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FTSE climbs despite Standard Chartered woes

News - Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The top share index in the country rocketed to a four month high despite the downward pressure on the index from troubled bank Standard Chartered. By the close of the session, the FTSE 100 was higher by 0.56 per cent to reach 5841.

FTSE rises as hopes remain over ECB action

News - Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The leading share index in the UK was on the front foot on Monday as optimism increased over the possibility that the ECB will take decisive action to stem the debt crisis in the eurozone. By the end of the first session of the week, the FTSE 100 was higher by 0.37 per cent to close at 5809.

FTSE rockets after US data impresses

News - Sunday, August 05, 2012

The top share index was higher during the last session of the week after better than expected figures from the US boosted the market. By the end of trade, the FTSE 100 was higher by 2.21 per cent reaching 5787.

FTSE tumbles as ECB disappoints

News - Friday, August 03, 2012

The leading share index in the UK moved lower during the penultimate session of the week after comments from the head of the ECB failed to inspire the market. By the close of trade, the FTSE 100 had dropped to 5662, a fall of 0.88 per cent.

FTSE marches higher despite downbeat data

News - Thursday, August 02, 2012

The top share index in the UK soared upwards on Wednesday as the market seemed intent on focusing on strong trading results and ignoring concerns about the strength of the economy. By the end of the midweek session, the FTSE 100 had spiralled to 5713, increase by 1.38 per cent.

FTSE lower as earnings disappoint

News - Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The leading share index dropped downwards on Tuesday after disappointing corporate results ruined the party. By the end of the session, the FTSE 100 was lower by 1.02 per cent closing at 5635.

FTSE climbs as markets eye overseas government action

News - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The top share index in the UK moved higher on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on decisive action from both Europe and the US to kickstart the recovery. By the end of the first session of the week, the FTSE 100 was higher by 1.18 per cent closing at 5694.

FTSE boosted by eurozone reassurance

News - Sunday, July 29, 2012

The leading share index in the UK was lifted in the last session of the week by comments from eurozone leaders pledging their support. By the close of trade, the FTSE 100 was higher by 0.97 per cent reaching 5627.

FTSE soars as ECB vows to save euro

News - Thursday, July 26, 2012

The top share index in the UK went into overdrive on Thursday after the head of the European Central Bank promised the single currency would survive. By the close of trade, the FTSE 100 was higher by 1.36 per cent reaching 5573.

FTSE flat as US figures pare gains

News - Thursday, July 26, 2012

The leading share index in the UK slipped marginally into the red, after figures from the US cancelled out gains made earlier in the day. By the close of the midweek session, the FTSE 100 had inched lower by 0.02 per cent finishing at 5498.

FTSE lower as eurozone woes dominate

News - Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The leading share index in the UK continued its downward spiral on Tuesday as eurozone woes continued to dominate the market. By the close of trade the FTSE 100 was 0.63 per cent lower, reaching 5499 overnight.

FTSE slumps amid Spanish debt fears

News - Monday, July 23, 2012

The top share index in the UK started the week with a sharp fall after fears about the Spanish economy dominated global markets. By the end of the session, the FTSE 100 was close to a one month low, shedding 2.09 per cent to finish at 5534.

FTSE flops on Friday; euro concerns dominate

News - Sunday, July 22, 2012

The leading share index in the UK fell in the last trading session of the week, punctured by concerns over the Spanish economy and the details of the rescue package. By the end of trade, the FTSE 100 was lower by 1.09 per cent closing at 5652.

FTSE reaches two month peak over earnings reports

News - Friday, July 20, 2012

The top share index in the UK soared higher on Thursday boosted by a series of much-needed earnings reports which came out better than expected. By the end of trade, the FTSE 100 had rocketed to 5714, an increase of 0.50 per cent in the penultimate session of the week, leading to the highest close since May.

FTSE up; 'no recession' for the US

News - Thursday, July 19, 2012

The top share index in the UK climbed higher on Wednesday after comments from Ben Bernanke helped to reassure investors. By the end of the session, the FTSE 100 had climbed by 1.01 per cent, closing at 5686.

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