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London close: FTSE 100 jabs higher as retail rebounds, sterling weakens

London close: FTSE 100 jabs higher as retail rebounds, sterling weakens

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London went for a jog higher on Monday, helped mostly by rebounding retail stocks and sterling weakness, the latter on the back of UK political turmoil surrounding the e... [more]

Sector movers: Defensives and consumer staples lead gains

Sector movers: Defensives and consumer staples lead gains

Mon, 22 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Defensives and consumer staples paced gains at the start of the week, continuing with the trend which had been in place in recent weeks and months. Mobile Telecomunications was one ... [more]

London close: FTSE ties on positive resources-led Friday

London close: FTSE ties on positive resources-led Friday

Fri, 19 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London tied on a positive Friday performance thanks to gains in resources behemoths and after better-than-expected UK manufacturing data, continuing its rebound after the ... [more]

Sector movers: Construction and A&D lead losses on US political news

Sector movers: Construction and A&D lead losses on US political news

Wed, 17 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Losses for Construction and Aerospace&Defence issues dragged the market lower amid an increasingly raucous dust-up on Capitol Hill. The common denominator was fears that fresh alleg... [more]

London close: FTSE barges higher after CPI, with consumer goods, miners leading

London close: FTSE barges higher after CPI, with consumer goods, miners leading

Tue, 16 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London barged higher in the aftermath of an unanticipated rise in UK inflation, with consumer-sector and mining equities prominent at the top end of the blue-chip ladder. ... [more]

Sector movers: Defensives lead gains, HL drops on Guardian report

Tue, 16 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Mobile telecoms and consumer staples paced gains in the market on Tuesday, with shares of Vodafone spearheading gains after promising shareholders it was set to generate considerabl... [more]

Sector movers: Saudi pledge boosts oil majors, Rolls Royce set to stall

Mon, 15 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - A pledge by Saudi Arabia and Russia to do "whatever it takes" to cut global oil stockpiles back down to size boosted oil firms' share prices. Speaking in Beijing, Saudi energy minis... [more]

London close: FTSE 100 sets fresh record high

Fri, 12 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks lumbered through a dull Friday with blue chips again benefiting from a period of sterling weakness during the session. Sterling was down firmly on the euro, and had sp... [more]

Sector movers: Poor results, broker talk send telecoms and general retailers lower

Thu, 11 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Poor results sent shares in BT and Mondi straight to the bottom of the pile, weighing on fixed line telecoms and Forestry&Paper. BT said that following January's profit warning over... [more]

London close: FTSE gains on mining, oil stocks ahead of BoE on Thursday

Wed, 10 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London pushed higher with mining and oil heavyweights pacing gains, seemingly ignoring low-level sterling strength on the dollar and ahead of Thursday's much-anticipated... [more]

London close: FTSE jogs higher on miners as political risk jitters fade

Tue, 09 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London went for a jog higher on Tuesday thanks to gains in mining stocks and a subdued sterling, as jitters about political risk fade for the time being. The FTSE 100 en... [more]

Sector movers: Miners track bounce in base metals, Cobham drags on Aerospace

Tue, 09 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Miners are seeing some follow-through buying on Tuesday, following a bounce during the previous session, thanks to overnight gains in the price of copper and other base metals such ... [more]

London close: FTSE indifferent as investors look ahead to BoE, UK inflation

Mon, 08 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks produced a largely indifferent but marginally higher Monday performance after centrist Emmanuel Macron nabbed France's presidency over the weekend, with traders alread... [more]

Sector movers: Miners dragged lower by another sharp fall in copper, base metals

Mon, 08 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Weaker than expected Chinese foreign trade numbers for the month of April and widespread weakness overnight in commodity prices saw miners buried under a pile of sell orders again. ... [more]

Sector movers: Miners bounce on position squaring, Rolls Royce wanted

Fri, 05 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Mining stocks bounced back at the end of the week despite another move lower for iron ore prices. However, COMEX-traded July 2017 copper was on the up after another brusing week, bo... [more]

London close: Falling resources, rising sterling, ex-dividends dampen FTSE

Thu, 04 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London were held back by big falls among miners as metals prices dropped, and also by a stronger sterling in the aftermath of better than expected UK services data. A st... [more]

Sector movers: Miners caught in copper price downdraft

Wed, 03 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Another leg lower for copper prices amid recent 'market chatter' of a weakening outlook for China's economy sent miners to the bottom of the pile. Especially interesting was recent ... [more]

Sector movers: Miners caught in copper price downdraft

Wed, 03 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Another leg lower for copper prices amid recent 'market chatter' of a weakening outlook for China's economy sent miners to the bottom of the pile. Especially interesting was recent ... [more]

Sector movers: Soft Chinese data weighs on miners, oil service stocks lower

Tue, 02 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Soft data out of China's manufacturing sector weighed on the price of copper, sparking further selling across the mining sector. Caixin's manufacturing sector purchasing managers' i... [more]

London close: FTSE gains despite sterling's strength on manufacturing data

Tue, 02 May 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London held out for a positive close as sterling made mild gains on the dollar and with the market looking ahead to the US Federal Reserve's interest-rate decision tomor... [more]

Sector movers: Industrial Metals and Mining stocks lead gains

Fri, 28 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Industrial metals and mining stocks paced gains in the last session of the week on reports of falling copper and zinc stockpiles in Shanghai, amid speculation demand for steel might... [more]

Sector movers: Oil majors act as drag on market as Brent futures slip

Thu, 27 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Oil stocks and Cyclicals weighed on the market as news flowed in that Libya's main oilfield, Sharara, with a production capacity of 300,000 barrels a day, had come back online after... [more]

London close: FTSE higher ahead of Trump's tax reform unveiling

Wed, 26 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London ended Wednesday on a positive note ahead of US President Donald Trump's big unveiling of his much-anticipated tax reform proposals. The White House has mooted a var... [more]

Sector movers: Cyclicals, oil service stocks top leaderboard

Wed, 26 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Cyclicals outperformed defensive issues again as equity strategists had been predicting in the wake of the French election results and in anticipation of the White House's tax cut p... [more]

London close: FTSE consolidates Macron gains as gaze turns to US tax reforms

Tue, 25 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London spent Tuesday consolidating their gains after Monday's sprint higher on the outcome of the first round of voting in France's presidential election, with traders now... [more]