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London close: Stocks off again, Yen keeps strengthening
Fri 24 May 2013 16:15
London equities finished lower for a second straight day, with investors being put off by the recent gyrations in the market, although the early close of some US markets ahead of the Memorial Day weekend may also have played a role.
US open: Stocks down, Yen still strengthening
Fri 24 May 2013 15:53
The major US equity market averages are now moving moderately lower.
Europe close: Stocks fall on Japan debt and US stimulus fears
Fri 24 May 2013 15:46
European equities dragged Friday as economists feared a gyrating Japanese government debt posed a threat to the country's recovery.
Europe midday: Investors muse over a possible market correction
Fri 24 May 2013 13:10
FTSE Mibtel 30: -0.57%
London midday: Markets fall as caution sets in
Fri 24 May 2013 11:41
Mining and banking stocks were weighing on the FTSE 100 on Friday morning as the index extended losses following yesterday's dramatic sell-off.
Europe open: Japan worries front and centre
Fri 24 May 2013 10:06
FTSE Mibtel 30: 0.47%
London open: Stocks in search of direction after sell-off
Fri 24 May 2013 08:47
Markets opened tentatively on Friday morning with sentiment still fragile following a plunge the day before as traders reacted to concerns about stimulus measures in the US and a slowdown in China.
London pre-open: FTSE to edge higher ahead of BBA data
Fri 24 May 2013 07:40
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open up six points from yesterday's close of 6,697, as markets calm after Thursday's heavy losses and ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.
US close: Upbeat data lifts sentiment following Fed comments
Thu 23 May 2013 21:25
US stocks ended the day modestly lower after a batch of upbeat data partially offset recent comments from the Fed.
London close: Markets tumble as stimulus hopes fade
Thu 23 May 2013 16:20
The recent bullish mood on equity markets quickly faded on Thursday as mixed messages from the Federal Reserve and a slowdown in China sparked a heavy sell-off on the FTSE 100, which lost more than two per cent of its value.
Europe close: Stocks fall on Fed stimulus fears
Thu 23 May 2013 16:09
Markets were rattled Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated it would scale back stimulus if the US economy improves.
US open: Stocks bounce back
Thu 23 May 2013 15:23
Dow Jones Industrials: -0.43
Europe midday: Pressure on stocks mounts
Thu 23 May 2013 14:55
London midday: Rally runs out of steam after Bernanke comments
Thu 23 May 2013 11:32
Markets tumbled by around two per cent on Thursday morning as investors chose to take profits in the aftermath of comments from the head of the US Federal Reserve and a disappointing reading of manufacturing activity in China.
Asia: Nikkei plunges over seven per cent
Thu 23 May 2013 09:14
Japan's Nikkei suffered its biggest one-day drop in two years on Thursday as an unexpected contraction in Chinese manufacturing and fears that the Federal Reserve may wind down its stimulus measures prompted a dramatic sell-off.
Europe open: Fed comments and Chinese manufacturing data weigh
Thu 23 May 2013 08:59
London open: Fed concerns, poor Chinese data spark sell-off
Thu 23 May 2013 08:31
Worries about the Federal Reserve 'tapering' quantitative easing (QE) prematurely spooked markets on Thursday morning, along with a disappointing reading of manufacturing activity in China.
London pre-open: FTSE 100 set to plunge after Bernanke speech
Thu 23 May 2013 07:10
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open down 125 points from yesterday's close of 6,840, after US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered his highly-anticipated speech to Congress last night.
US close: 'Tapering' concerns hit markets after Bernanke speech
Wed 22 May 2013 23:33
After a strong start, stocks in the US had dropped sharply by the close on Wednesday as concerns over the Federal Reserve's 'exit strategy' of monetary stimulus dampened sentiment on Wall Street.
London close: Bernanke's dovish tone sparks surge late on
Wed 22 May 2013 17:12
After a relatively subdued start on the FTSE 100, stocks surged in afternoon trade as comments from the Chairman of the Federal Reserve pushed the index to fresh 13-year highs.
Europe close: Bernanke warns against tighter monetary policy
Wed 22 May 2013 16:07
European equities moved higher as US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered his highly anticipated testimony in which he backed continued monetary stimulus.
US midday: Bernanke labels jobs market as weak overall
Wed 22 May 2013 15:07
S&P 500: 0.41%
US open: Stocks slightly in the blue ahead of Bernanke
Wed 22 May 2013 14:06
Wall Street has begun slightly higher this morning.
Europe midday: Stocks cut their losses, single currency steady
Wed 22 May 2013 12:44
Europe open: Eurozone crisis on everyone's mind
Wed 22 May 2013 12:39
London midday: Stocks pull back as UK retail sales drop
Wed 22 May 2013 12:02
Disappointing retail sales in the UK saw markets pull back from a 13-year highs on Wednesday morning while traders kept a close eye on central banks around the world.
Asia: Japan rallies after improved economic outlook
Wed 22 May 2013 09:44
Stocks in Tokyo ended the day higher on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan lifted its assessment of the economy based on an improved outlook.
London open: Stocks dip as focus turns to central banks
Wed 22 May 2013 08:38
Markets pulled back from new 13-year highs on Wednesday morning as traders turned cautious ahead of statements from central banks in the UK and US.
London pre-open: FTSE to edge lower after hitting 13-year highs
Wed 22 May 2013 07:36
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open down 11 points from yesterday's close of 6,804, after it yesterday smashed through the 6,800 mark, just 130 points short of its all-time high, not seen since 1999.
US close: Stocks little changed ahead of Bernanke
Wed 22 May 2013 01:03
The main US equity market averages finished Tuesday with slight gains after a brief foray into the red earlier on.
US midday: Fed officials adopt moderately dovish tone
Tue 21 May 2013 18:25
The main US equity market averages are now seeing moderate gains after a brief foray into the red earlier on.
US open: Jamie Dimon holds on to both top slots at JP Morgan
Tue 21 May 2013 17:11
The main US equity market averages are now seeing slight gains after a brief foray into the red earlier on.
London close: Stocks surge as earnings impress, inflation eases
Tue 21 May 2013 16:46
Well-received results from a number of FTSE 100 heavyweights and a sharp drop in consumer-price inflation in the UK lifted London's benchmark index to fresh multiyear highs on Tuesday.
Europe close: Markets on toes ahead of US stimulus update
Tue 21 May 2013 16:01
European equities ended mixed Tuesday as investors continued wait with bated breath for an update on the US Federal Reserve's stimulus programme.
US pre-open: Apple under scrutiny by Senate
Tue 21 May 2013 14:04
The main US equity market averages are now being called to start the session ever so slightly higher, up by approximately 0.1% each one.
Europe midday: Equities drift lower
Tue 21 May 2013 12:14
London midday: Stocks extend gains as inflation falls sharply
Tue 21 May 2013 11:38
Stocks held on to 12-year highs on Tuesday morning as a sharp drop in consumer-price inflation lifted the outlook for the UK economy.
Europe open: All eyes on the Fed
Tue 21 May 2013 09:53
Asia: Nikkei settles in the blue after volatile session
Tue 21 May 2013 09:23
Shares in Tokyo closed with modest gains on Tuesday, after weaving in and out of negative territory, while stocks in Hong Kong tracked a weak close on Wall Street.
London open: Markets hold on to 12-year highs
Tue 21 May 2013 08:30
Markets were trading within a narrow range on Tuesday morning after finishing at 12-year highs the day before, as traders consider how much further the impressive year-to-date rally has to go.
London pre-open: Small retreat expected in early trade
Tue 21 May 2013 07:24
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open down seven points from yesterday's close of 6,756, having hit a 13-year high on Monday.
US close: Investors eye Federal Reserve policy meeting
Mon 20 May 2013 22:32
Dow Jones Industrials: -0.12%
US midday: Oil turns around to trade higher
Mon 20 May 2013 17:59
The main stock-market averages had moved slightly into the blue come midday Monday, as traders paused for breath following Friday's record closing prices for the Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 after a four week advance.
London close: Footsie closes at 12 year highs
Mon 20 May 2013 16:58
The FTSE 100 managed to close Monday's session moderately higher, albeit at 12 year highs, after rising by 33 points to the 6,756 point mark.
Europe close: Investors sit tight ahead of economic data
Mon 20 May 2013 16:40
European equities remained little changed Monday as investors awaited economic results out this week.
US open: Where are US companies' profits coming from? FT asks
Mon 20 May 2013 14:37
The main stock-market averages were trading mixed come Monday morning, as traders paused for breath following Friday's record closing prices for the Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 after a four week advance.
Europe midday: European banks on the menu
Mon 20 May 2013 12:02
London midday: Footsie flat as miners dampen earlier gains
Mon 20 May 2013 11:26
The FTSE 100 had erased its early-morning gains by Monday lunchtime, as strong performances by easyJet and RBS were offset by heavy falls in the mining sector.
Europe open: Stocks advance in the wake of Wall Street gains
Mon 20 May 2013 10:01
Asia: Markets track upbeat US close, yen weakens
Mon 20 May 2013 09:00
Stocks in Asia mostly advanced on Monday, mirroring gains on Wall Street at the end of last week, with exporters spearheading gains as the yen continued to fall against the dollar.
London open: Markets open higher as surge continues
Mon 20 May 2013 08:40
London's benchmark index was trading at levels not seen in over a decade on Monday morning, boosted by record closing prices in the States on Friday on the back of an improved outlook for the global economy.
London pre-open: FTSE set to race past 2007 highs after strong finish in US
Mon 20 May 2013 07:25
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open up 19 points from Friday's close of 6,723, which would see it jump past 2007 highs of 6,732 after the US Dow Jones and S&P 500 benchmarks reached fresh record closing prices at the end of last week.
US close: Benchmarks set new records after economic data
Sat 18 May 2013 07:05
Stocks continued to set new highs on Friday with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 benchmarks reaching fresh record closing prices after sentiment was lifted by some better-than-expected economic data.
US midday: Economic data cheers stocks
Fri 17 May 2013 17:38
S&P 500: 0.46%
London close: FTSE 100 hits new multiyear highs after US data
Fri 17 May 2013 16:29
The FTSE 100 rallied in afternoon trade after some better-than-expected economic data from the States, pushing the index to new five-and-a-half-year highs.
Europe close: Stocks gain as US consumer confidence rises
Fri 17 May 2013 16:14
European equities ended the week on a high note as US consumer confidence rebounded to its highest level in almost six years.
US open: JP Morgan raises year-end target for S and P 500
Fri 17 May 2013 15:24
S&P 500: 0.58%
London midday: Markets rally as banks rise
Fri 17 May 2013 11:47
After a subdued start, the FTSE 100 pushed into positive territory ahead of the opening bell in New York with financials leading the rise after a broker upgrade.
Europe midday: Stocks recover as new car sales rise
Fri 17 May 2013 11:15
European equities recovered from a morning slump as France gave an upbeat outlook and new car sales in Europe rose for the first time in 18 months.
Europe open: Stocks fall as US mulls cut to monetary stimulus
Fri 17 May 2013 09:11
FTSE 100: -0.13%
London open: Stocks pull back after strong gains
Fri 17 May 2013 08:32
The FTSE 100 registered moderate falls in early trading on Friday in aftermath of a series of disappointing economic figures, as markets pulled back after a strong showing over the last two weeks.
London pre-open: Slight decline expected in opening trade
Fri 17 May 2013 07:33
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open down four points from yesterday's close of 6,688, ahead of the latest reading of the US consumer sentiment index, EU car registrations and the German wholesale price index.
US close: Slight losses on Wall Street
Fri 17 May 2013 05:49
The main US equity averages traded slightly lower in the last hour of trading after the release of a clutch of weaker than expected economic statistics and cautious guidance from some household names in the retail sector, such as Wal Mart and Kohl's.
US midday: Stocks turn back into the blue
Thu 09 May 2013 18:04
Equity markets in the US were bobbing about the unchanged mark in midday trading, hit in part by data from China which showed that consumer prices rose 2.4 per cent in April, driven by food prices.
London midday: Gains trimmed after gloomy EU growth forecasts
Thu 23 February 2012 11:56
After a strong start, gains for the Footsie were pared by lunchtime after the European Commission cut its forecasts for economic growth. The market reaction to a flurry of company results on the top-tier index has been mixed with Capita and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) rising strongly and RSA Insurance and British American Tobacco (BATS) among the fallers.
London open: RBS provides a boost early on
Thu 23 February 2012 08:25
The Footsie opened slightly higher on Thursday as the markets digested a host of results, with heavyweights such as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Capita, Centrica, RSA Insurance and British American Tobacco (BATS) reporting their full-year results this morning
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