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London close: Risk aversion grips FTSE, stocks lower on Trump and Barcelona attacks

London close: Risk aversion grips FTSE, stocks lower on Trump and Barcelona attacks

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 index fell below a key technical level as Friday's session wore on, with travel stocks leading the retreat after the terror attacks in Barcelona and the large caba... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Hikma still looking ill; Kaz Minerals buffs up

FTSE 250 movers: Hikma still looking ill; Kaz Minerals buffs up

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Hikma Pharmaceuticals shares continued their downward spiral as HSBC slashed their target price, telling clients its first half numbers contained lower guidance for generics and a t... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Airline shares down after Barcelona attack; Upgrade boost for Mondi, RSA

FTSE 100 movers: Airline shares down after Barcelona attack; Upgrade boost for Mondi, RSA

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - The Barcelona attack and disintegrating relationship between US President Donald Trump and the business community made for a very heavy splash of red among the Footsie on Friday. In... [more]

London midday: FTSE flops as Trump-risk aversion hits global markets

London midday: FTSE flops as Trump-risk aversion hits global markets

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 index fell below a key technical level as Friday's session wore on, with travel stocks leading the retreat after the terror attacks in Barcelona and the large caba... [more]

London open: Stocks slide following Wall St wobble, airlines hit by Barcelona fears

London open: Stocks slide following Wall St wobble, airlines hit by Barcelona fears

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks nosedived in early trade on Friday, with airlines leading the retreat after the terror attacks in Barcelona and following steep losses overnight on Wall Street amid re... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks to start lower on US politics, Barcelona attack

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks are set for a lower open following steep losses overnight on Wall Street that saw the Dow Industrials register its biggest drop in three months and the S&P 500 its largest de... [more]

London close: Stocks succumb to profit-taking

Thu, 17 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks ended lower with financials taking a hit from a dovish set of US central bank policy meeting minutes. At the closing bell, the FTSE 100 was down by 45.16 points or 0.6... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Hikma tanks after trimming guidance

Thu, 17 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 was down 0.35% in afternoon trade on Thursday, with Hikma Pharmaceuticals the main drag on the mid-cap index as falling oil prices and dovish Fed minutes kept stock mar... [more]

London midday: FTSE falls as dividends and banks weigh

Thu, 17 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks gave up more ground by midday on Thursday as a retreating oil price and dovish US central bankers hit lenders to offset a better set of retail sales data. At 1215 BST ... [more]

London open: Stocks battle to stay flat after dollar dips on dovish Fed

Thu, 17 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks recovered from an initial dip to trade almost flat on Thursday morning after the release of a relatively dovish set of Federal Reserve meeting minutes overnight led to... [more]

London pre-open: Slightly lower start expected

Thu, 17 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks are expected to come under slight pressure at the start of the day despite the release of a relatively dovish set of Fed meeting minutes overnight and a positive close to the... [more]

London close: Stocks hold onto early gains after jobs report

Wed, 16 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks held on to Wednesday's early gains on the back of stronger-than-expected labour market data, fading geopolitical tensions and a rally for resources stocks. The FTSE 10... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Balfour on firm footing; Hochschild losing its lustre

Wed, 16 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - A sharp turnaround in interim fortunes propelled construction firm Balfour Beatty to the top of the midcap risers list on Wednesday. The company swung to a first half pre-tax profit... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Admiral less than ship-shape; Sage benefits from upgrade

Wed, 16 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in insurer Admiral led the FTSE 100 fallers lost on Wednesday after the company said its interim profits had been hit by the rising cost of personal injury claims after the g... [more]

London midday: Stocks hold gains as pound shows life after wages surprise

Wed, 16 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks held on to Wednesday's early gains by midday as the pound rebounded on the back of labour market data, geopolitical tensions faded and resources stocks rallied. The FT... [more]

London open: FTSE climbs as oil rebounds and battered pound takes breather

Wed, 16 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks hopped higher in early trade on Wednesday, with only five constituent companies in negative territory as oil prices rallied and a positive lead was taken from Asia as ... [more]

London pre-open: Employment report, US Fed minutes in focus

Wed, 16 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks are seen starting the session a tad higher ahead of the release of the August employment report and, later in the day, the minutes of the US central bank's most recent policy... [more]

London close: FTSE higher after sterling hit by inflation data

Tue, 15 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed higher as sabre-rattling between the US and North Korea returned to background noise, while the pound slipped as inflation proved less than expected. At the clo... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Resources stocks take a hit on lower prices; Aldermore still in favour

Tue, 15 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Resources stocks held the mid-cap 250 index back on Tuesday as gold and oil prices fell. The sector dominated the top 10 fallers with Acacia Mining down almost 8% in early afternoon... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Setting the Standard; Miners lose lustre

Tue, 15 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Standard Life Aberdeen was up the top of the index gainers leaderboard on Tuesday for the second successive day after its merger was completed. Shire was higher as it announced th... [more]

London midday: FTSE climbs as pound dented by inflation data

Tue, 15 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks continued to rise on Tuesday as sabre-rattling between the US and North Korea returned to background noise, while the pound slipped as inflation proved less than expec... [more]

London open: Stocks nudge higher ahead of Brexit papers, inflation releases

Tue, 15 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks looked to bounce back for a second session as sabre-rattling between the US and North Korea returned to background noise, with traders focused on the UK's potential fo... [more]

London pre-open: North Korea still in focus

Tue, 15 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks are set to start the session slightly higher as traders wait on the latest UK CPI data while monitoring the continuing newsflow coming from the North Korean peninsula. The Fo... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Ladbrokes left out of rebound by downgrade

Mon, 14 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 was boosted 0.82% in afternoon trade on Friday as geopolitical tensions ebbed, with finance services firms and miners seeing the biggest gains at the beginning of the w... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Stocks boosted as geopolitical jitters settle

Mon, 14 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 was 0.89% higher at 7,361.50 in afternoon trade on Monday as equities bounced back from a turbulent prior week, with travel company TUI leading the charge off the back ... [more]