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RBS soars on profits surprise and UK recovery

by Daniel Grote on Jul 25, 2014 at 10:21

RBS delights the City with a fall in bad debts as the UK economy achieves the 'milestone' of growing beyond pre-crisis levels.

Slump in Kingfisher shares weighs on FTSE

by Daniel Grote on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:01

B&Q owner falls 7.5% on disappointing sales. FTSE flat as investor caution prevails amid geopolitical tension.

FTSE steady amid caution over Russia sanctions

by Daniel Grote on Jul 23, 2014 at 14:50

(Update) Profits warning hits GlaxoSmithKline. FTSE 100 edges higher despite fear of more punitive EU sanctions against Russia.

FTSE jumps as Ukraine tensions show signs of easing

by Daniel Grote on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:09

Sentiment improves as Ukrainian separatists agree to hand over black boxes of crashed plane. Tesco gives back yesterday's gains.

AbbVie buys Shire; FTSE recovers after Ukraine plane crash

by Daniel Grote on Jul 18, 2014 at 14:45

AbbVie seals deal to buy Dublin-based pharmaceutical group. FTSE moves into positive territory after earlier losses on Ukraine plane crash.

FTSE falls as Ukraine plane crash and Russia sanctions weigh

by Daniel Grote on Jul 17, 2014 at 16:47

(Update) Reports of plane crash in eastern Ukraine led to further slump in shares after latest US sanctions against Russia.

FTSE rebounds as China growth provides boost

by Daniel Grote on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:46

The FTSE 100 has rallied after strong Chinese growth figures. Meggitt jumps on takeover speculation.

Pound surges as inflation points to November rate rise

by Daniel Grote on Jul 15, 2014 at 14:15

(Update) Economists predict a hike in interest rates in November after bigger-than-expected inflation rise surprised investors.

FTSE rebounds as Shire shines after fresh bid

by Daniel Grote on Jul 14, 2014 at 10:48

FTSE 100 bounces back after rotten week, with Shire among big risers as it recommends new AbbVie bid.

FTSE edges up as investors turn to tobacco

by Daniel Grote on Jul 11, 2014 at 11:29

Imperial Tobacco leads the FTSE 100 higher as it looks to benefit from a merger of US rivals Reynolds and Lorillard. 

FTSE falls as Portuguese bank woes spark sell-off

by Daniel Grote on Jul 10, 2014 at 16:26

The suspension of shares in Banco Espirito Santo sends shock waves around European markets and hits the FTSE 100.

FTSE extends losses as Aviva and Admiral disappoint

by Daniel Grote on Jul 09, 2014 at 12:52

The FTSE 100 continues its downwards march. Admiral shares mirror falling revenues while Aviva's turnaround fails to impress.

Pound and FTSE fall on surprise manufacturing blow

by Daniel Grote on Jul 08, 2014 at 11:08

Drop in UK manufacturing deals blow to hawks pushing for an early interest rate rise. Marks & Spencer falls after a disappointing trading statement.

FTSE dips on weak German data

by Daniel Grote on Jul 07, 2014 at 10:25

Concerns that Germany, Europe's largest economy, may be stalling pushed the FTSE 100 lower.

FTSE holds steady after strong week

by Daniel Grote on Jul 04, 2014 at 10:28

Investors bank profits on FTSE 100. Our Accumulator table gives the lowdown on a record-breaking week for markets.

Dow breaks 17,000 milestone on US jobs surprise

by Daniel Grote on Jul 03, 2014 at 15:25

Markets in US and UK surge as jobs data highlights strength of American recovery.

Pound continues climb after construction boost

by Daniel Grote on Jul 02, 2014 at 11:06

Sterling surges after construction data provides more evidence of strength of UK recovery while the FTSE 100 holds steady above 6,800.

Pound and FTSE surge on manufacturing boom

by Daniel Grote on Jul 01, 2014 at 16:34

Pound hits near-six year high while FTSE 100 enjoys healthy gains as data shows rapid expansion in UK manufacturing.

Investec's Mundy answers advisers' questions

by Daniel Grote on Jul 01, 2014 at 00:01

Alastair Mundy answers advisers' questions.

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