^FTSE - FTSE 100

FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed Price. Currency in GBP
7,233.90
-5.76 (-0.08%)
At close: 4:35PM GMT
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Previous close7,239.66
Open7,239.66
Volume0
Day's range7,217.80 - 7,255.73
52-week range6,536.50 - 7,727.50
Avg. volume754,950,368
  • Stocks are mostly lower on Wall Street with trade in focus
    Associated Press

    Stocks are mostly lower on Wall Street with trade in focus

    U.S. stock indexes edged lower in afternoon trading Monday as investors waited for the latest updates about trade negotiations and the economy. Wall Street is particularly focused on developments in the trade war ahead of a new round of tariffs on $160 billion of Chinese imports due to take effect on Sunday.

  • Stocks slip as investors weigh outlook for US-China trade
    Associated Press

    Stocks slip as investors weigh outlook for US-China trade

    Stock markets weakened during European trading on Monday as investors weighed the possibility of more U.S. tariffs on China and the outlook for negotiations on the trade dispute. A Chinese official said that Beijing wants a prompt settlement of its trade war with Washington as another U.S. tariff hike on $160 billion of Chinese imports is due to take effect Sunday. China announced Friday it was carrying out a promise to waive punitive tariffs on American soybeans and pork.

  • UK shares weaken, Tullow loses half its market cap
    Reuters

    UK shares weaken, Tullow loses half its market cap

    The FTSE 250 midcap index was also down by the same level, with Tullow Oil recording its steepest one-day fall since early 2004 after the oil and gas explorer scrapped dividend and announced the exit of its CEO. Rival Premier Oil also fell 8%.

  • AFP

    European stock markets steady at open

    European stock markets steadied at the start of trading on Monday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.1 percent at 7,230.91 points. In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index flattened at 13,165.67 ...

  • The Week Ahead – The ECB, the FED, the UK General Election and Trade in Focus
    FX Empire

    The Week Ahead – The ECB, the FED, the UK General Election and Trade in Focus

    It’s a big week ahead, with the ECB, the FED, trade, and the UK General Election in focus. Expect the stats to play second fiddle in the week.

  • Futures Surge, Labor Data Strong, Trade Deal Inching Closer
    FX Empire

    Futures Surge, Labor Data Strong, Trade Deal Inching Closer

    The U.S. market surged in early trading after a blowout labor report. Activity may have slowed but labor markets and consumer health remain strong.

  • FTSE 100 enjoys best day since July
    Reuters

    FTSE 100 enjoys best day since July

    The more domestically-focussed FTSE 250 rose 1.1% and bagged its sixth straight week of gains. U.S. President Donald Trump's comments that the trade talks were "moving right along" and China's decision to waive imports tariffs for some soybeans and pork from the United States lifted sentiment as a torrid week drew to a close.

  • AFP

    European stocks diverge at open

    European stock markets diverged at the open on Thursday following gains in Asia. London's benchmark FTSE 100 index lost 0.2 percent to 7,172.54 points compared with the close Wednesday. In the eurozone, ...

  • Markets Rebound, Phase One Trade Deal Is Close, Labor Market Loses Its Luster
    FX Empire

    Markets Rebound, Phase One Trade Deal Is Close, Labor Market Loses Its Luster

    Markets rebound on a new report citing sources close to the talks that a Phase One Deal is getting close.

  • European Shares Higher on US-China Trade Hopes
    FX Empire

    European Shares Higher on US-China Trade Hopes

    The catalyst behind the strength is a report from Bloomberg suggesting the United States and China were inching closer to a trade deal. The news is an about face from the narrative that drove Asian shares lower earlier in the day and Wall Street stocks sharply lower on Tuesday.

  • Financial Times

    The pound dances with the polls

    FT subscribers can click here to receive Market Forces every day by email. tells us the currency market expects a Conservative party majority at next week’s general election. is that this market reaction simply illustrates a degree of relief about the prospect of an orderly withdrawal from the EU at the end of January.

  • FTSE gains on new Sino-U.S. trade hopes; mid-caps shine
    Reuters

    FTSE gains on new Sino-U.S. trade hopes; mid-caps shine

    Markets rallied in a flurry after Bloomberg reported that Washington and Beijing were close to agreeing on the amount of tariffs that would be rolled back in a phase-one trade deal. The main index rose 0.4%, boosted by Asia-exposed HSBC and miners , as the report helped offset pessimism from U.S. President Donald Trump's earlier comments that hinted at a delay. "I wouldn't believe a trade deal until I see one... Talks may not have deteriorated, but that doesn't mean a deal is in the offing," Markets.com analyst Neil Wilson said.

  • Investing.com

    NewsBreak: Pound Hits 2-Year High vs Euro on Election Victory Outlook

    Investing.com -- The pound hit its highest level against the euro in over two years on Wednesday on increasing confidence that the general election on Dec. 12th will return the Conservative Party to power with a healthy majority. It also hit a six-month high against the dollar

  • No Trade Deal This Year, Tariffs Threaten France, Markets Fall
    FX Empire

    No Trade Deal This Year, Tariffs Threaten France, Markets Fall

    Global markets are mixed following a series of sentiment damaging blows. The U.S. market is down -0.75% and extending Monday losses in early Tuesday trading.

  • FTSE falls nearly 2% as Trump puts off China trade deal hopes
    Reuters

    FTSE falls nearly 2% as Trump puts off China trade deal hopes

    The blue-chip index slipped 1.8%, while the midcap FTSE 250 index's fall was limited to 1% on the back of a 15% surge in miner Centamin after Canada's Endeavour Mining revealed a $1.9 billion buyout proposal. In a broad sell-off, every sector in the main index recorded losses after Trump said an agreement with Beijing might have to wait until after the U.S. presidential election in November 2020. The mood had already started to sour this week as Washington's tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from key Latin American trading partners and Trump's threat to slap separate tariffs on France and the European Union rekindled fears of global trade tensions.

  • Britain's Reckitt Benckiser gives new parents more paid leave
    Reuters

    Britain's Reckitt Benckiser gives new parents more paid leave

    Mothers will also have the option to take a further six months of leave without pay. The Durex condom and Lysol disinfectant maker also said it would increase paid paternity leave for fathers and partners to four weeks, with the option to take a further four weeks of leave without pay. Reckitt Benckiser has also launched suites for breastfeeding mothers returning to work and free breast pumps if needed.

  • UK shares tumble as Trump tariff tweet triggers trade fears
    Reuters

    UK shares tumble as Trump tariff tweet triggers trade fears

    The FTSE 100 ended down 0.8% on its third session in the red, after rising by the same level earlier in the day, while the mid-cap FTSE 250 dipped 0.5%. Trump's surprise plans to restore tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminium imports from Brazil and Argentina dragged most other stocks in to the red. While estimate-beating factory data from China helped kick off trading on a positive note as investors entered the final month of the year, questions about the health of the world economy were quick to return after U.S. figures missed expectations.

  • The Week Ahead – It’s a Hectic Week Ahead. Stats and Geopolitics are in Focus
    FX Empire

    The Week Ahead – It’s a Hectic Week Ahead. Stats and Geopolitics are in Focus

    It’s a particularly busy week ahead. The Pound will be in the grasps of the opinion polls, with risk appetite in the hands of the U.S and China and data.

  • AFP

    European stock markets drop at open

    European stock markets retreated at the start of trading on Friday following losses across Asia, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.5 percent at 7,381.75 points. Frankfurt's DAX 30 index shed ...

  • World shares mostly slide in ‘Black Friday’ retreat
    Associated Press

    World shares mostly slide in ‘Black Friday’ retreat

    Stock markets mostly fell Friday as investors gauged whether renewed China-U.S. tensions might lead to a “Black Friday” sell-off, and with U.S. traders largely out for a long weekend. U.S. financial markets were closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and will have a half-day session on Friday. Stock benchmarks have largely fallen since U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong, potentially increasing tensions as the U.S. and China negotiate over ending their trade war.