The FTSE 100 Index jumped 8% today as hopes for another round of interest rate cuts led to the third biggest gain in the benchmark’s history.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2008
Merger talks between banking giants HBOS and Lloyds TSB failed to prevent a late slide on the London market today after heavy falls on Wall Street dragged stocks lower.
Wed, 17 Sep, 2008
Broadcaster ITV and Carphone Warehouse are to be evicted from the FTSE 100 Index after the latest quarterly reshuffle, it was confirmed today.
Wed, 10 Sep, 2008
Broadband provider Carphone Warehouse and broadcaster ITV were today among the blue-chip firms facing possible relegation from the FTSE 100 Index.
Fri, 05 Sep, 2008
The London market suffered a third straight day of punishment today as economic fears remained the main influence over trading.
The FTSE 100 Index dived more than 2% for the second successive session today as a fresh wave of economic gloom hit stocks.
Thu, 04 Sep, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index slid more than 2% today as some miserable high street results did nothing to ease fears of a looming UK recession.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2008
A volatile session for the FTSE 100 Index saw blue chips claw back the worst of their losses today as a bright start on Wall Street cheered investors.
Tue, 26 Aug, 2008
The London market was on the back foot today as falling commodity prices put pressure on blue-chip stocks.
Much-needed gains for retailers Marks & Spencer and Next failed to halt a London market slide today as weaker mining stocks weighed on trading.
Fri, 15 Aug, 2008
Housebuilding shares were the stand out performers today as the London market made strong gains amid further falls in oil prices.
Mon, 11 Aug, 2008
Sharply lower oil prices helped the London market break a three-day losing streak today as the blue chip share index rallied 2.5%.
Tue, 05 Aug, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index slipped into the red today after a raft of insurance firms endured a difficult session.
Fri, 25 Jul, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index powered 1.7% ahead for a second day of strong gains after a dramatic U-turn on relief over Citigroup’s first quarter figures.
Fri, 18 Jul, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index rose almost 2% today as investors returned to the market after the sell-off of the previous week.
Mon, 07 Jul, 2008
London’s leading share index closed in positive territory today despite a rollercoaster session that saw blue chips swing between losses and gains.
Thu, 03 Jul, 2008
The London market faced more pressure today amid a glut of poor economic news and record oil prices.
The London market closed in the red today after a volatile session amid concerns over the housing market and political tension between Israel and Iran.
Tue, 24 Jun, 2008
The London market broke its three-day losing streak today as strong gains from oil and commodity stocks offset another dire session for banks and property firms.
Mon, 23 Jun, 2008
Halifax Bank of Scotland led a poor session for financial stocks today as shares returned below the company’s rights issue price of 275p a share.
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