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London close: FTSE loses 3% over week as retail sales add to gloom

London close: FTSE loses 3% over week as retail sales add to gloom

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks finished the week on a weaker footing, with the FTSE 100 dropping for a sixth consecutive day even as the pound slipped on the release of disappointing UK retail sales... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: M&S boosted by Barclays note; Reckitt drops on results

FTSE 100 movers: M&S boosted by Barclays note; Reckitt drops on results

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,117.67 in afternoon trade as investors digested disappointing UK retail sales data. Retailer Marks & Spencer got a boost as Barclays initiated covera... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Atkins deal a Friday boost; Restaurant Group goes cold

FTSE 250 movers: Atkins deal a Friday boost; Restaurant Group goes cold

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Telecoms and defence engineer WS Atkins rallied the FTSE 250 after agreeing late on Thursday to be taken over by Canada's SNC-Lavalin for £2.1bn. According to the deal agreed by the... [more]

London midday: Stocks, pound slip after disappointing retail sales

London midday: Stocks, pound slip after disappointing retail sales

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks had slipped into the red by midday while the pound lost ground following the release of disappointing UK retail sales figures. The FTSE 100 was down 0.1% to 7,108.98, ... [more]

London open: Stocks nudge higher ahead of retail sales; Paris shooting in focus

London open: Stocks nudge higher ahead of retail sales; Paris shooting in focus

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade as investors eyed the release of UK retail sales figures and digested the terror attack in Paris late on Thursday, with earnings also in f... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen muted; retail sales, Paris shooting in focus

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set to kick off the final session of the week in a rather muted fashion as investors eyed the release of retail sales figures and digested the terror attack in Pa... [more]

London close: Talk of tax hikes for middle class hits shares

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Strength in Sterling capped gains on London's top flight index following the Shadow Chancellor's remarks that Labour would look into taxing higher income earners more heavily. The F... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Essentra rallies on update; Acacia loses shine

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 index was down 0.2% to 19,376.68 in afternoon trade. Paper and plastics product supplier Essentra was the standout gainer after confirming trading for the financia... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Unilever gains on results; Ashtead drops on read-across

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.1% to 7,119.40 in afternoon trade as the pound gained ground against the dollar on the back of Theresa May's call for a snap general election in June. Uni... [more]

London midday: Stocks nudge lower as investors mull earnings

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks had edged lower by midday on Thursday as the pound held firm against the dollar, having gained ground on news of a snap general election in June. The FTSE 100 was down... [more]

London open: Stocks little changed as investors sift through corporate news

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were little changed in early trade, while the pound held firm against the dollar as investors sifted through corporate news. At 0830 BST, the FTSE 100 was up 0.1% to 7... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen touch lower as pound stays firm

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for further small losses at the open on Thursday as the stronger pound continues to weigh on the index, after the currency gained on the back of Theresa May's... [more]

London close: Oil majors send FTSE 100 into the red for 2017

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks ended on a mixed note as a sharp spill in shares of Shell and for precious metals miners weighed on the top flight index, even as their more UK-focused brethren on the... [more]

MPs vote overwhelmingly for snap election

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding the early election on 8 June. On Wednesday MPs voted by 522 to 13, a majority of 509 to hold the next election in seven weeks time... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Ferrexpo bounces back, Polymetal loses its shine

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 index was up 0.7% to 19,427.28 in afternoon trade, outperforming its big brother as investors focus on domestic plays. Swiss-based iron ore producer Ferrexpo put i... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Domestic plays gain, Burberry slumps on update

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.3% to 7,126.54 in afternoon trade, slipping into negative territory for the year as investors continued to mull Theresa May's plan for a snap general el... [more]

London midday: Stocks drift sideways, AB Foods rallies but Burberry drops

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were little changed by midday on Wednesday, consolidating a day after suffering their worst session since the Brexit vote on Theresa May's surprise plans for a snap ge... [more]

London open: Stocks edge lower as investors continue to mull snap election

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade, adding to losses from the previous session when the FTSE suffered its worst day since the Brexit vote after Prime Minister Theresa May anno... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen lower; Parliament to vote on snap election

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for more losses on Wednesday, having suffered their worst day since the Brexit vote a day earlier after Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans for a snap ... [more]

London close: Pound strength, French election uncertainty weighs on stocks

Tue, 18 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Theresa May's decision to call for snap elections triggered a sharp reversal in traders' preferred Brexit plays, with the more internationally focused Footsie getting pummelled as S... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Ladbrokes boosted by upgrade; Ashmore drops

Tue, 18 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was down 1% to 19,326.05 in afternoon trade as market participants digested news of Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for a snap general election on 8 June. Ladbr... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Retailers on the rise but miners drop as iron ore retreats

Tue, 18 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 2% to 7,178.87 in afternoon trade as the pound surged versus the euro and the dollar after Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans for a snap general e... [more]

London midday: Stocks drop as pound gains after PM announces snap election

Tue, 18 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks slid on Tuesday while the pound gained ground after Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. At midday, the FTSE 100 was d... [more]

London open: Stocks edge lower as traders return from Easter break

Tue, 18 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks edged lower early on Tuesday as traders returned to their desks following the Easter break, with miners and financials pacing the decline. At 0835 BST, the FTSE 100 wa... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen lower as investors return from Easter break

Tue, 18 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for a weaker start on Tuesday following the Easter break, with investors likely to exercise caution amid rising geopolitical tensions. The FTSE 100 was expect... [more]