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FTSE falls as risk appetite wanes

News - Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The top index in the UK slumped on Wednesday as concerns resurfaced over the vulnerability of the global economy. After an earlier flirtation with the key level of 6000, the FTSE 100 finished the session down 1.0 per cent reaching 5928 and dropping 61 points.

Bank holiday break refreshes FTSE as banks and energy boost

News - Tuesday, May 31, 2011

After the long weekend the blue-chip index performed well in the opening session of the week closing up by 0.9 per cent and edging closer to remaining over the 6000 mark by finishing at 5989.99, having peaked at 6009 earlier in the day.

Boost for blue-chips as banks and miners revive

News - Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The final session of the week before the break for the Bank Holiday saw the FTSE 100 index rising strongly, seeking to overcome recent weakness in the share prices. By the closing bell, the index had risen by 0.98 per cent to hit 5939, a rise of nearly 58 points to comfortably break through the key psychological level of 5900.

FTSE continues its crawl upwards with oil and miners supporting

News - Thursday, May 26, 2011

The FTSE 100 index continued its slow climb back up the leader board with shares in commodities helping to support its revival. By 11.50 BST the index was up by 0.4 per cent to reach 5895 after breaching the key 5900 level earlier in the session.

FTSE creeps higher but investors wary

News - Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The top share index in Britain climbed on Wednesday but gains were only modest as despite banks leading a resurgence, the outlook was seen as mixed, with some predicting further falls in the index. By the close of the day, the FTSE 100 had risen by 0.2 per cent to reach 5870, up nearly 12 points.

FTSE tiptoes back up as commodities recover

News - Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The slump in the leading share index seen on Monday was halted on Tuesday as the FTSE 100 recovered from its worst day of trading since 23 March. After closing down by 1.9 per cent on the first session of the week, by 11.18 BST, the index had recovered by 0.4 per cent to reach 5857.

FTSE slumps as fears over eurozone debt contagion spread

News - Monday, May 23, 2011

Britain's blue chips plunged downwards in the first session of the week as concerns over the vulnerability of the single currency hit investors. By the close of the day, the FTSE 100 index had plummeted by 1.9 per cent to reach 5835, the lowest level seen in two months.

Greece downgrade halts FTSE recovery

News - Saturday, May 21, 2011

The bluechip index was stopped in its tracks on Friday by a credit agency downgrade in Greece's rating. The move send ripples through the market sending the FTSE 100 down by 0.1 per cent, reaching 5948 by the close of the session, despite having earlier reached an intra-session peak of 6017.

FTSE rises as Glencore floats

News - Thursday, May 19, 2011

Britain's top share index rose for the second successive session following a week of losses, climbing by 0.6 per cent to reach 5955 by the end of the day. The FTSE 100 had added 1.1 per cent on Wednesday and had briefly broken through the 6000 barrier on Thursday as the bluechips were boosted by the appearance of Glencore on the market for the first time.

FTSE climbs on Wednesday boosted by Land Securities

News - Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The FTSE 100 index started the day on a brighter note on Wednesday, posting an increase of 0.9 per cent to reach 5911 by 10.32 BST, recovering from key support points as poor housing figures in the US knocked sentiment in the market.

FTSE halts decline as Vodafone and BP boost

News - Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Britain's leading share index stopped short of a fifth day of falls as it climbed by 0.1 per cent by 10.54 GMT, reaching 5930. The FTSE 100 had seen four consecutive sessions of falls as the market feared the lack of growth and the re-emergence of eurozone debt worries.

Monday blues hit FTSE as debt issues dominate

News - Monday, May 16, 2011

After shedding around 1 per cent in last week's trading, the FTSE 100 index continued its descent on Monday, dropping 0.9 per cent to hit 5875 by 11.15 BST, not far above the April low point of 5858. Concerns over global growth and eurozone debt resurfaced with investors in a cautious mood.

FTSE creeps back up as commodities recover

News - Friday, May 13, 2011

After taking a pounding in recent session Britain's blue chip index started to climb back up the charts, as the miners started to bounce back from previous heavy losses. After shedding 1.2 per cent in the last two trading days, the FTSE 100 climbed by 0.8 per cent by 10.57 BST, just shy of the 6000 mark at 5991.

FTSE creeps back up as commodities recover

News - Friday, May 13, 2011

After taking a pounding in recent session Britain's blue chip index started to climb back up the charts, as the miners started to bounce back from previous heavy losses. After shedding 1.2 per cent in the last two trading days, the FTSE 100 climbed by 0.8 per cent by 10.57 BST, just shy of the 6000 mark at 5991.

FTSE plunges in biggest monthly drop since July

News - Thursday, May 12, 2011

The downward trend of the FTSE 100 index continued on Thursday as the bluechips plunged by 1.3 per cent to reach 5900 by 11.27 BST. The drop came after the index fell by 0.7 per cent in the previous session, closing approximately 76 points higher at 5976.

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