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FTSE 100 back on the front foot as Biden inauguration gets underway

The FTSE 100 managed modest gains by the close on Wednesday as incoming president Joe Biden prepared to deliver his inaugural address.

There were larger...

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 16:37

FTSE 100 flat at midday ahead of Biden inauguration

All eyes were on Washington as president-elect Joe Biden prepared for his inauguration later on Wednesday. However the FTSE 100 struggled to muster any enthusiasm...

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 12:07

FTSE edges lower as UK lockdown persists

UK stocks edged lower in early trading on Wednesday as a soaring Covid-19 casehold stokes concerns that Britain's third nationwide lockdown won't be ending any...

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 08:45

FTSE slips into negative territory as MGM walks away from Entain bid

The FTSE 100 closed down 0.1% to 6,712.15 on Tuesday as solid gains for US stocks failed to get the index moving.

Not helping matters...

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 16:43

The FTSE 100 loses momentum by lunch with trading in the US set to resume

Having made a strong start amid optimism over the US stimulus plan the FTSE 100 lost its way a little by midday to trade up...

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 11:58

UK stocks open 0.6% higher on US stimulus, vaccine optimism

UK stocks opened higher on Tuesday, in line with European and Asian exchanges, as sentiment was buoyed by heightened anticipation of a bumper US stimulus...

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 08:43

FTSE struggles for direction with US markets closed for MLK Day

The FTSE 100 was off its lows but still down for the day, closing 0.2% lower at 6,720.65 as the lack of any US trading...

Mon, 18/01/2021 - 16:38

FTSE turns lower by midday amid Covid concern

The FTSE 100 turned sharply lower by midday, down 0.35% to 6,711.97 as Covid concerns dominated the agenda with US markets closed for Martin Luther...

Mon, 18/01/2021 - 12:08

FTSE edges lower as Covid cases soar; vaccine rollout continues

UK stocks opened modestly lower on Monday as the UK prepared to start offering Covid-19 vaccines to over-70s, while tensions remained high in the US...

Mon, 18/01/2021 - 08:25

FTSE 100 drops nearly 1% after unveiling of Biden stimulus plan

The FTSE 100 closed down nearly 1% on Friday as investors greeted the announcement of president-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package with a degree...

Fri, 15/01/2021 - 16:39