News by: Daniel Grote
Slowing demand for metals and poor UK retail sales data weigh on the FTSE 100, but another drop in inflation causes sterling to jump.
Reassuring results from banking giant Citigroup buoy markets rally after the worrying developments in the Ukraine.
After a volatile day the FTSE 100 edges higher after confirmation that UK and US interest rates are on hold for the time being.
The overnight recovery in the US helps the FTSE 100 rise for the first time this week. Housebuilder Barratt Developments leads the way.
FTSE falls as a fresh US sell-off and escalating tension in Russia and Ukraine outweigh strong UK manufacturing figures.
FTSE falls as traders reacted to a sell-off in the US late on Friday following worse-than-expected jobs figures.
US jobs data are slightly worse than expected, but the figures suggest the Fed is on track with taking the economy off emergency support.
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, sat on his hands and left eurozone monetary policy unchanged, despite the threat of deflation.
The FTSE 100 steadied near a three-week high as mining stocks rose in response to positive US manufacturing data.
The FTSE rises after the head of the Federal Reserve spoke about 'considerable slack' in the US economy.