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Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
UK stocks fell on Friday morning after the FTSE 100 hit its highest level in two weeks the previous session, with investors treading cautiously after another reported case of Ebola in the States.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
UK stocks experienced some selling pressure on Friday morning after rising to their highest in two weeks, as renewed concerns about the spread of Ebola weighed on market sentiment.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2014
Reports of a new case of Ebola in the States, together with upcoming EU bank stress test results and German consumer confidence figures, are all set to provide a drag on UK markets at Friday's opening bell.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
Estate agency group Foxtons plunged after it delivered a profit warning after being hit by the slowdown in the UK property market. The company said that full-year operating profits would be "below the prior year figure of £49.6m".
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
UK supermarkets held back London shares on Thursday after beleaguered Tesco reported lower first half profits and said the hole in its accounts was bigger than thought.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
Tesco led the downside after its first-half trading profits fell 39.4% at constant exchange rates to £937m. Tesco's chairman Sir Richard Broadbent announced his own succession process had begun, as the company's UK like-for-like sales fell 4.6%. Although its pension deficit surged from £2.6bn to £3.4bn, and net debt increased by £0.5bn year-on-year to £7.5bn, the company later ruled out a rights issue.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
UK stocks are expected to track declines seen in the US overnight, with City sources predicting the FTSE 100 will open around 45 points lower than Wednesday's close of 6,399.73.
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
UK stocks fell sharply on Thursday morning, led by poorly-received updates from blue chips Tesco, Tullow Oil and Unilever and a profit warning from Foxtons.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2014
The London market closed in positive territory for the second time this week as traders weary of negative economic news took heart from upbeat corporate results.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2014
Drug giant Glaxosmithkline (GSK) rose after the pharmaceutical giant said core operating profit fell by just 6% to £1.89bn, compared with the £1.71bn forecast.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2014
Figures out from AA Insurance lifted shares in car insurers on Wednesday, prompting Esure to motor ahead to the top of the second tier leaderboard. The AA said that comprehensive rates had risen 2.8% in the third quarter, with third party rates climbing 6.6% - the first quarterly increase in two years.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2014
UK stocks were broadly flat on Wednesday morning after jumping to a one-week high the previous session, as investors reacted to ongoing central-bank speculation and digested mixed corporate earnings.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2014
UK stocks opened with small losses on Wednesday as investors paused for breath following a surge the previous session.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2014
UK stocks are set to continue higher in Wednesday's session following a strong performance in Asia overnight, thanks in part to positive data out from Japan and Australia.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2014
Positive sentiment in the US, China and Europe helped London traders to shrug off dismal UK borrowing figures on Tuesday.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2014
Travel stocks were once again in positive territory as the sector recovered from a recent poor performance amid mounting concerns about the Ebola crisis.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2014
Retail stocks were putting in a strong performance on Tuesday after data from BRC-Springboard showed the decline in UK retail footfall eased to 0.9% in September from a 1.1% drop in August. Stocks such as Debenhams, Home Retail, Just Eat, WH Smith and Halfords were all in positive territory.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2014
Decent gains in the financial, energy and retail sectors helped the FTSE 100 rise strongly on Tuesday, despite some mixed blue-chip earnings and economic data from China.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2014
UK stocks fluctuated in early deals on Tuesday as investors gave a mixed reaction to a wave of blue-chip corporate earnings.
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