^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed price. Currency in GBP
7,508.70
+15.61 (+0.21%)
At close: 4:35PM BST
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Previous close7,493.09
Open7,493.09
Volume0
Day's range7,475.49 - 7,546.61
52-week range6,536.50 - 7,790.20
Avg. volume677,333,127
  • Financial Times18 hours ago

    Toxic politics deters bargain hunters from UK assets

    The England cricket team has just celebrated winning a world cup for the first time, reflecting four years of planning, hard work, persistence and the deft application of talent. International investors have long shunned, or in their parlance, “underweighted” the UK, according to various surveys since 2016. Not only have many foreign investors turned their backs, they are in no mood to step back in and buy UK assets when the likelihood is high that they can only become cheaper in local currency terms.

  • European, US Stock Indexes Edge Higher on Hopes of Aggressive Fed Rate Hike
    FX Empire20 hours ago

    European, US Stock Indexes Edge Higher on Hopes of Aggressive Fed Rate Hike

    The major U.S. stock indexes are expected to open higher based on the pre-market futures trade, however, the markets are retreating from early highs. Buyers came in early, following through to the upside after Thursday’s late rally, but gains were dampened after a New York Fed spokesperson downplayed the chances of an aggressive rate cut.

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    Hiking the equity peaks and descents

    FT subscribers can click here to receive Market Forces every day by email. Expanding equity multiples that recently propelled the S&P 500 index into record territory requires evidence of earnings growth at some point.

  • Earnings Season Underway, EU Moves Lower On Trade Concerns, Uncertainty Dominant Theme On Wall Street
    FX Empire3 days ago

    Earnings Season Underway, EU Moves Lower On Trade Concerns, Uncertainty Dominant Theme On Wall Street

    Global indices retreat as trade woe resurfaces and corporate earnings roll in.

  • Financial Times3 days ago

    Reflation requires more than a pump

    FT subscribers can click here to receive Market Forces every day by email. Reflation is what central banks and those holding risk assets want to see and that's why a rate cut looms from the Federal Reserve at the end of the month. Glancing at inflation break-evens — bond market measures of inflation expectations — does show some progress on that front.

  • Financial Times3 days ago

    Climate change: is your equities portfolio too hot to touch?

    ​This month, the UN estimated that climate disasters are happening at the rate of one a week. In October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said we had 12 years to hold global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. Aviva measured investments in its equities portfolios against the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement (limiting the rise to 2C) and found they are on track for a 3.4C rise.

  • Earnings Season Hits High Gear, EU Markets Rise, RBA Set To Cut Rates In July
    FX Empire4 days ago

    Earnings Season Hits High Gear, EU Markets Rise, RBA Set To Cut Rates In July

    The U.S. retail sales are much stronger than expected and point to economic stability, not interest rate cuts.

  • Financial Times4 days ago

    Blackstone to buy CRH European distribution unit for €1.6bn

    Irish building materials supplier CRH announced it will sell its European distribution business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone. The European business, which supplies roof tiles, sanitary heating and plumbing to a network of builders, will be sold for €1.64bn, including net debt. Proceeds will be used for future acquisitions and to fund the FTSE 100 company’s share buyback programme, according to the company.

  • The Week Ahead: Stats, Geopolitics and Corporate America in Focus
    FX Empire6 days ago

    The Week Ahead: Stats, Geopolitics and Corporate America in Focus

    It’s a big week ahead, with key stats, corporate earnings, and geopolitical risk to provide the majors with direction through the week.

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    New CBI head pledges to shift focus to smaller companies

    The CBI needs to champion smaller, more entrepreneurial companies to shake off a reputation as “the voice of big British business”, according to Karan Bilimoria, the chairman of Cobra Beer who is lined up to be president of the UK’s largest employer organisation. Lord Bilimoria was appointed vice-president of the CBI last month, and will take over as president when John Allan, Tesco chairman, steps down in a year’s time.

  • Financial Times9 days ago

    Highest yielding shares underperformed FTSE 100 over five years

    It shows that if investors had picked the 10 highest-yielding shares on the FTSE 100 index five years ago, these shares would have underperformed the benchmark. Brewin Dolphin, the wealth manager which did the analysis, also carried out the same research over 10 and 15 years, with similar results, but the difference is particularly stark over the five-year period. Over that period the highest yielding shares would have underperformed the FTSE 100 index as a whole by 3 per cent.

  • Financial Times10 days ago

    UK companies accused of box ticking over female appointments

    UK companies have been accused of “ticking a box” and appointing women to senior executive positions for symbolic purposes by a report that analyses gender and ethnic diversity in the boardroom. Women serve shorter tenures than men — an average of 3.3 years on a board for a female executive director is about half that of their male counterparts — and are less likely to be promoted to senior roles, according to the annual study by Cranfield University’s School of Management. Meanwhile, the number of women in chair roles across the FTSE 100 has decreased this year.

  • Financial Times10 days ago

    UK’s largest housebuilder Barratt on course for record profits

    The UK’s largest housebuilder Barratt Developments is set to report record profits, as cheap borrowing and government support have boosted the industry. Pre-tax profits are expected to be about £910m for the year ending June 30, the company said in a trading update on Wednesday.

  • Futures Move Lower, Rate Cut Hopes Fade, Asia Down On Politics
    FX Empire12 days ago

    Futures Move Lower, Rate Cut Hopes Fade, Asia Down On Politics

    Global markets move lower as FOMC rate cut hopes fade and geopolitical concerns mount.

  • Financial Times12 days ago

    Imperial drops dividend target to bolster tobacco alternatives

    Imperial Brands, the maker of Winston and Lambert & Butler cigarettes, will drop a longstanding dividend target to fund investment in tobacco alternatives as smoking declines in western markets. The FTSE 100 company said on Monday it would end its 10 per cent annual growth target for its dividend after this financial year and base its future payouts on the performance of the business. Imperial has maintained its dividend growth at 10 per cent for the past 11 years, prompting questions over how much longer it could be sustained.

  • Financial Times12 days ago

    Pension funds join impact investing campaign for a better world

    The UK is committed to being among the global leaders in the fast-growing field of impact investing. The newly announced Impact Investing Institute is one sign of this. Such leadership and commitment are welcome since private investors’ capital is sorely needed if the world is to stand a chance of achieving the sustainable development goals and the targets of the Paris Agreement.

  • Financial Times12 days ago

    Why Theresa May belatedly learnt to like business

    Theresa May made her final appearance in front of the UK’s business leaders on a warm evening in Downing Street, delivering a plea for unity between the government and corporate Britain. But the drinks ...

  • The Week Ahead: Geopolitics and Powell Put the Dollar in the Spotlight
    FX Empire13 days ago

    The Week Ahead: Geopolitics and Powell Put the Dollar in the Spotlight

    It’s a busy week ahead on the economic calendar, but it all may come down to FED Chair Powell’s testimony and updates from trade talks…

  • Weekly Wrap – Trade, Monetary Policy and U.S Nonfarms Drove the Majors
    FX Empire15 days ago

    Weekly Wrap – Trade, Monetary Policy and U.S Nonfarms Drove the Majors

    Positive news from the G20 Summit got the week off to a positive start, with a jump in nonfarm payrolls wrapping things up on Friday… There was plenty in between, however.

  • Futures Up Despite Growth Concerns, EU Leaders Reach Consensus, Asia Falls On Weak Data
    FX Empire17 days ago

    Futures Up Despite Growth Concerns, EU Leaders Reach Consensus, Asia Falls On Weak Data

    Global equities are mixed following the new highs set by Wall Street. Lingering growth concerns and uncertainty on trade have sapped optimism and weigh on market sentiment.