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US close: Markets soar in post-Fed rally as oil futures settle in the red
Thu 18 December 2014 20:20
US stocks advanced on Thursday, continuing the post-Fed rally regardless of the day's mixed economic data.
London close: Shares lift off on airline merger bid and oil-price revival
Thu 18 December 2014 17:10
London shares soared on Thursday as oil prices staged a slight recovery and merger activity took off in the airline industry.
Europe close: Stocks end higher after upbeat data in Germany, UK and US
Thu 18 December 2014 16:51
European stocks gained after data showed German business confidence and UK retail sales grew while US jobless claims fell.
US open: Stocks extend post-Fed rally despite mixed data
Thu 18 December 2014 14:48
US stocks jumped strongly on Thursday as the post-Fed rally continued into its second day despite a raft of mixed economic data.
Europe midday: Stocks rise after rise in German business confidence, UK retail sales
Thu 18 December 2014 12:08
European stocks advanced as investors weighed an increase in German business confidence and better-than-forecast UK retail sales data.
London midday: Stocks jump as Fed signals "patience", resource shares gain
Thu 18 December 2014 11:41
Upbeat economic data and a positive reaction to comments from the Federal Reserve were helping to push UK stocks higher on Thursday, with markets in positive territory for the third straight day.
Asia: Stocks higher following US Fed statement
Thu 18 December 2014 09:37
Asian stocks on Thursday rose following comments from the US Federal Reserve that it will be "patient" to tighten monetary policy.
Europe open: Stocks rise as German business confidence improves
Thu 18 December 2014 09:10
European stocks advanced as a report showed German business confidence grew and the Swiss bank introduced a negative deposit rate.
London open: UK stocks advance strongly on "patient" Fed
Thu 18 December 2014 08:15
UK stocks gained on Thursday morning following a stellar performance by Wall Street indices after the Federal Reserve said it would be "patient" to tighten monetary policy.
London pre-open: Stocks to soar after Federal Reserve statement
Thu 18 December 2014 07:33
UK stocks were set to surge when markets open on Thursday morning following massive gains on Wall Street as investors reacted to comments from the Federal Reserve.
US close: Markets rise following Fed decision to maintain low rates
Wed 17 December 2014 20:20
US stocks rose on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve decided to maintain low rates and consumer prices slid further than they have in six years.
Europe close: Stocks mixed after BoE minutes, before FOMC policy decision
Wed 17 December 2014 16:41
European stocks were mixed as investors weighed the Bank of England's (BoE) meeting minutes and awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
London close: Santa rally beckons as Footsie holds above 6,300
Wed 17 December 2014 16:24
A Santa rally was in the offing on Wednesday as the London market held steady amid upbeat economic and corporate news.
US open: Stocks gain ahead of FOMC as consumer prices drop
Wed 17 December 2014 14:42
US stocks jumped on Wednesday with investors showing an optimistic approach ahead of the Federal Reserve decision, after data showed the biggest slide in consumer prices in six years.
London midday: UK stocks back in the red ahead of Fed meeting
Wed 17 December 2014 12:18
UK stocks were back in the red on Wednesday after their first gain in seven days the previous session, with investors scaling back risk appetite ahead of a number of risk events.
Europe midday: Stocks slide as minutes show BoE policymakers divided on interest rates
Wed 17 December 2014 12:12
European stocks declined after minutes of the Bank of England's (BoE) latest policy meeting showed members were split on whether to raise interest rates.
Asia: Stocks mostly higher as Chinese business sentiment improves
Wed 17 December 2014 09:20
Asian stocks were higher on Wednesday following a weaker yen and an increase in business sentiment in China.
Europe open: Stocks drop ahead of BoE minutes, FOMC policy decision
Wed 17 December 2014 09:07
European stocks slid as investors awaited the release of the Bank of England's (BoE) meeting minutes and the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision.
London open: UK stocks drop early on as investors await risk events
Wed 17 December 2014 08:21
UK stocks dropped sharply on Wednesday morning as the sell-off resumed ahead of a busy session for global financial markets.
London pre-open: Sell-off expected to continue ahead of busy session
Wed 17 December 2014 07:38
The sell-off is expected to resume on Wednesday after a brief pause the previous session, with markets eyeing a number of key 'risk events' across the globe.
US close: Markets decline amid disappointing housing starts and manufacturing data
Tue 16 December 2014 20:26
US stocks declined amid news that housing starts fell and manufacturing growth reduced.
Europe close: Stocks gain after Eurozone, German economic data beat forecasts
Tue 16 December 2014 16:48
European stocks advanced after better-than-forecast data on Eurozone manufacturing and German economic sentiment.
London close: Shares soar on upbeat Eurozone and bank news
Tue 16 December 2014 16:26
London shares bounced back on Tuesday in the wake of some long-awaited upbeat economic data in the Eurozone and positive news for UK banks.
US open: Stocks little changed after US data on housing starts and manufacturing
Tue 16 December 2014 14:29
US stocks were little changed as reports showed housing starts fell and manufacturing growth slowed.
London midday: Bargain-hunting supports FTSE as stocks rebound from 18-month low
Tue 16 December 2014 12:17
Following a cautious start, UK stocks pushed into positive territory as investors went hunting for bargains.
Europe midday: Stocks mixed after Eurozone data, UK inflation, oil and Russia woes
Tue 16 December 2014 11:40
European stocks were mixed as traders weighed better than expected Eurozone data, a drop in UK inflation, concerns in Russia and falling oil prices.
Asia: Stocks lower following negative Chinese data and drop in oil prices
Tue 16 December 2014 09:13
Asian stocks were lower on Tuesday following worse-than-expected data from China and continuing concerns about falling oil prices.
Europe open: Stocks decline as oil prices edge lower
Tue 16 December 2014 08:34
European stocks slid despite Eurozone manufacturing data revealing better than expected growth and as oil prices hit a new low.
London open: UK stocks extend slide as Chinese data disappoints
Tue 16 December 2014 08:20
Yet more disappointing economic data from China pushed UK stocks lower for the seventh straight session on Tuesday, with markets extending losses despite plunging to an 18-month low the previous session.
London pre-open: UK stocks to inch higher after heavy sell-off
Tue 16 December 2014 07:37
News that the Bank of England (BoE) has given a clean bill of health to seven out of eight of the UK's largest banks and building societies may offer some respite for financial markets on Tuesday, though sentiment is likely to still be fragile after an ey
US close: Markets in decline after brief boost for oil and gas sector amid Libyan closure
Mon 15 December 2014 17:43
US stocks fell on Monday despite a positive start to the day as oil prices continue to slide amid higher than expected US industrial production numbers.
London close: Oil price slide fuels fall in equities as rouble tumbles
Mon 15 December 2014 16:45
Oil prices embarked on fresh falls on Monday, dragging the London market down with them.
Europe close: Oil resumes slide, sending Russian Rouble plummeting
Mon 15 December 2014 16:25
European stocks tumbled on the first day of the week, following a renewed slide in oil prices.
US open: Figures on industrial production offset weakness in crude
Mon 15 December 2014 14:17
US stocks retreated early on Monday despite a better than expected reading on US industrial production which showed activity in the sector at its highest since May 2010.
Europe midday: Equities higher as energy stocks recover
Mon 15 December 2014 12:03
European stocks gained as energy stocks recovered and investors awaited the release of US reports on industrial and manufacturing production.
London midday: Stocks steady ahead of US data
Mon 15 December 2014 11:15
UK stocks were holding higher ahead of a week full of potential risk events.
Asia: Stocks mixed as oil prices slide, Japan's Abe wins election
Mon 15 December 2014 09:59
Asian stocks were mixed amid concerns about falling oil prices and as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scored a decisive election victory.
Europe open: Stocks gain ahead of US data as Fed's interest rate decision looms
Mon 15 December 2014 09:11
European stocks gained ahead of the release of US reports on industrial and manufacturing production.
London open: Stocks bounce back with oil after Libyan port closures
Mon 15 December 2014 08:19
After an initial drop the FTSE 100 Index recovered to trade slightly in the black, led by oil companies' shares.
London pre-open: Stocks set to slip as oil continues to drop
Mon 15 December 2014 07:41
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around 58 points lower than Friday's close of 6,300.63.
US close: Dow Jones Industrials caps biggest weekly loss in three years
Sat 13 December 2014 16:28
US stocks finished the week on a down note despite upbeat economic data and against the backdrop of another very sharp spill lower in crude prices.
Europe close: Stocks slide as oil prices drop
Fri 12 December 2014 16:59
European stocks declined amid a drop in oil prices and a slowdown in Eurozone production growth.
London close: FTSE sinks 2.5%, extends weekly decline to 6.6%
Fri 12 December 2014 16:38
UK stocks plummeted to levels not seen in nearly two months on Friday as weak global economic data and an ongoing sell-off of crude oil hammered market sentiment.
US open: Oil futures slide as retail receives a boost from latest figures
Fri 12 December 2014 14:37
US stocks were declining early on Friday as crude oil futures slid following the IEA's announcement that it will cut its global oil demand forecast for the fourth time in five months.
Asia: Mixed results as oil prices continue to fall
Fri 12 December 2014 13:38
Asian stocks extended mixed results on Friday, on the back of diverse reactions to the persistent fall in oil prices.
London midday: Stocks tumble as oil prices extend losses, data disappoints
Fri 12 December 2014 11:36
Weaker-than-expected data from across the globe and a continued plunge in oil prices meant that there was no let-up in the sell-off for UK equity markets on Friday.
Europe midday: Stocks fall as oil prices slide, Eurozone industrial output slows
Fri 12 December 2014 11:17
European stocks retreated as oil prices continued to plummet and as Eurozone industrial production growth slowed in October.
Europe open: Stocks retreat, led by energy and mining stocks
Fri 12 December 2014 09:14
European stocks retreated as energy companies slid amid a drop in oil prices.
London open: Sell-off continues as UK resource stocks tank
Fri 12 December 2014 08:42
The dramatic sell-off on the FTSE 100 continued into its fifth straight day on Friday as a weak finish on Wall Street and disappointing data from China hammered already-fragile sentiment on the market.
London pre-open: Sell-off likely to continue as oil falls, Chinese data disappoints
Fri 12 December 2014 07:37
The UK stock market is set for another sell-off on Friday after a weak finish in Wall Street and yet more disappointing economic data from China.
Europe close: Stocks mixed after US data, ECB TLTROs
Thu 11 December 2014 16:37
European stocks were mostly higher as investors weighed better-than-expected US data and results from the European Central Bank's (ECB) latest targeted long-term refinancing operations (TLTROs).
London close: Markets extend losing streak as miners fall
Thu 11 December 2014 16:23
London's stock market declined for the fourth straight day on Thursday as ongoing concerns about global growth and heavy falls in the mining sector erased earlier gains.
US open: US stocks advance amid encouraging retail sales and lower jobless claims
Thu 11 December 2014 14:17
US stock indices advanced on Thursday, as the nation's retail sales in November were higher than expected and initial jobless claims showcased the lowest level in three weeks.
London midday: Mining stocks drag markets lower on ECB loan disappointment
Thu 11 December 2014 12:06
UK stocks retreated into the red after a positive start on Thursday as renewed concerns about the health of the Eurozone pressured mining stocks lower.
Europe midday: Stocks slide after ECB's TLTROs fall short of expectations
Thu 11 December 2014 11:48
European markets turned negative after it was revealed the European Central Bank's (ECB) targeted long-term refinancing operations (TLTROs) fell slightly short of consensus.
Europe open: Stocks gain as oil recovers, China injects funds into banking sector
Thu 11 December 2014 09:14
European stocks gained as oil prices recovered and as China injected $65bn into the banking system.
London open: Stocks rebound from five-week low as energy shares gain
Thu 11 December 2014 08:21
UK stocks edged higher on Thursday after sinking to a five-week low, though gains were only modest ahead of a data-heavy session.
London pre-open: FTSE to drop after Japanese data, ahead of German inflation, US jobless claims
Thu 11 December 2014 07:19
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around 20 points lower than yesterday's close of 6,500 after Japanese data revealed overnight that its machine orders had dropped after four months of gains.
US close: Stocks fall sharply as oil sets new five-year low
Wed 10 December 2014 21:25
Another tumble in the international price of oil saw Wall Street retreat on Wednesday.
Europe close: Stocks slide as OPEC cuts estimate for crude demand
Wed 10 December 2014 17:14
European stocks erased earlier highs after OPEC said it sees demand for crude in 2015 at the weakest level in 12 years.
London close: UK stocks drop to five-week low as oil sinks further
Wed 10 December 2014 16:40
UK stocks dropped to their lowest levels in five weeks on Wednesday as turmoil in the oil prices intensified with crude prices sinking to a fresh five-year low.
US open: Energy shares drag US indices lower as oil continues to fall
Wed 10 December 2014 14:55
Renewed selling pressure in the energy sector sent US stocks lower on Wednesday after OPEC cut its forecast for demand in 2015, sending crude prices to fresh five-year lows.
London midday: UK stocks rise, but gains only modest after sell-off
Wed 10 December 2014 12:12
Stimulus hopes in China gave UK stocks a small boost on Wednesday though sentiment was still fragile after a global equity rout sent London's stock market to a one-month low the previous session.
Europe midday: Stocks rise as Chinese inflation falls, UK trade deficit narrows
Wed 10 December 2014 11:42
European stocks advanced following an unexpected fall in Chinese inflation and a better-than-forecast drop in the UK trade deficit.
Asia: Stocks outside of Japan gain after Chinese inflation data
Wed 10 December 2014 10:25
Asian stocks outside of Japan advanced as Chinese inflation unexpectedly fell, boosting hopes for further stimulus measures.
London open: Stocks bounce off one-month low on Chinese stimulus hopes
Wed 10 December 2014 08:54
UK stocks edged higher on Wednesday after a steep sell-off sent the FTSE 100 to its lowest levels in more than a month.
Europe open: Stocks rebound as fall in Chinese inflation boosts stimulus hopes
Wed 10 December 2014 08:32
European stocks rebounded following Tuesday's sell-off, as an unexpected fall in Chinese inflation fuelled speculation of further stimulus measures.
London pre-open: FTSE to track modest recovery in China
Wed 10 December 2014 07:45
London-listed stocks are expected to recover somewhat from Tuesday's sell-off, with City sources predicting the FTSE 100 will open around 25 points higher than its closing level of 6,529.47.
US close: Wall Street holds the line amid global sell-off
Tue 09 December 2014 22:31
US equity markets managed to close more or less unchanged despite the wave of selling which hit global financial markets on Tuesday.
Europe close: Stocks decline as Greek political uncertainty grows
Tue 09 December 2014 17:04
European stocks dropped on political uncertainty in Greece and a contraction in German imports and exports.
London close: UK stocks drop 2.1% on Greek politics, Tesco profit warning
Tue 09 December 2014 16:22
Political uncertainty, growth concerns and a profit warning from the UK's largest retailer sparked a sell-off on London's stock market on Tuesday, with the FTSE 100 finishing at levels not seen in over a month.
US open: Stocks suffer steep falls early on as global sell-off continues
Tue 09 December 2014 14:18
US investors joined in with the global rout of equities on Tuesday with Wall Street stocks suffering their biggest falls in two months.
Europe midday: Stocks fall as German imports and exports contract, oil declines
Tue 09 December 2014 12:01
European stocks declined as German imports and exports contracted and oil prices edged lower.
London midday: UK stocks at one-month low on global concerns, Tesco plummets
Tue 09 December 2014 11:40
UK stocks were on track to settle at their lowest level in a month on Tuesday as a recent sell-off in oil hit energy shares and a profit warning from Tesco hammered retailers.
Asia: Stocks slide as China tightens collateral rules for short term loans
Tue 09 December 2014 09:42
Asian stocks declined as China tightened collateral rules for short-term loans and the Japanese yen strengthened.
London open: Stocks sideswiped by oil plunge, growth concerns, Tesco profit warning
Tue 09 December 2014 09:24
UK stocks dropped sharply for the second straight session on Tuesday as plummeting oil prices, macro concerns and a profit warning from retail giant Tesco hammered market sentiment.
Europe open: Stocks drop as German imports and exports contract
Tue 09 December 2014 08:31
European stocks slumped as German imports and exports contracted in October.
London pre-open: FTSE to fall early on amid Fed speculation, Tesco in focus
Tue 09 December 2014 07:44
Stocks are expected to suffer a drop early on in Tuesday's session following suggestions the Federal Reserve could next week withdraw its commitment to low interest rates.
US close: Stocks dragged lower by crude at five-year lows
Mon 08 December 2014 21:25
The main US equity benchmarks ended the Monday session moderately lower, with all eyes tracking the fall in crude prices to five-year lows.
London close: FTSE 100 drops over 1% as oil and mining stocks drop
Mon 08 December 2014 16:29
Weakness in the oil and gas sectors and poor economic data from across the globe prompted a weak start to the week for the UK stock market, as equities pulled back from a two-week high.
Europe close: Stocks in the red after oil prices slide, German industrial output data
Mon 08 December 2014 16:16
European stocks were in the red after another fall in oil prices and a worse-than-expected German industrial production.
US open: Energy stocks, McDonald's weigh as indices retreat from records
Mon 08 December 2014 14:57
Weak global economic data prompted US stock indices to retreat from record levels on Monday as the post-jobs report euphoria began to fade, with energy stocks weighing on markets as oil prices continued their slide.
Asia: Stocks rally as Chinese trade surplus widens
Mon 08 December 2014 12:54
Asian stocks gained as China's trade surplus unexpectedly widened in November.
London midday: UK stocks pull back from two-week high as global data disappoints
Mon 08 December 2014 12:16
Weak global economic data and a bout of profit taking following last week's strong US jobs report saw UK stocks decline on Monday.
Europe midday: Stocks slide as oil edges lower
Mon 08 December 2014 12:09
European stocks declined as oil prices continued to slide and a report on German industrial production came in worse than forecast.
London open: Stocks hit by weak data from Japan, China and Germany
Mon 08 December 2014 09:19
A steeper-than-expected recession in Japan and poor data from China and Germany dampened market sentiment on Monday, with UK stocks starting the week on the back foot.
Europe open: Stocks recover their poise after mixed start
Mon 08 December 2014 08:48
Shortly after the start of trading European equities had pared their initial losses following weaker than forecast data overnight in China and Japan.
London pre-open: FTSE to open with little change after Asian data
Mon 08 December 2014 07:42
Little change is expected on the FTSE 100 at Monday's opening bell, following weakness in Asia overnight.
US close: Markets advance with job creation boost but oil stocks continue to slide
Fri 05 December 2014 20:26
US stocks advanced on Friday after the latest data on average hourly earnings and non-farm payrolls greatly exceeded analysts' expectations for November.
Europe close: Stocks rally after strong German data, US non-farm payrolls
Fri 05 December 2014 17:06
European stocks finished the week higher as German factory orders and US payrolls came in better than expected.
London close: Banks gain as US job data sparks rate hike hopes
Fri 05 December 2014 16:24
British banks were in the money on Friday as positive job news across the Pond revived the prospect of a US rate hike in 2015.
US open: Markets on the rise as rate of job creation beats analysts' expectations
Fri 05 December 2014 13:22
Markets were up on Friday as growth in US non-farm payrolls exceeded analysts' projections in November.
Europe midday: Stocks rally after Eurozone GDP, before US non-farms
Fri 05 December 2014 12:13
European stocks gained as the market weighed euro-area economic growth data and awaited the all-important US non-farm payrolls report.
London midday: German data lifts stocks as investors await US jobs report
Fri 05 December 2014 11:51
A surprise surge in German factory orders and optimism ahead of the all-important US jobs report gave UK stock markets a boost on Friday.
Asia: Stocks finish higher as Chinese stimulus hopes grow
Fri 05 December 2014 11:36
Asian stocks finished the week higher, with China's stocks rallying the most since 2009, as hopes of further stimulus grew.
Europe open: Stocks rise ahead of Eurozone GDP, US non-farm payrolls
Fri 05 December 2014 09:09
European stocks advanced as investors awaited reports on Eurozone economic growth and the US non-farm payrolls.
London open: UK stocks jump as investors await US employment report
Fri 05 December 2014 08:35
UK stocks jumped on Friday morning as investors adopted an bullish approach ahead of the all-important US unemployment report.
London pre-open: Stocks to gain ahead of non-farm payrolls, Eurozone GDP, UK inflation expectations
Fri 05 December 2014 07:41
London's blue chips are set to open in positive territory on Friday ahead of non-farm payrolls, with City sources predicting the FTSE 100 will open around 25 points higher than Thursday's close of 6,679.37.
US close: Markets in decline as Saudi Arabia cuts oil prices to US and Jobless claims undercut forecast
Thu 04 December 2014 18:19
US stocks declined on Thursday as Initial Jobless claims undercut expectations and the energy sector was struck with reports that Saudi Arabia cut January prices to the US and Asia.
Europe close: Stocks slide as ECB holds back on QE
Thu 04 December 2014 17:05
European stocks declined as the European Central Bank (ECB) refrained from adding further stimulus to address low inflation and a stagnant economy.
London close: Shares drop amid lack of action by European Central Bank
Thu 04 December 2014 17:00
London shares fell on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) failed to produce any new stimulus for the Eurozone's economy.
US open: Stocks in decline as jobless claims fall and Saudi Arabia cuts January prices to US
Thu 04 December 2014 14:33
Markets were down on Thursday amid lower than expected Initial Jobless claims and reports that Saudi Arabia has slashed January prices to the US.
Asia: Chinese stocks surge, as economist warns of bubble
Thu 04 December 2014 12:45
Asian equities saw gains almost across the board on Thursday, as bullish sentiment surrounding Chinese stocks continued to build.
Europe midday: Stocks little changed ahead of ECB policy decision
Thu 04 December 2014 12:09
European stocks were little changed as investors awaited the European Central Bank's (ECB) policy decision and press conference for indications of further stimulus.
London midday: UK stocks rangebound ahead of ECB policy decision
Thu 04 December 2014 11:40
UK stocks were trading within a narrow range on Thursday as investors refrained from taking on too much risk ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) policy meeting, which has the potential to spark volatility across financial markets worldwide.
Europe open: Stocks mixed as ECB prepares to reveal latest policy decision
Thu 04 December 2014 08:59
European stocks were mixed ahead of the European Central Bank's (ECB) latest policy decision as speculation on further stimulus measures grew.
London open: UK stocks tread water ahead of BoE, ECB policy meetings
Thu 04 December 2014 08:38
The UK stock market opened more or less unchanged on Thursday as investors scaled back their risk appetite ahead of a busy day, with central bank meetings lying ahead in the UK and Europe.
London pre-open: Gains expected ahead of ECB meeting
Thu 04 December 2014 07:43
The FTSE is expected to open higher on Thursday morning amid expectations the European Central Bank (ECB) will take a step closer to full quantitative easing (QE) at its December meeting.
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