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FTSE outperforms thanks to weak sterling, global markets fall

The FTSE 100 was kept spared heavier falls by sterling weakness on Wednesday as other global markets came under pressure amid renewed concern about trade...

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 16:37

FTSE steady ahead of US rates call, no deal Brexit fears resurface

The FTSE 100 was flat at 7,322.86 by midday as investors await the US Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates later.

Sterling endured renewed volatility...

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 12:01

UK stocks meander ahead of US rates decision; pound under pressure

UK stocks opened modestly higher on Wednesday as investors braced for a key US rate decision and Theresa May's request for only a short Brexit...

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 08:47

Stocks on the march ahead of Fed meeting

Global equities advanced as investors wait for the latest interest rate decision from the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday. The FTSE 100 closed up 0.3%...

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 16:45

FTSE firms after strong UK jobs figures

The FTSE 100 was up 0.55% by midday at 7,339.01 following a report showing UK employment at its highest level since 1971.

US stock futures...

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 12:06

FTSE opens 0.5% higher as investors await Brexit, rates outcomes

UK stocks opened higher on Tuesday as Brexit uncertainty continued to knock the pound about, and as investors held out hope for dovish interest rate...

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 09:04

FTSE gains as sterling weakens on potential Brexit setback

Sterling fell sharply after House of Commons speaker John Bercow ruled out another vote on Theresa May's twice rejected Brexit deal if it is 'substantially...

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 17:00

UK stocks hold on to gains by midday as investors await big news

With interest rate decisions on both sides of the Atlantic and further ructions on Brexit expected later this week, investors take advantage of a brief...

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 12:13

UK stocks open 0.7% higher as May pushes Brexit deal

UK stocks opened higher on Monday as Theresa May scrambled to drum up support for her Brexit deal and investors braced for a key US...

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 08:49

Global stocks rise on trade war talks optimism

Global equities were a sea of green on reports that the US and China may make progress on trade war talks. By the close, the...

Fri, 15/03/2019 - 16:58