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London close: Hopes of Chinese and European economic stimulus lift stocks

London close: Hopes of Chinese and European economic stimulus lift stocks

Fri, 21 November 2014

A surprise cut in Chinese interest rates and hints about quantitative easing in Europe put London traders in a bullish mood on Friday. The People's Bank of China cheered markets by reducing its one-ye... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Miners jump as China cuts interest rates, oil stocks rise

FTSE 100 movers: Miners jump as China cuts interest rates, oil stocks rise

Fri, 21 November 2014

Mining stocks were dominating the risers list on the FTSE 100 on Friday after China's central bank surprised with an interest-rate cut in an effort to boost growth, raising hopes that the top metals c... [more]

London midday: UK stocks surge on PBoC stimulus, ECB hopes

London midday: UK stocks surge on PBoC stimulus, ECB hopes

Fri, 21 November 2014

UK stocks jumped on Friday as resources shares raced ahead after China's central bank surprised the market with its first interest-rate cut in two years in an effort to boost growth. After falling for... [more]

Citigroup to be ousted from ECB FX Group

Citigroup to be ousted from ECB FX Group

Fri, 21 November 2014

Citigroup was expelled from the foreign-exchange market liaison group of the European Central Bank (ECB) after the bank was fined for rigging currency exchange rates. Citigroup was ejected from the pa... [more]

London open: Oil and mining stocks push FTSE higher early on

London open: Oil and mining stocks push FTSE higher early on

Fri, 21 November 2014

The UK stock market rebounded on Friday morning after two days of declines, as mining shares recovered after recent losses. Concerns about slumping iron-ore prices - currently trading at five-year low... [more]

London pre-open: UK stocks to edge higher after record finish on Wall Street

Fri, 21 November 2014

UK stocks are expected to open in positive territory on Friday following two days of losses, tracking gains on Wall Street as indices set new record highs. City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open ... [more]

London close: Stocks take hit from downbeat Eurozone data

Thu, 20 November 2014

London shares took a knock from downbeat Eurozone manufacturing and services data and economic woe in China on Thursday. The FTSE 100 Index closed 17.53 points adrift at 6679.07 after data showed euro... [more]

FTSE 250 Movers: Miners hit by Chinese data, Inmarsat boosted by new partnership

Thu, 20 November 2014

Kaz Minerals' shares plummeted alongside other mining companies Ferrexpo, Lonmin, Vedanta, Evraz Hochschild Mining who took a hit following the release of unfavourable Chinese manufacturing data early... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Miners hit by weak data, but Babcock and Johnson Matthey jump

Thu, 20 November 2014

Mining stocks were suffering steep losses on Thursday as a wave of disappointing economic data prompted investors to scale back their appetite for risk. Figures from top metals consumer China in parti... [more]

London midday: UK stocks fall as global PMI data dampens sentiment

Thu, 20 November 2014

The UK stock market slumped on Thursday as a wave of disappointing economic data and speculation about a looming interest-rate hike in the States prompted investors to tread cautiously. London's FTSE ... [more]

London open: Manufacturing PMIs, FOMC minutes push UK stocks lower

Thu, 20 November 2014

Weak economic data from China and the Eurozone and a hawkish set of Federal Reserve minutes pushed UK stock markets lower on Thursday morning. The FTSE 100 in London was trading down 0.3% at 6,675 in ... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks set to slip after FOMC minutes

Thu, 20 November 2014

UK stocks are expected to fall slightly on Thursday morning as investors react to the latest set of minutes from a policy meeting at the Federal Reserve. City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open ar... [more]

London close: Shares post losses after Royal Mail results

Wed, 19 November 2014

Royal Mail was among heavyweights leading London shares lower on Wednesday after the former state-owned postal operator warned that rival Amazon's own delivery service could more than halve the growth... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Royal Mail dives after admitting parcels business remains challenging

Wed, 19 November 2014

Shares in Royal Mail dropped sharply after the firm warned that its key parcels market remained challenging. Revenue in the six months to 28 September rose 2% to £4.5bn, but underlying pre-tax profit ... [more]

London midday: Stocks slip amid monetary policy speculation, Royal Mail sinks

Wed, 19 November 2014

UK stocks slipped on Wednesday after three days of gains sent the FTSE 100 to its highest in nearly two months, as investors paused for breath and digested minutes from the Bank of England's latest po... [more]

London open: Royal Mail, Intertek and pub stocks lead UK markets lower

Wed, 19 November 2014

UK stocks pulled back from their highest level in nearly two months on Wednesday, as investors treaded cautiously ahead of the minutes of the latest Bank of England (BoE) and Federal Reserve meetings.... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE to edge higher ahead of BoE, Fed announcements

Wed, 19 November 2014

A very modest rise is predicted for the UK's top tier index at Wednesday's opening bell, helped by a strong finish in the US and ahead of the minutes from the latest Bank of England (BoE) meeting and ... [more]

London close: Upbeat company and economic news buoys stocks

Tue, 18 November 2014

London shares closed comfortably in positive territory on Tuesday on upbeat economic news and strong corporate results. The FTSE 100 Index closed 37.16 points ahead at 6709.13 as UK house prices reach... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Tullow Oil lifted by Liberum comments

Tue, 18 November 2014

Tullow Oil's share price was rising strongly on Tuesday, supported by a 'buy' call from Liberum, which downplayed the recent sell-off in the shares. The broker said that results from two "basin-openin... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Miners lead the way as gold prices rise

Tue, 18 November 2014

Aircraft maintenance group BBA Aviation claimed trading was in line with management's expectations in their third-quarter report, but continued to experience pricing pressure in certain markets, promp... [more]

London midday: Stocks rise on upbeat news out of Japan, Europe

Tue, 18 November 2014

London's FTSE 100 was rising for the fourth straight day on Tuesday, with investors reacting to a mid-morning announcement of 'snap elections' in Japan. That is expected to strengthen Prime Minister S... [more]

London open: UK stocks rise as weak Asian data prompts stimulus hopes

Tue, 18 November 2014

London's FTSE 100 was rising for the fourth straight day on Tuesday as a string of disappointing economic data from Asia prompted calls for stimulus. The FTSE 100 was up 0.2% at 6,686 in early deals. ... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE to rise despite further weak data out from China

Tue, 18 November 2014

London's blue chips are expected to open on a positive note, despite further weak data out from China overnight. City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around 15 points higher than Monday's close... [more]

London close: Markets gain as ECB money-printing talk cheers traders

Mon, 17 November 2014

The London market moved higher on Monday as the prospect of a boost for the European economy helped make up for dismal economic news from Japan. The FTSE 100 Index gained 17.6 points to 6671.97 after ... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Broker comment provides drag

Mon, 17 November 2014

Standard Chartered dropped into the red after Canaccord Genuity reiterated its 'sell' rating and lowered its target price to 850p from 1,000p. Tesco declined after Goldman Sachs stuck with its 'sell' ... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Anglo American 1,380.00 6.69 17:07
Rio Tinto 3,042.00 6.18 17:13
Tullow Oil 505.00 5.80 17:02
Fresnillo 763.50 5.31 16:46
BHP Billiton 1,662.00 5.02 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Imperial Tobacco Group 2,885.00 -1.33 17:11
TUI Travel 423.40 -0.87 17:00
Carnival 2,617.00 -0.80 17:08
easyJet 1,553.00 -0.77 17:07
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 377.70 -0.76 17:08