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As of 13:29 30 March 2017 - Market open
index value 7362.65 index change: -11.07 index change percentage: down -0.15%
Open
7373.72
Previous close
7373.72
52 week high
7429.81
52 week low
5923.53

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Today 30.03.2017

12:53

FTSE slides as sterling strengthens

UK shares reverse early gains as the pound rises against the dollar and euro.
10:48

Love for Morrisons from analysts

Shares in Morrison Supermarkets are among the big winners on the FTSE 100 today .

They are up almost 2%.

Analysts at Bank of America raised their view of the shares to "buy", saying it has one of the strongest balance sheets in the sector and generates strong cash flow.

They note that soon the cash on its balance sheet is expected to exceed all its debts and liabilities.

Yesterday 29.03.2017

17:18

Markets 'shrug off' Article 50 letter

Sterling and shares remain calm as the countdown to the UK's exit from the European Union begins.

28.03.2017

16:55

Plumbing firm Wolseley leads FTSE higher

Shares in plumbing goods firm Wolseley end the day nearly 6% up after it reports a big rise in profits.
16:47

FTSE 100 closes higher

The benchmark London index has closed higher after the pound slipped ahead of the triggering of Article 50 on Wednesday. 

The FTSE 100 gained 49.92 points, or 0.68%, to 7,343.42 as the pound shed 0.33% against the dollar to $1.25170.

Among the best performers was  Wolseley , up 5.37% after the plumbing firm reported a big rise in profits. 

Bank  Standard Chartered  gained 3.98% while publisher  Pearson  was up 3.63%.

13:27

FTSE flounders

Image copyright The AA

Both the FTSE 100 and the 250 are treading water in afternoon trading.   

One winner is the AA, up almost 5%, which Hargreaves Lansdown analyst Nicholas Hyett says reflects good news from its roadside assistance division. 

"The group has managed to reverse long-standing trends by reporting growth in member numbers. With retention rates on the rise too, these results mark an important milestone in its turnaround plan. There is still plenty of work to be done, however," he says.

Meanwhile, the decision by private equity firm JC Flowers to sell a 10% stake in OneSavings has sent shares in the bank down 6.4%. 

Flowers remains a 40%-plus shareholder, however, so there could be further sales to come, Hyett adds.

09:49

FTSE 100 update

Wolseley remains the stand-out leader on an otherwise lacklustre day so far for the FTSE 100. The building materials group is up more than 6% after reporting a big rise in profits. 

Randgold, down 1.5%, is the biggest faller despite the gold miner's bullish update on trading prospects.

The FTSE 100 is up 0.05% at 7,296.7 points. The FTSE 250 is also virtually flat, down just 0.08% at 18,885.4. 

08:06
Breaking

FTSE opens higher

The London market has done better than yesterday's stumble, managing a 0.25% rise to 7,313 points as trading begins.

Despite its £129m fine, Tesco shares are down just 0.4% at 189.1p, meaning they are virtually flat over the past 12 months.

27.03.2017

16:57

FTSE falls as pound jumps against dollar

Sterling hits a seven-week dollar high after Donald Trump suffers a setback in Congress.
15:35

Wall Street down after health bill pulled

US shares finish lower amid fears President Trump's tax and infrastructure agenda will be derailed.
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