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FTSE soars as eurozone fears settle

News - Friday, September 16, 2011

The FTSE 100 index moved higher on Thursday as fears over future actions were quelled overnight. By the end of trade, the blue chips had shot higher by 2.1 per cent, an increase of more than 100 points to reach 5337.

FTSE ends higher as fresh hope for eurozone debt emerges

News - Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The top share index in the UK moved higher on Wednesday as investors were filled with optimism about the debt position across being improved following a statement from the President of the European Commission. The FTSE 100 closed up 1.00 per cent for the day, adding to gains seen on Tuesday of 0.9 per cent, sending the index to 5227.

FTSE breaks downward curve despite eurozone debt talk

News - Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The FTSE 100 index stopped its swoop lower on Tuesday as it was bolstered by hope for Italy's debts from China as well as seeing bankers rejuvenated. By the close of trade the blue chips were higher by 0.9 per cent, reaching 5174 after bouncing off a session low of 5069.

FTSE falls as miners and bankers slump

News - Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The top share index in the UK was lower again at the start of the week as the much-awaited Independent Commission on Banking's report was finally published, sending the industry into freefall as the contents were digested by investors. The FTSE 100 finished the day lower by 1.6 per cent reaching 5129 after shedding just over 85 points.

FTSE revival ceases as European fears dominate

News - Monday, September 12, 2011

The surge up the leaderboard by the FTSE 100 index came to an abrupt standstill on Friday as news of the departure of a key figure in the ECB sent frissons of fear through the market. By the close of trade, the blue chips were lower by 2.4 per cent reaching 5214 after seeing more than 125 points wiped off.

FTSE continues to march higher as retailers recover

News - Thursday, September 08, 2011

The FTSE 100 index carried on its recovery by adding another 0.4 per cent by the close of trade on Thursday, reaching 5340. The climb was prompted by strong results from the oil sector as well as the retailers staging a resurgence.

FTSE powers higher led by bargain hunters

News - Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The blue chip index soared higher on Wednesday as thrifty investors looking for a bargain drove the market upwards. The FTSE 100 index climbed by over 161 points to reach 5318 by close of trade, a rise of 3.1 per cent.

FTSE fights back as commodities lead the way

News - Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The FTSE 100 index staged a recovery on Tuesday after enduring two torrid days of trading which saw nearly 6 per cent wiped off its value. The commodities helped the blue chips to bounce back, closing the session higher by 1.1 per cent, adding over 54 points to reach 5156.

FTSE flops; China, Germany and UK fears dent performance

News - Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The leading share index in Britain slithered steadily lower on Monday, starting the week with the second heaviest daily fall of the year so far. The FTSE 100 index tumbled by 3.6 per cent – a loss of more than 189 points – to fall to 5102, the lowest level seen in over two weeks.

FTSE falls on Friday over US fears

News - Monday, September 05, 2011

The leading share index in the UK fell heavily on the last day of trading in the week as US jobs figures led to heightened fears over the world's biggest economy slipping back into a recession. The FTSE 100 index after performing well all week dropped by 2.3 per cent finishing at 5292, a drop of more than 126 points.

FTSE higher again as banks and telecoms both move upwards

News - Thursday, September 01, 2011

The leading share index in the UK was climbing again on Thursday as possible delays over banking reform sent shares in the sector higher. By the close of trade, the FTSE 100 was up by 0.5 per cent, reaching 5418 after rising by just 24 points.

FTSE ends August with rise but lower overall

News - Thursday, September 01, 2011

The FTSE 100 finished on the last day of August with a significant climb which helped pull the index away from being the poorest performing month since the collapse of the Lehman brothers. By the close of trade, the blue chips were up by 2.4 per cent, reaching 5394, a climb of over 125 points.

FTSE lifted on Tuesday to match European sentiment

News - Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The FTSE 100 index ended in positive territory on Tuesday as it raced to catch up with the rest of Europe after the extra day off for the bank holiday. After a stagnant day of trading on Friday, the blue chips finished higher by 2.7 per cent, rising by more than 138 points to reach 5268.

FTSE flat on Friday as Bernanke disappoints over QE3

News - Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The FTSE 100 index ended relatively flat on Friday as the investors hoping for an injection of cash into the US economy did not hear the message they wanted from the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke. The lack of stimulus led to the index swinging low but recovering sharply in the afternoon to finish the day marginally down at 5129, just over 1 point less than where it opened.

FTSE heads lower as QE3 hopes fade

News - Friday, August 26, 2011

The FTSE 100 index which had been buoyed in the past three sessions by speculation that the US may opt for further stimulus into the economy dropped on Thursday as consensus of opinion suggested that this is likely to not be the case. By the close of trade the blue chips were down by 1.4 per cent, reaching 5131, a loss of over 74 points.

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