^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed Price. Currency in GBP
7,682.27
+125.83 (+1.67%)
At close: 4:35PM BST
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Previous close7,556.44
Open7,556.44
Volume0
Day's range7,556.20 - 7,689.44
52-week range6,866.90 - 7,903.50
Avg. volume846,445,260
  • Financial Times3 hours ago

    [$$] Are highflying tech shares too close to the sun?

    Investors approach a new trading week focused on whether the surge in share prices for a handful of tech giants continues, while in the UK, there is no shortage of scepticism about the recent bounce in the pound as well as the prospect for stocks. Four of the five members of the group, which includes Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google parent Alphabet, touched fresh highs last week. is up nearly 10 per cent this month compared with the S&P 500’s gain of less than 2 per cent. Without its own tech sector, the S&P 500 would be in the red for the year, according to Dow Jones S&P 500 Indices.

  • Financial Times8 hours ago

    [$$] MPs criticise ‘hidden’ parental leave policies

    Nearly two-thirds of FTSE 100 companies do not detail their parental leave policies on their external websites, an omission campaigners say makes it “incredibly difficult for people to make informed job choices”. A cross-party group of MPs proposed legislation this month that would require employers with 250 or more staff to publish their parental leave policies, after the introduction last year of rules that required large employers to report the difference between what they pay men and women. UK law allows most working women up to one year of maternity leave with statutory pay.

  • US stocks finish mostly higher as energy companies climb
    Associated Press2 days ago

    US stocks finish mostly higher as energy companies climb

    Oil prices and energy companies rallied Friday after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. While trade tensions remained in the headlines, U.S. stocks finished slightly higher at the end of a bumpy week. U.S. crude futures jumped 4.6 percent after OPEC nations agreed to produce about 1 million additional barrels of oil per day.

  • Stocks- Dow Surges as OPEC Boosts Output
    Investing.com2 days ago

    Stocks- Dow Surges as OPEC Boosts Output

    The S&P 500 gained 11 points or 0.41% to 2,761.92 as of 9:42 AM ET (13:42 GMT) while the Dow composite increased 144 points or 0.59% to 24,606.55 and tech heavy NASDAQ Composite fell over nine points or 0.13% to 7,703.28.

  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    European stocks finish higher, but still suffer weekly loss

    Stocks across Europe gain ground Friday, as Greece reaches a debt-relief deal with its creditors and as preliminary French and German services activity data come in ahead of expectations.

  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    FTSE 100 ends higher, flipping green for the week

    U.K. stocks finished sharply higher Friday, helped by a rally for the energy sector as oil prices gained, with the advance flipping the FTSE 100 benchmark into the green for the week. The FTSE 100 (^FTSE)jumped 1.7% to close at 7,682.27, after dropping 0.9% Thursday.

  • Europe ends sharply higher after OPEC secures deal on oil production; autos slip
    CNBC2 days ago

    Europe ends sharply higher after OPEC secures deal on oil production; autos slip

    European stocks finished Friday on a high note, as investors cheered on news coming out of an OPEC meeting in Austria.

  • Stocks- U.S. Futures Rise as Investors Push Aside Trade War Concerns
    Investing.com2 days ago

    Stocks- U.S. Futures Rise as Investors Push Aside Trade War Concerns

    Investing.com – U.S. futures were higher on Friday, as investors put aside their trade war fears.The S&P 500 futures rose 12 points or 0.45% to 2,765.0 as of 6:45 AM ET (10:45 GMT) while Dow futures increased 107 points or 0.44% to 24,579.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures gained 26 points or 0.37% to 7,264.50.While equities were higher, they were still on track for their worst weekly loss in three months as trade tensions between the U.S. and its allies lingered. ...

  • European Markets Are Strong Early on June 22
    Market Realist2 days ago

    European Markets Are Strong Early on June 22

    The United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index lost strength on June 21 and declined to seven-week low price levels. However, the FTSE 100 Index opened higher on Friday and was trading with strength in the early hours.

  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    Two years after Brexit vote, these charts show the U.K. economy losing momentum

    Economist: ‘The most striking impact of Brexit has been the lower growth momentum’AFP/A man walks past a Brexit poster at last year’s Conservative party annual conference. Remember the market-shaking Brexit vote? As of Saturday, it has been exactly two years since U.K. voters backed leaving the European Union, with 52% supporting an exit and 48% wanting to remain.

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] Fast Europe Open: Germany, France PMIs

    Investors pulled a record amount of money from global and emerging-market equity funds in the past week, when rising trade tensions and a strengthening dollar sent a shockwave through east Asian markets. ...

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    [$$] Investors Chronicle: Ashtead, Glencore, McCarthy & Stone

    Despite recent momentum, shares in Ashtead are still trading on 14 times forecast earnings, in line with the historic average. Given the potential for further growth in the US (Congressional approval of the Trump initiatives), strong execution of the strategy and improving cash flow, we still think the shares have further to run. As an equipment hire group with a huge operation in North America, Ashtead can be seen as a play on US infrastructure spending and the “builder-in-chief” promises of Donald Trump, the US president.

  • Asian stocks down as multiple trade disputes worry investors
    Associated Press2 days ago

    Asian stocks down as multiple trade disputes worry investors

    Asian stocks fell Friday following Wall Street losses overnight as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 0.9 percent to 22,500.45 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index edged down 0.2 percent to 29,257.41. Stocks in Taiwan, Singapore and Southeast Asian countries were lower.

  • Stocks- Wall Street Mixed After Data, as Trade Tensions Weigh
    Investing.com3 days ago

    Stocks- Wall Street Mixed After Data, as Trade Tensions Weigh

    The S&P 500 fell two points or 0.09% to 2,764.95 as of 9:40 AM ET (13:40 GMT) while the Dow composite decreased 93 points or 0.38% to 24,564.35 and tech heavy NASDAQ Composite rose over six points or 0.08% to 7,788.04.

  • MarketWatch3 days ago

    FTSE 100 drops as oil shares extend losses; pound rallies on BOE rate vote

    Shire wins FDA treatment approvalReutersBank of England Gov. Mark Carney held the U.K.’s benchmark interest rate at 0.5% on Thursday. The U.K.’s blue-chip benchmark slid Thursday, falling as oil shares extended losses, while the pound jumped after one more Bank of England policy maker joined the ranks in voting for an interest-rate increase. The pound (GBPUSD) leapt to $1.3250, regaining the $1.3200 handle after the Bank of England issued its monetary policy decision.

  • MarketWatch3 days ago

    Auto makers, Italian stocks drag European shares lower

    European stocks fell Thursday, suffering their fourth loss in five sessions, with auto shares under pressure and Italian shares flipping down following developments surrounding the country’s coalition ...

  • European stocks close lower as OPEC meets; BOE holds rates steady
    CNBC3 days ago

    European stocks close lower as OPEC meets; BOE holds rates steady

    European markets closed lower on average Thursday amid growing tensions in the oil market.

  • Stocks- U.S. Futures Dip Lower As Trade Tensions Rise
    Investing.com3 days ago

    Stocks- U.S. Futures Dip Lower As Trade Tensions Rise

    Investing.com – U.S. futures were lower on Thursday as global trade tensions kept investors on edge.The S&P 500 futures lost seven points or 0.25% to 2,765.0 as of 6:45 AM ET (10:45 GMT) while Dow futures decreased 85 points or 0.34% to 24,585.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures fell 18 points or 0.25% to 7,294.75.The European Union is expected to impose tariffs on about $3.4 billion of U.S. imports on Friday, including motorcycles, orange juice and cranberry sauce. The expected tariffs have added to tensions as investors fear an outright global trade war between the U.S. ...

  • European Markets Are Mixed amid US-China Trade Concerns
    Market Realist3 days ago

    European Markets Are Mixed amid US-China Trade Concerns

    The United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index closed higher on Wednesday and broke the three-day losing streak. Carrying forward the strength, the FTSE 100 Index opened higher on June 21 and was trading with strength at higher prices in the morning session.

  • Financial Times3 days ago

    [$$] Fast Europe Open: Bank of England rates decision 

    President Donald Trump has reversed course on his controversial policy of separating children from their parents after illegal border crossings, in a dramatic U-turn that followed intense criticism from ...

  • Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension
    Associated Press3 days ago

    Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension

    Asian stock markets mostly rose Thursday as concern fades over the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Uncertainty remains, but the original tariff threats made earlier in the week were not followed ...

  • Stocks- Wall Street Rallies as Trade Tensions Wane
    Investing.com4 days ago

    Stocks- Wall Street Rallies as Trade Tensions Wane

    The S&P 500 gained six points or 0.25% to 2,769.56 as of 9:41 AM ET (13:41 GMT) while the Dow composite increased 26 points or 0.11% to 24,664.33 and tech heavy NASDAQ Composite rose over 40 points or 0.52% to 7,766.07.

  • MarketWatch4 days ago

    European stocks stage recovery, but U.S.-China trade tensions remain

    Tobacco stocks rise on ratings callTobacco stocks were rising Wednesday. European stocks on Wednesday bounced off a nearly three-week low, staging a recovery as traders came to terms with the further deterioration in the trade relationship between the U.S. and China that sent equities world-wide tumbling in the prior session. A measure of calm was returning to equity markets, even though the U.S. and China were still locking horns on trade issues.

  • MarketWatch4 days ago

    FTSE 100 ends higher, rising from 6-week low as Ocado, tobacco firms rally

    Ocado, tobacco stocks rise after analyst commentsShares of BP and rival oil producer Royal Dutch Shell were among Wednesday’s winners in U.K. trade. U.K. stocks rose on Tuesday, with tobacco companies among biggest gainers after a positive broker note, helping London’s blue-chip index bounce off a six-week low that it reached as trade tensions between the U.S. and China escalated. The FTSE 100 index (^FTSE) gained 0.3% to close at 7,627.40, partly recovering from a 0.4% loss on Tuesday.

  • Stocks Rebound: China Bolsters Confidence, Disney Sweetens Fox Bid
    Investor's Business Daily4 days ago

    Stocks Rebound: China Bolsters Confidence, Disney Sweetens Fox Bid

    The Nasdaq led as stocks rebounded briskly at Wednesday's open, after positive currency moves by China's central bank triggered gains across global markets. Winnebago[ticker symb=WGO] and Walgreens Boots[ticker symb=WBA] were early leaders. Netflix[ticker symb=NFLX] and Facebook[ticker symb=FB] took early leads among big tech names. Oracle's[ticker symb=ORCL] stock futures fell hard on earnings news. 21st Century Fox[ticker symb=FOX] and Walt Disney[ticker symb=DIS]...