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FTSE falls as ITV broadcasts advertising warning, Aviva advances on record operating profits

London’s FTSE 100 fell 41 points to 6,774.6 early on Thursday, dragged down by ongoing coronavirus fears, a confidence knock from Flybe’s collapse into administration, and losses for the likes of miners Rio Tinto (RIO) and BHP (BHP) as well as a share price slide from Standard Chartered (STAN). Also weighing down the blue chip benchmark was free-to-air broadcaster ITV (ITV), which plunged ...

Market report: Slow start for UK stocks as Royal Mail fights strike threat and Games Workshop jumps

UK share dealing gets off to a slow start on a typically quiet Friday morning session with investor attention elsewhere. At the start of share trading the benchmark FTSE 100 is down roughly 25 points at 7,382.04, led by miners Evraz (EVR) and Anglo American (AAL), both off by around 3% at 373.7p and £20.495 respectively. British American Tobacco (BATS) tops the FTSE 100 leader board on ...

Market report: FTSE struggles on disappointing corporate updates as De La Rue warns again and Next sees lower growth

UK stocks opened slightly lower on Wednesday as markets digested news of the first UK December general election since 1923. The FTSE 100 index of leading stocks was down 14 points or 0.2% to 7,293 while the FTSE 250 was down 36 points or 0.2% to 20,131. Healthcare, Food producers and beverages were leading the market while general retailers, Oil services and mining stocks were showing ...

Market report: Gains in Asia-focused banks offset domestic political concerns

UK shares opened firmer on Wednesday despite further political uncertainty after MPs voted against the Government last night, prompting fears that the prime minister would seek a snap general election under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act. The FTSE 100 index gains 0.6% to 7,312 with banks, insurers, miners, oils and retailers contributing positively. Among the banks, index heavy-weight HSBC ...
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