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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 Set to Drop As Europe’s Nationalism Irks Global Investors

The FTSE 100 index is set to decline by more than 2% when markets open this morning. The decline, which is in line with other global indices, comes after the index notched its third straight day of gains....

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FTSE 100 Bear Market To Continue On Lockdown Fears

The FTSE 100 index is set to decline by more than 1% as UK braces itself for an Italy-style lockdown. The warning from Boris Johnson came as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country rose to more than 5,600. More than 280 people have died from the disease....

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FTSE 100 Bounce On Coordinated Central Banks Intervention

FTSE 100 jumps in early trading as the coordinated central banks’ intervention ease the coronavirus fears. Bank of England yesterday in surprising move cut the interest rates down from 0.25% to 0.1%. The central bank also announced the increase of UK government and corporate bonds holdings by £200 billion....

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FTSE 100 Advances After ECB’s Easing Package

FTSE 100 started higher after the ECB announced a bond-buying program up to 750 billion in an emergency move to offset the coronavirus impact. ECB will buy company and government debt across the eurozone....

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FTSE 100 Pair Early Gains As Investors Expect Stimulus Package

FTSE 100 after a positive start turn negative as Prime Minister Johnson put the country in lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. Investors sentiment is still weak despite the coordinate intervention by central banks around the globe. Markets now await fiscal stimulus as Finance Minister Rishi Sunak will release the [...]