FTSE 100

As of 15:33 18 October 2017 - Market open
index value 7551.5 index change: 35.33 index change percentage: up 0.47%
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Today 18.10.2017


FTSE helped by weaker sterling

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The FTSE 100 is up about 25 points at 7,542, helped by a 0.15% fall in the pound to $1.3170.

The ONS said UK wage growth edged above forecasts, bolstering expectations for a Bank of England rate hike before the year is out.

Shares in household products giant Reckitt Benckiser were down about 1.3% after the firm cut its full-year sales forecast. Reckitt is struggling with fallout from a cyber attack, a failed product launch and a safety scandal in South Korea.

The biggest faller on the blue-chip index is Merlin Entertainments, off 2.1% after brokers cut their target prices after it reported meagre like-for-like growth yesterday.


Pearson's progress boosts FTSE 100

The education publisher continues to rise as investors take heart from its latest trading statement.

FTSE higher

The FTSE 100 has made modest gains as trading gets underway, adding 0.2% to 7.529 points.

Reckitt Benckiser has slipped 2% following that slide in sales, but Foxtons is up 2.8%.

Yesterday 17.10.2017


FTSE 100 slips as sterling loses ground

The pound drops as the Bank of England's new deputy governor says he is not close to backing a rate rise.



FTSE 100 falls from record as GKN sinks

A profit warning from the engineering firm sends its shares down sharply and weighs on the market.



FTSE 100 hits record as pound wilts

Comments from Michel Barnier that Brexit talks are at a "deadlock" send sterling lower.

FTSE ends at new high

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The FTSE 100 has closed at a record high of 7,556.24 points, partly following a fall in sterling sparked by concerns about the state of Brexit negotiations.



Dunelm sitting pretty as Mondi slumps

Shares in the soft furnishings retailer jump, while Mondi slides after warning on profits.



Domino's shares jump as sales surge

The pizza firm delivers a strong rise in sales despite an "uncertain" consumer environment.



FTSE 100 slips as pound recovers

Sterling regains some of the ground lost last week, when it hit a one-month dollar low.
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