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London close: FTSE labours through Friday as sterling gains on underwhelming dollar

London close: FTSE labours through Friday as sterling gains on underwhelming dollar

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London laboured through Friday as sterling made gains against an underwhelming US dollar a day after PM Theresa May met with European leaders in Brussels. The FTSE 100 c... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Ascential underpinned by Peel Hunt upgrade; Domino's tanks

FTSE 250 movers: Ascential underpinned by Peel Hunt upgrade; Domino's tanks

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was up 0.2% to 19,696.73 in afternoon trade. Ascential was boosted by an upgrade to 'add' from 'hold' at Peel Hunt. The brokerage said the share price fall in rece... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: ITV boosted by Morgan Stanley upgrade; BAE hit by downgrade

FTSE 100 movers: ITV boosted by Morgan Stanley upgrade; BAE hit by downgrade

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,437.62 in afternoon trade. Broadcaster ITV was the standout performer after Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to 'overweight' from 'equalweight'. The... [more]

London midday: Stocks push lower as pound gains ground; oil in focus

London midday: Stocks push lower as pound gains ground; oil in focus

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks had extended losses by midday on Friday - the first anniversary of the Brexit vote - as the pound ticked higher after Theresa May's meeting with EU leaders in Brussels... [more]

London open: Stocks in the red as pound ticks up in quiet trade

London open: Stocks in the red as pound ticks up in quiet trade

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Friday - the first anniversary of the Brexit vote - as the pound ticked higher, with little due in the way of market-moving news and a quiet cor... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen lower ahead of quiet session

Fri, 23 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for a weaker open on Friday - the first anniversary of the Brexit vote - as the pound ticked higher, with little due in the way of market-moving news and a qu... [more]

London close: FTSE scrapes along as PM takes her Brexit show to Brussels

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE scraped along to a lower close as PM Theresa May looked took her Brexit and hung-parliament show to Brussels. May's hopes of boosting her bargaining power at the Brexit tab... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Rotork boosted by upgrade; JD Sports goes ex-div

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 down 0.1% to 19,664.53 in afternoon trade. Hochschild trotted higher as gold prices rallied, while manufacturer Rotork got a boost as Morgan Stanley double-upgrade... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Provident Financial recovers; United Utilities goes ex-div

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.3% to 7,426.43 in afternoon trade. Subprime lender Provident Financial was the top performer as it recovered from heavy losses in the previous session, ... [more]

London midday: Stocks stay in the red despite encouraging manufacturing data

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were holding onto losses by midday despite an upturn in oil prices and an encouraging reading on the UK manufacturing sector, as Prime Minister Theresa May prepared fo... [more]

London open: Stocks edge lower as investors eye oil; May heads to Brussels

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade, with oil prices in focus after heavy falls in the previous session that have left Brent crude sitting below $45 a barrel, as PM Theresa May... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen touch higher as oil prices steady

Thu, 22 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for a marginally firmer open on Thursday as oil prices steadied. The FTSE 100 was expected to open up around seven points at 7,454. Oil prices were regaining... [more]

London close: FTSE ends down after Queen's Speech, Haldane's rate-rise comments

Wed, 21 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in London were under pressure Thursday as sterling zipped ahead on news Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane said he would likely vote for a rate rise later in 2017. ... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Whitbread rallies on update; Provident Financial tanks

Wed, 21 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.1% to 7,462.97 as investors digested the Queen's Speech. Whitbread was the standout gainer as it booked in a strong start to its new financial year, wit... [more]

London midday: Stocks fall further as pound perks up after Queen's speech

Wed, 21 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks had extended losses just after midday on Wednesday after the Queen set out the government's programme for the next two years, and as investors digested data showing th... [more]

London open: Stocks edge lower as investors eye Queen's Speech

Wed, 21 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Wednesday amid weaker oil prices, while UK investors awaited the Queen's Speech. At 0830 BST, the FTSE 100 was down 0.2% to 7,459.81, whi... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Commodity price drop hits miners, Big Oil

Wed, 21 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Miners were by far the weakest corner of the market on Tuesday amid broad-based declines in bulk metal prices, albeit with no obvious catalyst apparent. Three-month LME copper fut... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen weaker as investors eye Queen's Speech

Wed, 21 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for a weaker open on Wednesday, taking their cue from a downbeat session on Wall Street after oil prices slid to nine-month lows, as investors awaited the Que... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Commodity price drop hits miners, Big Oil

Tue, 20 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Miners were by far the weakest corner of the market on Tuesday amid broad-based declines in bulk metal prices, albeit with no obvious catalyst apparent. Three-month LME copper fut... [more]

London close: Resources drag FTSE down as sterling fades after Carney's comments

Tue, 20 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London finished lower on Tuesday amid hefty falls in the shares of mining and oil majors, as traders bashed sterling down after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said t... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Melrose lifted by Numis upgrade; IWG slumps on CEO share sale

Tue, 20 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - The domestically-focused FTSE 250 was down 0.3% to 19,806.39 in afternoon trade, dented by a weaker pound. Melrose Industries was boosted by an upgrade to 'buy' from 'add' at Numis.... [more]

London midday: Stocks edge up as pound hit by Carney comments

Tue, 20 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks had edged higher by midday on Tuesday, helped along as the pound took a tumble after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said it was not the right time for an interes... [more]

London open: Stocks flat as investors eye Carney, Hammond speeches

Tue, 20 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were flat in early trade as investors sifted through corporate news and awaited speeches from Bank of England governor Mark Carney and Chancellor Philip Hammond. At 08... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen higher on positive US cues

Tue, 20 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for a positive open on Tuesday, taking their cue from the US, where the Dow and S&P 500 closed at records thanks to a rebound in the technology sector. The FT... [more]

London close: FTSE rises as mining, oil majors gain; Brexit negotiations underway

Mon, 19 June 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks pressed ahead to a positive close as the UK began formal divorce talks with the European Union, and as the shares of multi-commodity miners and oil majors decided over... [more]