^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE - FTSE Delayed Price. Currency in GBP
+4.22 (+0.06%)
At close: 4:35PM GMT
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Previous Close7,033.79
Day's Range6,979.57 - 7,081.88
52 Week Range6,851.60 - 7,903.50
Avg. Volume754,248,889
  • You Can't Always Count on Sterling to Bail Out U.K. Stocks
    Bloomberg36 minutes ago

    You Can't Always Count on Sterling to Bail Out U.K. Stocks

    Since the 2016 vote, the FTSE 100 index has maintained a negative correlation with sterling, meaning that the benchmark gains whenever the currency falls. Thursday provided an illustration of how this isn’t always reliable: the FTSE 100 fell as much as 0.8 percent, even with the pound plunging as much as 1.9 percent at one point. Sure, the gauge still outperformed the European benchmark, but a slide in domestic stocks like Lloyds Banking Group Plc and Legal & General Group Plc was so sharp that it dragged the index down for a large part of the day.

  • Reuters47 minutes ago

    HIGHLIGHTS-UK ministers quit over draft Brexit deal, pound and bank stocks tumble

    Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Thursday to save a draft divorce deal with the European Union after her Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and other ministers quit in protest and eurosceptic lawmakers stepped up efforts to topple her. - Credit rating firm S&P Global warned it could cut Britain's AA credit rating again if the risk of a "disorderly" Brexit became more apparent. - The cost of insuring exposure to Britain's sovereign debt rose to its highest level in almost two years.

  • European stocks routed as financials weighed by Brexit uncertainty
    MarketWatch49 minutes ago

    European stocks routed as financials weighed by Brexit uncertainty

    EUROPE MARKETS European markets had a tough session Thursday, as the resignation of the U.K.’s Brexit secretary and other departures triggered massive uncertainty over the country’s plans to exit from the EU and the future of the government.

  • MarketWatch54 minutes ago

    U.K.'s May to hold news conference at 12 p.m. Eastern as Brexit crisis deepens: reports

    U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a news conference at 12 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. local, amid escalating Brexit turmoil, according to multiple local reports. After May said she had secured cabinet backing for a draft Brexit deal on Wednesday, U.K. assets rallied as investors breathed a sigh of relief, just to be met with a slew of resignations, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, on Thursday. Multiple calls for a vote of no confidence for May's embattled premiership also surfaced on Thursday. The British pound , in response, was logging its worst one-day drop since Oct. 2016, according to Dow Jones Data Group last buying $1.2749, down 1.8%. The British stock benchmark FTSE 100 was meanwhile down 0.6% .

  • Retailers, homebuilders lead early slide in US stocks
    Associated Press2 hours ago

    Retailers, homebuilders lead early slide in US stocks

    U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading Thursday, extending the market's losing streak into a sixth day. Losses among retailers, homebuilders and health care companies outweighed gains in technology ...

  • Reuters3 hours ago

    Brexit-sensitive stocks battered on deal backlash, exporters gain

    By Helen Reid LONDON (Reuters) - British stocks slid on Thursday with RBS and housebuilders sharply down after Brexit minister Dominic Raab quit in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's efforts to win ...

  • Shares of banks, small-cap companies fall in London stock market, amid Brexit turmoil
    MarketWatch3 hours ago

    Shares of banks, small-cap companies fall in London stock market, amid Brexit turmoil

    News of the resignation of the U.K.’s Brexit secretary hits banks and smaller-company shares as the pound plunges and questions swirl over the future of the U.K.’s deal.

  • TheStreet.com4 hours ago

    Global Stocks Reverse Gains as UK Government Plunges Into Brexit Turmoil

    Global stocks reverse gains, sending U.S equity futures into the red, after a key U.K. lawmaker resigns from government over Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, triggering the potential for a leadership challenge or fresh national elections. Shares in Asia were also supported by solid China housing data and a weaker U.S. dollar, with the MSCI benchmark rising 1.2% towards the close of trading. Wall Street will get a series of updates on the health of the U.S. consumer Thursday, with October retail sales data and quarterly earnings from Walmart, Nordstrom and JC Penney.

  • Reuters6 hours ago

    European shares sink as Brexit turmoil derails recovery; banks, auto fall

    European shares reversed early gains, falling into negative territory on Thursday in a broadbased rout as British Prime Minister Theresa May's government was plunged into fresh crisis over Brexit, with autos and banking stocks leading the fallers. The resignation of two British cabinet ministers including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab triggered a rout in UK housebuilders and banks, while investors continued to fret about Rome's standoff with Brussels and Washington's row over trade with Beijing. The pan-European STOXX 600 index (.STOXX) was down 0.5 percent by 1036 GMT, with German, Spanish and French bourses firmly in negative territory.

  • MarketWatch7 hours ago

    European banks, U.K. especially, crushed after Brexit minister quits

    News that the U.K. Brexit minister has quit sent a ripple of shock through European stock markets on Thursday. Dominic Raab announced his decision on Twitter a day after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May got her draft plan to exit the European Union approved, but in a decision that split her cabinet. As the British pound plunged on the news, the FTSE 100 index rose 0.3%, but banks pulled in the other direction, with Royal Bank of Scotland PLC [S: rbs] slumped nearly 7%, while European banks such as Deutsche Bank AG down 1.8%, and the Stoxx Europe 600 index down 0.4% as the banking sector slumped. Carlo Alberto De Casa, chief analyst at ActivTrades, said the market reaction shows fears of growing risk for the government "with Theresa May's majority now looking extremely vulnerable. Moreover, this departure could put at risk the Brexit deal and traders are selling the British currency due to growing uncertainty about the future of the U.K."

  • Reuters8 hours ago

    European shares march higher as miners rally on fresh trade war hopes

    European shares marched higher on Thursday as oil prices stabilised and mining stocks rallied on hopes that China and the United States may reach a rapprochement to end their long-running trade spat, offsetting bad news in the tech sector. Sentiment was boosted after China delivered a written response to U.S. demands for wide-ranging trade reforms ahead of an expected meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his counterpart Donald Trump later this month.

  • CNBC9 hours ago

    UK prime minister has 'a huge mountain to climb' as Brexit battle lines are drawn over draft deal

    Theresa May has to get the draft deal approved by a majority in Parliament. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May persuaded most of her senior ministers to back the draft Brexit agreement that has finally been struck with the EU — now all she has to do get it approved by a largely hostile Parliament. By lunchtime Thursday, notable Euroskeptic lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said that a number of letters of no confidence had been submitted which could potentially force a vote within the ruling Conservative Party on her leadership.

  • Financial Times9 hours ago

    [$$] Royal Mail’s six-month profits fall by more than half

    Royal Mail ’s half-year profits have slumped by more than half, after the privatised postal service saw revenues fall at its core UK business and failed to hit productivity and cost savings targets.  The ...

  • Key ministers quit U.K. cabinet over Brexit deal
    Yahoo Finance Video2 hours ago

    Key ministers quit U.K. cabinet over Brexit deal

    Key ministers are quitting Theresa May’s cabinet over her Brexit deal, and that’s driving down the pound. Yahoo Finance’s Alanna Petroff has details from London.