Market Movers News

Latest News

  • Stocks, euro surge as France's Macron favored for presidential win

    Investors breathed a huge sigh of relief as moderate candidate Emmanuel Macron looked on course to beat the anti-EU Marine Le Pen to become France's next president

  • FTSE 100 adds £38bn as stocks surge on France election result

    The FTSE 100 has enjoyed its biggest one-day rally since September as markets surged following the first round of voting in France's presidential election. France's Cac 40 lifted by an even stronger 4% while in Germany the Dax added more than 3% to take it to an all-time high. Banking stocks were among the main risers …

  • Energy stocks take hit on threat of bill cap from Conservatives

    Big Six energy firms Centrica (Frankfurt: A0DK6K - news) and SSE (LSE: SSE.L - news) each suffered a shares sell-off after the Conservatives signalled energy caps would be in their election manifesto. British Gas owner Centrica slipped by nearly 4% while SSE ended 2% lower in reaction to the prospect of a market intervention …

  • Anglo American investors approve pay overhaul

    Shareholders in Anglo American have waved through a shake-up of the mining group’s remuneration policy, retrospectively capping the amount its chief executive can earn. The company’s new pay policy applies greater limits on the amount senior directors can earn from share awards under long-term incentive plans. The policy …

  • World stocks power to record high and euro jumps as French vote result sparks relief rally

    Euro surges towards six-month high on French election relief ​ French election ignites risk-on rally in Europe as DAX hits record high France's CAC 40 surges to highest level in more than nine years Europe's volatility index wipes out rapid surge as risk appetite returns French election reaction: Emmanuel Macron …

  • A man walks past the London Stock Exchange in the City of London

    By Kit Rees and Helen Reid LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top share index jumped on Monday as banking stocks surged after centrist Emmanuel Macron came out on top in the first round of France's presidential election. The blue chip FTSE 100 <.FTSE> index closed 2.1 percent higher at to 7,246.68 points, its biggest one-day …

  • Britain's top share index jumped on Monday as banking stocks surged after centrist Emmanuel Macron came out on top in the first round of France's presidential election. The blue chip FTSE 100 index closed ...

  • Elliott Advisors reveals a stake in WS Atkins days after takeover offer accepted

    The activist investor Elliott Advisors revealed it has built up a stake in British engineering giant WS Atkins, which has just accepted a takeover offer. Elliott Advisors, which is the British arm of Paul Singer's US hedge fund Elliott Partners, has a 6.8pc stake in Atkins. Last Thursday the FTSE 250 company accepted …

  • Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index DAX board in Frankfurt

    By Danilo Masoni and Helen Reid MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - European shares rallied, banks soared, and French blue-chips briefly hit a nine-year high on Monday after France's presidential election sparked a rush to risky assets. Investors cheered the first-round result of France's presidential election, which saw centrist …

  • European shares rallied, banks soared, and French blue-chips briefly hit a nine-year high on Monday after France's presidential election sparked a rush to risky assets. Investors cheered the first-round ...

  • How will the general election affect sterling?

    Sterling is dominating the economic picture for this year - the weak pound means economists fear households will suffer from rising inflation, damaging their growth forecasts. The Brexit vote last year, Theresa May's conference speech in October and the announcement of the snap general election have all had serious effects. …

  • Net Asset Value(s) Business Wire - 8 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- db x-trackers Investment company with variable capital (Société d'investissement à capital variable) Registered office: 49, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg R.C.S. Luxembourg ...

  • FTSE 100 adds £38bn as stocks surge on France election result

    France's Cac 40 lifted by an even stronger 4% while in Germany. Banking stocks were among the main risers after centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory appeared to place him in pole position for victory in the final run-off against Front Nationale leader Marine Le Pen (Other OTC: PENC - news) . In currency markets, the euro …

  • European stocks had a huge day after Emmanuel Macron took the lead in the French elections

    Stocks across continental Europe had a huge day on Monday after the French presidential vote set the stage for a final run-off between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen. Macron, who is strongly pro-EU, is widely expected to take victory in the second round and is the candidate …

  • Net Asset Value(s) Business Wire - 8 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Concept Fund Solutions plc Investment Company with Variable Capital Registered Office: 78 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland Registration number: 393802 (the “ Company ...

  • Stocks, euro surge as France's Macron favored for presidential win

    Investors breathed a huge sigh of relief as moderate candidate Emmanuel Macron looked on course to beat the anti-EU Marine Le Pen to become France's next president

  • France's CAC index spiked to a nine-year high on Monday after Macron's first round victory in the French presidential elections.

  • These two different stocks in the same sector strike a happy balance, says Harvey Jones.

  • Markets are jumping on the French election outcome, but the best may already be over for stocks, according to this equity strategist.

  • Tony Hayward to leave troubled Genel Energy

    Former BP boss Tony Hayward is to step down from struggling Genel Energy six years after he founded the Kurdistan-focused oil explorer with City financier Nat Rothschild. After leaving Genel, the 59-year-old will focus on his role as chairman of FTSE 100 commodities giant Glencore, as well as working with private equity …

  • Fog begins to clear from electricity pylons near LLanddowror

    By Kate Holton and Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's ruling Conservative Party said it would cap domestic energy prices if it retained power in an election in June, targeting an industry it accuses of not working properly and sending shares in the leading providers down sharply. Shares in British energy suppliers …

  • Britain's ruling Conservative Party said it would cap domestic energy prices if it retained power in an election in June, targeting an industry it accuses of not working properly and sending shares in the leading providers down sharply. Shares in British energy suppliers Centrica and SSE (Amsterdam: UW8.AS - news) fell …

  • By Vikram Subhedar and Kit Rees LONDON (Reuters) - UK and euro zone stock markets, which have so far enjoyed a rebound from last summer's lows in nearly equal measure, could soon part ways on the back of diverging investor sentiment as a protracted tussle on the terms of Brexit begins. On Monday, French bluechips surged …

  • UK and euro zone stock markets, which have so far enjoyed a rebound from last summer's lows in nearly equal measure, could soon part ways on the back of diverging investor sentiment as a protracted tussle on the terms of Brexit begins. On Monday, French bluechips surged as much as 5 percent and Germany's DAX hit a record …

  • FTSE 100 adds £38bn as stocks surge on France election result

    The euro hit five-month highs and bank stocks have surged in reaction to Emmanuel Macron's victory in the first round of the French presidential election. The single European currency - supported by the centre-left former economy minister and investment banker - gained 2% to $1.09 when trading began in Asia before later …

  • FTSE Moves: European markets jump as traders bet on Macron to win French election

    European markets surged following the win in the first round of voting in France's presidential election by centrist candidate Emanuelle Macron.

  • Banks powered European shares to their highest levels in more than a year, while volatility and safe-haven gold stocks slumped on Monday on abating political anxiety in the euro zone. Investors cheered ...

  • These two firms look set to go a long way from here.

  • Roland Head explains why he's not attracted to these stocks at current levels.

  • Market Report: Bovis beats off rivals as new boss grabs £1.2m in shares

    Greg Fitzgerald, boss of Bovis Homes, made sure he and his new employer made the most of today’s market rally. The FTSE 250 firm today revealed that Fitzgerald ploughed £1.24 million of his own cash into shares in the ailing housebuilder on Friday, just three days after getting his feet under the desk. Bovis’s troubles …

  • The FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE: MCX) is within shouting distance of 20,000 but there's still a few hidden gems for value investors.

  • Notice of Results Business Wire - 13 hours ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- PRESS RELEASE 24 April 2017 Announcement Date for 2017 First Quarter Results SKG.I SKG.L Smurfit Kappa Group plc (“SKG” or the “Group”), one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers ...

  • Ex-divs to take 5.65 points off FTSE 100 on Apr.27 Reuters - UK Focus - 13 hours ago

    The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...

  • Jim Armitage: Our glass is half full as France rejects the Right

    Vive la France! the markets declared today. The prospect of a centrist Europhile in the Élysée Palace is as good an outcome from the French elections as investors could have wished for. While he’s remained scant on details of his liberalising plans, the aim is to make it cheaper to hire and fire and bring down France’s …

  • French election: Macron poll boost sparks European relief rally as banks soar

    European banks led a relief rally on Monday after business-friendly candidate Emmanuel Macron topped France’s first-round election poll, cutting the chance of Frexit. Macron, a former Rothschild banker, is expected to outpace rival Marine Le Pen in the final election vote on May 7, paving the way for an overhaul of France’s …

Next >>