London’s blue chip share index has ended the session in the red after a raft of gloomy updates from the likes of Pearson and Premier Inn owner Whitbread.
London Stock Exchange
Traders were unimpressed with the latest jobs numbers to come out of the US on Friday afternoon, sending the FTSE 100 into the red.
The London Stock Exchange’s blue chip index ended its Christmas rally of 11 straight days of growth by turning red on Monday – the final full day’s trading in 2019.
The FTSE 100 soared more than 2% on Monday as investors continued to enjoy the election result and took comfort in the US and China taking the first tentative steps towards a new trade deal.
International politics took over the markets on Friday, to end the week on a high as the Conservatives won the UK General Election, and Washington and Beijing reached an early-stage deal on trade.
UK-focused companies listed on the London Stock Exchange enjoyed some of their biggest ever surges following confirmation that the Conservatives have won the General Election.
The London markets moved higher, helped by gains for tobacco companies following a confident update from British American Tobacco (BAT).
The FTSE 100 led a forward charge of global stocks as the UK’s private companies felt the pinch in a tough November.
Aberdeen City Council’s credit outlook has been downgraded from ‘stable’ to ‘negative’ by a leading investment agency.
The London market nudged higher despite a mixed day which saw telecoms firms slump after the Labour Party outlined plans to turn broadband into a public service.
Aberdeen City Council is spending more than £115,000 a day paying back loan debt – a sum higher than the hefty budget shortfall it is preparing to tackle.
Wealth management firm Charles Stanley has set up shop in Aberdeen as part of its plans for expansion.
Oil and gas producer Premier Oil said today that it would be joining the FTSE 250 Index on June 18.
North and north-east businesses are well-represented in an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.
There was big news in the world of finance this morning as Goldman Sachs banker David Schwimmer was named the new chief executive of the London Stock Exchange.
Shares in Rockrose Energy were today readmitted for trading on the London Stock Exchange.
Diageo’s 20th year was toasted at the London Stock Exchange yesterday.
Three north-east firms have joined an international “elite” and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in a move aimed at spurring them onto further growth.
A brief ceremony at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has seen Springfield Properties’ executive chairman Sandy Adam signal the launch of trading in the Moray housebuilder’s shares.
The attention of around 75 employees of Elgin-based housebuilder Springfield Properties will be firmly focused on the London Stock Exchange this morning.
Plans being announced today by Moray-based housebuilder Springfield Properties to float on the London Stock Exchange, are expected to net the family-run firm up to £25million.
London Stock Exchange (LSE)’s new 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report celebrates the achievements of 25 Scottish firms and more than half of them are in the north and north-east.
Aberdeen City Council insiders have revealed the local authority could return to the London Stock Exchange to seek a new bond of £130million after receiving fresh inquiries from investors.
Aberdeen MPs have backed a campaign to encourage more Scottish firms to join the international Elite programme.
Aberdeen City Council has taken the first steps towards issuing its own bonds on the London Stock Exchange.
Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) chief executive Martin Gilbert and other key figures from the Granite City-based finance firm got trading formally under way on the London Stock Exchange yesterday.
Bryant Group (Scotland) Ltd has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.