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FTSE 100 closes the week with big gains

A relatively downbeat start to trading in the US took some of the wind out of the FTSE 100's sails but it still closed up...

Fri, 23/10/2020 - 16:37

Banks and energy firms help power FTSE 100 to strong gains

The FTSE 100 was firmly higher by midday, rising 1.6% to 5,874.24 supported by strength in the banking and oil and gas sectors.


Fri, 23/10/2020 - 12:06

FTSE opens 0.7% higher as Barclays pleases, McCarthy & Stone receives bid

UK stocks opened higher on Friday after Barclays posted better-than-expected earnings and retirement home company McCarthy & Stone soared on a takeover bid.

At 0824,...

Fri, 23/10/2020 - 08:37

FTSE 100 back in the black as US jobless claims fall to post-Covid low

Having earlier traded at a five-month low the FTSE 100 closed 0.2% higher at 5,789.03 with sterling weakness helping to give the index a fillip....

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 16:40

FTSE 100 recovers ground by lunchtime, with sterling volatile

The FTSE 100 bounced off five-month lows to trade broadly flat at 5,773.80 helped by a step back for sterling as markets waited for yesterday's...

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 11:57

FTSE down amid third-quarter earnings reports

The FTSE 100 index opened down slightly this morning, falling by 0.9%, as companies across Europe began Q3 earnings season, revealing the extent to which...

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 08:51

FTSE 100 drops below 5,800 as selling accelerates

Reports suggesting Brexit talks will soon resume with the aim of concluding a deal by mid-November pushed sterling to its highest levels against the dollar...

Wed, 21/10/2020 - 16:40

FTSE 100 1% lower as pound jumps on Brexit deal hopes

The FTSE 100 remained firmly on the back foot by lunchtime as hopes for Brexit deal were revived off the back of comments from chief...

Wed, 21/10/2020 - 11:59

FTSE opens 0.5% lower as tough lockdowns imposed on Manchester

UK stocks opened lower on Wednesday as prime minister Boris Johnson imposed tough lockdown measures on Greater Manchester as the country's COVID-19 caseload continues to...

Wed, 21/10/2020 - 08:37

FTSE 100 closes higher with US stocks clawing back yesterday's losses

The FTSE 100 closed 0.26% higher at 5,900.07, taking its cue from a strong start to trading on Wall Street amid continuing hopes that a...

Tue, 20/10/2020 - 16:36