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London midday: ECB stimulus hopes lift stocks, but earnings reports mixed

London midday: ECB stimulus hopes lift stocks, but earnings reports mixed

Tue, 21 October 2014

Decent gains in the financial, energy and retail sectors helped the FTSE 100 rise strongly on Tuesday, despite some mixed blue-chip earnings and economic data from China. Also helping sentiment were r... [more]

London open: UK stocks flat on mixed earnings, Chinese data

London open: UK stocks flat on mixed earnings, Chinese data

Tue, 21 October 2014

UK stocks fluctuated in early deals on Tuesday as investors gave a mixed reaction to a wave of blue-chip corporate earnings. London's FTSE 100 index was just 0.1% higher at 6,275 within the opening ho... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE to register modest gains after strong US finish, weaker Chinese GDP

London pre-open: FTSE to register modest gains after strong US finish, weaker Chinese GDP

Tue, 21 October 2014

City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around seven points higher than Monday's close of 6,267.07. At 7.3%, Chinese third quarter GDP came in slightly above expectations, but this was lower than ... [more]

London close: Shares in the red on downbeat earnings, travel stocks rise

London close: Shares in the red on downbeat earnings, travel stocks rise

Mon, 20 October 2014

The London market tumbled back into negative territory on Monday after downbeat US earnings rekindled worries about the health of the global economy. Having finished on a positive note on Friday after... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Tesco rises on reports profit mis-guidance was limited

FTSE 100 movers: Tesco rises on reports profit mis-guidance was limited

Mon, 20 October 2014

Travel stocks were putting in a decent performance on Monday, following recent volatile trading amid the growing Ebola crisis. There was good news from several continents on the state of efforts to co... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Lonmin lifted by broker upgrade

Mon, 20 October 2014

An upgrade from Liberum Capital helped lift shares in Lonmin on Monday. The broker now recommends investors keep 'hold' of the mining stock. BBA Aviation also took off after announcing that its Signat... [more]

London midday: Oil stocks lead UK markets lower

Mon, 20 October 2014

Anyone hoping for a positive start to the week on the stock market following the recent volatility would have been disappointed on Monday as UK equities suffered more steep falls. London's FTSE 100 wa... [more]

London open: UK stocks decline as volatility continues

Mon, 20 October 2014

UK stocks declined on Monday morning on a quiet day for economic data, with investors still showing caution following a volatile week for markets last week. The FTSE 100 was trading 0.4% lower at 6,28... [more]

London pre-open: Volatile trading expected to continue ahead of Chinese GDP

Mon, 20 October 2014

UK stocks are expected to get Monday's session off to a positive start following a rally in the US on Friday, but analysts have warned last week's volatility may well run into this one. City sources p... [more]

London close: FTSE ends higher as markets rebound

Fri, 17 October 2014

The FTSE ended Friday's session on a positive note after a week of volatile and largely negative trading. The top tier index settled 114.38 points higher at 6,310.29, limiting the week's losses to 32.... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Oil stocks rise as Rolls-Royce falls into last place

Fri, 17 October 2014

Tullow Oil, Shell and a number of other oil companies were all trading in positive territory on Friday afternoon thanks to a continued rebound in crude prices. Fears about an oversupply of oil saw Wes... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Oil stocks gain momentum as crude prices rebound

Fri, 17 October 2014

A continued rebound in crude prices on Friday saw firms in the oil services sector rise after the price of the commodity collapsed over the past few weeks. Ophir and Enquest were both strong risers. F... [more]

London midday: Oil stocks boost markets as sentiment recovers, Rolls-Royce drops

Fri, 17 October 2014

UK stocks staged a partial recovery on Friday following a turnaround in sentiment on Wall Street, with oil producers leading the upside after a bounce in oil prices from their recent lows. The FTSE 10... [more]

London open: UK stocks attempt to rebound after recent falls

Fri, 17 October 2014

UK stock markets recovered slightly on Friday morning as investors looked for bargains in the aftermath of recent volatility, which sent equities to a 16-month low the previous session London's FTSE 1... [more]

London pre-open: UK stocks to open lower ahead of central bank speeches

Fri, 17 October 2014

Thanks to a weak performance from Japan and a mixed picture in the US overnight, London-listed stocks are expected to move lower once again at Friday's opening bell. City sources predict the FTSE 100 ... [more]

London close: Remarks from Fed officials help steady nervous investors

Thu, 16 October 2014

Thursday's session closed with modest losses as equities tried to recover from the previous day's spike in volatility, amid continuing concerns surrounding the financial stability of Greece and more b... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Shire leads downside after Abbvie calls on shareholders to abandon takeover bid

Thu, 16 October 2014

Shire, which dropped 22% on Wednesday after Abbvie said it was reconsidering its bid for the firm, was down by a further 8% after the US group advised shareholders vote against the takeover due to cha... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Bwin.party climbs after pleasing with Q3 results

Thu, 16 October 2014

Gaming giant Bwin.party rose after it reported a 2% rise in third quarter revenue to €148.7m as an increase in sports betting sales offset a fall in bingo, casino and poker. Sports betting revenu... [more]

London midday: FTSE 100 drops another 1.8% as sell-off resumes

Thu, 16 October 2014

In spite of an initial 'dead cat bounce' in early deals, London's FTSE 100 tanked again on Thursday morning with the index sinking to levels not seen since June 2013 The UK benchmark index was down 1.... [more]

Asia: Indices all down following Western jitters

Thu, 16 October 2014

Asian indices were a sea of red overnight, following the sharp falls registered in the US and Europe. Falls ranged from 2.2% in the Nikkei to near a six-month low, while the Kospi was down 0.4%, the... [more]

London open: Investors still shaken after 'flash crash' in US Treasury yields

Thu, 16 October 2014

UK stocks attempted to claw their way back on Thursday, though early gains were quickly trimmed as shaky investors continued to tread nervously after a 'flash-crash' in US Treasury yields in the previ... [more]

London pre-open: Small bounce expected on FTSE ahead of further data

Thu, 16 October 2014

London-listed stocks are expected to make a modest recovery following sharp losses in Wednesday's session. City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around 35 points higher than the previous close o... [more]

London close: Shire leads FTSE 2.83% lower

Wed, 15 October 2014

The FTSE tumbled 2.83% on Wednesday thanks to weak data, news of Abbvie's reconsideration of its bid for Shire and a slide in US stocks, particularly on the Dow Jones. After making fairly steady decli... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Shire shares dive after Abbvie reconsiders takeover plans

Wed, 15 October 2014

The share price of UK pharmaceutical group Shire collapsed on Wednesday after US drugmaker Abbvie said it was reconsidering its offer in light of the US Treasury's new rules regarding the takeover of ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: CSR leads on buy-out deal

Wed, 15 October 2014

CSR shares leapt after fellow chip designer Qualcomm announced it was buying out the company for 900p a share or £1.56bn - a 36% premium to Tuesday's closing price. Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TUI Travel 363.10 3.98 14:14
Hargreaves Lansdown 943.00 3.34 14:14
Tullow Oil 525.00 3.24 14:14
Ashtead Group 965.00 3.04 14:14
Old Mutual 177.90 3.01 14:14

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
ARM Holdings 804.00 -5.58 14:14
Reckitt Benckiser Group 5,015.00 -1.96 14:14
Whitbread 4,175.00 -1.25 14:14
GlaxoSmithKline 1,325.00 -1.05 14:14
Imperial Tobacco Group 2,526.00 -0.82 14:14