#FTSE News

BHP proposes takeover of Anglo American in mining mega-deal

theguardian.com Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of business, the financial markets and the world economy. There’s takeover excitement in the mining world this morning…

The U.K.’s FTSE Is Recovering After Many Dismal Years

forbes.com The U.K.’s FTSE 100 has been a dozy broken market for a generation. It never recovered its footing after the dotcom crash and has been trading sideways ever since. Compared…

Stock market today: Wall Street drifts after a two-day rally

apnews.com Stocks are drifting in early trading as Wall Street lets off the accelerator. The S&P 500 edged up 0.3% early Wednesday after a two-day winning streak erased nearly…

Stock Market Today: Stocks higher with tech earnings on deck: Tesla soars

thestreet.com Check back for updates throughout the trading day U.S. equity futures were mixed in early Wednesday trading, with the dollar holding steady against its global peers, as…

Nikkei, Hang Seng, China Stocks Rally on Tech Earnings Boost

asiafinancial.com Asia’s major stock indexes rallied on Wednesday, riding a tech-fuelled Wall Street wave and buoyed by rising optimism over a US interest rates turnaround. An after-hours…

Ofcom warns broadcasters to remain impartial ahead of election, Lloyds profit falls 28%

theguardian.com Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of business, the financial markets and the world economy. The UK’s media regulator has warned broadcasters to maintain due…

FTSE 100 is an international laggard despite its record high

theguardian.com Every dog will have its day and here comes the FTSE 100 index, not so much soaring as limping to a record high of 8,076. If that sounds too grumpy, consider that the…

More women are getting onto corporate boards. Good

economist.com WOMEN MAKE up half of humankind, and it is reasonable for representative institutions such as corporate boards to reflect this. In 2022 the European Parliament ruled that at…

FTSE 100 hits record high as shares rise amid hopes of interest rate cuts

theguardian.com The UK stock market hit a record high on Tuesday, as shares were lifted by hopes of interest rate cuts and an easing of geopolitical tensions. The FTSE 100 index of…

Shell fuels fears of London exodus as it considers move to New York

euronews.com Shell is considering a move to New York, as the divide widens between traditional investors, who want the company to focus on oil and gas, and activist investors, who want…

What’s behind the record FTSE 100 high?

theguardian.com The UK stock market has hit an intraday record high, lifted by hopes of interest rate cuts and easing geopolitical tensions, after setting a new closing high on Monday. The…

Futures Extend Rebound Into Second Day Ahead Of Tesla Earnings Despite Rising Yields

zerohedge.com Futures Extend Rebound Into Second Day Ahead Of Tesla Earnings Despite Rising Yields US equity futures are higher for the second day, even as small-caps underperform after…

Stock Market Today: Stocks higher amid earnings parade; GM, GE, UPS report

thestreet.com Check back for updates throughout the trading day U.S. equity futures nudged higher Tuesday, following on from a tech-led rebound that lifted Wall Street firmly higher in…

U.K.’s FTSE 100 Hits Intraday Record as European Markets Start Strongly

barrons.com The U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index set a new intraday record Tuesday after reaching an all-time closing high Monday as European equities began the day in positive fashion. The…

Hang Seng Boosted By Wall St Tech, Weak Yen Lifts Nikkei

asiafinancial.com Asia’s major stock indexes advanced on Tuesday as a tech-led Wall Street rally buoyed the mood across the region. Investors were betting on earnings reports due out from US…

FTSE 100 Record Marks 'New Dawn'

barrons.com The FTSE 100's market high could be a new dawn, Newton Investment Management says after London's blue-chip index rose to as high as 8076.52 points, hitting a fresh record in…

U.K. Flagship FTSE 100 Index Hits Fresh Record High

wsj.com The U.K.’s FTSE 100 opened at an all-time high as weakness in the pound and easing geopolitics boosted the performance of the blue-chip index.

UK borrows £120bn last year, leaving ‘limited scope’ for pre-election tax cuts; FTSE 100 set to hit record high

theguardian.com Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of business, the financial markets and the world economy. Jeremy Hunt’s hopes of being given more scope for large tax cuts…

FTSE 100 stock index closes at new all-time high

bbc.co.uk The index closed on Monday at 8,023.87 points to mark the new record, surpassing its previous high of 8,012.53 in February last year. It was up 1.62% at its close, with…

FTSE 250 company Tyman snapped up by US rival in £788m deal

theguardian.com The London Stock Exchange’s mid-sized FTSE 250 index is due to lose a 186-year-old manufacturing company to a US takeover – the latest in a series of purchases by foreign…

UK FTSE 100 closes at record high as market conditions improve

uk.news.yahoo.com The UK’s top stock market index has reached a new all-time highest closing price, amid ongoing hopes of economic conditions and geopolitical tensions improving. The FTSE 100…

FTSE 100 hits record closing high amid hopes of interest rate cuts

theguardian.com The UK stock market has hit a record closing high, amid optimism that the Bank of England will cut interest rates twice this year and easing geopolitical tensions in the…

FTSE 100 Outperforms as European Stocks Gain Broadly

barrons.com European stocks rise, with the pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index up 0.6% at 502.43, as easing geopolitical tensions boost risk appetite. U.K. stocks are notable…

Quanex to buy British rival Tyman in $1.1 billion takeover that would pull U.K. firm off the London Stock Exchange

marketwatch.com The $1.1 billion takeover would see the FTSE 250 company taken off the London Stock Exchange following a series of exits in recent months

Hang Seng, Nikkei Rebound as Middle East Conflict Fears Fade

asiafinancial.com Asian stocks bounced back on Monday as worries over the Middle East situation subsided and investors returned to riskier assets. Gold and the safe-haven US dollar eased back…

London bankers nearing parity with New York's bumper bonuses

fortune.com Some of London’s top bankers might soon have a paycheck that looks more like the bonus-heavy packages of their New York counterparts. It’s been six months since the UK…

Love Dividends? 2 Vanguard Funds to Buy Right Now

finance.yahoo.com The Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund ETF (NYSEMKT: VYM) and the Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Index Fund ETF (NASDAQ: VYMI) are two of Vanguard's most…

Unilever forced to retain a multibillion-pound slice of its ice cream empire

finance.yahoo.com Unilever could be forced to hold onto a multi-billion pound slice of its ice cream empire, according to senior City sources, as the sheer size of the operations make it…

Live Nation Stock Sinks on Antitrust News, Hipgnosis Shares Soar After Takeover Bid

billboard.com Live Nation shares fell 10.9% to $89.98 this week after The Wall Street Journal reported the U.S. Department of Justice plans to file a lawsuit against the company in the…

Some Traders Think This New Meme Coin Could Explode After Raising $7.5 During Crypto’s Price Crash This Week

cryptopotato.com Some traders are increasingly starting to believe that a newly emerging multi-chain meme coin is setting the foundation to become the next doge-related project to explode.…

Nikkei Slumps, Hang Seng Dips as Middle East Fears Grip

asiafinancial.com Asia’s major stock indexes suffered a bruising end to the week as the situation in the Middle East escalated again after Israel’s missile attack on Iran. Shares and bond…

There should be no rush to replay Hipgnosis’s noisy stock market experiment

theguardian.com So ends a stock market experiment that is unlikely to be repeated in a hurry: Hipgnosis Songs Fund, the music royalties company with songs by the likes of Beyoncé, Blondie…

Stock Market Today: Stocks rise as bond rout eases; Nvidia leads chip gains

thestreet.com Check back for updates throughout the trading day U.S. equity futures nudged higher Thursday, while the dollar gave back recent gains against its global peers, as investors…

Hang Seng, Nikkei Rally on Tech Boost, Fed Rate Bets

asiafinancial.com Asian stocks rallied on Thursday as investors took a breather after some calm returned to the markets amid worries over US interest rates and tensions in the Middle East.…

Asian Stocks Finish Higher After Yellen Remarks on Dollar. European Shares Gain

barrons.com Stock markets in Asia gained on Thursday after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen acknowledged concerns that the dollar is too strong for some countries. Yellen met with her…

Music investment firm Hipgnosis agrees $1.4 billion sale to Concord

cnbc.com Nile Rodgers of Chic performs on stage at North Sea Jazz Festival at Ahoy on July 14, 2018 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. London-listed Hipgnosis Songs Fund, the music…

UK music investor Hipgnosis agrees £1.1bn takeover by Concord Chorus

theguardian.com The embattled British music royalties investment fund Hipgnosis, which owns the rights to songs by artists from Beyoncé to Neil Young, has agreed to a $1.4bn (£1.1bn)…

Stock market today: Wall Street ticks higher as pressure eases from the bond market

abcnews.go.com U.S. stocks are holding firmer, and the S&P 500 is rising to potentially break its three-day losing streak NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks are holding firmer Wednesday, and the S &…

United Kingdom’s FTSE 100: Reversion Or Dead Cat Bounce?

forbes.com In the market it is often hard to see the wood for the trees. However, a really long-term view is a good place to start. The current perspective is that the U.K. market is a…

S&P 500 Edges Lower; PacBio Shares Plunge - Calidi Biotherapeutics (AMEX:CLDI), Barnes & Noble Education

benzinga.com U.S. stocks traded mixed toward the end of trading, with the S&P 500 falling around 0.3% on Tuesday. The Dow traded up 0.02% to 37,741.96 while the NASDAQ fell 0.20% to…

Stock Market Today: Stocks nudge higher as Treasury yields, dollar ease

thestreet.com Check back for updates throughout the trading day U.S. equity futures bumped higher Wednesday, while Treasury yields and the dollar held steady, as investors looked to snap…

Nikkei Dips on Profit Taking, Hang Seng Flat Despite Rules Boost

asiafinancial.com Asia’s major stock indexes saw a mixed day of trading on Wednesday with US interest rates, conflict in the Middle East, regulatory policy moves and profit-booking all having…

Asian Stocks Retreat, European Markets Bounce Back

barrons.com Stock markets in Asia retreated on Wednesday, following U.S. shares Tuesday after the Federal Reserve indicated interest rates may stay higher for longer. Japan’s Nikkei…

Middle East conflict risks sharp rise in oil prices, says IMF

theguardian.com An escalating Middle East conflict risks leading to higher oil prices, a reversal of the recent fall in inflation and a puncturing of the optimistic mood in financial…

The U.K.’s FTSE Is Due To Get Boosted By Takeovers

forbes.com A lot of post-Covid problems have been laced at doors of supply chain problems. It’s a misleading idea because the words evoke a mechanical conveyor of goods where in fact…

Ex-Shell CEO van Beurden joins KKR to advise on climate investments

ft.com Dutchman led FTSE 100 group’s push into biofuels, hydrogen and renewable power

Stock Market Today: Stocks edge higher as Israel-Iran risks grip markets

thestreet.com Check back for updates throughout the trading day U.S. equity futures edged higher in early Tuesday trading, following on from the biggest two-day decline on Wall Street…

International Paper agrees to buy rival DS Smith in £7.8bn deal

ft.com FTSE 100 group agrees sale to Memphis-based rival as industry consolidation quickens

Nikkei, Hang Seng Slide as US Data Dashes Rate Hopes

asiafinancial.com Asian stocks were in retreat on Tuesday after already fading hopes of US rates cuts anytime soon were dashed further, while tensions in the Middle East also weighed heavily…

European and Asia Stocks Fall Amid Uncertainty From Middle East

barrons.com Stock markets in Asia and Europe fell on Tuesday on concerns that growing geopolitical worries could lead to higher oil prices and faster inflation, keeping interest rates…

UK packaging firm DS Smith agrees £5.8bn takeover by US group

theguardian.com The FTSE 100 UK packaging firm DS Smith is to be taken over by a bigger US rival, International Paper, after the companies agreed a £5.8bn all-share deal. Tennessee-based…

Activist investor calls on Wood Group to consider New York listing

ft.com Sparta Capital urges FTSE 250 engineering services group to also examine a possible sale

Apax Partners Acquires HR/Payroll Firm Zellis Group

pymnts.com Private equity group Apax Partners will acquire HR/payroll software firm Zellis from Bain Capital. “Zellis is a recognised leader in the payroll and HR software market, a…

Britishvolt ‘gigafactory’ site sold for £110m to US private equity firm

theguardian.com The site in north-east England previously owned by the failed battery startup Britishvolt has been bought for £110m by a US private equity firm, which plans to build one of…

UK Stocks: PageGroup (PAGE) Shares Fall on Lower Q1 Profits

tipranks.com In key news on UK stocks, shares of FTSE 250-listed PageGroup PLC (GB:PAGE) fell sharply after the company reported lower Q1 profits due to a hirin...

Nikkei, Hang Seng Dip on Israel-Iran Fears, China Stocks Gain

asiafinancial.com Asia’s shares were in retreat at the start of the week with investors unnerved by the escalation in violence between Israel and Iran and the threat of wider conflict in the…

Week ahead in the markets: risk-aversion expected to take centre stage

euronews.com Geopolitical tensions and central banks’ rhetoric on monetary policy will remain the focus of market participants, also Netflix is scheduled to release its Q1 earnings…

1 Simple Vanguard ETF Could Turn $500 Per Month Into $50,000 in Annual Dividend Income

finance.yahoo.com Replacing your paycheck, or at least part of it, with a steady stream of dividends is a great retirement strategy. Not only could you earn enough from your investments to…

Why ‘the dam would break’ if Shell quit the FTSE

finance.yahoo.com Endless hours have been spent imagining a world without oil as net zero looms decades in the future. In London, however, stock exchange chiefs face the prospect of a more…