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US close: Boston Fed president doesn't rule out more QE, stocks rise
Fri 17 October 2014 23:24
US stocks registered a large bounce on the last day of the week following the sharp falls observed throughout the rest of the week, following soothing words from policymakers around the world.
London close: FTSE ends higher as markets rebound
Fri 17 October 2014 16:50
The FTSE ended Friday's session on a positive note after a week of volatile and largely negative trading.
Europe close: Stocks end higher on upbeat data in Eurozone, US
Fri 17 October 2014 16:25
European stocks ended the week on a high note after better-than-expected economic reports were released in the Eurozone and US.
US open: Stocks rally after increase in US consumer confidence, housing starts
Fri 17 October 2014 15:04
US stocks gained as investors weighed better-than-expected earnings and US data.
Europe midday: Stocks gain after strong data, fall in Greek yields
Fri 17 October 2014 12:14
European stocks gained after reports showed an upgrade in euro-area economic growth and a rise in construction production.
London midday: Oil stocks boost markets as sentiment recovers, Rolls-Royce drops
Fri 17 October 2014 11:41
UK stocks staged a partial recovery on Friday following a turnaround in sentiment on Wall Street, with oil producers leading the upside after a bounce in oil prices from their recent lows.
Asia: Markets finish mixed, Japanese stocks hit by stronger yen
Fri 17 October 2014 11:19
Asian stocks ended Friday's session mixed with Hong Kong shares trading higher but indices in Japan and mainland China falling amid continuing market volatility.
Europe open: Stocks rise after positive remarks from Fed
Fri 17 October 2014 09:10
European stocks opened higher following a rebound Stateside on bullish remarks from a Federal Reserve official.
London open: UK stocks attempt to rebound after recent falls
Fri 17 October 2014 08:25
UK stock markets recovered slightly on Friday morning as investors looked for bargains in the aftermath of recent volatility, which sent equities to a 16-month low the previous session
London pre-open: UK stocks to open lower ahead of central bank speeches
Fri 17 October 2014 07:40
Thanks to a weak performance from Japan and a mixed picture in the US overnight, London-listed stocks are expected to move lower once again at Friday's opening bell.
US close: Stocks higher after bullish remarks from Yellen, Bullard
Thu 16 October 2014 22:08
US stocks rebounded on Thursday on bullish from remarks from Federal Reserve officials, a day after crashing on global economic concerns.
Europe close: Nervous investors send stocks mostly lower
Thu 16 October 2014 17:16
European stocks were mostly lower on Thursday amid nervousness after US markets crashed a day earlier on fears over a global economic slowdown, too-low inflation and a plunge in oil prices.
London close: Remarks from Fed officials help steady nervous investors
Thu 16 October 2014 16:37
Thursday's session closed with modest losses as equities tried to recover from the previous day's spike in volatility, amid continuing concerns surrounding the financial stability of Greece and more bad news for blue chip pharmaceutical Shire.
US open: Markets tumble despite positive data from jobless claims
Thu 16 October 2014 15:01
US stocks tumbled on Thursday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average registered another triple digit drop, despite positive reports on jobless claims and industrial production.
Europe midday: Stocks slide as Greek 10-year yields surge on political uncertainty
Thu 16 October 2014 12:10
European stocks slid as Greek government bonds declined amid political uncertainty in the Mediterranean country.
London midday: FTSE 100 drops another 1.8% as sell-off resumes
Thu 16 October 2014 11:39
In spite of an initial 'dead cat bounce' in early deals, London's FTSE 100 tanked again on Thursday morning with the index sinking to levels not seen since June 2013
Asia: Indices all down following Western jitters
Thu 16 October 2014 10:54
Asian indices were a sea of red overnight, following the sharp falls registered in the US and Europe.
Europe open: Stocks mixed as ECB reduces haircut on Greek bank collateral
Thu 16 October 2014 09:15
Stocks in the euro-area were little changed as the European Central Bank (ECB) allowed Greek banks to borrow more.
London open: Investors still shaken after 'flash crash' in US Treasury yields
Thu 16 October 2014 08:41
UK stocks attempted to claw their way back on Thursday, though early gains were quickly trimmed as shaky investors continued to tread nervously after a 'flash-crash' in US Treasury yields in the previous session.
London pre-open: Small bounce expected on FTSE ahead of further data
Thu 16 October 2014 07:45
London-listed stocks are expected to make a modest recovery following sharp losses in Wednesday's session.
US close: Markets fall in volatile day of trade
Wed 15 October 2014 20:39
US stocks staged a late come-back on Wednesday, after plummeting earlier in the session, as concerns over the Eurozone economy and weak economic data weighed heavily on markets.
Europe close: Stocks drop after US retail sales fall more than forecast
Wed 15 October 2014 17:12
European stocks declined after a report showed US retail sales fell more than expected.
London close: Shire leads FTSE 2.83% lower
Wed 15 October 2014 16:48
The FTSE tumbled 2.83% on Wednesday thanks to weak data, news of Abbvie's reconsideration of its bid for Shire and a slide in US stocks, particularly on the Dow Jones.
US open: Markets plummet amid concerns over Eurozone economy
Wed 15 October 2014 15:10
US stocks plummeted on Wednesday, as concerns over the Eurozone economy and weak economic data weighed heavily on markets.
London midday: Stocks sink as Shire deal hangs in the balance
Wed 15 October 2014 11:27
UK stocks dropped sharply on Wednesday despite some better-than-expected data on British unemployment, as pharmaceutical giant Shire led markets lower with its multibillion-pound deal hanging in the balance.
Asia: Indices on the up with hopes for China stimulus
Wed 15 October 2014 10:17
As Chinese consumer price inflation cooled to a multi-year low, Asian indices were largely in positive territory on Wednesday morning, with moderate gains to be seen elsewhere in the region.
Europe open: Bigger-than-expected fall in Chinese inflation drags stocks lower
Wed 15 October 2014 09:14
European stocks declined as Chinese inflation fell more than expected, raising fears about the health of the world's second largest economy.
London open: Shire leads UK stocks lower as investors watch data
Wed 15 October 2014 08:29
Weak inflation data in China and Germany reignited fears about a global economic slowdown on Wednesday, pushing UK stocks sharply lower in morning trade.
London pre-open: Little change expected ahead of data
Wed 15 October 2014 07:46
There is little change expected at Wednesday's opening bell, with City sources predicting the FTSE 100 will open around three points lower than Tuesday's close of 6,392.68.
US close: Market rebound loses momentum as crude plummets
Tue 14 October 2014 20:24
On Tuesday, US stocks rallied earlier on but the rebound faded towards the end of the session as energy shares slid with the price of oil dropping over four percentage points.
Europe close: Stocks end higher ahead of heavy data calendar
Tue 14 October 2014 17:09
European stocks finished Tuesday's session higher as investors prepared for a slate of economic data releases in the day ahead.
London close: US markets help FTSE end higher following initial slump
Tue 14 October 2014 17:03
Following an initial decline, London's blue chips had a decidedly better afternoon of trading, thanks in part to an upbeat performance amongst US equities.
US open: Markets rally for the first time in three days
Tue 14 October 2014 15:31
US stocks rallied on Tuesday as better than expected earnings from Citigroup and Johnson & Johnson turned markets positive for the first time in four days.
London midday: Weak economic data and earnings sink stocks
Tue 14 October 2014 12:10
A wave of disappointing corporate updates and worse-than-expected data from the Eurozone pushed UK stocks firmly into the red on Tuesday, as concerns about the global economy continued to weigh on sentiment.
Europe midday: Stocks slide as UK inflation and German confidence fall
Tue 14 October 2014 12:08
European stocks were in the red as German economic confidence fell and UK inflation slowed more than forecast.
German economic sentiment falls more than forecast - UPDATE
Tue 14 October 2014 10:25
German economic sentiment fell more than expected in October, adding pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) to ramp up its efforts to address the weak recovery.
Asia: Markets lower despite China easing manoeuvers
Tue 14 October 2014 09:18
Japan's Nikkei slumped on Tuesday while Hong Kong saw a rollercoaster day as protests reared back after being thought to be winding down.
Europe open: Stocks slide ahead of UK inflation and German investor confidence data
Tue 14 October 2014 09:13
European stocks declined ahead of the release of UK inflation data and a report on German investor confidence.
London open: UK stocks slip on weak earnings, Burberry drops
Tue 14 October 2014 09:05
UK stocks declined on Tuesday as gains in the mining sector were offset by disappointing updates from the likes of Burberry, Hargreaves Lansdown, SABMiller, Michael Page International and Mulberry.
London pre-open: FTSE to begin on weak note ahead of inflation data
Tue 14 October 2014 07:40
UK stocks are in line for another weak start on Tuesday, reversing the modest gains registered in the previous session.
US close: Markets slide amid concerns on global economic growth
Mon 13 October 2014 18:37
US stocks fell on Monday, as Federal Reserve officials said higher interest rates might not be introduced in the near future in the event of a slowdown in the global economy, while the dollar weakened and crude futures continued to fall.
London close: Mining stocks help lift FTSE to positive finish
Mon 13 October 2014 17:00
Coming off the morning's declines, London-listed stocks ended Monday's session on a relatively upbeat note, thanks to a strong performance by the mining sector on what was a generally quiet day for markets.
Europe close: Stocks little changed on Chinese data, euro-area stimulus scepticism
Mon 13 October 2014 16:28
European stocks were little changed as investors weighed Chinese trade data and conflicting remarks from Mario Draghi and Jens Weidmann on stimulus.
US open: Markets edge higher as investors await earnings season
Mon 13 October 2014 15:32
US stocks moved slightly higher on Monday, as Federal Reserve officials said higher interest rates might not be introduced in the near future in the event of a slowdown in the global economy.
Europe midday: Stocks rise as Chinese trade data surpasses forecasts
Mon 13 October 2014 11:49
European stocks gained after better-than-forecast Chinese trade data.
London midday: Stocks erase losses on mining strength, Synergy soars
Mon 13 October 2014 11:35
After a weak start, UK stocks had erased losses by Monday lunchtime, helped by decent gains in the heavyweight mining sector and a takeover offer for Synergy Health.
Asia: Stocks mixed after Chinese trade data
Mon 13 October 2014 10:04
Asian stocks were mixed after a report showed the Chinese exports and imports rose more than forecast in September.
Europe open: Stocks slide amid clashes over QE
Mon 13 October 2014 09:14
European stocks declined amid news Mario Draghi and Jens Weidmann are bumping heads over stimulus to boost the bloc's weak economy.
London open: UK stocks fall for fifth day, but miners advance
Mon 13 October 2014 08:32
There was no let-up in the selling pressure on Monday as the UK stock market resumed its sell-off despite a strong performance by the mining sector.
London pre-open: Steep losses expected on FTSE ahead of quiet session
Mon 13 October 2014 07:43
London's blue chips are set to start the week on the back foot, tracking a poor performance in Asia overnight as investors grow increasingly concerned about global growth.
|FTSE All Share||3,369.59||+1.84%|
|Paris CAC 40||4,033.18||+2.92%|
|Tullow Oil plc||524.00||+8.29%|
|Hargreaves Lansdown plc||921.00||+5.74%|
|Sports Direct Intl Plc||606.50||+5.48%|
|Sainsbury (J) plc||244.80||+5.06%|
|Rolls Royce Holdings Plc||832.00||-11.54%|
|Travis Perkins plc||1621.00||-0.98%|
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