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FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed Price. Currency in GBP
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-14.09 (-0.19%)
As of 12:01PM GMT. Market open.
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Previous Close7,236.68
Open7,236.68
Volume0
Day's Range7,209.70 - 7,239.86
52 Week Range6,536.50 - 7,903.50
Avg. Volume720,994,329
  • European stocks hold onto four-month highs as trade talks progress
    Reuters11 minutes ago

    European stocks hold onto four-month highs as trade talks progress

    The STOXX 600 hovered around flat by 0950 GMT, steadying at its highest level since Oct 10 as company results on the whole looked good but falls in autos stocks limited gains. French car parts maker Faurecia climbed 1.9 percent after saying it hoped to outperform the market this year and reported margin expansion, though it warned of negative auto production growth in general. Faurecia's gain bucked the trend in the autos sector which fell 0.7 percent, lagging the market after data showed car sales in China fell for a seventh straight month.

  • Investing.com4 days ago

    Top 5 Things to Know in The Market on Thursday

    Investing.com - Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Thursday, February 14:

  • Investing.com7 hours ago

    MarketPulse Europe - Stocks Struggle After ECB Hopes Fuel 4-Month High

    Investing.com -- Europe’s stock markets are edging lower Monday, struggling to build on a four-month high they hit on Friday on hopes of action from the European Central Bank to revive the economy.

  • TheStreet.com44 minutes ago

    Europe Stocks Drift Higher, Oil at 3-Month High, in Quiet President's Day Trade

    European stocks edged higher Monday, although volumes were thin in most markets around the world owing to today's President's Day holiday, as investors continued to key on developments in U.S.-China trade talks. Gains in the region were capped by concern that the White House may opt to impose tariffs on European-made cars now that President Donald Trump has received a report from the Commerce Department that assessed their risk to national security. Broader market sentiment, however, was linked to the progress in last week's trade talks between high-level delegations of both the U.S. and China in Beijing, which are slated to continue this week in Washington, with the aim of reaching a comprehensive pact by the March 2 deadline or, as President Trump has hinted, extend the talks for a further period of time in order to address the myriad issues that still separate the world's two biggest economies.

  • London markets lose ground from last week’s surge; Reckitt Benckiser adds 4%
    MarketWatch2 hours ago

    London markets lose ground from last week’s surge; Reckitt Benckiser adds 4%

    LONDON MARKETS London markets were down on Monday, losing some of the advances made last week, with trading volumes potentially lower due to a U.S. holiday. Investor concerns remain over trade negotiation progress between the U.

  • FTSE 100 lower as investors book in profits, Reckitt shines
    Reuters2 hours ago

    FTSE 100 lower as investors book in profits, Reckitt shines

    The FTSE 100 index was down 0.2 percent by 0935 GMT, lagging its European and Asian peers, while the midcap bourse gained 0.4 percent lifted by the pound. Sterling rose as investors waited for the outcome of Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union, while the dollar took a hit as investors eyed risky assets on China-U.S. trade optimism.

  • CNBC5 hours ago

    European markets mixed amid US-China trade deal hopes; Wirecard shares jump 12%

    The pan-European Stoxx 600 was flat during mid-morning deals, with sectors and major bourses pointing in opposite directions. Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, with officials from the U.S. and China set to resume negotiations this week.

  • The Week Ahead – Brexit, PMI Numbers and Trade Talks in Focus
    FX Empireyesterday

    The Week Ahead – Brexit, PMI Numbers and Trade Talks in Focus

    The ECB, the FED, and the RBA release meeting minutes in the week, as the markets look for any more signs of a possible recession. Trade talks also resume.

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] Investors warn executives that pensions fairness is vital

    Executive pay has long caused conflict between shareholders and boards but generous pension deals are expected to be the main battleground this AGM season. UK investors are increasingly irate at the difference in benefits between company bosses and ordinary workers. In some cases, FTSE 100 chief executives receive retirement benefits worth more than half of their salary while staff are lucky to get a tenth of their pay as a pension contribution.

  • European stocks log best weekly gain in 3½ months as banks gets a bump from ECB
    MarketWatch3 days ago

    European stocks log best weekly gain in 3½ months as banks gets a bump from ECB

    European stocks finish sharply higher Friday, helping the pan-European benchmark produce its best weekly gain since early November, as investors cheer signs of progress on a U.S.-China trade deal.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    FTSE 100 rallies as trade talks progress; share sale hits Standard Life

    The midcap index meanwhile saw online trading platform Plus500 fall sharply on a report that it may have "misled" investors over losses. The FTSE 100 added 0.6 percent and the midcaps closed 0.1 percent higher, with investors seeing little change in the Brexit backdrop after Prime Minister Theresa May's latest defeat in parliament on Thursday.

  • London stocks in the black after upbeat retail sales data
    MarketWatch3 days ago

    London stocks in the black after upbeat retail sales data

    London’s main stock index was headed for its third straight week of gains, rising modestly on Friday after data that showed strength in retail sales.

  • TheStreet.com3 days ago

    Wall Street Futures Edge Higher on U.S.-China Trade Talk Progress

    U.S. equity futures edged higher Friday, following solid gains in Europe, on reports that officials from both the U.S. and China will continue trade talks next week in Washington, raising hopes of a near-term ...

  • Financial Times3 days ago

    [$$] Recovery in stocks needs weaker dollar and China stimulus

    This year’s Super Bowl may be over, but Wall Street is still in need of the equivalent of the “Hail Mary” pass that has such a special place in American football. Earnings growth for S&P 500 companies is expected to grind to a virtual halt in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2018, when the effect of the corporate tax cuts kicked in.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    FTSE 100 squeezes out gains; ConvaTec drags midcaps

    The FTSE 100 added 0.1 percent, outperforming its U.S. and European peers, though the FTSE 250 was down 0.4 percent as ConvaTec tanked after reporting what its CEO called "disappointing results". Investors also kept an eye on the ongoing parliamentary turmoil over Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan. "The fact that there will now be another meaningful vote on Feb. 27 has taken the pressure off today's vote ... but Theresa May's 'my deal or no deal' doesn't look like it will make it into next month," London Capital Group analyst Jasper Lawler said.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    European shares give up three-month highs after shock U.S. data

    European shares gave up three-month highs on Thursday after a surprise sharp decline in U.S. retail sales pulled stocks lower in afternoon trading, spoiling an initially upbeat session that saw blue-chips such as Nestle shine on strong earnings. Wall Street opened in the red, albeit moderately, after data showing the largest drop in retail sales since September 2009, when the economy was emerging from a recession. "The market’s fragile optimism was undermined on Thursday after a truly horrendous set of retail sales figures out of the U.S.," wrote Connor Campbell, an analyst at Spreadex.

  • London stocks cling to gains; AstraZeneca surges on results
    MarketWatch4 days ago

    London stocks cling to gains; AstraZeneca surges on results

    London stocks posted modest gains on Thursday, as investors continued to look to global trade talks for inspiration, while balancing some grim economic news from Europe.

  • TheStreet.com4 days ago

    Wall Street Futures Tumble After Weakest December Retail Sales in a Decade

    U.S. equity futures turned sharply red Thursday after data showed the weakest reading for December retail sales in nine years, erasing earlier gains linked to progress in trade talks between Washington and Beijing and data showing a surprise jump in January China export activity. Retail sales fell 1.2% in December from the previous month, the Commerce Department, the biggest drop since September 2009 and well shy of the 0.2% gain that was forecast by economists. Although data was partially impacted by the 35-day government shutdown, the weakness in such a key metric of U.S. economic health -- consumer spending is responsible for around two thirds of GDP growth -- triggered sharp reversals in U.S. equity futures.

  • Trade optimism helps European stocks shrug off growth fears
    MarketWatch4 days ago

    Trade optimism helps European stocks shrug off growth fears

    Most European markets rose modestly on Thursday morning, as weak German economic data failed to entirely damp positive sentiment on hopes of progress in U.S.-China trade talks.

  • TheStreet.com4 days ago

    Wall Street Extends Gains on China Trade Talk Optimism; Dollar Hits 2-Month High

    U.S. equity futures suggest solid gains on Wall Street amid signs of potential progress in U.S. China trade talks and data showing that country's exports rebounded firmly in the first month of the year. China's U.S. trade surplus eases to $27.3 billion, the lowest since May 2018, as imports fall 42% thanks in part to steep declines in soybean purchases. Global oil prices rise for a third session as China data showed crude imports rose 4.8% and topped the 10 million barrel per day mark for third consecutive month.

  • TheStreet.com4 days ago

    Stocks Edge Higher as China Trade Data, Talks Progress, Boost Sentiment

    Global stocks traded cautiously higher amid signs of potential progress in U.S. China trade talks and data showing that country's exports rebounded firmly in the first month of the year. China's U.S. trade surplus eases to $27.3 billion, the lowest since May 2018, as imports fall 42% thanks in part to steep declines in soybean purchases. European stocks book solid gains, as the euro slips to a three-month low after data showed Germany's economy avoid recession, but recorded no growth over the final three months of the year.

  • Financial Times4 days ago

    [$$] Micro Focus: painting by numbers

    Opinions divide between those coloured by the acquisitive group’s financial strategy, buying undervalued software groups, and greyer types who disagree with buying mature tech companies offering low growth. Chief executive Stephen Murdoch paints a pretty picture of hefty shareholder returns. Mr Murdoch could promise more handouts because Micro Focus had plenty of free cash flow by the end of October.

  • CNBC4 days ago

    European markets rally amid earnings; China trade data beats expectations; Convatec shares tumble 18%

    The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up around 0.3 percent during mid-morning trade, with most sectors and major bourses in positive territory. China reported stronger-than-anticipated trade data on Thursday, offering a welcome relief to investors concerned about a global economic downturn. European stocks were higher on Thursday morning, amid a flurry of earnings results, while market participants anxiously wait on any signs of progress in the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks.

  • Financial Times4 days ago

    [$$] Readers respond to ‘Living in the shadow of a tax scandal’

    Many of the letters tell of how people entered schemes with no idea that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) considered them tax avoidance “disguised remuneration” vehicles. Most people who contacted us requested anonymity, with several saying they feared reprisal from HMRC if they identified themselves publicly. Almost every letter FT Money received spoke of the personal distress that living under the shadow of the loan charge was causing for them and their immediate family.

  • Investing.com4 days ago

    MarketPulse Europe - Nestle Shows Where the Growth Is

    Investing.com -- It’s all about growth.