^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
  • Reuters1 hour ago

    FTSE 100 at five-month high as pound drops amid Brexit chaos

    The FTSE 100 added 1 percent - its biggest one-day rise since early February - to mark a sixth straight session of gains while midcaps ended roughly flat as a weaker pound weighed. Parliamentary speaker John Bercow said any proposal British Prime Minister Theresa May puts to lawmakers must be substantially different to the ones previously rejected by them. Bercow's comments aggravated Brexit jitters as May has just a few days to push her divorce deal through if she wants to go to an EU summit on Thursday with something to offer them in return for more time.

  • Reuters2 hours ago

    Deutsche merger move takes European stocks rally to fourth day

    European stocks rose for the fourth session in a row on Monday as a flurry of dealmaking, including merger talks between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank , spurred gains in the financial services sector. DWS shares jumped 9 percent to their highest since May.

  • Reuters8 hours ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise, dollar slips as traders price in accommodative Fed stance

    Global shares hit their highest levels in five months and the dollar dipped on Monday, as traders began to price in the likelihood of the U.S. Federal Reserve sticking to an accommodative stance at its policy meeting this week. European markets extended a run of gains, helped by a jump in shares in German lenders Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank after they confirmed over the weekend that they were in talks to merge. Britain's FTSE 100 outperformed its European peers with a nearly 0.7 percent gain at the start of a week that could see parliament voting for a third time on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan after ruling out a near-term no-deal exit.

  • Reuters11 hours ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks climb, dollar dips as traders price accommodative Fed

    Global stocks rose to their highest in five months and the dollar dipped on Monday as traders began to price in an accommodative stance from the U.S. Federal Reserve at its policy meeting this week. European markets extended a run of gains, helped by a jump in shares in German lenders Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank after they confirmed over the weekend they were in talks to merge. Britain's FTSE 100 outperformed its European peers with a 0.3 percent gain at the start of a week that could see parliament voting for a third time on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan after ruling out a near-term no-deal exit.

  • CNBC13 hours ago

    European markets edge higher; Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank shares jump 3% amid merger talks

    The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up around 0.1 percent during mid-morning deals, with most sectors and major bourses in positive territory. Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank surged to the top of the European benchmark Monday morning. It comes after Germany's largest lenders confirmed they were in merger talks over the weekend.

  • Reutersyesterday

    Dividend, FTSE 100 inclusion lend appeal to Phoenix Group shares - Barron's

    Shares of U.K. insurer Phoenix Group Holdings are appealing for several reasons including their pending inclusion in a key British stock index and a stable, hefty dividend, according to Barron's. Starting on Monday, Phoenix Group will be included in the FTSE 100 index which means fund managers that track that index will need to buy the stock. The company also is expected to pay a bigger dividend than its life-insurance industry peers, according to Barron's. The article cited a Barclays report that said it expects Phoenix’s dividend yield to total 7.5 percent this year, above 7 percent for Legal & General Group and 6.7 percent for Dutch life insurer Aegon.

  • 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.

  • UK shares up after vote for Brexit delay; oil majors gain
    Reuters3 days ago

    UK shares up after vote for Brexit delay; oil majors gain

    Britain's parliament approved asking the European Union for a short delay if lawmakers can agree on a Brexit deal by March 20, or a longer delay if nothing can be agreed in time. Stocks deemed to be less risky at times of economic uncertainty also contributed to gains with consumer giant Unilever, tobacco firm British American Tobacco and pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline rising. Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell said the need for the EU to unanimously approve any delay meant some uncertainty remained, thus drawing investors to defensive stocks.

  • MarketWatch3 days ago

    FTSE 100 climbs supported by oil and banking; investors digest Britain's Brexit extension request

    London markets climbed on Friday, rising as global stock markets climbed on trade hopes, while investors also digested this week’s third major vote from U.K. parliament on Brexit. Meanwhile, the British pound (GBPUSD) climbed to $1.3265 from $1.3242 late in New York on Thursday, continuing the week’s gains.

  • European markets track global stocks higher; energy companies offer support
    MarketWatch3 days ago

    European markets track global stocks higher; energy companies offer support

    European markets were positive on Friday, as investors took stock of the latest U.K. parliamentary vote to ask E.U. leaders to extend Britain’s withdrawal from the E.U.

  • Trade Hope Lifts Stocks, UK Delays Brexit, BOJ Holds Rates Steady
    FX Empire3 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.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain on trade optimism, set for best week since January

    Global stocks rose on Friday after a report that U.S.-China trade talks were making progress and a vote by UK lawmakers to delay Britain's exit from the European Union. European stocks markets opened higher, with the pan-European STOXX 600 index reaching its highest since October. Britain's benchmark FTSE 100 index outperformed, boosted by growing expectations Britain will not leave the EU on March 29 without a deal.

  • TheStreet.com3 days ago

    Dow Futures Extend Gains on China Stimulus, Brexit Delay, as Equity Bulls Return

    Wall Street futures bump higher on plans for fiscal stimulus in China and last night's Brexit delay vote, helping the S&P 500 extend its 12% year-to-date gain. China vows tax cuts, market reforms, in "employment first" economic stimulus as U.S. trade talks slowing edge forward. Bank of America Merrill Lynch says U.S. stocks see net inflows of $25.5 billion this week, the highest in a year, as investors dump emerging market stocks to ride Wall Street's bullish wave.

  • GuruFocus.com4 days ago

    US Stocks Mostly Lower Thursday

    MongoDB advances on earnings beat

  • European shares climb to five-month peak after no-deal Brexit rejected
    Reuters4 days ago

    European shares climb to five-month peak after no-deal Brexit rejected

    European shares rose to a five-month high on Thursday, boosted by strength in the banking sector after Britain's parliament voted to reject a disorderly Brexit. Sentiment improved from cautious to upbeat after the open, ahead of another vote on Thursday evening that could delay Britain's planned departure from the European Union. "We now see a 60 percent chance (up from 55 percent) that a close variant of the prime minister's current Brexit deal is eventually ratified," Goldman Sachs analysts wrote.

  • London's main index up as no-deal Brexit 'off the table'
    Reuters4 days ago

    London's main index up as no-deal Brexit 'off the table'

    The domestically-focussed FTSE 250, more exposed to outcomes of Brexit proceedings, rose 0.6 percent. Wednesday's parliamentary vote paved the way for another one on Thursday that could delay Britain's exit from the European Union until at least the end of June.

  • 15 days until Brexit: Here’s what happens next
    MarketWatch4 days ago

    15 days until Brexit: Here’s what happens next

    With only 15 days to go until the U.K. is set to leave the European Union, much remains in flux. There is no deal in place, and lawmakers can’t seem to agree on a course of action. So what’s next?

  • London markets climb after parliament rule out a no-deal Brexit; miners slip on China data
    MarketWatch4 days ago

    London markets climb after parliament rule out a no-deal Brexit; miners slip on China data

    London markets were up on Thursday, after U.K. lawmakers voted on Wednesday night that Britain should not leave the European Union without a withdrawal agreement in place

  • TheStreet.com4 days ago

    Dow Futures Dip as China Trade Delay Report Erases Brexit Vote Boost

    Wall Street futures suggest modest declines in cautious Thursday trading amid reports of a delay in the planned trade summit between Presidents Trump and Xi. European stocks hit a five-month high after UK lawmakers vote to remove "hard Brexit" risk, but significant uncertainty over the government's next steps, and today's vote on a Brexit extension, keep gains in check. Global oil prices extend gains, holding WTI crude near three-month highs, as OPEC cuts, US sanctions and a bigger-than-expected EIA drawdown continue to support markets.

  • European markets gain as investors wait for U.K. vote on EU exit delay
    MarketWatch4 days ago

    European markets gain as investors wait for U.K. vote on EU exit delay

    European markets gained on Thursday, as investors prepare for the U.K. parliament’s next Brexit vote on whether to extend Britain's March 29 deadline to leave the European Union

  • Reuters4 days ago

    European shares hit 5-month high after no-deal Brexit rejected

    European shares hit a five month high in morning trading on Thursday after the British parliament voted to reject a disorderly Brexit. Markets remained in a cautious mood however as another crucial vote to delay leaving the European Union is pending on Thursday evening. The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.3 percent at 0817 GMT while the FTSE 100 was down 0.1 percent.

  • European stocks open mixed as UK lawmakers seek Brexit delay
    CNBC Videos3 days ago

    European stocks open mixed as UK lawmakers seek Brexit delay

    CNBC's Karen Tso outlines how European markets are performing on Friday.