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FTSE plunges over Greek default fears

News - Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The top share index in the UK has suffered its biggest tumble in nearly three months as the ongoing uncertainty over whether the debt deal for Greece will be agreed weighed heavily upon investors. By the end of the session, the FTSE 100 was lower by 1.9 per cent, shedding more than 109 points to close at 5765.

FTSE falls as China data concerns miners

News - Monday, March 05, 2012

The leading share index in the UK fell during the first session of the week as China slashed its growth predictions, sending the mining sector plummeting. By the close of trade, the FTSE 100 had shed more than 36 points, 0.6 per cent to reach 5874, still within the recent tight trading range of 5830 to 5960.

FTSE bearish over economic fears

News - Monday, March 05, 2012

The top share index in the UK dipped lower on the final session of the week as combined economic pressured conspired to put it under downward pressure. By the close of trade, the FTSE 100 was weaker by 0.3 per cent, shedding more than 20 points to finish at 5911.

FTSE reverses decline as hopes rise over euro

News - Friday, March 02, 2012

The leading share index in the UK was higher on Thursday as good news for Greece helped to lift sentiment. By the end of the session, the FTSE 100 was higher by 1 per cent, reversing the drop seen on Wednesday to finish at 5931.

FTSE falls to 17 day low: Bernanke to blame

News - Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The top share index in the UK slumped in the midweek session after comments from the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke sent sentiment nosediving. By the end of trade, the FTSE 100 was lower by more than 56 points, diving by 1 per cent to finish on 5871, the lowest level seen since 10 February and a marked contrast to its recent climbs.

FTSE moves upwards as miners boost

News - Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The top share index in the UK inched higher on Tuesday as the price of base metals increased sending the mining sector climbing. By the end of the session, the FTSE 100 was up by 0.2 per cent, adding 12 points to close at 5927.

FTSE tumbles as bank concerns rise

News - Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The top share index in the UK slid downwards on Monday, hit by fears over the stability of the banking sector. By the end of the first session of the week the FTSE 100 was lower by 0.3 per cent, shedding over 19 points to close at 5915.

FTSE slips lower as Lloyds reports losses

News - Sunday, February 26, 2012

The leading share index in the UK inched downwards in the final session of the week as Lloyds Bank announced losses of £3.5 billion. By the end of the day, the FTSE 100 was lower by 0.1 per cent, shedding just 2 points to close at 5935.

FTSE climbs as banks boost

News - Friday, February 24, 2012

The leading share index in the UK was higher on Thursday after Royal Bank of Scotland posted its end of year results. By the close of the session the FTSE 100 was up by 0.4 per cent adding over 21 points to finish at 5937.

FTSE inches down as banks and miners decline

News - Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The top share index in the UK moved downwards on Wednesday as Greece suffered a further downgrade to its credit rating. By the end of the day, the FTSE 100 was lower by 0.2 per cent, shedding more than 11 points to close at 5916.

FTSE drops as Greek deal leaves long-term questions

News - Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The leading share index in the UK dropped on Tuesday as investors eyed the details of the Greek bailout deal with caution. By the close of trade, the FTSE 100 had fallen by 0.3 per cent, shedding more than 17 points to reach 5928.

FTSE shoots up as China monetary policy boosts

News - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The top share index in Britain moved higher during the first session of the week after China announced an unexpected easing in their monetary policy. By the close of trade, the FTSE 100 was higher by 0.7 per cent, adding over 40 points to finish at 5945, nearly reaching a 7 and a half month peak.

FTSE ends week on a high

News - Sunday, February 19, 2012

The leading share index in Britain finished the week with an upward move as signs that the Greece crisis was closer than ever to a solution boosted investors. By the close of the final session of the week, the FTSE was higher by 0.3 per cent, adding more than 19 points to reach 5905.

FTSE sags despite upbeat US data

News - Friday, February 17, 2012

The top share index in the UK was lower on Thursday as ongoing concerns over the debt crisis in the eurozone dampened investors appetite. By the end of the session the FTSE 100 had slipped by 0.1 per cent, dropping over 6 points to close at 5885.

Rangebound FTSE stagnant; miners drop as bankers rise

News - Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The top share index in the UK was marginally lower on Tuesday as there was little activity as investors remained within a tight range seen in the last fortnight. By the end of the session, the FTSE 100 was lower by 0.1 per cent, with 7 points knocked off the index to close at 5892.

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