^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed price. Currency in GBP
7,458.41
-31.82 (-0.42%)
At close: 4:35PM BST
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Previous close7,490.23
Open7,490.23
Volume0
Day's range7,450.53 - 7,491.25
52-week range6,866.90 - 7,903.50
Avg. volume724,377,160
  • Global stocks dip on report China calls off US trade talks
    Associated Press59 minutes ago

    Global stocks dip on report China calls off US trade talks

    Global stocks took small losses Monday after China reportedly pulled out of trade talks with the U.S. Industrial companies and banks suffered some of the worst declines among American stocks. The U.S. and China officially began taxing larger amounts of each other's goods Monday, and the Wall Street Journal reported that China pulled out of talks that could have led to a new round of negotiations to end the trade war. The U.S. is now taxing another $200 billion in Chinese imports at a rate of 10 percent, and China added taxes of 5 to 10 percent on $60 billion in U.S. products.

  • Financial Times16 hours ago

    [$$] The London Report: FTSE retreats in response to trade war tension

    Gains for the oil stocks were not enough to keep the FTSE 100 in positive territory, with the index retreating in response to China’s move against US threats to extend tariffs. Testing specialist Intertek ...

  • Financial Times20 hours ago

    [$$] Should investments be defined by theme rather than industry index?

    The extent to which asset management depends on classification is remarkable. The entire edifice of modern investment funds is built on what many see as a dated way to look at investment choice. Asset ...

  • Dow hits another all-time high on mixed day for US stocks
    Associated Press3 days ago

    Dow hits another all-time high on mixed day for US stocks

    Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a mixed finish for the major U.S. stock indexes and the second all-time high in two days for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

  • Financial Times4 days ago

    [$$] The London Report: Investors digest news on Just Eat rival

    Competition fears meant Just Eat missed out on a London market rebound. Reports that Uber was in early-stage talks to buy Deliveroo , the takeaway ordering app, sparked concerns about a sector price war ...

  • Financial Times4 days ago

    [$$] Sense and flexibility could keep Unilever in the FTSE 100

    is brewing over Unilever’s Dutch move. Last week the consumer goods company confirmed it will proceed with changes to its corporate structure and move from a dual-governance arrangement in the UK and Netherlands to a single headquarters in Rotterdam. Once united, it will have greater flexibility to use its equity for mergers and acquisitions.

  • Financial Times5 days ago

    [$$] Is Kier the next Carillion? Not if you play ‘spot the difference’

    Its average net debt is rising and the reported number does not include hundreds of millions of pounds of supply-chain finance just to pay the bills. It has been making acquisitions and booking the goodwill at a higher value than the price paid. , the FTSE 250 group that issued results on Thursday. Some of the funds that bet against Carillion’s shares — such as Marshall Wace and Och-Ziff — have been doing the same with Kier’s, lifting the proportion borrowed by short sellers, who hope to buy them back more cheaply, to 17 per cent.

  • Asian shares track optimism on Wall Street over tariffs
    Associated Press5 days ago

    Asian shares track optimism on Wall Street over tariffs

    Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday with narrow trading after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods received a muted reaction on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was flat at 23,672.91, ahead of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's leadership vote. WALL STREET: Major U.S. indexes were mixed on Wednesday as gains by banks and other financial companies balanced out losses elsewhere in the market.

  • Financial Times5 days ago

    [$$] Better supply lines create the right boardroom blend

    “I would have loved for the board to have had a woman to pick from. , was another reminder of the dearth of female chief executives in the US — and one possible reason for it. In 2017, there were more than 30 female chief executives at the largest US listed companies.

  • Financial Times6 days ago

    [$$] Fast Europe Open: UK inflation, eurozone current account

    Despite the angry words from Chinese officials, the new tariffs announced by the state council — at 5 and 10 per cent — are less than Beijing had first threatened when it put forward a list in August of duties of up to 25 per cent. Mr Trump also imposed tariffs toward the lower end of expectations on Monday, announcing 10 per cent duties on about $200bn worth of Chinese imports beginning next week.

  • Asian shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs
    Associated Press6 days ago

    Asian shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

  • Financial Times6 days ago

    [$$] UK retail investor confidence at 23-year low — survey

    A gauge of UK retail investor sentiment has fallen to the lowest level since 1995, according to research by FTSE 100 broker Hargreaves Lansdown. The company’s investor confidence index fell by four points to 58, the lowest level since its inception in 1995, and lower than previous troughs during the financial crisis and in the immediate aftermath of the UK’s vote to leave the EU. Every month Hargreaves Lansdown surveys 590 investors from its client pool, asking them whether they believe it is likely that the stock market will be higher in six months, one year and three years.

  • Financial Times7 days ago

    [$$] S&P 500 nears record despite trade war escalation

    assets had a solid day in the face of the tit-for-tat tariff moves, with the FTSE EM equity index edging up 0.2 per cent and some currencies — including the Russian rouble, Mexican peso and South Africa rand — gaining ground. The dollar index was up 0.2 per cent at 94.65 as the euro shed 0.2 per cent to $1.1665 and sterling retreated from a seven-week peak of $1.3172 to stand 0.1 per cent lower on the day at $1.3140.

  • Asian shares mixed as Trump orders new tariffs on China
    Associated Press7 days ago

    Asian shares mixed as Trump orders new tariffs on China

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday after President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods, ramping up tensions between the world's top two economies.

  • The Week Ahead – Trade, Brexit and Economic Data in Focus
    FX Empire9 days ago

    The Week Ahead – Trade, Brexit and Economic Data in Focus

    Another week passes by and the U.S President calls for yet more tariffs in spite of imminent talks with China. Is there common ground to be found?

  • Small-company stocks shine on an otherwise ho-hum day
    Associated Press10 days ago

    Small-company stocks shine on an otherwise ho-hum day

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks hardly moved Friday as the market wrapped up a solid week. Smaller companies rose following signs of sustained economic growth and reports that more tariffs on Chinese goods could be on the way.

  • Asian shares continue rally after Wall Street gains
    Associated Press11 days ago

    Asian shares continue rally after Wall Street gains

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday, continuing their rally after gains on Wall Street and hopes that regional trade tensions may ease.

  • How a Brexit Deal Would Swing U.K. Stocks in Four Charts
    Bloomberg13 days ago

    How a Brexit Deal Would Swing U.K. Stocks in Four Charts

    Brexit talks, the source of seemingly endless drama, finally offered the prospect of some clarity this week -- but investors may want to hold their horses. The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday it’s “realistic” to expect a deal on the U.K.’s future relations with the bloc within eight weeks, while the two sides were Wednesday said to be preparing for a special summit in November. Some of the trickiest decisions will probably be postponed until after Brexit day.

  • Unilever Dutch Row Misses the Danger of Pricey M&A
    Bloomberg14 days ago

    Unilever Dutch Row Misses the Danger of Pricey M&A

    Unilever NV is asking its shareholders to grant it more flexibility in M&A at the cost of slightly stronger takeover defenses and ejection from Britain's blue chip FTSE-100 index. The cost-benefit equation turns above all on whether the consumer group can be trusted not to abuse its newfound freedom to overpay for a U.S. deal. To re-cap, the group comprises separate U.K. Plc and Netherlands NV companies that act jointly.

  • Bloomberg14 days ago

    Pound Surges as Barnier Puts Brexit Deal on Two-Month Horizon

    The pound rallied and gilts fell after the European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said it’s “realistic” to get a Brexit deal within eight weeks. Sterling jumped as much as one percent as Barnier said an agreement is possible by the start of November, though several issues were still outstanding in the talks. “The reaction shows that the market had priced in a marginal risk of a no-deal Brexit,” said Thu Lan Nguyen, a strategist at Commerzbank AG.

  • The Week Ahead – Trade, the ECB, the BoE and the CBT in Focus
    FX Empire16 days ago

    The Week Ahead – Trade, the ECB, the BoE and the CBT in Focus

    It’s another big week for the markets, with Trump and trade in focus, while the BoE, ECB and Central Bank of Turkey deliver policy decisions.

  • Stocks fall again on trade war, rate worries
    Associated Press17 days ago

    Stocks fall again on trade war, rate worries

    U.S. stock indexes fell Friday after President Donald Trump said he may intensify his trade battle with China. A strong jobs report also pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates. The S&P 500 bounced between modest gains and losses in an up-and-down day, but its most decisive move was downward after Trump said he's ready to impose tariffs on essentially every good that's imported from China.

  • Asian markets fall as US, China renew tariff threat
    Associated Press18 days ago

    Asian markets fall as US, China renew tariff threat

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as the U.S. and China moved closer to imposing tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods, sounding a call of caution in the markets.