^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed Price. Currency in GBP
6,968.33
+133.41 (+1.95%)
At close: 4:35PM GMT
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Previous Close6,834.92
Open6,834.92
Volume0
Day's Range6,834.92 - 6,984.36
52 Week Range6,536.50 - 7,903.50
Avg. Volume786,499,120
  • The Week Ahead – Brexit, the ECB, China GDP Numbers and Trade in Focus
    FX Empire5 hours ago

    The Week Ahead – Brexit, the ECB, China GDP Numbers and Trade in Focus

    It’s not just China’s economy that the markets are concerned with. An end to the government shutdown and more progress on trade talks is needed.

  • European shares surf to six-week highs on U.S.-China trade progress
    Reuters2 days ago

    European shares surf to six-week highs on U.S.-China trade progress

    By Julien Ponthus and Helen Reid LONDON (Reuters) - European shares jumped to their highest level in six weeks as signs of a detente in the trade war between the United States and China lifted markets ...

  • Reuters2 days ago

    FTSE jumps on Sino-U.S. trade hopes, ending chaotic week with gains

    By Muvija M and Shashwat Awasthi (Reuters) - British blue-chip stocks rebounded sharply on Friday to bag four weeks of gains despite a tumultuous week in UK politics, helped by improving global sentiment ...

  • Europe stocks rally in fourth day of gains as U.S. considers Chinese tariff cuts
    MarketWatch2 days ago

    Europe stocks rally in fourth day of gains as U.S. considers Chinese tariff cuts

    European markets were up on Friday, after reports that the U.S. is considering reducing tariffs on Chinese imports raised investor hopes

  • Global trade optimism over Chinese tariff cuts boosts FTSE, despite Brexit deadlock
    MarketWatch2 days ago

    Global trade optimism over Chinese tariff cuts boosts FTSE, despite Brexit deadlock

    London markets were up on Friday, after a potential tariff lift on Chinese exports is considered by the U.S.

  • TheStreet.com2 days ago

    Stocks Hold Gains on US-China Trade Optimism, Strong Start to Q4 Earnings Season

    Asia stocks test one-month highs on optimism that trade talks will bear fruit, with Japan leading the charge thanks to improved risk appetite and a weaker yen. Global oil prices jump after OPEC reports the biggest monthly drop in output in two years in December as it prepped for the start of 1.2 million in agreed production cuts in 2019. U.S. equity futures indicate a modestly stronger opening on Wall Street ahead of December manufacturing data and fourth quarter earnings from Schlumberger, Sun Trust Banks and State Street.

  • Global stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress
    Associated Press2 days ago

    Global stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday after investors saw signs of possible progress toward a resolution of the U.S.-Chinese tariff war.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Fidelity multi-asset goes overweight emerging stocks, cuts cash

    Fidelity International's multi-asset fund has moved to overweight on emerging-market equities and cut cash holdings to underweight, the asset manager said on Friday. Emerging-market equity valuations are attractive while the headwinds of dollar strength and high oil prices are fading, said James Bateman, chief investment officer of multi asset at Fidelity International. Fidelity's decision to add more risk to portfolios shows the willingness of some big investors to buy back into stocks after a torrid year that culminated in the worst December for U.S. stocks since the Great Depression.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    BAML cuts euro area growth forecast on 'triple whammy' of worries

    LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch cut its forecast for euro area growth in 2019 to 1.1 percent from 1.4 percent on Friday, saying uncertainty over trade policy and weak Chinese data were ...

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] It will be hard to wipe Brexit blot from asset landscape

    Rather like the seasons, investors’ preferences and fears come and go, but one opinion has held sway among professional custodians of money for some time: steer clear of the UK. Taking the long view, a case can certainly be made that UK equities and sterling look cheap. In the case of the UK, that is particularly apt if we were to see a hard Brexit or a badly managed exit from the EU.

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] Hopes for US-China trade breakthrough lift stocks

    Global stocks rose for the fourth week in a row as optimism mounted that progress was finally being made in resolving the trade dispute between the US and China. Further grounds for optimism emerged on Friday when Bloomberg said China had offered a path to eliminate its trade imbalance with the US by ramping up purchases of American goods over the next year. “Recent comments continue to suggest that a US-China trade deal is on the cards in the weeks ahead, and this impression was affirmed in our meetings with policymakers in Washington during the course of the past week,” said Mark Dowding, co-head of developed markets at BlueBay Asset Management.

  • CNBC2 days ago

    European markets rally on US-China trade relief; Telecom Italia shares dive 8%

    The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up almost 1 percent during mid-morning deals, hitting its highest level since December 5. Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, after the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin proposed lifting all or some of the tariffs on Chinese imports. European stocks were higher Friday morning, after a report of progress on U.S.-China trade talks raised hopes of a breakthrough in their long-running dispute.

  • SocGen warning, Huawei frictions weigh on European shares
    Reuters3 days ago

    SocGen warning, Huawei frictions weigh on European shares

    By Danilo Masoni MILAN (Reuters) - A profit warning from Societe Generale and U.S. frictions over Chinese tech giant Huawei weighed on European shares on Thursday, although the worries gradually faded ...

  • Reuters3 days ago

    British stocks shrug off politics as results from Sage, ABF drive big moves

    Investors in British stocks turned their focus from political to company developments on Thursday as results from software firm Sage, Primark owner ABF, and bookmaker GVC triggered big moves and weak house sales data dented shares in housebuilders. The FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slid 0.4 percent, extending Wednesday's fall and in line with a slide in euro zone stocks, while the domestically focussed mid-cap FTSE 250 (.FTMC) rose 0.3 percent as sterling hit its highest since mid-November. Financials were the biggest drag on the FTSE 100 as Europe's banking sector sold off after weak results from Societe Generale (SOGN.PA), and investors received Prime Minister Theresa May's win in a no-confidence vote with little fanfare.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed As Stock Market Awaits Netflix Report
    Investor's Business Daily3 days ago

    Stocks Turn Mixed As Stock Market Awaits Netflix Report

    Stocks came under modest pressure early Thursday, as earnings misses from Morgan Stanley and CSX weighed, and the Dow Jones industrials faced a key test.

  • European markets drop as SocGen warns on Q4 revenues
    MarketWatch3 days ago

    European markets drop as SocGen warns on Q4 revenues

    EUROPE MARKETS European indexes were in the red on Thursday, as French bank Société Générale SA announced it expected its fourth-quarter capital markets revenues to fall by around 20%. In the U.K., Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote, freeing her to start cross-party discussions on finding a way forward on Brexit.

  • China Down After Record Stimulus, UK Moves To Brexit Plan B, Earnings Drag US Futures Lower
    FX Empire3 days ago

    China Down After Record Stimulus, UK Moves To Brexit Plan B, Earnings Drag US Futures Lower

    A weak earnings report from Morgan Stanley had US futures down about -0.35% in the early pre-market session. The UK FTSE 100 was the biggest loser in early Thursday trading, down more than -0.80% at midday. In Asia, the Hang Seng led the losses as traders and investors take advantage of the liquidity event.

  • FTSE 100 tracks global stocks lower; AB Foods, Sage buck losses
    MarketWatch3 days ago

    FTSE 100 tracks global stocks lower; AB Foods, Sage buck losses

    London markets were down on Thursday, as investors weighed up earnings results and took a cue from weaker global stocks.

  • TheStreet.com3 days ago

    Stocks Slide as US Targets Huawei, Unsettling Trade Talks; TSMC Rattles Tech

    Global stocks weaken amid concerns over the fate of U.S.-China trade talks as lawmakers target Huawei and ZTE with a bill targeting export bans. China Vice Premier Liu He confirms he'll attend two-days of talks in Washington starting January 30. Global oil prices slip lower as the U.S. dollar gains, EIA data shows domestic production rose to a record 11.9 million barrels per day last week.

  • CNBC3 days ago

    European markets edge lower after May survives no-confidence vote; ITV shares dive 7%

    The pan-European Stoxx 600 edged down around 0.1 percent during mid-morning deals, with almost all sectors and major bourses in negative territory. Europe's banking index was among the worst performers Thursday morning, down around 0.6 percent amid earnings news. Market focus is largely attuned to the latest Brexit developments, after Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly won a no-confidence vote late Wednesday.

  • Asian shares track Wall Street gains on robust US earnings
    Associated Press3 days ago

    Asian shares track Wall Street gains on robust US earnings

    Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday after strong earnings reports lifted indexes on Wall Street. But a report that the U.S. was investigating China's Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from ...

  • MarketWatch4 days ago

    British lawmakers begin voting in no-confidence motion against U.K. government

    British members of Parliament are beginning to vote in a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Theresa May's government that was brought by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn. The vote is not expected to oust the government. The Conservative and pro-Brexit European Research Group, which was instrumental in bringing a leadership challenge against May in December that ultimately failed, said they would back the government. The Norther Irish Democratic Unionist Party is also expected to back the Tories. Should Parliament express it has no confidence in the government after all, and no other government can gain confidence within 14 days, a general election would have to be called. May earlier said when addressing Parliament that having a new general election would be the worst possible option. U.K. stocks and bonds were closed at the time the vote began, and the British pound was little changed at $1.2858.

  • Barrons.com4 days ago

    Can Stocks Keep Ignoring Brexit?

    With so much uncertainty following Tuesday’s vote against a Brexit deal, are right to look past yet another episode in the saga before they can draw a clearer picture.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    Brexit deal defeat knocks London's blue chip stocks as pound weighs

    Britain's blue chip stocks fell on Wednesday as a stronger pound lured investors toward cheap domestic companies and away from exporters after Prime Minister Theresa May's heavy Brexit defeat, while weak results weighed on Pearson. The prime minister's historic defeat was seen as reducing the chance of a hard Brexit even as uncertainty ahead of a no confidence vote in May's government on Wednesday evening kept volumes muted. This is the harsh reality of progress during these unprecedented Brexit negotiations," said Richard Flax, Chief Investment Officer at Moneyfarm.

  • 'Stay humble' - Investors urged not to rush into UK assets after Brexit blow
    Reuters4 days ago

    'Stay humble' - Investors urged not to rush into UK assets after Brexit blow

    While markets are buying the view that the historic defeat suffered by Prime Minister Theresa May in parliament cuts the chances of a chaotic Brexit, some financial advisors are urging clients not to overestimate their ability to make bets on British politics. The overwhelming rejection of May's deal to leave the European Union has, so far, triggered a mild rise in the pound, lured buyers into domestic British companies and been a slight positive for Ireland's top share index (.ISEQ), a barometer of Brexit sentiment. Some investors have started covering bearish short positions in British banks and housebuilders, among the sectors hit hardest by uncertainty over Britain's painful divorce from the European Union.