FTSE 100 rebounds but trade war fears continue to weigh

FTSE 100 rebounds but trade war fears continue to weigh

The FTSE 100 staged a mini-rebound today but trade tensions triggered by US President Donald Trump continued to grip investors.

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FTSE 100 ekes out another record high in last full trading day of 2017

FTSE 100 ekes out another record high in last full trading day of 2017

The FTSE 100 nearly flat-lined on today but managed to eke out a fresh record high in the UK's last full trading day of 2017.

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FTSE plummets 5% amid China slowdown

FTSE plummets 5% amid China slowdown

The FTSE 100 Index equalled its worst one-day fall since the financial crisis today as it plunged by nearly 5%.

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Gains for European markets

Gains for European markets

The FTSE-100 index at the close was up 17.73 at 6736.22.

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Mixed news for European markets

Mixed news for European markets

The FTSE-100 index at the close was down 34.69 at 7028.24.

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Early rise for FTSE despite 8% slump in China market

Early rise for FTSE despite 8% slump in China market

Blue-chip sharesin the UK began the week on the front foot today as investors shrugged off an 8% plunge in the Chinese stock market overnight.

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Good gains for European markets

Good gains for European markets

PARIS: the Cac-40 index closed up 56.3 at 4230.6.

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Wall Street rally helps boost FTSE

Wall Street rally helps boost FTSE

Improved sentiment on Wall Street helped blue-chip shares shake off worries over Ukraine and wipe out early session losses.

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Small gains for European markets

Small gains for European markets

The FTSE-100 index at the close was up 17.21 at 6757.15.

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Losses for European markets

Losses for European markets

The FTSE-100 index at the close was down 30.44 at 6691.34.

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Fashion retailers looking good for UK investors

Fashion retailers looking good for UK investors

UK fashion retailers set the pace on the London market after Next cheered investors with better-than-expected trading and a turnaround in the fortunes of its high street stores.

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FTSE slips back from five-month high

FTSE slips back from five-month high

The FTSE 100 Index ended a nine-day winning streak that had propelled it to a five-month high as investors sought to lock in profits.

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Washington crisis drags on FTSE

Washington crisis drags on FTSE

Political gridlock in Washington left European markets in the red today amid disappointment over the lack of progress in resolving America's budget crisis.

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Labour pledge hits shares in UK power firms

Labour pledge hits shares in UK power firms

Power giants Centrica and SSE saw UK shares tumble after Labour leader Ed Miliband’s vow to freeze household energy bills spooked markets.

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Summers withdrawal from Fed race lifts markets

Summers withdrawal from Fed race lifts markets

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.

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US quantitative easing boosts world markets

US quantitative easing boosts world markets

Global stock markets powered ahead today on renewed hopes America's money-printing presses will continue to roll.

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Mixed results for European markets

Mixed results for European markets

The FTSE-100 index at the close was up 10.83 at 6442.59.

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More losses for European markets

More losses for European markets

The FTSE-100 index at the close was down 44.15 at 6388.55.

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Small gains for FTSE

Small gains for FTSE

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.

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FTSE up 70 points

FTSE up 70 points

London’s top flight index resumed its new year rally today as it was cheered by encouraging data from both sides of the Atlantic.

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US fears prompts FTSE slip

US fears prompts FTSE slip

Uncertainty caused by tonight's US fiscal cliff deadline quashed any celebrations over a near 6% jump for the FTSE 100 Index over 2012.

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US uncertainty weighs on FTSE

US uncertainty weighs on FTSE

Uncertainty over whether US political rivals will agree a crucial spending and taxation deal drove a volatile run on the London market today.

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US election uncertainty drags FTSE down

US election uncertainty drags FTSE down

The prospect of a knife-edge US presidential election shook investors' confidence and sent the London market lower today.

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FTSE down slightly

FTSE down slightly

London's leading shares index closed in the red today after machinery firm Caterpillar and toys giant Hasbro offered more gloom from the US reporting season.

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FTSE on the up after positive US retail sales news

FTSE on the up after positive US retail sales news

The London market closed higher today following positive US retail sales and amid hopes two of the eurozone's struggling members would receive bailouts later this week.

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FTSE down almost 30 points

FTSE down almost 30 points

The London market lost ground today as investors eyed events in the eurozone at the start of another vital week in its battle for survival.

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Spain concerns hit UK bank stocks

Spain concerns hit UK bank stocks

Britain’s biggest banks saw shares slide today as fears over the eurozone debt crisis were compounded by a far-reaching debt downgrade of Spanish banks.

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FTSE inches higher after positive US figures

FTSE inches higher after positive US figures

Strong corporate earnings figures in the US boosted markets today but the UK's slide back into recession left London's leading shares index with only lacklustre gains.

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FTSE up almost 25 points

FTSE up almost 25 points

London's leading shares index ended the week on a high today as fresh evidence of growth in the United States boosted traders' confidence.

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FTSE down slightly after oil move

FTSE down slightly after oil move

A drop in oil prices triggered by a joint US and UK move to release strategic reserves pulled energy stocks and the wider FTSE 100 Index into the red today.

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Euro fears spark fall for FTSE

Euro fears spark fall for FTSE

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.

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Small gain for FTSE

Small gain for FTSE

London's leading shares index closed above the 5,700 mark for the first time in nearly three months today but global growth fears continued to spook investors.

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FTSE jittery despite euro talks

FTSE jittery despite euro talks

World markets struggled to make progress today after another meeting on the eurozone debt crisis failed to ease traders' nerves.

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FTSE losses continue

FTSE losses continue

The FTSE 100 Index suffered its fifth losing session in a row today as high borrowing costs for Italy and Spain fuelled fears of a eurozone meltdown.

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Dow up almost 60 points

Dow up almost 60 points

Hopes that politicians will make further progress tackling the eurozone debt crisis this week saw world markets make cautious gains today.

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FTSE down almost 30 points

FTSE down almost 30 points

UK investors lost confidence in the prospect of a speedy resolution to the eurozone debt crisis today, causing London's leading share index to drop into the red.

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FTSE bounces back

FTSE bounces back

Talk of a concerted move to beef up balance sheets of struggling European banks today brought some respite to a battered London market.

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Uncertainty sees decline for FTSE

Uncertainty sees decline for FTSE

The ongoing eurozone debt crisis continued to spook investors today with the FTSE 100 Index starting the new quarter on the backfoot.

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Tentative gain for FTSE

Tentative gain for FTSE

London's blue chip shares today made nervous gains in a volatile session as traders digested a possible three trillion euro plan to rescue the single currency.

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FTSE down 2% amid Greek default fears

FTSE down 2% amid Greek default fears

The London market slumped 2% today as the increasing likelihood of a Greek debt default shook investor confidence.

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FTSE down 1.6% amid fears of downgrade for French banks

FTSE down 1.6% amid fears of downgrade for French banks

French banking stocks drove another sell-off on world markets today amid renewed fears that Greece would default on its debts.

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Banks provide early rise for FTSE

Banks provide early rise for FTSE

A much-needed boost for beleaguered shares in the UK banking sector helped London's FTSE 100 Index jump by more than 2% today.

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FTSE down almost 1.5%

FTSE down almost 1.5%

The London market fell nearly 1.5% today after hopes faded that the US would announce more quantitative easing to inject fresh life into its economy.

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FTSE climbs 50 points

FTSE climbs 50 points

A much-needed rally for London shares was sustained today after the US Federal Reserve helped to address some of the panic in world markets.

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Record fall for FTSE

Record fall for FTSE

A record slump for London's FTSE 100 Index was confirmed tonight after a further bloodbath in panic-stricken financial markets.

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FTSE slide continues

FTSE slide continues

The London market suffered its worst week since the financial crash of 2008 as traders continued to panic that the world economy is heading for recession.

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FTSE down slightly

FTSE down slightly

Banking stocks were driven lower today as jitters in the run-up to the sector’s results season added to worries over the US debt crisis.

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FTSE slightly lower

FTSE slightly lower

London's FTSE 100 Index held firm today despite another rocky session for banks as worries mounted over a possible debt default in the US.

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LSE announces increase in Q1 revenues

LSE announces increase in Q1 revenues

London Stock Exchange, which recently failed to complete a merger with its counterpart in Toronto, said it continued to make good progress on a trading front.

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FTSE in the red

FTSE in the red

The London market closed lower today as improved US jobs data failed to offset fears over the wider economy.

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FTSE sees decline

FTSE sees decline

The London market slipped below the 6,000 mark today after disappointing US jobs data sparked fears over the strength of the recovery in the world's biggest economy.

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Good day for FTSE

Good day for FTSE

Banks helped lift London's leading index sharply higher today after Lloyds Banking Group boss Antonio Horta-Osorio received backing for his plans to overhaul the taxpayer-controlled bank.

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Rival bidder may scupper LSE merger

Rival bidder may scupper LSE merger

A rival bidder was today poised to scupper a £4bn (€4.59bn) merger deal between the London Stock Exchange and its Toronto counterpart.

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FTSE slips back

FTSE slips back

The London market sunk deeper into the red today after further falls in commodity prices hit traders' confidence.

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Lloyds revelation sends FTSE into the red

Lloyds revelation sends FTSE into the red

The London market continued its grim week today after worse than expected results from Lloyds Banking Group sparked losses for financial stocks.

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FTSE down slightly

FTSE down slightly

The FTSE 100 Index closed in the red today as a raft of disappointing earnings and falls among miners dragged the market lower.

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Earnings figures boost FTSE

Earnings figures boost FTSE

Strong earnings figures from Apple and investment bank Morgan Stanley whetted investors' appetite for risk today but failed to keep the London market out of the red.

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Heavy fall for FTSE

Heavy fall for FTSE

World markets suffered heavy declines today amid fresh fears over Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis and a lacklustre start to the US earnings season.

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FTSE up almost 50 points

FTSE up almost 50 points

The FTSE 100 Index pushed away from the 6000 barrier today as miners surged following a commodities rally that saw the price of oil hit fresh highs.

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FTSE loses ground

FTSE loses ground

London's FTSE 100 Index pulled back from its six week high today as banks and commodity stocks weighed on the market.

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