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FTSE 100 closes up 0.9% amid US strength, falling pound

A strong open on Wall Street and weakness in the pound helped the FTSE 100 extended gains on Friday afternoon. By the close the index...

Fri, 23/07/2021 - 16:37

FTSE 100 up 0.8% amid wider European rally

By lunchtime on Friday the FTSE 100 was on course for a strong end to a volatile week. At midday the index was up 0.8%...

Fri, 23/07/2021 - 12:14

FTSE opens lower than expected, following gains from Monday's sell-off

The FTSE opened low this morning, down at 6,968, but climbed to 7,021, better than expected, following strong retail forecasts, boosted by consumer spending during...

Fri, 23/07/2021 - 08:57

FTSE creeps above 7,000, sterling advances

The FTSE 100 was up a smidge to trade just above the 7,000 mark by midday while sterling advanced against the dollar.

3i Group reported...

Thu, 22/07/2021 - 12:06

FTSE 100 opens just below 7,000 mark

The FTSE 100 continues to trade just below the 7,000 mark as 3i Group reports strong performance.

The group reported a 12.2% total return...

Thu, 22/07/2021 - 08:32

FTSE 100 recovers to trade just short of 7,000

Hopes that central banks might maintain support for the global economy for longer given mounting Covid infections plus a string of positive corporate updates helped...

Wed, 21/07/2021 - 16:37

FTSE gathers momentum amid positive corporate performance

The FTSE 100 was in recovery mode after the recent big sell-off gaining as several companies reported positive results. By midday on Wednesday the index...

Wed, 21/07/2021 - 11:59

FTSE opens 0.8% higher on weaker pound; Next upgrades guidance

UK stocks opened higher on Wednesday as a weakening of the pound against the greenback helps exporters, and local companies Next and Future upgraded their...

Wed, 21/07/2021 - 08:37

Strong start on Wall Street helps revive FTSE rebound

With the US S&P 500 up 1.3% to 4,314 by 4.30pm UK time on Tuesday the recovery in the FTSE 100 from Monday's big losses...

Tue, 20/07/2021 - 16:37

FTSE recovery loses momentum

The FTSE 100's rebound from yesterday's losses was waning by midday with the index up just 0.2% to 6,860.52 as fears over inflation and Covid-19...

Tue, 20/07/2021 - 12:17