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US open: Stocks gain as US jobless claims fall more than forecast
Thu 24 July 2014 14:53
US stocks jumped as weekly jobless claims fell more than expected and analysts awaited a report on new home sales.
Europe midday: Better-than-expected Eurozone PMIs boost stocks
Thu 24 July 2014 12:08
European stocks gained after a report showed a pick-up in manufacturing and services activity in the Eurozone.
London midday: Stocks erase losses as banks and housebuilders gain
Thu 24 July 2014 12:04
UK stocks managed to turn around after a weak start, with rising banking and housing stocks offsetting a negative reaction to the latest results from Kingfisher and Easyjet.
Asia: Chinese manufacturing data shows stimulus effect
Thu 24 July 2014 11:35
Asian stocks mostly closed higher thanks to Chinese manufacturing data that was well above expectations, although the Nikkei was an exception on its data release showing that economy is not developing on a pace it should be.
London open: UK stocks fall as Kingfisher, Easyjet and Unilever disappoint
Thu 24 July 2014 09:10
UK stocks declined on Thursday as a negative reaction to results from Kingfisher, Easyjet and Unilever weighed on markets.
Europe open: Stocks mixed after China, German factory data
Thu 24 July 2014 09:10
European stocks were mixed as reports showed China and German manufacturing activity rose more than expected.
London pre-open: Flat start ahead of retail sales, corporate news
Thu 24 July 2014 07:46
A flat start is predicted for the FTSE following mixed trading in Asia and the US and ahead of a busy day for corporate earnings.
US close: S&P 500 hits new record as earnings impress
Thu 24 July 2014 07:17
A wave of upbeat corporate earnings helped the S&P 500 to another all-time high on Wednesday evening, with the healthcare and technology sectors the standout performers.
US open: Corporate earnings, tech stocks bolster market
Wed 23 July 2014 17:12
US stock futures jumped as Apple lifted technology stocks after saying the long wait for new products is nearing an end.
London close: Stocks rise as Carney stresses gradual rate hike
Wed 23 July 2014 17:00
UK stocks gained after the Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney said interest rate increases will be more restrained than in the past as the economy continues to face challenges.
Europe close: Stocks higher after BoE minutes, Carney speech
Wed 23 July 2014 17:00
European stocks were mostly higher after Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney stressed that interest rate rises would be gradual.
Europe midday: Stocks rise after BoE meeting minutes
Wed 23 July 2014 12:10
European stocks gained as minutes from the Bank of England's (BoE) last meeting showed policymakers voted unanimously on its decision to keep interest rates unchanged.
London midday: FTSE 100 tops 6,800 as earnings impress
Wed 23 July 2014 12:08
UK stocks were trading at their highest level in over two weeks on Wednesday as well-received updates from Capita, BHP Billiton and Renishaw gave sentiment a boost.
Asia: Jakarta and Shanghai optimistic, Taiwan industrial production sparks
Wed 23 July 2014 12:00
Most Asian indices were in the green at the close last night, led by Australian miners and bullishness in China following the previous day's news on property market easing.
Europe open: Stocks little changed before BoE minutes
Wed 23 July 2014 09:10
European stocks were little changed as investors awaited the release of the Bank of England's meeting minutes and a report on Eurozone consumer confidence.
London open: Capita, BHP Billiton lead gains ahead of BoE minutes
Wed 23 July 2014 09:03
After an initial fall, UK stocks pushed slightly into positive territory within the opening hour of trade on Wednesday with the FTSE 100 closing in on 6,800, a level it has not finished above in over two weeks.
London pre-open: After-hours trading in US to push FTSE lower
Wed 23 July 2014 07:47
London's blue chips are expected to start the day on the back foot, knocked lower by earnings reports from both Microsoft and Apple after a positive close to yesterday's US session.
US close: Stocks rise as geopolitical tensions ease in Europe
Tue 22 July 2014 21:55
It was a positive finish to Tuesday's session over in the States, as geopolitical tensions eased somewhat follow a fraught few days of trading since the downing of the Malaysian Airlines plane in Ukraine on Thursday.
Europe close: Stocks rise as US inflation rises in line
Tue 22 July 2014 16:59
Stoxx 600: 0.88%
London close: FTSE closes higher as tensions ease, ARM leads
Tue 22 July 2014 16:59
It was a strong finish for London's top tier stocks on Tuesday, with the FTSE rising steadily after an initial jump early on.
US open: Stocks rally on US inflation and home sales data
Tue 22 July 2014 15:00
US stocks rallied as reports showed inflation rose in line with forecasts and existing home sales increased more than expected.
London midday: UK stocks rise as risk appetite returns
Tue 22 July 2014 12:12
UK stocks rose strongly on Tuesday as a return of risk-on trading helped shares in the heavyweight mining sector and ARM Holdings impressed with better-than-expected second-quarter results.
Europe midday: Stocks gain as EU weighs sanctions against Russia
Tue 22 July 2014 12:00
Stoxx 600: 0.88%
Asia: Stocks mostly in the green, Indonesian election disputed
Tue 22 July 2014 11:09
London open: ARM Holdings, miners lead markets higher
Tue 22 July 2014 09:02
Strong gains from ARM Holdings and some mining heavyweights gave UK markets a boost on Tuesday morning, as risk appetite recovered.
Europe open: Stocks rise amid signs of Ukraine tension easing
Tue 22 July 2014 08:59
European stocks advanced as the turmoil in Ukraine eased back after pro-Russian rebels handed over two 'black box' flight-data recorders from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane to investigators.
London pre-open: Strong session in Asia to lift FTSE early on
Tue 22 July 2014 07:45
Tracking gains seen in Asia overnight, UK stocks are expected to recover from yesterday's losses with a rise of around 25 points above yesterday's close of 6,728.44.
US close: Markets end lower as global tensions mount
Mon 21 July 2014 21:44
Growing geopolitical tensions in both Russia and Gaza pushed US stocks into the red on Monday.
Europe close: Ukraine and Middle East tensions weigh on stocks
Mon 21 July 2014 16:59
European stocks closed in the red as investors weighed the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East.
London close: FTSE in red as housing data, Russia weigh
Mon 21 July 2014 16:59
Global tensions and disappointing housing data weighed on sentiment in today's session, with the footsie falling early on before coming off the day's lows in the final minutes of trade.
US open: Stocks slide amid crises in Ukraine, Middle East
Mon 21 July 2014 15:31
US stocks slumped amid concerns over the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East.
Europe midday: Crises in Ukraine and Gaza drag on stocks
Mon 21 July 2014 12:14
European stocks declined as the turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East escalated.
London midday: Housing, tobacco stocks lead UK markets lower, but Tesco gains
Mon 21 July 2014 12:10
Geopolitical concerns were continuing to dominate the direction on Monday with UK stocks firmly lower by midday on the back of ongoing fighting in Gaza and the fallout from the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine last week.
Asia: Stocks mixed amid crisis in Ukraine, Gaza
Mon 21 July 2014 10:39
Asian stocks were mixed amid tensions over the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine and Israel's invasion of Gaza.
London open: Stocks fall as geopolitical risk remains high
Mon 21 July 2014 09:13
UK stocks eased on Monday morning as continued fighting in Gaza and uncertainty surrounding tensions in Ukraine capped risk appetite.
Europe open: Stocks slide amid geopolitical tensions
Mon 21 July 2014 08:32
European stocks slumped as global tensions continued following the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in Ukraine and after Israel killed hundreds in Gaza.
London pre-open: FTSE to inch higher amid global tensions
Mon 21 July 2014 07:45
A small rise in predicted for the FTSE this morning, as investors gear up for a busy week of updates from London's blue chips.
US close: Stocks bounce back, ending week in the black
Fri 18 July 2014 22:38
S&P 500: 1.03%
London close: Stocks snap decline amid geopolitical tensions
Fri 18 July 2014 17:00
UK stocks finished up slightly after falling earlier amid geopolitical tensions following the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine.
Europe close: Stocks mixed amid Ukraine-Russia tensions
Fri 18 July 2014 15:59
European stocks finished the week mixed after falls earlier on Friday and on Thursday over geopolitical tensions over the crises in Ukraine and Gaza grew.
US open: Stocks rally to end slide amid Ukraine crisis
Fri 18 July 2014 14:44
US stocks rose after falling yesterday amid concerns over the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
London midday: Stocks fall as tensions rise after Malaysia Airlines crash
Fri 18 July 2014 12:07
Global geopolitical tensions were weighing on UK stocks on Friday following the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine.
Europe midday: Ukraine and Gaza conflicts weigh on stocks
Fri 18 July 2014 11:20
European stocks continued to decline for a second day as concerns over the conflict between Ukraine and Russia escalated.
Asia: Stocks mixed after Malaysia Airlines crash
Fri 18 July 2014 09:55
Asian stocks were mixed as tensions between the Ukraine and Russia escalated.
Europe open: Stocks slide on Ukraine crisis
Fri 18 July 2014 09:21
European stocks were mostly lower as concerns over the rift between Russia and Ukraine escalated.
London open: Stock markets rattled by Malaysia Airlines crash
Fri 18 July 2014 09:17
UK stocks opened firmly in the red on Friday morning as heightened geopolitical tensions following the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane prompted investors to shy away from taking on too much risk.
London pre-open: Stocks to fall after Malaysian Airlines crash
Fri 18 July 2014 07:54
Stocks across Europe are expected to be fall on Friday morning as investors scale back their appetite for risk amid increased geopolitical tensions in eastern Europe following the downing of a commercial aircraft.
US close: Malaysian Airlines crash sends stocks tumbling
Thu 17 July 2014 21:30
US stocks tumbled after a Malaysia Airlines jet crashed near the Ukraine-Russian border.
Europe close: Russian tensions weigh on stocks
Thu 17 July 2014 16:21
European stocks fell as Russia was hit by fresh sanctions over the Ukraine turmoil.
London close: Stocks retreat as Russian tensions flare
Thu 17 July 2014 16:05
London stocks dropped as rising tensions between the West and Russia weighed on investor sentiment.
US open: Stocks edge lower on Russia, housing data
Thu 17 July 2014 15:03
US stocks slid as reports as rising tensions between the West and Russia dampened sentiment and housing starts unexpectedly declined.
Europe midday: Stocks slip on fresh Russian sanctions
Thu 17 July 2014 12:17
European stocks declined as the US imposed further sanctions on Russia in an effort to curb the turmoil in Ukraine.
London midday: UK stocks sink as West imposes new sanctions on Russia
Thu 17 July 2014 12:10
UK stocks pulled back sharply on Thursday morning as increased tensions between Russia and the West prompted investors to scale back positions following solid gains made the previous session.
Europe open: Stocks drop ahead of Eurozone inflation report
Thu 17 July 2014 09:16
European stocks slid ahead of a report on Eurozone inflation and US data on housing and jobs.
London open: UK stocks retreat, but ITV jumps
Thu 17 July 2014 09:10
London's FTSE 100 slipped on Thursday morning, retreating after a big jump the previous session which sent the index to its highest levels in over a week.
London pre-open: Stocks expected to pull back after strong gains
Thu 17 July 2014 07:51
After the strong gains made yesterday and another all-time high on Wall Street last night, UK stocks are expected to pull back slightly on Thursday morning.
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