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Arria Nlg Ords36.0028.57 %
Ark Ther Grp35.7525.44 %
Bacanora Min73.2513.57 %
Blur Group102.7512.30 %
Allied Mind650.009.24 %
Outsourcery31.008.77 %
Plant Impact44.006.02 %
Plus500680.006.00 %
Haydale116.005.96 %
Oxford Instrmnt798.005.49 %
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Forum Energy20.00-16.67 %
Gulfsands35.00-11.76 %
Igas Energy24.75-10.00 %
Highland Gold35.00-7.89 %
Tullow Oil357.30-7.75 %
City Lon Inv325.00-7.34 %
Lightwaverf38.50-7.23 %
Rtc Grp.71.50-7.14 %
Imimobile114.50-6.91 %
Synairgen27.50-6.78 %
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Is the FTSE 100 a Benchmark for the Economy’s Health?

Friday, 27th February 2015

Between the last day of trading in 1999, and today, the index has halved in value and then slowly climbed its way back up, going through double-dip recessions and other struggles along the way. In many respects, the FTSE 100 can be described as a benchmark of the UKs economic health. However, this is a somewhat simplistic view. The FTSE is a global index, and there are a huge number of multinational companies in the index. This means that while the FTSE will, to a large extent, be affected by the fortunes of the UK, there are many other things weighing on the index.

In 2014, the GDP of the UK increased by 2.6%, but the FTSE 100 actually contracted by 2.7% because of concerns about the economic slowdown in China, trading conditions in South America, the Greek debt, the Ukraine conflicts and the economy of South America.

So, while the FTSE 100s current growth will boost the mood of UK investors, we cannot assume that the index is simply going to mirror trading conditions in the UK. The true picture if far more complex, and we need to pay attention to the economy of the world as a whole to get an idea of whether continued growth is likely.

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Stock Market Update

Monday, 2nd March 2015

FTSE indices shrugged off-early session gains to close in the red with ballast from resources stocks outstripping gains among property and financial issues. US stocks firmed following a palette of ...
Monday, 2nd March 2015

FTSE indices managed limp gains to midday with financial and property stocks on the rise as resources issues tapered off despite China cutting interest rates over the weekend and producing ...
Monday, 2nd March 2015

FTSE indices swung mildly higher in early deals with mining, financial and property stocks providing cue. US markets closed lower overnight Friday, while Asian markets were firmer this morning. Crude ...

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