A raft of economic data from the US and China fuelled fears over the global economic recovery today and hit confidence on the London market.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2012
Marks & Spencer was the FTSE 100 Index’s top faller today despite posting a 13% rise in annual profits as analysts fretted that its results could be “as good as it gets” for the retailer.
Tue, 24 May, 2011
Commodities giant Glencore will tonight become the first company in 25 years to be fast-tracked into London’s FTSE 100 Index after official trading in its shares got under way today.
The FTSE 100 Index surged ahead for the third session in a row today as a multi-billion dollar telecoms deal offset concerns over military strikes in Libya and the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2011
The London market struggled to make progress today as eurozone debt concerns weighed on the minds of investors.
Mon, 14 Feb, 2011
London's FTSE 100 Index shrugged off concerns in the banking sector today as a buoyant session on Wall Street helped blue chips make gains.
Mon, 24 Jan, 2011
A strong show from banking stocks offset disappointing trading updates and led the London market higher today.
Thu, 09 Dec, 2010
The London market bounced back from earlier losses today triggered by concerns surrounding the sovereign debt crisis in Ireland.
Mon, 15 Nov, 2010
The London market struggled to find direction today as sentiment was weighed down by ongoing fears of a bail out for Ireland’s troubled economy.
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 London market closed lower today as investors feared US Federal Reserve plans to inject more cash into the economy may fall short of expectations.
Wed, 27 Oct, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index climbed higher today as mining stocks benefited from a weakened dollar after a meeting of G20 finance chiefs failed to offer any specific measures to strengthen the greenback.
Mon, 25 Oct, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index marched further ahead today thanks to robust figures on Chinese economic growth and more good earnings news on Wall Street.
Thu, 21 Oct, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index paused for breath today after its recent shares rally as commodity stocks posted heavy falls.
Mon, 04 Oct, 2010
Strong gains in the retail sector helped London’s blue-chip share index return to positive territory during a buoyant final session of the week today.
Fri, 17 Sep, 2010
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
Argos and Homebase owner Home Retail Group is set to lose its blue-chip status when the latest quarterly review of the FTSE 100 Index takes place next week.
Fri, 03 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
London’s blue-chip share index failed to hold on to gains today as losses on Wall Street wiped out early progress.
Thu, 29 Jul, 2010
London's FTSE 100 Index fell into the red today as the rally in the banking sector fizzled out and investors looked to secure profits from recent gains.
Wed, 28 Jul, 2010
The London market’s recent rally ran out of steam by noon today despite further progress for resurgent UK banks and a decent session among miners.
The FTSE 100 Index pushed nearly 2% higher today as shares were buoyed by healthy economic signs from the Eurozone.
Thu, 22 Jul, 2010
The FTSE 100 rose more than 1% today as markets were cheered by strong US corporate results and a major acquisition at home.
Wed, 21 Jul, 2010
London’s blue chip share index closed deep in the red for a third straight session today after disappointing bank earnings on Wall Street sparked a late sell-off.
Fri, 16 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 Index crept into positive territory today during another choppy session dominated by worries over the scale of Europe’s debt crisis.
Mon, 24 May, 2010
Part-nationalised British banks and miners took the top spots on the London market today as the index gained - while attention remained fixed on the Greek bailout.
Mon, 26 Apr, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index edged into positive territory today after news that the UK weakly emerged from its longest and deepest recession in the final quarter of 2009.
Tue, 26 Jan, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index slid almost 2% into the red today as the spectre of US interest rate hikes overshadowed trading.
Thu, 17 Dec, 2009
Disappointing news on the US economy dampened the London market's recovery today in the wake of yesterday's near-2% rise.
Tue, 24 Nov, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index dipped into the red today despite economic cheer in America.
Thu, 27 Aug, 2009
The London market pulled into positive territory today as early gains on Wall Street helped boost sentiment.
Tue, 18 Aug, 2009
Banking stocks rallied higher today amid reports over UK government plans to offload its bank stakes.
Thu, 11 Jun, 2009
Miners and banks led the way on the London market today while commodity stocks drove higher on hopes for economic recovery.
Wed, 10 Jun, 2009
Grim annual figures from British Airways plunged the stock into the red today as the airline's woes overshadowed more stable trading elsewhere.
Fri, 22 May, 2009
Hopes that the worst of the global slowdown could be over helped London's blue-chips climb to their highest point for nearly three months today.
Thu, 30 Apr, 2009
Insurers were back in the red today after Legal & General slashed its dividend for the first time in the group's history and posted plunging profits.
Wed, 25 Mar, 2009
The Footsie was mired in the red today as investors took stock of the US government’s banking rescue scheme.
Tue, 24 Mar, 2009
Early optimism surrounding America’s hefty interest rate cut faded fast today as stock market attentions turned to the mounting economic gloom.
Wed, 17 Dec, 2008
Investors shrugged off fresh economic gloom today as the FTSE 100 Index built on yesterday’s 6% surge with further gains.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2008
Oil prices reached a new record high today as the London market ended a volatile session in positive territory.
Fri, 27 Jun, 2008
The FTSE 100 Index fell almost 3% today after investors were spooked by a sudden spike in oil prices and fears over inflation in the UK and US.
Thu, 26 Jun, 2008
Speculation surrounding BAA increased today after a report said a private equity group was working on a possible bid for the airports operator.
Fri, 10 Feb, 2006
The London market ended Tuesday on a low note despite a positive start to the day on Wall Street.
Tue, 19 Jul, 2005
Two of the highest-profile names in UK business were today handed the task of helping to oversee the operations of the Bank of England.
Tue, 05 Apr, 2005
A rally by mining stocks today failed to prevent the FTSE 100 Index from falling back below the 4800 barrier.
Mon, 24 Jan, 2005
Shares in British engineer Invensys jumped ahead today after the group stuck by hopes for its financial year and said four of its divisions were performing well.
UK- based engineering group Invensys today posted a 39% fall in half-year profits, but insisted a shake-up had given it “a real sense of operational momentum”.
Thu, 11 Nov, 2004
London shares were on the march for the sixth consecutive session today as oil prices continued to pull back from record highs.
Thu, 26 Aug, 2004
The FTSE 100 Index approached levels not seen since early July today as lower oil prices and a strong finish on Wall Street boosted London shares.
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