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London midday: BoJ stimulus sparks surge, as RBS and IAG jump
Fri 31 October 2014 11:45
London's stock market surged on Friday, following on from a stellar performance by Asian stocks after Japan's central bank surprised with an increase to its monetary-easing programme.
Europe midday: Stocks rise after BoJ stimulus increase, rise in Eurozone inflation
Fri 31 October 2014 11:22
European stocks gained after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) unexpectedly boosted its stimulus and after Eurozone inflation rose in line with forecasts.
Asia: Stocks gain after Bank of Japan boosts stimulus
Fri 31 October 2014 10:47
Asian stocks ended higher after Japan's central bank unexpectedly expanded its monetary-easing plan in a bid to revive growth.
London open: RBS and IAG lead gains as UK stocks rise on BoJ stimulus
Fri 31 October 2014 08:34
London's stock market jumped in early deals on Friday, trading at levels not seen since the start of the month, after Japan's central bank unexpectedly ramped up its monetary-easing plan in a bid to revive growth.
London pre-open: FTSE to jump after Bank of Japan increases rate of asset purchases
Thu 30 October 2014 20:06
The Bank of Japan's (BoJ) decision to increase its rate of asset purchases means global indices are set for strong gains on Friday.
US close: Markets gain after better than expected GDP data
Thu 30 October 2014 19:41
US stocks advanced on Thursday, following better-than-expected real gross domestic product (GDP) data, fuelling speculation the economy is strong enough to withstand higher interest rates.
Europe close: Stocks pick up after Eurozone, US data
Thu 30 October 2014 17:10
European stocks rebounded as investors digested a batch of data in the Eurozone and the US.
London close: FTSE ends session with modest gains
Thu 30 October 2014 16:36
The top tier closed slightly higher on Thursday, as a strong performance by Smith & Nephew was offset by losses amongst the mining sector.
US open: Markets fluctuate after GDP and claims data
Thu 30 October 2014 13:59
US stocks fluctuated on Thursday after accelerating gross domestic product data led to speculation that the economy might be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates earlier in 2015.
London midday: Miners, oil stocks drag FTSE lower after hawkish Fed
Thu 30 October 2014 11:33
Heavy falls in the resource sectors on a stronger dollar ensured that London's stock market was firmly in the red on Tuesday, after the withdrawal of stimulus by the Federal Reserve.
Europe midday: Stocks fall as traders digest Federal Reserve policy
Thu 30 October 2014 11:08
European stocks declined as the market continued to mull over the Federal Reserve's latest policy announcement.
Europe open: Stocks little changed as German unemployment falls unexpectedly
Thu 30 October 2014 09:09
European stocks were little changed as investors weighed German unemployment data and the Federal Reserve's decision to end its bond buying programme but keep interest rates unchanged.
London open: Miners drag UK stocks lower, but Barclays gains
Thu 30 October 2014 08:34
London's stock exchange opened more or less flat on Thursday as heavy falls from mining stocks and BT offset gains from Barclays and St James's Place.
London pre-open: Stocks set for modest gain after Fed offers no surprises
Thu 30 October 2014 07:41
London-listed stocks are set for a modest gain on Thursday morning, after the Federal Reserve surprised no one with its decision to terminate its third round of quantitative easing.
US close: Markets slide as Fed brings QE to an end
Wed 29 October 2014 19:40
US stocks slid back on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced its intention to keep interest rates unchanged for the foreseeable future.
London close: FTSE ends higher ahead of Fed meeting result
Wed 29 October 2014 16:40
Investors showed a degree of confidence in the Wednesday session as markets awaited the outcome of the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.
Europe close: Stocks little changed ahead of FOMC decision
Wed 29 October 2014 16:38
European stocks were little changed as the market braced for the latest policy decision by the Federal Reserve.
US open: Markets fluctuate ahead of Fed's decision
Wed 29 October 2014 14:31
US stocks fluctuated on Wednesday, as investors awaited a decision from the Federal Open Market Committee that is expected to end the Fed's bond-buying program.
London midday: Stocks rise on hopes for dovish FOMC
Wed 29 October 2014 12:28
Stocks were moving higher in the run-up to the US Federal Reserve's policy announcement on Wednesday afternoon, as some investors were clearly hoping that policymakers might tone down their rhetoric a bit.
Europe midday: Stocks edge higher ahead of FOMC policy decision
Wed 29 October 2014 11:37
European stocks edged higher at the midday mark on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision.
Asia: Shanghai higher despite World Bank critique
Wed 29 October 2014 10:19
Asian bourses were a sea of green on Wednesday morning, with Tokyo's and Shanghai's stock markets leading the region higher following the gains in the US and UK.
London open: Stocks move higher ahead of US FOMC
Wed 29 October 2014 09:26
Wednesday's session is expected to see a continuation of the previous day's gains, ahead of the latest policy decision announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), this evening.
Europe open: Stocks rally ahead of US policy decision
Wed 29 October 2014 08:29
European stocks advanced as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's latest policy decision.
London pre-open: FTSE to rise ahead of Fed decision
Wed 29 October 2014 07:44
Wednesday's session is expected to see a continuation of the previous day's gains, ahead of the latest policy decision announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).
US close: Markets rise after better-than-expected earnings
Tue 28 October 2014 20:08
US stocks advanced on Tuesday as investors were buoyed by better-than-expected corporate earnings, ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.
Europe close: Stocks rally after US data, EU decision on French and Italian budgets
Tue 28 October 2014 17:05
European stocks gained as investors weighed US data and reports that the EU will not reject France and Italy's budget plans for next year.
London close: Markets stabilise ahead of Fed meeting
Tue 28 October 2014 16:35
UK stocks ended Tuesday's session on an upbeat note thanks to a strong performance by the mining sector and a level of stability not seen on markets for several weeks.
US open: Stocks buoyed by better than expected earnings
Tue 28 October 2014 14:22
US stocks rose on Tuesday, as companies reported better-than-expected earnings ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting.
London midday: Gains limited as StanChart, Lloyds and BG Group drop
Tue 28 October 2014 11:48
UK stocks advanced on Tuesday morning with the FTSE 100 bouncing off a one-week low, but gains were limited by some heavy falls from Standard Chartered, Lloyds Banking Group and BG Group.
Europe midday: Stocks gain ahead of US data as FOMC decision looms
Tue 28 October 2014 11:26
European stocks advanced as investors awaited US data on durable goods orders and consumer confidence.
London open: UK stocks rise, but Lloyds and StanChart fall
Tue 28 October 2014 08:54
Despite some heavy falls from banking heavyweights Lloyds and Standard Chartered, UK stocks advanced on Tuesday morning as the FTSE 100 rebounded from a one-week low.
Europe open: Stocks rise as France vows to cut budget deficit
Tue 28 October 2014 08:31
European stocks gained after France pledged to cut its budget deficit by €3.6-3.7bn next year in an effort to meet EU rules.
Asia: Stocks rise outside of Japan after Chinese industrial profits gain
Tue 28 October 2014 08:31
Asian stocks were mostly higher after Chinese industrial profits gained.
London pre-open: Calm session expected ahead of Wednesday's FOMC decision
Tue 28 October 2014 07:42
London's blue chips are set for a reversal of Monday's losses, with a degree of calmness expected in markets ahead of Wednesday's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.
US close: Markets fluctuate as crude price falls
Mon 27 October 2014 20:40
US stocks fluctuated on Monday, as energy producers registered losses after oil prices dropped.
Europe close: Stocks slide after worse-than-forecast German and US data
Mon 27 October 2014 17:05
European stocks were in the red after weaker-than-expected data in Germany and the US.
London close: Weaker German business confidence, stress tests weigh on stocks
Mon 27 October 2014 16:14
UK-listed stocks closed lower on Monday, with banks and mining stocks providing a drag in the aftermath of the results of the latest EU bank stress tests and alongside a weak reading on German business confidence.
US open: Stocks slide on falling oil prices, weaker-than-forecast data
Mon 27 October 2014 14:20
US stocks declined, led by energy stocks which took a hit from falling oil prices.
London midday: Stocks drop into the red after German data, ECB stress tests
Mon 27 October 2014 12:01
UK stocks had erased early gains by Monday lunchtime as ongoing concerns about Germany and the health of the wider Eurozone economy weighed on sentiment.
Europe midday: Stocks slide as German business confidence falls to 22-month low
Mon 27 October 2014 11:25
European stocks slumped as a report showed German business confidence fell to a 22-month low.
London open: Stocks rise on stress-test results, but gains limited ahead of FOMC
Mon 27 October 2014 08:31
UK markets opened slightly higher on Monday morning, with sentiment boosted by the weekend's news that most European banks had passed recent 'stress tests'.
Europe open: Stocks rally after European stress tests
Mon 27 October 2014 08:24
Stocks in the euro-area gained after European regulators said that all but 13 of the continent's leading banks have enough capital to withstand a financial storm.
London pre-open: Stocks to open higher after positive stress-test result for British banks
Mon 27 October 2014 07:43
A positive start is on the cards for UK stocks after it was revealed that every British bank passed the Eurozone 'stress tests', although one in five European banks failed.
Europe close: Stocks end on a mixed note
Fri 24 October 2014 17:36
European equities finished the Friday session on a mixed note as investors kept their cards close to their chests ahead of the European Central Bank's (ECB) 'stress tests' which were due out this weekend.
London close: Ebola and downbeat Chinese housing data weigh on markets
Fri 24 October 2014 16:23
London shares ended Friday on a negative note amid fresh jitters about the Ebola virus and weak Chinese property data.
US open: Markets fluctuate amid renewed Ebola fears, while Ford and Amazon drop
Fri 24 October 2014 15:25
US stocks were largely unchanged on Friday, as investors looked to be worried by reports of the first Ebola case in New York, while the focus remained on company results.
US close: Markets rise, on the back of Microsoft and Procter&Gamble
Fri 24 October 2014 14:40
US stocks registered moderate gains on Friday, despite reports of a first Ebola case in New York, while the focus remained on company results.
Asia close: Wall of IPOs weighs on China stocks
Fri 24 October 2014 12:40
Asian stocks to a large extent brushed off overnight reports of an Ebola infection having been detected in New York after Wall Street finished on a strong note.
Europe midday: Stocks pare early falls
Fri 24 October 2014 12:35
By midday European equities had pared earlier losses, with periphery stocks managing to cross into the blue.
London midday: UK stocks hit by Ebola worries, travel stocks fall
Fri 24 October 2014 11:33
UK stocks fell on Friday morning after the FTSE 100 hit its highest level in two weeks the previous session, with investors treading cautiously after another reported case of Ebola in the States.
Europe open: Ebola reports from NY and Chinese data weigh on shares
Fri 24 October 2014 09:26
European equities started the session lower despite overnight gains on Wall Street, with sentiment weighed down by news of an Ebola case - but not contagion - in New York and a report that Chinese house prices fell in September.
London open: Ebola fears hit UK stocks after NY doctor tests positive for virus
Fri 24 October 2014 08:35
UK stocks experienced some selling pressure on Friday morning after rising to their highest in two weeks, as renewed concerns about the spread of Ebola weighed on market sentiment.
London pre-open: FTSE to open lower ahead of German data, UK GDP
Fri 24 October 2014 07:31
Reports of a new case of Ebola in the States, together with upcoming EU bank stress test results and German consumer confidence figures, are all set to provide a drag on UK markets at Friday's opening bell.
|FTSE All Share||3,496.16||+1.08%|
|Paris CAC 40||4,231.61||+2.18%|
|St James's Place Plc||741.75||+4.14%|
|International Consolidated Airlines Group SA||406.05||+3.92%|
|ARM Holdings plc||869.50||+3.70%|
|Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc||377.65||+3.37%|
|Hargreaves Lansdown plc||994.25||+2.95%|
|Direct Line Insurance Group plc||276.65||-1.78%|
|Smith & Nephew plc||1046.50||-0.66%|
|Intertek Group plc||2719.50||-0.55%|
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