24 September 2021 - The FTSE 100 index was down fractionally on Thursday (23 September) on the back of hawkish comments from the Bank of England, which sees inflation peaking above 4% this year, heightening chances of monetary policy action.
17 September 2021 - The FTSE 100 index of stocks was up marginally on Thursday (16 September) thanks to soaring travel stocks after Ryanair upgraded its growth target for passengers.
10 September 2021 - The FTSE 100 index of stocks fell 1% on Thursday (9 September) on the back of renewed fears of slowing economic growth in the face of supply issues and the delta variant of COVID.
27 August 2021 - The FTSE 100 edged lower on Thursday (26 August) as investors trod carefully ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s annual symposium in Jackson Hole on Friday (27 August).
13 August 2021 - The FTSE 100 was dragged into the red on Thursday (12 August) after London-listed miners Rio Tinto Limited (RIO) and Evraz plc (EVR) went ex-dividend, causing their shares to nosedive 7.6% and 7.1%, respectively.
06 August 2021 - The FTSE 100 was off by a fractional 0.048% on Thursday as investors absorbed the latest interest rate decision from the Bank of England. Sterling rose 0.4% on the news that the BoE would hold rates at 0.1% for now.
30 July 2021 - The FTSE 100 soared higher on Thursday (29 July) following a number of strong earnings updates and dividend announcements from the likes of Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDSA) and Anglo American plc (AAL).
02 July 2021 - The FTSE 100 made strong gains on Thursday (1 July) as the Bank of England governor calmed fears of persistent inflation.
04 June 2021 - The FTSE 100 finished the day down on Thursday (3 June) as travel firms faced bad news from changes to the UK Government Covid travel green list.
21 May 2021 - The FTSE 100 rose 1% to 7,019.79 on Thursday (20 May) as investors were heartened by an improving economic picture in Europe and the US.
07 May 2021 - The FTSE 100 leapt higher on Thursday (6 May) as the Bank of England (BoE) upgraded its forecasts for the UK economy (see Economic Update).
16 April 2021 - The FTSE 100’s revival gathered pace on Thursday (15 April) as the index returned to pre-pandemic levels and ended the day within a whisker of 7,000.
01 April 2021 - Better than expected economic data (see Economic Update) boosted the pound on Wednesday (31 March), which acted as a drag on the FTSE 100.
19 March 2021 - Both the FTSE 100 and 250 were relatively flat on Thursday, posting small gains as the Bank of England announced it was holding interest rates at 0.1%.
12 March 2021 - Both the FTSE 100 and 250 rose in trading on Thursday as investors continued a markets revival after the US House of Representatives agreed a huge $1.9 trillion stimulus package for the world’s largest economy.
26 February 2021 - Plunging US share prices dragged the FTSE 100 into the red following a relatively strong start for the UK’s blue-chip index on Thursday (25 February)
12 February 2021 - The FTSE 100 ended the day flat on Thursday (11 February), with some experts blaming post-Brexit trade friction with the European Union for the lacklustre performance of British shares.
15 January 2021 - The FTSE 100 took off on Thursday (14 January) after reports that the Government was planning to ramp up its coronavirus vaccination programme.