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Vodafone Boosts FTSE 100

16th June 2019

Gains for Vodafone helped to boost the FTSE 100, and offset some struggles in the mining sector. The FTSE 100 gained 0.1 percent during Monday's trading session, closing at 6,559.48. ... Read More

Tesco Under Fire for Price Increases

16th June 2019

Bruno Monteyne, a senior retail analyst working at Bernstein and a former executive at Tesco has criticised the supermarket giant for increasing its prices faster than any other grocer in the UK. Monteyne pointed out that prices for non-food items are higher than prices at John Lewis, a chain which is typically considered to be a higher end retailer. ... Read More

FTSE Shakes Off Taper Worries

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 has shaken off concerns about US Federal Reserve tapering, and staged an impressive rally. The index rose by 82.24 points, or 1.3 percent on Monday, closing at 6,522.2. This marks the biggest rise for the FTSE 100 since October 10th. ... Read More

FTSE Executives Showing Restraint Over Pay Figures

16th June 2019

According to the most recently posted pay figures for chief executives working at FTSE 350 companies, pay figures are gradually starting to normalize. After coming under fire for excessively high salaries in recent years, executives have started to show restraint, and opted for an average raise of just 2.6 percent during the 2012/2013 financial year. More than one quarter of FTSE 350 chief executives opted to take no increase at all in their base pay, and there were several CEOs that had chosen not to increase their base salary for two years in a row. ... Read More

Royal Mail Enters FTSE 100

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100's final reshuffle of the year took place yesterday, with Royal Mail being the most notable entrant into the market's top index. The company floated two months ago, and around 690,000 members of the public purchased shares in the company at 330p each. After floating, the company soared in value, and those early buyers are enjoying a 75 percent gain on their investment at today's prices. ... Read More

FTSE On Track For Best Performance Since 2009

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 is on track for its best performance since 2009, thanks in part to a pre-Christmas rally, which took the index into positive territory for the month of December. ... Read More

FTSE 100 Continues Long Winning Streak

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 enjoyed a rise for the sixth day in succession on Friday, as the fabled "Santa Rally" continued. ... Read More

FTSE Enjoys Biggest Yearly Rise Since 2009

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 posted its biggest annual rise since 2009 last year, closing the final session of 2013 up 14.4 percent on its starting point for the year. This 12 month gain was mirrored in other stock markets across the USA and Europe. ... Read More

FTSE Celebrates 30th Anniversary

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 celebrates its 30th Anniversary today, and it looks like it will be a jovial celebration, as forecasts suggest that this coming year will see the UK's leading index hit record highs. ... Read More

Thirty Years of Growth and Madness

16th June 2019

It's hard to believe, but the FTSE 100 is now 30 years old. The FTSE 100, an index of the top 100 shares on the London Stock Exchange, was created to give a better overview of the health of the markets than the old FT Index, which tracked just 30 blue-chip shares. The FT 30 was launched in 1935, and was dominant for almost 50 years before the FTSE 100 was launched on January 3rd 1984. On launch day, the index was set to a value of 1,000, and over the last three decades it has grown to almost seven times that value. ... Read More

Sainsburys and M&S Stuggle in FTSE

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 stayed flat on Monday, rising just 0.1 point over the course of the session. Marks and Spencer and Sainsbury both struggled, as investors expected to see poor retail results for the festive period. ... Read More

FTSE Climbs to One Week High

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 climbed by 0.5 percent on Tuesday, reaching a one-week high and offering some optimism at the beginning of the new year. The biggest gains came from financial stocks, as the index pushed against technical resistance levels, and managed to avoid being weighed down too significantly by stresses in the retail sector. ... Read More

FTSEs Top Bosses Have Already Earned Average Annual Wage

16th June 2019

The average FTSE 100 company CEO will have earned more money than a typical UK office worker by 9AM today. Top FTSE bosses earn as much as £1,100 per hour, and now, just a few days after the Christmas break has concluded, they will have exceeded the average UK office worker's salary of £26,500. ... Read More

Difficult Day for UK Retailers

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 slipped today after depressing updates from major UK retailers. By the end of the day the FTSE 100 was sitting at 6691.3, down 30.4 points. Similar falls occurred in Wall Street and in European indexes. ... Read More

FTSE 100 Gains In Spite of Global Setbacks

16th June 2019

The UK's leading index climbed slightly on Friday in spite of setbacks in both the USA and the UK. An unexpected slowdown in US jobs growth and poor fundamentals in the UK were not enough to bring down a generally optimistic mood. ... Read More

Banks Bolster FTSE 100

16th June 2019

A small rally in the banking sector helped the FTSE 100 to hold steady after a mixed day of trading on Monday. The FTSE 100 rose by 0.4 percent, as drugmakers and oil companies saw their shares fall, but bankers rallied on the back of relaxed leverage rules. ... Read More

FTSE Steady After Mixed Day of Trading

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 held steady near a two-month high, as a sell-off in financials was offset by some positive updates from the retail and healthcare sectors. ... Read More

FTSE Closes on Eight Month High

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 enjoyed a positive training session on Wednesday, closing up by 0.8 percent, at an eight month high of 6,819.86 points. This marks its highest closing level since May 2013. The index was helped by a World Bank upgrade and positive global economic sentiment. ... Read More

FTSE Holds Near 2013 Peak Thanks to Strong Miners

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 held strong close to its 2013 peak on Thursday, bolstered by strong gains from miners as well as optimism regarding the global economy. ... Read More

FTSE Nearing 14 Year High

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 is approaching a 14 year high point thanks to the publication of better-than-expected retail sales data for the month of December, which showed the best annual rise in more than nine years. ... Read More

Deutsche Bank's Losses Cause FTSE Jitters

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 held steady on Monday after surprise losses at Germany's Deutsche Bank caused investors to become nervous. The losses were seen as a bad omen for forthcoming results from UK lenders. ... Read More

FTSE Briefly Touches Eight Month High

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 briefly touched an eight-month high on Tuesday, before falling back slightly during Wall Street's trading session. The UK's leading index closed up by just a few points, bolstered by positive economic news from emerging markets. ... Read More

FTSE Steadies Amidst Earnings Concerns

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 stabilized down from 8-month highs on Wednesday, after strong jobs data gave rise to concerns over the possibility of interest rate hikes. Analysts also expressed concerns about weak earnings and overly-high valuations. ... Read More

FTSE Slips Following Weak U.S. Data

16th June 2019

The FTSE 100 suffered its biggest one-day fall of 2014 on Thurdsay, following disappointing U.S. economic data. The UK's leading index dropped by 53.05 points, or 0.8 percent, making Thursday the worst single trading day since December 12th. ... Read More

Susan Kilsby Becomes Head of Shire

16th June 2019

Susan Kilsby has just been appointed to the chairman position with drug company Shire, doubling the number of chairwomen in the FTSE. ... Read More

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