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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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FTSE 100 Breaks Above the 10-Day SMA, Lloyds Shines

FTSE 100 resumes the upward trend after yesterday’s losses as investors sentiment boosted on hopes for a fast recovery of the economies around the globe. On the economic data, earlier today reported that the UK Halifax House Prices came in at -0.2%, beating the expectations of -0.7% in May. The [...]
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FTSE 100 wavers as Tesco share price rises; Rolls Royce under pressure

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.

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FTSE 100 Rise Mirroring Wall Street and Asian Markets

FTSE 100 extends gains on Tuesday as the economy reopens while London is considering exemptions to arrivals from some countries. FTSE 100 boosted by improved sentiment after Wall Street and Asian markets finished higher. On the Brexit negotiations, Boris Johnson will resume talks this month with European Commission, in the [...]
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FTSE 100 on Positive Foot despite China’s Threats for Countermeasures

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.

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FTSE 100 slips as Rolls Royce share price sinks; British land shares jumps

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.

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FTSE 100 At 10-Week Highs On Reopening Euphoria

FTSE 100 extends gains recovering most of March losses as optimism about the reopening, and a V-Shaped recovery of economies overshadow the rising tensions between USA and China. The US secretary of state noted that the USA no longer saw Hong Kong as autonomous after China's plans to introduce a [...]
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FTSE MIB approaches key resistance as investors await EU windfall

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.

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FTSE 100 At Three Week Highs, Lloyds Shine

FTSE 100 starts higher again as the reopening optimism and slowing infection rate offset the rising tensions between the USA and China on the new security law in Hong Kong. The upcoming opening of non-essential retailers on June 15 boosts the sector, while travel and entertainment stocks lead the rally. [...]