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Market Update - Tuesday, 22nd January 2019


Monday, 21st January 2019
16:50
There was little sign of progress on Brexit after Theresa May lost a key vote on her withdrawal bill last week.  The FTSE 100 was broadly unmoved at 6,970 although this was better than a sea of red across European equities in response to data revealing China's weakest growth since 2009.  Wall ... read more
Monday, 21st January 2019
12:13
The FTSE 100 was up 0.15% to 6,978.52 by midday amid volatile trading in sterling as Theresa May prepares to go back to MPs with a plan B on Brexit.  Other ... read more
Monday, 21st January 2019
08:50
UK stocks started the week in positive territory Monday as continued Brexit uncertainty weighed on the pound, helping exporters, and investors held out hope that China and the US would ... read more
Friday, 18th January 2019
17:00
The FTSE 100 surged 1.9% to 6,968 on reports that the UK government may hold a second referendum and amid speculation over a possible easing of tariffs on China from ... read more
Friday, 18th January 2019
11:58
An apparent shift in the US position on tariffs for Chinese goods is helping the financial markets to a buoyant end to the week.  By midday the FTSE 100 was up ... read more
Friday, 18th January 2019
08:43
UK stocks opened stronger on Friday amid hopes the US and China would make progress in trade talks, though Brexit uncertainty continued to hang over the market.  At 0840, the benchmark ... read more
Thursday, 17th January 2019
16:48
Global equities were subdued amid concerns that trade war tensions could get worse. This followed reports US federal prosecutors are investigating Chinese firm Huawei on allegations that it has been ... read more
Thursday, 17th January 2019
12:04
Some renewed strength in sterling and reports of a US criminal probe into China's Huawei, potentially inflaming trade tensions between the two countries, saw the FTSE 100 trade 0.6% lower ... read more
Thursday, 17th January 2019
09:14
The FTSE 100 started lower on Thursday, down 0.3% to 6,840.19, as Theresa May's survival of a no confidence vote was overshadowed by renewed US-China trade fears.  Broadcaster ITV was down ... read more
Wednesday, 16th January 2019
16:49
The FTSE 100 was the laggard among global equities as concerns over the Chinese economy weighed on miners and oil majors alike.  At close, the blue-chip index was 0.5% lower at ... read more
Wednesday, 16th January 2019
11:58
The FTSE 100 was down 0.5% amid ongoing uncertainty over Brexit following a big defeat for Theresa May's proposed deal in the House of Commons last night.  US futures are currently ... read more
Wednesday, 16th January 2019
08:58
UK stocks opened moderately lower on Wednesday and the pound was volatile after Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal suffered an overwhelming defeat in the UK parliament.  Investors were left to ponder ... read more
Tuesday, 15th January 2019
16:49
Global equities rose on reports of a Chinese stimulus package, offsetting disappointing German economic data and nerves ahead of Theresa May's Brexit plan in the House of Commons later.  The FTSE ... read more
Tuesday, 15th January 2019
12:03
Investor optimism created by news of a Chinese stimulus package was on the wane by lunchtime on the news that German GDP came in at a five-year low in 2018 ... read more
Tuesday, 15th January 2019
08:52
UK stocks opened stronger on Tuesday amid hopes China would further stimulate its economy, and as investors braced for a milestone UK parliamentary vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal.  At 0843, ... read more
Monday, 14th January 2019
16:46
The FTSE 100 clawed back some losses but remained in the red, down 0.9% at 6,855, after downbeat Chinese data concerned investors.  Reports of progress between the US and China on ... read more
Monday, 14th January 2019
12:08
The FTSE 100 is down more than 1% to 6,844.84 by Monday lunchtime as investors react to figures overnight in China showing a deterioration in both imports and exports.  US futures ... read more
Monday, 14th January 2019
08:57
UK stocks opened weaker on Monday after China released weak trade data and Theresa May's Brexit deal still appeared doomed on the eve of a key parliamentary vote.  At 0854, the ... read more
Friday, 11th January 2019
16:38
A week of steady progress for global equities ended with a fizzle as the FTSE 100 closed down 0.4% to 6,914.47.   Early on the index had been as much as ... read more
Friday, 11th January 2019
11:55
Reports that Brexit will have to be delayed to allow enough time for essential legislation to be passed boosted sterling and helped put pressure on the FTSE 100.   Having traded ... read more
Friday, 11th January 2019
08:48
UK stocks open higher on Friday after US Fed chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank would be patient about raising interest rates and investors held onto hopes of a ... read more
Thursday, 10th January 2019
16:39
The FTSE 100 enjoyed a strong finish to the day to trade up 0.5% at 6,942.87. This takes the gains for the index since the start of the year to ... read more
Thursday, 10th January 2019
12:02
Having opened noticeably lower in common with other European markets the FTSE 100 had recovered by midday to trade just 0.14% lower at 6,897.07.  The fact index heavyweight BHP Group traded ... read more
Thursday, 10th January 2019
09:29
UK stocks are falling on Thursday morning amid weaker Asian overnight trading and as poor Christmas trading for many UK retailers weighed on prices.  At 08:58, the benchmark FTSE 100 was ... read more
Wednesday, 9th January 2019
16:42
News that trade talks between the US and China have not yet delivered the deal the market was hoping for saw the FTSE 100 lose some momentum, up 0.6% to ... read more
Wednesday, 9th January 2019
11:53
The FTSE 100 was up more than 1% by lunchtime as some positive corporate news and hopes of progress from the recently concluded trade talks between the US and China ... read more


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