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FTSE Slips as Focus Shifts to Fed Meeting

News - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The FTSE 100 closed down by just 3.3 points, as all eyes turned to the Fed, waiting for news on their monetary policy. The UK’s blue chip index ended the day down by 0.05 percent, sitting at 7,271, with the FTSE 250 up by five points.

Pound Gains and FTSE Struggles

News - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The pound gained value on Wednesday, and this news weighed heavily on the FTSE 100, which was already weak after some unexpectedly positive retail data for the month of August left investors preparing for an interest rate hike from the Bank of England, which may come as early as November.

Carney Sees Brexit Pushing up Inflation

News - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Bank of England’s Governor Mark Carney said on Monday that Brexit is likely to hamper growth in Britain as it may end up pushing up inflation, and the country will have to take some time to adjust to life outside of Europe.

FTSE Slips as Pound Soars

News - Thursday, September 14, 2017

The FTSE 100 slipped to just over 7,300, as the pound bounced back to just above $1.33. The gains came as the Bank of England voted to keep interest rates at 0.25 percent - which analysts are calling a hawkish hold.

FTSE 100 Opens Lower On Thursday

News - Thursday, September 14, 2017

The FTSE 100 opened on a weak note, in spite of a strong performance from Next, and a sympathy increase from rival Marks and Spencer.

Sterling Slips From One Year High

News - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Sterling slipped from a one year high towards the end of Wednesday’s trading session, and the slip helped to prevent the FTSE 100 from facing significant losses - although the UK’s leading index still ended the day down by just under 0.3 percent, it had fallen much more than that during early trade.

Pound Hits a One Year High

News - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

British households will be facing a substantial cost of living increase over the coming months, as inflation jumped in August - with a major driver of the inflation being an increase in the price of cothing.

FTSE Makes Gains as North Korean Tensions Ease

News - Monday, September 11, 2017

The FTSE 100 made some modest gains this morning, as the easing tensions in North Korea offset concerns that the aftermath of Hurricane Irma could be troublesome for the economy.

FTSE Ends High Despite Weak Wall Street

News - Friday, September 08, 2017

The FTSE 100 closed on a high note in spite of a weak wall street, while the European Central Bank’s meeting on Thursday brought no surprises in terms of changes to interest rates.

FTSE Bosses Frustrated over Brexit Pressures

News - Thursday, September 07, 2017

FTSE 100 bosses have rejected pressure from the government to publicly support the current Brexit strategy. Blue-chip directors are reportedly not impressed by attempts to persuade them to sign a letter praising Theresa May’s attempts to secure a transition period following the UK’s departure from the common market in March 2019.

FTSE Weak on North Korean Tensions

News - Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The FTSE 100 got off to a weak start this morning, as investors remained concerned about the ongoing tensions in North Korea. The UK’s leading index fell by 25 points, down to 7, 347, after having slipped by 38 points on Tuesday.

Weak Signals are a Warning for the Economy

News - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Following on from poor construction data, weaker than expected services sector data is just one more warning signal for the UK economy. Growth in the services sector slowed in August, according to the latest PMI survey, showing a weaker than expected performance.

FTSE 100 Slips as North Korea Tests Bomb

News - Monday, September 04, 2017

The FTSE 100 opened down by 11 points, at 7,426, amidst fears about the global political climate, and the news that North Korea had tested a hydrogen bomb. There has also been an unexpected slowdown in construction activity in the UK.

FTSE off to Strong Start

News - Thursday, August 31, 2017

The FTSE 100 opened squarely in positive territory following some positive news about the health of the economy in China, which outweighed any ongoing concerns over the political tensions around North Korea.

Passive Investors Could Face Stock Squeeze

News - Thursday, August 31, 2017

Passive investors could face a stock squeeze with the next FTSE 100 reshuffle, as the impending addition of UAE based health care company NMC Health could lead to tracker funds spending around £31 million in response.

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