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FTSE 100 Climbs on Thursday

22nd July 2019

Following two consecutive days of losses, the FTSE 100 has finally started on its path back to an all time high. The UK’s top index rose by 0.2% of Thursday, partially recovering from a 0.5% loss earlier in the week. ... Read More

FTSE Enjoys Best Month in Seven

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 held steady on Friday, but posted its best performance in seven months, thanks to a three-week long rally that pushed the UK’s leading index close to an all-time closing high. ... Read More

Barrat Developments and St James’s Place Fighting for FTSE Spots

22nd July 2019

The wealth management company St James’s Place and homebuilder Barrat Developments are fighting for a spot on the FTSE 100 as the first quarterly review of 2014 draws closer. The reshuffle will occur after the close of trading on Wednesday. ... Read More

FTSE Recovers a Russia-Ukraine Tension Eases

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 staged a dramatic recovery on Tuesday, climbing by 115.4 points, or 1.7 percent, erasing the 1.5 percent loss that occurred on Monday because of tensions between Russia and the Ukraine. ... Read More

St James’s Place Set To Enter FTSE 100

22nd July 2019

St James’s Place is set to enter the FTSE 100 following the quarterly review of the index this week. A spokesperson for the London Stock Exchange told analysts that St Jame’s has comfortably made the requirements for entering the UK’s leading index. ... Read More

European Markets Stabilize After Ukraine Concerns

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 crept up by 13.1 points on Thursday, climbing to 6,788.5 points after a session which saw European markets gradually settle down after a week of uncertainty surrounding the Ukraine – Russia tensions. ... Read More

FTSE Slides Under Pressure From Miners

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 closed at a three-week low point on Friday, after a corporate bond default in China weighed heavily on mining stocks. China is the biggest basic materials consumer in the world, and any signs of instability in the country typically have a major impact on miners. ... Read More

Vodafone Slip Contributes to 3 Week FTSE Low

22nd July 2019

Monday saw the FTSE 100 slip to its lowest level in three weeks, dragged down by weakness in the mining sector and a significant fall in Vodafone’s share price. By the end of Monday’s trading session, the UK’s leading index had lost 0.4 percent, closing at 6,689.45. This is the lowest cosing level since February 14th, when the index sat at 6,663.62.The FTSE 100 has fallen below its 50 day simple moving average, a level which is often used to provide technical warning of further near-term weakness. ... Read More

FTSE Continues to Slip Following Chinese Jitters

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 continued its slide on Tuesday, as talk of a Chinese corporate bond default weight heavily on international markets and concerns surrounding tensions in the Ukraine continued to linger. ... Read More

Prudential Shares Boosted By Profits Jump

22nd July 2019

Insurance firm Prudential saw its share price increase significantly on Wednesday after the company reported a massive profits increase. The insurance giant reported a 17% increase in operating profits, which it attributed to strong market growth in the United States and a rapidly expanding middle class audience in emerging markets. ... Read More

Centrica Climbs as FTSE Slips

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 dropped to a five week low on Thursday, but Centrica successfully bucked the trend, adding 6.9p to its share price after an upbeat note from HSBC analysts. The note said that political risks for the British Gas owner were decreasing, and that the company’s plans to focus on investing in the US, rather than the UK, would benefit them. ... Read More

Morrisons Struggle Prompts Supermarket Selloff

22nd July 2019

The news that Morrisons had seen a 2.8 percent drop in like-for-like sales prompted investors to sell off shares in the company and other major UK supermarket chains last week. Investors became concerned that discount chains would continue to put a huge dent in the profits of the Big Four UK players. ... Read More

FTSE Boosted By Housebuilder Scheme

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 bounced back from its longest losing streak in two and a half years this Monday after the building sector was boosted by news of a government plan to inject more cash into a homebuilder’s scheme, in a bid to help first-time buyers in areas near London. ... Read More

FTSE Gains In Spite of Ukraine Fears

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 climbed slightly on Tuesday, in spite of continuing fears over the situation in the Ukraine. Investors shook off early fears about the likely content of a speech by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, after the speech turned out to be generally conillatory in tone. ... Read More

FTSE Slips After Budget News

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 slipped by 25.5 points following the Budget on Wednesday. The UK’s leading index was dragged down by insurance companies, who saw their share prices plummet after the news of a massive overhaul for pensions. ... Read More

FTSE Climbs as Resolution Recovers

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 climbed slightly after Resolution, one of the insurance companies hit hard by the annuities changes announced in the budget, saw its share price recover following a broker upgrade. ... Read More

FTSE Recovers But Insurers Continue to Struggle

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 recovered from a three week long losing streak, in spite of growing tensions between Russia and the Ukraine, as well as uncertainty about the economic situation in China and worries over the US Federal Reserve's plans for interest rate changes. ... Read More

Bookmakers Continue to Slide in FTSE

22nd July 2019

Bookmakers continued their share price slide, following George Osborne’s hard-hitting budget last week. Osborne raised the tax rate on fixed odds betting machines to 25%, from just 20% in the budget report, and this, followed by reports that the Premier League football fixtures for last week were bad news for betting companies, dragged shares down even further. ... Read More

SABMiller Boosted By Bid Talk

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 posted massive gains on Tuesday, in spite of ongoing concerns about the situation in the Ukraine. Among the biggest gainers of the day was SABMiller, who posted gains of 143p thanks to takeover speculation. ... Read More

Standard Life Leads FTSE 100 Higher

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 climbed by 5% as insurance companies led the FTSE 100 higher on Wednesday, with Standard Life amongst the biggest gainers of the day. Last week, the insurance sector was hit hard by bad news about annuities, but the mood has turned around this week, and the FTSE is finally coming out of its early slump. ... Read More

FTSE 100 May Miss Women in Boardroom Target

22nd July 2019

Official figures released earlier this week indicate that while the number of women in FTSE 100 boardrooms is increasing, progress is slow, and the target of 25% female representation, set by Lord Davies of Abersoch three years ago, may not be met by the 2015 deadline. ... Read More

Babcock Falls after Helicopter Deal

22nd July 2019

Babcock international was one of the biggest losers in the markets last week after the company announced a hefty acquisition, and made a call for cash to pay for it. Babcock will be paying £920 million, and taking on a further £705 million in debt to acquire Avincis, the helicopter services group. ... Read More

FTSE Closes Q1 In The Black

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 is heading into the end of Q1 in positive territory, albeit up only by five points. The first quarter of 2014 was rocky for the UK’s leading index, but a late March rally boosted the index, bringing it back from a serious slide. ... Read More

FTSE Hits Three Week High Following Manufacturing Data

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 has climbed to a three week high after positive manufacturing data from around the globe bolstered investor confidence. ... Read More

FTSE Climbs to Three Week High

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent on Wednesday, thanks to a strong performance by miners, whose share price was helped by strong US Data. Meanwhile, shares in Resolution and Pearson slipped after they went ex-divident. ... Read More

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