UK stocks declined on Thursday as a negative reaction to results from Kingfisher, Easyjet and Unilever weighed on markets.
After an initial fall, UK stocks pushed slightly into positive territory within the opening hour of trade on Wednesday with the FTSE 100 closing in on 6,800, a level it has not finished above in over two weeks.
Strong gains from ARM Holdings and some mining heavyweights gave UK markets a boost on Tuesday morning, as risk appetite recovered.
It's a busy week for investors as Royal Mail, easyJet, Vodafone and many more prepare to update the market.
UK stocks eased on Monday morning as continued fighting in Gaza and uncertainty surrounding tensions in Ukraine capped risk appetite.
UK stocks opened firmly in the red on Friday morning as heightened geopolitical tensions following the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane prompted investors to shy away from taking on too much risk.
London's FTSE 100 slipped on Thursday morning, retreating after a big jump the previous session which sent the index to its highest levels in over a week.
Stronger-than-expected economic growth in China helped UK stocks rise on Wednesday morning, while M&A speculation saw the share price of blue chip Meggitt surge.
UK stocks quickly erased an initial dip into the red to trade slightly higher on Tuesday morning as decent gains from mining heavyweights gave markets a boost as metal prices rose.
Investors buying Scottish shares 60 years ago will have seen only half the returns enjoyed by those owning the rest of the UK's listed companies, according to a mocked-up 'Scotsie 100' index.
Executive pay has grown from 60 times that of the average worker to almost 180 times since the 1990s, according to a report.
Do investors need to be concerned about the activities of an obscure Portuguese bank? After all, most people probably didn’t know much about the Banco Espirito Santos until its problems rocked stock markets last week. It has proved a salutary reminder that there are still troubles that threaten the global economic recovery, but what does it mean for savers and investors?
Just 11 per cent of retail investors are banking on a surge in economic growth related to the World Cup, which ended last night in a German victory.
Easing concerns about peripheral debt in the Eurozone and strong gains from Shire helped UK stocks to post decent gains on Monday morning.
US market valuations are not near bubble territory despite being at record highs, with the current rally different to the pre-crisis period because of resurgent US growth, veteran US equity manager Ed Cowart has said.
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