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FTSE 100 Slips As Oil Prices Fall

News - Friday, June 23, 2017

Shares in oil miners fell, hampering stock prices in the main UK markets, and leading the FTSE 100 to slip by 8.5 points on Thursday. Royal Dutch Shell and BP both inched up slightly, outperforming others in the sector, while the price of oil struggled to remain above $45 a barrel.

FTSE 100 Falls In Anticipation of Queen’s Speech

News - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The FTSE 100 fell by 14 points, down to 7,458.54, in anticipation of the Queen’s Speech. The UK’s leading index slipped as investors waited to hear the news from the traditional post-election speech. The Tories are expected to promise to work with humility and resolve. The minority government is yet to complete a deal with the DUP to form a majority in parliament.

Commerce Dominates Brexit Talks on Day One

News - Monday, June 19, 2017

The FTSE 100 got off to a strong start on Monday morning, as the Brexit discussions began. The early focus of the negotiations was on commerce, and whether or not ongoing single market access could still be an option.

Brexit Negotiations Begin

News - Monday, June 19, 2017

Today marks the start of the Brexit negotiations, which will see diplomats from the EU and Britain begin the complex task of unpicking almost 50 years of integration in trade, travel and legislation. The negotiations have already made their mark on the stock market, with the CAC leading the way, up 1.2 percent, while the DAX has gained 120 points.

Tesco Shares Lose on Amazon News

News - Sunday, June 18, 2017

The FTSE 100 made a modest recovery on Friday, but still ended the week down slightly. While overall, the index broke its losing streak thanks to gains in oil and gas shares, those gains were offset by a fall in the grocery sector.

FTSE 100 On Track for Strong Finish to Week

News - Saturday, June 17, 2017

The FTSE 100 is on track to finish the week strong, in spite of gains in the pound, as rising oil prices and a period of calm after political drama helped to bolster the stock market.

FTSE 100 Slips As Fed Increases Interest Rates

News - Thursday, June 15, 2017

The FTSE 100 has slipped after the US Federal reserve announced an increase in interest rates. The Fed raised interest rates by 25 basis points, with a new target range of 1% to 1.25%.

FTSE 100 Slips as UK Government Uncertainty Continues

News - Monday, June 12, 2017

The FTSE 100 slipped on Monday, as investors remained uncertain about the status of the political landscape in Britain. The Conservative party has failed to secure a majority, and is now being forced to look to other parties to form a coalition government.

FTSE Responds to Election Results

News - Sunday, June 11, 2017

The FTSE 100 made some modest gains during the early hours of trading on Friday, following the shock election result which left the UK faced with the prospect of a hung parliament. The FTSE 250, meanwhile, shed 0.3 percent, as investors were pessimistic about the future of the economy.

FTSE Steady After Quiet Trade on Election Day

News - Friday, June 09, 2017

The FTSE 100 inched down very slightly on Thursday, shedding just 28.64 points to end the day at 7,449.98 after a quiet trading day. There was very little in terms of fundamentals from corporate themselves to get the markets moving, however laundry services company Berendsen, listed in the FTSE 250, gained 11 percent as the news surfaced that it could be the subject of a takeover bid.

FTSE Flat Ahead of General Election

News - Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The FTSE 100 remained flat for the first half of the day in the run up to the general election, gaining just 15.5 points during the morning’s trade. The headlines were dominated by election talk, and most of the markets were muted, although banking stocks performed well, with RBS gaining 2.5 percent, and Lloyds banking group gaining 1.6 percent. Shares in Barclays increased by one percent.

FTSE Lower as Burberry Shares Struggle

News - Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The FTSE 100 slipped during the early hours of trading, tracking the wider markets. The UK’s leading index fell by 12.7 points, down to 7,512.59, shortly after the opening bell. One of the poorest performers of the morning was the fashion brand Burberry, who shed 2 percent after suffering a ratings cut from HSBC. The bank downgraded Burberry from ‘hold’ to ‘reduce’.

Companies Relegated From FTSE 100

News - Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The latest FTSE reshuffle means that Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Intu properties will be demoted from the FTSE 100. The details of the reshuffle have been confirmed by FTSE Russell as the index provider calculated the market capitalisation of the companies in the index.

FTSE 100 Approaching New Record

News - Saturday, June 03, 2017

A recovery by the mining sector, combined with some strong performances by financial stocks, has helped the FTSE 100 to climb close to a fresh record, however poorer than expected US jobs data offset most of that strength, erasing most of the index’s gains. As the trading day drew to a close, the blue-chip index was sitting at 7,550 - down from the morning’s high of 7,599 but still up by five points on the day.

G4S Back in FTSE 100

News - Thursday, June 01, 2017

G4S will be rejoining the FTSE 100 in the latest reshuffle, while department store Debenhams will be losing its place in the FTSE 250, as is the electrical appliance retailer, AO World.

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