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London close: Stocks slide as US presidential debate and OPEC meeting eyed

London close: Stocks slide as US presidential debate and OPEC meeting eyed

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks tumbled on Monday on jitters ahead of the first US presidential debate and an OPEC meeting. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will come face-to-face at the US president... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: UDG healthcare gains but housebuilders retreat on BBA data

FTSE 250 movers: UDG healthcare gains but housebuilders retreat on BBA data

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 index was down 1.2% to 17,716.09 in afternoon trade. Housebuilders were under the cosh after data from the British Banking Association showed loans for house pur... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Carnival on the rise after Q3, but Lloyds drops on downgrade

FTSE 100 movers: Carnival on the rise after Q3, but Lloyds drops on downgrade

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 1.3% to 6,818.58 in afternoon trade. InterContinental Hotels fell after Morgan Stanley downgraded its shares to 'underweight' from 'equalweight' due to th... [more]

London midday: Stocks fall ahead of OPEC meeting, Trump and Clinton debate

London midday: Stocks fall ahead of OPEC meeting, Trump and Clinton debate

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks declined on Monday as investors awaited an OPEC meeting in Algeria and a debate later in the day between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Oil prices rose after Algeri... [more]

London open: Stocks in the red as investors eye OPEC

London open: Stocks in the red as investors eye OPEC

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were weaker at the open, taking their cue from a downbeat session in Asia as investors looked ahead to this week's OPEC meeting in Algeria and a debate later in the... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen weaker as OPEC, US election eyed

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were expected to open on the back foot as investors looked ahead to this week's OPEC meeting in Algeria and a debate later in the day between Hillary Clinton and Do... [more]

London close: Stocks end slightly lower amid oil price volatility

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Stocks ended marginally lower on Friday, but well off their lows of the session, as investors booked profits following a four-day rally. This week has been largely underpinned by th... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Sports Direct rallies while Indivior sinks

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 was in the red on Friday afternoon, as investors booked profits following a four-day rally. Retailer Sports Direct was leading the risers, after it announced that Mike ... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Polymetal slumps on stake sale but Anglo gains

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 index was flat at 6,910.93 in afternoon trade. Shares in Polymetal International tanked after two investors said they would sell shares in the miner. Shareholders... [more]

London midday: Stocks fall as investors book profits

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 declined on Friday as investors booked profits following a four-day rally. This week has been largely underpinned by the Bank of Japan and Federal Reserve's policy deci... [more]

London open: Stocks slip as investors book some profits

Fri, 23 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were a little weaker in early trade as investors booked some profits following the previous session's Fed-inspired rally. At 0820 BST, the FTSE 100 was down 0.3% to... [more]

London close: Mining stocks lead equities higher after FOMC rate decision

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed higher on Thursday, with mining shares leading the gains, as the dollar weakened on the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates unchanged. The Federal... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Miners gain but Countrywide slumps on Zoopla stake sale

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 index was up 0.3% to 17,995.31 in afternoon trade as investors mulled the Federal Reserve's decision to leaves rates on hold and signs a hike was coming by the end... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Miners gain on dollar weakness; Pearson drops on downgrade

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 index was up 1.4% to 6,928.33 in afternoon trade as investors digested the Federal Reserve's decision to keep rates on hold and signals a hike was likely by the en... [more]

London midday: Equities rise after Fed keeps interest rates unchanged

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK equities advanced on Thursday after the Federal Reserve decided to keep interest rates unchanged and cut the number of rate increases they expect this year from one to two. The F... [more]

London open: Stocks gain as Fed stands pat

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London rose in early trade, taking their cue from positive sessions in the US and Asia after the Federal Reserve stood pat on rates but suggested a hike would come later t... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen higher as Fed stands pat

Thu, 22 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were expected to open higher on Thursday, taking their cue from positive sessions in the US and Asia after the Federal Reserve stood pat on rates but suggested a hi... [more]

London close: Stocks rise ahead of Fed's policy announcement

Wed, 21 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks finished in the green on Wednesday as traders digested the Bank of Japan's policy decision and looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's interest rate announcement. Japan'... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Evraz adds steel, Mitie's mighty fall to 2009 low

Wed, 21 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 index on Wednesday recouped its losses from this and last week, led by further gains for miners. Top of the mid-cap list was miner and steel maker Evraz. Analyst Mike ... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: It's all about the broker notes

Wed, 21 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.1% to 6,839.33 in afternoon trade, with broker notes dominating the movers. Barclays was the standout gainer after HSBC upgraded the stock to 'buy' from '... [more]

London midday: Stocks gain as investors weigh BoJ policy, eye Fed

Wed, 21 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks rose on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan altered its stimulus programme to spur growth. The BoJ kept its negative interest rate of -0.1% and its quantitative easing p... [more]

London open: Stocks edge higher after BoJ, ahead of Fed

Wed, 21 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London edged higher in early trade after the Bank of Japan stood pat on rates but tweaked its policy framework, as investors looked ahead to a policy announcement from the... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen touch higher ahead of Fed

Wed, 21 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were expected to open just a touch higher as investors looked ahead to a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve, after the Bank of Japan stood pat. The FTSE 1... [more]

London close: Stocks rise as traders eye Fed and BoJ policy announcements

Tue, 20 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks finished the session higher on Tuesday as investors braced for policy announcements from the Bank of Japan and the Federal Reserve. The US central bank is widely expec... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: GVC Holdings rallies but Regus slides on placing

Tue, 20 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was up 0.2% to 17,932.31 in afternoon trade. GVC Holdings was the standout gainer after the online gaming and gambling group said it was confident of achieving a... [more]