^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed price. Currency in GBP
7,219.47
-17.21 (-0.24%)
At close: 4:35PM GMT
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Previous close7,236.68
Open7,236.68
Volume0
Day's range7,209.70 - 7,242.09
52-week range6,536.50 - 7,903.50
Avg. volume716,535,093
  • The Week Ahead – Brexit, PMI Numbers and Trade Talks in Focus
    FX Empire2 days ago

    The Week Ahead – Brexit, PMI Numbers and Trade Talks in Focus

    The ECB, the FED, and the RBA release meeting minutes in the week, as the markets look for any more signs of a possible recession. Trade talks also resume.

  • Financial Times3 days ago

    [$$] Investors warn executives that pensions fairness is vital

    Executive pay has long caused conflict between shareholders and boards but generous pension deals are expected to be the main battleground this AGM season. UK investors are increasingly irate at the difference in benefits between company bosses and ordinary workers. In some cases, FTSE 100 chief executives receive retirement benefits worth more than half of their salary while staff are lucky to get a tenth of their pay as a pension contribution.

  • Financial Times4 days ago

    [$$] Recovery in stocks needs weaker dollar and China stimulus

    This year’s Super Bowl may be over, but Wall Street is still in need of the equivalent of the “Hail Mary” pass that has such a special place in American football. Earnings growth for S&P 500 companies is expected to grind to a virtual halt in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2018, when the effect of the corporate tax cuts kicked in.

  • Financial Times5 days ago

    [$$] Micro Focus: painting by numbers

    Opinions divide between those coloured by the acquisitive group’s financial strategy, buying undervalued software groups, and greyer types who disagree with buying mature tech companies offering low growth. Chief executive Stephen Murdoch paints a pretty picture of hefty shareholder returns. Mr Murdoch could promise more handouts because Micro Focus had plenty of free cash flow by the end of October.

  • Financial Times5 days ago

    [$$] Readers respond to ‘Living in the shadow of a tax scandal’

    Many of the letters tell of how people entered schemes with no idea that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) considered them tax avoidance “disguised remuneration” vehicles. Most people who contacted us requested anonymity, with several saying they feared reprisal from HMRC if they identified themselves publicly. Almost every letter FT Money received spoke of the personal distress that living under the shadow of the loan charge was causing for them and their immediate family.

  • Strong U.S. Inflation Supports Dollar on the Contrast with Europe
    FX Empire6 days ago

    Strong U.S. Inflation Supports Dollar on the Contrast with Europe

    Recent inflation data in the UK put pressure on the pound. GBPUSD has turned to decline from 1.29 after the release of disappointing inflation data for January.

  • Financial Times7 days ago

    [$$] Tui suffers widening loss on weakness in airline and tour unit

    Losses in the most recent quarter were driven by Tui’s airlines and tour operations unit. , which is listed in both London and Frankfurt, last week said it expected its underlying ebita for the year to September 30 to be “broadly stable” compared with 2018’s figure of €1.2bn.

  • Financial Times7 days ago

    [$$] Fast Europe Open: Portugal inflation, S Africa manufacturing

    US lawmakers have  announced a tentative deal to avert another government shutdown, raising hopes that Congress can pass a spending bill before the Friday deadline, if President Donald Trump decides to ...

  • Asian stocks rise after listless Wall Street day
    Associated Press7 days ago

    Asian stocks rise after listless Wall Street day

    Asian stocks rose Tuesday following a listless day on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 2 percent to 20,745.28 and the Shanghai Composite ...

  • Asian Mixed In Post-Holiday Trading, European Stocks Move Higher, Trade Talks Still In Focus
    FX Empire8 days ago

    Asian Mixed In Post-Holiday Trading, European Stocks Move Higher, Trade Talks Still In Focus

    More than 66% of the S&P 500 have reported so far for the fourth quarter and the results are better than expected.

  • World stocks rise ahead of new round of US-China talks
    Associated Press8 days ago

    World stocks rise ahead of new round of US-China talks

    SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets mostly rose Monday as traders looked ahead to a new round of trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials in Beijing this week.

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    [$$] The London Report: Merger talk increases appetite for Just Eat

    Analysts questioned whether NuVasive was a good target, given the niche has grown slowly for a decade. Merrill Lynch restarted coverage of Tui with “buy” advice based on the group’s hotels and cruise divisions rather than its core package-holidays business, which the broker said had been largely written off by investors. rallied after Berenberg upgraded the lender to “hold” in the wake of last month’s capital warning.

  • Barrons.com11 days ago

    The Brexit Bargain Bin Is Fraught With Risk

    Feeling brave? Here are five deeply discounted U.K. stocks that stand a chance to come back if Brexit turns out benign.

  • Financial Times11 days ago

    [$$] Fast Europe Open: Germany trade data, France industrial production

    Olaf Scholz, Germany’s finance minister, has rejected fears that the country is heading for a serious economic downturn despite mounting evidence of weakening eurozone growth. Mr Scholz said the German economy was “continuing to move forward” and that employment was at a “truly remarkable” high.

  • Markets Mixed After State Of Union Address, Earnings Still In Focus, Good News On Trade
    FX Empire13 days ago

    Markets Mixed After State Of Union Address, Earnings Still In Focus, Good News On Trade

    European indices were higher in the earliest portion of the session but gave up those gains by midday. In earnings news, shares of GM spiked in early trading after it reported much better than expected earnings.

  • Softness Back in Vogue for Central Bankers
    FX Empire13 days ago

    Softness Back in Vogue for Central Bankers

    The head of the Reserve Bank of Australia provoked the Australian currency selloff on Wednesday morning. AUDUSD loses 1.6% after Philip Low’s comments on the Central Bank readiness to consider rate cuts.

  • Green Light For Australian Banks, EU At Nine(9) Week High, Earnings Still In Focus
    FX Empire14 days ago

    Green Light For Australian Banks, EU At Nine(9) Week High, Earnings Still In Focus

    Early morning earnings reports include several S&P 500 names and the results are mixed.

  • Lunar New Year Subdues Trade, Earnings Optimism Supports Equities, Google Earnings On Tap
    FX Empire15 days ago

    Lunar New Year Subdues Trade, Earnings Optimism Supports Equities, Google Earnings On Tap

    The sentiment is generally positive following a raft of good news in the previous week but expectations for big earnings after the close of trading kept investors in check.

  • The Week Ahead – Brexit, The BoE, The RBA and Trump in Focus
    FX Empire16 days ago

    The Week Ahead – Brexit, The BoE, The RBA and Trump in Focus

    Monetary policy and the State of the Union Speech will be of influence alongside economic data through the week. Will Trump rattle the markets?