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FTSE Gains Following Wall Street Rally

20th May 2019

The FTSE 100 closed up by 22.1 points, at 6,583.8 on Monday, after improved sentiment on Wall Street helped to bolster sentiment across the globe. ... Read More

FTSE Slips As Ukraine Concerns Rise

20th May 2019

The FTSE 100 slipped on Tuesday, as shares in mining, financial and supermarket stocks all fell. A similar picture played out in Wall Street thanks to poorer than expected inflation data for the US, and increasing tensions in the Ukraine. ... Read More

Sports Direct Gains on Positive Broker Note

20th May 2019

The FTSE 100 posted small gains on Wednesday, helped by an increase in the share values of the main supermarkets as well as a strong performance by Sports Direct. ... Read More

FTSE Reaches One Week High In Run-Up to Easter

20th May 2019

In the run-up to Easter, the UK’s leading index reached a one-week high, thanks in part to upbeat US financial results from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, which drove up financials across the board in the Thursday trading session. ... Read More

Pharmaceuticals Deals Boost FTSE

20th May 2019

The FTSE 100 closed up by 56.51 points, or 0.9 percent, on Tuesday, thanks to some positive activity in the pharmaceuticals sector. By the end of the trading session on Tuesday the FTSE 100 was up to 6,681.76, sitting at a two week high, and close to its closing peak for the year. ... Read More

Primark Owner’s Shares Rise on US Plans

20th May 2019

Shares in Associated British Foods, the owner of Primark, climbed on Wednesday after the company announced plans to launch branches of the budget fashion retailer in the United States, and also published strong trading figures for their European arm. ... Read More

FTSE Closes at Seven Week high

20th May 2019

The FTSE 100 closed at a seven-week high point on Thursday, boosted by positive sentiment towards the healthcare sector thanks to the deals talk that had dominated the minds of share traders throughout the week. The gains were, unfortunately, slightly hampered by renewed tensions between the Ukraine and Russia. ... Read More

FTSE Closes Week on a Low

20th May 2019

While the FTSE 100 got off to a good start to the week, with positive updates from Microsoft, Apple and Facebook, as well as optimistic deals talk in the healthcare industry, the good mood did not last long. After climbing to a seven week high, the UK's leading index slipped back towards the end of the week, thanks to disappointing results from Amazon and continued tensions in the Ukraine. ... Read More

Blackrock Helping FTSE Investors Avoid Fossil Fuels

20th May 2019

Fund manager Blackrock has teamed up with FTSE Group to help investors to avoid fossil fuel related companies while still protecting their financial investments. The move is just one part of what appears to be a global campaign against fossil fuels, as companies that explore for and/or extract coal, oil and gas will be excluded from the new set of indices that FTSE plans to create. ... Read More

FTSE Gains Past Seven Week High

20th May 2019

The UK's leading share index hit a seven and a half week high point on Tuesday, boosted by the news of easing tensions in the Ukraine as well as upbeat corporate earnings reports form BP and St James's Place. ... Read More

Sir Martin Sorrel At Top of FTSE Pay Table

20th May 2019

Sir Martin Sorrell, who serves as the chief executive of WPP, a marketing and advertising conglomerate, has benefited massively from performance related pay, seeing a 70% boost in his renumeration during the last year. His total salary now amounts to almost £30 million - making it the highest pay award out of all FTSE 100 companies. ... Read More

FTSE Climbs to Two Month High

20th May 2019

The UK’s leading index climbed to a two-month high on Thursday, posting gains for the fourth session in a row. One of the biggest gainers of the day was Lloyds Bank, who surged by 5.5 percent, bolstering a market that had gotten off to a difficult start thanks to poor US data. ... Read More

Why 7,000 Is a Major FTSE Milestone

20th May 2019

Over the last few weeks there has been a lot of discussion about market correction. The property bubble in China, QE concerns in the USA, deflation in Europe and tension in the Ukraine all weigh heavily on the UK’s leading index. However, the FTSE continues to climb in spite of those concerns. ... Read More

FTSE Slips From 11 Week High

20th May 2019

The final trading session of the week saw the FTSE 100 slip from its 11 week high point, with Petrofac leading the list of losers. Investors displayed a cautious sentiment due to mixed company results, and the coming referendum in the Ukraine. ... Read More

FTSE Gains Thanks to Miners

20th May 2019

The FTSE 100 closed up by 0.6 percent on Monday, climbing back up to almost its January peak. The gains were caused in part by a strong performance in the mining sector, which saw stocks boosted by a JP Morgan upgrade. ... Read More

FTSE Hits 14 Year High

20th May 2019

The FTSE 100 has successfully brushed off worries about tensions in the Ukraine and a slowdown in the Chinese economy, and has climbed closer towards an all-time high, hitting a 14 year high point of 6,873.08 by the close of Tuesday’s trading session. ... Read More

UK Unemployment Figures hit Five Year Low

20th May 2019

The UK economy is enjoying a strong rebound at the moment, and unemployment has reached a five year low, while the FTSE 100 is approaching a 14 year high. ... Read More

FTSE Slips from a 14 Year High

20th May 2019

The FTSE 100 fell by 0.6 percent on Thursday, being dragged down by airlines, after briefly touching a 14 year high point during the day's trading session. ... Read More

FTSE 100 Claws Back Early Losses on Friday

20th May 2019

The FTSE 100 closed up by just 14.9 points on Friday, clawing back early losses to end the trading session at 6,855.81 points, mirroring a similar performance in Wall Street and on the Continent, where trading was also fairly muted. ... Read More

FTSE Falters on Vodafone Sell-Off

20th May 2019

The FTSE 100 faltered slightly on Tuesday following sell-offs in Vodafone and Marks & Spencer. The UK's leading index slipped slightly after the mobile operator and the retailer both revealed disappointing forecasts. ... Read More

FTSE Lifted by US Gains and Retailers

20th May 2019

The FTSE 100 closed up by 19.04 points on Wednesday, sitting at 6,821.04. The UK's leading index was boosted by positive retail sales and gains in the United States. ... Read More

FTSE Flat After Royal Mail Warnings

20th May 2019

The FTSE 100 fell slightly on Thursday, following mixed economic signals from China, France and the USA. The UK’s leading index closed down b 0.48 points, at 6,820.56, as mining shares boosted the index during a see-saw trading day. ... Read More

Possible Return to FTSE For 3i

20th May 2019

Private equity group 3i is preparing for a possible re-entry into the FTSE 100. The re-entry would be a major triumph for chief executive Simon Borrows, who took control of the group in May 2012. ... Read More

AstraZeneca Shares Slip After Pfizer Takeover Bid Fails

20th May 2019

The FTSE 100 gained slightly thanks to positive news from the Euro Zone, but shares in AstraZeneca slipped significantly after Pfizer pulled out of their takeover bid. AstraZeneca's US rival had been engaged in a long-running £69 billion takeover attempt of the UK-based pharmaceuticals company, but AstraZeneca had resisted the company's advances. ... Read More

What the FTSE 100 Rotation Means for Fund Managers

20th May 2019

Wealth managers are warning that active fund managers must take care to manage the challenge of rotation into FTSE 100 stocks, following several years of outperformance. The average active manager has, over the last five years, outperformed the FTSE 250 by a significant margin, but this may become difficult to sustain. ... Read More

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