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London close: FTSE lower as 'Trump effect' wanes, Parliament attacked

London close: FTSE lower as "Trump effect" wanes, Parliament attacked

Wed, 22 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London ended Wednesday lower as market watchers mulled a waning of the so-called "Trump effect," with traders rightly distracted by a potential lone-wolf terror attack at ... [more]

London close: Surge in UK inflation sees sterling, FTSE lower with miners suffering

London close: Surge in UK inflation sees sterling, FTSE lower with miners suffering

Tue, 21 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London closed Tuesday convincingly lower as UK consumer inflation punched above 2% and market forecasts to send sterling lower amid dollar weakness, which served to underm... [more]

Sector movers: Miners hit as US dollar drops back to end-January lows

Sector movers: Miners hit as US dollar drops back to end-January lows

Tue, 21 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Steel-makers and miners bore the brunt of selling as the US dollar continued to weaken and Freeport resumed copper concentrate production at its Indonesia Grasberg mine. As of 1617 ... [more]

London close: FTSE 100 drifts higher as May sets Brexit start date

London close: FTSE 100 drifts higher as May sets Brexit start date

Mon, 20 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London spent the session drifting sideways even as Prime Minister Theresa May set 29 March as the day she would trigger Article 50 to begin Brexit talks to bid farewell ... [more]

Sector movers: Evraz gains, Big Oil slips

Sector movers: Evraz gains, Big Oil slips

Mon, 20 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Cyclicals were on the front-foot on Tuesday with shares in steel-maker Evraz pacing gains following an upgrade out of analysts at Citi. The analysts pointed to a jump in long steel ... [more]

London close: FTSE takes pause after week studded with volatility and caution

Fri, 17 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London spent Friday locked in sideways trade to finish marginally higher, relaxing at the end of a week studded with volatility and caution linked to interest rates, Brexi... [more]

London close: FTSE clings to minor resources-led gains ahead of Fed rate decision

Wed, 15 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in London clung to minor gains throughout Wednesday with traders around the globe expectantly waiting for the US Federal Reserve to issue an interest-rate lift at 18:00 GMT. ... [more]

Sector movers: Miners pace gains on positive analyst chatter

Wed, 15 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Steel-makers and miners were at the forefront of market gains with some traders referencing positive data on Chinese fixed asset investment the previous day as the catalyst. Helping... [more]

London close: FTSE marginally lower as Brexit-wary markets look to Fed, BoE

Tue, 14 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in London ended Tuesday marginally lower as the market takes a Brexit-wary stance ahead of Wednesday's US Federal Reserve interest-rate call, which is presently the centre of... [more]

Sector movers: Defensives pace gains ahead of Federal Reserve decision

Tue, 14 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Defensives edged higher as investors kept to the sidelines ahead of multiple key risk events the next day, including the US central bank's policy decision and the result of the Dutc... [more]

London close: FTSE rises on miners as Brexit, Fed, BoE and Scottish referendum figure

Mon, 13 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in London ended their tentative Monday session on a modestly positive note with rising metals prices helping the heavyweight mining sector and FTSE 100 higher. Factors contri... [more]

Sector movers: M&A boosts oilfield services, JP Morgan upgrades miners

Mon, 13 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stock in Amec Foster Wheeler pushed the oil equipment and services sector to the fore after agreeing to an all-share offer from rival Wood Group valued at £2.2bn. Strikingly, shares... [more]

London close: FTSE 100 rises amid BP bid speculation, BT's Openreach solution

Fri, 10 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London ended Friday higher with BP gaining on bid speculation and BT Group surging after it reached an Opeanreach solution with regulator Ofgem. At the end of trade, the F... [more]

Sector movers: BT, oil shares lead gains

Fri, 10 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - A motley mix of interest rate sensitive stocks and cyclicals paced gains at the end of the week. BT Group was at the top of the leaderboard after news it had reached a deal with Ofc... [more]

London close: Resources price slide hurts mining, oil majors as ECB stands pat

Thu, 09 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London ended Thursday lower with the shares of mining and oil heavyweights taking a beating as commodity prices headed south, and as European Central Bank (ECB) stood pat ... [more]

London close: Stocks end on mixed note after no-surprises Spring Budget

Wed, 08 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London ended Wednesday on a mixed note following a no-real-surprises Spring Budget from UK Chancellor Philip Hammond, with traders now looking ahead to the US Federal Rese... [more]

Sector movers: Lloyds, Barclays rise as US lenders jump past 2008 highs

Wed, 08 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Investors continued to pounce on shares of lenders, stoked by a much stronger-than-expected reading on the US jobs market. Private sector firms in the States added 298,000 people in... [more]

London close: FTSE loiters as traders look ahead to Budget, US rates

Tue, 07 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London loitered around their starting levels before ending Tuesday on a mixed note, with Paddy Power Betfair, Ashtead, Direct Line and Worldpay, among others, all under ... [more]

Sector movers: Electricity, Pharma lead falls on political risk

Tue, 07 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Defensive issues paced losses in London even as prices for Gilts staged an advance, pushing yields lower. Political risk was the common denominator. Typically lower yields reflect ... [more]

Sector movers: Miners hit by lower China growth plans, Acacia Mining pummelled

Mon, 06 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Steel makers and miners led a retreat at the start of the week after the People's Republic of China nudged its economic growth forecasts slightly lower over the weekend. In his work... [more]

Sector movers: Upbeat brokers push Oil Equipment & Services to the fore

Fri, 03 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Positive broker commentary on AMEC and Hunting pushed Oil Equipment & Services stocks to the fore. As regards the former, Canaccord Genuity reiterated its 'Buy' and 600.0p target on... [more]

London close: FTSE 100 ends week lower behind WPP as attentions turn to Yellen

Fri, 03 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in London ended the week on a negative note with a hefty fall in WPP advertising investors' displeasure with the out-looking statement accompanying the company's full-year re... [more]

London close: FTSE 100 ends little moved, taking pause at Mt Everest base camp

Thu, 02 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in London closed little moved Thursday after their record-busting run higher yesterday, with traders pausing for breath at a veritable Mt Everest base camp and digesting a bu... [more]

Sector movers: Cyclicals get Trump boost, but some economists wary

Wed, 01 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Cyclicals were again at the top of the leaderboard with US-exposed CRH leading the advance one more. The Dublin-based company's stock finished sharply higher, coming within just a w... [more]

London close: 'Trump effect' heaves FTSE to record closing highs as global equities surge

Wed, 01 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - London, Europe and US stock markets got a hefty heave higher Wednesday on the back of US President Donald Trump's $1trn infrastructure pledge to Congress last night, with the prospe... [more]