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Markets creep higher as investors hope for US action

News - Thursday, August 25, 2011

The UK blue chip index ended the day higher on Wednesday as the markets took an optimistic view ahead of the US Federal Reserve update on Friday. By the close of trade the FTSE 100 index was higher by over 76 points, climbing by 1.5 per cent to reach 5205, after plunging to a session low of 5098 earlier in the day.

FTSE higher on Tuesday; bargain-hunters buy banks

News - Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The top share index in the UK was higher again on Tuesday as it saw prices rise on the back of strong data from China and renewed hopes over an injection of cash into the US market. The FTSE 100 finished the day higher by 0.67 per cent reaching 5129.

FTSE stops the rot as pharmaceuticals bounce back

News - Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The FTSE 100 index started the week with a bang as it called a halt to the three session losing streak seen at the end of last week. The blue chips finished the day higher by 1.1 per cent at 5095, in thin trading volumes as summer holidays took its toll on numbers.

FTSE ends week with another fall

News - Monday, August 22, 2011

The FTSE 100 index failed to end the week on a high as the global fears which had engulfed the markets recently continued to wipe out investor confidence. The blue chip index ended up lower by 1 per cent, over 51 points, to close at 5040, just above the key technical support level of 5000.

FTSE plunges in worst day of trading since March 2009

News - Friday, August 19, 2011

Markets were sent tumbling by investor concerns over the state of the global economy on Thursday with the US and Europe under the spotlight in particular. The FTSE 100 index plummeted a whopping 4.5 per cent to close at 5092, a loss of 239 points equating to around £60 billion wiped off the value of stocks.

FTSE falters as financials fall

News - Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The blue chip index was lower on Wednesday as financial firms were left vulnerable to eurozone difficulties with the meeting between France and Germany raising more questions than solutions. The FTSE 100 index fell by 0.5 per cent by the close of trade, dropping by just over 26 points to reach 5331.

FTSE rally falters as eurozone worries dominate

News - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The upward surge seen in the FTSE00 index in the past three sessions came to an abrupt halt on Tuesday as fears over the stability of the eurozone economy led commodities lower. By the close of the session the index had fallen 1.3 per cent to finish at 5280, a loss of more than 70 points.

FTSE gains as miners rise but banks falter

News - Monday, August 15, 2011

The FTSE 100 index started the week with a strong start but bankers were wobbly ahead of a crucial eurozone debt meeting. The blue chips finished higher by 0.6 per cent, increasing by just 31 points to close at 5350.

FTSE up for the week as banks make gains

News - Monday, August 15, 2011

The top share index in the UK ended the week higher than it started, despite swings of more than 500 points, with banks and miners two of the sectors leading the way. On Friday the FTSE 100 index climbed by 3 per cent, an increase of 157 points to reach 5320, a rise of 1.3 per cent on the week as a whole.

FTSE swings back higher as miners boost index

News - Friday, August 12, 2011

After plummeting by 3.1 per cent on Wednesday, the FTSE 100 index swung higher again on Thursday as the bounce back was fueled by some good news in the mining sector. By the close of trade, the blue chips had risen by 3.1 per cent to reach 5162, despite having swung to an earlier session low of 4943.

FTSE revival short-lived as shares plunge again

News - Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wednesday saw the FTSE 100 index nose-diving again with the brief resurgence on Tuesday just a brief interlude between its determined downwards descent. By the close of trade the index fell by 3.1 per cent reaching 5007 after shedding a chunky 157 points.

FTSE surges higher as hopes pinned on US economic policy

News - Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The FTSE 100 index saw violent swings up and down on Tuesday as investors firstly saw stocks plummet before recovering to finish in positive territory for the first time in seven days. The bluechip index closed for the day up nearly 96 points at 5164, an increase of 1.9 per cent on the day.

FTSE continues to crash lower over economic woes

News - Monday, August 08, 2011

The FTSE 100 index continued in freefall on Monday as it nosedived by a further 3.4 per cent to close at the lowest level seen since 7 July 2010. The closing point was 5068, a total loss of just over 178 points, part of the overall landslide which has see over $3.4 trillion wiped off the stock markets in the last two weeks.

FTSE plummets further amid fears of a double-dip recession

News - Sunday, August 07, 2011

The top share index in the UK was plunged even lower as the global panic over the state of the economy continued to spread amongst investors. The FTSE 100 index saw its worst week of trading since the Lehman brothers crisis in 2008 with 9.7 per cent wiped off its value in just five days.

FTSE 100 nosedives further to 11 month low

News - Thursday, August 04, 2011

The problems on the stockmarket worsened for the fifth consecutive day as shares tumbled to lows not seen since September 2010. By the close of trade, the FTSE 100 index had dropped to 5393, a fall of 3.4 per cent in a single day and the first time it had closed at less than 5400 since 2 September 2010.

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