RISERS AND FALLERS
The FTSE 100 extended its gains thanks to a weaker pound on Friday, though the rise was led by CRH on the back of comments from chief executive Albert Manifold about a possible US listing.
London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 2% to 20,191. 13 in afternoon trade on Friday.
London's FTSE 100 index was struggling to stay on the right side of the line by Thursday afternoon, with drugmaker Shire and media stocks in the driving seat to offset the weight of some major stocks going ex-dividend.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 7% to 20,143. 34 in afternoon trade on Thursday as investors digested the latest retail sales data.
The FTSE 250 index was on the up on Wednesday afternoon, led by news-driven gains for precious metals miners Polymetal and Hochschild, oil services engineer Hunting and price comparison site Moneysupermarket.
London's FTSE 100 was up 1. 2% to 7,314. 59 in afternoon trade on Wednesday as the pound took a hit from the latest inflation data, which cast doubts over the prospect of a BoE rate hike next month.
London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 3% to 19,836. 70 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, as investors digested the latest round of UK jobs data.
Retailers led the FTSE 100 index higher on Tuesday as the squeeze on household real incomes was shown to be easing.
London's FTSE 250 was down 0. 2% to 19,802. 10 in afternoon trade on Monday.
London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 5% to 7,230. 68 in afternoon trade on Monday, weighed down by a stronger pound.
The FTSE 100 had its head just above water on Friday afternoon, as investors kept an eye on the geopolitical situation, with the latest Chinese trade data in focus and US bank earnings eyed.
London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 4% to 19,856. 46 in afternoon trade on Friday, with broker notes providing most of the action.
London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 1% to 7,249. 32 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Greene King shares fizzed higher and led the FTSE 250 risers after the company said it remained well placed to withstand external market challenges and deliver long-term value to its shareholders despite sales taking a hit from the 'Beast from the East' snowy weather earlier this year.
London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 2% to 7,253. 67 in afternoon trade on Wednesday as investors digested a slew of UK data and looked ahead to the release of the latest FOMC minutes.
BCA Marketplace motored to the top of the FTSE 250 risers on Wednesday as the Webuyanycar. com owner said full year trading was ahead of expectations with “strong profit growth and with a net debt position lower than market forecasts”.
Mining stocks regained their lustre on Tuesday after the US Russian sanctions-inspired pounding they took a day earlier.
London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 7% to 19,629. 20 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, tracking broader equity gains as comments from China's Xi Jinping helped to assuage worries about a trade war between the US and China.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 3% to 7,159. 42 in afternoon trade on Monday, weighed down by stocks with exposure to Russia.
US sanctions against Russia took their toll on the FTSE 250, with precious metals miner Polymetal looking distinctly dull as shares in the company took a hammering on Monday.