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London midday: UK stocks hit by Ebola worries, travel stocks fall

London midday: UK stocks hit by Ebola worries, travel stocks fall

Fri, 24 October 2014

UK stocks fell on Friday morning after the FTSE 100 hit its highest level in two weeks the previous session, with investors treading cautiously after another reported case of Ebola in the States. The ... [more]

London open: Ebola fears hit UK stocks after NY doctor tests positive for virus

London open: Ebola fears hit UK stocks after NY doctor tests positive for virus

Fri, 24 October 2014

UK stocks experienced some selling pressure on Friday morning after rising to their highest in two weeks, as renewed concerns about the spread of Ebola weighed on market sentiment. The FTSE 100 was do... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE to open lower ahead of German data, UK GDP

London pre-open: FTSE to open lower ahead of German data, UK GDP

Fri, 24 October 2014

Reports of a new case of Ebola in the States, together with upcoming EU bank stress test results and German consumer confidence figures, are all set to provide a drag on UK markets at Friday's opening... [more]

London close: Supermarket share slump limits market gains

London close: Supermarket share slump limits market gains

Thu, 23 October 2014

UK supermarkets held back London shares on Thursday after beleaguered Tesco reported lower first half profits and said the hole in its accounts was bigger than thought. Shares in Tesco led the FTSE 10... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Foxtons dives after issuing profit warning

FTSE 250 movers: Foxtons dives after issuing profit warning

Thu, 23 October 2014

Estate agency group Foxtons plunged after it delivered a profit warning after being hit by the slowdown in the UK property market. The company said that full-year operating profits would be "below the... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Tesco leads downside after profits slide

Thu, 23 October 2014

Tesco led the downside after its first-half trading profits fell 39.4% at constant exchange rates to £937m. Tesco's chairman Sir Richard Broadbent announced his own succession process had begun, as th... [more]

London midday: UK stocks decline after Tesco, Tullow and Unilever disappoint

Thu, 23 October 2014

Poorly-received updates from heavyweights Tesco, Tullow Oil and Unilever and a profit warning from Foxtons were weighing on UK markets on Thursday, though trading was choppy after some better-than-exp... [more]

London open: Tesco leads UK stocks lower as first-half profits drop

Thu, 23 October 2014

UK stocks fell sharply on Thursday morning, led by poorly-received updates from blue chips Tesco, Tullow Oil and Unilever and a profit warning from Foxtons. London's FTSE 100 index was down 0.7% at 6,... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE to open lower ahead of European data

Thu, 23 October 2014

UK stocks are expected to track declines seen in the US overnight, with City sources predicting the FTSE 100 will open around 45 points lower than Wednesday's close of 6,399.73. Data out overnight rev... [more]

London close: Markets up on positive company news

Wed, 22 October 2014

The London market closed in positive territory for the second time this week as traders weary of negative economic news took heart from upbeat corporate results. The FTSE 100 Index ended the session 2... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: GlaxoSmithKline leads risers after pleasing with Q3 results

Wed, 22 October 2014

Drug giant Glaxosmithkline (GSK) rose after the pharmaceutical giant said core operating profit fell by just 6% to £1.89bn, compared with the £1.71bn forecast. Figures out from AA Insurance lifted sha... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Car insurers accelerate after AA figures

Wed, 22 October 2014

Figures out from AA Insurance lifted shares in car insurers on Wednesday, prompting Esure to motor ahead to the top of the second tier leaderboard. The AA said that comprehensive rates had risen 2.8% ... [more]

London midday: UK stocks flat amid central-bank speculation

Wed, 22 October 2014

UK stocks were broadly flat on Wednesday morning after jumping to a one-week high the previous session, as investors reacted to ongoing central-bank speculation and digested mixed corporate earnings. ... [more]

Asia: Nikkei jumps on export boost as Abe advised to delay tax hike

Wed, 22 October 2014

Following the strong performance in the US and Europe, Japan's Nikkei and Hong Kong's Hang Seng were both strongly higher on Wednesday, though China's Shanghai composite was lower. Japanese exports ro... [more]

London open: UK stocks slip as investors await MPC minutes

Wed, 22 October 2014

UK stocks opened with small losses on Wednesday as investors paused for breath following a surge the previous session. The FTSE 100 was trading 0.2% lower at 6,360 in early deals. London's benchmark ... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE to track gains in Asia ahead of BoE minutes

Wed, 22 October 2014

UK stocks are set to continue higher in Wednesday's session following a strong performance in Asia overnight, thanks in part to positive data out from Japan and Australia. City sources predict the FTS... [more]

London close: Upbeat global economic data lifts London markets

Tue, 21 October 2014

Reports that the ECB might expand its programme of asset purchases to include corporate bonds helped London traders to shrug off dismal UK borrowing figures on Tuesday. The FTSE 100 Index closed 105.... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Travel stocks fly higher

Tue, 21 October 2014

Travel stocks were once again in positive territory as the sector recovered from a recent poor performance amid mounting concerns about the Ebola crisis. A report from Reuters claiming the European Ce... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Retail stocks lead rise as footfall decline slows

Tue, 21 October 2014

Retail stocks were putting in a strong performance on Tuesday after data from BRC-Springboard showed the decline in UK retail footfall eased to 0.9% in September from a 1.1% drop in August. Stocks suc... [more]

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

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

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

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

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]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Shire Plc 4,050.00 3.98 16:48
Vodafone Group 200.50 1.85 16:48
Standard Chartered 1,115.00 1.46 16:48
Old Mutual 184.70 0.65 16:40
3i Group 379.90 0.64 16:46

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Pearson 1,139.00 -2.57 16:48
Anglo American 1,306.50 -2.50 16:36
G4S 251.00 -2.41 16:40
Tullow Oil 494.60 -2.16 16:40
BHP Billiton 1,624.50 -2.05 16:48