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 Cautious Higher on Brexit Agreement

FTSE 100 trades 0.58% higher at 7,209.18 on rumours that Brexit deal have been reached. EU’s Juncker said that there is a Brexit deal and GBPUSD jumped to fresh five-month highs at 1.2988. Meanwhile, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) reiterated its position that it has reservations about the Brexit deal. [...]
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FTSE 100 Trades Lower, GBPUSD Higher on Weak GDP Data

FTSE 100 trades 0.02% lower at 7,165 as confusing Brexit headlines crossing the wires. GBPUSD is trading 0.26% higher at 1.2236 trapped in narrow trading range. Equity investors are cautious ahead of this today’s trade talks between China and US. The negotiations are starting later today, ahead of an increase [...]
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FTSE 100 Trades Higher On Reports Over Irish Backstop

FTSE 100 trades 0.14% higher at 7,152.19 as Brexit is back in focus after a report says that EU is prepared to provide a mechanism for Northern Ireland to leave the Irish backstop after a set number of years. Equity investors are cautious ahead of this week's trade talks between [...]
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FTSE 100 Retreats from Seven-week High

At midday, the FTSE 100 was trading 0.29% lower on the day at 7,387.0 on improved sentiment over US-China trade relations as we approach the day that trade negotiations will start. Earlier today, United Kingdom Markit Manufacturing PMI registered at 48.3 and topped expectations of 47 in September. While, the [...]
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FTSE 100 Under Pressure, Tests the 50-day MA

FTSE 100 trading 1.05% lower at 7,214.67 as trade and political risks weighs on investors sentiment. Nancy Pelosi formally initiated impeachment proceedings against President Trump weigh on investors sentiment. On Brexit front, MPs were set to reconvene after the Supreme Court ruled PM Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament was [...]