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London close: FTSE labours through Friday as sterling gains on underwhelming dollar

London close: FTSE labours through Friday as sterling gains on underwhelming dollar

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London laboured through Friday as sterling made gains against an underwhelming US dollar a day after PM Theresa May met with European leaders in Brussels. The FTSE 100 c... [more]

London close: FTSE scrapes along as PM takes her Brexit show to Brussels

London close: FTSE scrapes along as PM takes her Brexit show to Brussels

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE scraped along to a lower close as PM Theresa May looked took her Brexit and hung-parliament show to Brussels. May's hopes of boosting her bargaining power at the Brexit tab... [more]

Commodities: Crude gets a Thursday fillip higher, but downside risk remains

Commodities: Crude gets a Thursday fillip higher, but downside risk remains

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Prices of crude oil got a Thursday fillip higher as investors took some note of recent falls in US inventories, but nonetheless remain mindful of the black liquid's potential for fu... [more]

Sector movers: Diageo weighs on Beverages after costly takeover of Casamigos

Sector movers: Diageo weighs on Beverages after costly takeover of Casamigos

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Pharma and Industrial engineering shares are at the top of the leaderboard amid supportive news-flow and broker commentary. Shire was pacing gains in the former after the Dublin-bas... [more]

London close: Resources drag FTSE down as sterling fades after Carney's comments

London close: Resources drag FTSE down as sterling fades after Carney's comments

Tue, 20 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London finished lower on Tuesday amid hefty falls in the shares of mining and oil majors, as traders bashed sterling down after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said t... [more]

London close: FTSE rises as mining, oil majors gain; Brexit negotiations underway

Mon, 19 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks pressed ahead to a positive close as the UK began formal divorce talks with the European Union, and as the shares of multi-commodity miners and oil majors decided over... [more]

Sector movers: Miners pace gains as China eases restrictions on investment

Mon, 19 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - An unlikely combination of miners and grocers was pacing gains at the start of the week. Supporting the former, over the weekend China eased various restrictions on foreign invest... [more]

London close: Value hunters push FTSE higher as Tesco flops on Amazon concerns

Fri, 16 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London finished Friday on a positive note as investors went value hunting after yesterday's sell-off, but sterling gains on the dollar limited the upside. Tesco's shares... [more]

London close: More hawkish BoE sends sterling higher and pushes FTSE down

Thu, 15 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were diving amid a cruel sea of tumbling UK equities indices after the Bank of England held its benchmark interest rate but surprised with a more hawkish stance than e... [more]

London close: FTSE 100 drifts lower as sterling gets kicked higher by CPI inflation

Tue, 13 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks drifted through Tuesday with the FTSE 100 suffering as sterling got a boost from higher than expected UK consumer inflation in May, amid country's deep mire of politic... [more]

FX round-up: Sterling thrashed on political worries, ahead of Brexit talks

Mon, 12 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Sterling was soundly thrashed on Monday as faithless traders sold the British unit on political worries and ahead of Brexit talks beginning next week and central-bank rate calls by ... [more]

London close: FTSE losses limited by sterling softness

Mon, 12 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks finished lower against a backdrop of falling equities in the US and Europe, with a softer sterling helping limit some losses as investors continue to evaluate the new ... [more]

FX round-up: Sterling a ballot-box victim for second time in 12 months

Fri, 09 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - The polls suggested a hung parliament was a real possibility and PM Theresa May's snap election made it a reality. The ballot box victim -- for a second time in a little less than 1... [more]

London close: Blue chips higher after sterling flops on hung parliament

Fri, 09 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Blue-chip stocks campaigned to a higher close on Friday after PM Theresa May's Tories ended up with a humiliating hung parliament in their snap general election, causing sterling to... [more]

Commodities: Copper storms ahead on China demand, supply disruptions

Fri, 09 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Copper stormed into the limelight on UK election Friday with both the spot and three-month prices for the industrial favourite bursting higher amid rising demand out of China and wi... [more]

FX round-up: Sterling endures mixed election day amid market caution

Thu, 08 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Sterling had something of a mixed 'blockbuster' Thursday as the UK public turned out to vote in PM Theresa May's snap general election, which has seen caution blanket the market. At... [more]

London close: FTSE 100 heads south as UK votes on 'blockbuster' Thursday

Thu, 08 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 was weaker at the close as the UK voted in the snap election called by PM Theresa May, and traders worked their way through a full platter of US and European news on so... [more]

London close: FTSE retreats ahead of 'blockbuster Thursday' as oil, utility stocks ebb

Wed, 07 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London retreated to a lower close as falling oil, utility and pharmaceutical companies decided the outcome ahead of 'blockbuster Thursday' and the UK general election. On ... [more]

Commodities: Crude cliff dives on shock EIA stores build

Wed, 07 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Crude-oil futures cliff-dived lower on Wednesday afternoon as bears dumped the asset in wake of a shock build in US stockpiles, which added to existing concerns about Opec's output ... [more]

London close: FTSE drifts lower as investors sell risk for safety ahead of election

Tue, 06 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London drifted sideways and marginally lower for most of Tuesday as cautious investors sold risk in favour of safe-havens ahead of 'blockbuster' Thursday. At the close o... [more]

Sector movers: Defensives have the upper hand

Tue, 06 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Defensive issues paced gains as investors played it safe ahead of a raft of key risks events on Thursday, amid fresh geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and simmering concerns ... [more]

FX round-up: Sterling rises as election nears, poll noise ratchets up

Mon, 05 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Sterling was overall stronger on Monday as the UK general election nears and poll noise ratchets up on what the possible outcome of the ballot on Thursday might be. This was as a so... [more]

Sector movers: Oil company stocks, banks lead gains

Mon, 05 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - News that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrein severed diplomatic ties with Qatar at the weekend stoked gains in oil-related issues despite weakness in crude oi... [more]

London close: Commodity losses, weak US May jobs report cap gains

Fri, 02 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - After beginning on a chipper note, the FTSE 100 gradually lost its shine and slipped back towards its starting levels over the course of Friday trading, undermined by weak commodity... [more]

Sector movers: Cyclicals lead, but defensives close behind

Fri, 02 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares of carmakers and lenders were pacing gains in the market even as beverages and personal goods nipped at their heels as some investors sought out safe havens ahead of the elec... [more]