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FTSE 100

As of 16:22 21 October 2017 - Market closed
index value 7523.23 index change: 0.19 index change percentage: up 0.003%
Open
7523.04
Previous close
7523.23
52 week high
7560.04
52 week low
6693.26

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Yesterday 20.10.2017

16:47

FTSE 100 fails to hit record high

The benchmark share index comes within range of hitting a fresh high, but closes just 0.19 points up.

19.10.2017

17:38

Unilever leads FTSE 100 lower

Sales growth at the consumer goods giant slows as it is hit by poorer weather in Europe and US hurricanes.

18.10.2017

18:27

Pearson's progress boosts FTSE 100

The education publisher continues to rise as investors take heart from its latest trading statement.
12:39

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.

08:08

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%.

17.10.2017

16:56

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.

13.10.2017

17:33

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.

12.10.2017

17:07

FTSE 100 hits record as pound wilts

Comments from Michel Barnier that Brexit talks are at a "deadlock" send sterling lower.
16:51

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.

11.10.2017

17:06

Dunelm sitting pretty as Mondi slumps

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