boil today despite uncertainty over the UK’s economic prospects.
Mon, 28 Jan, 2013
The prospect of a knife-edge US presidential election shook investors' confidence and sent the London market lower today.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2012
The London market started the fourth quarter strongly today as positive economic data from the US and renewed optimism over Spain’s banks boosted investor confidence.
Mon, 01 Oct, 2012
Disappointment over US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke’s failure to offer clear signals of imminent economy boosting measures sent the FTSE 100 Index into the red today.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2012
Fresh signs of a global economic slowdown and fading hopes of imminent stimulus measures left world markets subdued today.
Fri, 24 Aug, 2012
A resilient performance from the scandal-hit banking sector and better-than-expected retail sales figures helped the FTSE 100 Index hold firm today.
Thu, 16 Aug, 2012
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
The continued political stalemate in Greece triggered more heavy falls for world markets today as party leaders failed to make progress forming a coalition government.
Mon, 14 May, 2012
World markets suffered heavy losses today as Greek party leaders struggled to reach an agreement to form a coalition government nine days after an election was held.
Sainsbury’s topped London’s leading shares index after revealing better-than-expected sales on an otherwise lacklustre day for the market.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2012
London's leading shares index ended the week on a high today as fresh evidence of growth in the United States boosted traders' confidence.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2012
Fresh fears that Greece and Portugal will sink under the weight of their debts saw London's leading shares index fall further from a six-month high today.
Wed, 25 Jan, 2012
A weak start for London shares turned into a full-blown rout today as investors ditched risky stocks on more global growth fears.
Wed, 14 Dec, 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
French banking stocks drove another sell-off on world markets today amid renewed fears that Greece would default on its debts.
Mon, 12 Sep, 2011
The London market lost ground today after an emergency summit between the leaders of France and Germany failed to ease fears over the eurozone crisis.
Wed, 17 Aug, 2011
London’s blue chip index slumped to a three-month low today after being dogged by fresh fears that Greece would default on its debts.
Mon, 20 Jun, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index fought back today despite a flurry of disappointing company updates and a lacklustre performance from the UK economy.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2011
Aggreko led the FTSE 100 Index further above the 6000 level today after it was lifted by a deal to supply power to the firm that ran the crippled Fukushima power plant.
Mon, 04 Apr, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index bounced back from six straight sessions in the red today as world markets regained their poise.
Thu, 17 Mar, 2011
The London market retreated today as fears over China’s decision to raise interest rates continued to weigh on the minds of investors.
Wed, 09 Feb, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index pushed to a fresh two-and-a-half-year high today after the banking sector shrugged off British government plans to increase the rate of its new levy.
Tue, 08 Feb, 2011
The London market pushed ahead today as strong gains for microchip designer ARM and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce helped offset more retail woe.
Thu, 06 Jan, 2011
Takeover talk surrounding a raft of blue chip stocks was not enough to offset the impact of a stronger dollar on commodity shares today as the London market edged lower.
Wed, 08 Dec, 2010
Europe’s sovereign debt crisis refused to loosen its grip on world markets today as commodity stocks led a fresh plunge for the FTSE 100 Index.
Mon, 29 Nov, 2010
Uncertainty over the progress of Ireland's debt rescue and China's efforts to control inflation combined to unsettle world markets today.
Fri, 19 Nov, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index shook off earlier losses and continued its recent rally today after better-than-expected job figures in the US lifted the market.
Fri, 05 Nov, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index finished in the red today but that did not prevent it enjoying its best September for 13 years.
Thu, 30 Sep, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index failed to make headway today as a surprise fall in retail sales weighed on sentiment.
Thu, 16 Sep, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index remained in positive territory for the seventh straight session today, but stocks trod water as US markets remained shut for the Labor Day holiday.
Mon, 06 Sep, 2010
Markets tumbled today after poor employment and manufacturing reports in the US renewed investors’ concerns about the pace of global recovery.
Thu, 19 Aug, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index was dragged lower by commodity stocks today as results from blue-chip miner Eurasian Natural Resources fuelled fears over the recovery.
Wed, 18 Aug, 2010
The FTSE 100 slipped into the red today as a surprise rise in US benefit claims took the gloss off decent half-year profits from insurer Aviva.
Thu, 05 Aug, 2010
Fresh concerns over the fragility of America’s recovery weighed on stocks today as the FTSE 100 Index suffered a second session in the red.
Thu, 15 Jul, 2010
Market heavyweights AstraZeneca and embattled BP made steady gains today, but weak US jobs data limited the recovery on the wider FTSE 100 Index.
Wed, 30 Jun, 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
World markets were dragged lower today after cautious comments from the US Federal Reserve curbed enthusiasm for riskier stocks.
Thu, 24 Jun, 2010
BP overshadowed a decent start to the week for world markets as renewed dividend fears caused a fresh fall for the oil giant’s shares.
Mon, 14 Jun, 2010
Battered oil giant BP was hit by another sell-off today as £5bn (€6.06bn) was wiped off the value of the blue-chip heavyweight.
Thu, 10 Jun, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index made welcome gains today as oil giant BP also pulled out of its recent steep declines.
Thu, 03 Jun, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index pushed higher today as good news from across the Atlantic offered a respite from recent market turmoil.
The FTSE 100 Index tumbled below 5000 today as world markets suffered another punishing session on fears over Europe and global economic growth.
Tue, 25 May, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index pulled out of a steep nosedive today after slumping fall below 5000 for the first time in six months.
Fri, 21 May, 2010
The London market stemmed its losses today as worries over the Greek debt crisis were eased by better news from the US and healthy corporate results.
Thu, 29 Apr, 2010
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