Topic: FTSE 100 Index

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  • Stocks fall on Asia's gloomy economic outlook

    US stocks faltered Monday after the World Bank said Asia's economies won't grow as much as expected this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 36 points to 13574 an hour after the opening bell. 

  • Stocks barely flinch after good jobs report

    Stocks initially rose on news of the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8 percent. But in afternoon trading, stocks failed to hang onto early gains.

  • Markets buoyed by US manufacturing, but Spain is still a drag

    Financial markets across the globe continued to ride the wave of good US economic news Tuesday morning, despite concerns in Greece and Spain. In the US, markets are poised for a strong opening, but analysts are waiting for key economic data to be released this week. 

  • September manufacturing growth lifts stocks

    Stocks got a boost from the latest manufacturing report, which showed growth in September. The manufacturing report came out half an hour after trading began, and sparked Monday's jump in stock prices.

  • Stocks stumble towards end of solid 3Q

    Stocks fell Friday in all industry groups in the S&P 500 except utilities. The biggest losses were in telecommunications and information technology stocks. But the big indices are still up 4 percent or more for three months.

  • World markets recover as Spain, Greece brace for austerity

    Th mood in the financial markets improved slightly Thursday, though investors remained concerned about violent protests in Greece and Spain over planned austerity measures. Worries that the Spanish government is losing control continued to hurt that country's markets.

  • Stock markets, US futures steady on hopes Spain asks for aid

    As global economy worsens, investors expect Spain to negotiate a bailout, easing fears about a eurozone breakup. Major Asian, European market indexes showed little change, while S&P futures were up modestly.

  • FedEx's weak outlook leaves stocks mixed

    Stock prices were mixed Tuesday after FedEx sharply reduced its fiscal-year profit forecast. FedEx's stock fell $2.73, or 3.1 percent, to close at $86.55.

  • Spain dithers: Stocks fall, borrowing costs rise

    Stock markets fall as investors grow nervous about Spain's delay in asking for a bailout. Spain's bond yields rise, but bond auctions generate strong response.

  • ECB bond-buying boosts markets in early trading

    European Central Bank's bond-buying plan continued to lift financial markets on Friday ahead of key US jobs data. European Central Bank president Mario Draghi unveiled a plan Thursday to to buy unlimited amounts of short-term bonds from euro countries that request help.