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Barclays drags FTSE lower as bank lags US 'big boys'

by Daniel Grote on Apr 28, 2017 at 11:38

Barclays shares slump as bank misses out on bond trading boom of US rivals, but RBS jumps on first quarterly profit since 2015.

Pound shrugs off growth fall to hit seven-month high

by Daniel Grote on Apr 28, 2017 at 10:36

Pound continues to gain ground ahead of general election, despite worse-than-expected figures showing just 0.3% UK growth.

Trump's 'massive tax cut' falls flat with investors

by Daniel Grote on Apr 27, 2017 at 13:15

White House unveils 'one of the biggest tax cuts in American history' but investors baulk at lack of detail and prospect of Republican rebellion.

Banks and builders buck FTSE fall as Brexit fears fade

by Daniel Grote on Apr 27, 2017 at 11:08

Fears over Trump tax plan weigh on FTSE 100 but lenders and house builders rise on strong results, while Mediclinic soars.

Investors pin hopes on Trump's tax plan for next rally

by Daniel Grote on Apr 26, 2017 at 11:17

Markets pause for breath after French election rally, with US president Donald Trump's plans for tax cuts eyed.

Whitbread and Carpetright fall on UK consumer fears

by Daniel Grote on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:19

Restaurant and pub group and carpet retailer warn over trading conditions, adding to fears over UK consumer confidence.

Vive l'Europe! Markets soar on French election relief

by Daniel Grote on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:42

Stock markets and FTSE 100 surge as centrist Emmanuel Macron wins first round of voting in French presidential elections.

Centrica and SSE tumble on Tory energy price cap pledge

by Daniel Grote on Apr 24, 2017 at 10:05

Pledge by Conservative party to cap prices sends shares in energy providers falling.

The Accumulator: sea of red as pound surges

by Daniel Grote on Apr 21, 2017 at 14:32

The pound's surge ahead of the snap general election led to heavy losses for UK investors this week, our exclusive data table shows.

'Dreadful' retail sales derail pound's election rally

by Daniel Grote on Apr 21, 2017 at 10:22

Sterling's election rally runs out of steam after big fall in UK retail sales in March.

FTSE gives up 2017 gains as resurgent pound weighs

by Daniel Grote on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:07

FTSE 100 falls into negative territory for the year as pound's rally following snap election surprise continues to weigh.

'Mid caps' bounce back but FTSE 100 stays grounded

by Daniel Grote on Apr 19, 2017 at 10:38

FTSE 250 bounces back losses sparked by yesterday's election announcement, but blue-chip FTSE 100 remains mired in the red.

Pound surges, FTSE slumps as May seeks general election

by Daniel Grote on Apr 18, 2017 at 11:06

Sterling reverses course after earlier sell-off while FTSE 100 falls further into the red as prime minister Theresa May calls for snap general election.

FTSE falls despite dollar recovery from Trump sell-off

by Daniel Grote on Apr 13, 2017 at 16:28

FTSE 100 closes down, despite pressure from stronger pound easing as dollar sell-off sparked by US president Donald Trump calmed.

Tesco drops as Lewis insists Booker will deliver value

by Daniel Grote on Apr 12, 2017 at 12:53

Shares in Tesco fall to the bottom of the FTSE 100 despite signs of turnaround, as planned Booker takeover worries investors.

JD Sports surge drives 'mid caps' to record high

by Daniel Grote on Apr 11, 2017 at 10:43

FTSE 250 continues to make up ground lost to blue-chip index, hitting new all-time high, helped by surge in shares of JD Sports.

BHP tops FTSE as Elliott urges oil spin-off

by Daniel Grote on Apr 10, 2017 at 10:32

Miner jumps to top of FTSE 100 as activist investor Elliott Advisors calls for overhaul of corporate structure.

The Accumulator: Fed sparks jitters, tension boosts oil

by Daniel Grote on Apr 07, 2017 at 11:36

Our exclusive Accumulator data table shows most global markets down this week, as the US Federal Reserve poured cold water on bullish sentiment.

Oil and gold jump after US missile strikes on Syria

by Daniel Grote on Apr 07, 2017 at 10:38

US missile attacks on Syria sparks jump in oil price on prospect of supply disruption and rush to safe havens, boosting gold.

FTSE dips as Fed's balance sheet plans rattle markets

by Daniel Grote on Apr 06, 2017 at 13:33

FTSE 100 follows US markets lower as Federal Reserve flags high stock market levels and eyes reduction to $4.2 trillion balance sheet.

 

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