^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed price. Currency in GBP
7,238.55
-23.94 (-0.33%)
At close: 4:35PM GMT
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Previous close7,262.49
Open7,262.49
Volume0
Day's range7,197.33 - 7,262.49
52-week range6,536.50 - 7,727.50
Avg. volume746,367,661
  • Financial Times

    Centrica’s customer accounts read better than most newspapers’

    Almost all newspaper headlines about Centrica focus on its British Gas business: how many customers it has lost, and whether it can — or should — make a profit. “Customer exodus as Labour revives nationalisation threat”, read another. While Centrica has lost 107,000 old UK supply accounts since the end of June, it has added 243,000 in new technology-led services and home solutions accounts, such as heating maintenance and smart thermostats.

  • Trade Uncertainty Spikes, Global Markets Fall, FOMC Minutes On Tap
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    Trade Uncertainty Spikes, Global Markets Fall, FOMC Minutes On Tap

    Global markets fall as trade fears escalate. The Phase One Deal is on the brink of collapse and so is the equities market.

  • Investing.com

    Top 5 Things to Know in the Market on Wednesday

    Investing.com -- China reacted angrily to the Senate's passing of a bill tying trade preferences to observation of Hong Kong's rights, pushing Asian and European stock markets lower overnight. There are earnings updates due early from Lowe's and Target (NYSE:TGT), while Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) has priced the world's biggest stock offering so far this year. Here's what you need to know in financial markets on Wednesday, 20th November.

  • Home Depot Tanks On Earnings, Global Markets Rise, No End To Trade War In Sight
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    Home Depot Tanks On Earnings, Global Markets Rise, No End To Trade War In Sight

    Global markets rise despite growing fear the Phase 1 Trade Deal will never be signed.

  • Financial Times

    SSE warns on Labour proposal to nationalise networks

    Alistair Phillips-Davies, chief executive of the FTSE 100 utility, said the complexity and distraction of taking energy networks back into state ownership would also “significantly delay” changes needed to meet the UK’s 2050 net zero emissions target, such as rolling out sufficient electric vehicle charging. since the Labour Party first identified the industry as a nationalisation target in its 2017 election manifesto.

  • Markets Waver, Sentiment Sours, Conflicting Trade News Heightens Uncertainty
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    Markets Waver, Sentiment Sours, Conflicting Trade News Heightens Uncertainty

    Global markets tread water at new highs while conflicting trade news weighs on sentiment.

  • Financial Times

    FTSE companies silent on parental leave on their websites

    Research by the online parents’ portal found that only 38 companies across the FTSE 350 and just under a quarter those in the FTSE 100 were clear on their websites about the parental leave options for potential job hunters. — which would typically include how much paid leave workers can expect and at what levels of remuneration — could deter women from applying to work in these companies.

  • Financial Times

    Short sellers swarm around Hargreaves Lansdown and St James’s Place

    Hedge funds are circling Hargreaves Lansdown and St James’s Place, as two of Britain’s best-known financial services providers are scrutinised for their close association with scandal-hit fund manager Neil Woodford. Hargreaves and SJP, which combined act as investment intermediaries for nearly 2m UK savers, are among the most shorted companies in the FTSE 100, meaning that hedge funds and other investors have taken positions to benefit from falls in their share prices. Short sellers increased their bets against the pair in the immediate aftermath of the suspension of Mr Woodford’s Equity Income fund in June, and have since raised their negative positions.

  • The Week Ahead – Private Sector PMIs, UK Politics and Trade in Focus
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    The Week Ahead – Private Sector PMIs, UK Politics and Trade in Focus

    While economic data will influence, Beijing and Washington will likely have the greatest impact on risk appetite in the week ahead.

  • Financial Times

    Six charts that lay bare what went wrong for Woodford

    Neil Woodford went from “the man who can’t stop making money” to unleashing Europe’s biggest fund management scandal for a decade. Thousands of column inches have been dedicated to dissecting the reasons behind Mr Woodford’s spectacular downfall since his flagship Equity Income fund was suspended in June. Stockopedia, the investment information provider, has crunched the numbers on Mr Woodford’s portfolio decision-making over the past five years.

  • Global Markets Edge Higher, Trades Hopes Are Stoked, Weak Data Points To Further Slowing
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    Global Markets Edge Higher, Trades Hopes Are Stoked, Weak Data Points To Further Slowing

    Global markets edge higher on trade hopes but still no deal in sight, traders are warned to expect too much from the deal when and if it comes.

  • Financial Times

    Harder targets needed to fix gender gap on boards

    ) highlights that the number of women on executive committees is the key to understanding the progress listed companies are making on getting more female leaders. In truth, we have seen no real change for the last 20 years on the number of women on executive committees. This chimes with the latest findings from the Hampton-Alexander Review which shows that women make up just 23.1 per cent of executive committees across the FTSE 100.

  • Producer Inflation Rises, Powell Says No Policy Change Expected, Chinese Industrial Production Slows
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    Producer Inflation Rises, Powell Says No Policy Change Expected, Chinese Industrial Production Slows

    Global markets tread water following news the U.S/China trade talks have hit an impasse.

  • Financial Times

    Leading UK companies at risk of falling short of gender targets

    UK-listed companies are at risk of falling short of a government-backed target for at least a third of executive leadership positions to be filled by women by the end of next year. The Hampton-Alexander review found the proportion of women in the more than 20,000 senior leadership positions in FTSE 350 companies it monitors had increased this year to 28.6 per cent from 27 per cent in 2018. “There are over 900 women now serving on FTSE 350 boards, providing an ever-increasing pool of women with substantial board experience,” said Denise Wilson, the review’s chief executive.

  • Financial Times

    European stocks fall as Trump injects fresh trade worries into markets

    European markets fell in morning trading after comments from President Donald Trump knocked previous optimism that the global trade picture was improving. Mr Trump threatened to escalate the trade war with China in a speech last night, and said US tariffs on Chinese goods would be “raised very substantially” if no truce was reached with officials in Beijing.

  • Financial Times

    Retail energy business continues weigh on SSE as sale progresses

    SSE has booked a £489.1m exceptional charge against its household energy supply business in Britain, which it is in the process of selling to rival Ovo, as the unit continued to lose customers in the first half of its financial year. The FTSE 100 company said SSE Energy Services, as the retail business is formally known, had total customers of 6.15m in Britain as of September 30, down from 6.48m at the same point in 2018. This is expected to occur early next year if UK competition authorities decide not to launch an in-depth investigation.

  • Small Business Optimism Drives Growth, FOMO Strikes Market, Trade Deal Questionable
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    Small Business Optimism Drives Growth, FOMO Strikes Market, Trade Deal Questionable

    Global markets edge higher as traders await a key speech from U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Financial Times

    US stocks mixed as trade questions linger

    Boeing propelled the Dow to a record high, but US stocks were otherwise under pressure with investors still racked by uncertainty over trade talks and as political tensions in Hong Kong flared up. Activity on Wall Street was subdued owing to the Veterans Day holiday, with equities trading but the Treasury market closed. The S&P 500 fell 0.2 per cent, while the Nasdaq Composite eased 0.1 per cent lower coming off their record highs on Friday.

  • Investing.com

    NewsBreak: GBP Jumps as Farage Says He Won't Fight Tories

    Investing.com -- The British pound surged on Monday as Brexit Party head Nigel Farage said his party won't contest any seats currently held by the Conservative Party at the general election on Dec. 12. The move increases the chances of the Conservative Party gaining a majority at the polls, and consequently implementing the EU withdrawal agreement secured last month by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

  • Investing.com

    Top 5 Things to Know in the Market on Monday

    Investing.com -- Hong Kong's police used live ammunition against protesters as disruptions to the Chinese trade hub worsen. Meanwhile, U.S. officials continue to play down hopes of a mutual tariff roll-back, Saudi Aramco publishes a 600-page IPO prospectus with no mention of price or volume, and Brexit slows the U.K. economy to a crawl. Here's what you need to know in financial markets on Monday, 11th November.

  • Investing.com

    StockBeat: Trade Fears, HK Violence Hit HSBC, StanChart, Luxury Names

    Investing.com -- The escalation of violence in Hong Kong over the weekend has cast a pall over European stock markets on Monday, reinforcing a “risk-off” move that was already underway thanks to comments from the U.S. playing down the chances of a mutual reduction in import tariffs with China.

  • The Week Ahead – Geopolitics, Powell, the RBNZ and Economic Data in Focus
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    The Week Ahead – Geopolitics, Powell, the RBNZ and Economic Data in Focus

    It’s a big week for the markets. UK politics and trade are in focus on the geopolitical front, with the RBNZ also in action. Stats will also influence.

  • Earnings Season Winds Down, Tariff Roll Back Uncertain, Chinese Export Data Better Than Expected
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    Earnings Season Winds Down, Tariff Roll Back Uncertain, Chinese Export Data Better Than Expected

    Global markets edge lower after new worries on U.S./Sino trade relations take hold.