# FTSE 100

#FTSE 100

FTSE 100 Index is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalization.



London Stock Exchange FTSE

FTSE on the mend

The FTSE 100 continued to recover in early trade as tensions between the US and North Korea eased. It comes after more than £27 billion was wiped off the value of blue-chip...
Donald Trump

Trump and North Korea tensions weigh on stocks

Stock markets in Europe are still under pressure because of the heightened tensions surrounding North Korea. Traders are on red alert as the mention of war has sent them running for cover....
London Stock Exchange FTSE

FTSE down in the dumps as G4S dives, precious metals miners shine

Britain's top share index was shaken from its summer lull on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions hit equity markets globally, sending investors into safe-havens such as gold mining stocks, while weak earnings...
China

China trade data hits equities

Asian stocks were mixed while the offshore Chinese yuan spiked after data showed July export and import growth in China had fallen well below forecasts. Export growth is at its lowest since...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

FTSE 100 assisted by miners

European stock markets are quiet this morning, and we are seeing mixed movements across the major indices. The FTSE 100 is outperforming the eurozone benchmarks like the DAX and CAC 40, as mining companies are helping...
Great British Pound Currency

Sterling steady after UK services data

Equity markets in Europe have been broadly edging lower in the past few months and today is no different. Overnight in Asia, we saw a slight fall in equities as the Caixin survey...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Mining stocks help London equity market

European equity markets are a touch higher on the day as stocks swung around from the disappointing run at the back end of last week. The FTSE 100 is outperforming its Continental counterparts as commodity related...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Three factors driving IAG shares before Q2 earnings

Earnings preview Shares of International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) hit all-time highs in July on optimism that persistently low fuel costs and rising passenger demand will bolster profits. IAG shares hit some...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

FTSE Super Thursday: AZN crushed, AAL pops

AstraZeneca slammed on drug failure, Anglo pops on dividend return. AstraZeneca shares were crushed after suffering a huge disappointment with its lung cancer drug trials. The stock skidded 16% lower in a brutal...
Oil Commodity

Commodities, earnings and the Fed in focus for trading

It's another big day for trading with a number of potentially market moving developments. Commodities and resource stocks remain in the spotlight. Copper and crude oil are extending their rallies with...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Europe to open higher ahead of German IFO

European markets had a somewhat mixed session yesterday with the FTSE100 bearing the brunt of Europe’s losses, on a number of disappointing earnings updates, as well as a stronger pound. The German DAX also slipped to...
Oil Commodity

FTSE, CAD under pressure as oil tanks

The FTSE 100 opened downbeat, as the stronger pound and selling pressures in energy (-0.85%) and mining stocks (-1.22%) continued weighing on investors’ mood in London. The WTI crude hit a 10-month...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Stock markets stumble as oil languishes near lows

European stock markets fell for a third straight day on Thursday, as battered oil prices hovered near seven-month lows hit overnight on worries about a supply glut and falling demand. Britain's FTSE...
Oil Commodity

Sliding oil prices unnerves markets

Having got off to a good start this week, equity markets managed to give back a good proportion of those gains yesterday as further sharp declines in energy prices undermined the...
Canadian Dollar

CAD soars, GBP rebounds while stocks stabilize at a lower level

Stock markets around the world ‎have been trying to bounce back from Monday's big selloff. The rebounds have been moderate so far, clawing back up to half of recent losses. Most...
Canadian Dollar

Loonie BoC Comments Favors CAD

Tuesday June 13: Five things the markets are talking about Overnight, equities have advanced as the global selloff in technology shares showed signs of easing, while sterling has found some support as...
Emmanuel Macron

As May clings on, Macron ‘En Marches’ on

Having had the weekend to absorb the events of last week, the only questions being asked are how long Prime Minister May can last, and whether next week’s Brexit talks will start...
Great British Pound Currency

GBP Pares Losses But Huge Uncertainty Remains

Equity markets in Europe are expected to start the week a little softer, with the FTSE leading the losses as the UK index pares Friday’s gains and is weighed down by...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Sterling dives, FTSE thrives after UK election shock

Sterling tumbled as much as 2.5 percent on Friday, while the FTSE share index opened higher, after British voters denied any party a majority of seats in parliament, plunging the country...
Theresa May

Conservatives fall short, as election call backfires

It’s not been a great night for the pound or the pollsters as against most expectations the Conservatives failed to win an overall majority in an election they were widely expected...
Theresa May

FTSE Higher and Pound Lower, Gold Immune To UK GE Outcome

European futures are trading lower as the FTSE 100 futures show that traders are not reacting too harshly towards the unexpected outcome of the UK general election Theresa May has suffered the...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

GBP sell-off sends FTSE to 7545p

The result of the UK snap election has been dramatic for Theresa May, who was seeking a larger majority for Tories when she announced a snap general election in mid-April. May’s...
Theresa May

UK Vote the Biggest in Decades

Thursday promises to be a massive day for financial markets with major risk events taking place in the UK, eurozone and US that could create substantial volatility throughout the day. UK Heads...
German Economy DAX

European shares tread water as UK election, Spanish banks in focus

European equities drifted along in early deals on Wednesday as investors shied away from riskier assets a day ahead of voting in the UK's general election, while Spanish lenders were also...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

How could a Labour win or hung parliament affect the FTSE?

General Election 2017 market analysis - is a Labour government bad for stocks? Would a Labour win really be bad news for the FTSE? Stock markets are not that political but there...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

Gold up, FTSE down on strong pound

The FTSE 100 opened downbeat on stronger pound. Mining and energy stocks opened flat to positive, although the Qatar isolation and cheaper oil prices keep investors tense and gains fragile. Gold miners...
DAX

Energy stocks provide support as European

European shares steadied in opening deals on Monday, helped by a rise in energy stocks prompted by growing tensions in the Middle East, while public holidays reduced activity. The pan-European STOXX 600...
Great British Pound Currency

Sterling choppy as pre-election nerves take hold

Last week saw record highs for the German DAX, FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250, largely as a result of some fairly decent economic data on both sides of the channel,...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

The 1-week election countdown

Trading in June has started with a positive tone. Softness in commodities after a gauge of Chinese manufacturing fell into contraction was outweighed by more positivity about the political outlook. European...
London Stock Exchange FTSE

FTSE heads back toward record, banks a drag on European stocks

Strength in bluechip exporters helped the UK's benchmark index inch back towards an all-time high on Thursday and outperform broader European markets where weakness in banks weighed. Euro zone stocks rose 0.2...

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GBP recovers to 1.29 on surprise UK wages data

Great British Pound Currency
The UK wages growth surprised on the upside, as the British households saw their average earnings improved...

UK unemployment falls again to lowest since 1975, wage growth still lacklustre

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Britain's unemployment labour market bucked tepid economic growth in the second quarter as the unemployment rate unexpectedly...

US Dollar holds gains

Federal Reserve
The dollar held on to big gains on Wednesday ahead of today's Federal Reserve's minutes. The Fed releases...

Dollar Torpedos Gold Whilst Oil Checks Its Inventory

Gold Commodity
Huge inventory draw saves crude’s blushes as a stronger dollar twists the knife in gold’s side. The American...

EUR/CHF: Limited Downside Risks From Current Levels; Staying Long

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Credit Agricole CIB FX Strategy Research argues that EUR/CHF faces limited downside risks from current levels on the ground that...
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