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FTSE Climbs After Shire and BT Gains

News - Monday, November 11, 2013

The FTSE 100 climbed slightly on Monday, boosted by signs of improvement in the economy and strong performances by Shire and BT.

FTSE Climbs Slighting On Strong US Growth

News - Sunday, November 10, 2013

The FTSE 100 climbed slightly on Friday, in spite of a rocky start to the morning after Wall Street losses and strong US jobs data concerned investors.

Record Numbers of women in The Boardroom

News - Thursday, November 07, 2013

The number of women holding boardroom positions in the UK has reached record levels. According to an analysis conducted by the Cranfield School of Management, women now make up 19% of FTSE 100 boardrooms, and 15% of FTSE 250 boardrooms. These are the highest percentages since the Cranfield School of Management started monitoring the make-up of UK boards.

Vodafone Gains as AT&T Bid Talk continues

News - Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The rumour that AT&T may make a bid for Vodafone has been gaining momentum this week, pushing up the British company's shares.

RSA Drags Down FTSE 100

News - Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Insurer RSA issued a profit warning on Tuesday, dragging the FTSE 100 down with it. The firm lost 6.3 percent after announcing that insuring the losses caused by the recent bouts of severe weather in Canada and Europe had produced costs that were "materially above assumptions". The company warned that it's full year returns for shareholders were likely to be lower than average.

FTSE Climbs But Leisure Stocks Struggle

News - Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The FTSE 100 climbed slightly on Monday, but leisure stocks struggled after Ryanair issued a profits warning.

New App Shows Origins of FTSE 100 CEOs

News - Monday, November 04, 2013

If you've ever wondered where the top businessmen and women in the country were educated, now is your chance to find out. A new app, titled simply "Where do CEOs Come From" aims to give a definitive answer to that question.

Does FTSE Slip Herald a Major Pullback?

News - Friday, November 01, 2013

The FTSE 100 fell slightly on Thursday as Shell and Croda took a significant share price hit. The index dropped back below the five-month high that it had enjoyed earlier in the week.

Why Small Investors Are Looking Beyond the FTSE 100

News - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A growing number of individuals are turning to traditional funds because their earning potential is higher than that of a standard savings account, but there is a whole world of shares beyond the FTSE 100. Many mid cap companies offer bigger dividend payments, and offer good money-making opportunities for small investors and fund managers alike.

BP Share Price Climbs After Dividend Increase

News - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Shares in BP increased significantly on Tuesday, bolstering the FTSE 100, after the oil giant announced plans to increase its dividends.

FTSE Investors Awaing US Fed Decision

News - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The FTSE 100 hovered at just over 6,700 as investors waited to hear the US Federal reserve confirm plans to continue its quantitative easing program.

FTSE Climbs, But Profit-taking Likely

News - Sunday, October 27, 2013

The FTSE 100 posted gains for the third consecutive week, but as the index draws closer to the 13-year highs that were seen in May, investors are considering whether it is worth buying in to a market near its peak, or whether profit taking is a more practical option.

Retailers Lag But FTSE Strong Overall

News - Thursday, October 24, 2013

The FTSE 100 reached a five month high today, after strong economic data from China boosted basic materials stocks. The retail sector, however, lagged behind the rest of the markets.

Sports Direct Enjoys Soaring Sales

News - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The FTSE 100's nine-day long rally ended on Wednesday, with the banking sector pulling the index down thanks to concerns about U.S. lawsuits and the possible break-up of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

FTSE Climbs to Five Month High

News - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The FTSE 100 has reached a five month high, after some positive corporate updates and good news from the US Federal Reserve.

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