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London close: Strength in Sterling puts a lid on stocks

London close: Strength in Sterling puts a lid on stocks

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks traded fairly flat on Wednesday as the pound popped higher on the back of stronger than expected retail sales data, even as traders waited on the US Federal Reserve's ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Domino's rallies on buyback; Metro hit by Macquarie note

FTSE 250 movers: Domino's rallies on buyback; Metro hit by Macquarie note

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was up 0.1% to 19,554.71 in afternoon trade on Wednesday. Shares in Domino's Pizza were looking tasty after the company announced a £15m share buyback to be comple... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Babcock gains on update but Diageo drops

FTSE 100 movers: Babcock gains on update but Diageo drops

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.2% to 7,260.51 in afternoon trade on Wednesday as the pound gained ground after encouraging retail sales data, with the FOMC statement due after after t... [more]

London midday: Stocks flatten out as pound pops up on retail sales, pre-Fed

London midday: Stocks flatten out as pound pops up on retail sales, pre-Fed

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks had pared gains to trade flat by midday as the pound popped higher on the back of stronger than expected retail sales data, though with thoughts still on the US Federa... [more]

London open: Stocks edge higher ahead of retail sales, Fed announcement

London open: Stocks edge higher ahead of retail sales, Fed announcement

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks edged tentatively higher in early trade on Wednesday as investors eyed the release of UK retail sales data and the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reser... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors eye Fed announcement

Wed, 20 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve. The FTSE 100 was expected to open uncha... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Food retailers rise on sales, GlaxoSmithKline softens

Tue, 19 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 was in the green on Tuesday afternoon, as the pound gave up early gains against the dollar. Kantar Worldpanel released data on the food retail industry showing sales ha... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Stagecoach speeds ahead as Ocado trips

Tue, 19 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 was up 0.42% to 19,519.67 in afternoon trade on Tuesday as the pound surrendered early gains in the morning, with transport firm Stagecoach Group leading the way. Stage... [more]

London midday: FTSE inches up as pound buffeted by Carney calls, Fed plans

Tue, 19 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks steadily edged higher as Tuesday wore on as the pound gave up early gains against the dollar. The FTSE 100 was up 0.34% to 7,277.85 just before midday, having fallen i... [more]

London close: FTSE higher on the day, investors wait for Fed statement

Tue, 19 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares finished higher on Tuesday as the pound gave up early gains against the dollar. The FTSE 100 was up 0.30% to 7,275.25, having fallen in early trade. A good day was had by al... [more]

London open: FTSE flat as pound cancels out positive mood

Tue, 19 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were flat on Tuesday morning as the pound rose against the dollar to counteract positive sentiment after further record highs were posted on Wall Street overnight. The... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks to dip as dollar wavers ahead of Fed decision

Tue, 19 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were expected to start slightly lower on Tuesday as the pound rebounded to counteract positive sentiment after new record highs were posted on Wall Street overnight. T... [more]

London close: Stocks bounce back as pound forfeits some gains

Mon, 18 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks finished higher as the pound lost ground even as Bank of England governor Mark Carney reiterated that a hike in Bank Rate might be in order in coming months. By the en... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Esure pops higher on stake sale talk, Petra loses its shine

Mon, 18 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was up 0.3% to 19,435.02 in afternoon trade on Monday. Insurer Esure rallied following a report that its founder, Sir Peter Wood, was looking to sell his stake in ... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: BAE Systems boosted by order news, Admiral gains on upgrade

Mon, 18 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.4% to 7,245.25 in afternoon trade on Monday. BAE Systems rallied after Qatar's defence minister signed a letter of intent to buy 24 Typhoon jets from the ... [more]

London midday: Stocks maintain gains as pound slips ahead of Carney speech

Mon, 18 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were holding on to gains by midday as the pound lost ground ahead of a speech by Bank of England governor Mark Carney. The FTSE 100 was up 0.4% to 7,241.65. Meanwhile,... [more]

London open: Stocks in the black but Hiscox bucks trend on Harvey estimates

Mon, 18 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Monday, taking their cue from a positive session in Asia. At 0825 BST, the FTSE 100 was up 0.5% to 7,253.01, while the pound was flat ag... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen higher on Asian cues

Mon, 18 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set to open higher on Monday, taking their cue from a positive session in Asia, with investors likely to be looking ahead to this week's Federal Reserve rate anno... [more]

London close: Another spike in Sterling weighs on the Footsie

Fri, 15 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed in the red on Friday, taking a turn for the worse as the pound shot to its highest level since the Brexit vote after hawkish comments from Bank of England polic... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Wetherspoons fizzes higher on results, JD up on JV

Fri, 15 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was down 0.8% to 19,365.78 in afternoon trade on Friday as investors digested the prospect of a rate rise sooner than expected. Pub operator JD Wetherspoon was the... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Next gains again but Carnival hit by downgrade

Fri, 15 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 1.1% to 7,216.19 in afternoon trade on Friday, dented by the pound, which shot up to its highest level since the Brexit vote after BoE policymaker Gertjan... [more]

London midday: Stocks take a leg lower as pound shoots up on rate hike expectations

Fri, 15 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were firmly in the red by midday, taking a turn for the worse as the pound shot to its highest level since the Brexit vote after hawkish comments from Bank of England ... [more]

London open: Stocks edge lower but Wetherspoons rallies on results

Fri, 15 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were lower in early trade on Friday, but losses were contained as investors reacted fairly calmly to news that North Korea had fired another ballistic missile over Jap... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen flat as investors mull North Korea missile launch

Fri, 15 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were called to open flat on Friday, with traders expected to react calmly after North Korea fired another ballistic missile over Japan. The FTSE 100 was expected to op... [more]

London close: FTSE down as pound surges, retailers offer little comfort

Thu, 14 September 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks extended earlier losses by Thursday's close as the pound shot higher after the Bank of England signalled that rates were set to rise faster than forecast. The FTSE 100... [more]