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US close: Stocks mostly lower as outlook for economy slows
Fri 19 September 2014 22:12
US stocks ended the session mostly lower after a report showed the outlook for the US economy slowed.
Europe close: Stocks gain after Scotland votes against independence from UK
Fri 19 September 2014 17:12
European stocks gained Friday after Scotland rejected independence from the UK in a referendum.
London close: FTSE ends with modest gains after Scottish vote, Salmond quits
Fri 19 September 2014 16:44
London-listed stocks ended the final session of the week with decent gains, although the final figure was notably lower than the level seen earlier in the day following the Scottish referendum result.
US open: Markets open higher ahead of Alibaba's IPO
Fri 19 September 2014 14:44
Markets opened higher on Friday, after the 'no' vote in the Scottish independence referendum had a positive influence on the stocks and removed marked uncertainty.
Europe midday: Stocks rise as Europe breathes sigh of relief on Scottish referendum
Fri 19 September 2014 12:08
European stocks rallied after Scotland rejected independence in a referendum.
London midday: UK stocks near two-week high as Scots vote against independence
Fri 19 September 2014 11:18
UK stocks advanced on Friday, poised to finish at their highest levels in two weeks, after the Scottish people voted in favour of the Union in a crucial independence referendum.
Europe open: Stocks rally after Scotland votes against independence
Fri 19 September 2014 09:03
European stocks gained on Friday as Scotland voted against independence from the UK.
London open: UK stocks rise as Scots vote 'no' to independence
Fri 19 September 2014 08:22
UK stocks staged a relief rally on Friday morning in the aftermath of the Scottish referendum, which saw people north of the border vote convincingly to remain part of the Union.
London pre-open: FTSE to jump after Scotland votes against independence
Fri 19 September 2014 07:44
London-listed stocks are set to jump at Friday's opening bell following Scotland's decision to vote against independence.
US close: Markets end higher as investors await Alibaba IPO
Thu 18 September 2014 21:53
Markets finished higher on Thursday, amid renewed optimism generated by the less aggressive than expected policy statement from the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday.
Europe close: Stocks rise despite low uptake of ECB TLTRO
Thu 18 September 2014 16:56
European equities finished the day notably higher for the most part, despite the weak uptake by the Continent's lenders of the European Central Bank's (ECB) latest medium-term liquidity auction.
London close: Stocks end higher ahead of Scottish Independence vote
Thu 18 September 2014 16:32
It was a strong finish for UK markets on Thursday as investors await the outcome of the Scottish referendum, the result of which is due to be announced around 7am on Friday morning.
US open: Markets open higher amid optimism following Fed's decision
Thu 18 September 2014 15:08
Markets open higher on Thursday, amid renewed optimism generated by the Federal Reserve's decision not to hike interest rates.
Europe midday: Equities move higher after Fed and PBoC
Thu 18 September 2014 12:42
The main European benchmarks are now near their best levels of the session in the wake of last night's policy decision from the US Federal Reserve and following the Chinese central bank's decision to lower its main repurchase (or "repo") rate.
London midday: Scottish stocks lead gains ahead of crucial referendum
Thu 18 September 2014 11:43
After a slow start, London stocks advanced on Thursday with the FTSE 100 bouncing off its lowest levels in nearly a month, as companies based north of the border advanced with the focus firmly on the Scottish referendum.
Asia close: PBoC acts to prop up economy
Thu 18 September 2014 11:27
Asian equities ground higher on Wednesday, as the Japanese Yen weakened significantly and Chinese authorities took new measures to prop up their weakening economy.
Europe open: Stocks move higher in wake of Fed meeting
Thu 18 September 2014 09:36
The main European benchmarks have begun the day with slight gains in the wake of last night's policy decision from the US Federal Reserve.
London open: FTSE fluctuates at one-month low as markets await Scottish vote
Thu 18 September 2014 08:31
UK stocks opened broadly flat on Thursday as investors digested comments from the Federal Reserve and showed caution ahead of the Scottish referendum.
London pre-open: Stocks expected to gain after Fed meeting, ahead of Scottish vote
Thu 18 September 2014 07:48
UK stocks look set to gain early on in Thursday's session, ahead of the much-debated vote on Scottish independence and following the conclusion of the latest Fed meeting the previous day.
US close: Stocks in the blue despite shift in Fed's stance
Wed 17 September 2014 21:58
Markets finished the Wednesday session slightly higher after the Federal Reserve reiterated its pledge to “likely” maintain its rates at their current levels following the end of its third program of quantitative easing, in October.
Europe close: Stocks mostly higher ahead of Fed policy decision
Wed 17 September 2014 17:03
Eurozone stocks were mostly higher as investors weighed a batch of economic data and showed optimism ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision.
London close: Stocks end slightly off ahead of Fed
Wed 17 September 2014 16:50
An injection of liquidity into Chinese banks failed to lift UK stocks on Wednesday, as investors treaded cautiously before a policy decision from the Federal Reserve.
US open: Markets up as investors await Federal Reserve decision
Wed 17 September 2014 15:01
Markets opened marginally up on Wednesday, as investors awaited a statement by the Federal Reserve which is expected to shed light on when the US central bank plans to begin lifting interest rates.
Europe midday: Stocks gain after BoE meeting minutes, UK jobs data
Wed 17 September 2014 12:18
European stocks gained after a report showed UK unemployment fell and after the Bank of England’s (BoE) meeting minutes showed some policymakers supported an interest rate hike.
London midday: Miners lead UK stocks higher as investors await FOMC
Wed 17 September 2014 11:46
Stimulus measures in China helped UK stocks higher on Wednesday with the heavyweight mining sector on the rise, though gains were limited as investors treaded cautiously before a policy decision from the Federal Reserve.
Asia: China pumps $81bn into banks
Wed 17 September 2014 10:18
Although Tokyo's Nikkei index closed down slightly, much of Asia's equity markets finished in the black after sentiment was boosted by China's central bank stepping in to boost its faltering economy.
Europe open: Stocks higher ahead of Federal Reserve's policy announcement
Wed 17 September 2014 09:03
European stocks advanced before the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision, the Bank of England’s (BoE) meeting minutes and data on UK employment, as well as US and Eurozone inflation.
London open: Stocks edge higher ahead of FOMC, BoE minutes
Wed 17 September 2014 08:20
UK stocks edged higher on Wednesday morning after a positive session on Wall Street, though gains were only modest ahead of the hotly-anticipated Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement and Bank of England minutes.
London pre-open: Stocks expected to rise ahead of FOMC meeting
Wed 17 September 2014 07:30
UK stocks were expected to track gains on Wall Street to push higher on Wednesday as investors took an optimistic approach ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in the States.
US close: Equities bullish ahead of FOMC statement
Tue 16 September 2014 21:03
US equities disregarded weak trading on European and Asian bourses and enjoyed a strong day, rewriting the narrative of a session where nerves ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement on Wednesday were expected to dominate.
Europe close: Stocks manage to close above their lows of the session
Tue 16 September 2014 16:51
European stocks finished the Tuesday session slightly lower ahead of Wednesday evening's meeting of the US Federal Reserve.
London close: Stocks end lower ahead of Fed meeting, retailers drag
Tue 16 September 2014 16:33
Weak risk appetite ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting prompted the FTSE 100 to drop into the red on Tuesday.
US open: Markets open lower as US PPI falls flat
Tue 16 September 2014 15:03
Markets opened lower on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee’s two-day policy meeting.
Europe midday: Traders step aside ahead of Fed and Scotland referendum
Tue 16 September 2014 13:52
European stocks were holding lower ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision on Wednesday evening.
London midday: UK stocks near one-month low as retailers drop
Tue 16 September 2014 11:49
UK stocks were trading at levels not seen in nearly a month on Tuesday as a sharp drop in German economic confidence and disappointing data from China dampened sentiment.
Europe open: Stocks lower ahead of Federal Reserve meeting
Tue 16 September 2014 09:10
European stocks declined ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision.
Asia: Chinese foreign investments falls to four-year low
Tue 16 September 2014 08:58
Asian markets were mostly in the red after warnings over the Chinese economy and apprehension over a looming policy decision by the US Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC).
London open: UK stocks slip ahead of inflation data, Asos drops
Tue 16 September 2014 08:40
UK stocks opened in the red on Tuesday as investors continued to tread cautiously ahead of a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision and vote on Scottish independence.
London pre-open: Stocks to rise ahead of CPI data
Tue 16 September 2014 07:39
London-listed stocks are expected to open broadly higher on Tuesday as investors gear up for the latest UK inflation reading, German investor confidence and, later in the week, the Scottish referendum and a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FO
US close: Tech stocks lead fallers ahead of FOMC meeting
Mon 15 September 2014 21:28
US stocks finished mixed on Monday with the Nasdaq falling sharply after a sell-off in technology shares, as investors showed their nerves ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.
London close: FTSE ended marginally lower as Scotland, Fed, Ukraine, China weigh
Mon 15 September 2014 17:05
The top tier index ended Monday's session marginally lower as strong gains by SABMiller helped to partially offset concerns about geopolitical tensions, the Scottish referendum, the latest Fed meeting and weak data from China.
Europe close: Stocks mostly lower on weak data in Eurozone, US, China
Mon 15 September 2014 16:40
European stocks were mostly lower after a report showed the euro-area trade surplus narrowed and US industrial production fell unexpectedly.
US open: Markets open lower amid decline in industrial output
Mon 15 September 2014 15:03
Markets opened lower on Monday as investors showed caution ahead of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decision.
Europe midday: Stocks mostly lower after worse-than-expected Chinese data
Mon 15 September 2014 12:00
European stocks were mostly lower as investors weighed weak Chinese data and comments on monetary easing from the nation’s Premier Li Keqiang.
London midday: M&A ramps up but weak Chinese data weighs on FTSE
Mon 15 September 2014 11:47
The UK stock market was poised to finish at their lowest level in more than three weeks on Monday despite a wave of M&A activity, as weak economic data from China dampened sentiment.
London open: Stocks fall on Chinese data but M&A lifts SABMiller, Micro Focus
Mon 15 September 2014 08:38
A wave of M&A activity wasn't enough to keep UK stocks from slipping into the red on Monday morning, as weak Chinese data and nervousness about the upcoming Scottish referendum and the US policy decision dampened sentiment.
Europe open: Stocks drop after weak Chinese data
Mon 15 September 2014 08:31
European stocks declined after worse-than-expected reports on Chinese industrial production and retail sales.
London pre-open: UK stocks expected to fall early on
Mon 15 September 2014 07:46
With the Scottish vote, violence from ISIS amd weak Chinese data all taking centre stage, the FTSE was expected to slide into the red at Monday's opening bell.
US close: S&P ends in the red for the week ahead of FOMC
Sun 14 September 2014 13:50
US markets finished lower on Friday, as traders positioned themselves ahead of an upcoming Federal Reserve policy meeting
Europe close: Stocks little changed after US retail sales, consumer confidence reports
Fri 12 September 2014 17:07
European stocks were little changed as reports showed an increase in US retail sales and consumer confidence, adding to speculation on an interest rate hike.
London close: Investors sit tight before Scottish vote and Fed meet
Fri 12 September 2014 16:24
London investors moved to the sidelines on Friday ahead of next week's Scottish independence vote and US Federal Reserve policy meeting.
US open: Markets slide on Friday as retail sales rise
Fri 12 September 2014 15:03
US markets opened marginally lower on Friday, amid an expected fall in import prices.
London midday: Stocks gain but Scottish uncertainty limits upside
Fri 12 September 2014 12:12
UK stocks were making gains on Friday as investors shrugged off weak construction data and picked up some bargains after equity markets hit a three-week low the previous session.
Europe midday: Stocks little changed ahead of US data
Fri 12 September 2014 12:07
European stocks were mixed as investors awaited US data and the outcome of talks between euro-area ministers.
Europe open: Stocks mixed ahead of US retail sales, consumer confidence
Fri 12 September 2014 09:07
European stocks were mixed on Friday morning ahead of the release of reports on US retail sales and consumer confidence.
London open: UK stocks bounce off three-week low but gains limited
Fri 12 September 2014 08:51
UK stocks edged higher on Friday but choppy trading continued with investors concerned about the potential impact from a 'yes' vote on Scottish independence next week.
London pre-open: FTSE to open above 6,800
Fri 12 September 2014 07:43
London-listed stocks look set for a modest rise on Friday morning, following a mixed performance by global indices overnight.
|FTSE All Share||3,646.05||+0.37%|
|Paris CAC 40||4,461.22||-0.08%|
|3i Group Plc||398.90||+3.29%|
|St James's Place Plc||721.00||+3.00%|
|Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc||366.00||+2.46%|
|Babcock International Group||1091.00||+2.44%|
|Ashtead Group plc||1059.00||+2.32%|
|Rio Tinto plc||3179.00||-1.56%|
|BHP Billiton plc||1793.50||-1.27%|
|Barratt Developments plc||398.70||-1.26%|
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