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FTSE slumps as banker comments send investors running

News - Friday, February 08, 2013

The top share index in the UK moved lower on Thursday after warnings from both the Bank of England the European Central Bank set alarm bells ringing with investors. By the end of the session, the FTSE 100 was lower by 1.06 reaching 6228.

FTSE climbs despite economic indicators

News - Thursday, February 07, 2013

The leading share index in the UK moved upwards on Wednesday despite indications that the market could be heading for a downturn. By the close of trade the FTSE 100 was higher by 0.20 per cent, reaching 6295.

FTSE recovers after Monday sell off

News - Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The top share index in the UK bounced back on Tuesday after strong service sector results and better than expected corporate earnings helped to pull sentiment back on track. By the close of play, the FTSE 100 was higher by 0.57 per cent climbing to reach 6282.

Mobile telecomms see slump after Vodafone downgrade

News - Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The mobile telecomms sector was in the red after one of the heavyweight stocks in the industry, Vodafone, was slapped with a downgrade by Citigroup.

FTSE rockets as best January for 13 years recorded

News - Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The leading share index soared higher in the last session of the week as it was revealed the FTSE enjoyed a particularly profitable January. By the close of trade, the FTSE 100 was higher by 1.12 per cent finishing on 6347 on the first trading day of February.

GDP slide fails to dent upbeat mood in FTSE

News - Thursday, January 31, 2013

The leading share index in the UK was in a rebellious mood on Friday as it shrugged off concerns over a triple dip recession to end the day even higher. By the close of trade the FTSE 100 was higher by 0.31 per cent reaching 6284.

FTSE rockets as economic data wows investors

News - Thursday, January 31, 2013

The top share index in the UK soared higher on Thursday after economic data impressed investors, despite poor results from mega company Apple. By the end of the session, the FTSE 100 was higher by 1.09 per cent, reaching 6264.

FTSE climbs on back of positive US earnings report

News - Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The leading share index in the UK moved upwards on Wednesday, boosted by news of strong earnings reports in the US. By the end of the session, the FTSE 100 was higher by 0.30 per cent, closing for the day at 6197.

Turbulent times keep FTSE flat

News - Monday, January 28, 2013

The leading share index in the UK finished more or less where it started after a day of choppy trading saw it fluctuate up and down. By the end of the session the FTSE 100 was marginally higher by 0.03 per cent, reaching 6179.

FTSE heading for five year peak

News - Thursday, January 24, 2013

The leading share index in the UK moved higher on Monday, climbing close to five year peaks despite thin volumes in the market. By the end of the first session of the week, the FTSE 100 was higher by 0.43 per cent reaching 6180.

FTSE steady as China boosts sentiment

News - Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The top share index in the UK clung on to the gains notched up during the day on Friday after global super-power China announced better than expected results. Despite climbing higher, the FTSE 100 finished below the intraday high, pushed lower by a mixture of fourth quarter results from market heavyweights on Wall Street.

FTSE higher as US data boosts market

News - Friday, January 18, 2013

The leading share index in the UK moved upwards on Thursday after a quiet morning was lifted by better than predicted figures from the US. By the close of trade, the FTSE 100 was higher by 0.46 per cent, reaching 6132.

FTSE inches lower over market growth concerns

News - Thursday, January 17, 2013

The leading share index in the UK finished marginally lower in the midweek session, closing at 6104 after global growth concerns once again returned to the spotlight.

FTSE inches higher but US debt fears return

News - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The leading index in the UK crept higher in a day which saw reversals and retracements as investors fretted over the new debt ceiling conundrum in the US. By the end of trade, the FTSE 100 was marginally higher, up by 0.15 per cent closing for the day on 6117.

FTSE stutters as market eyes imminent Fed Reserve speech

News - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The leading share index in the UK dropped lower in its opening session of the week as investors waited nervously to hear what the chairman of the Federal Reserve had to say in an evening address. By the close of trade, the FTSE 100 was down by 0.22 per cent, reaching 6108.

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