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Market Update - Monday, 19th August 2019


Friday, 9th August 2019
16:45
A combination of economic and political risks in Italy, Asia the US and UK helped heap pressure on global equity markets on Friday. The FTSE 100 was not exempt, despite some support from weaker sterling, falling 0.4% to 7,253.85.  The subdued sentiment saw the US S&P 500 slip 1.1% to 2,904.27 ... read more
Friday, 9th August 2019
12:08
A weaker than expected UK GDP print put pressure on sterling which in turn lifted the export-heavy FTSE 100. Although still just about in the red, the index was off ... read more
Friday, 9th August 2019
09:02
UK stocks opened moderately weaker on Friday as US-China trade tensions lingered and one of Italy's ruling parties withdrew support for the country's coalition government.  At 0853, the benchmark FTSE 100 ... read more
Monday, 5th August 2019
16:41
UK stocks lost 2.3% at the close on Monday, their worst performance this year as concerns about rising trade tensions between the US and China continued to rock global markets.  At ... read more
Monday, 5th August 2019
11:44
UK stocks lost 1.9% approaching midday on Monday, extending Friday's heavy losses as concerns about rising trade tensions between the US and China continue to rock global markets.  At 1145, the ... read more
Monday, 5th August 2019
09:04
UK stocks slumped 1.6% in early trading on Monday, extending heavy losses on Friday, as concerns about rising trade tensions between the US and China continue to rock global markets.  At ... read more
Thursday, 25th July 2019
16:43
The FTSE 100 again closed below the 7,500 mark on Thursday after the European Central Bank hinted at an interest rate cut in September.  It kept interest rates unchanged, but in ... read more
Thursday, 25th July 2019
11:58
UK stocks have dipped slightly from early morning trading on Thursday as investors cautiously wait to see whether the European Central Bank will cut interest rates this afternoon.  At 11:51, the ... read more
Thursday, 25th July 2019
09:38
UK stocks are edging higher on Thursday morning as investors await the outcome of the European Central Bank's latest interest rate decision later in the session.  At 08:58, the benchmark FTSE ... read more
Thursday, 18th July 2019
09:31
UK stocks are falling on Thursday morning, following global stocks lower amid renewed US-China trade concerns.  At 08:58, the benchmark FTSE 100 was down 0.42%, or 31.52 points, at 7,503.94.  Royal Mail ... read more
Tuesday, 16th July 2019
12:08
UK stocks maintained momentum in mid-morning trading on Tuesday, led by an upbeat sales report from luxury fashion group Burberry.  At 1200, the benchmark FTSE 100 index was up 28.88 points, ... read more
Tuesday, 16th July 2019
08:43
UK stocks posted modest gains in early trading on Tuesday, led by an upbeat sales report from luxury fashion group Burberry.  At 0835, the benchmark FTSE 100 index was up 5.68 ... read more
Friday, 12th July 2019
16:29
The FTSE 100 ended the week on a lacklustre note, slipping back to around the 7,500 level with earlier gains wiped out in afternoon trading.  Housebuilders and insurers were in vogue ... read more
Friday, 12th July 2019
12:00
Strong housebuilders, an oil price advance and encouraging Chinese trade data helped give the FTSE 100 a lift by midday on Friday, rising 0.2% to 7,525.31.  Struggling travel company Thomas Cook ... read more
Friday, 12th July 2019
08:42
UK stocks opened stronger on Friday after US markets hits a record high amid expectations that the Fed could cut rates.  At 0835, the benchmark FTSE 100 index was up 20.07 ... read more
Tuesday, 9th July 2019
16:37
Investors continued to fret about US interest rates after Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell was non-committal in his appearance before US lawmakers.  By the close the FTSE 100 was down 0.2% ... read more
Tuesday, 9th July 2019
12:07
At midday the FTSE 100 was up a handful points, recovering from earlier losses, amid continuing Brexit-related pressure on sterling.  Industrial group Melrose fell 7.2% following negative news from the automotive ... read more
Tuesday, 9th July 2019
08:57
UK stocks opened lower on Tuesday, tracking declines in Asia and elsewhere in Europe, as investors weighed the potential for tighter US monetary policy following strong jobs data.  At 0846, the ... read more
Thursday, 4th July 2019
11:58
UK stocks continue to move little as investors wait to see whether the economy shrank in the second quarter, and what the Bank of England will do in response.  At 11:55, ... read more
Thursday, 4th July 2019
09:30
UK stocks are little changed on Thursday in a lacklustre market despite strong gains on international markets overnight.  At 08:58, the benchmark FTSE 100 was 0.0021%, or 0.16 points, higher at ... read more
Friday, 28th June 2019
16:39
The FTSE 100 closed up 0.3% at 7,425.63 with all eyes on the G20 leaders' summit, investors apparently hopeful for signs of progress in trade talks between the US and ... read more
Friday, 28th June 2019
12:03
The FTSE 100 remained in positive territory after UK GDP figures hit expectations and with attention focused on the G20 summit in Japan.  By midday the index of leading shares was ... read more
Friday, 28th June 2019
08:57
UK stocks opened higher on Friday, led by a rally in the housebuilding sector.  At 0851, the benchmark FTSE 100 index was up 11.78 points, or 0.2%, at 7.414.11.  Berkley, Taylor Wimpey, ... read more
Thursday, 27th June 2019
16:37
The FTSE 100 was down 0.2% to 7,402.33 by the close despite trading on Wall Street starting in positive fashion. By 4.30pm UK time the S&P 500 was up 0.2%.  Property ... read more
Thursday, 27th June 2019
12:19
With the G20 leaders' summit getting underway European markets were tentative as they watched for progress on trade relations between the US and China.  The FTSE 100, also hit by several ... read more
Thursday, 27th June 2019
09:33
UK stocks are rising this morning ahead of this weekend's G20 summit, which starts on Friday, and US President Donald Trump's meeting with Chinese premier Xi Jinping amid hopes of ... read more


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