|Day's range||7,485.42 - 7,542.87|
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A last-minute surge nudged U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Thursday, barely extending the market's winning streak and milestone-setting run.
BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg is to leave the oil major next year. Mr Svanberg took up the position just four months before the Gulf of Mexico disaster in April 2010. Eleven workers died in the explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig - with the blowout then resulting in the worst environmental catastrophe in US history as an estimated five million barrels of oil spilled into the sea over 87 days.
U.K. stocks end lower Thursday as shares of Unilever weigh and as weaker-than-expected retail-sales data cool buying appetite.
Britain's main share index (.FTSE) fell 0.3 percent on Thursday as a weak third-quarter update from Unilever weighed, while mid- and small-cap trading was marred by profit warnings from IWG and Interserve which slashed their market value by a third. Disappointing retail sales figures sent sterling to a one-week low before recovering, helping the internationally-exposed FTSE reduce earlier losses slightly. Fresh from a record close, the FTSE 250 (.FTMC) ended 0.6 percent lower as workspace group IWG (IWG.L) plummeted 32.2 percent after warning on profit.
An escalation of political tensions in Spain, a clutch of disappointing corporate updates and concerns about growth in China prompted investors on Thursday to yank down European stocks.
LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 19 (Reuters) - Britain's main share index fell 0.3 percent on Thursday as a weak third-quarter update from Unilever (NYSE: UL - news) weighed, while mid- and small-cap trading was marred by profit warnings from IWG and Interserve which slashed their market value by a third. Disappointing retail sales figures sent sterling to a one-week low before recovering, helping the internationally-exposed FTSE reduce earlier losses slightly.
On this day, 30 years ago, stock markets around the world suffered a collective heart attack. There have been plenty of grim times for markets since, such as the three years during which the FTSE 100 fell after the dot-com bubble burst, or the precipitous fall between late 2007 and early 2009 as the global financial crisis struck. The 10.84% fall that the FTSE-100 suffered that day and the 12.22% fall it endured the following day remain the biggest one-day falls, in percentage terms, that the index has suffered in its 33-year history - far worse than any of the murderous one-day declines that the index suffered at the height of the financial crisis in 2008.
While growth slowed slightly in July-September, Chinese economy met expectations and is on course to beat the government's annual target
The FTSE 100 rallied slightly during the day on Wednesday, but then pulled back a bit from the 7550 level. I believe that the market continues to consolidate between the 7500-level underneath, and the 7550 level above. Given enough time, the market should continue to go above the 7550 level, and reach towards the 7600 … Continue reading FTSE 100 Index Price Forecast October 19, 2017, Technical Analysis
Stocks dropped around the world with disappointing corporate earnings in Europe and a report that Apple Inc. was dialing back its orders reversing the sentiment that sent benchmark gauges to record highs ...
British mid-caps jumped to a record closing level on Wednesday as investors grew more comfortable with the smaller, more domestically-focused stocks, while the FTSE 100 held its ground as third quarter earnings trickled in. The FTSE 250 (.FTMC) was up 0.6 percent on the day, closing at a record 20,263.1 points. Mid-caps have strongly outperformed the bigger index this year, up around 12 percent against the FTSE 100's 6 percent rise.
British mid-caps jumped to a record closing level on Wednesday as investors grew more comfortable with the smaller, more domestically-focused stocks, while the FTSE 100 held its ground as third quarter ...
A continued pullback in the pound helps push U.K. stocks higher Wednesday, as lackluster figures on British wages may help shape the Bank of England’s thinking on an interest-rate hike.
European stocks gain Wednesday, as falls in the euro and the pound helped exporters and offset disappointing financial updates from companies such as Zalando.
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, ...
At 6:30 AM EST on October 18, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,538.50—a gain of 0.3%. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) fell 0.48% on October 17.
The UK's top share index held its ground on Wednesday as third quarter earnings trickled in, with shares in Reckitt Benckiser dipping after a disappointing update. Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 index was ...
The FTSE 100 initially tried to rally during the day on Tuesday, reaching towards the 7550 handle. That’s an area where we had seen resistance in the past couple of days, and that was true again during the Tuesday trading session. There’s also significant support below at the 7500 level, so I believe that it’s … Continue reading FTSE 100 Price Forecast October 18, 2017, Technical Analysis
U.K. stocks end lower on Tuesday after investors receive inflation data that could harden the case for the Bank of England to raise British borrowing costs.