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....The Cac's gains took it to its highest level since the financial crisis of 2008. In London, the FTSE 100 share index ended 2% ahead. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 09:16:09 PM
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.... Neither argument is 100% convincing in itself, but both are more persuasive than a disruptive separation in which the only guaranteed winners would be investment bankers and lawyers. There were no major fireworks, then, which may explain why the shares were the biggest fallers in the FTSE 100, down 2%, despite first-quarter figures that showed revenue and profits marginally ahead of City forecasts. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The euphoric mood spilled over into other stock markets, with Germany’s Dax up 3. 3% to a new closing peak and the FTSE 100 recovering 2. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. London share prices rose slightly on Tuesday with the FTSE 100 index closing 11 points higher at 7,276. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:57:49 AM
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. Shares in Barclays were the biggest fallers on the FTSE 100, despite the bank reporting a doubling of quarterly profits. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 28th of April 2017 11:29:13 AM
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....UK shares joined in a European rally in equities following the first round of France's presidential vote that also sparked a jump in the euro. The FTSE 100 index clawed back some of the losses triggered by last week's announcement of a general election, closing up 2% at 7,264. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 24th of April 2017 07:55:14 AM
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....1870 euros. On the stock market, the FTSE 100 index, which often moves inversely to the direction of the pound, closed down 51. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 27th of April 2017 08:13:10 AM
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. (Close): London's leading shares ticked up in Wednesday trading, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index up 13. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:34:44 AM
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....Horta-Osório says he’s happy in his post and there is more to do. Not everybody is convinced by that answer, since six years counts as a long innings for a FTSE 100 chief executive and he’s constantly linked with the vacancy at HSBC. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:15:03 PM
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....“We are now just two months away from completing the restructuring of Barclays as a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank and there is further good reason in this quarter’s performance to feel optimistic for our prospects,” Staley said. But the City was unconvinced and the bank’s shares were down by almost 5% – the biggest faller in the FTSE 100 in early trading on Friday. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....2%, its highest level since August 2015, helped by news of a €12bn (£10bn) deal for LVMH to take full control of fashion house Christian Dior. In the UK, the FTSE 100 finished up 10. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:35:25 PM
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. Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid for a huge Tory majority has already given sterling a major boost, while sinking the benchmark FTSE 100 index. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:10:00 PM
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....Over the last year, house prices rose just 3. 5 per cent, according to the latest house price index from lender Halifax, while the FTSE 100 grew a whopping 19. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
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....Stock markets are near record highsThe pound’s heavy losses have been the stock market’s big gain since the Brexit vote. When sterling weakens, it helps the many companies in the FTSE 100 index that report in dollars and those that export from the UK. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Barclays pulls FTSE 100 lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 11:29:13 AM
. Shares in Barclays were the biggest fallers on the FTSE 100, despite the bank reporting a doubling of quarterly profits. ...
Barclays chief admits he 'made a mistake' over whistleblowing case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 08:27:59 AM
....“We are now just two months away from completing the restructuring of Barclays as a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank and there is further good reason in this quarter’s performance to feel optimistic for our prospects,” Staley said. But the City was unconvinced and the bank’s shares were down by almost 5% – the biggest faller in the FTSE 100 in early trading on Friday. ...
Will Lloyds chief enjoy plain sailing or will he jump ship? | Nils Pratley image
....Horta-Osório says he’s happy in his post and there is more to do. Not everybody is convinced by that answer, since six years counts as a long innings for a FTSE 100 chief executive and he’s constantly linked with the vacancy at HSBC. ...
Pound hits seven-month dollar high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 08:13:10 AM
....1870 euros. On the stock market, the FTSE 100 index, which often moves inversely to the direction of the pound, closed down 51. ...
Even Trump's Twitter binges aren't enough to make it worth $11bn | Nils Pratley image
.... Neither argument is 100% convincing in itself, but both are more persuasive than a disruptive separation in which the only guaranteed winners would be investment bankers and lawyers. There were no major fireworks, then, which may explain why the shares were the biggest fallers in the FTSE 100, down 2%, despite first-quarter figures that showed revenue and profits marginally ahead of City forecasts. ...
FTSE 100 ticks up at the close image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:34:44 AM
. (Close): London's leading shares ticked up in Wednesday trading, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index up 13. ...
Stock markets surge to new highs ahead of Trump's tax reform plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:35:25 PM
London share prices edge higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:57:49 AM
. London share prices rose slightly on Tuesday with the FTSE 100 index closing 11 points higher at 7,276. ...
Stock markets surge after French election result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 09:34:27 AM
....The euphoric mood spilled over into other stock markets, with Germany’s Dax up 3. 3% to a new closing peak and the FTSE 100 recovering 2. ...
FTSE 100 up 2% as European stocks rally after French vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 07:55:14 AM
....UK shares joined in a European rally in equities following the first round of France's presidential vote that also sparked a jump in the euro. The FTSE 100 index clawed back some of the losses triggered by last week's announcement of a general election, closing up 2% at 7,264. ...
M&S share rise fails to lift FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:12:14 AM
....92%, taking the price to levels not seen since last June. However, the FTSE 100 index ended 3. ...
London shares stagnate in shade of UK election campaign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:38:55 AM
....London share prices slumbered as the UK general election got underway in earnest. The FTSE 100 index of leading shares rose by a meagre four points to end the day at 7,119. ...
FTSE 100 stumbles as Burberry tumbles image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 07:46:07 AM
....(Noon): London's leading shares dipped in Wednesday morning trading but sterling was steady as investors continued to digest the consequences of the UK's snap election call. By lunchtime, the benchmark FTSE 100 share index was down 10. ...
FTSE 100 suffers worst day since Brexit vote after May calls election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 05:11:25 PM
. More than £45bn was knocked off the value of shares in Britain’s biggest companies following Theresa May’s snap general election announcement, with the FTSE 100 index suffering its worst day since the Brexit referendum as a rally in the pound hit the stock market. ...
Drax investors rebel on bosses' pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 04:07:48 PM
....It would only approve pay increases for directors if workers' wages also rose. BlackRock is a major shareholder in almost every company listed on the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. ...
Banks cracking down on lending after borrowing binge, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:53:17 PM
....But the survey was not such good news for commercial banks, said Nicholas Hyett, equity analyst at the investment firm Hargreaves Lansdown. Banking shares were among the biggest fallers on the FTSE 100 index on Thursday. ...
FTSE 100 slides as bank shares lose ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 08:04:39 AM
....Banking shares dragged the London market lower after healthy results from US banks including JP Morgan and Citigroup failed to boost confidence. The FTSE 100 ended 21. ...
Employment is high, skills are in demand. So why is pay still not rising? | Larry Elliott image
.... The dark days when the company recorded an annual loss of more than £6bn – one of the biggest in UK corporate history – are now fast receding. Yet the near 6% drop in Tesco’s share price made it the biggest loser in the FTSE 100. ...
Supermarket woes dent FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:07:25 AM
....London's top share market slipped on Wednesday, following a poor performance by the supermarket sector. Tesco was the biggest loser on the FTSE 100 index, diving 5. ...
Tesco shares tumble despite first UK growth in seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:26:58 AM
....Tesco has reported its first year of sales growth in the UK since 2010, but good news for its vast domestic chain has been overshadowed by the stormy outlook for future trading as the weakness of sterling pushes up food prices. The UK’s largest retailer was the biggest faller in the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, with the shares finishing down more than 5%, despite beating City expectations with a 30% rise in group operating profit to £1. ...
FTSE 100 takes flight after airline shares rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 07:39:41 AM
....Shares in airlines and gold miners helped to lift London's stock market higher on Tuesday. The FTSE 100 index finished 16. ...
Travelodge makes more out of business than leisure visitors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 07:11:56 AM
...."Historically, our mix tended to be about 55% leisure, 45% business. Since the investment in quality, we've had a lot more success at winning over not just small businesses, which you might expect, but also around half the FTSE 100 use Travelodge in some way, shape or form. ...
America owes China $1tn. That’s a problem for Beijing, and Trump knows it image
.... They dish out an average of £1. 5m to each FTSE 100 boss a year, often reward pedestrian performance and can produce huge payouts as result of nothing more than luck – like a rise in commodities prices. ...
Pound falls on weak UK economic data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 11:52:23 AM
....The rise in the gold price sent shares in Randgold Resources up 4. 3%, making it the biggest riser on the FTSE 100. ...
Oil price jumps after US strike on Syria image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 07:14:20 AM
....Syria has limited oil production, but its location in the Middle East and alliances with big oil producers raised worries about a spreading conflict that could disrupt crude shipments. European markets opened lower, but London's FTSE 100 gained ground later. ...
Unilever bins Flora – but butters up its shareholders | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:21:41 PM
.... As the chief executive, Paul Polman, pointed out, the shareholders haven’t done too badly over the decades. A pound invested in its shares in 1986 is worth £68 today, versus £17 entrusted to a FTSE 100 tracker. ...
Pearson share slide drags down FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 07:40:37 AM
.... . The company, which reported the biggest annual loss in its history earlier this year, was the biggest loser on the FTSE 100 after going ex-dividend. ...
Gender pay gaps must be declared by UK companies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 10:57:09 PM
.... Until then, it may take weeks or months for the UK's largest companies to publish the differences between what they pay men and women. Fund manager Schroders became the first FTSE 100 company to go public, revealing in a remuneration report that pay for female staff was 33% lower on average. ...
Mining stocks still driving FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 07:26:15 AM
. (Noon): Mining stocks continued to lift the FTSE 100 in Wednesday morning trading, with the sector providing the top two biggest gainers. ...
Boardroom pay: Theresa May must act to curb the excesses | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:32:04 AM
.... The value of individual LTIPs may be hard to pin down on a year-by-year basis but, in aggregate, they have been executives’ best friend and the biggest driver of inflation in boardroom pay. For the average FTSE 100 chief executive taking home £4. ...
Mining shares help FTSE 100 to a 0.5% gain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:03:47 AM
. Mining stocks led a rise for the FTSE 100, with Fresnillo, Anglo American and Rio Tinto among the four main gainers. ...
Online retailer Asos sees exports boosted by weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 07:32:22 AM
...."Things have been pretty bleak for the UK's High Street retailers recently, which may be in part due to the sustained success of online giants like ASOS," said George Salmon, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. "ASOS' market cap now exceeds that of several FTSE 100 companies. ...
WS Atkins receives potential £2bn takeover offer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 09:00:52 AM
....The UK firm says the bid is sufficiently high that it may recommend it to its shareholders, assuming a firm offer is made by 1 May. Meanwhile the FTSE 100 index fell 40 points to 7,283, down 0. ...
Sports Direct increases Debenhams stake to 16% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 08:35:42 AM
....Sports Direct has 420 UK stores and owns several brands including Dunlop, Slazenger, Everlast and Karrimor. It was taken public by Mr Ashley in February 2007 and is a member of the FTSE 250, having spent two-and-a-half years years in the FTSE 100. ...
FTSE 100 slides as South African-exposed firms hit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 07:52:27 AM
....5% in response. The benchmark FTSE 100 share index was down 46. ...
FTSE 100 slides as sterling strengthens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 08:32:29 AM
UK businesses welcome May's free trade call but warn of no-deal Brexit disaster image
....247 and still trading lower than 24 hours earlier. Sterling has fallen sharply since the referendum, although the FTSE 100 share index of leading companies has risen more than 19%. ...
Older savers taking big market risks to trump inflation image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 08:25:00 AM
.... . Yet the benchmark FTSE 100 index of top UK firms has grown almost 20 per cent over the last 12 months, with an average yield of 3. ...
Tesco has settled with the SFO – but it faces more headaches ahead | Nils Pratley image
.... They own 9% of shares between them and have called for others to join the rebellion. A public display of dissatisfaction at a large FTSE 100 company is unusual but welcome. ...
Plumbing firm Wolseley leads FTSE higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 08:21:08 AM
.... The group makes about 84% of its profit in the US. Wolseley was the biggest riser in the FTSE 100, with the share index closing up 50 points at 7,343. ...
FTSE 100 falls as pound jumps against dollar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 08:11:23 AM
....26 before easing back. The benchmark FTSE 100 share index fell, tracking losses seen elsewhere in European markets, and closed 43. ...
Women make up less than a quarter of UK boardrooms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 04:00:49 AM
....”. It has been encouraging to see some companies voluntarily meet the targets (pdf) recommended by the government six years ago, which included asking FTSE 100 boards to aim for a minimum of 25% female representation by 2015. ...
UK energy firms including big six miss smart meter deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 05:48:07 PM
....The DCC switched on later than planned in November. However, a spokesman for the body, which is run by FTSE 100 support services group Capita, said it was now operating smoothly. ...
Is an Isa the best home for your nest egg? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... Most beginners opt for a fund, which is a basket of shares, usually of 50-60 different companies, so if any one goes bust it doesn’t hit you too hard. But which fund? Index trackers, which promise to match the gains (and falls) of indices such as the FTSE 100, are the cheapest over the long term. ...
Bonus for Pearson chief despite biggest loss in company's history image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 03:30:57 PM
. The total pay of John Fallon, the chief executive of Pearson, increased by 20% last year, despite the FTSE 100 company reporting the biggest loss in its history and the prime minister, Theresa May, criticising boardroom excess. ...
The Trump bump for shares is dented – but watch where the oil price goes | Nils Pratley image
....It’s a similar story in the UK. Just as the Dow remains above 20,000, so the FTSE 100 index closed on Wednesday 300 points above the 7,000 mark, which it last passed around Christmas time. ...
Nervous markets take fright at prospect of Trump failing to deliver | Larry Elliott image
....The biggest fall in US shares in five months prompted declines in Tokyo, Frankfurt, Paris and London, which in turn ensured another jittery opening in New York. In the City, the FTSE 100 closed 54 points lower at 7,324. ...
Bosses' incomes are 386 times higher than Living Wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:21:15 PM
....The Equality Trust charity compared the £5. 3m average pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive with the £13,660 earned by someone on the living wage. ...
Screwfix boosts Kingfisher's profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:18:25 AM
....However, chief executive Veronique Laury warned of future uncertainty caused by Brexit and the French presidential elections. The cautious outlook sent Kingfisher shares down almost 5%, making it the biggest faller on the FTSE 100. ...
London's leading shares lose ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:45:47 AM
....London's leading shares ended the day lower, extending Tuesday's losses, after Wall Street suffered its worst day this year. The FTSE 100 shed 53. ...
FTSE CEOs 'earn 386 times more than workers on national living wage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:27 AM
....The average FTSE chief executive earns 386 times more than a worker on the national living wage, according to an analysis published by the Equality Trust as it steps up its campaign for new government rules to expose pay gaps. The charity used annual reports from 2015 for all the companies in the FTSE 100 to calculate that their CEOs pocket an average of £5. ...
Pound's jump unsettles London shares image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:06:16 AM
Forbes billionaire list: Trump loses $1bn as elite club gets 233 new members image
....Kerry Dolan, co-editor of the Forbes billionaires list, published on Monday, said the gains are mostly the result of booming stock markets and the rising price of oil over the past 12 months. Global markets have hit record highs due to the so-called “Trump bump” following Trump’s election, with the Dow Jones soaring above 20,000 points for the first time and the UK’s FTSE 100 closing at a record 7,415 points last week. ...
British firms warned over new wave of pay revolts at AGMs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:59:57 PM
....Her intervention came after the coalition government gave investors a new binding vote on how a company intended to operate its pay policy for three years, in addition to the advisory vote on annual pay deals introduced by the Labour government 15 years ago. Two-thirds of the FTSE 100 leading companies will have to put their pay policies to a binding vote this year. ...
Executive pay: all eyes on boardroom as AGM season looms  | Chris Cummings image
.... The previous coalition government made big inroads into empowering investors to hold company boards to account, including giving them a binding vote on pay deals for the coming three years. For two-thirds of the FTSE 100, 2017 marks the third anniversary of a binding shareholder vote on what the UK’s largest companies pay their top team. ...
Netflix and Tesla overrated? Yes, in this mad, mad world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:01:32 AM
....We are at a strange juncture in financial history, with a madman in the White House, Britain breaking itself into pieces, interest rates on the march up (in the US at least), the economy barely bigger than it was a decade ago, Greece in desperate straits and global debt at eye-watering levels. Yet almost every day the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 break new records. ...
FTSE 100 closes at another record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:52:07 AM
. UK shares remained on the front foot on Friday, pushing the FTSE 100 index to its second consecutive closing high. ...
FTSE 100 hits another record closing high - as it happened image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:31:43 AM
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Stock markets soar across Europe as FTSE clocks up new high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:58:16 PM
.... His victory helped to buoy shares in other European markets as it allayed fears of a tide of nationalist sentiment spreading across the continent, undermining the eurozone and its economy. The UK’s main bluechip index, the FTSE 100, clocked up a new all-time high and the main indices in France and Germany closed at their highest levels since mid-2015. ...
FTSE 100 closes at record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:47:19 PM
....Analysts also said there was some relief in the market at the defeat of the anti-immigration Freedom party in the Dutch election. The benchmark FTSE 100 rose 47. ...
UK interest rates kept on hold at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:38:45 PM
....1526 euros. The FTSE 100 index, which has recently been moving in opposition to the pound, eased back from its earlier record highs. ...

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