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As of 00:03 25 June 2017 - Market closed
index value 25211.55 index change: -71.39 index change percentage: down -0.28%
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25695.74
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18920.99

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Yesterday 23.06.2017

12:53

FTSE 100 slides as pound rises

UK shares lose ground but the pound climbs against the dollar.

22.06.2017

17:12

FTSE falls as oil remains under pressure

Shares in oil companies weigh on the UK share index as crude prices remain above $45 a barrel.

21.06.2017

17:52

Provident leads financial stocks lower

The blue chip index slips after subprime lender sees its shares fall by 17.5%.

20.06.2017

17:05

FTSE 100 dragged lower by commodities

The blue chip index slips after falls in the price of copper, iron and oil.
13:11

FTSE 100 pares earlier gains

Let's get a quick update on the FTSE 100 - and it's currently at 7,513.43, a fall of 10 points or 0.14%.

Bank of England governor Mark Carney's speech caused sterling to fall and that drove the FTSE 100 higher, on the grounds that companies in the index, which make a lot of their profits abroad, benefit from a weaker pound.

But as the graph above shows, the FTSE has since retreated from those gains.

19.06.2017

18:03

FTSE 100 ends higher

The index followed other European markets higher after the success of Emmanuel Macron's party in the French legislative elections.
13:08

Stock markets across Europe higher

The FTSE 100 is up around half a percent at 7,497.

Sainsbury remains the big winner with a 2.5% gain.

There are stronger gains for stock markets on the continent of Europe.

In Paris the Cac-40 index is up almost 1%, following the large parliamentary majority won by Emmanuel Macron in Sunday's election.

Airbus is the leading share there with a 2.2% gain, it announced an order for 100 of its A320neo jets from a leasing firm.

In Frankfurt the Dax is up 0.8%, with steelmaker Thyssenkrupp the biggest winner.

08:20

FTSE 100 pushes higher

The FTSE 100 has made healthy gains in early trading. It's up almost 1% at 7,522.

Banks are doing well so far. Barclays is up almost 2%, Lloyds Banking Group is up almost 1%, RBS is up more than 1%.

Miners are also doing well, Anglo American is up 1.8%.

16.06.2017

17:07

FTSE 100 closes 0.6% up

Tesco and Sainsbury, down 4.9% and 3.8% respectively, were the main FTSE 100 losers. Marks & Spencer also fell 1.9%. Investors were spooked by Amazon's surprise deal to buy supermarket chain Whole Foods.

Whole Foods, although based mainly in the US, has nine outlets in the UK. Amazon already has a limited partnership with Morrison.

Away from the retail sector, shares in Rolls-Royce rose 1.4% after the engineering group said it had made a good start to 2017, with "all businesses performing in line with expectations".

The company also revealed that the weakness of the pound was set to lift revenues by £400m and profits by £50m. The drop in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote means that Rolls-Royce's dollar earnings are worth more when converted back into sterling.

The biggest risers on the FTSE 100 were St James's Place, up 4.2%, and Mondi, up 4.1%. The blue chip index itself closed up 0.6% at 7,463.5 points.

On the currency markets, the pound rose 0.2% against the dollar to $1.2787, but slipped 0.16% against the euro to 1.1424 euros.

16:55

Supermarket shares hit by Amazon deal

Shares in Tesco and Sainsbury's close lower on news of Amazon's deal to buy Whole Foods.
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