London's leading shares index ended the week moving further away from the elusive 6,000 mark today as it fell into the red on concerns over the US fiscal cliff.
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The London market surrendered earlier gains today after worrying figures on the US economy overshadowed encouraging data from Asian powerhouse China.
Impressive figures from China's manufacturers helped lift some of the most heavily-weighted stocks on London's leading shares index today.
London's leading shares index lost more than 1% today as a series of protests against austerity measures across Europe rattled investor confidence.
London's leading shares index stood still today as investors heeded warnings that figures showing an end to the UK's double-dip recession masked weak underlying health.
London's leading shares index steadied today as social media giant Facebook and aviation firm Boeing put an end to a disappointing run of gloomy results in the US.
London's leading shares index ended its losing streak today after positive figures from the US jobs market boosted confidence.
A stark warning over global growth prospects from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) saw London's leading shares index close in the red today.
The FTSE 100 Index made modest gains today, adding 17.5 points to 5,794.8, following yesterday's 2% surge in the wake of the European Central Bank's move to offer unlimited funds to lower debt-ridden countries' borrowing costs.
The FTSE 100 Index failed to make progress today and finished down 0.9 points at 5,775.7 amid investor caution over fresh eurozone worries and disappointing data in the US.
London's leading shares index ended the week on a high note today amid hopes for a solution to the eurozone crisis and a resilient performance from the scandal-hit banking sector.
Fears over the health of the Chinese economy put an end to five days of gains on London's leading shares index today.
London's leading shares index closed ahead for the fifth day in a row today as positive jobs data in the US offset fears over a slowdown in China.
A recent rally on London's leading shares index all but ground to a halt today.
London's leading shares index made solid gains today as euphoria from a positive US jobs report and optimism around the future of the euro boosted investor confidence.
London's leading shares index surged to a three-month high today as encouraging US jobs figures took the focus away from Europe's failure to tackle its debt crisis.
London's leading shares index fell 1% today as investors began to lose faith that central banks would roll out more emergency stimulus measures this week.
Fears that Spain is on the verge of asking for a full-blown bailout from the EU triggered a rout on world markets today.
The FTSE 100 Index closed 56.2 points lower at 5,608.3 today despite US unemployment claims falling to their lowest level in four years in a rare hopeful sign for the world's biggest economy.
Banking shares dragged London's leading shares index lower today amid continuing fears that more lenders will be embroiled in the rate-rigging scandal.
The FTSE 100 Index fell 52.7 points to 5,513.7 today as bleak economic data from the US and China continued to hit sentiment.
Fresh hopes that the Bank of England will launch another round of stimulus measures lifted London's leading shares index today.
A surge in Spain's borrowing costs to within bail-out territory triggered another session of losses for London's leading shares index today.
London's leading shares index closed higher today despite borrowing costs in Spain hitting euro-era highs and doubts over EU plans to save the country's banking sector.
Bleak US jobs figures and worrying manufacturing data from the UK and overseas saw London's leading shares index continue its miserable run today.