Royal Mail to join FTSE 100 two months after stock flotation Postal firm’s share price has nearly doubled since its high profile and controversial partial-privatisation in October.
FTSE 100 records best daily gain for five weeks as Royal Bank of Scotland recovers from recent falls Leading shares boosted by reasonable economic figures from UK, eurozone and US despite Chinese dip.
Banks move higher as FTSE gains ground ahead of US Federal Reserve meeting Investors await news from Fed chairman Ben Bernanke on extent of its bond buying programme.
FTSE falls for third day to seven week low on takeover tales and Greek woes Leading shares hit by corporate and eurozone worries, as well as continuing central bank concerns.
Survey shows all FTSE 100 companies’ final salary pension schemes could be shut within a decade More than a quarter of FTSE 100 companies have shut their final salary pension schemes to all their workers, and the pace of closure could mean they are all closed within a decade, pensions consultants have warned. A survey […]
The FTSE 100 has come within striking distance of its all-time high as global stock markets continue to rise on a wave of investor optimism, buoyed by recent upbeat economic news out of the US and Asia and hopes that central banks will keep up their support for the recovery.
Index closes at 6803.87 – just 130 points below peak reached on 30 December 1999 at height of the dotcom boom The London stock market is within sight of its all-time closing high after another surge in share prices on Tuesday. After drifting for much of the day, the FTSE 100 index of Britain’s top […]
Research has found that the UK’s biggest public companies have more than 8,000 subsidiaries or joint ventures in tax havens – but which businesses have the most? • Get the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian Which major UK corporations keep subsidiaries in tax havens? The short answer, according to updated […]
• Only two of FTSE 100 have no subsidiaries in havens• Big four banks and Tesco among biggest users • ActionAid findings described as shaming by Lib Dem peer The UK’s 100 biggest public companies are running more than 8,000 subsidiaries or joint ventures in onshore and offshore tax havens, according to research published on […]
Central bank action, reasonable economic data and upbeat company results continued to support the market Leading shares rose for the seventh day in a row on Friday, with the FTSE 100 index closing above 6600 for the first time since October 2007. A combination of central bank action, reasonable economic data and upbeat company results […]