30/12/14 Market Movements

Market News The FTSE 100 closed down 86.51 points at 6,547.00. Weir Group was today’s biggest faller, falling 3.17%. The biggest climber of the day was Next, climbing 3.22%.

Asian share markets rise in wake of US rally

Markets in Asia rose in the wake of US markets’ overnight records – inspired by Wednesday’s apparent hardening of the US’s stance on interest rates. The Federal Reserve introduced a subtle change of tone, saying it would be “patient” in moving to normalise interest rates. Read more…

18/12/14 Market Movements

Market News The FTSE 100 closed up 129.52 points at 6,466.00, with just five of the constituents falling. The biggest of these fallers was Coca-Cola, falling 1.61%. The biggest climber of the day was Old Mutual, climbing 5.68%. Oil companies such as BP also rose Read more…

SNB imposes negative interest rates

Switzerland’s National Bank said it would impose negative interest rates on cash held on ‘sight deposits’ balances, in an attempt to lower the currency value and discourage anxious investors from investing in safe-haven buying brought about by the crisis in Russia and the decline in Read more…

17/12/14 Market Movements

Market News The FTSE 100 closed up 4.65 points at 6,336.48. The biggest faller of the day was International Consolidated Airlines Group, falling 4.02%. The biggest climber of the day was Tullow Oil, climbing 3.59%. Energy and mining stocks have rallied today, following a recovery Read more…