FTSE 100

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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 Drops on Coronavirus Fears

FTSE 100 gives up 0.43% at 7538 as concerns that the trade tensions between the US and the EU could escalate. President Donald Trump said that the EU has 'no choice' but to negotiate a new trade deal with the USA. On the US-China trade front, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said [...]
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FTSE 100 Rebounds as Coronavirus Concerns Ease

FTSE 100 trades 0.20% higher at 7624 as concerns over the coronaryvirus outbreak in China ease. The coronavirus revived the SARS outbreak back in 2002 which killed over 800 people. Chinese government has confirmed 440 cases and nine deaths. There are also reported cases in US, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan [...]
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FTSE 100 Retreat In Quiet Early Trading

FTSE 100 started lower the session after hitting last Friday fresh six-month highs. Investors the last two weeks have increased bets that the Bank of England will proceed with a 25 basis point cut in the January policy meeting. Weaker macro data and dovish comments from MPC members point to [...]
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FTSE 100 Hits Six Month Highs UK Retail Sales Disappoint

FTSE 100 jumps to six-month highs as investors increase bets that the Bank of England will proceed with a 25 basis point cut in the January policy meeting. The weaker UK retail sales add to the dovish sentiment. The UK Retail Sales, month over month, came in at -0.6%, below [...]
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FTSE 100 Seesaws As Investors Increase Bets For A Rate Cut

FTSE 100 stocks started the session higher after the much-anticipated phase one trade deal between China and the USA signed in Washington yesterday. China agreed to buy 200 billion of US products and services as well to impose tighter rules on intellectual property. President Donald Trump said that the existing [...]
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FTSE 100 Higher Ahead of UK CPI

FTSE 100 edged lower in early trading but managed to return on the green ahead of the signing of phase one trade deal. Traders follow reports that existing tariffs on Chinese products will remain in place until the US Presidential election in November. China has committed to purchase an additional [...]
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FTSE 100 Starts Higher On Weaker Pound

FTSE 100 started the week higher as the pound is under pressure breaking below the 1.30 mark. Traders await the signing ceremony of the phase one deal between the U.S. and China on January 15th and for more details about the deal. President Trump said he might wait until after [...]