FTSE 100

As of 00:53 25 July 2016 - Market closed
index value 6730.48 index change: 30.59 index change percentage: up 0.46%
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52 week high
52 week low

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London's FTSE 100 hits new 11-month high

London's main share index - the FTSE 100 - ended higher as data fuelled expectations of Bank of England action to boost the economy.



London's FTSE closes as Easyjet falls

London's main share index, the FTSE 100, closes down, as Easyjet reports weak earnings.



Miners hold back FTSE 100 gains

The FTSE 100 is little changed by midday Wednesday, with shares in miners holding back the index.

Pound spikes after data and BoE comments

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The pound jumped against the dollar following the UK's latest employment data and comments from the Bank of England.

At one stage it hit 1.3166. That was up more than a cent from the lowpoint of today's trading.

The Bank of England said that it saw "no clear evidence" that a sharp slowdown was underway after the UK's vote to leave the European Union.



Miners hold back FTSE 100 gains

The FTSE closed little changed on Tuesday, with mining companies such as Glencore holding back gains.

Up and down for the pound

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The pound spiked after those inflation figures, reaching $1.3215, before slipping back. 

London Capital Group points out that inflation remains well below the Bank of England's 2% target, which is weighing on the pound. Also, the prospect of an interest rate cut in August is depressing sterling.



UK shares boosted by ARM takeover bid

The FTSE closes higher on Monday as shares in ARM Holdings soar by more than 40%.



UK shares end higher but pound is down

UK shares claw back earlier losses while the pound slides as investors continue to digest the Bank of England's latest rate decision.



Pound jumps as Bank keeps rates on hold

The pound jumps and shares fall after the Bank of England surprises the markets by keeping interest rates on hold.

Market update

The FTSE is positively perky this morning - up 0.84% to 6,726 - with miners and housebuilders leading the charge.

As for the pound, it is up 0.65% against the dollar at $1,3232 and against the euro it is up 0.54% at €1.1918.

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