The pound is down 0.21% against the Euro and off 0.04% against the US dollar at the time of writing
The FTSE 100 closed around 15 points lower - at 7,715
Turns out it was a blue Christmas for the UK retail sector, with sales data showing a worse than expected December period.
The FTSE 100 closed lower on Thursday as there was no clear direction across global equities
The fall-out from the Carillion collapse continued, the US market saw more volatility, meanwhile, Bitcoin continued to slump testing US$10,000.
London’s blue-chip benchmark closed around 13 points lower on the day at 7,755
The FTSE 100 closed lower. With no Wall Street session there were fewer trading catalysts to turn the tide.
The Footsie set another record closing level but it was not entirely storming ahead; most of the gain was down to bid stock GKN's 25% rise
FTSE 100 closed in London around 14 points higher at 7,762
The UK blue chip index rose to a new record high on Wednesday
London's top tier index reached a new record high on Tuesday, led by supermarket shares
London's top tier index closed down nearly 28 points at 7,696
It was another quiet day in London but also another record close
If you happen to work for a FTSE 100 company, your boss has already earned more in the past two-and-a-half days then the average UK employee will this year
On a separate note, Mifid II comes into force today with the aim of increasing transparency and making everyone in the investment chain more accountable for their decisions
The FTSE 100 gave up some of the gains made on its recent record-breaking run, with the pound's rise partially to blame
London shares closed at new records as traders now turn attention to 2018
The FTSE 100 finished little changed at 7,622 on the back of a rally in mining shares.
For the 29th year in the past 34, the blue chips have closed up on the first trading day after Christmas...
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) says that UK GDP grew by 1.7% in the three months to September
The FTSE 100 index closed up 78 points at 7,603, just off the all time high
The FTSE 100 index closed down 18.87 points at 7,525 on a day of light volumes
The UK blue chip index closed around seven points higher at 7,544, below the day’s peak of 7,563
The UK blue chip index closed up 46.44 points at 7,537
A slump in the value of the pound was, as usual, a signal for investors to pile into FTSE 100 stocks