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FTSE 100 opens sharply lower over US interest rate worries and geopolitical tensions

London?s FTSE 100 opened sharply lower on Tuesday, as US interest rate worries and geopolitical tensions continued to cast a dark cloud over equity markets.Only Mondi traded higher, with even packaging peer DS Smith falling despite agreeing to a takeover from International Paper, the latest twist in a takeover saga that also involved Mondi. Mondi is yet to respond to the development.The FTSE 100 i

Virgin Money UK receives Nationwide takeover offer but London stocks mixed on Thursday

Stock prices in London were a mixed bag at the open on Thursday, with the FTSE 100 lower ahead of the next ECB interest rate decision, despite boosts from Rentokil and Virgin Money UK.The FTSE 100 index opened down 19.49 points, 0.3%, at 7,659.82. The FTSE 250 was up 36.80 points, 0.2%, at 19,510.02, and the AIM All-Share was up 0.14 of a points at 737.77.The Cboe UK 100 was down 0.3% at 767.12, t

US stocks hit new highs on more evidence of a ‘soft landing’ | Wall Street Week

Helped by positive news on the economy, US markets had another strong week with the S&P500 index, the Nasdaq Composite and the Dow Industrials making new all-time highs.Real GDP (gross domestic product) expanded at an annual rate of 3.3% in the fourth quarter, marking a slowdown from the previous quarter?s 4.9% but above consensus forecasts of 2% suggesting the US economy remains on track for a ?s
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