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FTSE heads higher as hopes for China interest rate cut rise

22nd July 2019

The leading share index in the UK moved higher on Tuesday as optimism increased over a potential interest rate cut in China. By the close of the session the FTSE was higher by 0.69 per cent, reaching 6374. ... Read More

All pause in the FTSE ahead of key finance meeting

22nd July 2019

The top share index in the UK went on freeze as the session progressed as all eyes swivelled to the US ahead of this evening's key announcement from the Federal Reserve. By the close of trade, the FTSE was in negative territory, down by 25.39 points to reach 6348. ... Read More

FTSE nosedives over unexpected Fed Reserve announcement

22nd July 2019

The top share index in the UK plunged sharply on Thursday as news that the Federal Reserve in the US will start to taper off its asset purchase programme hit investors. By the close of the session, the FTSE 100 had plummeted to levels not seen in six months, shedding 2.98 per cent to reach 6160. ... Read More

FTSE in end of week slump as US concerns dominate

22nd July 2019

The leading share index in the UK was lower again on Friday, marking the fifth successive week of losses, primarily triggered by concerns over Federal Reserve policy in the US. By the close of the final session of the week, the FTSE 100 was down by 43.3 points, reaching 6116. ... Read More

FTSE slumps to 2013 low

22nd July 2019

The leading share index in the UK dropped once again on Monday as the ongoing problems in the US and China continued to dominate sentiment in the market. By the close of the first session of the week, the FTSE 100 had plunged by 1.4 per cent, a drop of 87 points, reaching 6029. ... Read More

Robust Manufacturing Data Bolsters Industrial Firms

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 rose on Monday after investors responded to positive manufacturing data, which bolstered the industrial sector. Among the biggest gainers were Travis Perkins, who gained 2.1 percent, BAE Systems, who gained 1.8 percent and Rolls Royce, who went up 0.6 percent. ... Read More

EasyJet's Rising Share Price Hides Long Standing Troubles

22nd July 2019

EasyJet's share price may have reached a record high, however underneath those climbing share prices and a strong FTSE 100 position, there are some persistent troubles. The firm is currently stuck in a standoff with its founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou. ... Read More

Tullow Oil Tops FTSE 100 Gainers

22nd July 2019

Tullow Oil rose to the top of the FTSE 100 risers on Monday, in expectation of a positive trading update on Wednesday. ... Read More

FTSE Falls Thanks to Weak China Data

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 fell again on Wednesday, thanks to poor performance in the construction and mining sector and weak Chinese data. ... Read More

EasyJet Up After Announcing Passenger Figure Increase

22nd July 2019

Popular low-cost carrier easyJet gained 1.9 percent on Thursday after announcing its passenger figures for June. The airline saw a substantial increase in the number of passengers that it carried and this boosted its value, which was good news for the company after a troubled week which saw it arguing publicly with its founder, Stelios. ... Read More

Could the FTSE Break 7,000 This Year?

22nd July 2019

It has been a rocky couple of months for the FTSE 100. Earlier this year, the FTSE 100 reached the lofty heights of 6,840, only to fall to below 6,100 within just one month. The volatility of the market is enough to scare even the most seasoned of investors and you could be forgiven for feeling as though the market was in a permanent downtrend after the difficulties in the Euro-zone over the last few months. ... Read More

Banks Lead The Way in FTSE Growth

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 has climbed back to its highest level in a month, with big banks leading the growth on Monday. ... Read More

RBS Gains as FTSE Rises on Tuesday

22nd July 2019

The Royal Bank of Scotland enjoyed a second boost on Tuesday, as the FTSE 100 rose for the second day running. ... Read More

FTSE Falls Thanks to Weak Chinese Data

22nd July 2019

The FTSE fell by 20.46 points on Wednesday morning thanks to weak Chinese trade data, ending the up-trend that the index had enjoyed at the start of the week. Analysts expect that this is a temporary fall and are hopeful for a recovery before the end of the month. ... Read More

FTSE Climbs After Bernanke Issues Reassurance on Bonds Programme

22nd July 2019

The FTSE climbed by 71.52 points on Thursday, closing at 6576.48 after Ben Bernanke issued a statement saying that the US Federal Reserve's bond buying program was not due to come to an end any time soon. ... Read More

FTSE Enjoys Another Good Week

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 enjoyed another week of positive trading, finishing at 6544.94 at the end of the week. Reckitt Benckiser enjoyed the dubious honour of being the biggest faller in the FTSE 100 on Friday. ... Read More

FTSE Closes On Six Week High

22nd July 2019

At the end of Monday's trading session the FTSE closed on a six week high, with banks being the biggest gainers of the day. Chinese growth figures turned out to be as expected, which set a positive mood for the day's trading. ... Read More

FTSE Falls Ahead of Bernanke Testimony

22nd July 2019

After a strong performance last week and at the beginning of this week, the FTSE 100 fell slightly on Tuesday, as the markets collectively held their breath waiting for US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to speak in Congress. ... Read More

FTSE 100 Recovers Midweek

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 showed signs of recovery on Wednesday, trading positively after the Bank of America reported an increase in profits for the second quarter. ... Read More

FTSE Breaks 6,600 On Improved US Sentiment

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 closed at an eight week high point on Thursday after renewed demand from investors whose confidence in the markets was bolstered by Ben Bernanke's comments about maintaining the US bond buying program. ... Read More

Google and Microsoft Troubles Drag Down FTSE 100

22nd July 2019

After a week of optimism, the FTSE 100 fell again on Friday, closing at 6603.31, a decrease of 31.05 points after disappointing news from both Microsoft and Google. ... Read More

GlaxoSmithKline Admits Employees Broke The Law In China

22nd July 2019

The head of emerging markets at GlaxoSmithKline, Abbas Hussain, has issued a statement admitting that employees had acted in breach of Chinese Law and stating that the company will review the way it operated in China, amidst a corruption and bribery scandal. ... Read More

FTSE Reaches Seven Week High

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 briefly reached a seven-week high on Tuesday, thanks to a positive trading update from Sage and reassuring economic news from China. ... Read More

British Holidaymakers Bolster EasyJet on FTSE

22nd July 2019

Shares in both EasyJet and Ryanair rose on Wednesday after a profits notice from EasyJet put an end to concerns that Brits might opt for stayactions this summer. ... Read More

Capita Falls After Profits Concerns

22nd July 2019

The FTSE 100 has reached the end of its rally thanks to concerns about poor Chinese economic growth. One of the biggest losers was Capita, who posted lower than hoped profits for the first half of the year. ... Read More

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