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Weak mining stocks drag the FTSE lower

It may have been the week in which the FTSE 100 attained a new all-time high but it is ending on a more downbeat note...

FTSE retreats from record high

Having reached a new record high on Thursday, the FTSE 100 takes a small step back by Friday lunchtime. The index is dragged back by...

UK stocks open 0.2% lower as AstraZeneca disappoints

UK stocks opened weaker on Friday as drugs giant AstraZeneca posted disappointing earnings results and the pound strengthened slightly against the dollar.

At 0859, the...

$80 per barrel oil price helps lift FTSE to new record close

A surge in the oil price above $80 per barrel helped boost the FTSE 100 to a new record high, surpassing the 7,778.64 peak reached...

FTSE rises as sterling retreats

The FTSE 100 was gathering some momentum by lunchtime on Thursday as speculation over the prospect of a 'soft' Brexit started to fizzle out. This...

FTSE 100 makes muted start after mixed global performance

The FTSE 100 added 9.5 points to 7,743 on Thursday morning following a mixed performance in the global equities market.

Ocado (OCDO) was the strongest...

FTSE holds on to gains as US stocks recover ground

The FTSE 100 traded modestly higher by the close. The index was up 0.15% to 7,734.20 as the pound continued to struggle against other major...

Sterling's slide helps UK stocks brush off US weakness

The FTSE 100 traded higher by midday after a see-saw morning. The index up 0.12% to 7,732.33 thanks to weakness in sterling and strong natural...

UK stocks open 0.2% stronger, led by miners

UK stocks opened higher on Wednesday, led by gains among mining companies.

At 0855, the benchmark FTSE 100 index was up 15.25 points, or 0.2%,...

Weak sterling keeps FTSE afloat as US stocks dive

The FTSE 100 gained 0.3% to 7,732.87 as the weaker pound boosted the relative value of constituents' overseas earnings.

Sterling fell on a mixed...