^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed price. Currency in GBP
7,049.80
+22.81 (+0.32%)
At close: 4:35PM BST
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Previous close7,026.99
Open7,026.99
Volume0
Day's range7,012.56 - 7,070.38
52-week range6,866.90 - 7,903.50
Avg. volume736,659,482
  • The Week Ahead – Monetary Policy and Geo-Politics to Influence, as Earnings Roll Out
    FX Empire10 hours ago

    The Week Ahead – Monetary Policy and Geo-Politics to Influence, as Earnings Roll Out

    A busy week ahead sees the BoC and ECB in action, with the Saudis joining China on the hit list and then there’s Brexit and Italy to consider.

  • Barrons.com2 days ago

    It’s Time to Bet on British Stocks — Even With Brexit Looming

    Britain’s economy is strong, stocks are inexpensive relative to those in the U.S., and when the Brexit drama passes, the pound sterling should rise.

  • Europe's Equity Rebound Turns to Gloom Again, Thanks to the U.S.
    Bloomberg3 days ago

    Europe's Equity Rebound Turns to Gloom Again, Thanks to the U.S.

    (Bloomberg) -- Once again, a promising equity rebound in Europe has been derailed by the U.S. open.

  • A Markets' Guide to Soft Brexit, If and When It Finally Happens
    Bloomberg3 days ago

    A Markets' Guide to Soft Brexit, If and When It Finally Happens

    With U.K. and EU officials at an impasse over the thorny issue of the Irish customs border, there is still no clarity on what will happen post-divorce. A soft Brexit with a clear outline for future economic ties remains most investors’ base scenario, once the day arrives. The EU is now aiming for a December summit to complete an agreement, though an earlier meeting is still possible, a government official told Bloomberg News.

  • Brexit Angst Hasn’t Stopped This U.K. Asset From Outperforming
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    Brexit Angst Hasn’t Stopped This U.K. Asset From Outperforming

    Dividend futures on the FTSE 100 have outperformed Britain’s equity benchmarks and bonds, as well as similar derivatives from major developed markets this year. Forecasts for distributions to shareholders over the coming year are at the highest since 2005, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Unlike cash equities, dividend futures have the benefit of delivery by a fixed date.

  • Financial Times5 days ago

    [$$] BHP on track to achieve 50% female workforce by 2025

    BHP Billiton, the world’s largest miner, has said it is on track to meet its target for women to make up half of its workforce by 2025, following a 40 per cent increase in the number of female staff over the past two years. The miner, which shocked the male-dominated industry when it introduced the target in 2016, said it has launched a host of initiatives to boost the hiring of women and allow more flexible working across its 26,000-strong workforce. “I believe we’ll get there and we’re on track,” Athalie Williams, chief people officer at the Anglo-Australian company, said.

  • Financial Times5 days ago

    [$$] Fast Europe Open: Germany import prices, UK unemployment

    on Brexit, amid rising expectations that the timetable for finalising an exit deal could slip into December. Instead of confronting her cabinet by trying to force through agreement on a Brexit withdrawal treaty ahead of the European Council — originally billed as a key moment in the negotiations — Mrs May has left important issues unresolved.

  • Rising Telecoms, Energy Shares Help Europe Stocks Reverse Losses
    Bloomberg6 days ago

    Rising Telecoms, Energy Shares Help Europe Stocks Reverse Losses

    Telecoms outperformed, with Deutsche Telekom AG up 2.3 percent and BT Group Plc up 2.1 percent. Last week’s sell-off across the globe sank European equities as investors rotated out of equities amid rising bond yields following the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest rate hike and amid the brewing U.S.-China trade conflict. The market pull-back has prompted some investors to shift toward value sectors, such as telecoms.

  • Financial Times6 days ago

    [$$] Market action: the first 20 minutes

    FT subscribers can click here to receive Market Forces every day by email. One of the most important aspects of directing any action or thriller movie is making sure you give the audience a chance to recover from a big shock. An opening scene replete with explosions or drama is followed by a notable moderation in pace, a temporary breather before the next bout of rising action.

  • Financial Times6 days ago

    [$$] ConvaTec shares plunge after profit warning and chief’s exit

    Shares in medical equipment maker ConvaTec fell more than 35 per cent on Monday after it cut its growth forecast and announced the immediate retirement of its chief executive. It was the second profit warning in 12 months for the company, which was squeezed out of the FTSE 100 last year. A change in inventory policy and in expected ordering patterns by the biggest customer of its infusion devices business — which supplies manufacturers of insulin pumps for diabetes — would hit revenues by between $18m and $23m.

  • Financial Times6 days ago

    [$$] The London Report: BAE slides as focus shifts to Saudi contracts

    BAE Systems led the FTSE 100 fallers amid scrutiny of its dealings with Saudi Arabia, which provides about 16 per cent of the defence contractor’s annual revenue. Growing unease over the disappearance ...

  • Financial Times7 days ago

    [$$] Italy budget, Brexit summit, China GDP

    It’s deadline day for countries to submit draft 2019 budgets to the European Commission, with Italy likely to garner the most attention from investors. Bank of America reports third-quarter earnings and investors will be looking at what the bank plans to do next after hitting its cost-cutting and efficiency targets. US retail sales, which edged up 0.1 per cent in August, the smallest rise since February, are expected to record a gain of 0.6 per cent in September, led by automobile sales.

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    [$$] Bonds, oil and renminbi wield the power to roil markets

    , buckle up, the rollercoaster ride has only just started for investors. Much of the consternation reflects the pressure in three major parts of the financial system: US bond yields, oil prices and China’s currency, the renminbi. What links them are the policy stances of the Trump administration regarding the US economy, Iran and China.

  • Financial Times9 days ago

    [$$] Wall Street stages late rebound after turbulent week

    Wall Street staged a rebound on Friday afternoon to end a turbulent week on a more positive note, with US technology stocks enjoying their biggest one-day gain in more than half a year. The US stock market started Friday on the front foot, only to sag lower and threaten to end in the red for a seventh day running. Citi’s stock rebounded 2.1 per cent.

  • Financial Times9 days ago

    [$$] US stocks rebound in volatile trading

    Friday 21.00 BST US stocks rallied into the weekend in an extremely choppy session, following a turbulent few days that saw concern over higher interest rates drive the S&P 500 down to levels not seen ...

  • Financial Times9 days ago

    [$$] Market corrections are messy

    FT subscribers can click here to receive Market Forces every day by email. Market corrections are messy, particularly when they begin by taking the elevator down rather than the stairs. The Russell 2000 index has entered a correction, defined as a drop of 10 per cent from its record closing peak set at the end of August.

  • Financial Times9 days ago

    [$$] The London Report: Tobacco groups drag on the FTSE 100

    Imperial Brands and British American Tobacco were the FTSE 100’s sharpest fallers on renewed concerns about a US regulatory crackdown. The Food and Drug Administration said yesterday it had sent letters ...

  • Financial Times9 days ago

    [$$] Global sell-off hits UK and European stocks

    What does the chart show? Stock markets experienced a sharp sell-off this week as investors’ jitters about rising interest rates and the potential end to a decade-long run of performance for global stocks ...

  • Financial Times9 days ago

    [$$] Double knight delight for Douglas Flint

    Douglas Flint will be looking forward to taking the reins as chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen , with the announcement of his appointment said to be only weeks away. The former HSBC chairman has been ...

  • LSE Falls to Six-Month Low on Brexit Fears Amid Broader Slump
    Bloomberg10 days ago

    LSE Falls to Six-Month Low on Brexit Fears Amid Broader Slump

    The FTSE is down less than 6 percent in the same period. Prior to this month, LSE Group had been one of the FTSE’s best performers in 2018. LSE’s LCH unit is the biggest clearing house in the world for interest rate swaps, a type of derivative that helps companies hedge interest rate risk.

  • Financial Times10 days ago

    [$$] Hargreaves Lansdown warns of ‘industry-wide slowdown’

    Britain’s biggest online brokerage Hargreaves Lansdown has warned that market uncertainty and “weak” investor sentiment has caused an industry-wide slowdown. The FTSE 100 company said on Thursday that ...

  • Stocks- U.S. Futures Slump as Treasury Yields Continue to Rise
    Investing.com12 days ago

    Stocks- U.S. Futures Slump as Treasury Yields Continue to Rise

    Investing.com – U.S. futures were lower on Tuesday, as rising bond yields continued to put pressure on equities.The S&P 500 futures fell 12 points or 0.42% to 2,881.50 as of 6:50 AM ET (10:50 GMT) while Dow futures were down 113 points, or 0.43%, to 26,431.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures decreased 31 points, or 0.43%, to 7,360.25.The yield on the benchmark United States 10-Year note reached a fresh seven-year high of 3.261%, while the United States 30-Year note climbed to a four-year peak of 3.44%. ...

  • Stocks- Wall Street Falls as Bond Yields Weigh on Investor Sentiment
    Investing.com13 days ago

    Stocks- Wall Street Falls as Bond Yields Weigh on Investor Sentiment

    In commodities, gold futures slumped 1.34% to $1,189.50 a troy ounce while crude oil futures dipped 0.86% to $73.70 a barrel. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, rallied 0.30% to 95.60.

  • Stocks- U.S. Futures Point to Lower Open
    Investing.com13 days ago

    Stocks- U.S. Futures Point to Lower Open

    Investing.com - U.S. futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Monday, as rising bond yields and increasing interest rates made equities less attractive to investors.The S&P 500 futures fell 7 points or 0.25% to 2,886.75 as of 6:50 AM ET (10:50 GMT) while Dow futures were down 87 points, or 0.33%, to 26,405.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures decreased 26 points, or 0.35%, to 7,410.0.U.S. bond markets are closed for Columbus Day but stock markets are open. Still, trading volumes were expected to be thin, with most banks and federal agencies closed for the holiday. ...

  • Top 5 Things to Know in The Market on Monday
    Investing.com13 days ago

    Top 5 Things to Know in The Market on Monday

    Investing.com - Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Monday, October 8: