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US close: Oil slides to four-year low, mixed data weighs
Tue 25 November 2014 22:07
The main US equity gauges ended the session on a mixed footing as a drop in oil futures pulled the rug out from under the sector's quoted companies.
Europe close: Stocks rise after US and German GDP
Tue 25 November 2014 17:16
European stocks gained as investors weighed economic growth data in German and the US.
London close: UK stocks finish flat as retailers fall, data comes in mixed
Tue 25 November 2014 16:33
London's FTSE 100 ended Tuesday's session more or less where it started with stocks in the retail sector limiting gains while investors digested a string of important economic data.
US open: Markets edge forward amid better-than-expected GDP growth
Tue 25 November 2014 14:59
US stocks moved slightly forward on Tuesday, as the country's economy grew more than forecast in the third quarter.
Europe midday: Stocks higher amid global economic optimism
Tue 25 November 2014 11:33
European stocks advanced after data showed the German economy grew in the third quarter.
London midday: UK stocks rise but gains limited by Kingfisher, resource stocks
Tue 25 November 2014 11:31
UK stocks edged higher on Tuesday, though gains were being limited by falls in the heavyweight resources sector and a drop in the share price of DIY retailer Kingfisher.
Europe open: Stocks little changed after German GDP
Tue 25 November 2014 09:00
European stocks were little changed after a report showed the German economy grew slightly in the third quarter.
London open: Oil and mining stocks limit gains on FTSE
Tue 25 November 2014 08:22
Falling oil and mining stocks and a poorly-received update from Kingfisher were limiting gains on the FTSE 100 on Tuesday morning, as investors awaited a wave of global economic data.
London pre-open: Little change expected on FTSE
Tue 25 November 2014 07:26
UK stocks are set for only modest gains early on, with City sources predicting the FTSE 100 will open around three points higher than yesterday's close of 6,729.79.
US Close: Markets edge higher on hopes of further central bank action
Mon 24 November 2014 17:06
US stocks edged higher on Monday after the possibility was raised that Chinese interest rates could be slashed further and on hopes the European Central Bank might be spurred into action.
Europe close: Stocks mixed after German business confidence, US services reports
Mon 24 November 2014 16:32
European stocks were mixed following the release of better-than-estimated German business confidence data and a worse-than-forecast report on US services.
London close: UK stocks retreat from two-month high as Petrofac, miners fall
Mon 24 November 2014 16:23
A wave of M&A news failed to give UK markets a boost on Monday as investors took profits after stocks hit their highest in two months the previous session.
US open: Stocks rise as confidence in the global economy grows
Mon 24 November 2014 14:14
US stocks advanced on Monday, as speculation suggested Chinese interest rates could be cut again and confidence in the global economy grew.
London midday: UK stocks treading water after recent gains, Petrofac shares tank
Mon 24 November 2014 11:32
After finishing the previous session at a two-month high, UK stocks were treading water on Monday as investors paused for breath.
Europe midday: Stocks mostly higher as German business confidence gains
Mon 24 November 2014 11:25
European stocks were mostly higher as investors digested an unexpected increase in German business confidence and speculation over another increase in Chinese interest rates.
Asia: Stocks mostly higher amid speculation of another cut in China interest rates
Mon 24 November 2014 10:10
Asian stocks were mostly higher following reports that China may cut interest rates again.
Europe open: Stocks mostly higher on unexpected rise in German business confidence
Mon 24 November 2014 08:37
European stocks were higher after a report showed an unexpected rise in German business confidence.
London open: UK markets pause at two-month high, but Petrofac plummets
Mon 24 November 2014 08:24
UK stocks opened broadly flat on Monday with markets pausing for breath after hitting a two-month high last week.
London pre-open: FTSE to open higher early on
Mon 24 November 2014 07:41
A small gain is predicted for UK stocks at Monday's opening bell, with City sources predicting the FTSE 100 will open around 10 points higher than Friday's close of 6,750.76.
US close: Stocks rally amid positive news from Europe and China
Fri 21 November 2014 21:30
US stocks rallied on Friday, as oil and metal prices rose after a surprise rate cut from China's central bank.
Europe close: Stocks finish higher on ECB asset purchases, China interest-rate cut
Fri 21 November 2014 16:33
The European Central Bank (ECB) provided a boost to markets on Friday after saying it would boost asset purchases if inflation remained low for too long.
London close: Hopes of Chinese and European economic stimulus lift stocks
Fri 21 November 2014 16:17
A surprise cut in Chinese interest rates and hints about quantitative easing in Europe put London traders in a bullish mood on Friday.
US open: Stocks advance after Chinese rate cuts and Draghi's comments
Fri 21 November 2014 14:47
US stocks rallied on Friday, as oil and metal prices rose after a surprise rate cut from China's central bank.
US pre-open: Foreign central banks boost stocks
Fri 21 November 2014 13:42
US equity futures were pointing to large gains at the start of trading, following a surprise interest rate cut in China and very dovish remarks from the European Central Bank's president, Mario Draghi.
Europe midday: Stocks gain as China slashes interest rates, ECB talks asset purchases
Fri 21 November 2014 12:02
European stocks bounced higher after China's central bank slashed interest rates and the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi cited his willingness to boost asset purchases.
London midday: UK stocks surge on PBoC stimulus, ECB hopes
Fri 21 November 2014 12:00
UK stocks jumped on Friday as resources shares raced ahead after China's central bank surprised the market with its first interest-rate cut in two years in an effort to boost growth.
Europe open: Stocks rallied on PBoC and ECB stimulus hopes
Fri 21 November 2014 08:41
Stocks in the euro-area rallied after reports that China's central bank will inject funds and after European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi hinted at further asset purchases.
London open: Oil and mining stocks push FTSE higher early on
Fri 21 November 2014 08:35
The UK stock market rebounded on Friday morning after two days of declines, as mining shares recovered after recent losses.
London pre-open: UK stocks to edge higher after record finish on Wall Street
Fri 21 November 2014 07:42
UK stocks are expected to open in positive territory on Friday following two days of losses, tracking gains on Wall Street as indices set new record highs.
US close: Stocks rise as data shows improvements in US economy
Thu 20 November 2014 20:22
US stocks advanced on Thursday, as concerns over weaker growth overseas were overshadowed by data showing improvements in the US economy.
Europe close: Stocks mostly lower after weaker-than-expected manufacturing data
Thu 20 November 2014 17:06
European stocks finished Thursday mostly lower after an unexpected decline in Chinese, Eurozone and US manufacturing growth.
London close: Stocks take hit from downbeat Eurozone data
Thu 20 November 2014 16:19
London shares took a knock from downbeat Eurozone manufacturing and services data and economic woe in China on Thursday.
US open: Stocks decline as overseas data adds to concerns of global slowdown
Thu 20 November 2014 14:46
US stocks declined on Thursday, as data showed consumer prices were largely unchanged, while weak data from Europe and China added to the growing concerns over a global slowdown.
London midday: UK stocks fall as global PMI data dampens sentiment
Thu 20 November 2014 11:45
The UK stock market slumped on Thursday as a wave of disappointing economic data and speculation about a looming interest-rate hike in the States prompted investors to tread cautiously.
Europe midday: Stocks drop after PMIs in Eurozone, China
Thu 20 November 2014 11:31
European stocks declined as investors weighed an unexpected drop in manufacturing growth in Germany and the wider Eurozone.
Asia: Tokyo and Shanghai close higher despite manufacturing PMI misses
Thu 20 November 2014 10:06
Japan's Nikkei and China's Shanghai composite indices were just in positive territory by the close, despite slightly disappointing flash manufacturing PMI prints, while the Hang Seng and Straits Times were both slightly in the red on Thursday morning.
Europe open: Stocks slide after German manufacturing data disappoints
Thu 20 November 2014 09:06
European stocks slumped after a report showed German manufacturing activity declined unexpectedly in November.
London open: Manufacturing PMIs, FOMC minutes push UK stocks lower
Thu 20 November 2014 08:31
Weak economic data from China and the Eurozone and a hawkish set of Federal Reserve minutes pushed UK stock markets lower on Thursday morning.
London pre-open: Stocks set to slip after FOMC minutes
Thu 20 November 2014 07:58
UK stocks are expected to fall slightly on Thursday morning as investors react to the latest set of minutes from a policy meeting at the Federal Reserve.
US close: Markets decline as Fed minutes show concern over inflation
Wed 19 November 2014 20:43
US stocks declined on Wednesday, after the release of minutes from the last Federal Reserve's meetings showed officials debated the pace of coming rate hikes.
London close: Shares post losses after Royal Mail results
Wed 19 November 2014 17:08
Royal Mail was among heavyweights leading London shares lower on Wednesday after the former state-owned postal operator warned that rival Amazon's own delivery service could more than halve the growth potential of its parcel operation.
Europe close: Stocks little changed before Federal Reserve minutes
Wed 19 November 2014 16:41
European stocks were little changed as investors weighed meeting minutes from the Bank of England (BoE) and awaited the release of the Federal Reserve's own.
US open: Markets flat as investors await Fed's minutes
Wed 19 November 2014 14:37
US stocks were largely flat on Wednesday as investors moved cautiously ahead of the release of the minutes of the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting.
Europe midday: Stocks mixed after BoE meeting minutes shows divided MPC members
Wed 19 November 2014 12:14
European stocks were mixed after minutes from the Bank of England (BoE) showed members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) were divided in the central bank's latest policy decision.
London midday: Stocks slip amid monetary policy speculation, Royal Mail sinks
Wed 19 November 2014 11:22
UK stocks slipped on Wednesday after three days of gains sent the FTSE 100 to its highest in nearly two months, as investors paused for breath and digested minutes from the Bank of England's latest policy meeting.
Asia: Nikkei falls despite BoJ confidence, analysts worry of recession
Wed 19 November 2014 10:11
As the Bank of Japan announced no changes to its policy decisions or view of the economy, despite the country entering a technical recession, major Asian indices closed lower on Wednesday.
Europe open: Stocks little changed ahead of BoE meeting minutes
Wed 19 November 2014 09:07
European stocks were little changed as investors awaited the release of minutes from the Bank of England's (BoE) last monetary policy announcement.
London open: Royal Mail, Intertek and pub stocks lead UK markets lower
Wed 19 November 2014 08:43
UK stocks pulled back from their highest level in nearly two months on Wednesday, as investors treaded cautiously ahead of the minutes of the latest Bank of England (BoE) and Federal Reserve meetings.
London pre-open: FTSE to edge higher ahead of BoE, Fed announcements
Wed 19 November 2014 07:27
A very modest rise is predicted for the UK's top tier index at Wednesday's opening bell, helped by a strong finish in the US and ahead of the minutes from the latest Bank of England (BoE) meeting and an announcement from the Federal Reserve.
US close: Stocks advance as S&P ends at record high
Tue 18 November 2014 21:32
US stocks advanced on Tuesday, as health companies rallied and the S&P 500 ended at record high, gaining for the ninth session in the last 10.
London close: Upbeat company and economic news buoys stocks
Tue 18 November 2014 17:06
London shares closed comfortably in positive territory on Tuesday on upbeat economic news and strong corporate results.
Europe close: Stocks rally after UK inflation rises and German confidence improves
Tue 18 November 2014 16:37
European stocks rallied after a rise in German economic sentiment and UK inflation.
US open: Market little changed as US producer prices rise
Tue 18 November 2014 14:49
US stocks were flat on Tuesday, amid a muted market reaction to inflation data and better-than expected-data from Germany.
London midday: Stocks rise on upbeat news out of Japan, Europe
Tue 18 November 2014 11:51
London's FTSE 100 was rising for the fourth straight day on Tuesday, with investors reacting to a mid-morning announcement of 'snap elections' in Japan.
Europe midday: Stocks gain after German economic sentiment rises more than estimated
Tue 18 November 2014 11:34
European stocks jumped after German economic sentiment rose more than forecast, UK inflation rose unexpectedly and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election.
Europe open: Stocks gain on ECB stimulus hopes
Tue 18 November 2014 09:30
Stocks gained in the Eurozone after European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi suggested the possibility of buying government bonds to boost the economy if needed.
Asia report: Japan's Abe to dissolve parliament, postpone sales tax
Tue 18 November 2014 09:13
Japanese stocks advanced in anticipation that prime minister Shinzo Abe would announce 'snap elections' and a delay to an unpopular but necessary sales tax hike.
London open: UK stocks rise as weak Asian data prompts stimulus hopes
Tue 18 November 2014 08:29
London's FTSE 100 was rising for the fourth straight day on Tuesday as a string of disappointing economic data from Asia prompted calls for stimulus.
London pre-open: FTSE to rise despite further weak data out from China
Tue 18 November 2014 07:42
London's blue chips are expected to open on a positive note, despite further weak data out from China overnight.
|FTSE All Share||3,595.91||+0.14%|
|Paris CAC 40||4,382.31||+0.32%|
|Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc||387.10||+2.16%|
|Reed Elsevier Plc||1095.00||+1.96%|
|Associated British Foods plc||3109.00||+1.83%|
|Sainsbury (J) plc||241.40||-4.32%|
|Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets||181.10||-3.16%|
|Babcock International Group||1152.00||-2.62%|
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