^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed price. Currency in GBP
7,556.44
-70.96 (-0.93%)
At close: 4:35PM BST
Stock chart is not supported by your current browser
Previous close7,627.40
Open7,627.40
Volume0
Day's range7,548.12 - 7,670.78
52-week range6,866.90 - 7,903.50
Avg. volume849,065,050
  • MarketWatch2 hours ago

    FTSE 100 drops as oil shares extend losses; pound rallies on BOE rate vote

    Shire wins FDA treatment approvalReutersBank of England Gov. Mark Carney held the U.K.’s benchmark interest rate at 0.5% on Thursday. The U.K.’s blue-chip benchmark slid Thursday, falling as oil shares extended losses, while the pound jumped after one more Bank of England policy maker joined the ranks in voting for an interest-rate increase. The pound (GBPUSD) leapt to $1.3250, regaining the $1.3200 handle after the Bank of England issued its monetary policy decision.

  • MarketWatch2 hours ago

    Auto makers, Italian stocks drag European shares lower

    European stocks fell Thursday, suffering their fourth loss in five sessions, with auto shares under pressure and Italian shares flipping down following developments surrounding the country’s coalition ...

  • US stocks skid as industrial and energy companies fall
    Associated Press2 hours ago

    US stocks skid as industrial and energy companies fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower Thursday as investors again worry about the potential effects of the U.S.-China trade dispute. German automaker Daimler lowered its annual profit forecast, partly because of higher import taxes on U.S. vehicles in China. Industrial companies are taking more losses. Energy companies are falling along with oil prices and online retailers are skidding after the Supreme Court ruled that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

  • European Markets Are Mixed amid US-China Trade Concerns
    Market Realist5 hours ago

    European Markets Are Mixed amid US-China Trade Concerns

    The United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index closed higher on Wednesday and broke the three-day losing streak. Carrying forward the strength, the FTSE 100 Index opened higher on June 21 and was trading with strength at higher prices in the morning session.

  • Financial Times12 hours ago

    [$$] Fast Europe Open: Bank of England rates decision 

    President Donald Trump has reversed course on his controversial policy of separating children from their parents after illegal border crossings, in a dramatic U-turn that followed intense criticism from ...

  • Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension
    Associated Press12 hours ago

    Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly rose Thursday as concern fades over the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Uncertainty remains, but the original tariff threats made earlier in the week were not followed by material action.

  • MarketWatchyesterday

    European stocks stage recovery, but U.S.-China trade tensions remain

    Tobacco stocks rise on ratings callTobacco stocks were rising Wednesday. European stocks on Wednesday bounced off a nearly three-week low, staging a recovery as traders came to terms with the further deterioration in the trade relationship between the U.S. and China that sent equities world-wide tumbling in the prior session. A measure of calm was returning to equity markets, even though the U.S. and China were still locking horns on trade issues.

  • MarketWatchyesterday

    FTSE 100 ends higher, rising from 6-week low as Ocado, tobacco firms rally

    Ocado, tobacco stocks rise after analyst commentsShares of BP and rival oil producer Royal Dutch Shell were among Wednesday’s winners in U.K. trade. U.K. stocks rose on Tuesday, with tobacco companies among biggest gainers after a positive broker note, helping London’s blue-chip index bounce off a six-week low that it reached as trade tensions between the U.S. and China escalated. The FTSE 100 index (^FTSE) gained 0.3% to close at 7,627.40, partly recovering from a 0.4% loss on Tuesday.

  • Stocks Rebound: China Bolsters Confidence, Disney Sweetens Fox Bid
    Investor's Business Dailyyesterday

    Stocks Rebound: China Bolsters Confidence, Disney Sweetens Fox Bid

    The Nasdaq led as stocks rebounded briskly at Wednesday's open, after positive currency moves by China's central bank triggered gains across global markets. Winnebago[ticker symb=WGO] and Walgreens Boots[ticker symb=WBA] were early leaders. Netflix[ticker symb=NFLX] and Facebook[ticker symb=FB] took early leads among big tech names. Oracle's[ticker symb=ORCL] stock futures fell hard on earnings news. 21st Century Fox[ticker symb=FOX] and Walt Disney[ticker symb=DIS]...

  • European Markets Rebound Early on June 20
    Market Realistyesterday

    European Markets Rebound Early on June 20

    Following a weak performance for four weeks, the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index started this week on a weaker note and declined in the first two trading days of the week. However, the FTSE 100 Index opened higher on June 20 and was trading with strength in the morning session.

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] Fast Europe Open: Prime minister’s questions, Germany PPI

    Donald Trump visited Capitol Hill in an effort to defuse an  immigration controversy on Tuesday, as Senate Republicans rebuked the president by pushing legislation that would prevent his administration ...

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] Stocks to watch: Berkeley, Sirius, Imperial Brands, BT, Starbucks

    Liberum called the news “a small incremental positive for Sirius” because it means the group has secured binding agreements in place for 4.7m tonnes of fertiliser a year, against a target of 6m-7m tonnes to satisfy lenders as part of stage-two project financing. Global same-store sales were up just 1 per cent for the fiscal third quarter due in part to the timing of promotions in the US, said Starbucks, which responded by promising more innovation and slowing its unit growth as well as boosting shareholder returns. Slowing Chinese sales played “only a very small role in the miss (we estimate only circa 10 per cent of profits) but deceleration was a negative surprise, and believing in the long term opportunity in China is important to the long-term thesis,” said Morgan Stanley, which downgraded Starbucks to “equal weight”.

  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    European stocks finish at 3-week low as U.S.-China trade tensions escalate

    Tit-for-tat tariff threats unsettle marketsAFP/A Chinese worker polishes steel at an offshore oil engineering platform in China’s Shandong province. Investors knocked European stocks to a near three-week low Tuesday, after U.S. President Donald Trump indicated his administration was looking to hit China with further tariffs on $200 billion in imported goods, ramping up trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    FTSE 100 logs 3rd straight drop as U.S.-China trade fight intensifies

    U.K. stocks finished in the red Tuesday, as trade tensions between the U.S. and China escalated after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened additional tariffs on $200 billion imported Chinese goods. The FTSE 100 index (^FTSE) lost 0.4% to end at 7,603.85, logging a third straight decline. The intensifying U.S.-China trade spat commanded market action on Tuesday, after Trump threatened further tariffs on Chinese goods.

  • China Names Hit Hard As Stocks Dive, Track Global Sell-Off
    Investor's Business Daily2 days ago

    China Names Hit Hard As Stocks Dive, Track Global Sell-Off

    Rising threats of retaliatory tariffs sent global markets sprawling Tuesday. Boeing and American Express posted the Dow's heaviest early losses. China-based stocks were worst hit across much of the market.

  • European Markets Opened Lower amid US-China Trade Concerns
    Market Realist2 days ago

    European Markets Opened Lower amid US-China Trade Concerns

    After declining for four consecutive trading weeks, the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index started this week on a weaker note. Carrying forward the weakness, the FTSE 100 Index opened lower on June 19 and was trading with weakness at five-week low price levels in the morning session.

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] US futures down more than 1% on tariff concerns, China sell-off

    Wall Street futures have followed Asian and European markets lower as investors continue to bristle at the escalating trade tensions between the US and China. President Donald Trump, late on Monday, threatened ...

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] Ashtead misses targets despite boost from hurricane damage

    Clean-up efforts after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria helped drive up revenue at FTSE 100 group Ashtead Group by 21 per cent last year, the company said on Tuesday, but shares fell after profits missed expectations. Ashtead, which rents out equipment ranging from concrete mixers to sewer cameras and heaters for killing bed bugs, said that rental revenue climbed to £3.4bn in the year to April 30, while profit before tax rose to £927.3m.

  • US President Trump Wants a Further $200 Billion of Tariffs on China
    FX Empire2 days ago

    US President Trump Wants a Further $200 Billion of Tariffs on China

    While there was risk yesterday from Central Bankers very little was said to move the market. Instead, the Trade War narrative boiled up again with the latest headlines that US President Trump is planning to impose an additional $200Bn in tariffs against China.

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] Ashtead sales rise 21% after boost from US hurricane clean-up

    Ashtead, which rents out equipment ranging from concrete mixers and diggers to sewer cameras and heaters for killing bed bugs, said rental revenue climbed to £3.4bn in the year to April 30, while profit before tax rose to £927.3m. Hurricane clean-up efforts contributed an estimated $100m in revenue over the year, Ashtead said.

  • Financial Times3 days ago

    [$$] Fast Europe Open: Draghi speaks, Sweden unemployment

    if Beijing does not abandon its intention to retaliate against US duties on imports announced last week. In a statement issued late on Monday, Mr Trump said he had asked US trade officials to identify the further $200bn in goods from China to be subject to a 10 per cent tariff, and that he was prepared to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn beyond that. The US move marked a further escalation in the trade conflict between Beijing and the Trump administration, which have both already imposed tariffs on steel, aluminium and some agricultural goods and each promised further duties on $50bn in trade. China’s commerce ministry claimed the latest threat from Mr Trump was “blackmail” and warned of “strong countermeasures”.

  • Financial Times3 days ago

    [$$] Debentures could be an ace with tennis fans and portfolios too

    One of the hottest tickets of any sporting summer is a seat at Centre Court during the Wimbledon tennis championships. Next year, it is due to issue its latest batch of debentures for seats at Centre Court.

  • UK Service PMI Strengthens
    Market Realist3 days ago

    UK Service PMI Strengthens

    According to Markit Economics, the UK service PMI rose strongly month-over-month in May, to 54 from 52.8. However, it missed the market estimate of 53.

  • MarketWatch3 days ago

    European stocks end lower as Merkel comes under pressure in Germany

    European stock markets finished in the red Monday, as Angela Merkel’s tenure as Germany’s chancellor came under threat and the trade conflict between the U.S. and China remained in focus. Germany’s DAX 30 index (^GDAXI) fell 1.4% to end at 12,834.11, while France’s CAC 40 (^FCHI) gave up 0.9% to finish at 5,450.48. Trade tensions remained in the spotlight after China announced plans for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods worth $34 billion, including soybeans, whiskey and electric cars.

  • MarketWatch3 days ago

    U.K. stocks finish down slightly as trade conflict spooks buyers

    U.K. stocks ended slightly lower Monday, tracking a downbeat mood across Europe, where fears of an escalating trade conflict between the U.S. and China and political uncertainty in Germany helped send markets lower. The FTSE 100 index (^FTSE) slipped less than 0.1% to end at 7,631.33, building adding slightly to a 1.7% slump from Friday. Trade tensions remained in the spotlight after China announced plans for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods worth $34 billion, including soybeans, whiskey and electric cars.