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FTSE continues to slide after Tuesday's peak

News - Thursday, February 10, 2011

Britain's top index continued to backtrack after reaching a 33 month high on Tuesday, dropping 0.9 per cent by 12.04 GMT to reach 5997, a nosedive of over 54 points. The slide was led by banks and miners with some corporate results leaving a lot to be desired.

FTSE wobbly on Wednesday after Tuesday's 33 month peak

News - Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Britain's top index had a shaky start on Wednesday after gaining 0.7 per cent and soaring to 6091 on Tuesday, the highest point seen since May 2008. However, with some big companies going ex-dividend, the FTSE 100 dropped in early morning trading on Wednesday, losing 0.3 per cent to fall to 6075 by 09.00 GMT, a loss of over 15 points.

Miners fall as China's interest rate rises

News - Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The market was taken by surprise on Tuesday as China announced a further interest rate rise in a bid to try and curb its inflation problem. After finishing the previous session at the highest level since 18 January, the FTSE 100 fell to 6038 by 11.56 GMT, a drop of 12 points, or 0.2 per cent.

FTSE drives higher seeking 2011 peak

News - Monday, February 07, 2011

The FTSE 100 index closed up 0.9 per cent on Monday, breaking back through the vital 6000 barrier and reaching 6051, its highest point in nearly three weeks. With support from several sectors, the index climbed for the fourth time in five days and eyed a new record for 2011.

FTSE finishes week up as sentiment strengthens

News - Sunday, February 06, 2011

The top index rose by 0.2 per cent on Friday, just falling short of the 6000 barrier and reaching 5997 by the end of the session. The small gain added to a 0.7 per cent increase on Thursday, totalling a 2 per cent climb for the week.

FTSE retreats on gains made as oil results disappoint

News - Thursday, February 03, 2011

FTSE climbs further on Tuesday as miners shine

News - Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Following a 1.6 per cent rise on Tuesday, the FTSE 100 index continued to creep higher reaching 5993 by 12.07 GMT, a rise of 0.6 per cent, or 35 points. The FTSE was boosted by an easing of the protests in Egypt together with a strong mining sector.

Egypt worries cool as FTSE heads higher

News - Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The index shrugged off the ongoing political unrest in Egypt as the FTSE 100 climbed a further 1 per cent, reaching 5920 by 11.34 GMT. Following a 1.7 per cent drop over the previous days, the worst of the Egyptian protests seem to have passed.

Egypt continues to weigh on FTSE, oils firm

News - Monday, January 31, 2011

The top price index continued to feel the effects of the political chaos in Egypt but the effects were reduced by strength in the price of crude oil. By the close of the session, the FTSE had stopped the rot with just a small slide of 0.3 per cent to 5862.

FTSE falls under pressure as investors eye Egypt

News - Monday, January 31, 2011

The FTSE 100 index fell on Friday, as the ongoing protests in Egypt caused consternation amongst traders with the mining sector also suffering heavy losses. By 12.11 GMT, the index had dropped over 48 points to reach 5917, a drop of 0.8 per cent.

FTSE recovers, boosted by miners

News - Thursday, January 27, 2011

Following an early session dip, the FTSE 100 index pushed upwards on Thursday climbing 0.2 per cent to 5979, as the mining sector helped drive the market higher. The rise came after the index added 0.9 per cent on the previous day of trading and then went on to suffer an early morning jolt as the market felt the effects of a cut in Japan's credit rating by Standard & Poors.

Commodities bounce back driving up FTSE

News - Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Following a difficult few days for the FTSE with continuing European debt woes and poor GDP figures, the index bounced back as commodities recovered some of their losses. Vodafone was also a key stock providing support on the leaderboard.

GDP slumps pushes FTSE lower

News - Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A surprise drop in the GDP figures published on Tuesday hit the FTSE 100 index, with half of the gains made in the previous sessions lost. By 12.16 GMT the index had slid to 5923, a fall of 0.4 per cent.

FTSE starts week with a slide as banks weaken

News - Monday, January 24, 2011

The FTSE 100 index dropped 0.1 per cent by 09.12 GMT to 5890, following a small rise of 0.5 per cent on the previous session. Banks were the worst performers of the morning as ongoing eurozone debt concerns weighed heavily on the sector together with concerns over a government-supported proposition to secure retail arms.

FTSE claws upwards following 5 week low

News - Sunday, January 23, 2011

The FTSE 100 index fought its way back out of a five week trough hit on Thursday as it closed down 1.8 per cent at 5867. However, by 08.57 GMT on Friday, the FTSE had started to bounce back rising 0.2 per cent to reach 5878 as investor confidence was seen back in the market.

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