Tag: FTSE 100 Index

European stocks push back toward record highs; aluminum producers surge after coup

European stocks jumped out of the gates on Monday, tracking gains out of Asia as investors took the view that weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data last...

Is the U.S. stock market open on Labor Day?

It is unofficially summer’s last hurrah for Wall Street investors. U.S. financial markets will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6, marking a...

Shell shares surge after results, driving FTSE 100 higher

London stocks climbed on Thursday, thanks to strong results from oil and gas giant Shell, which announced a $2 billion share buyback plan, with mining...

Dow opens higher as stocks extend rebound rally

U.S. stocks opened higher Wednesday, as healthy corporate earnings reports support a rebound from a plunge that kicked off the week on fears that the...

Dow drops 300 points as growth scare triggers fall in bond yields

U.S. stocks fell sharply Thursday as yields on government bonds extended their decline with investors shying away from bets on a blistering economic recovery and...

European stocks rise ahead of U.S. payrolls data, closing out trading week marked by delta variant concerns

European equities climbed higher on Friday ahead of the release of key U.S. economic data. Stock-market indexes across the region looked set to close out...

European stocks tumble, tracking Wall Street losses, as Fed’s hawkish turn reveberates

European stocks tumbled Friday, with banks and energy companies leading declines, as investors continued to absorb a hawkish turn by the Federal Reserve and Wall...

U.K. unemployment rate drops again, as British stocks open at highest level since February 2020

The U.K. unemployment rate fell to 4.7% in the February to April period, government data showed, marking the fourth straight month of declines after the...

German stocks fall behind European peers after weak industrial data

German stocks got off to a lackluster start on Tuesday, opening in the red and falling behind other major European equity indexes, after data showed...

Maersk stock sails higher in crowded sea of earnings, with European stocks mixed

Shares in Danish shipping giant Maersk sailed higher on Tuesday on a mixed day for European equities, which treaded water amid a sea of earnings...

European stocks softer in aftermath of Fed Chair Powell’s comments

European stocks struggled on Friday, following sharp losses for Wall Street after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell indicated the central bank wasn’t ready to stem...

European markets march higher as concerns continue over vaccine supplies and lockdowns

European stocks marched into the green on Tuesday, reversing two sessions of declines, as the market continued to absorb earnings reports against the backdrop of...

Dow trades to records but retreats in first full day of Biden presidency

U.S. stock benchmarks turned south Thursday morning, after initially extending the rally to fresh records, as investors pondered President Biden’s prospects for combating the COVID-19...

European markets tread water as COVID-19 fears weigh on stimulus hopes ahead of earnings season

European indexes traded around flat on Tuesday, with COVID-19 infections and lockdown measures remaining top-of-mind in Europe as expectations continue that massive fiscal stimulus is...

British pound sees a pop as U.K. and EU set to go ‘the extra mile’ on Brexit deal

Financial markets were set to parse news that U.K. and EU leaders agreed that they should go “the extra mile” to try to find a...

Gains for U.K. stocks tempered by strong British pound as Brexit hopes rise

London stocks rose on Wednesday, amid continued investor optimism as the U.K. started its COVID-19 vaccine campaign, but gains were tempered as Brexit deal hopes...

European stocks and U.S. equity futures rise on stimulus hopes and COVID-19 vaccine optimism

European stocks and U.S. equity futures climbed on Wednesday, following a record session on Wall Street amid optimism over progress on a new American stimulus...

European stocks and U.S. equity futures rise ahead of jobs data

A stall selling Christmas specialties is seen in a pedestrian area of Berlin’s Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district on Dec. 3, 2020. AFP via Getty Images European stocks...

European stocks struggle and U.S. futures fall as blockbuster November comes to a close

European stocks struggled for direction on the last day of November, as investors looked toward December and a potential Santa rally, referring to typical late-year...

European stocks and U.S. equity futures inch higher as worries simmer over rising COVID-19 cases

A pedestrian wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walks past a Christmas-themed window display on Oxford Street in central London,...

European stocks lower and U.S. equity futures stabilize amid earnings, pandemic worries

A street sign advises members of the public to “Maintain Social Distance” in Liverpool, north west England on October 12, 2020, as new local lockdown...

European stocks steady, Dow futures rise 160 points on hopes stalled stimulus will come later

ozan kose/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images European stocks wobbled on Wednesday, while U.S. equity futures climbed as investors grappled with American politics and crucial stimulus talks that...

Is the stock market closed today? Here’s everything investors need to know about Memorial Day trading hours and closures

Memorial Day will take on an even more somber tone this year. The occasion honors the women and men who died serving their country, and...

European stocks tumble as China tightens its grip on Hong Kong

European stocks fell on Friday, with investors spooked by news that China will tighten control over Hong Kong with a new security law, sparking fears...

European stocks slide as fears over lasting coronavirus hit to economies rise

European stock markets fell on Wednesday, taking a cue from sharp losses on Wall Street amid concerns investors have been too optimistic over how long...