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FTSE Index - FTSE Index Delayed Price. Currency in GBP
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Previous close7,231.04
Day's range7,231.01 - 7,303.04
52-week range6,536.50 - 7,793.50
Avg. volume705,309,535
  • Financial Timesyesterday

    Karan Bilimoria emerges as frontrunner to be next CBI president

    Karan Bilimoria, the Indian entrepreneur and founder of Cobra Beer, has emerged as the leading contender to take over as the next president of Britain’s largest business association. The CBI confirmed on Sunday that Lord Bilimoria, a crossbench peer, would stand for election as the organisation’s vice-president at its annual meeting on June 18, taking over from the outgoing Paul Drechsler. If confirmed, Lord Bilimoria’s election will put him in line to take over from John Allan, the CBI’s current president, when his two-year term ends next summer.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    UK stocks shrug off May's exit, but Brexit risk lurks

    The FTSE 100 added 0.7% and the midcap index rose 0.5%, slightly off its opening levels, as traders and investors said the market had already priced in May's move when rumours first started circulating. Housebuilders, considered prone to any hit to the economy from a chaotic "no-deal" departure from the European Union, barely budged after May's speech. Housebuilders, retailers, domestic banks and other Brexit-sensitive stocks fell sharply earlier this week when pressure grew on May and investors grappled with the likelihood of Boris Johnson, who wants a tougher divorce deal, as her successor.

  • Investing.com3 days ago

    StockBeat: A Pre-Election Bounce or an Apathetic Shrug?

    By Geoffrey Smith

  • Financial Times4 days ago

    Tech cold war clouds the horizon for investors

    FT subscribers can click here to receive Market Forces every day by email. The global growth forecast is turning murkier, spurring further selling in equities and a search for safety via sovereign bonds.  ...

  • Investing.com4 days ago

    StockBeat: Time for the Euro Zone to Call on Guardiola

    By Geoffrey Smith

  • Financial Times5 days ago

    Marks and Spencer profits hit by heavy costs of turnround

    Marks and Spencer has suffered a heavy blow to profits from the costs of its restructuring programme, just as it hits shareholders with a steeply discounted rights issue to fund half of Ocado’s food retail business. The high-street stalwart took a £439m hit from exceptional costs in the year to March 31, mainly from store closures, more of which are planned this year.

  • Investing.com6 days ago

    StockBeat - The Safe Haven That Is...Russia

    By Geoffrey Smith

  • Financial Times7 days ago

    FTSE 100 chiefs in spotlight over pensions gap

    FTSE 100 chief executives received pension contributions of 25 per cent of pay last year, compared with an average of about 6 per cent for employees, according to a report published on Tuesday by actuarial consultants Lane Clark & Peacock. Nine of the companies were contributing more than 35 per cent of pay to CEO pensions, including Tui, Standard Chartered and Ashtead.

  • Financial Times7 days ago

    UK investors brace for more dividend cuts

    When Vodafone cut its dividend by 40 per cent last week, it joined a growing number of FTSE 100 groups that have inflicted pain on shareholders. In February, Marks and Spencer, another stock popular with retail investors, said it would drop its payout by the same amount. In both cases the cuts marked a stark shift in policy: M&S had not cut its payout in a decade, while Vodafone had held off for almost 20 years.

  • Wobbly week for US stocks; 2nd weekly drop for S&P 500
    Associated Press10 days ago

    Wobbly week for US stocks; 2nd weekly drop for S&P 500

    Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday as investor jitters over the heated trade war between the world's two biggest economies overshadowed encouraging developments in conflicts between the U.S. and other key trading partners.

  • CNBC10 days ago

    Europe stocks trade lower as trade fears linger; Brexit talks collapse; Thomas Cook shares down 29%

    U.S. President Donald Trump's bid to blacklist Huawei has further intensified trade tensions, while the Chinese ruling Communist Party's newspaper has insisted the trade war will only make China stronger. The morning's biggest loser was British tour operator Thomas Cook, which saw its shares plummet 30% by mid-morning, hitting their lowest since July 2012 and on track for the biggest one-day drop since November 2011. European stocks traded lower Friday as trade fears ratcheted up, amid the U.S. administration's bid to blacklist Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and the ruling Chinese Communist Party's newspaper striking a defiant tone.

  • Financial Times10 days ago

    Investors Chronicle: On the Beach, Vodafone, Sophos

    Targeted capital allocation has enabled On The Beach to expand its market share, despite the general cooling, writes Tom Dines. Adjusted pre-tax profits were up 14 per cent in the six months to March, on revenue growth of 41 per cent, but management warned that the “ongoing uncertainty” arising from Brexit meant trading in the background market was 10 per cent weaker in 2019. It also launched Classic Package Holidays, an online booking portal for travel agents to complement its growing business-to-business offering, which kicked off with the acquisition of Classic Collection Holidays last August.

  • Investing.com10 days ago

    StockBeat - EasyJet Defies Market Gloom With Upbeat Outlook

    By Geoffrey Smith

  • Financial Times11 days ago

    National Grid warns of legal challenge to Labour renationalisation

    Britain’s National Grid has warned there would be “significant” legal challenges if a future Labour government were to renationalise UK electricity and gas networks at below market value. John Pettigrew, ...

  • Stocks resilient in face of latest US trade moves
    Associated Press11 days ago

    Stocks resilient in face of latest US trade moves

    LONDON (AP) — Stocks recovered their poise Thursday after dropping over President Donald Trump's decision to limit U.S. exports to foreign telecoms companies, an order that appeared aimed squarely at China.

  • Investing.com11 days ago

    StockBeat: U.S. Huawei Ban Lifts Nokia, Ericsson

    Geoffrey Smith

  • Financial Times12 days ago

    Tour operator Tui faces deepening losses

    Tui, the Anglo-German tour operator, has reported widening losses for the first half of its financial year as it struggles to keep up with shifts in consumer booking trends and the effect of the Boeing 737 Max groundings. The losses come at a time when travel companies are fighting for customers in an increasingly tight market. Tui has twice this year warned on profits, but on Wednesday maintained its current full-year guidance.

  • Financial Times12 days ago

    British Land swings to loss as retail turmoil weighs on portfolio

    Colm Lauder, analyst at Goodbody, said a 6.4 per cent decline in net asset value per share was the largest since 2009 in the depths of the financial crisis. “While British Land is posting declines at a rate not experienced since the bottom of the last market cycle, the balance sheet remains in a robust and flexible position,” he added. The drop echoes that posted on Tuesday by the company’s larger rival Land Securities.

  • Investing.com12 days ago

    StockBeat - Italy's Budget Woes Return to Haunt Its Stock Market

    By Geoffrey Smith

  • Financial Times13 days ago

    Standard Life Aberdeen suffers heavy revolt over CFO pay

    Shareholders at Standard Life Aberdeen, the £569bn UK asset manager, have protested against the pay of a senior executive in one of the biggest revolts at a FTSE 100 company this year. Prior to the meeting, influential proxy advisers Glass Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services had voiced disapproval of the pay increase and one-off recruitment award, saying they should reflect performance and take the form of phased increases.

  • Investing.com13 days ago

    StockBeat: Vodafone Bows to the Inevitable Costs of 5G

    By Geoffrey Smith

  • FTSE 100 falls as trade dispute escalates, investors disconnect from Vodafone
    Reuters14 days ago

    FTSE 100 falls as trade dispute escalates, investors disconnect from Vodafone

    The FTSE 100 ended down 0.6% while the FTSE 250 tumbled 1.2% on Monday, led by a slump in Metro Bank. The breakdown last week has not proved temporary and it seems China is prepared to go toe-to-toe with the U.S. on this," markets.com analyst Neil Wilson said. Vodafone tumbled 5.2% on its worst day in nearly five years after The Times reported that the world's second-biggest mobile operator was set to slash dividends to pay for auctions for mobile phone airwaves in Germany and Italy.

  • Investing.com14 days ago

    StockBeat: Tariff Spotlight Shifts to European Automakers

    By Geoffrey Smith