Round-up of events towards end of December
Would mark historic level
Also boosted by Trump's spending plans
EM indices at four-month lows
FTSE 100 stronger
Providers could adopt 'loss leader' approach
Outflows reached record $1trn last year
UK tourism industry continues to suffer
Dow Jones and Nasdaq suffer falls
Markets across the world respond well to 0.25% increase
Easyjet and Glencore big winners
FTSE opens 2% higher
Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, explores if US valuation measures could be leading investors to the wrong conclusions
The FTSE 100 has opened lower once again after US markets suffered their worst one day drop so far this year on continued concerns over a Greek default.
The S&P reached a further record high at closing yesterday, as disappointing economic data coming out of the US alleviated fears of an interest rate rise in the near future.
A UK futures trader has been accused by US authorities of contributing to the 2010 'flash crash' which saw the Dow Jones plunge 600 points in five minutes.
US stock markets followed in the footsteps of the FTSE 100 on Monday, with the Nasdaq reaching its highest level for almost 15 years.
The FTSE 100 has dropped sharply again this morning as fears over significant falls in the oil price and other macroeconomic issues weighed on stocks.
Barings multi-asset manager Christopher Mahon has warned the chances of a fresh Black Monday-style crash are rising, as policy decisions increasingly drive markets.
Shares on Wall Street have recorded the worst three-day streak since 2011 after another sharp move lower overnight, with investors continuing to fret over the end of the US Federal Reserve's bond buying programme.
The S&P 500 slipped below its record peak above 2,000 overnight as the Ukraine crisis weighed on markets globally.
The FTSE 100 is on course for its worst day in four months as nervous investors begin August in cautious mode.
The US' two main markets climbed to record highs on Thursday, driven by better than expected jobs data.
Impending US employment data expected to show a further improvement in the country's economy sparked gains for equity indices around the globe overnight.