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FTSE - FTSE Delayed Price. Currency in GBP
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-37.35 (-0.54%)
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Previous Close6,895.02
Open6,895.02
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Day's Range6,848.57 - 6,912.44
52 Week Range6,536.50 - 7,903.50
Avg. Volume785,962,815
  • Barrons.com2 hours ago

    British Prime Minister Theresa May Suffered a Historic Brexit Defeat. Now What?

    U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was soundly rejected in Parliament on Tuesday, leaving the country in a state of uncertainty about not only the future of its planned exit from the European Union but possibly also about who will lead the British government. Here’s what could happen following a vote that showed 432 members of Parliament against May’s deal, and 202 in favor, marking a historically poor performance for a sitting government in recent British history. The government now has three days to return to Parliament with an alternative deal.

  • CNBC8 hours ago

    Pearson sees cost cuts bearing fruit as digital push advances

    Pearson, which cut thousands of jobs and sold assets including the Financial Times, has been driving an expansion into digital education. The British education publisher said it expects annual cost savings to be higher than 330 million pounds ($424.31 million) by the end of 2019. Pearson PSON-GB said revenue at a key U.S. business fell 5 percent and forecast a possible similar drop next year as the education publisher undergoes a major restructuring to focus on boosting its digital content.

  • The Wall Street Journal9 hours ago

    [$$] Pearson Sees 2018 Profit Ahead of Views

    PLC (PSON.LN) said Wednesday that it anticipates adjusted operating profit for 2018 to be ahead of expectations, despite a revenue decline due to continued pressures at its key U.S. higher-education business. The London-based education publisher said it expects to deliver adjusted operating profit for 2018 of between 540 million and 545 million pounds ($694.2 million-$700.6 million). Pearson previously guided for adjusted operating profit of between GBP520 million and GBP560 million.

  • CNBC10 hours ago

    European markets higher after May's Brexit vote defeat; Pearson falls 6%

    The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up around 0.3 percent during mid-morning deals, with most sectors and major bourses in positive territory. British lawmakers voted 432-202 against May's template to leave the bloc on Tuesday, delivering the worst parliamentary defeat in modern British history. It prompted opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to immediately call for a motion of no-confidence in the government, to be held at around 7:00 p.m. London time on Wednesday.

  • CNBC10 hours ago

    Britain's FTSE 100 seen lower after PM May's Brexit deal crush

    Britain's top share index was expected to open slightly lower on Wednesday after lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to leave the European Union by a crushing margin overnight, deepening political and market uncertainty. The FTSE 100 was seen opening 3 points lower and underperforming its European peers, according to financial spreadbetters at IG. The small drop comes as sterling eked out small gains against the U.S. dollar in early dealings, with the sizable defeat for May seen forcing Britain to pursue different options, including a delay to the exit.

  • Investing.com11 hours ago

    Top 5 Things to Know in The Market on Wednesday

    Investing.com - Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Wednesday, January 16:

  • British shares up on China stimulus hopes, all eyes on Brexit deal vote
    Reuters23 hours ago

    British shares up on China stimulus hopes, all eyes on Brexit deal vote

    (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 rose on Tuesday on hopes Beijing will take steps to stabilise a slowing economy, while mid-caps edged up in choppy trade as investors remained cautious ahead of a crunch vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan.

  • Traders Trim Top U.K. Stock ETF Holdings Before Brexit Vote
    Bloombergyesterday

    Traders Trim Top U.K. Stock ETF Holdings Before Brexit Vote

    Britain’s biggest equity-focused exchange-traded fund iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF saw an outflow of 470,000 pounds ($610,000) on Monday, a day before Parliament was set to reject Theresa May’s Brexit plan. This was the largest one-day redemption since February, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Investors’ retreat from the equity ETF marks a turnaround in sentiment after the sterling-denominated fund saw steady inflows for most of last year, despite a negative 4 percent return, even during the global market turmoil at the end of 2018.

  • GBP trading opportunities arising from the Brexit situation
    FX Empireyesterday

    GBP trading opportunities arising from the Brexit situation

    Today, the British Parliament is set to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Most economists are forecasting that the majority of MPs will vote against it, which will certainly have a negative impact on the pound. On the other hand, approval for the deal would certainly come as a surprise and most likely support the sterling.

  • The Lowest-Rated Stock in the FTSE 100 Has Just One Lonely Fan
    Bloombergyesterday

    The Lowest-Rated Stock in the FTSE 100 Has Just One Lonely Fan

    The U.K. education company is analysts’ lowest-rated stock in the FTSE 100 Index, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Brokerages see no end to Pearson’s struggles with the shift from printed textbooks and course material to digital formats, lower college enrollments in North America and students’ preference to rent textbooks. Pearson has 12 sell recommendations, seven holds and only one buy among analysts tracked by Bloomberg.

  • Morningstaryesterday

    Global market report - January 15

    US stock futures point to a rise at the open as China's promised stimulus lifts world equities. JP Morgan (JPM) continues the bank earnings season after Citigroup (C) beat analyst forecasts yesterday. Netflix (NFLX) also reports this week.

  • European Stocks Drop as Autos to Miners Fall on China Concerns
    Bloomberg2 days ago

    European Stocks Drop as Autos to Miners Fall on China Concerns

    Glencore fell 1.4 percent and Daimler declined 0.9 percent. The FTSE 100 Index dropped 0.4 percent before the Parliament votes on Theresa May’s Brexit deal tomorrow. Investors are carefully watching global data for signs of a slowdown as a result of trade wars, and are bracing for this week’s start of the full-year corporate reporting, which will show how resilient or not companies have been to the tariff tensions.

  • CNBC2 days ago

    European stocks fall on weak Chinese data; Pandora shares down 6%

    The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down around 0.6 percent during lunchtime deals, with almost all sectors and major bourses in negative territory. Denmark's Pandora slumped towards the bottom of the European benchmark on Monday, after Morgan Stanley slashed its price target for the company. European markets were lower Monday afternoon, after a shock contraction in Chinese exports heightened fears of a slowdown in global growth.

  • CNBC2 days ago

    European stocks fall on weak Chinese data; Pandora shares down 6%

    European markets were lower Monday afternoon, after a shock contraction in Chinese exports heightened fears of a slowdown in global growth.

  • Barrons.com5 days ago

    A Top U.K. Income Investment Play

    Insurer and asset manager Legal & General’s stock has been slammed by Brexit, higher rates, and global trade spats. But a 7% dividend yield and good growth prospects make the shares very attractive right now.

  • May’s Denial Can’t End Dreams of Brexit Delay in U.K. Markets
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    May’s Denial Can’t End Dreams of Brexit Delay in U.K. Markets

    U.K. domestic stocks spiked along with the pound shortly before 11 a.m. in London on Friday as the Evening Standard reported that cabinet ministers are expecting Brexit to be delayed. As of 12:19 p.m. in London, the pound was trading 0.5 percent higher versus the dollar. The U.K. large-cap benchmark tends to have a negative correlation with sterling.

  • CNBC5 days ago

    European shares move slightly higher with Brexit, Fed in focus; UK growth hits 6-month low

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that he is "very worried" about the ballooning U.S. debt. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday in London that he hopes the UK and the EU will avoid a no-deal. Stocks in Europe traded slightly higher on Friday as investors tried to navigate through political uncertainty across the globe.

  • CNBC6 days ago

    European stocks drop amid trade and Fed concerns

    Traders believe there is some positive momentum in the relationship between the U.S. and China over trade. The U.K. Parliament agreed Wednesday that the government must come up with a plan-B within three days if the Withdrawal Agreement is not approved on Tuesday. European shares traded lower on Thursday as investors focused on trade war developments and monetary policy in the U.S.

  • Trade Talks End On Positive Note, EU Hits Fresh Three Week High, US Equities Up On Trade/Earnings Optimism
    FX Empire7 days ago

    Trade Talks End On Positive Note, EU Hits Fresh Three Week High, US Equities Up On Trade/Earnings Optimism

    US equity futures indicated a broadly higher open in the early Wednesday pre-market session. The move was driven by optimism a trade deal would soon be reached that both China and the US could agree on, and also expectations for the upcoming earnings season. Later in the day, the FOMC minutes will be released.

  • Morningstar7 days ago

    Global market report - January 9

    US stock futures point to a small rise at the open as trade talks between US and China enter their third day. Federal Reserve minutes are due today from the last meeting of 2018, when interest rates were raised by another quarter point, the fourth such rise of the year. Fed chairman Jerome Powell, who locked horns with Donald Trump at the end of last year, will speak before The Economic Club of Washington after the stock market opens on Thursday.

  • Optimistic Markets Are Waiting For Trade News, Global Indices Mostly Higher On Tuesday, Tech Stocks Lead In US
    FX Empire8 days ago

    Optimistic Markets Are Waiting For Trade News, Global Indices Mostly Higher On Tuesday, Tech Stocks Lead In US

    Asian markets were mixed in Tuesday trading as investors wait on trade-related news. European indices were higher across the board at midday on optimism US/Sino trade talks would produce positive results. US futures were indicated to open higher in early premarket trading.

  • Morningstar8 days ago

    Global market report - January 8

    European indices were higher on Tuesday, while investors awaited the outcome of US-China trade talks

  • CNBC8 days ago

    European stocks hit a 3-week high on US-China trade talks and retail news

    Investors are monitoring the second day of trade talks between China and the U.S. At the same time, investors they are also considering the path of rate hikes for the Federal Reserve this year. Stocks in Europe hit a three-week high on Tuesday morning, as trade and politics take center stage.

  • The Wall Street Journal9 days ago

    Stocks Climb as U.S.-China Trade Talks Begin

    U.S. stocks jumped Monday, boosted by rallying technology shares, as officials from Washington and Beijing kicked off their latest round of negotiations over trade policy. The S&P 500 jumped 1.1% and the Nasdaq Composite gained 1.5%. Investors are beginning the week with their focus on the U.S. and China’s negotiations, something many hope will help bring the two countries closer to a resolution in their trade fight.

  • Morningstar9 days ago

    Global market report - January 7

    Asian markets reacted positively to Wall Street's Friday bounce, but European equities were lower at the start of the new trading week