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Market Update - Thursday, 16th August 2018


Thursday, 16th August 2018
11:56
A swift recovery in the mining sector following the sell-off on Wednesday helped the FTSE 100 rise 0.6% to 7,544 around midday.  Glencore led the way, gaining 1.6% to 303.2p. Fresnillo added 1.4% at 909.4p and Rio Tinto was up 1.2% at £36.94.  Brent crude oil was up 0.3% at $71 per ... read more
Thursday, 16th August 2018
09:18
UK stocks are edging tentatively higher from the open on Thursday morning ahead of UK retail sales data and the start of a further round of Brexit negotiations.   At 0908, ... read more
Wednesday, 15th August 2018
16:51
There was a sea of red on the global markets as a toxic combo of a strong dollar, falling copper price and concern over Turkey's crisis and slower Chinese growth ... read more
Wednesday, 15th August 2018
11:54
A slump in the mining sector on lower copper prices dragged the FTSE 100 down 0.8% to 7,548 around midday on a quiet day for corporate news.  Copper cheapened 2.3% to ... read more
Wednesday, 15th August 2018
09:03
UK stocks had a directionless open on Wednesday as investors continued to fret about a potential global fallout from Turkey's currency crisis and lower metal prices hurt miners.  At 0858, the ... read more
Tuesday, 14th August 2018
16:47
The FTSE 100 slipped into the red as weaker than expected economic data from China and underwhelming trading from Antofagasta hit the mining sector.  The blue-chip index declined 0.4% to 7,611. ... read more
Tuesday, 14th August 2018
11:54
The FTSE 100 was broadly unmoved at 7,643 around midday as weakness in the mining sector offset rising utility stocks.  Miner Antofagasta was under pressure after a disappointing set of half ... read more
Tuesday, 14th August 2018
09:04
UK stocks opened stronger on Tuesday after the Turkish lira recovered some of its steep losses, though the health of the world's 17th-largest economy remained uncertain.  At 0856, the benchmark FTSE ... read more
Monday, 13th August 2018
16:46
The FTSE 100 remained in negative territory despite Turkey's central bank launching emergency measures in a bid to restore financial stability following the collapse of its currency.  The blue-chip index traded ... read more
Monday, 13th August 2018
12:07
Concerns over the collapse of the Turkish lira and the potential global impact from the crisis in Turkey weighed on UK equities, leaving the FTSE 100 0.5% lower at 7,624 ... read more
Monday, 13th August 2018
09:01
UK stocks opened lower on Monday as fears intensified that Turkey's ongoing financial problems could infect global markets.  At 0854, the benchmark FTSE 100 index was down 51.84 points, or 0.6%, ... read more
Friday, 10th August 2018
16:46
Global markets tumbled over a potential financial crisis in Turkey and US President Donald Trump's doubling of tariffs on goods from the country.  Other concerns weighing on investor sentiment include a ... read more
Friday, 10th August 2018
11:53
The downbeat performance of the FTSE 100 continued as investors got jitters over Turkey's economic situation possibly affecting the Eurozone and potential sanctions on Russia from the US.  The blue-chip index ... read more
Friday, 10th August 2018
09:03
UK stocks opened lower on Friday amid concerns that Turkey's economic woes could hurt the wider Eurozone.  Fears were stoked by a report in the Financial Times newspaper, which said the ... read more
Thursday, 9th August 2018
16:59
The FTSE 100 remained in negative territory as oil majors BP and Royal Dutch Shell failed to bounce back from earlier weakness.  BP retreated 2.1% to 564.4p and Shell declined 1.8% ... read more
Thursday, 9th August 2018
11:48
Weakness in oil majors BP and Royal Dutch Shell, as well as several stocks going ex-dividend, dragged the FTSE 100 into the red, leaving the index trading 0.7% lower at ... read more
Thursday, 9th August 2018
09:25
UK stocks are edging lower on Thursday amid ongoing tensions between China and the US and new US sanctions against Russia as company results season continues.  At 08:57, the benchmark FTSE100 ... read more
Wednesday, 8th August 2018
16:53
Fears over a potential 'no-deal Brexit' weighed on the pound, helping the FTSE 100 rise 0.7% to 7,776.  Wall Street took a turn for the worse as concerns over the latest ... read more
Wednesday, 8th August 2018
11:45
The FTSE 100 remained in positive territory as investors reacted to speculation China would protect itself from the ongoing trade war through stimulus measures.  Blue-chip companies also benefited from weaker sterling, ... read more
Wednesday, 8th August 2018
09:09
UK stocks opened higher on Wednesday as a weaker pound helped boost exporters and hopes grew that China would offer further stimulus measures to cushion itself from a trade war. ... read more
Tuesday, 7th August 2018
16:48
Oil majors benefitted from a stronger oil price after the US decided to re-instate sanctions against Iran, potentially restricting supply.  BP added 1.7% to 576.3p and Royal Dutch Shell advanced 1% ... read more
Tuesday, 7th August 2018
11:55
The FTSE 100 received a boost from a rally in the resources sector as commodities rose, leaving the blue-chip index trading 0.8% higher at 7,727 around midday.  Brent crude oil gained ... read more
Tuesday, 7th August 2018
09:08
UK stocks opened stronger on Tuesday as higher oil prices boosted energy plays.  At 0900, the benchmark FTSE 100 index was up 32.2 points, or 0.5%, at 7.695.98.  Royal Dutch Shell and ... read more
Monday, 6th August 2018
16:27
The FTSE 100 ended up broadly flat by the end of Monday against the backdrop of the ongoing trade dispute between China and the US.  The indifferent performance of UK stocks ... read more
Monday, 6th August 2018
11:49
UK stocks are seeing a relatively slow start to the week after a series of big corporate and economic releases. A big fall in Germany factory orders offered some insight ... read more
Monday, 6th August 2018
08:54
UK stocks had a directionless open on Monday as China said it was prepared to weather a protracted trade war with the US and fears persisted of a potential 'no-deal' ... read more


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