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Market Update - Friday, 22nd March 2019


Thursday, 21st March 2019
16:43
Increasing fears over a no deal Brexit as an EU summit got underway heaped pressure on sterling and conversely helped support a strong rise for the FTSE 100. By the close the index of leading UK shares was up 0.9% at 7,355.31.  Earlier in the day the Bank of England voted ... read more
Thursday, 21st March 2019
12:09
Positive UK retail sales data failed to lift sterling as investors had jitters over whether a proposed delay to Brexit could be secured ahead of the currently scheduled exit date ... read more
Thursday, 21st March 2019
09:02
The Bank of England was up 0.4% at 7,323 ahead of the latest Bank of England meeting later today, driven by a mining rally.  Among the top risers were Fresnillo and ... read more
Wednesday, 20th March 2019
16:37
The FTSE 100 was kept spared heavier falls by sterling weakness on Wednesday as other global markets came under pressure amid renewed concern about trade between the US and China ... read more
Wednesday, 20th March 2019
12:01
The FTSE 100 was flat at 7,322.86 by midday as investors await the US Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates later.  Sterling endured renewed volatility as Theresa May's apparent decision to ... read more
Wednesday, 20th March 2019
08:47
UK stocks opened modestly higher on Wednesday as investors braced for a key US rate decision and Theresa May's request for only a short Brexit extension put pressure on the ... read more
Tuesday, 19th March 2019
16:45
Global equities advanced as investors wait for the latest interest rate decision from the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday. The FTSE 100 closed up 0.3% to 7,324.  Wall Street was also ... read more
Tuesday, 19th March 2019
12:06
The FTSE 100 was up 0.55% by midday at 7,339.01 following a report showing UK employment at its highest level since 1971.  US stock futures are pointing to a higher open ... read more
Tuesday, 19th March 2019
09:04
UK stocks opened higher on Tuesday as Brexit uncertainty continued to knock the pound about, and investors anticipated dovish interest rate updates this week in both the US and UK.  At ... read more
Monday, 18th March 2019
17:00
Sterling fell sharply after House of Commons speaker John Bercow ruled out another vote on Theresa May's twice rejected Brexit deal if it is 'substantially the same.'  The FTSE 100 moved ... read more
Monday, 18th March 2019
12:13
With interest rate decisions on both sides of the Atlantic and further ructions on Brexit expected later this week, investors take advantage of a brief moment of calm as the ... read more
Monday, 18th March 2019
08:49
UK stocks opened higher on Monday as Theresa May scrambled to drum up support for her Brexit deal and investors braced for a key US interest rate decision by the ... read more
Friday, 15th March 2019
16:58
Global equities were a sea of green on reports that the US and China may make progress on trade war talks. By the close, the FTSE 100 was up 0.6% ... read more
Friday, 15th March 2019
11:57
After a week of high drama over Brexit, the FTSE 100 took advantage of some relative calm to trade up 0.6% to 7,229.53.  Other European stocks were also higher and US ... read more
Friday, 15th March 2019
08:43
UK stocks opened higher on Monday after local politicians voted overwhelmingly to delay Brexit in the hope of avoiding a disorderly departure from the EU.  At 0839, the FTSE 100 index ... read more
Thursday, 14th March 2019
16:59
Sterling eased back despite the House of Commons voting against a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday evening, helping the FTSE 100 gain 0.4% to 7,185.  After the UK market close MPs will ... read more
Thursday, 14th March 2019
12:01
The FTSE 100 was up 0.7% to 7,209.15 by midday as sterling retreated from recent highs amid ongoing uncertainty over Brexit despite last night's no deal vote in the House ... read more
Thursday, 14th March 2019
09:32
UK stocks are edging higher on Thursday morning as the financial markets digest last night's parliament vote against a 'no deal' Brexit and looks ahead to tonight's vote on a ... read more
Wednesday, 13th March 2019
17:04
The FTSE 100 barely remained in positive territory after sterling surged on the likelihood that MPs will vote against a no-deal Brexit tonight, paving the way for an extension to ... read more
Wednesday, 13th March 2019
15:34
The FTSE 100 traded a handful of points higher by midday at 7,173.21 amid continuing volatility in sterling ahead of tonight's vote on a potential no deal Brexit.  US futures pointed ... read more
Wednesday, 13th March 2019
08:58
UK stocks meandered at the open on Wednesday as investors braced for a parliamentary vote on a no-deal Brexit after Theresa May last night suffered a resounding vote against her ... read more
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
16:52
The FTSE 100 took advantage of a fall in sterling after legal advice from attorney general Geoffrey Cox suggested the concessions Theresa May received from the EU did not remove ... read more
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
12:08
The FTSE 100 reversed earlier losses to trade 0.25% higher at 7,148.51 by midday as sterling slumped.   The collapse in the pound followed the publication of legal advice from attorney ... read more
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
09:00
UK stocks opened lower on Tuesday as investors braced for a milestone UK parliamentary vote on Brexit.  Therasa May said she had secured 'legally binding' changes to her deal with the ... read more
Monday, 11th March 2019
16:58
The FTSE 100 rose 0.4% to 7,130 as miners rallied on reports of Chinese stimulus overnight, helping to offset the impact from rising sterling.  The pound strengthened following unconfirmed reports that ... read more
Monday, 11th March 2019
11:58
Continuing Brexit uncertainty led to swings in the pound with the FTSE 100 up 0.6% to 7,147.04 by midday.  The resources sector was helped by reports of more Chinese stimulus overnight, ... read more


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