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London close: Stocks end session lower as Trump sworn in as US President

London close: Stocks end session lower as Trump sworn in as US President

Fri, 20 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 ended Friday's session a touch lower as traders awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th US President. The index closed down 0.14% to 7,198.44 points. The ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Synthomer surges on update; AA skids on Liberum note

FTSE 250 movers: Synthomer surges on update; AA skids on Liberum note

Fri, 20 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was down 0.3% to 18,162.95 in afternoon trade as investors on both sides of the pond looked to the inauguration of Donald Trump. Chemicals group Synthomer surged a... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Smurfit Kappa gains on price hike; supermarkets drop

FTSE 100 movers: Smurfit Kappa gains on price hike; supermarkets drop

Fri, 20 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.1% to 7,198.26 in afternoon trade as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump across the pond. Smurfit Kappa was the standout gainer after the... [more]

London midday: Stocks flat ahead of Trump's presidential inauguration

London midday: Stocks flat ahead of Trump's presidential inauguration

Fri, 20 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were flat on Friday as traders assessed UK retail sales and China trade data while looking ahead to the inauguration of Donald Trump later in the day. At 1159 GMT, the... [more]

Europe midday: Investors cautious ahead of Trump inauguration

Europe midday: Investors cautious ahead of Trump inauguration

Fri, 20 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - European stocks were little changed on Friday, as investors grew cautious ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration, with basic resources in the red following uninspiring Chinese growth ... [more]

London open: Stocks flat but miners drop on China data; Trump eyed

Fri, 20 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were little changed in early trade, although miners slumped on disappointing Chinese data, as investors looked to the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trum... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen touch higher as Trump inauguration eyed

Fri, 20 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were set to kick the session off just a touch higher on Friday, as investors look to the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump later in the day. The FTSE ... [more]

London close: FTSE falls as ECB's Draghi strikes dovish tone on inflation

Thu, 19 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 closed in the red as the pound strengthened and as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi struck a dovish tone on inflation. The index fell 0.54% to 7,208.44 poin... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Royal Mail and REITs retreat

Thu, 19 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 was dragged lower on Thursday by investor's disappointment in Royal Mail and a gloomy note on the real estate sector. Royal Mail was down over 5% in mid afternoon tradi... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Halfords speeds ahead; Tullow Oil slips

Thu, 19 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 index fell 0.53% to 18,215.93 in the late afternoon. Halfords surged on Thursday as it announced the payment of a special dividend following strong sales over the retai... [more]

London midday: FTSE falls ahead of ECB policy decision

Thu, 19 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 edged lower on Thursday as the pound strengthened and as investors looked ahead to the European Central Bank's latest policy decision. At 1202 GMT, the index fell 0.49%... [more]

London open: Stocks little changed as investors sift through trading updates

Thu, 19 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were little changed in early trade as investors sifted through a raft of trading statements ahead of the latest rate announcement from the European Central Bank. At... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen touch higher; ECB announcement eyed

Thu, 19 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were set for a slightly firmer open on Thursday as investors eyed the latest rate decision from the European Central Bank. The FTSE 100 was called to open eight poi... [more]

London close: FTSE gains as pound falls on hard Brexit plans

Wed, 18 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 closed higher on Wednesday as investors continued to digest the implications of a hard Brexit. The index finished the session up 0.38% to 7,247.61 points while the poun... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Burberry shines on update but Pearson tanks

Wed, 18 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.2% to 7,235.79 in afternoon trade, with updates from Burberry and Pearson in focus. Luxury retailer Burberry was the standout gainer after it reported 4% ... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks mixed as investors digest earnings, inflation data

Wed, 18 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - European stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors digested earnings from Pearson, ASML and Burberry and eurozone inflation data. At midday, the benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 index w... [more]

London open: Stocks nudge higher despite profit warnings; jobs data eyed

Wed, 18 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London edged higher in early trade despite a series of profit warnings, as investors looked to the release of some key jobs data. At 0830 GMT, the FTSE 100 was up 0.3% to ... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen higher after Tuesday's losses; jobs data eyed

Wed, 18 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were set for a firmer open on Wednesday following heavy losses in the previous session on the back of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech, with the pound lik... [more]

London close: FTSE falls as pound strengthens after Theresa May's Brexit speech

Tue, 17 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 closed in negative territory on Tuesday as the pound strengthened after Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the government's Brexit plans. The index fell 1.46% to 7,220... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Dechra rallies after update; miners retreat

Tue, 17 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was down 0.4% to 18,241.63 in afternoon trade as investors mulled over Prime Minister Theresa May's speech earlier on the government's Brexit plans, in which she c... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Rolls-Royce gains on settlement; Intertek slumps on downgrade

Tue, 17 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 1% to 7,257.84 in afternoon trade as investors digested Prime Minister Theresa May's speech outlining the plan for Brexit. Aerospace and defence group Rol... [more]

London midday: Stocks decline as Prime Minister makes Brexit speech

Tue, 17 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks dropped on Tuesday as traders fixated on a Brexit speech by Prime Minister Theresa May. At 1157 GMT FTSE 100 fell 0.39% to 7,298.44 points. Speaking in London, May sa... [more]

London open: Stocks edge lower ahead of May speech, inflation figures

Tue, 17 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London edged lower in early trade as investors eyed the release of UK inflation data and a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May on her plans for Brexit. At 0830 GMT, the F... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen lower ahead of May speech, inflation data

Tue, 17 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were set to open a little lower on Tuesday as investors eyed the release of UK inflation data and a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May on her plans for Brexit. Th... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Miners gain while Vodafone loses out

Mon, 16 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 index was down 0.18% at 7,324.70 at 1622 GMT in the late afternoon. Miners Anglo American, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Glencore were up after HSBC raised it price tar... [more]