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Market Update - Tuesday, 18th December 2018


Tuesday, 18th December 2018
16:42
Oil prices dropped 4% to $57.23 per barrel over supply glut concerns and potentially lower demand, putting oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and BP under pressure.  As these two are among the biggest on the blue-chip index in terms of market cap, the FTSE 100 slipped 1% to 6,701.  Separately Shell was ... read more
Tuesday, 18th December 2018
11:57
After a stock market rout overnight in the US linked to fears over the pace of interest rate increases, futures markets were pointing to a stronger open later. This helped ... read more
Tuesday, 18th December 2018
09:02
UK stocks opened weaker on Tuesday following heavy selling on Wall Street fueled by concerns about slowing growth in China and an expected hike this week in US interest rates.  At ... read more
Monday, 17th December 2018
16:42
Criticism from US President Donald Trump over the Federal Reserve's apparent enthusiasm for interest rate hikes put global equities in a funk, with the FTSE 100 down 1% at 6,773.  It ... read more
Monday, 17th December 2018
11:55
The FTSE 100 was down 0.4% by midday at 6,815.85 as investors remained nervy ahead of meetings of the US Federal Reserve and Bank of England later this week.  There was ... read more
Monday, 17th December 2018
08:59
UK stocks opened lower on Friday after the retail sector was shaken by a profit downgrade by online fashion specialist Asos.  At 0852, the benchmark FTSE 100 index was down 23.38 ... read more
Friday, 14th December 2018
16:47
The FTSE gained some momentum throughout the day amid weaker sterling, but ultimately struggled to drag itself out of the red, trading 0.5% lower at 6,845.  Sterling declined after UK Prime ... read more
Friday, 14th December 2018
12:00
By midday the FTSE 100 was down 0.7% to 6,826.50 as fragile investor confidence was punctured by soft Chinese and European economic data and a lack of progress on Brexit.  Sterling ... read more
Friday, 14th December 2018
08:43
UK stocks opened substantially lower on Friday, continuing a recent bout of volatility, after China issued weak retail sales and industrial output figures.  At 0837, the benchmark FTSE 100 index was ... read more
Thursday, 13th December 2018
16:57
The FTSE 100 dipped 2.7 points to 6,877 after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi lowered growth forecasts for Europe. In Europe and Wall Street, most of the ... read more
Thursday, 13th December 2018
12:00
The FTSE 100 was lower by lunchtime on Thursday as sterling stabilised amid hopes Theresa May's survival of a leadership challenge would help bring some calm to the Brexit process.  By ... read more
Thursday, 13th December 2018
09:08
The FTSE 100 opened slightly higher on Thursday and sterling was steady after Theresa May survived a confidence vote of Conservative MPs to continue as Prime Minister.  Underlying earnings growth of ... read more
Wednesday, 12th December 2018
16:55
The FTSE 100 enjoyed a 1.1% increase to 6,880 despite a rise in sterling as the market anticipates UK Prime Minister Theresa May will win her leadership contest later today.  Utilities ... read more
Wednesday, 12th December 2018
12:03
At midday the FTSE 100 was up 1.4% to 6,899.91 as investors looked past the latest machinations over Brexit and focused on positive developments on trade between the US and ... read more
Wednesday, 12th December 2018
09:05
UK stocks opened stronger on Wednesday on renewed hopes of a US-China trade truce, though the UK political outlook was further clouded by the emergence of an internal Tory leadership ... read more
Tuesday, 11th December 2018
16:49
Potentially positive news on the US-China trade war fuelled gains for the FTSE 100, which was also supported by the weaker pound as fears over the direction of Brexit remained ... read more
Tuesday, 11th December 2018
11:57
The FTSE 100 was higher by lunchtime, up 1.3% to 6,810.83, after a strong finish to trading on Wall Street last night.   Sterling was able to claw back some losses ... read more
Tuesday, 11th December 2018
09:09
UK stocks recouped some of their recent losses on Friday amid heightened uncertainty over the course of Brexit negotiations, triggered by Theresa May's sudden decision to delay a crucial vote ... read more
Monday, 10th December 2018
16:43
Sterling plummeted to an 18-month low after Prime Minister Theresa May called off a vital vote on her Brexit deal in the face of a potential defeat.  May told MPs she ... read more
Monday, 10th December 2018
11:56
Investors appear to be holding their powder dry ahead of a huge week ahead for UK assets as MPs prepare to vote on the draft Brexit deal.   The vote is ... read more
Monday, 10th December 2018
09:03
UK stocks opened lower on Monday as investors continued to fret about US-China trade tensions and Theresa May's Brexit deal looked destined for failure at a crucial Tuesday vote.  At 0857, ... read more
Friday, 7th December 2018
16:48
The FTSE 100 enjoyed a recovery following a sell-off on Thursday, supported by oil cartel OPEC's decision to cut output, triggering a 4.6% jump in Brent crude oil to $62.85 ... read more
Friday, 7th December 2018
11:58
The FTSE 100 remained on course to end a turbulent week on the front foot but there were signs that caution was returning as the index pared some of its ... read more
Friday, 7th December 2018
08:53
UK stocks opened substantially stronger on Friday, recouping a portion of Thursday's steep losses, though investors remained on edge about trade tensions between the US and China.  At 0833, the benchmark ... read more
Thursday, 6th December 2018
16:57
Global equities tumbled as oil slumped on fears oil cartel OPEC will not cut production at its meeting today, while trade war concerns also weighed on sentiment.  The arrest of an ... read more
Thursday, 6th December 2018
11:57
Fears over a re-escalation of trade tensions and concern OPEC might not cut production at its meeting later today are seeing both oil and equity markets come under severe pressure.  The ... read more


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