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Market Update - Sunday, 16th June 2019


Friday, 14th June 2019
16:42
Decent US retail sales figures helped lift global markets out of their torpor on Friday afternoon with the FTSE 100 recovering some ground to trade down 0.3% to 7,345.78.  By 4.30pm UK time the S&P 500 was down 0.2% to 2,886.05.  Construction firm Kier dropped 34.8% on reports it was planning to ... read more
Friday, 14th June 2019
12:20
The FTSE 100 fell 0.6% to 7,326.36 by midday with the market reeling from geo-political tensions in the Middle East and weak Chinese industrial production data.  Construction firm Kier dropped 19.6% ... read more
Friday, 14th June 2019
08:42
UK stocks opened lower on Friday as relations remained strained between the US and Iran over attacks on two oil tankers, and Hong Kong citizens planned more protests over the ... read more
Thursday, 13th June 2019
16:39
The FTSE 100 was down a smidge at 7,367.16 on Thursday as a June recovery for the index began to run out of steam. By 4.30pm UK time the S&P ... read more
Thursday, 13th June 2019
12:06
The FTSE 100 was up 0.3% at 7,391.66 on Thursday as oil prices surged on a suspected tanker attack in the Gulf of Oman, though UK oil majors Royal Dutch ... read more
Thursday, 13th June 2019
10:04
UK stocks opened modestly higher on Thursday, led by a surge in Ferguson on news that Nelson Peltz?s Trian Fund Management had acquired a stake of about 6% in plumbing ... read more
Wednesday, 12th June 2019
16:37
Softer US inflation was seen as opening the door to rate cuts from the US Federal Reserve and helped lift global stocks off their lows for the day.  By the close ... read more
Wednesday, 12th June 2019
13:04
The FTSE 100 was down 0.6% by midday amid growing protests in Hong Kong, renewed fears over the trade war between the US and China and nervousness ahead of the ... read more
Wednesday, 12th June 2019
08:57
UK stocks opened lower on Tuesday as US-China trade tensions lingered and protesters in Hong Kong continued to rail against a controversial China extraditions bill.  At 0849, the FTSE 100 was ... read more
Tuesday, 11th June 2019
16:42
The FTSE 100 closed up 0.3% at 7,398.45 as the promise of Chinese infrastructure spending lit up the mining sector.  Germany's DAX enjoyed stronger gains, advancing 1.1%, with the index ... read more
Tuesday, 11th June 2019
12:02
The FTSE 100 was up 0.4% by midday at 7,406.93 as the mining sector rallied on hopes of fresh financial stimulus for the commodity-hungry Chinese economy.  Gains for the index of ... read more
Tuesday, 11th June 2019
08:58
UK stocks opened higher on Tuesday, led by a rally in mining stocks spurred by China stimulus hopes.  At 0851, the benchmark FTSE 100 index was up 35.44 points, or 0.5%, ... read more
Monday, 10th June 2019
16:44
Markets kicked off the week with a bang thanks to Donald Trump calling off proposed tariffs on Mexican goods.  The FTSE 100 index pushed ahead 0.6% to 7,375. In Asia, Hong ... read more
Monday, 10th June 2019
11:57
Global stock markets were in a positive mood on Monday after Donald Trump called off proposed tariffs on Mexican goods.  At 11.45am the FTSE 100 index traded 0.5% higher at 7,366. ... read more
Monday, 10th June 2019
08:43
UK stocks opened higher on Monday after Donald Trump called off proposed tariffs on Mexican goods.  At 0832, the FTSE 100 was up 44.72 points, or 0.6%, at 7.376.66.  Plumbing and heating ... read more
Friday, 7th June 2019
16:29
A 1.1% rise in the FTSE 100 helped to put investors in a better mood at the end of the trading week. Helping the blue chip index was a 1.4% ... read more
Friday, 7th June 2019
12:43
The FTSE 100 traded 0.9% higher at 7,322 at 12.30pm on Friday, tracking gains in Asia and elsewhere in Europe, as investors warmed to the prospect of interest rate cuts ... read more
Friday, 7th June 2019
08:36
UK stocks opened higher on Friday, tracking gains in Asia and elsewhere in Europe, as investors warmed to the prospect of interest rate cuts to stave off global growth fears.  At ... read more
Thursday, 6th June 2019
16:39
The FTSE 100 recovered from a mid-afternoon dip to close 0.55% higher at 7,259.85 on Thursday (6 June), after the European Central Bank decided to keep interest rates at zero. ... read more
Thursday, 6th June 2019
09:28
UK stocks are climbing on Thursday ahead of the European Central Bank meeting later in the session, buoyed by gains in the US overnight.  At 08:58, the benchmark FTSE 100 was ... read more
Wednesday, 5th June 2019
16:38
Weak US jobs figures helped puncture some of the optimism sustaining global stocks and by the close the FTSE 100 had surrendered earlier gains to close more or less flat.  On ... read more
Wednesday, 5th June 2019
12:03
After a tough May for the markets and difficult start to June, the FTSE 100 continues to rebuild.   Helped by comments from US Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell overnight which ... read more
Wednesday, 5th June 2019
08:39
UK stocks opened higher on Wednesday amid increasing expectations that central banks could start to ease monetary policy to counter global growth threats.  At 0830, the benchmark FTSE 100 index was ... read more
Tuesday, 4th June 2019
16:38
Suggestions of a slower pace of interest rate increases in both Europe and the US and positive noises on trade from Mexico and China helped lift investor sentiment on Thursday.  Sterling ... read more
Tuesday, 4th June 2019
12:12
European shares got a boost after Eurozone inflation came in short of expectations, implying the European Central Bank might hold off hiking interest rates. The FTSE 100 reversed losses early ... read more
Tuesday, 4th June 2019
08:43
UK stocks opened lower on Tuesday, tracking falls on European exchanges, as fears of a potential US regulatory crackdown on tech companies added to concerns about US-China trade tensions.  At 0836, ... read more


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