^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed price. Currency in GBP
7,299.19
+70.91 (+0.98%)
At close: 4:35PM GMT
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Previous close7,228.28
Open7,228.28
Volume0
Day's range7,228.19 - 7,299.19
52-week range6,536.50 - 7,903.50
Avg. volume694,993,503
  • Barrons.com3 days ago

    This U.K. Insurance Stock Offers a Hefty Dividend — and Refuge From Brexit

    Phoenix Group consolidates pension funds and life insurance policies as they wind down. The big dividend is backed by a resilient balance sheet.

  • Trade Hope Lifts Stocks, UK Delays Brexit, BOJ Holds Rates Steady
    FX Empire4 days ago

    Trade Hope Lifts Stocks, UK Delays Brexit, BOJ Holds Rates Steady

    UK delays Brexit, China pledges support for the economy, renewed trade hopes lift markets.

  • European Stocks Reach Five-Month High in Broad-Based Rally
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    European Stocks Reach Five-Month High in Broad-Based Rally

    Deutsche Lufthansa AG bucked the trend, dropping 5 percent after cutting its growth plans. The FTSE 100 was up 0.4 percent after Britain’s Parliament rejected leaving the European Union without an agreement in place to keep trade flowing, putting the country on course to delay Brexit. “The latest equities sessions have been a little bit tedious, with markets going from less to more in the session and we can keep seeing that trend for some more days,” said David Navarro, equities fund manager at Andbank Wealth Management in Madrid.

  • S&P 500 posts third consecutive day of gains
    Yahoo Finance5 days ago

    S&P 500 posts third consecutive day of gains

    U.S. stocks rose as a gauge of demand for certain capital goods suggested that business investment remains strong. Shares of Boeing fluctuated after President Donald Trump said he was issuing an executive order grounding all Boeing 737 Max jets in the wake of Sunday’s deadly crash.

  • Brexit Bombshell, Another Brexit Vote Due Today, Futures Up But Fears Linger
    FX Empire6 days ago

    Brexit Bombshell, Another Brexit Vote Due Today, Futures Up But Fears Linger

    May’s Brexit deal gets voted down again, now lawmakers must decide what to do next and that decision will move the market.

  • May's Brexit Vote Defeat Shifts Market Focus to Extension
    Bloomberg6 days ago

    May's Brexit Vote Defeat Shifts Market Focus to Extension

    With the market awaiting the latest Brexit vote in a series tonight -- this one on whether to take the no-deal vote off the table -- the pound advanced 0.4 percent, leaving the FTSE 100 flat. Aberdeen Standard Investments, Stephanie Kelly“Sterling is likely to be volatile in the coming days as investors learn whether parliament will vote down no deal and whether Article 50 will be extended”“I would strongly expect that parliament rejects no deal by a large majority”Approval of an extension of Article 50 by the end of the week would mean the technical risk of no deal subsides, sterling should perform well in this scenario“The interesting question is how long the extension is and what, if any, conditionality the EU attaches since it requires unanimous approval in Brussels. UBS, Jon Gordon“This supports our view that investors should remain cautious, and avoid chasing short-term rallies in sterling or increasing exposure to U.K. equities”“Investors with exposure to U.K. assets should consider hedging sterling over three to six months.

  • Investing.com7 days ago

    Top 5 Things to Know in The Market on Tuesday

    Investing.com - Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Tuesday, March 12:

  • Brexit – 2-years in the Making, Will the Deal be Good Enough?
    FX Empire7 days ago

    Brexit – 2-years in the Making, Will the Deal be Good Enough?

    The day of reckoning finally arrives for the Pound. Theresa May has managed to garner more concessions but will it be enough for Parliament?

  • Investing.com8 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, March 11:

  • Investing.com8 days ago

    StockBeat: Deutsche-Commerzbank Merger Talk Gets Serious

    By Geoffrey Smith

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    [$$] Sterling rebounds with investors fixated on Brexit

    Sterling rebounded sharply on Monday afternoon with traders watching every twist and turn of the Brexit process as the UK divorce from the EU looms just weeks away. The pound rebounded from a three-week low to rise about 0.5 per cent in midday London trading, pushing up to $1.3079. The currency has veered from a closing low for the year of $1.2607 on January 2 to a high of $1.3308 on February 27.

  • Financial Times9 days ago

    [$$] Hot-button topics this AGM season: pay, diversity and the climate

    Anger over executive pay grabs headlines but climate-related voting and the push for board diversity will also be important to investors when the 2019 season of annual meetings begins in the next few weeks. In the UK, the new corporate governance code will put some executives’ length of service and pension arrangements under even stronger scrutiny — and fund managers are ready to flex their muscles. “Even in cases where you don’t win, [a protest vote] can still be an interesting temperature gauge,” says George Dallas, policy director at the International Corporate Governance Network.

  • The Week Ahead – Brexit, Economic Data, Trade and the BoJ are in Focus
    FX Empire9 days ago

    The Week Ahead – Brexit, Economic Data, Trade and the BoJ are in Focus

    It’s another big week ahead. More data out of China could rile the markets, with Brexit, the BoJ and a busy economic calendar to keep things interesting…

  • China Plummets On Weak Trade Data, Brexit Looms Nearer, U.S. Labor Markets Weaker Than Expected
    FX Empire11 days ago

    China Plummets On Weak Trade Data, Brexit Looms Nearer, U.S. Labor Markets Weaker Than Expected

    A triple shot of bad news has global equities moving lower in seek of support.

  • Financial Times11 days ago

    [$$] Chinese stocks tumble as ECB and China data spark concerns

    Major Chinese stocks saw out the week with their biggest one-day fall since October, after a policy pivot from the European Central Bank set off concerns about global growth while China itself reported some muted trade numbers. almost 21 per cent in February compared with a year ago. Adding to investor nerves: a maximum fall of 10 per cent for People’s Insurance Company Group after analysts at brokerage Citic Securities issued a rare “sell” rating on the company.

  • Financial Times11 days ago

    [$$] Cash savings: a decade of value erosion

    It shows the impact of interest rates on the returns from cash savings compared with UK equities over the past 20 years, according to analysis from wealth manager Brewin Dolphin. If £100 had been invested in the FTSE 250 in 1999, it would have grown to £380 in real terms over 20 years. If £100 in cash had been held in an interest-bearing savings account over the same period it would have grown to £114.

  • Financial Times11 days ago

    [$$] Inheritance tax Isas — a recipe for disaster?

    Officially, the “inheritance tax Isa” is not considered to be a member of the growing Isa family. The Aim-focused version of the stocks and shares Isa has proved hugely popular with investors in recent years, but there are worries that it could emerge as the Isa family’s equivalent of a black sheep. at Aim-listed Patisserie Valerie left a bad taste in the mouths of thousands of Isa investors, who were exposed to the stock via specialist IHT Isa funds.

  • Asia Mixed As Trade Concern Lingers, ECB Restimulates EU Economy, Huawei Sues U.S.
    FX Empire12 days ago

    Asia Mixed As Trade Concern Lingers, ECB Restimulates EU Economy, Huawei Sues U.S.

    The ECB lowered its targets and issued a third round of QE but the market didn’t care.

  • Financial Times12 days ago

    [$$] Melrose remains upbeat despite hit from GKN deal

    Melrose Industries hailed the impact of last year’s “terrific” acquisition of GKN, even as it reported widening losses as a result of charges and costs chiefly associated with the £8bn hostile takeover. Shares in the company were up 3.5 per cent in early London trading to 186.4p, as investors took cheer from the company’s confident outlook on the turnround prospects at GKN. The purchase of GKN, an engineering group that supplies aircraft and car components, ended one of the most acrimonious takeover battles in the City of London for a decade.

  • Financial Times13 days ago

    [$$] Paddy Power to rebrand as it looks to the US and online

    In the year to December 31, Paddy Power’s sales rose 9 per cent to £1.9bn, while pre-tax profit declined 11 per cent to £219m because of the impact of investing in the US. The new name comes from a dotcom business bought by Betfair in 2001 before it later merged with Paddy Power. According to chief executive Peter Jackson, it is to recognise the increased number of brands in the company as “it’s confusing enough when Paddy Power and Betfair compete”.

  • U.S. stocks can drop 4 to 6 percent, says analyst
    Reuters Videos6 days ago

    U.S. stocks can drop 4 to 6 percent, says analyst

    William O'Neil & Co. chief investment strategist Randy Watts also says in an interview with Reuters' Fred Katayama U.S. investors should avoid British stocks since the Brexit vote outcome could rock the pound.