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FTSE surges as US figures reassure

20th May 2019

The leading share index in the UK moved higher during the final session of the week as the jobless figures in the US moved to reassure investors that there is no major economic moves likely to be seen in the near future, By the close of trade on Friday, the FTSE 100 was higher by 1.20 per cent hitting 6411. ... Read More

Volatile markets push FTSE lower

20th May 2019

The leading share index in the UK moved downwards again on Monday as choppy trading conditions left the market in the red. By the close of the opening session of the week, the FTSE 100 was weaker, down by 0.18 per cent to close at 6400. ... Read More

Rising bond yields spark market sell-off

20th May 2019

The top share index in the UK nosedived on Tuesday after concerns about the global economy were triggered once more by a combination of a drop in commodity prices, a weak statement from the Bank of Japan and spiralling bond yields. By the close of trade, the FTSE was sharply lower, tumbling by 0.94 per cent to reach 6340. ... Read More

Greek drama sends FTSE to two month low

20th May 2019

The top share index in the UK was sent spiralling lower on Wednesday after events in Greece looked like they may be taking a turn for the worse. By the close of trade, the FTSE 100 reached the lowest finish recorded since 22nd April, dropping by 0.64 per cent to hit 6299. ... Read More

FTSE inches upwards as global concerns spark volatility

20th May 2019

The top share index in the UK edged very slightly higher despite ongoing instability in markets all over the globe. By the close of trade the FTSE 100 was up by 0.08 per cent, inching higher to reach 6304. ... Read More

FTSE climbs higher as markets await Fed Reserve

20th May 2019

The top share index in the UK ended the day in positive territory as investors kept their attention firmly fixed on the imminent Fed Reserve meeting. By the end of the first session of the week, the FTSE 100 reached 6330, following an intraday high of 6371. The closing price was a modest rise of 22 points. ... Read More

All pause in the FTSE ahead of key finance meeting

20th May 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

20th May 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

20th May 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

20th May 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

20th May 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

20th May 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

20th May 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

20th May 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

20th May 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?

20th May 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

20th May 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

20th May 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

20th May 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 Enjoys Another Good Week

20th May 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

20th May 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 100 Recovers Midweek

20th May 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

Google and Microsoft Troubles Drag Down FTSE 100

20th May 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

20th May 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

20th May 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

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