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The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index (FTSE 100), is a stock index of the 100 companies with the highest market capitalisation listed on LSE. The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 companies represent about 81% of the entire London Stock Exchange market capitalisation. Component companies must meet a number of criteria set out by the FTSE Group, including having a full listing on the LSE with a Euro or Sterling denominated price on the electronic platform, and meeting certain criteria on free float, nationality, and liquidity. The FTSE 100 index began with a base level of 1000, on January 3, 1984. The index hit the highest closing value of 7,877.45 on 22 May 2018. Institutional investors use the FTSE 100 as a benchmark of global growth and economic and international events.
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The FTSE 100 index was barely moved today as the three-day rally took a breather. As of this writing, the index is trading at £6,385, which is a few points above the opening price. Nonetheless, the index has outperformed other European indices like the DAX index, CAC 40, and Stoxx 40, that declined slightly today.
FTSE 100 continues higher for the third consecutive session on fast recovery hopes and better economic data from the UK and China. The Caixin Services PMI came in at 55, beating the expectations of 50.3
FTSE 100 trade higher but off the daily highs as the risk-on sentiment continues after the rally in Asian markets. Wall Street ended higher on Friday after President Donald Trump left the trade deal with China intact and he avoided imposing any sanctions on Chinese officials.
FTSE 100 slipped by more than 1.1% as investors remained wary about the rising tensions between the United States and China. The index is trading at £6,150, which is lower than this week’s high of more than £6,234. The biggest laggard in the index was Rolls Royce, whose shares fell sharply following a debt downgrade earlier this week.
Italian stocks rose today as investors reacted to the stimulus package unveiled by the European Commission yesterday. The benchmark, FTSE MIB rose by more than 1.17%, becoming one of the best-performing indices in Europe. In comparison, the DAX index, FTSE 100, and CAC 40 rose by less than a percentage point.