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FTSE 100 led higher by retailers

News - Friday, March 25, 2011

Britain's leading share index jumped higher as retailers led the charge upwards, with the session closing on 5880, a rise of 1.47 per cent.

Miners support FTSE as Sainsburys staggers ahead of Budget

News - Thursday, March 24, 2011

On the day on which the Chancellor announces the coalitions' first full Budget, Britain's top share index was held up by strong performances from the miners whilst Sainsburys pushed the FTSE 100 down as its sales figures were well below expectations. By 11.35 GMT, before the Chancellor releases his report, the index was up by 0.3 per cent, reaching 5780, an increase of over 147 points.

Car manufacturers halt FTSE's rally

News - Tuesday, March 22, 2011

With Britain's leading share index finishing higher again on Monday, the third successive day of trading, the resurgence on Tuesday was dampened somewhat by sentiment in the car manufacturing sector. By 11.43 GMT, the FTSE 100 had dropped slightly, by 0.1 per cent, to reach 5780, a fall of 3.5 per cent for March so far.

FTSE 100 set for third successive climb

News - Monday, March 21, 2011

The recent woes of the Japanese disaster and the oil crisis in Libya appear to be finally dying away as the market rose for the third session in a row, reaching 5789 by 11.45 GMT, a climb of 1.2 per cent. However, despite recent strength the index was still short by approximately 4 per cent for the month so far.

FTSE creeps up as National Grid leads the line

News - Monday, March 21, 2011

Britain's leading share index battled to fight back from recent losses sustained after the crisis in Japan and the volatility in Libya, with the FTSE 100 reaching 5718 by close of session on Friday, an increase of 0.4 per cent, with losses for the week capped at 1.9 per cent. However, despite the fight back, the index is still slumped 6.8 per cent lower than the high point of the year so far, attained on February 8 2011.

FTSE bounces back as miners lead the resurgence

News - Thursday, March 17, 2011

Following losses of more than £50 billion since the earthquake struck in Japan last week, Britain's leading share index rebounded on Thursday with signs pointing towards an overselling of stocks. The FTSE 100 climbed by 0.9 per cent, reaching 5646 by 12.14 GMT.

FTSE slumps further as Japan, Europe and Libya weigh heavily

News - Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Britain's top share index took a further hammering on Wednesday as fears over Japan, eurozone sovereign debt and the ongoing unrest in Libya all took their toll on trading. By 16.00 GMT, the index had fallen to 5650, a decline of over 44 points.

FTSE 100 plunging downwards as Japanese disaster panics investors

News - Tuesday, March 15, 2011

As Japan faced yet more bad news as concerns over the meltdown of nuclear reactors spread, Britain's top share index dropped like a stone, prompting fears that the disasters could damage the fragile economic recovery worldwide. By 14.00 GMT, the index had sunk by 2.37 per cent to reach 5638, with insurers, luxury good firms and miners all feeling the most pain.

FTSE slips in aftermath of Japanese disaster but losses limited

News - Monday, March 14, 2011

As expected, Britain's leading share index saw the consequences of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami hit prices, with the FTSE 100 dropping by 0.3 per cent to 5808 by 12.06 GMT.

Japan disaster shakes FTSE

News - Sunday, March 13, 2011

An already fragile FTSE 100 index was tested further on Friday as the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that has rocked Japan sent investors running for cover. Britain's top share index closed the final session, down 0.28 per cent to 5829, after shedding a total of 2.7 per cent over the trading week.

FTSE down as Euro debt and Libya shreds confidence

News - Thursday, March 10, 2011

The leading share index continued its meltdown on Thursday, reaching 5854 by 16.02 GMT, a drop of over 96 points, or 1.39 per cent. The continuing decline was blamed partly on the ongoing unrest in Libya with the situation becoming increasingly volatile as well as Eurozone sovereign debt continuing to trouble investors.

FTSE falls mid-week as Eurozone debt fears resurface

News - Wednesday, March 09, 2011

After closing Tuesday' session fairly flat at 5974, the FTSE 100 suffered a torrid time on Wednesday, dipping to 5936 by 2.41 GMT, a slide of 0.6 per cent as investors eyed debts in Europe, despite the worries over oil starting to ease.

FTSE steadies after Monday slide

News - Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tuesday saw an easing of anxieties as the price of crude oil started to drop, allaying concerns of the potential for global recovery to be thwarted by the unrest in the Middle East. Monday had seen the FTSE 100 drop after reaching resistance levels, closing down 0.3 per cent. However, by 11.35 GMT on Tuesday, Britain's top index had stopped the rot with a marginal increase of 0.03 per cent, reaching 5976.

FTSE pushed upwards by banks and commodities

News - Monday, March 07, 2011

After dropping 0.2 per cent in the final session last week, the FTSE reversed its position, gaining 0.8 per cent by midday to reach 6035, close to resistance levels of 6040-6050.

FTSE falls on Friday following Thursday rise

News - Sunday, March 06, 2011

After jumping by 1.5 per cent on Thursday, the last session for the week saw the FTSE 100 index retreat back to 5990 by the close of the day, a drop of 0.2 per cent.

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