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Share Price Blog - Wednesday, 26th July 2017


Wednesday, 26th July 2017
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FTSE Russell is a part of the London Stock Exchange Group, and has published a report which says that a majority of those who responded to the survey - including asset managers and other kinds of stakeholders, say that they believe there should be some form of voting rights offered ... read more
Tuesday, 25th July 2017
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UK investors have the fortune of having a global index listed locally. The FTSE 100 is diverse enough that it includes companies with operations in the USA, Australia, Europe and ... read more
Sunday, 23rd July 2017
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The German DAX 30 and French CAC 40 both slipped heavily during the day, ending down by 1.7 percent and 1.6 percent, after a flat opening. Meanwhile, the FTSE 100 ... read more
Wednesday, 19th July 2017
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UK Consumer Price Inflation is down to a three month low of just 2.6 percent, surprising economists who had expected inflation to remain unchanged this month. The news helped the FTSE ... read more
Wednesday, 19th July 2017
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According to a report published by the Office for National Statistics, the Consumer Price Index, a key measure of inflation, fell to 2.6 percent in June, a fall from the ... read more
Wednesday, 19th July 2017
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After graduating, she went to work at The Guardian as a research planner, and worked her way up the ranks, to become the CEO 20 years later. She became the CEO ... read more
Friday, 14th July 2017
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David Madden, an analyst at CMC Markets, noted that European equities were broadly flat, and that the lack of any new macro-economic news had left traders with little to do ... read more
Friday, 14th July 2017
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There were some gains - BT put in a strong performance, and the retail sector benefited from strength abroad, helping the FTSE 100 to end the day up, but under ... read more
Friday, 14th July 2017
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Retailers also made gains, with Casino, a French Supermarket, posted strong results which helped to boost the entire sector in Europe - Marks and Spencer gained 2.6 percent, and Next ... read more
Wednesday, 12th July 2017
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The blue chip FTSE 100 slipped by 0.6 percent, down to 7,329.76 at the close, while mid caps were 0.7 percent lower. Defensive companies were the weakest, with Vodafone, British ... read more
Tuesday, 11th July 2017
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HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered, both emerging markets focused banks, were also strong performers, up 1.3 percent, following Asian markets. Meanwhile, mining stocks fell out of favour, with silver and gold ... read more
Saturday, 8th July 2017
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Reckitt Benckiser was one of the poorer performers of the day following a sales warning, while ABF made some gains following the publication of an upbeat outlook report. Overall, though, the ... read more
Thursday, 6th July 2017
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Worldpay is a spin-off from the Royal Bank of Scotland, and it floated on the stock market two years ago. This afternoon, it confirmed that it had agreed to a ... read more
Wednesday, 5th July 2017
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The aggregate cost, if passporting is lost, could include the costs of restructuring, ongoing increased capital needs, and the up-front expenses associated with relocating. Passporting is the mechanisim that is used ... read more
Wednesday, 5th July 2017
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Persimmonís performance helped to boost the entire sector, with Taylor Wimpey and Barratt developments both earning places in the top five gainers. Overall, the FTSE 100 made little movement during the ... read more
Friday, 30th June 2017
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The first quarter UK GDP growth was unchanged - leaving the final estimate at 0.2 percent for the quarter, which is what analysts had expected. The Office for National Statistics ... read more
Tuesday, 27th June 2017
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The BoE warned that the UKís withdrawal from the European Union might affect the economy through not just exchange rate channels, but also through supply and demand. Increases in the ... read more
Monday, 26th June 2017
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The bank says that given the advanced nature of the rescue proposal, the board came to the decision to discontinue the sale process under the Takeover Code. Therefore, at this ... read more
Sunday, 25th June 2017
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The pound made a modest recovery, to climb back up to just above $1.27 against the dollar, and oil also made a modest recovery, but is still set for its ... read more
Friday, 23rd June 2017
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Brent Crude is hovering around $45 a barrel, and fears over the outcome of the Brexit negotiations have also weighed on the markets. One of the top performers of the day ... read more
Wednesday, 21st June 2017
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Oil prices are set for their biggest slide in the first six months of any year in the last twenty years. So far in 2017 oil has lost 20 percent ... read more
Monday, 19th June 2017
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PwC reported that in spite of the overall growth of the FTSE, the relative support that companies are providing to their respective pension schemes has weakened. The Pension Support Index published ... read more
Monday, 19th June 2017
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Macronís centrist Republic on the Move party has allied with the centre-right Modem, and won 350 seats out of 577. This majority means that Macron is not going to have ... read more
Sunday, 18th June 2017
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Amazon.com has signed a deal to buy the upmarket grocery company, Whole Foods Market. This news crushed retail companies, and left them fearing about competition in the sector. The deal ... read more
Saturday, 17th June 2017
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Food retail shares struggled significantly. Amazon.com has announced plans to move into bricks and mortar food retail, acquiring Whole Foods Market Inc. This hit US grocery companies hard, and also ... read more
Thursday, 15th June 2017
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While the blue chips began strong, their trajectory took a downward turn later in the day, leaving the FTSE 100 down by 0.35 percent. A similar trend played out with many ... read more


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