^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed price. Currency in GBP
7,302.94
+10.18 (+0.14%)
At close: 4:35PM GMT
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Previous close7,292.76
Open7,292.76
Volume0
Day's range7,243.15 - 7,335.55
52-week range6,536.50 - 7,727.50
Avg. volume745,444,959
  • 3 reasons why I’d buy the FTSE 100 for a passive income today
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    3 reasons why I’d buy the FTSE 100 for a passive income today

    If you want to create a passive income stream from stocks, the FTSE 100 is one of the best ways to do it argues Rupert Hargreaves.

  • The Week Ahead – Private Sector PMIs, UK Politics and Trade in Focus
    FX Empire

    The Week Ahead – Private Sector PMIs, UK Politics and Trade in Focus

    While economic data will influence, Beijing and Washington will likely have the greatest impact on risk appetite in the week ahead.

  • FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 investors! Are you investing for value or growth?
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    FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 investors! Are you investing for value or growth?

    Do you know if your stock portfolio is overexposed to FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) and FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) value or growth stocks?

  • Global Markets Edge Higher, Trades Hopes Are Stoked, Weak Data Points To Further Slowing
    FX Empire

    Global Markets Edge Higher, Trades Hopes Are Stoked, Weak Data Points To Further Slowing

    Global markets edge higher on trade hopes but still no deal in sight, traders are warned to expect too much from the deal when and if it comes.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-Politics drives domestic shares higher; FTSE cheers trade signs

    London's mid-cap index outperformed its European counterparts on Friday after the Brexit Party lent further clarity ahead of the Dec. 12 election, while hopes that a U.S.-China may be imminent helped the FTSE 100 eke out gains. The FTSE 250 advanced 0.9% as domestically-focused stocks rose after Nigel Farage's party stood down from more seats not held by the Conservative Party, which could help Tories gain a majority in the upcoming election.

  • How to navigate your career when you made a massive mistake at the start
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    How to navigate your career when you made a massive mistake at the start

    Jan Gooding has had one of the most storied “portfolio” careers in the world of advertising and is the chair of Stonewall.

  • New work harassment helpline flooded with calls on bullying, demotion and rape
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    New work harassment helpline flooded with calls on bullying, demotion and rape

    Exclusive: a new UK helpline co-founded by Emma Watson is expanding as callers reveal they face sustained sexual harassment at work, and a 'culture of disbelief' and victimisation after speaking out.

  • Producer Inflation Rises, Powell Says No Policy Change Expected, Chinese Industrial Production Slows
    FX Empire

    Producer Inflation Rises, Powell Says No Policy Change Expected, Chinese Industrial Production Slows

    Global markets tread water following news the U.S/China trade talks have hit an impasse.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-FTSE 100 underperforms global peers on 3i drop, sterling gains

    London's FTSE 100 underperformed its major global peers on Thursday, suffering its steepest intra-day drop so far this month as falls in private equity company 3i, stocks trading ex-dividend and a stronger pound hammered the exporter-heavy index. The main index fell 0.8% with 3i Group hitting a five-month low after striking a cautious tone about new investment opportunities and as heavyweight components Sainsbury , Shell and GSK traded without dividend entitlement. The mid-cap FTSE 250 was 0.3% lower, with transport operator FirstGroup dropping nearly 20% on its worst day since May 2018 after a bigger first-half loss due to a charge related to its Greyhound bus line business in the U.S..

  • FTSE 100 underperforms global peers on 3i drop, sterling gains
    Reuters

    FTSE 100 underperforms global peers on 3i drop, sterling gains

    The main index fell 0.8% with 3i Group hitting a five-month low after striking a cautious tone about new investment opportunities and as heavyweight components Sainsbury , Shell and GSK traded without dividend entitlement. The mid-cap FTSE 250 was 0.3% lower, with transport operator FirstGroup dropping nearly 20% on its worst day since May 2018 after a bigger first-half loss due to a charge related to its Greyhound bus line business in the U.S.. Dollar earners were among the top drags on the main bourse as sterling strengthened on hopes that Conservatives will win a majority in the December election and finally break the deadlock surrounding Britain's departure from the European Union.

  • Stonewall and PAMco chair: How her worst ever job also ‘rescued’ her
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    Stonewall and PAMco chair: How her worst ever job also ‘rescued’ her

    Jan Gooding has had one of the most storied 'portfolio' careers in the world of advertising and is the chair of Stonewall.

  • Car execs unveil one of the biggest challenges for the industry
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    Car execs unveil one of the biggest challenges for the industry

    Cybersecurity in cars is vital as they become fully connected.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-FTSE dips on murky trade view; Tullow tanks on mid-caps

    London's main bourse retreated on Wednesday as traders grew weary of mixed trade signals from U.S. President Donald Trump, while mid-caps slid on the back of weak economic data and a plunge in Tullow Oil. The more internationally-exposed FTSE 100 fell 0.2%, trimming some early losses as exporter stocks such as Diageo and AstraZeneca benefited from a weaker pound. The jump in exporter shares also helped the bourse outperform the broader European benchmark index.

  • JD Wetherspoon boss attacks 'up the spout' governance rules and advisory group
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    JD Wetherspoon boss attacks 'up the spout' governance rules and advisory group

    Tim Martin blames current system for 'directly leading to the failure or chronic underperformance' of many businesses.

  • Ex-Tory minister says Johnson victory means a 'disastrous' no-deal Brexit
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    Ex-Tory minister says Johnson victory means a 'disastrous' no-deal Brexit

    David Gauke says Britain may have a Brexit withdrawal deal, but is 'boxed in' to too short a transition period to negotiate a future trade deal.

  • Inside story of this leader's rise through advertising and the firm that inspired 'Mad Men'
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    Inside story of this leader's rise through advertising and the firm that inspired 'Mad Men'

    Jan Gooding has had one of the most storied 'portfolio' careers in the world of advertising and is the chair of Stonewall.

  • TikTok's indisputable power over influencing music sales
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    TikTok's indisputable power over influencing music sales

    Songs that go viral via the social platform's videos are turbo-boosting streams for artists.

  • Half of new FTSE 100 chiefs must be women to hit gender target
    The Guardian

    Half of new FTSE 100 chiefs must be women to hit gender target

    New RBS boss Alison Rose, one of only six CEOs in FTSE 100 firms. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PAOne in every two FTSE 100 executive appointments over the next year will have to go to a woman if the UK is to meet targets to tackle the gender imbalance across British business by 2020, a report has warned.A “step change” at the UK’s biggest listed companies is needed if they are to hit a key metric where women make up at least a third of executive-level leadership teams by the end of next year.The latest conclusion from the government-commissioned Hampton-Alexander review means more women across blue chip-listed firms will need to be propelled into key positions , including chief executive, chief financial officer or chief operating officer – as well as senior management that report directly to executives committees – in the coming months.The review, first commissioned in 2016, has two targets: one for executive committees and one for board positions that includes a company’s chair, non-executives and the chief executive and finance chief. The latter target is likely to be met ahead of the deadline. Women accounted for 32.4% of those roles across the FTSE 100 by October, up from 30.2% a year earlier and 12.5% in 2011.“This is the penultimate Hampton-Alexander report and we enter our final year with great momentum behind us. If this progress continues into 2020, our targets for women on boards will be met,” the review’s chairman, Sir Philip Hampton, said.“Whilst this is a key indicator of change at the top, strengthening the number of women in executive positions is critical to achieving long-term gender balance. We are still a long way from reaching the target for women in senior leadership roles below board level. Unless half of all appointments made this year go to women – our target for 2020 is not going to be met.”The report showed that 28.6% of women were in executive leadership roles across the FTSE 100 by the time the data was collected this summer. That number was even lower across the FTSE 250 at 27.9%.It applauded 10 companies for their performance, including Burberry, ITV, Whitbread and pharmaceuticals firm GSK, which has been led by chief executive Emma Walmsley since 2017. British American Tobacco, as well as miners Glencore, Antofagasta and Fresnillo were among the worst performers for having women in executive leadership positions.There are just six female chief executives in the FTSE 100, including Alison Rose, who became the first woman to lead one of Britain’s biggest banks after taking on the top job at Royal Bank of Scotland on 1 November.“Not all companies are making the same efforts, and the gap between those working hard to improve gender balance and those doing little, is each year more obvious,” the report said.There are still 44 all-male executive committees across the FTSE 350, down from 50 a year earlier. However, there are now just two all-male-boards: property firm Daejan Holdings and software company Kainos Group. That is down from 152 all-male boards in 2011.Sign up to the daily Business Today email or follow Guardian Business on Twitter at @BusinessDeskThe Hampton-Alexander review claimed a victory after the number of so-called “one and done” boardrooms with just single female board member nearly halved from 74 to 39. It follows a successful campaign by the review and City investment firms, who criticised firms for taking a “tokenistic approach” to gender balance.Investment groups highlight statistics showing that diverse companies tend to be more successful. Research by global consultancy group McKinsey has shown that companies with the greatest gender diversity in the boardroom are 21% more likely to be more profitable than their peers and 27% more likely to create superior value.Chris Cummings, the chief executive of the Investment Association, said: “Great progress is being made with women on boards, but it’s time for us to aim higher. This pace of change now needs to extend beyond the board to senior executive leadership roles if businesses are to demonstrate their diversity at all levels. Investors have been consistent in their demands for greater diversity.“It’s not just a nice to have. The research is clear: firms with diverse boards and management teams make better decisions, drive innovation and outperform their less diverse peers.”

  • Small Business Optimism Drives Growth, FOMO Strikes Market, Trade Deal Questionable
    FX Empire

    Small Business Optimism Drives Growth, FOMO Strikes Market, Trade Deal Questionable

    Global markets edge higher as traders await a key speech from U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-FTSE rebounds on new hopes of U.S.-China trade resolution

    Renewed hopes of a U.S.-China trade resolution and a more than 3% rise in shares of telecom giant Vodafone helped London stocks bounce back on Tuesday after falls that tracked a downbeat global mood a day earlier. The FTSE 100 added 0.5%, while the mid-cap index , which rallied on Monday after Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage said he would not fight Conservative-held seats in next month's British election, rose 0.1%.

  • FTSE rebounds on new hopes of U.S.-China trade resolution
    Reuters

    FTSE rebounds on new hopes of U.S.-China trade resolution

    The FTSE 100 added 0.5%, while the mid-cap index , which rallied on Monday after Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage said he would not fight Conservative-held seats in next month's British election, rose 0.1%. Markets rallied last week on signs of a thaw in relations between Washington and Beijing, but those gains were reeled back on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump cast doubt on the progress of negotiations. Despite nervousness surrounding the outlook for global growth, sentiment around the U.S.-China trade rhetoric softened with two of Wall Street's benchmark indexes scaling record highs before Trump's speech at the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday.

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