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London midday: Stocks lower on Middle East tensions as risk appetite fades
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were firmly in the red on Friday as traders reacted to rising tensions in the Middle East, with oil markets volatile as news continued to emerge from the region.
London open: Stocks fall on Middle East tensions as oil prices jump
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks fell on Friday morning after reports of Israel launching a retaliatory attack on Iran emerged, sending oil prices sharply higher.
London pre-open: Sharp falls expected after Israel retaliates
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks are expected to drop sharply on Friday morning after a flare-up of tensions in the Middle East.
London close: Stocks push ahead as airlines lead gains
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks finished firmly in positive territory on Thursday despite a brief dip in afternoon trade, as falling oil prices and a return in risk appetite helped equity markets higher following the recent sell-off.
London close: Stocks push ahead as airlines lead gains
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks finished firmly in positive territory on Thursday despite a brief dip in afternoon trade, as falling oil prices and a return in risk appetite helped equity markets higher following the recent sell-off.
London midday: Stocks rise as oil prices continue to drop
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were rising on Thursday but had given up some of their earlier gains by lunchtime with investor risk appetite still shaken by a sell-off earlier in the week, though falling oil prices were helping bolster markets for the time being.
London open: Airlines, financial stocks provide a lift
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 advanced on Thursday morning with strong gains from airline and financial stocks providing a big lift, as the index continues to recover from hitting a four-week low on Tuesday.
London pre-open: Stocks seen higher in early deals
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks are expected to open higher on Thursday as they continue to bounce back from a sharp sell-off earlier in the week on the back of escalating tensions in the Middle East and fading hopes of rate cuts by the Federal Reserve.
London close: Stocks mixed as bargain hunters pick over FTSE 100
(Sharecast News) - London stocks showed a mixed performance by the close on Wednesday, with the top-flight index in the green as investors hunted for bargains after its four-week low on Tuesday.
London midday: Stocks bounce back after sell-off, IDS soars
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were rising on Wednesday morning, rebounding slightly as investors went bargain-hunting after the FTSE 100 dropped to a four-week low the previous session.
London open: Stocks rebound from four-week low
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks edged higher on Wednesday morning as markets rebounded after the previous day's sell-off, with investors digesting domestic inflation data and hawkish comments from the head of the Federal Reserve.
London pre-open: Subdued start expected after huge sell-off
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were expected to open flat on Wednesday, as markets pause for breath following the previous session's sell-off which sent the FTSE 100 to its lowest level in four weeks.
London close: FTSE 100 sinks to four-week low as risk-off trade takes hold
(Sharecast News) - London's top-tier stock market closed at its lowest levels in four weeks on Tuesday as risk-off trading took over in light of escalating tensions in the Middle East and concerns that monetary loosening in the UK and US may not happen as quickly as hoped.
London midday: Risk appetite hammered by mixed data, Middle East fears
(Sharecast News) - UK equities were a sea of red on Tuesday with just six stocks on the FTSE 100 in positive territory, as a barrage of mixed economic data and rising concerns about conflict in the Middle East hammering market sentiment.
London open: Stocks hit four-week low on mixed data, Middle East tensions
(Sharecast News) - London stocks dropped to a four-week low on Tuesday morning as mixed economic data from the UK and China, along with rising tensions in the Middle East, hammered investors' appetite for risk.
London pre-open: FTSE 100 to hit one-month low on Israel, China fears
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks are expected to open at a one-month low on Tuesday on the back of rising Middle East tensions and a mixed bag of economic data from China.
London close: Stocks slip on renewed geopolitical tensions
(Sharecast News) - London's equity markets markets experienced a downturn on Monday, with losses particularly notable in the mining and oil sectors, as investors remained cautious amid to escalating geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.
London midday: Oil and mining stocks drag UK markets lower
(Sharecast News) - Losses in the mining and oil sectors were providing a drag on London's FTSE 100 on Monday, as investors scaled back their appetite for risk in light of rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.
London open: Israel-Iran tensions weigh on stocks early on
(Sharecast News) - Iran's attack on Israel overnight was weighing on London's stock market on Monday morning, with the FTSE 100 dropping 0.4% to 7,960 early on.
London pre-open: Stocks to fall as markets watch Middle East tensions
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks are expected to fall in early trading on Monday with investors likely to keep close eyes on the evolving situation between Israel and Iran, after Tehran launched drones and missiles overnight.
London close: Stocks mixed as data shows UK GDP growth
(Sharecast News) - London's markets closed with a mixed performance on Friday, as investors digested the latest GDP data suggesting an end to the recession in the UK.
London midday: Stocks extend gains as miners, housebuilders rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday as the latest GDP data suggested the UK recession had ended, with miners and housebuilders on the front foot.
London open: Stocks rally after GDP data, ahead of US earnings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday as the latest GDP data suggested the UK recession had ended and as investors eyed the start of US earnings season.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors mull GDP data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday as investors mulled the latest UK GDP data and eyed the start of US earnings season.
London close: Stocks finish lower as ECB stands pat
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished in negative territory on Thursday, as investors reacted to the European Central Bank's latest policy announcement and a producer price index release in the United States.
London midday: FTSE turns negative ahead of ECB; travel shares slump
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had moved into the red by midday on Thursday ahead of the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and PPI reading in the US, as investors continued to mull the impact of a hotter-than-expected US inflation print.
London open: FTSE nudges up ahead of ECB, US PPI
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged up in early trade on Thursday ahead of the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and PPI reading in the US, as investors continued to mull the impact of the hotter-than-expected US inflation print.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors eyed ECB
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise on Thursday ahead of the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and PPI reading in the US, as investors continued to mull the impact of a hotter-than-expected US inflation print a day earlier.
London close: Stocks finish higher as US inflation tops forecasts
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed positively on Wednesday, as investors processed a higher-than-anticipated inflation report from the US, while Tesco paced the gains following favourable results.
London midday: Tesco paces gains as investors eye US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Wednesday, with Tesco pacing the gains after well-received results, as investors eyed the latest US inflation reading.
London open: Stocks gain ahead of US CPI; Tesco in the black
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday as investors eyed the latest US inflation reading, with Tesco in the black after well-received results.
London pre-open: Stocks seen higher ahead of US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday as investors eyed the latest US inflation reading.
London close: Stocks slip ahead of ECB, US inflation print
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed lower on Tuesday, as investors braced for a key US inflation reading as well as a policy announcement from the European Central Bank later in the week.
London midday: FTSE flat as investors eye US CPI, ECB announcement
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady by midday on Tuesday as investors eyed the latest US inflation reading, a policy announcement from the European Central Bank and the start of earnings season across the pond.
London open: FTSE edges lower as investors eye US inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Tuesday as investors eyed the latest US inflation reading, a policy announcement from the European Central Bank and the start of earnings season across the pond later in the week.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted; retail sales growth picks up
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Tuesday as investors continued to eye the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and the start of US earnings season later in the week.
London close: Stocks rise at start of busy week
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed with gains on Monday as investors exercised caution ahead of key events later in the week.
London midday: Stocks muted ahead of busy week
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still just a touch higher by midday on Monday, with investors cautious at the start of a week that includes the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and the kick-off of US earnings season.
London open: Stocks little changed at start of busy week
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were little changed in early trade on Monday at the start of a week that includes the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and the kick-off of US earnings season.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after Friday's losses
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to gain at the open on Monday following heavy losses at the end of last week.
London close: Stocks finish lower as US payrolls top forecasts
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed lower on Friday amid a backdrop of heightened investor caution, following robust US job data for March, hawkish remarks from Federal Reserve officials, and escalating tensions in the Middle East.
London midday: FTSE stays down ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still firmly in the red by midday on Friday as sentiment was hit by hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials and escalating tensions in the Middle East.
London open: Stocks slump on hawkish Fed comments; payrolls eyed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell sharply in early trade on Friday, taking their cue from heavy losses on Wall Street, following hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials
London pre-open: FTSE seen flat ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Friday as investors eyed the all-important non-farm payrolls release, and mulled data showing that UK house prices fell for the first time in six months in March.
London close: Stocks manage gains ahead of US payrolls report
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed higher on Thursday, driven by a robust showing from the mining sector and as investors contemplated the UK services sector's latest figures.
London midday: Stocks gain as investors mull services reading
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Thursday, helped along by a solid performance from the mining sector, as investors mulled the latest reading on the UK services sector.
London open: FTSE nudges up ahead of services data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged up in early trade on Thursday following a mostly firmer US session, as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK services sector.
London pre-open: FTSE to edge up ahead of services data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Thursday following a mostly firmer US session, as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK services sector.
London close: Stocks reverse losses to finish slightly higher
(Sharecast News) - London markets saw modest gains by the close on Wednesday, following Wall Street higher in afternoon trading.
London midday: Stocks stay down on US rate cut doubts
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Wednesday following a weaker close on Wall Street, amid growing doubts over US interest rate cuts following solid economic data.
London open: Stocks fall on US rate cut doubts
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Wednesday following a weaker close on Wall Street, amid growing doubts over US interest rate cuts following solid economic data.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower on US rate cut worries
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday following a downbeat close on Wall Street, as doubts over US interest rate cuts grew following solid economic data.
London close: Stocks turn red on return from Easter break
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks experienced a downturn by the end of trading on Tuesday, as investors resumed activity following the extended weekend, with initial gains reversed by the close ahead of a week marked by a number of key economic data releases.
London midday: FTSE 100 hits 14-month high but gains modest
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were at their highest in 14 months Tuesday as investors returned to their desks after the long weekend, though gains were only modest ahead of a busy week for economic data which could decide on course for monetary policy in the short term.
London open: Mining and oil stocks lift FTSE early
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks put in decent gains on Tuesday morning, starting the second quarter off strongly on the back of a good performance from the mining and oil sectors early on.
London pre-open: Small gains expected early on
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks are expected to start the second quarter in positive territory, with the FTSE 100 called to open around the 8,000 mark on Tuesday.
London close: Stocks finish firmer ahead of Easter break
(Sharecast News) - London's equity markets closed higher on Thursday ahead of the Easter break, despite lingering concerns over the UK's recessionary status in the latter part of last year.
London midday: Stocks maintain gains ahead of Easter break
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still firmer by midday on Thursday as investors shrugged off data confirming the UK fell into recession in the second half of last year.
London open: Stocks edge up as investors mull GDP data; Spirent surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Thursday, as investors digested data confirming the UK fell into recession in the second half of last year.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up; GDP in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday following a positive session on Wall Street, as investors digested data confirming the UK fell into recession last year.
London close: Stocks manage small gains ahead of US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London markets managed modest gains by the close on Wednesday, as investor sentiment remained cautious ahead of a crucial US inflation report later in the week.
London close: Stocks manage small gains ahead of US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London markets managed modest gains by the close on Wednesday, as investor sentiment remained cautious ahead of a crucial US inflation report later in the week.
London midday: FTSE drifts lower; Diploma rallies on acquisition
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were a little weaker by midday on Wednesday, struggling for direction as investors eyed a key US inflation reading later in the week.
London open: Stocks nudge lower; Diploma surges on acquisition
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged lower in early trade on Wednesday following a slightly weaker close on Wall Street.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted after slightly weaker US close
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Wednesday following a slightly weaker close on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks rise as US consumer confidence remains stable
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed in positive territory on Tuesday, buoyed by a stable US consumer confidence report and anticipation for upcoming inflation data.
London midday: Stocks flat as investors eye US consumer confidence, inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were little changed by midday on Tuesday as investors eyed a key US consumer confidence reading and inflation data due later in the week.
London open: FTSE edges lower amid 'wait and see' mood
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Tuesday following a downbeat close on Wall Street, as investors eyed a key US inflation reading due later in the week.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower after negative US close
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday following a downbeat close on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks slip back after last week's peak
(Sharecast News) - London markets finished in the red on Monday, having traded below the waterline through the session after reaching a peak at the end of last week.
London midday: Stocks edge lower after last week's gains
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Monday, having closed at their highest level in more than a year at the end of last week.
London open: Stocks muted after Friday's highs; Kingfisher slumps
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were muted in early trade on Monday, having closed at their highest level in more than a year on Friday.
London pre-open: Stocks seen weaker after Friday's surge
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Monday, having closed at their highest level in more than a year on Friday.
London close: Stocks mixed as Bailey hints at rate cuts
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed in a mixed state on Friday as investors weighed optimistic retail sales data against remarks from Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey.
London midday: Stocks push higher after dovish Bailey, retail sales
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pushed higher by midday on Friday as investors mulled better-than-expected retail sales data and dovish remarks by Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey.
London open: FTSE nudges up as investors mull retail sales
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Friday as investors mulled the latest retail sales data.
London pre-open: Stocks to nudge down after retail sales, consumer confidence data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to nudge lower at the open on Friday following big gains a day earlier, as investors mulled the latest reading on UK consumer confidence and a stagnation in retail sales.
London close: Stocks rise as BoE keeps rates on hold
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed higher on Thursday, sustaining gains after the Bank of England adhered to expectations by maintaining interest rates at a 16-year high.
London midday: Stocks maintain gains as BoE stands pat
(Sharecast News) - London stocks maintained gains just after midday on Thursday after the Bank of England held rates at a 16-year high, as expected.
London open: Stocks rally after Wall St gains; BoE in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rallied in early trade on Thursday, taking their cue from strong gains on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve stood pat on interest rates and chair Jerome Powell struck a dovish note.
London pre-open: Stocks seen higher after US gains; BoE in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to jump at the open on Thursday following strong gains on Wall Street, after the Federal Reserve stood pat on interest rates and chair Jerome Powell struck a dovish note.
London close: Stocks mixed ahead of Fed, BoE decisions
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed with a mixed but little-changed performance on Wednesday, as investors digested a larger-than-expected slowdown in UK inflation.
London midday: Stocks just lower after inflation data; rate announcements eyed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a touch weaker by midday on Wednesday as investors mulled a bigger-than-expected fall in UK inflation, with caution in the air ahead of rate decisions from the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England.
London open: FTSE nudges lower after inflation data, ahead of Fed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged lower in early trade on Wednesday as investors mulled a bigger-than-expected fall in UK inflation, with caution in the air ahead of rate decisions from the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England.
London pre-open: Stocks seen flat; inflation falls more than expected
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a flat open on Wednesday as investors mulled the latest UK inflation data and looked ahead to a policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
London close: Stocks mixed as Japan ends negative rate policy
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed with a mixed performance on Tuesday, as investors weighed the implications of Japan's decision to end negative interest rates against upcoming policy announcements from the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England later in the week.
London midday: Stocks dip as investors mull BoJ, await Fed and BoE
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had dipped into the red by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled the end of negative rates in Japan and looked ahead to policy announcements from the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England this week.
London open: FTSE nudges up as BoJ hikes rates
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Tuesday as investors mulled the first rate hike by the Bank of Japan in 17 years and looked ahead to policy announcements from the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England this week.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down as BoJ ends negative interest rates
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday as investors mulled policy announcements from the Bank of Japan and Reserve Bank of Australia, and looked ahead to a key UK inflation reading this week.
London close: Stocks slip ahead of central bank decisions
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed with a slight downturn on Monday as investors monitored upcoming rate decisions from a number of central banks.
London midday: Stocks edge up ahead of rate decisions
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had edged higher by midday on Monday as investors eyed rate decisions this week from the Bank of Japan, the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England.
London open: Stocks steady as investors eye rate decisions
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady in early trade on Monday as investors eyed rate decisions this week from the Bank of Japan, the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors mull house price, manufacturing readings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday as investors digested the latest readings on house prices and manufacturing, and eyed a UK inflation print and a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday.
London close: Stocks finish mixed after Reckitt compo blow
(Sharecast News) - London's equity markets finished in a mixed state at the end of a quiet trading session on Friday, after another hotter-than-expected US inflation reading overnight.
London midday: Stocks edge up as IAG flies higher on upgrades
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had edged higher by midday on Friday in quiet trade, with IAG and Vodafone leading the charge, as investors continued to mull another hotter-than-expected US inflation reading.
London open: Stocks flat but Vodafone jumps on Swisscom deal
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady in early trade on Friday as investors continued to mull another hotter-than-expected US inflation reading, but Vodafone surged on news Swisscom is buying its Italian business.
London pre-open: Stocks seen flat as investors continue to mull US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a steady open on Friday following a downbeat close on Wall Street, after another hotter-than-expected US inflation reading.
London close: Stocks fall as US inflation tops forecasts
(Sharecast News) - London's equity markets finished in negative territory on Thursday, driven by a flurry of stocks going ex-dividend and investor reactions to the latest US producer inflation and jobless data.
London midday: Stocks stay flat ahead of US PPI; housebuilders rally
(Sharecast News) - London equity markets were still steady by midday on Thursday as a raft of stocks went ex-dividend, with all eyes on the release of the latest US inflation reading.
London open: FTSE flat as investors eye US PPI
(Sharecast News) - London equity markets were little changed in early trade on Thursday as a raft of stocks went ex-dividend, with all eyes on the release of the latest US inflation reading.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up as investors mull RICS survey
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Thursday as investors mulled the latest data on the UK housing market.
London close: Stocks mixed as UK economy returns to growth
(Sharecast News) - London markets finished with a mixed performance on Wednesday, following a surge on Tuesday, with investors buoyed by news of the UK economy's return to growth in January.
London midday: Stocks steady as UK economy returns to growth
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had given up small opening gains by midday on Wednesday, having surged a day earlier, as data showed the UK economy returned to growth in January.
London open: FTSE nudges up as investors mull GDP data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Wednesday as data showed the UK economy returned to growth in January.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as economy returns to growth
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday as data showed the UK economy returned to growth in January.
London close: Stocks rise as UK wage growth moderates
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed with gains on Tuesday, buoyed by hopes for interest rate cuts following a modest increase in UK wage growth.
London midday: Stocks extend gains amid rate cut hopes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Tuesday as a further easing of UK wage growth raised rate cut expectations.
London open: FTSE rallies as wage data raises rate cut expectations
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Tuesday as a further easing of UK wage growth raised rate cut expectations.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors mull jobs data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK jobs numbers.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors mull jobs data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK jobs numbers.
London close: Stocks mixed as investors look to US inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed in a mixed state on Monday, reflecting a broader trend of cautious trading after a primarily weaker session in Asian markets overnight.
London midday: FTSE in the red ahead of US inflation data; Currys tumbles
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Monday following a mostly weaker session in Asia, as investors eyed this week's US consumer price inflation data.
London open: FTSE falls as investors eye US CPI; Currys tumbles
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Monday following a mostly weaker session in Asia, as investors eyed this week's US consumer price inflation data.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down as investors eye US CPI data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Monday, extending Friday's losses after a mostly weaker session in Asia, as investors eyed this week's US CPI data.
London close: Stocks mixed as US payrolls paint varied picture
(Sharecast News) - London markets ended the trading session on a mixed note on Friday, as investors digested a faster-than-expected rise in non-farm payrolls in the US.
London midday: FTSE drifts lower ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a little lower by midday on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London open: Stocks edge down ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were a little lower in early trade on Friday, unable to hold on to opening gains as nervousness crept in ahead of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London pre-open: Stocks to nudge up ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to nudge higher at the open on Friday as investors eyed the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London close: Stocks finish firmer as US jobless claims rise
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed with modest gains on Thursday, after higher-than-expected jobless claims figures from the US, and a flurry of corporate news in the UK.
London midday: FTSE stays down but Virgin Money jumps on takeover
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Thursday as investors waded through a deluge of corporate news and continued to digest the Spring Budget, but Virgin Money surged on takeover news.
London open: Stocks fall amid corporate deluge; Virgin Money surges on takeover
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Thursday as investors waded through a deluge of corporate news and continued to digest the Spring Budget, but Virgin Money surged on takeover news.
London pre-open: Stocks seen flat; Halifax data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a steady open on Thursday following gains in the previous session, as investors mulled the latest house price data from Halifax.
London close: Stocks finish higher after Hunt's Spring Budget
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed in positive territory on Wednesday, as investors absorbed the Chancellor's Spring Budget announcement of a 2p reduction in National Insurance.
London midday: Stocks a little firmer ahead of Budget, Powell speech
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a little firmer by midday on Wednesday as investors eyed the Spring Budget and a speech by US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell.
London open: Stocks edge up ahead of Budget, Powell speech
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Wednesday as investors eyed the Spring Budget and a speech by US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up ahead of Budget
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Wednesday, with all eyes on the Spring Budget.
London close: Stocks finish higher ahead of Spring Budget
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets had edged into positive territory by the close on Tuesday, as investors reacted to speculation about the looming Budget, along with the latest services and retail sales figures, and a slew of corporate news announcements.
London midday: Stocks pare losses as investors mull Budget rumours, services data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pared earlier losses to trade flat by midday on Tuesday, as investors mulled the latest Budget rumours, services and retail sales figures and a slew of corporate news.
London open: Stocks fall on retail sales, China disappointment
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday, with sentiment hit after China failed to announce any fresh stimulus and following the release of uninspiring UK retail sales figures.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower as retail sales hit by wet weather
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday as investors mulled uninspiring retail sales data and a slew of corporate releases.
London close: Stocks languish ahead of Wednesday's Budget
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished in the red on Monday, reflecting investor apprehension ahead of the impending Spring Budget.
London midday: Stocks extend losses ahead of Budget
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen further into the red by midday on Monday, with caution in the air ahead of this week's Budget.
London open: Stocks edge down as investors eye Budget
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Monday, with caution in the air ahead of this week's Budget.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower as investors eye Budget
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge down at the open on Monday as investors turned their attention to this week's Budget.
London close: Stocks start the month with positive close
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets finished in positive territory on Friday, with investor sentiment buoyed by the recent easing of inflation in the United States, as market participants mulled the latest manufacturing data from the UK.
London midday: FTSE maintains gains after manufacturing data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday as investors continued to cheer an easing in US inflation and mulled the latest UK manufacturing figures.
London open: Stocks rise on US inflation cheer; house prices, retail data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday following solid gains on Wall Street, as investors continued to cheer an easing in US inflation.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up on Wall St gains; house prices return to growth
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday following solid gains in the US and Asia, as investors mulled the latest UK house price and retail sales data.
London close: Stocks finish positive as US inflation moderates
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished with moderate gains on Thursday, buoyed by a combination of factors including a slowdown in US inflation, robust UK earnings reports, and encouraging mortgage approvals figures.
London midday: FTSE maintains gains after mortgage approvals, ahead of US PCE
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still firmer by midday on Thursday as investors digested a slew of UK earnings releases and the latest mortgage approvals figures, and looked to a key US inflation reading.
London open: Stocks rise as investors eye US inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Thursday as investors digested a slew of UK earnings releases and looked to the release of key US inflation data.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up as investors eye US inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Thursday as investors eyed a slew of UK earnings releases and key US inflation data.
London close: Stocks slip as US GDP growth decelerates
(Sharecast News) - London's equity markets experienced a downturn by the close on Wednesday, largely influenced by underperforming stocks such as St James's Place and Reckitt Benckiser, following disappointing financial results.
London midday: Stocks extend losses as St James's Place, Reckitt drop
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Wednesday, dragged lower by St James's Place and Reckitt Benckiser after disappointing results, as investors eyed US GDP data.
London open: FTSE edges lower as St James's Place, Reckitt slump
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were a little weaker in early trade on Wednesday, with St James's Place and Reckitt Benckiser under the cosh after disappointing results.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up ahead of US GDP
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to nudge up at the open on Wednesday as investors eyed the latest US growth numbers.
London close: Stocks little changed as investors look to US data
(Sharecast News) - London's equity markets closed with a subdued performance on Tuesday, after a mixed but largely flat session trend as investors exercised caution ahead of US inflation figures later in the week.
London midday: FTSE flat as investors pause for breath
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pared earlier small gains to trade flat by midday on Tuesday as investors erred on the side of caution ahead of key US inflation data later this week.
London open: Stocks nudge up as investors eye inflation data; Smith & Nephew rallies
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Tuesday as investors erred on the side of caution ahead of key inflation data later this week.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower on Wall Street losses
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks fall as investors look to US data
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed in negative territory on Monday, as investors remained cautious ahead of the release of crucial US economic data later in the week.
London midday: Stocks fall as housebuilders slump on probe
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Monday as investors eyed the release of key US data this week, with housebuilders under pressure amid news of a probe by the competition watchdog.
London open: Housebuilders pace decline on news of CMA probe
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Monday as investors eyed the release of key US data later this week, with housebuilders under pressure amid news of a probe by the competition watchdog.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down as attention turns to data points
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Monday as investors looked ahead to key economic data points during the week.
London close: FTSE rises on back of StanChart cheer
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished with a mixed performance on Friday, as Standard Chartered underpinned the top-flight index following its announcement of a $1bn share buyback programme.
London midday: Stocks flatten out but StanChart powers ahead on buyback
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pared earlier gains to trade flat by midday on Friday, but Standard Chartered powered ahead as it unveiled a $1bn share buyback.
London open: Stocks edge up as StanChart surges on buyback
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were a little firmer in early trade on Friday, with Standard Chartered racing ahead as it unveiled a $1bn share buyback.
London pre-open: Stocks seen flat; consumer confidence falters
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a broadly flat open on Friday despite strong gains on Wall Street, as investors digested the latest reading on UK consumer confidence and results from Standard Chartered.
London close: Stocks rise amid raft of solid earnings
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished in positive territory on Thursday, bolstered by upbeat performances from US AI chipmaker Nvidia and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce.
London midday: FTSE edges up as Rolls-Royce rallies; PMI in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had edged higher by midday on Thursday as investors cheered solid results from US AI chipmaker Nvidia overnight and strong numbers from engine maker Rolls-Royce.
London open: FTSE nudges up as Rolls-Royce, Beazley surge
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Thursday as investors cheered solid results from US AI chipmaker Nvidia overnight and strong numbers from engine maker Rolls-Royce.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after positive Asian session
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a firmer open on Thursday following a positive session in Asia and well-received results from US AI chipmaker Nvidia, with results from Lloyds, Rolls-Royce and WPP in focus on home shores.
London close: Stocks mixed ahead of Fed minutes, Nvidia results
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed with a mixed performance on Wednesday, as investors awaited updates from the US Federal Reserve and results from AI chipmaker Nvidia.
London midday: Stocks maintain losses as HSBC, Glencore slump
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Wednesday, led lower by HSBC and Glencore after results, as investors eyed the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve and results from US AI chipmaker Nvidia.
London open: Stocks fall as HSBC, Glencore weigh
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Wednesday, led lower by HSBC and Glencore after results, as investors mulled the latest UK borrowing figures.
London pre-open: Stocks to nudge up; HSBC in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to nudge higher at the open on Wednesday following a slightly lower close a day earlier, as investors mulled the latest UK borrowing figures and results from the likes of HSBC and Rio Tinto.
London close: Stocks finish lower on fresh China concerns
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed in negative territory on Tuesday, with concerns over China's economic prospects exerting pressure on mining shares.
London midday: Stocks mixed after China makes bigger rate cut
(Sharecast News) - London's stocks were in a mixed state at midday on Tuesday, as concerns around China's economic outlook continued to weigh on mining stocks.
London open: Stocks fall as miners slump; Barclays bucks trend
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday, with miners under pressure amid worries about China's economy, but Barclays powered ahead as investors welcomed the bank's strategic overhaul.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down as Barclays reports
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street, with Barclays results in focus.
London close: Stocks manage gains on globally quiet day
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets finished in positive territory on Monday, with stocks closing in the green after overcoming minor losses earlier in the session.
London midday: Stocks edge up in quiet trade; Currys surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had edged up by midday on Monday, reversing earlier small losses, as Currys rocketed amid takeover interest.
London open: Stocks nudge lower but Currys surges amid takeover interest
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were just a touch weaker in early trade on Monday, but electricals retailer Currys surged amid takeover interest.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up; Currys rejects takeover bid from Elliott
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were expected to edge up on Monday, but trade was set to be fairly quiet with US markets closed for Presidents' Day.
London close: Stocks rise as UK retail sales rebound
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets saw positive gains on Friday, buoyed by encouraging UK retail sales data and favourable earnings reports from NatWest.
London midday: Stocks extend gains after retail sales; NatWest rallies
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday following the release of better-than-expected UK retail sales data and well-received results from NatWest.
London open: Stocks gain as retail sales beat expectations; NatWest in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday after the release of better-than-expected UK retail sales data and well-received results from NatWest.
London pre-open: Stocks to rise as retail sales beat expectations
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday following upbeat sessions in the US and Asia and better-than-expected UK retail sales data.
London close: Stocks manage gains despite UK recession news
(Sharecast News) - London markets had a mixed but ultimately positive day of trading on Thursday, despite news that the UK fell into a technical recession at the end of 2023.
London midday: Stocks dip as investors mull GDP; airlines fly higher
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had dipped into the red by midday on Thursday as investors mulled news that the UK fell into recession at the end of 2023.
London open: FTSE gains as investors mull GDP data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday, taking their cue from gains in the US and Asia, as investors mulled news that the UK fell into recession at the end of 2023.
London close: Stocks rise as UK inflation holds steady
(Sharecast News) - London markets ended the day on a positive note on Wednesday as housebuilders rallied, following data indicating that UK inflation remained steady in January.
London midday: Stocks extend gains after inflation print; housebuilders rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Wednesday, with housebuilders on the front foot as data showed that UK inflation was steady in January, taking pressure off the Bank of England to keep rates higher for longer.
London open: Stocks gain as inflation holds steady
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday as data showed that UK inflation was steady in January, taking pressure off the Bank of England to keep rates higher for longer.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge down as inflation holds steady
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge down at the open on Wednesday following a downbeat session on Wall Street, as data showed that UK inflation held steady in January.
London close: Stocks fall as US inflation tops expectations
(Sharecast News) - London markets ended the trading day in negative territory on Tuesday, influenced by concerns over higher inflation figures from the United States and a deceleration in wage growth within the UK.
London close: Stocks fall as US inflation tops expectations
(Sharecast News) - London markets ended the trading day in negative territory on Tuesday, influenced by concerns over higher inflation figures from the United States and a deceleration in wage growth within the UK.
London midday: FTSE stays down as wage growth slows
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a little lower by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled a slowdown in UK wage growth and looked ahead to a key US inflation reading.
London open: Stocks edge lower after UK jobs data, ahead of US CPI
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data and looked ahead to a key US inflation reading.
London pre-open: Stocks seen flat as investors mull jobs data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a broadly flat open on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data.
London close: Stocks finish higher after very quiet Monday
(Sharecast News) - London markets managed modest gains by the close of a subdued trading session on Monday, with no significant corporate or economic catalysts driving movements.
London midday: FTSE drifts lower in quiet trade
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had drifted lower in quiet trade by midday on Monday, with little in the way of corporate of macro news to provide direction.
London open: Stocks flat in quiet trade; Ashmore hit by JPM note
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady in early trade on Monday morning, with little in the way of corporate or macro news to provide direction.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after S&P 500 rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday after the S&P 500 closed above the 5,000 level for the first time on Friday.
London close: Stocks turn sour in afternoon trading
(Sharecast News) - London's markets turned lower on Friday afternoon, concluding a volatile week on a negative note.
London midday: FTSE nudges up as investors pause for breath
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had nudged higher by midday on Friday, with Convatec in the lead after solid results from a Danish peer.
London open: Stocks steady; Tesco rallies on banking arm sale
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady in early trade on Friday, but Tesco shot higher after agreeing to sell its retail banking arm to Barclays.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after S&P 500 hits 5,000
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday after the S&P 500 hit 5,000 for the first time on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks slip as US jobless claims fall
(Sharecast News) - London markets experienced a downturn in trading on Thursday, with stocks relinquishing earlier gains as investors processed a decrease in jobless claims in the United States.
London midday: Stocks turn lower as AstraZeneca slides; Mondi surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had turned lower by midday on Thursday, giving up earlier gains as AstraZeneca slid after results.
London open: Stocks edge up after US gains; BAT, Unilever rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Thursday after US markets hit record highs, with well-received updates from the likes of Unilever and British American Tobacco lending a hand.
London pre-open: Stocks to nudge up after Wall St gains
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Thursday following a solid performance on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks slip as Barratt, Redrow announce merger
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished in the red on Wednesday, as investors digested fresh house price data as well as news of a big merger in the housebuilding sector.
London midday: Stocks turn lower; Barratt and Redrow announce merger
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had reversed earlier small gains to trade lower by midday on Wednesday as investors mulled the latest Halifax house price data and a big M&A deal in the housebuilding sector.
London open: Stocks edge up as Barratt, Redrow announce £2.5bn merger
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Wednesday, with housebuilders in the black as Barratt Developments and Redrow announced a £2.5bn merger, and as investors mulled the latest Halifax house price data.
London pre-open: Stocks set to rise; Halifax house prices in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a firmer open on Wednesday following an upbeat session on Wall Street, as investors mulled the latest Halifax house price data and a big M&A deal in the housebuilding sector.
London close: Stocks manage gains as oil prices rise
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets finished with a positive performance on Tuesday, driven by encouraging data from the UK construction sector and BP's share buyback expansion.
London midday: Stocks up after construction data; BP surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were off highs but still in the black by midday on Tuesday after a better-than-expected reading on the UK construction sector, and with BP pacing the gains as the oil giant expanded its share buybacks.
London open: Stocks gain as BP rallies on share buybacks
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rallied in early trade on Tuesday, with BP pacing the gains as the oil giant expanded its share buybacks.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after US markets end off lows
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday after US markets ended off their lows, as investors mulled the latest UK retail sales figures.
London close: Stocks turn lower on renewed interest rate concerns
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets had turned negative by the close of trading on Monday, after better-than-expected UK services data was offset by a downward revision in service activity in the United States.
London midday: Stocks maintain gains after UK services data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Monday after better-than-expected UK services data, as investors mulled the latest comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.
London open: Stocks gain as investors mull Powell comments
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Monday, as investors mulled the latest comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, who poured cold water on hopes of a rate cut in March.
London pre-open: Stocks seen higher ahead of services PMI
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK services sector.
London close: Stocks mixed as US payrolls come in red-hot
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed with mixed results on Friday, as investors were confronted by an unexpectedly strong US labour market as revealed in the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London midday: FTSE maintains gains ahead of payrolls report
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still firmer by midday on Friday as investors cheered well-received results from Meta and Amazon and looked ahead to the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London open: Stocks rise as US tech earnings boost sentiment; payrolls eyed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday following strong gains on Wall Street and well-received results from Meta and Amazon, as investors eyed the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London pre-open: Stocks seen higher on US gains; payrolls in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to jump at the open on Friday following strong gains on Wall Street, as investors eyed the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London close: Stocks turn lower as BoE keeps rates on hold
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets finished in the red on Thursday, reversing earlier gains after the Bank of England maintained interest rates at current levels.
London midday: FTSE maintains gains as BoE stands pat
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Thursday, helped along by a solid performance from Shell, as the Bank of England kept interest rates unchanged.
London open: Stocks edge up as BT, Shell gain after results; BoE eyed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday, underpinned by well-received results from Shell and BT, after the Federal Reserve poured cold water on the prospect of a rate cut in March and as investors eyed a policy announcement from the Bank of England.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge down after Fed, ahead of BoE
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge lower at the open on Thursday as investors mulled the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve and looked ahead to a decision from the Bank of England.
London close: Stocks mixed ahead of US Fed, BoE decisions
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets finished with mixed performance on Wednesday, with investors closing their wallets ahead of rate announcements from both the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England.
London midday: Stocks little changed ahead of Fed; Vodafone in the red
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were little changed by midday on Wednesday as caution set in ahead of rate announcements from the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, and after results from Microsoft and Alphabet failed to impress.
London open: Stocks edge down as investors eye Fed, BoE announcements
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Wednesday as caution set in ahead of rate announcements from the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, while results from Microsoft and Alphabet failed to impress.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up as investors eye Fed announcement
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge higher at the open on Wednesday as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
London close: Stocks finish higher on raft of global data
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets managed modest gains on Tuesday, driven by the news that the eurozone had narrowly avoided a recession.
London midday: Stocks extend gains as investors eye US earnings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had risen a little further by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled news that the eurozone has narrowly avoided a recession, and ahead of a raft of key US earnings.
London open: Stocks rise as shop price inflation eases; WPP surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Tuesday, taking their cue from a solid session on Wall Street, as data showed that UK shop price inflation eased sharply in January.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up on US gains
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday following solid gains on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks turn weaker ahead of busy week for earnings
(Sharecast News) - London's stock market saw slight declines by the close on Monday, as investors turned their attention to a week filled with corporate earnings reports and central bank announcements.
London midday: FTSE edges up as BP, Shell gush higher
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were a little firmer by midday on Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for earnings and central bank announcements, with strong performances from BP and Shell lending a hand.
London open: FTSE nudges up ahead of busy week
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for earnings and central bank announcements.
London pre-open: Stocks seen flat ahead of busy week
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for earnings and central banks.
London close: Stocks finish higher as US inflation cools
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets closed positively on Friday, as investors were buoyed by an optimistic consumer confidence survey and a lower-than-anticipated inflation reading from across the pond.
London midday: FTSE extends gains as investors eye US inflation reading
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday as investors mulled an upbeat consumer confidence survey, with luxury shares boosted by well-received results from LVMH and Remy Cointreau.
London open: Stocks gain as consumer confidence hits two-year high
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday as investors mulled an upbeat consumer confidence survey and looked ahead to the release of key US inflation data.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors eye US inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday following gains on Wall Street, as investors eyed the latest US inflation data.
London close: Stocks turn green after US GDP release
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London had turned higher by the close on Thursday, as investors digested a better-than-expected GDP reading out of the United States.
London midday: Stocks stay down ahead of ECB; Elementis surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a little weaker by midday on Thursday, with traders cautious ahead of the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and US GDP data.
London open: Stocks edge down ahead of ECB, US GDP data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged lower in early trade on Thursday as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and US GDP data.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower ahead of ECB, US GDP
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Thursday after disappointing results from Tesla and ahead of a rate announcement by the European Central Bank and US GDP data.
London close: Stocks rise on positive news from China
(Sharecast News) - London markets finished with a positive performance on Wednesday, driven by gains in the mining sector following China's announcement of an upcoming reduction in the reserve requirement ratio for banks.
London midday: Stocks stay up as miners rally; Haleon slumps
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had maintained gains by midday on Wednesday, with miners on the front foot after China said it will cut the reserve requirement ratio for banks from next month.
London open: Miners pace gains on China news; easyJet flies higher
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday, with miners pacing the gains after China said it will cut the reserve requirement ratio for banks from next month.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up on positive Wall St cues
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday following a positive session on Wall Street, as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK services and manufacturing sectors.
London close: Stocks slip as focus shifts to US earnings
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets experienced a downturn on Tuesday, despite the release of favourable UK borrowing figures as investors turned their focus to earnings from prominent US companies on Wall Street.
London midday: Stocks turn lower as focus shifts to US earnings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had turned lower by midday on Tuesday despite better-than-expected UK borrowing figures, as investors eyed key earnings from across the pond.
London open: Stocks gain as miners rally; borrowing data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Tuesday following another record close on Wall Street, as investors mulled better-than-expected UK borrowing figures.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors mull borrowing figures
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday following another record close on Wall Street, as investors mulled the latest UK borrowing figures.
London close: Stocks maintain gains on fresh UK optimism
(Sharecast News) - London markets finished with a positive performance on Monday, following the lead of Wall Street's strong gains towards the end of the previous week.
London midday: Stocks stay up as EY Item Club lifts growth forecasts
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a little firmer by midday on Monday, having taken their opening cue from solid gains on Wall Street at the end of last week, with an upbeat report from EY Item Club helping to underpin the mood.
London open: Stocks gain after US rally; Bodycote jumps
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Monday following solid gains on Wall Street at the end of last week.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up on Wall Street gains
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday following solid gains on Wall Street at the end of last week.
London close: Stocks mixed for third straight week of losses
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ended the trading session on Friday with a dip in performance, after disappointing retail sales figures had a downward impact on the value of the pound.
London midday: Stocks stay up as sterling falls on weak retail sales
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Friday as weak retail sales figures weighed on sterling and boosted rate cut hopes.
London open: FTSE gains as weak retail sales boost rate cut hopes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday as weak retail sales figures boosted rate cut hopes.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after upbeat US session; retail sales slump
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Friday following a positive US session, as investors digest disappointing UK retail sales data.
London close: Stocks manage gains after deluge of updates
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets managed a positive finish amid subdued trading activity on Thursday, with investors digesting a plethora of corporate news.
London midday: Stocks tick up in muted trade; Flutter surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were a touch firmer by midday on Thursday in muted trade, as investors waded through a deluge of corporate news.
London open: Stocks nudge down amid raft of corporate news
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged a touch lower in early trade on Thursday following heavy losses in the previous session, as investors waded through a deluge of corporate news.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge lower amid corporate deluge
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to open just a touch lower on Thursday following heavy losses in the previous session, as investors waded through a deluge of corporate news.
London close: Stocks slip after surprise jump in UK inflation
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets experienced a downturn on Wednesday, as a surprising increase in UK inflation and sluggish Chinese GDP growth impacted investor sentiment.
London midday: Stocks extend losses after UK inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended losses by midday on Wednesday as a surprise jump in UK inflation dampened rate cut hopes, while sluggish Chinese GDP also weighed on sentiment.
London open: Stocks slump as UK inflation ticks higher
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell sharply in early trade on Wednesday as a surprise jump in UK inflation dampened rate cut hopes.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down as UK inflation ticks higher
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday following downbeat sessions in the US and Asia, as investors mulled the latest UK inflation figures.
London close: Stocks finish lower as wage growth eases
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished in the red on Tuesday, as investors assessed the latest UK jobs data.
London midday: Stocks stay down as rate cut hopes dashed; Ocado surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still down by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data, and as hawkish comments from central bankers dampened rate cut hopes.
London open: FTSE falls as rate cut expectations scaled back; jobs data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data, and as hawkish comments from central bankers dampened rate cut hopes.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down as investors mull UK jobs data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday following a downbeat session in Asia, as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data.
London close: Stocks mixed on relatively quiet Monday
(Sharecast News) - London's stock market finished with a mixed performance on Monday, after underwhelming reports from PageGroup and Crest Nicholson.
London midday: Stocks turn lower as PageGroup, Crest Nicholson disappoint
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen into the red by midday following disappointing updates from PageGroup and Crest Nicholson, with trade expected to be quieter than usual as US markets will be closed for Martin Luther King day.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up; US markets closed for Martin Luther King day
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday following a mostly positive session in Asia, but trade was expected to be quieter than usual, with US markets closed for Martin Luther King day.
London close: Stocks rise on positive UK economic data
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets closed on a positive note today, buoyed by fresh data indicating that the UK economy had returned to growth in November.
London midday: Stocks stay up after UK GDP data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Friday after data showed the UK economy returned to growth in November, as investors mulled the latest earnings from US banking behemoths Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.
London open: Stocks gain as UK economy returns to growth
(Sharecast News) - London stocks gained in early trade on Friday after data showed the UK economy returned to growth in November, and as investors eyed earnings from US banking behemoths.
London pre-open: Stocks to rise as UK economy returns to growth
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday following heavy losses in the previous session, as data showed the UK economy returned to growth in the November.
London close: Stocks fall as US inflation comes in hot
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed in the red on Thursday, reversing earlier gains after US consumer inflation came in hotter than expected.
London midday: FTSE dips ahead of US inflation reading
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had dipped into the red by midday on Thursday, reversing earlier gains ahead of the latest US inflation reading, with M&S under the cosh after a trading update.
London open: Stocks gain ahead of US inflation; Tesco, M&S in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday following gains in the US and Asia, with supermarkets in focus after trading updates from Tesco and Marks & Spencer.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors eye US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a higher open on Thursday following gains on Wall Street and in Asia, as investors eyed the release of the latest US inflation reading.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors eye US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a higher open on Thursday following gains on Wall Street and in Asia, as investors eyed the release of the latest US inflation reading.
London close: Stocks slip as investors brace for US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks closed with losses on Wednesday, influenced by a pessimistic growth outlook from the World Bank and investors' attention to upcoming US inflation data.
London midday: Stocks stay down; insurers Admiral, Direct Line take a hit
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Wednesday following a downbeat growth forecast from the World Bank, and as investors eyed the latest US inflation data this week.
London open: Stocks dip after World Bank warning; Sainsbury's in the red
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Wednesday following a downbeat growth forecast from the World Bank, and as investors eyed the latest US inflation data this week.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower after US losses; Sainsbury's, Persimmon in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a weaker open on Wednesday following a mostly negative close on Wall Street.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower after US losses; Sainsbury's, Persimmon in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a weaker open on Wednesday following a mostly negative close on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks finish red after choppy session
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had turned back into the red by the close on Tuesday, with recruitment firms and asset managers pacing the declines after some disappointing corporate updates.
London midday: Stocks flatten out as recruiters slump on Hays warning
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pared gains by midday on Tuesday to trade flat, with recruiters under the cosh after a profit warning from Hays.
London open: Stocks tick up but recruiters slump after Hays profit warning
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Tuesday following solid gains on Wall Street, but recruiters were under the cosh after a profit warning from Hays.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after solid US session
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday following solid gains on Wall Street.
London midday: FTSE in the red as miners retreat; US inflation eyed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Monday amid weakness in the mining sector, as investors eyed the release of the latest US inflation reading this week.
London open: Stocks edge lower as investors eye US inflation reading
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Monday following a mostly downbeat Asian session, as investors eyed the release of the latest US inflation reading this week.
London pre-open: Stocks seen weaker as investors eye US inflation print
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Monday following a mostly downbeat Asian session, as investors eyed the release of the latest US inflation reading this week.
London close: Stocks finish red after US payrolls beat
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ended the trading day in negative territory on Friday as investors considered the latest UK construction data and a fresh non-farm payrolls report out of the US.
London midday: FTSE in the red ahead of payrolls; construction PMI in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still firmly in the red by midday on Friday as investors mulled the latest UK construction data and eyed the release of the US non-farm payrolls report.
London open: Stocks fall ahead of payrolls report
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a weaker open on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest all-important US non-farm payrolls report.
London close: Stocks rise as US jobless claims slow
(Sharecast News) - London markets showed mixed performance on Thursday as investors digested the latest UK services and mortgage data and a fall in jobless claims across the pond.
London midday: FTSE pares gains amid diverging fortunes for Next, JD Sports
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pared gains to trade flat by midday on Thursday as investors mulled the latest UK services and mortgage approvals data, with retailers Next and JD Sports in the spotlight amid diverging fortunes.
London open: Stocks gain ahead of data slew; Next, JD Sports in the spotlight
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday ahead of a slew of UK data releases, with retailers Next and JD Sports in the spotlight amid diverging performances.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up ahead of data slew; Fed minutes in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge higher at the open on Thursday after a negative close the previous day, as investors eyed a slew of UK data releases.
London close: Stocks fall amid rising geopolitical concerns
(Sharecast News) - London stocks closed lower on Wednesday - the 40th anniversary of the FTSE 100's launch - as sentiment remained cautious due to increasing tensions in the Middle East.
London midday: Stocks turn lower amid Middle East tensions, ahead of Fed minutes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Wednesday on the 40th anniversary of the launch of the FTSE 100, with investors jittery amid escalating tensions in the Middle East and ahead of the latest Fed minutes.
London open: Stocks edge up but gains muted amid Middle East tensions
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday on the 40th anniversary of the launch of the FTSE 100 index, but gains were muted amid escalating tensions in the Middle East and ahead of the latest Fed minutes.
London pre-open: Stocks to fall after US tech losses
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday following heavy losses in US tech shares overnight.
London close: Stocks pull back as Red Sea tensions rise
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks finished in the red but off their daily lows as markets pulled back from a seven-month high amid mixed economic data and rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.
London midday: Early gains erased as stocks drop by lunchtime
(Sharecast News) - The initial New Year's optimism that led to early-morning gains in London quickly faded, with the FTSE 100 sinking into the red by lunchtime.
London open: Retail stocks lift FTSE 100 higher early on
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were on the rise on Tuesday as markets across Europe started the new year in an optimistic mood.
London pre-open: Positive start expected on first trading day of 2024
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks are expected to open the first trading session of 2024 in positive territory, with the FTSE 100 tipped to rise 0.3% from the previous close of 7,733.24 - its highest finish since May 2023.
London close: Stocks mixed after short New Year session
(Sharecast News) - London markets had a mixed performance in a shortened pre-holiday trading session on Friday.
London open: Gains modest but stocks rise to seven-month high
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks edged higher to a seven-month high on Friday morning, though gains were likely to be limited in a shortened trading session ahead of the New Year's break.
London pre-open: Small gains expected in shortened trading session
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were expected to rise slightly on Friday morning, though movements continue to be limited as volumes remain low in festive trading.
London close: Stocks slip as US jobless claims top expectations
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets experienced a modest decline on Thursday, as the day unfolded with a pronounced lack of significant market-moving developments.
London midday: Stocks reverse gains to turn lower at lunchtime
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets had turned negative by lunchtime on Thursday, reflecting a subdued trading environment during the typically quiet period between Christmas and New Year.
London open: Stocks start the day in positive territory
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London opened higher on Thursday amid a dearth of corporate news, after another advance for the S&P 500.
London pre-open: Stocks set for another positive start
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London were set to open higher on Thursday amid a dearth of corporate news, after another advance for the S&P 500.
London close: Stocks maintain gains amid post-Christmas rally
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed in positive territory on Wednesday, buoyed by a global surge in stock prices as the S&P 500 neared an all-time high on Wall Street.
London midday: Stocks ride global wave of post-Christmas optimism
(Sharecast News) - London's equity markets were still above the waterline at lunchtime on Wednesday, following a late Santa rally on Wall Street overnight.
London open: FTSE takes cues from Wall Street 'Santa rally'
(Sharecast News) - London's stocks returned from the Christmas break in the green on Wednesday, boosted by a late Santa rally on Wall Street overnight.
London pre-open: FTSE set for positive return from Christmas break
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to return from the Christmas break in the green on Wednesday, following a late Santa rally for Wall Street overnight.
London close: Stocks flat after GDP data, retail sales
(Sharecast News) - It was more 'meh' than 'ho ho ho' at the end of a shortened holiday session on Friday, after data showed the UK was teetering on the brink of recession, although retail sales figures were better than expected.
London open: Stocks edge lower after GDP, retail sales data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Friday as a downward revision to UK GDP data raised the risk of recession, although retail sales figures were better than expected.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower as UK GDP revised down
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Friday as UK GDP data for the third quarter was revised down.
London close: Stocks finish weaker amid uninspiring data
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets ended the day in negative territory on Thursday, despite a rebound on Wall Street in early trading, as investors digested lacklustre government borrowing and retail sales data.
London midday: Stocks in the red after borrowing, retail sales data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Thursday following heavy losses on Wall Street, as investors digested uninspiring government borrowing and retail sales figures.
London open: Stocks fall after US losses, UK borrowing figures
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Thursday following heavy losses on Wall Street, as UK borrowing figures came in higher than expected.
London pre-open: Stocks to fall after US losses; borrowing data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Thursday following heavy losses on Wall Street, as investors digest the latest UK borrowing figures.
London close: Stocks rise as UK inflation slows further
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets saw a notable upswing on Wednesday, driven by encouraging data revealing a greater-than-anticipated slowdown in UK inflation for November.
London midday: FTSE up but off highs as inflation eases more than expected
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were off earlier highs but still firmly in the black by midday on Wednesday after data showed that UK inflation slowed more than expected in November, boosting rate cut hopes for next year.
London open: Stocks rally as inflation eases more than expected
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rallied in early trade on Wednesday after data showed that UK inflation slowed more than expected in November, boosting rate cut hopes for next year.
London pre-open: Stocks to rise as inflation eases more than expected
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday following a positive session on Wall Street, and as data showed that UK inflation slowed more than expected in November.
London close: Stocks manage gains amid holiday slowdown
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets showed resilience on Tuesday, maintaining positive momentum despite the usual holiday slowdown.
London midday: Stocks pare gains; manufacturing data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pared earlier gains to trade flat by midday on Tuesday, with the Christmas lull well and truly upon us, as investors digested the latest reading on the UK manufacturing sector and a policy announcement from the Bank of Japan.
London open: Stocks edge up in quiet trade; Superdry tumbles
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Tuesday, with the Christmas lull well and truly upon us, as investors mulled the latest policy announcement from the Bank of Japan.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after positive US session; BoJ stands pat
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday following a mostly positive US session, and after the Bank of Japan stood pat on interest rates.
London close: Stocks make small gains in wake of rate decisions
(Sharecast News) - London stocks closed with minimal changes on Monday, following a week marked by significant central bank decisions.
London midday: Stocks extend gains as Vodafone and Entain jump
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Monday, helped along by strong performances from Vodafone, Entain and Rolls-Royce, as investors mulled the latest comments from Federal Reserve officials.
London open: FTSE edges up as Entain, Vodafone rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Monday, helped along by strong performances from Entain and Vodafone, as investors mulled the latest comments from Federal Reserve officials.
London close: Stocks weaker after busy week for rate decisions
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets ended the week on a subdued note on Friday as investors digested recent central bank policy updates.
London midday: Stocks fall after 'mixed messages' from central banks
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Friday as investors continued to mull this week's slew of central bank policy announcements.
London open: Stocks steady as investors mull central bank announcements
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady in early trade on Friday as investors paused for breath after a slew of central bank policy announcements this week.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up as Fed enthusiasm wanes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday but gains were expected to be limited as enthusiasm over the Federal Reserve's dovish comments this week began to wane.
London close: Stocks rise as BoE keeps rates on hold
(Sharecast News) - London stocks closed higher on Thursday after the Bank of England maintained interest rates at lunchtime, as anticipated.
London midday: Stocks maintain strong gains as BoE stands pat on rates
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still sharply higher by midday on Thursday after the Bank of England stood pat on interest rates, as expected.
London open: FTSE surges after Fed signals rate cuts next year
(Sharecast News) - London stocks surged in early trade on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signalled interest rate cuts were on the way next year, with the Bank of England and the European Central Bank due to make their final policy announcements of 2023 later.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after Fed signals rate cuts
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to surge on Thursday following strong gains on Wall Street, after the Federal Reserve signalled interest rate cuts were on the way next year, and as investors eyed policy announcements from the Bank of England and the European Central Bank.
London close: Stocks finish higher ahead of Fed decision
(Sharecast News) - London markets remained in positive territory by the close of Wednesday after weak UK GDP data led investors to anticipate a potential rate cut from the Bank of England.
London midday: Stocks stay up ahead of Fed decision; UK GDP in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Wednesday as weak UK GDP data raised expectations of a rate cut by the Bank of England, and as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
London open: Stocks edge up after UK GDP data, ahead of Fed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Wednesday as weak UK GDP data raised expectations of a rate cut by the Bank of England, and as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up after UK GDP data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Wednesday following a positive close on Wall Street, as investors mulled the latest UK GDP figures and looked ahead to a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
London close: Stocks slip as investors digest US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London's markets finished in the red on Tuesday, as investors digested a slight decrease in consumer inflation in the US, while the UK's unemployment figures remained stable.
London midday: FTSE still firmer ahead of US inflation print
(Sharecast News) - London's markets remained relatively stable by midday on Tuesday, with the top-flight index still in the green after fresh jobs data showed a slowdown in wage growth.
London open: Stocks rise after UK jobs data, ahead of US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data - which showed that wage growth eased - and looked ahead to a key US inflation reading and a string of central bank policy announcements this week.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors mull jobs data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday following a positive session in Asia, as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data.
London close: Stocks mixed ahead of central bank meetings
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed with mixed results on Monday as miners faced pressure following disappointing Chinese economic data.
London midday: Stocks fall further as miners slump on China data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen further by midday Monday, with miners under the cosh after weak Chinese data, ahead of a key week for central bank meetings.
London open: Stocks edge lower ahead of central bank meetings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Monday ahead of a key week for central bank meetings.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up ahead of central bank meetings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Monday ahead of a key week for central bank meetings.
London close: Stocks firmer as US payrolls beat forecasts
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets closed positively on Friday as investors digested the latest non-farm payrolls report out of the United States.
London midday: FTSE gains as investors eye payrolls; Anglo American tumbles
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had edged further into the black by midday on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London open: Stocks nudge up ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London pre-open: Stocks to gain ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks looked set for a firmer open on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London close: Stocks weaker as investors look to central banks
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed lower on Thursday as investors reacted to lacklustre Chinese trade data and the latest UK house price figures.
London midday: Stocks off lows but IAG slumps on downgrade
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red but off earlier lows by midday on Thursday, as investors mulled uninspiring Chinese trade data and the latest figures on UK house prices.
London open: Stocks fall after China data; house prices rise
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Thursday, taking their cue from downbeat sessions in the US and Asia, after disappointing Chinese trade data.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down on weak US, Asian cues
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Thursday following downbeat sessions in the US and Asia, as investors mull disappointing Chinese data and the latest UK house price figures.
London close: Stocks rise as investors digest US jobs data
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished with a positive performance on Wednesday, with the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 both closing in the green.
London midday: FTSE pushes higher ahead of ADP report; BAT slumps
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Wednesday as investors eyed the latest ADP jobs report in the US, but British American Tobacco slumped after a disappointing update.
London open: Stocks nudge up but BAT tumbles after update
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Wednesday as investors eyed the latest ADP jobs report in the US, but British American Tobacco tumbled after a disappointing update.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up ahead of ADP report
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday after a mostly positive Asian session, as investors eyed the latest ADP jobs report in the US.
London close: Stocks mixed as investors mull fresh data
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets finished with a mixed performance on Tuesday as investors considered key economic data and developments from both sides of the Atlantic.
London midday: FTSE stays down as investors mull retail sales, services data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest retail sales and services data.
London open: Stocks fall as investors eye services PMI; Barclays slumps
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade Tuesday, taking their cue from downbeat US and Asian sessions, as investors mulled the latest retail sales data and looked ahead to the services PMI.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower ahead of services PMI
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday following downbeat US and Asian sessions, as investors eyed the latest UK services data.
London close: Stocks finish weaker as commodities drag
(Sharecast News) - London's equity markets closed lower on Monday as investors kept a watchful eye on upcoming US jobs data, while gold prices surged to record highs.
London midday: FTSE stays down as miners, energy stocks fall
(Sharecast News) - London equity markets were still in the red by midday on Monday, with miners and energy stocks weaker, as investors looked ahead to key US jobs data this week and as gold prices hit record highs.
London open: Stocks fall as gold hits record high
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Monday following a downbeat session in Asia, as investors looked ahead to key US jobs data this week and as gold prices hit record highs.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted; gold prices surge
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Monday following a downbeat session in Asia, as investors looked ahead to key US jobs data this week and as gold prices pushed to record highs.
London close: Stocks rise on flurry of manufacturing data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks closed positively on Friday, with miners playing a pivotal role following broker upgrades and optimistic Chinese manufacturing data.
London midday: Miners pace gains on China manufacturing data, broker upgrades
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still firmly in the black by midday on Friday, with miners pacing the advance after broker upgrades and encouraging Chinese manufacturing data, with UK figures for the sector also in focus.
London open: Stocks up after encouraging Chinese manufacturing, UK house price data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday after the release of encouraging Chinese manufacturing and UK house price data, with miners pacing the gains.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up; house prices rise again
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday following a mostly positive close on Wall Street, as investors mulled the latest house price data and looked ahead to the manufacturing PMI.
London close: Stocks mixed after US, Europe inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London's markets finished with a mixed performance on Thursday, with the top-flight index lifted by the likes of BP and Shell.
London midday: Stocks push higher as Shell, BP gain ahead of OPEC meeting
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pushed higher by midday on Thursday, helped along by a strong showing from oil giants BP and Shell, as investors mulled the latest eurozone inflation data and looked ahead to a key US inflation report.
London open: Stocks nudge lower ahead of eurozone, US inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged a touch lower in early trade on Thursday as investors eyed eurozone and US inflation data.
London pre-open: Stocks seen higher ahead of eurozone, US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday as investors eyed eurozone and US inflation data.
London close: Stocks mixed as US GDP growth tops forecasts
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed with a mixed performance on Wednesday, influenced by a combination of UK data releases and robust economic growth in the US.
London midday: Stocks off lows as investors eye US GDP
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were just a touch weaker by midday on Wednesday, off earlier lows, as investors mulled a raft of UK data releases and eyed the latest US GDP figures.
London open: Stocks edge down ahead of data raft
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Wednesday as investors eyed a raft of UK data releases and third-quarter US GDP figures.
London pre-open: Stocks seen weaker ahead of UK data slew, US GDP
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday following a downbeat Asian session, ahead of a slew of UK data releases and US GDP figures.
London close: Stocks slip after mountain of broker notes
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished in the red on Tuesday as investors deliberated over the latest shop price data, as well as a deluge of broker notes.
London midday: Stocks stay down; Rolls-Royce, easyJet buck trend
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still weaker by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest shop price data, but Rolls-Royce bucked the trend as it laid out its medium-term targets.
London open: Stocks fall but Rolls-Royce bucks trend
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday following an uninspiring session on Wall Street, as investors mulled the latest shop price data, but Rolls-Royce bucked the trend as it laid out its medium-term targets.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted after uninspiring Wall St session
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Tuesday following an uninspiring session on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks start week in subdued state
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets saw a somewhat subdued performance on Monday, as concerns regarding the Chinese economy cast a shadow over investor sentiment.
London midday: Stocks stay down amid China concerns; Rightmove rallies
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a little weaker by midday on Monday, with concerns about the Chinese economy weighing on sentiment.
London open: Stocks edge down on weak Asian cues; Rightmove rallies
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Monday, taking their cue from a downbeat session in Asia.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower on weak Asian cues
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Monday following a downbeat session in Asia.
London close: Stocks mixed on quiet Friday
(Sharecast News) - Market performance showed a mixed trend in London today, with movements relatively subdued after the Thanksgiving holiday across the pond.
London midday: Stocks stay down in quiet trade
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a little weaker by midday on Friday, with trade likely to remain quiet as US markets will be open for just a half day later.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower as investors mull confidence survey
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Friday following a mostly downbeat session in Asia, as investors mull the latest consumer confidence survey.
London open: Stocks edge lower in quiet trade; consumer confidence rebounds
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Friday following a mostly downbeat session in Asia, as investors mulled the latest consumer confidence survey.
London close: Stocks make small gains on quiet Thursday
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets saw a positive turnaround by the end of the day on Thursday despite subdued trading activity due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.
London midday: Stocks turn lower in quiet trade; PMI in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had drifted into the red by midday on Thursday in quiet trade, with US markets closed for Thanksgiving.
London open: Stocks edge up as oil giants rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Thursday following a positive close on Wall Street, and helped along by a strong showing from oil giants BP and Shell.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up but quiet session expected amid US holiday
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to nudge higher at the open on Thursday following a positive close on Wall Street, but the session was likely to be quiet, with US markets closed for Thanksgiving.
London close: Stocks mixed as investors digest Autumn Statement
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed with a mixed performance on Wednesday, influenced by the Chancellor's Autumn Statement and big moves from the likes of Sage and Kingfisher.
London midday: Stocks flat as Autumn Statement looms
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pared earlier small gains to trade flat by midday on Wednesday, as investors eyed the Autumn Statement.
London open: Stocks edge up ahead of Autumn Statement
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday, but gains were muted as investors eyed the Autumn Statement.
London pre-open: Stocks seen steady ahead of Autumn Statement
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a steady start on Wednesday as investors eyed the Autumn Statement.
London close: Stocks slip ahead of FOMC minutes, Autumn Statement
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished in the red on Tuesday as investors examined the latest UK borrowing data ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
London midday: FTSE falls further after borrowing data, ahead of FOMC minutes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended losses by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK borrowing data ahead of this week's Autumn Statement, and looked ahead to the FOMC minutes.
London open: FTSE nudges lower after borrowing figures
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged lower in early trade on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK borrowing data ahead of this week's Autumn Statement.
London pre-open: Stocks seen steady after borrowing figures
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a steady open on Tuesday despite a solid close on Wall Street, as investors mulled the latest UK borrowing figures ahead of this week's Autumn Statement.
London close: Stocks mixed ahead of Autumn Statement
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets saw a mixed performance at the close of trading on Monday, with Ashtead and Compass among the leading losers.
London midday: Stocks down but off lows as investors eye Autumn Statement
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were off earlier lows but still in the red by midday on Monday, with Ashtead and Compass under the cosh after an update and results, as investors looked ahead to the Autumn Statement.
London open: Stocks edge down as Ashtead, Compass slide
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Monday, dragged down by heavy losses for the likes of Ashtead and Compass, as investors looked ahead to the Autumn Statement this week.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge lower as investors eye Autumn Statement
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge lower at the open on Monday following solid gains at the end of last week, as investors look ahead to the Autumn Statement.
London close: Stocks higher despite weaker retail sales data
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished in a positive state on Friday despite weaker-than-expected UK retail sales figures.
London midday: Stocks extend gains as investors mull retail sales
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday as investors mulled weaker-than-expected UK retail sales figures.
London open: Stocks rise despite disappointing retail sales
(Sharecast News) - London stocks gained in early trade on Friday as investors shrugged off disappointing UK retail sales figures.
London pre-open: Stocks seen higher; retail sales disappoint
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday following heavy losses a day earlier, as investors mulled disappointing retail sales data.
London close: Stocks sink after three days of gains
(Sharecast News) - London markets ended in negative territory on Thursday, reversing a three-day winning streak.
London midday: Stocks fall as Burberry slides on sales warning
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Thursday after three days of gains, with luxury fashion brand Burberry pacing the decline after a sales warning.
London open: Stocks little changed; Burberry tumbles on sales warning
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were little changed in early trade on Thursday as investors paused for breath following recent gains on the back of softer-than-expected UK and US inflation data, with Burberry under the cosh after a sales warning.
London pre-open: Stocks to fall after recent gains
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Thursday following recent gains on the back of softer-than-expected UK and US inflation data.
London close: Stocks maintain gains on cooler inflation reading
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed positively on Wednesday after a larger-than-anticipated decline in UK inflation sparked optimism about potential interest rate cuts.
London midday: Stocks maintain gains after inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still firmly in the black by midday on Wednesday as a bigger-than-expected drop in UK inflation fuelled hopes of interest rate cuts.
London open: Stocks rally after UK inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rallied in early trade on Wednesday as investors welcomed a bigger-than-expected drop in UK inflation.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as inflation falls to two-year low
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday following upbeat US and Asian sessions, as investors mulled a bigger-than-expected drop in UK inflation.
London close: Stocks turn higher on cooler US inflation report
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets had managed to turn positive by the close on Tuesday after a lower-than-expected inflation report from the United States boosted confidence while investors also mulled the latest UK jobs data.
London midday: FTSE falls further ahead of US inflation print
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended losses by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled UK jobs data and as jitters crept in ahead of the latest US inflation report.
London open: Stocks edge down after jobs data, ahead of US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Tuesday as investors mulled UK jobs data and eyed the latest US inflation report.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down ahead of US inflation; UK jobs data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday as investors eyed the latest US inflation reading and mulled UK jobs data.
London close: Stocks firmer ahead of key inflation readings
(Sharecast News) - London markets closed in a resilient state on Monday, maintaining positive momentum from the end of last week after solid gains on Wall Street on Friday.
London midday: Stocks maintain gains as investors eye inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Monday following on from solid gains on Wall Street at the end of last week, as investors looked ahead to inflation readings this week in the UK and US.
London open: Stocks rise as investors eye inflation readings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Monday following heavy losses at the end of last week, as investors looked ahead to inflation readings this week in the UK and US.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors eye inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a firmer open on Monday following heavy losses at the end of last week, as investors looked ahead to inflation readings this week in the UK and US.
London close: Stocks tumble on Powell comments as GDP stagnates
(Sharecast News) - London markets declined on Friday as investors reacted to hawkish remarks by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell made overnight.
London midday: Stocks slump on Powell comments; UK GDP shows stagnation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended losses by midday on Friday following hawkish comments from Fed chair Jerome Powell, and as data showed the UK economy stagnated in the third quarter.
London open: Stocks fall on hawkish Fed comments; UK economy stagnates
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Friday following hawkish comments from Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, as investors mulled the latest UK GDP data.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down after US losses; GDP in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Friday following a downbeat session on Wall Street on the back of hawkish comments from Fed chair Jerome Powell, as investors mulled the latest UK GDP data.
London close: Stocks gain as investors await Powell speech
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets were buoyant at the close of trading on Thursday, influenced by Chinese inflation data, a substantial influx of corporate news, and a speech from the Fed chair later in the global day.
London midday: Stocks tick higher amid earnings deluge; Powell speech eyed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had ticked higher by midday on Thursday as investors mulled the latest Chinese inflation data, waded through a deluge of corporate news and eyed another speech by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell.
London open: FTSE little changed after China data, earnings avalanche
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were little changed in early trade on Thursday as investors mulled the latest Chinese inflation data and waded through another deluge of corporate news.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down as investors mull China inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall on Thursday following mixed Asian and US sessions, as investors mulled the latest Chinese inflation figures.
London close: Retail stocks rise on mixed day for markets
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets experienced a mixed day of trading on Wednesday after a robust performance from the retail sector, led by gains from Marks and Spencer.
London midday: Stocks struggle for direction as risk appetite declines
(Sharecast News) - The UK stock market was more or less flat on Wednesday as strong gains in retail, led by Marks & Spencer, were offset by falls in the financial and mining sectors.
London open: Markets struggle for direction, but M&S shares surge
(Sharecast News) - The FTSE 100 was struggling for direction in early deals on Wednesday as investors continued to act cautiously following strong gains made last week.
London pre-open: Stocks expected to slip early on
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks are expected to open in negative territory on Wednesday, as markets continued to pull back after recent gains.
London pre-open: Stocks expected to slip early on
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks are expected to open in negative territory on Wednesday, as markets continued to pull back after recent gains.
London close: Stocks mixed after flurry of corporate news
(Sharecast News) - London markets had a mixed performance on Tuesday, influenced by factors including uninspiring Chinese trade figures, the latest UK house price and retail sales data, and a barrage of corporate news.
London midday: Stocks flat after China data; housebuilders rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled uninspiring Chinese trade figures, the latest UK house price and retail sales data and a deluge of corporate news
London open: Stocks little changed as investors mull China, UK data releases
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were little changed in early trade on Tuesday after a downbeat Asian session, as investors mulled the latest house price and retail sales data and waded through a deluge of corporate news.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down after China data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to nudge lower at the open on Tuesday following Chinese trade data and a downbeat Asian session.
London close: Stocks mixed, Ryanair leads low-cost airlines higher
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished mixed on Monday, with low-cost airlines in focus as investors cheered Ryanair's latest figures.
London midday: Stocks dip but airlines boosted by Ryanair results
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had dipped into the red by midday on Monday, but airlines rallied after well-received results from Ryanair.
London open: Stocks nudge higher; airlines rally on Ryanair results
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were just a touch firmer in early trade on Monday despite solid gains in Asia, but airlines rallied after well-received results from Ryanair.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors mull rate decisions
(Sharecast News) - London stocks looked set for a muted open on Monday despite solid gains in Asia, as investors continue to digest interest rate announcements from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England last week.
London close: Stocks mixed as US payrolls miss forecasts
(Sharecast News) - London markets saw a mixed performance on Friday as investors responded to underwhelming services data and the release of US non-farm payrolls data.
London midday: Stocks nudge lower; all eyes on payrolls report
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had nudged into the red by midday on Friday after the release of uninspiring services data, as caution set in ahead of the non-farm payrolls report.
London open: FTSE edges higher ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday following a solid session on Wall Street, as investors eyed the release of the all-important non-farm payrolls report.
London pre-open: Stocks seen higher ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday following a solid session on Wall Street, as investors eyed the release of the all-important non-farm payrolls report.
London close: Stocks rise as BoE keeps rates steady
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets ended the day on a positive note on Thursday, following the Bank of England's decision to maintain interest rates as markets widely expected.
London midday: Stocks maintain gains as BoE stands pat
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had maintained gains by midday on Thursday after the Bank of England stood pat on interest rates, as widely expected.
London close: Stocks rise ahead of US Fed policy decision
(Sharecast News) - London's stock market finished in positive territory on Wednesday, with investors keeping a keen eye on the upcoming policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
London midday: Stocks nudge lower ahead of Fed announcement
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had nudged into the red by midday on Wednesday as investors erred on the side of caution ahead of the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
London open: Stocks edge up as Next, GSK boost outlooks
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Wednesday, helped along by well-received updates from the likes of Next and GSK, as investors awaited the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
London pre-open: Stocks to rise ahead of Fed announcement
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday following a positive US session, as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
London pre-open: Stocks to rise ahead of Fed announcement
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday following a positive US session, as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
London close: Stocks finish mixed, Rolls-Royce jumps on upgrade
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets saw a mixed performance on Tuesday, with Rolls-Royce recording solid gains after a rating upgrade, while BP fell on disappointing third-quarter numbers.
London midday: Stocks push higher as Rolls-Royce shines
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pushed higher by midday on Tuesday, with Rolls-Royce pacing the gains after a rating upgrade, but BP under pressure after disappointing third-quarter numbers.
London open: Stocks flat as BP results disappoint
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady in early trade on Tuesday, with BP under pressure after disappointing third-quarter numbers, as investors mulled the latest data out of China and UK shop price index.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down; shop price inflation eases
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge down at the open on Tuesday despite a solid session on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks higher after flurry of corporate updates
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets showed resilience on Monday, finishing with gains as investors assessed corporate results and awaited significant central bank policy updates.
London midday: Stocks maintain gains; HSBC dips after results
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had maintained gains by midday on Monday, as investors mulled results from the likes of HSBC and Pearson, and looked ahead to a series of key central bank policy announcements.
London open: Stocks gain ahead of key policy announcements; HSBC results in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Monday as investors mulled results from the likes of HSBC and Pearson, and looked ahead to a series of key central bank policy announcements this week.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up; HSBC, Pearson results in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday as investors continued to keep an eye on developments in the Middle East.
London close: Stocks mixed, NatWest drags banks lower
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets put in a mixed performance on Friday as investors reacted to crucial US inflation data and NatWest's disappointing financial results.
London midday: Stocks muted ahead of US inflation print
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had popped higher by midday on Friday but gains were muted ahead of a key US inflation reading, while NatWest tumbled after results.
London open: Stocks nudge down ahead of US PCE; NatWest tumbles
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged lower in early trade on Friday as investors eyed the release of a key US inflation reading, with NatWest under the cosh after results.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors eye US PCE
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday following a positive Asian session, as investors eyed the release of a key US inflation print.
London close: Stocks fall as investors mull ECB, US GDP; StanChart tumbles
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ended firmly in the red on Thursday as investors mulled the latest US growth figures and a rate decision by the European Central Bank, with Standard Chartered under the cosh after third-quarter results.
London close: Stocks hit by concerns about global growth
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished in the red on Thursday dragged lower by losses in Standard Chartered following its third-quarter results, amid weakness on Wall Street.
London midday: Stocks stay down ahead of ECB; StanChart slides
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Thursday as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and US GDP data, with Standard Chartered under the cosh after third-quarter results.
London open: Stocks fall ahead of ECB; StanChart tumbles on results
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Thursday, as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and US GDP data, with Standard Chartered under the cosh after third-quarter results.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower ahead of ECB, US GDP
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to drop at the open on Thursday following losses on Wall Street, as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and US GDP data.
London close: Stocks end choppy session mixed
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed with a mixed performance on Wednesday, as investors weighed a number of factors.
London midday: Stocks a touch lower as Reckitt tumbles
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were a touch weaker by midday on Wednesday, with Reckitt Benckiser under the cosh, as investors mulled the latest stimulus measures from China and mixed reactions to results from Microsoft and Google owner Alphabet overnight.
London open: Stocks edge lower; Lloyds drops after results
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Wednesday as investors mulled the latest stimulus measures announced by China and mixed reactions to results from Microsoft and Google owner Alphabet overnight.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors mull Microsoft, Alphabet results
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a fairly muted open on Wednesday despite solid US and Asian sessions, following mixed reactions to results from Microsoft and Google owner Alphabet.
London close: Stocks edge up on US gains but banks hit by Barclays update
(Sharecast News) - London stocks reversed earlier losses to end up on Tuesday, boosted by a solid showing on Wall Street, but banks were under the cosh after a disappointing update from Barclays.
London midday: Stocks a touch weaker as Barclays drags banks lower
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were just a touch weaker by midday on Tuesday, with banks under the cosh after a disappointing update from Barclays, as investors mulled a raft of economic releases.
London open: Banks pace the decline after Barclays update
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday, with banks under the cosh after a disappointing update from Barclays, as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data.
London pre-open: Stocks to fall as investors mull jobs data, eye PMIs
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall on Tuesday as investors digested the latest UK jobs data and looked ahead to services and manufacturing PMIs.
London close: Stocks mixed at start of busy week
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished with a varied performance on Monday, driven by concerns over rising UK bond yields and global interest rate trends.
London midday: Stocks fall further as bond yields jump
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended losses by midday Monday as UK bond yields jumped amid worries about higher-for-longer interest rates, with eyes on developments in the Middle East and a packed corporate schedule this week.
London open: Stocks fall as investors brace for big earnings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Monday, as investors continued to eye developments in the Middle East and looked ahead to a busy week on the earnings front.
London pre-open: Stocks seen flat as investors keep an eye on Middle East
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a flat open on Monday as investors continued to eye developments in the Middle East.
London close: Stocks end week in the red as investors play it safe
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell further on Friday, with sentiment dented by ongoing concerns about the situation in the Middle East, disappointing retail sales and consumer confidence data at home, and rising bond yields.
London midday: Stocks fall further amid Middle East woes; retail sales in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen further by midday on Friday, with sentiment dented by ongoing concerns about the situation in the Middle East, disappointing retail sales and consumer confidence data, and rising bond yields.
London open: Stocks fall after retail sales, consumer confidence data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Friday amid ongoing concerns about the situation in the Middle East, as investors mulled weaker-than-expected retail sales, a deterioration in consumer confidence and the latest government borrowing figures.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down as Middle East tensions weigh
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Friday amid ongoing concerns about the situation in the Middle East, as investors mulled the latest UK retail sales and consumer confidence data.
London close: Stocks drop ahead of Powell speech
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished near their session lows as tensions in the Middle East continued to dent sentiment.
London midday: Stocks stay down on Middle East tensions; Rentokil tanks
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were off earlier lows but still firmly in the red by midday on Thursday as tensions in the Middle East continued to dent sentiment.
London open: FTSE slumps amid Middle East woes; Rentokil slides
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell sharply in early trade on Thursday following heavy losses on Wall Street and in Asia, as tensions in the Middle East continued to dent sentiment.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down on Middle East woes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks looked set for further losses on Thursday following downbeat sessions in the US and Asia as tensions in the Middle East continued to dent sentiment.
London close: Stocks slump on UK inflation, Middle East concerns
(Sharecast News) - London stocks closed lower on Wednesday, influenced by a higher-than-anticipated UK inflation figure and concerns stemming from ongoing tensions in the Middle East.
London midday: FTSE stays down after inflation data, amid Middle East woes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Wednesday as investors mulled a slightly hotter-than-expected UK inflation print, with the conflict in the Middle East denting sentiment.
London open: Stocks fall after inflation data; airlines under the cosh
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Wednesday as investors mulled a slightly hotter-than-expected UK inflation print.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors mull inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday as investors mulled the latest UK inflation print and looked to more key US earnings and an inflation reading from across the pond.
London close: UK stocks outperform on economic data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks outperformed their peers on either side of the Atlantic, as investors mulled an easing in UK wage growth and better-than-expected economic data in the States.
London midday: FTSE stays up as defensives gain
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Tuesday, with utilities pacing the gains, as investors mulled an easing in UK wage growth and more key US earnings.
London open: Stocks edge up after wages data; US earnings eyed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Tuesday as investors mulled an easing in UK wage growth and looked ahead to more US earnings.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors mull earnings data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK earnings data and continued to eye developments in the Middle East.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors mull earnings data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK earnings data and continued to eye developments in the Middle East.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors mull earnings data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK earnings data and continued to eye developments in the Middle East.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors mull earnings data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK earnings data and continued to eye developments in the Middle East.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors mull earnings data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK earnings data and continued to eye developments in the Middle East.
London close: Stocks edge up as investors keep an eye on Middle East
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had risen by midday on Monday, boosted by firmer commodity prices, as investors continued to eye developments in the Middle East and looked ahead to a busy macro and corporate calendar.
London midday: Stocks gain on commodities boost
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had risen by midday on Monday, boosted by firmer commodity prices, as investors continued to eye developments in the Middle East and looked ahead to a busy macro and corporate calendar.
London open: Stocks flat amid Middle East woes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady in early trade on Monday as a boost from rising oil prices was offset by concerns about the conflict in the Middle East.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as oil prices rise
(Sharecast News) - London stocks looked set for a positive open on Monday as oil prices rose due to ongoing tensions in the Middle East.
London close: Stocks finish lower on global stability concerns
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ended on a downbeat note on Friday after a hotter-than-expected US inflation print overnight, and escalating oil and gas prices fuelled anxiety across the board.
London midday: Stocks fall as oil, gas prices jump
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Friday as a hotter-than-expected US inflation print and rising oil and gas prices added to concerns about rate hikes.
London open: Stocks muted after US inflation print; bank earnings eyed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were muted in early trade on Friday as hotter-than-expected US inflation data raised expectations of another rate hike by the Federal Reserve.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors mull China data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Friday following downbeat US and Asian sessions, as investors mulled the latest Chinese data.
London close: Stocks mixed as US inflation comes in slightly hot
(Sharecast News) - London markets ended with a mixed outcome on Thursday, as investors digested a fresh inflation reading out of the US, as well as a slight uptick in the UK economy.
London midday: Stocks extend gains after UK GDP, ahead of US CPI
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Thursday after data showed the UK economy bounced back in August, as investors eyed the latest US inflation reading.
London open: Stocks rise as UK economy returns to growth
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday, tacking gains in the US and Asia, as data showed the UK economy bounced back in August.
London pre-open: Stocks to rise; UK economy returns to growth
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday following positive US and Asian sessions, as investors mulled the latest UK GDP and house price figures.
London close: Stocks weaker amid Gaza tensions, hot US producer prices
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London ended in the red on Wednesday, impacted by heightened concerns regarding global inflation and ongoing situations in the Middle East.
London midday: Stocks little changed, buoyed by retreat in Gilt yields
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London were little changed on Wednesday ahead of the release of key inflation data in the U.S. later in the session.
London open: All eyes on U.S. inflation, geopolitics
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London were trading a tad higher on Wednesday ahead of the release of key inflation data in the U.S. later in the session.
London pre-open: Stocks set for flat start, US inflation data and Fedspeak ahead
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London were expected to start the session little changed ahead of the release of key inflation data in the U.S. later on Wednesday.
London close: Stocks finish higher on dovish Fed rhetoric
(Sharecast News) - London markets enjoyed a buoyant session on Tuesday, closing with substantial gains after dovish comments from US Federal Reserve officials overnight signalled a potential pause to interest rate hikes.
London midday: FTSE extends gains after dovish Fed comments
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Tuesday as dovish comments from US Federal Reserve officials suggested an end to rate hikes, helping to lift the mood.
London open: Stocks rally on Fed comments; grocery price inflation eases
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Tuesday, taking their cue from a positive session on Wall Street, as hopes of a pause in US rate hikes helped to offset concerns over the conflict in the Middle East.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after positive US close
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday following a positive close on Wall Street, after Federal Reserve officials suggested the recent spike in bond yields may mean the central bank can leave interest rates unchanged.
London close: Stocks slip into red on growing Middle East concerns
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets closed in the red on Monday, relinquishing earlier gains as geopolitical tensions emanating from the Israel-Gaza conflict hit global sentiment.
London midday: Stocks maintain gains; BP, Shell boosted by surging oil prices
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still firmer by midday on Monday, with defence and energy shares pacing the advance, as oil prices surged amid tensions in the Middle East.
London open: Stocks rise as oil prices surge on Middle East tensions
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Monday, with defence and energy shares pacing the advance, as oil prices surged amid tensions in the Middle East.
London pre-open: Stocks seen flat as oil prices surge on Middle East tensions
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a steady open on Monday as oil prices surged amid tensions in the Middle East.
London close: Stocks manage solid finish after US payrolls surge
(Sharecast News) - London stocks managed an uplifting performance on Friday, buoyed by optimistic economic data from the United States and a wave of speculative trading focussed on Aviva.
London midday: FTSE maintains gains ahead of payrolls; Aviva surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Friday as investors eyed the latest non-farm payrolls report for clues on the outlook for US interest rates, with Aviva surging ahead on bid speculation.
London open: Stocks rise ahead of payrolls report
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday as investors mulled UK house price data and eyed the release of the latest non-farm payrolls report.
London pre-open: Stocks seen higher ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday ahead of the all-important non-farm payrolls report.
London close: Stocks manage modest gains as bond yields retreat
(Sharecast News) - London stocks saw a modest uplift on Thursday, providing investors with relief following recent turbulence in global markets, as the deceleration in US Treasury yields helped stabilise sentiment across global markets.
London midday: Stocks extend gains but oil giants BP, Shell under the cosh
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Thursday as a retreat in US Treasury yields provided some relief after the recent selloff.
London open: Stocks nudge up after US Treasury yields retreat
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Thursday following solid gains on Wall Street, as a retreat in US Treasury yields provided some relief.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after positive US session
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday following solid gains in the US, as investors eyed the latest initial jobless claims ahead of Friday's all-important non-farm payrolls report.
London close: Stocks finish in the red after raft of global data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks retreated on Wednesday, reversing earlier gains as investors contended with suboptimal data from the UK services sector and the US jobs market.
London midday: Stocks pop higher but borrowing costs surge amid selloff
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had popped a touch higher by midday on Wednesday, but 30-year borrowing costs hit their highest level in 25 years amid a global selloff, as worries about higher-for-longer rates rattled investors.
London open: Stocks fall amid bond market selloff; Tesco rallies
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Wednesday following weak US and Asian sessions, as worries about higher-for-longer rates rattled investors.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down on US rate worries
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday following heavy losses on Wall Street and in Asia, amid worries about US rates.
London close: Stocks finish turbulent Tuesday in the red
(Sharecast News) - London markets experienced a bumpy ride on a turbulent trading day, ending Tuesday's session in the red despite cautious optimism in earlier hours.
London midday: Stocks nudge up in quiet trade; shop price inflation in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had nudged higher by midday on Tuesday following heavy losses in the previous session, as investors mulled the latest UK shop price data.
London open: Stocks steady after heavy losses; food prices fall
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady in early trade on Tuesday following heavy losses in the previous session, as investors mulled the latest UK shop price data.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down on weak Asian cues
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday following a downbeat session in Asia.
London close: Stocks sink as manufacturing data weighs
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets faced significant downturns at the close of trade on Monday, with both the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 indices ending the session in negative territory.
London midday: Stocks turn lower after manufacturing data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had turned lower by midday on Monday after the release of uninspiring manufacturing data.
London open: Stocks rise as US avoids govt shutdown; house price data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Monday after the US narrowly avoided a government shutdown over the weekend, and as investors mulled the latest UK house price data.
London pre-open: Stocks to nudge up as US avoids government shutdown
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to nudge up at the open on Monday after the US narrowly avoided a government shutdown over the weekend.
London close: Stocks finish firmer after upward revision to UK GDP
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London ended the week on an optimistic note as investors took time to assess many indicators, including encouraging news regarding the UK's economic growth.
London midday: Stocks maintain gains as GDP revised higher
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still firmly in the black by midday on Friday as investors mulled upbeat UK growth data.
London open: Stocks, sterling gain after UK GDP data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday as investors mulled upbeat UK growth data.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors mull UK GDP
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday following a positive close on Wall Street, as investors mulled the latest UK growth data.
London close: Stocks mixed as interest rate concerns simmer
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished with a varied performance on Thursday as investors pored over the latest US jobless claims data, with underlying anxieties regarding interest rates still bubbling away.
London midday: Stocks fall as investors fret about rates, Evergrande
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Thursday after a steady start, amid worries about interest rates and China's Evergrande.
London open: Stocks flat as Evergrande shares suspended
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady in early trade on Thursday as the suspension of Evergrande shares weighed on sentiment.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up despite Evergrande worries
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday following losses in the previous session.
London close: Stocks finish choppy session in the red
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets presented a downbeat picture at the close of Wednesday's trading session.
London midday: Stocks edge lower; Centrica hit by broker notes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had edged lower by midday on Wednesday as the prospect of higher-for-longer interest rates continued to weigh on sentiment.
London open: Stocks flat as investors pause for breath
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were flat in early trade on Wednesday as investors paused for breath after recent losses, with the prospect of higher-for-longer interest rates continuing to weigh on sentiment.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down after US losses
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a slightly weaker open on Wednesday following heavy losses on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks mixed on global economic jitters
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London ended Tuesday on a varied note, reflecting global apprehensions around the Chinese economy and rising interest rates, while the shadow of a US credit warning from Moody's loomed large.
London midday: Stocks flat as worries about China, rates weigh on sentiment
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pared earlier losses to trade flat by midday on Tuesday, as worries about the Chinese economy and elevated interest rates, and a US credit warning from Moody's weighed on sentiment.
London open: Stocks nudge lower amid China worries, after Moody's US warning
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were a touch weaker in early trade on Tuesday as worries about the Chinese economy and elevated interest rates, and a warning from Moody's over the US credit rating weighed on sentiment.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted after Moody's US warning
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Tuesday following a downbeat session in Asia, after Moody's warned that a US government shutdown could be bad news for the country's triple-A credit rating.
London close: Mining, gambling and tobacco stocks drag Footsie down 0.9%
(Sharecast News) - UK equities dropped on Monday owing to heavy falls in the mining, gambling and tobacco sectors weighing on markets, as investors scaled back their appetite for risk in the facing of surging bond yields and a higher interest-rate outlook.
London midday: Miners and gambling stocks drag FTSE lower
(Sharecast News) - Equities in London retreated on Monday, with mining stocks and gambling companies providing a big drag on markets, with the FTSE 100 down 0.7% at 7,631 by lunchtime.
London open: Stocks mixed early on as China fears hit sentiment
(Sharecast News) - The FTSE 100 was struggling for direction in early trading on Monday with mining stocks providing a drag on renewed concerns about demand as China's property crisis deepened.
London pre-open: Stocks to slip in early deals
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks are expected to edge lower on Monday, following a mixed performance on Asian indices overnight,
London close: Earlier gains wiped out as nerves set in
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 had come off earlier highs to settle flat by Friday's close, in an underwhelming finish to a busy week full of interest-rate decisions and cautious comments from policymakers.
London midday: Stocks post modest gains as financials, miners gain
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were putting in a decent performance on Friday, bucking the negative trend seen across Europe, with decent gains in the heavyweight financial and mining sectors providing a lift.
London open: Markets directionless in wake of central bank decisions
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were struggling for direction in early deals on Friday as investors continued to digest market-moving central bank decisions across the globe.
London pre-open: Stocks to slip early on
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were expected to slip again on Friday on a busy day for economic data as investors continue to digest central bank decisions across the globe.
London close: Stocks drop on 'higher-for-longer' interest rate outlook
(Sharecast News) - Global stock markets tanked on Thursday, with London's FTSE 100 no exception, after closely watched meetings at the Federal Reserve and Bank of England clouded the outlook for interest rates over the coming months.
London midday: Stocks cut losses after BoE holds rates steady
(Sharecast News) - London stocks completed erased early losses by Thursday lunchtime after the Bank of England chose to keep interest rates unchanged at its latest policy meeting after data showed a surprise slowdown in inflation.
London open: Retail stocks gain, but markets hit by Fed comments
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks retreated on Thursday as investors' appetite for risk declined in the aftermath of some hawkish comments from the Federal Reserve, as markets look ahead to an uncertain monetary policy decision from the Bank of England.
London pre-open: Big falls expected as Fed sets hawkish tone
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks are expected to retreat from a fresh four-month high on Thursday after comments from the Federal Reserve sunk indices on Wall Street the previous evening.
London close: FTSE at fresh four-month high ahead of central bank decisions
(Sharecast News) - London's benchmark FTSE 100 closed with strong gains on Wednesday with investors in an optimistic mood after data showed that UK inflation unexpectedly slowed, as markets awaited central bank meetings at both the Federal Reserve and Bank of England.
London midday: Housebuilders and real estate stocks pull FTSE higher
(Sharecast News) - A surprise drop in UK inflation triggered some big gains for London-listed property stocks on Wednesday, with hopes rising that the Bank of England's next interest-rate hike might just be its last.
London open: Property stocks lift markets as UK inflation falls
(Sharecast News) - The FTSE 100 rose on Wednesday morning as an unexpected drop in UK core inflation raised hopes that tomorrow's anticipated interest-rate hike by the Bank of England would be its last in the current cycle.
London pre-open: Stocks called higher as UK inflation falls
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks are expected to open slightly higher on Wednesday, though gains are likely to be limited as investors continue to avoid taking on too much risk ahead of central bank meetings at home and abroad.
London close: Fed, BoE nerves set as stocks finish flat
(Sharecast News) - Stocks finished Tuesday's trading session flat as another jump in oil prices added to nerves ahead of monetary policy meetings at the Federal Reserve and Bank of England in the coming days.
London midday: Markets "calm" ahead of Fed and BoE meetings
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was more or less unchanged on Tuesday as investors chose to keep their powder dry ahead of what's set to be an important week for monetary policy in the UK and US.
London open: Stocks edge higher, but Kingfisher tanks
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks edged higher on Tuesday morning, though gains were only moderate as investors continued to exercise caution ahead of some potentially market-moving central bank meetings later this week.
London pre-open: Flat start expected as nerves set in
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks are expected to open flat on Tuesday as investors continue to act cautiously ahead of some pivotal central bank meetings later this week.
London close: Property stocks drag FTSE 100 into the red
(Sharecast News) - European indices dropped on Monday as rising oil prices and nervousness ahead of a number of key central bank policy meetings later this week hit investors' nerves, with London's FTSE 100 retreating from a four-month high.
London midday: Investors show nerves ahead of Fed, BoE decisions
(Sharecast News) - London stocks pulled back from a five-month high on Monday as risk appetite waned on a relatively quiet day for economic data or corporate earnings.
London open: Stocks flat as risk appetite declines ahead of central bank decisions
(Sharecast News) - London stocks opened more or less flat on Monday morning, pausing at a four-month high as investors exercised caution ahead of some pivotal monetary policy decisions later in the week.
London pre-open: Stocks set to retreat from four-month high
(Sharecast News) - UK markets were expected to open the new week on the back foot as investors exercised caution after some big gains over previous sessions.
London close: FTSE finishes higher after positive China data
(Sharecast News) - London's top-flight index managed a positive finish on Friday based on promising Chinese economic data.
London midday: FTSE maintains gains on China data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Friday following the release of encouraging Chinese data.
London open: Stocks rise on encouraging Chinese data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday following the release of encouraging Chinese data.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after encouraging Chinese data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday after the release of encouraging Chinese data.
London close: Stocks stay green as energy prices rise
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished positively on Thursday, boosted by the mining sector, as investors analysed fresh UK house price data and a rate hike from the European Central Bank.
London midday: FTSE racks up strong gains as miners rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had powered higher by midday on Thursday, led by the mining sector, as investors mulled the latest UK house price data and eyed a policy announcement from the European Central Bank.
London open: Stocks edge up ahead of ECB; RICS survey in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Thursday as investors mulled the latest UK house price data and eyed a policy announcement from the European Central Bank.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up ahead of ECB announcement
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank.
London close: Stocks mixed as investors digest US inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets ended with a mixed performance on Wednesday, with slight fluctuations as investors grappled with the latest economic data from both the UK and the US.
London midday: Stocks fall further ahead of US inflation reading
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen further by midday on Wednesday as investors mulled weaker-than-expected UK GDP data and looked ahead to the latest US inflation reading.
London open: Stocks dip as UK economy contracts more than expected
(Sharecast News) - London stocks dipped in early trade on Wednesday as investors mulled weaker-than-expected UK GDP data and looked ahead to the latest US inflation reading.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower as GDP shrinks more than expected
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday following downbeat US and Asian sessions, as investors mulled the latest UK GDP figures.
London close: Stocks maintain gains after latest jobs data
(Sharecast News) - London's top-flight index ended Tuesday on a positive note, with AB Foods in focus on the back of an optimistic trading statement, as investors pored over the latest UK jobs data.
London midday: Stocks extend gains as AB Foods rallies on update
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Tuesday, with Primark owner AB Foods on the rise after an upbeat trading statement, as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data.
London open: Stocks edge up as investors mull UK jobs data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Tuesday following a solid session on Wall Street, as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data.
London pre-open: Stocks to nudge up as investors mull UK jobs data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Tuesday following a solid session on Wall Street, as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data.
London close: Stocks finish firmer at start of busy week
(Sharecast News) - London's major stock indices ended in positive territory on Monday, supported by robust performances from the mining and housebuilding sectors.
London midday: FTSE stays up as miners, housebuilders rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were off earlier highs but still in the black midday on Monday, helped along by a strong showing from miners and housebuilders, as investors looked ahead to a busy week.
London open: Miners pace gains ahead of busy week
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Monday, with miners pacing the advance as investors looked ahead to a busy week.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up ahead of busy week
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday ahead of a busy week.
London close: Stocks end choppy trading day in the green
(Sharecast News) - London stocks closed on a positive note at the end of a volatile trading session on Friday, as investors eyed ongoing discussions concerning the potential of further interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve.
London midday: Stocks turn lower but retailers rally on broker notes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had turned a little lower by midday on Friday as investors continued to mull the prospect of further interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve.
London open: Stocks flat but JD Sports, Next lifted by broker notes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were little changed in early trade on Friday as investors continued to mull the prospect of further interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve.
London pre-open: Stocks seen touch lower on downbeat US cues
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge down at the open on Friday following a mostly downbeat session on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks mixed as weaker pound lifts FTSE 100
(Sharecast News) - London's stock market presented a mixed close on Thursday, with the bourse's top-flight index ending in positive territory, buoyed by a weakening pound.
London midday: FTSE turns higher amid sterling weakness; Melrose rallies
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had popped into the black by midday, helped along by a weaker pound, as investors continued to fret about the potential for further rate hikes from the Federal Reserve, and after the release of uninspiring Chinese trade and German industrial production figures.
London open: Stocks fall on US rate worries; Direct Line surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Thursday following downbeat US and Asian sessions, as investors fretted over the prospect of more rate hikes from the Federal Reserve.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower on weak US, Asian cues
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Thursday following downbeat US and Asian sessions.
London close: Stocks slip on rising oil price concerns
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed in negative territory on Wednesday, as a significant rise in oil prices fuelled investor concerns over inflation.
London midday: Stocks stay down; construction data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Wednesday as a jump in oil prices sparked worries about inflation.
London open: Stocks in the red on inflation fears; Barratt slumps
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Wednesday as a jump in oil prices sparked worries about inflation.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down after oil price surge
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday as a surge in oil prices sparked worries about inflation.
London close: Stocks fall on back of weak services data
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets ended the trading day in negative territory on Tuesday, pressured by a decline in sterling against the dollar on the back of disappointing services sector data.
London midday: Stocks pop higher as sterling slumps on services data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had popped into the black by midday on Tuesday, as sterling fell on the back of uninspiring services data.
London open: Stocks fall on China data; services PMI eyed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday following uninspiring Chinese data, as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK services sector.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down ahead of services PMIs
(Sharecast News) - London stocks looked set for further losses on Tuesday following an uninspiring Asian session, as investors eyed the latest UK and eurozone services PMIs.
London close: Stocks reverse gains in late trading
(Sharecast News) - London's leading stock indices closed in negative territory on Monday, despite opening in the green earlier in the day.
London midday: Stocks stay up as China stimulus, Fed hopes boost sentiment
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Monday, with sentiment underpinned by Chinese stimulus measures and expectations the US Federal Reserve will pause on rates this month.
London open: Stocks rise on US jobs report, Chinese stimulus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Monday, with sentiment underpinned by Chinese stimulus measures and expectations the US Federal Reserve will pause on rates this month.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up on positive Asian cues
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to gain at the open on Monday, taking their cue from a positive Asian session.
London close: Stocks close up as investors mull payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ended up on Friday as investors bet that the latest US non-farm payrolls will prompt the Federal Reserve to pause on interest rates this month.
London midday: Stocks extend gains ahead of payrolls report
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday ahead of the latest non-farm payrolls release, as investors mulled better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data, but uninspiring UK manufacturing and house price figures.
London open: Stocks edge higher ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Friday following losses in the previous session, as investors eyed the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London pre-open: FTSE to edge up ahead of non-farm payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge higher on Friday following losses in the previous session, as investors eyed the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London close: Stocks finish mixed after US inflation reading
(Sharecast News) - London's stock market had a mixed performance on Thursday, as investors carefully evaluated a crucial inflation report from the United States amidst an otherwise data-heavy trading day.
London midday: Stocks little changed ahead of US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were little changed by midday on Thursday as investors eyed a key US inflation reading and mulled the latest data for the eurozone.
London open: Stocks nudge down ahead of inflation readings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ticked lower in early trade on Thursday as investors eyed key eurozone and US inflation readings.
London pre-open: Stocks to nudge up ahead of inflation readings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to nudge up at the open on Thursday as investors eyed eurozone and US inflation readings.
London close: Stocks manage gains amid wave of data
(Sharecast News) - London's stock market saw moderate gains on Wednesday, despite retreating from session highs by the close of trading.
London midday: Stocks off highs as investors mull mortgage approvals
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were up but off highs by midday on Wednesday, with Prudential rallying on the back of results, as investors mulled the latest UK mortgage approvals and consumer credit data.
London open: Stocks gain on US cues; Prudential rallies
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday, taking their cue from a solid session on Wall Street, with Prudential pacing the gains.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up on positive US cues
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday following a solid session on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks rise on buoyant global sentiment
(Sharecast News) - London stocks enjoyed a day of robust gains, closing significantly higher on Tuesday following a strong performance from Asian markets.
London midday: Stocks stay firm as housebuilders rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still firmly in the black by midday on Tuesday following a positive Asian session, with housebuilders pacing the gains.
London open: Stocks rally on China optimism; Bunzl boosts guidance
(Sharecast News) - London stocks shot higher in early trade on Tuesday following a positive Asian session, as traders returned to their desks after the long weekend.
London pre-open: Stocks to nudge up after long weekend
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to nudge higher at the open on Tuesday following a positive Asian session, as traders returned to their desks after the long weekend.
London close: Gains erased as Fed chair gives cautious outlook
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks reversed earlier gains to trade broadly flat by the close on Friday, as comments from Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell at the closely watched Jackson Hole conference dampened risk appetite.
London midday: Stocks firmer ahead of Powell, Lagarde speeches
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were firmer by midday on Friday as investors turned their attention to the Jackson Hole symposium in Wyoming, in particular speeches by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell and ECB president Christine Lagarde.
London open: Stocks edge up ahead of Jackson Hole speeches
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Friday as investors turned their attention to the Jackson Hole symposium in Wyoming, in particular speeches by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell and ECB president Christine Lagarde.
London pre-open: Stocks to nudge down ahead of Powell, Lagarde speeches
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to nudge lower at the open on Friday as investors eyed speeches by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell and ECB president Christine Lagarde at the Jackson Hole symposium in Wyoming.
London close: Stocks end mixed ahead of Jackson Hole
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed with a mixed performance on Thursday as investors digested the most recent retail sales data, and turned their attention to the start of the Jackson Hole symposium across the pond.
London midday: Stocks stay up after Nvidia impresses
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still firmer by midday on Thursday as investors cheered better-than-expected results from US chip designer Nvidia and looked to the start of the Jackson Holy Symposium.
London open: Stocks rally after Nvidia beat
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rallied in early trade on Thursday, taking their cue from an upbeat session on Wall Street after better-than-expected results from US chip designer Nvidia.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after Nvidia beats expectations
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday following a positive session on Wall Street, as investors cheered better-than-expected results from US chip designer Nvidia.
London close: Stocks rise despite weaker global data
(Sharecast News) - Equity markets in London managed a positive close on Wednesday, despite underwhelming economic indicators from across Europe, with utility plays among the more buoyant sectors.
London midday: Markets shrug off weak data as utilities gain
(Sharecast News) - London's Footsie index was up 1% by lunchtime on Wednesday, led by strong gains from utility stocks, despite some disappointing economic data across Europe.
London open: Stocks rise ahead of PMIs
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday following a positive Asian session, as investors eyed a slew of PMI readings.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up ahead of PMIs
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday following a positive Asian session, as investors eyed a slew of PMIs.
London midday: FTSE extends gains as investors mull borrowing, manufacturing data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Tuesday as investors digested the latest UK borrowing and manufacturing figures.
London open: Stocks edge up as investors mull borrowing figures
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Tuesday after a mostly firmer session on Wall Street, as investors digested the latest UK borrowing figures.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up; borrowing figures in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up on Tuesday after a mostly firmer session on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks edge up after borrowing figures, manufacturing data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ended off highs but in the black on on Tuesday as investors digested the latest UK borrowing and manufacturing figures.
London close: Housebuilders pace decline after Crest Nicholson warning
(Sharecast News) - London stocks closed lower on Monday, with housebuilders pacing the decline after a profit warning from Crest Nicholson.
London midday: FTSE extends gains as energy shares rally; housebuilders slide
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Monday, helped along by energy shares as investors mulled the latest rate cut by the People's Bank of China, but housebuilders slid after a profit warning from Crest Nicholson.
London open: Stocks edge up but housebuilders slump on Crest Nicholson warning
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Monday as investors mulled the latest rate cut by the People's Bank of China, but housebuilders were under the cosh after a profit warning from Crest Nicholson.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up as investors digest PBoC
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Monday as investors digested the latest rate cut by the People's Bank of China.
London close: Stocks end tough week in the red
(Sharecast News) - London stocks faced significant losses by the close of trading on Friday, as concerns over a number of macroeconomic factors weighed heavily on sentiment.
London pre-open: Stocks to fall as China property crisis deepens
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were expected to fall for the sixth straight session on Friday on signs that the ongoing real estate crisis in China is far from over.
London close: Stocks fall amid broad global sell-off
(Sharecast News) - Markets in London faced a tough session on Thursday, under the dark clouds of US inflation and intensifying concerns over the Chinese debt crisis.
London midday: Markets subdued, but stocks bounce off lows
(Sharecast News) - Fresh concerns about US inflation and the Chinese debt crisis were weighing on market sentiment on Thursday, though the FTSE 100 was trading flat by lunchtime after bouncing off five-week lows in morning trade.
London open: Markets rattled by FOMC minutes
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks slipped on Thursday, following US and Asian markets lower overnight, as investors reacted to the possibility of further interest-rate hikes by the Federal Reserve.
London pre-open: Stocks to slip on US rate-hike fears
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were set to decline for the fifth straight session on Thursday after the minutes of a recent Federal Reserve meeting showed caution about taking the brakes off interest-rate hikes too soon.
London close: Stocks extend losses as rate hike fears continue
(Sharecast News) - UK stock markets faced a downturn on Wednesday, as gains from blue-chip insurers were overshadowed by concerns that the Bank of England could introduce another interest rate hike.
London midday: Stocks slip as core inflation stays high
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were trading at five-week lows on Wednesday despite some big gains from blue-chip insurers, with market sentiment hit by fears that the Bank of England may step in to raise interest rates once again.
London open: Stocks flat as rate-hike fears dampen risk appetite
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were struggling for direction on Wednesday after data showed that core inflation remains stubbornly high, raising fears that the Bank of England may step in to tighten monetary policy even further.
London pre-open: Stocks to extend five-week low
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were set for another day of losses on Wednesday, after a heavy fall the previous session, as investors showed caution on busy day for economic data.
London close: Stocks tumble on interest rate, China concerns
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks faced significant pressure on Tuesday, closing on a sour note over concerns over potential further interest rate hikes by the Bank of England.
London open: Housing stocks pull FTSE lower on rate-hike fears
(Sharecast News) - The FTSE 100 dropped in early trade on Tuesday as investors reacted to an unexpected acceleration in UK wage growth and a surprise interest rate cut in China.
London pre-open: FTSE 100 to bounce off one-month low
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a slight rebound on Tuesday morning after falling to a one-month low, as investors digested some key data from the UK labour market, and a surprise rate cut in China overnight.
London close: Stocks slip on renewed China concerns
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets experienced a marginal dip at the close of trading on Monday, with both the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indices ending in the negative.
London midday: China concerns dampen sentiment on quiet day
(Sharecast News) - London stock markets were struggling for direction on Monday morning, as fresh concerns about China's economy and an absence of any new economic data or corporate earnings prompted investors to exercise some caution.
London open: Miners drag FTSE 100 into the red
(Sharecast News) - Mining stocks were leading UK markets lower in early deals on Monday as renewed concerns about China's economy dampened sentiment.
London pre-open: Subdued start expected on quiet day for earnings, data
(Sharecast News) - The UK stock market was set for a subdued start on Monday morning, with investors likely to show caution on a light day for economic data and corporate earnings.
London close: Stocks sink on surprise rise in UK GDP
(Sharecast News) - London stocks remained in the red at the close of trading on Friday, as market participants reacted to a mixture of stronger-than-anticipated UK GDP numbers and fresh US producer inflation data.
London open: Miners lead stocks lower despite positive UK GDP
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks slipped lower on Friday, reversing gains made the previous session, as investors continue to digest a barrage of mixed economic data this week.
London pre-open: Stocks set to slip despite positive UK GDP data
(Sharecast News) - London's stocks were expected to slip in early trading on Friday despite data showing that the UK economy expanded at a faster-than-forecast rate in the second quarter.
London close: Stocks rise as US inflation meets expectations
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed with gains on Thursday, buoyed by a US inflation report that came broadly in line with market expectations.
London midday: Markets subdued ahead of US CPI data
(Sharecast News) - Investors were keeping their powder dry on Thursday in London as stock markets chose to remain cautious ahead of a much-anticipated US inflation report later on.
London open: Tentative start for FTSE 100 as markets eye US data
(Sharecast News) - The FTSE 100 edged higher in morning trade on Thursday, rising for the second straight session, though gains were limited as investors showed caution ahead of some all-important inflation figures from the US.
London pre-open: Futures edge higher as market awaits US inflation data
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were set to tick slightly higher on Thursday morning, though gains would likely be muted as the market awaits key inflation data from the US later on.
London close: Stocks bounce back after shrugging off China data
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London saw an encouraging rally on Wednesday, driven largely by a robust performance from the heavyweight mining, oil, and banking sectors.
London midday: Mining, oil and banking stocks provide a boost
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks bounced back on Wednesday, with the heavyweight mining, oil and banking sectors providing a lift despite ongoing concerns about recent Chinese economic data.
London open: Banks, miners lead the rebound early on
(Sharecast News) - Mining and banking stocks led the UK's benchmark equity index higher on Wednesday morning, rebounding after losses the previous session, despite economic data from China continuing to paint a dreary picture for the world's second-largest economy.
London pre-open: Stocks set for higher start
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a slight rebound on Wednesday morning after falling the previous session, though concerns over the health of the Chinese economy were likely to dominate newsflow on a quiet day for company news.
London close: Stocks weaker amid concerns for global stability
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London finished in negative territory on Tuesday, largely influenced by unfavourable economic data from China coupled with underwhelming corporate earnings reports.
London midday: Shares down on China data, weak earnings news
(Sharecast News) - The FTSE 100 was trading lower on Tuesday as weak economic data from China and disappointing corporate earnings dampened sentiment in the mining sector.
London open: Shares make muted start as China data hits miners
(Sharecast News) - It was a subdued start for UK equity indices on Tuesday as weaker-than-expected economic data out of China dragged mining stocks into the red.
London pre-open: Stocks set top dip after Chinese trade data
(Sharecast News) - Stocks were set for a dip following the release of data showing a third straight decline in exports from the world's second-largest economy, China.
London close: Stocks start week in a lacklustre state
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London ended Monday's trading session marginally in the red, influenced by a negative closing on Wall Street last week.
London midday: Shares lower after mixed US payroll data
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London were trading slightly lower on Monday following a negative close to trading on Wall Street the week before.
London open: Stocks dip at the start of the week
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London were trading slightly lower on Monday following a negative close to trading on Wall Street the week before.
London pre-open: Stocks set to dip after U.S. jobs data
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London were being called to start the session lower following a negative close to trading on Wall Street the week before.
London close: Shares rally as US payroll data hints at possible rate pause
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rallied to close higher on Friday after the latest monthly non-farm payrolls report in the US suggested the US Federal Reserve may be able to pause interest rate rises.
London midday: Shares flat ahead of US jobs data; WPP, Capita slump
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had slipped into the red by midday on Friday as investors waited on the release of the latest monthly non-farm payrolls report in the US.
London open: Stocks edge higher with U.S. jobs data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were trading on a slightly mixed note, even as investors waited on the release of the latest monthly non-farm payrolls report in the States.
London pre-open: Futures pointing lower ahead of US non-farm payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were seen starting the session slightly higher, even as investors waited on the release of the latest monthly non-farm payrolls report in the States.
London close: Stocks end on mixed note even as Bank hikes rates
(Sharecast News) - Stocks ended the session on a mixed note even after the Bank of England went ahead and hiked rates.
London midday: Stocks off lows ahead of BoE decision
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had come off their lows as investors waited on the Bank of England's latest policy decision at noon.
London open: Stocks retreat ahead of BoE
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were trading lower as investors waited on the Bank of England's latest policy decision at noon.
London pre-open: Stocks set to edge up ahead of BoE rate decision
(Sharecast News) - London stocks looked set for a slightly higher start as investors waited on the Bank of England's latest policy decision at noon.
London close: Stocks dragged lower by U.S. debt quandary
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished lower after a downgrade of the U.S. government's long-term credit rating overnight caught traders on the hop.
London midday: Stocks off lows after U.S. debt downgrade
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were holding lower at midday after a downgrade of the U.S. government's long-term credit rating overnight caught traders on the hop.
London open: U.S. government debt downgrade catches traders on the hop
(Sharecast News) - London stocks dropped at the start of the session after a downgrade of the U.S. government's long-term credit rating caught traders on the hop.
London pre-open: Stocks set for lower start after Fitch cuts U.S. debt rating
(Sharecast News) - London stocks looked set for a slightly lower start following news that Fitch had downgraded the U.S. government's long-term credit rating.
London close: Stocks slip as longer-term Gilt yields grind back higher
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished in the red on Tuesday as investors mulled downbeat manufacturing data and results from the likes of BP, HSBC and Diageo, together with a rise in longer-term Gilt yields.
London midday: Stocks turn lower after manufacturing data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had turned negative by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled downbeat manufacturing data and results from the likes of BP, HSBC and Diageo.
London open: Stocks nudge up as Diageo, HSBC rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Tuesday as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK manufacturing sector and mulled results from the likes of BP, HSBC and Diageo.
London pre-open: Stocks seen flat ahead of manufacturing data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a flat open on Tuesday as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK manufacturing sector.
London close: FTSE edges up ahead of busy week
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ended a touch firmer on Monday as investors mulled the latest Chinese manufacturing data and news of further measures from authorities in China to boost consumption.
London midday: Stocks flat as investors digest Chinese stimulus announcements
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were hugging the flatline on Monday as investors mulled the latest Chinese manufacturing data and news of further measures from authorities in China to boost consumption.
London open: Stocks edge down; Marshalls slides on profit warning
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Monday as investors mulled the latest Chinese manufacturing data and news of further measures from authorities in China to boost consumption.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down as investors mull China data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Monday as investors mulled the latest Chinese manufacturing data and news of further measures from authorities in China to boost consumption.
London close: Stocks end turbulent week in a mixed state
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished with a mixed performance on Friday, driven by multiple factors including a policy change from the Bank of Japan, and significant results from companies such as NatWest, Standard Chartered, and International Airlines Group (IAG).
London midday: Stocks touch higher ahead of US inflation gauges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a touch higher by midday on Friday as investors mulled a policy shift from the Bank of Japan and results from the likes of NatWest, Standard Chartered and IAG.
London open: Stocks edge up as investors mull BoJ shift; StanChart rallies
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Friday as investors mulled a policy shift from the Bank of Japan and results from the likes of NatWest, Standard Chartered and IAG.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower; NatWest in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a weaker open on Friday following a downbeat session on Wall Street, with earnings from NatWest in focus.
London close: Stocks finish firmer after tsunami of earnings
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed firmer on Thursday, backed by a slew of corporate earnings and a substantial policy decision by the US Federal Reserve.
London midday: FTSE maintains gains as investors wade through earnings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a little firmer by midday on Thursday as investors mulled the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve and waded through an avalanche of earnings.
London open: Stocks edge up amid earnings avalanche
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Thursday as investors mulled the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve and waded through an avalanche of earnings.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up amid earnings avalanche
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Thursday as investors wade through an avalanche of earnings and mull the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve, with the European Central Bank due to announce its decision later.
London close: Stocks in risk-off mood ahead of Fed decision
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed in a mixed state on Wednesday, with the top-flight FTSE 100 in the red as investors looked ahead to the policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
London midday: Stocks in the red as Lloyds, NatWest slump
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Wednesday, with Lloyds and NatWest under the cosh, as investors waded through a raft of earnings and looked ahead to the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
London open: Stocks steady amid raft of earnings, ahead of Fed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady in early trade on Wednesday as investors waded through a raft of earnings and looked ahead to the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down ahead of Fed announcement
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday after an uninspiring Asian session, as investors eye the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve and a slew of UK earnings.
London close: Stocks manage gains as miners surge
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed marginally higher on Tuesday, driven by positive performances from the mining sector and consumer goods behemoth Unilever, which enjoyed a boost from robust second-quarter results.
London midday: Stocks a touch firmer as miners, Unilever rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a touch firmer by midday Tuesday, with miners on the front foot, and consumer goods giant Unilever boosted by well-received second-quarter results.
London open: Stocks tick higher as miners, Unilever advance
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged up in early trade on Tuesday, with miners on the front foot, and Unilever boosted by well-received second-quarter results.
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted as investors eye earnings, Fed meeting
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Tuesday as investors mull results from the likes of Unilever, Compass Group and Croda and eye the start of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.
London close: Stocks mixed as fresh PMI data disappoints
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed with a mixed result on Monday, reflecting investors' mixed sentiment as they reacted to a weak set of economic data at the start of a busy week on the economic calendar.
London midday: Stocks mixed after soft PMI data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were trading on a mixed note following a lacklustre close on Wall Street at the end of the previous week and week survey results.
London open: Stocks start week on a mixed note
(Sharecast News) - London stocks began the week on a mixed note, after a lacklustre session on Wall Street to close out last week.
London pre-open: FTSE set to fall at start of busy week
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets looked set to open lower on Monday, after a lacklustre session on Wall Street to close out last week.
London close: Stocks finish buoyant week in mixed state
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London presented a mixed picture at the close of trading on Friday, with the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 finishing in opposite territories, despite a slight uptick in Wall Street during early trading across the Atlantic.
London midday: Stocks trade mixed with central bank meetings on the horizon
(Sharecast News) - Stocks were still trading on a mixed note come midday despite Wall Street looking primed for a modest bounce at the opening bell.
London open: Stocks slip heading into central bank decisions
(Sharecast News) - Stocks were mixed at the start of the session, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street on the back of the latest quarterly results out of Netflix and Tesla.
London pre-open: Stocks set for slightly lower start after mixed economic data
(Sharecast News) - Stocks were set for a slightly lower start at the end of the week, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street on the back of the latest quarterly results out of Netflix and Tesla.
London close: FTSE 100 adds to gains on mixed day for stocks
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed in a mixed state on Thursday, with the leading FTSE 100 capitalising on Wednesday's robust performance, while the FTSE 250 dipped.
London midday: Stocks extend gains as miners, housebuilders advance
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Thursday, building on the stellar session a day earlier, when the top-flight index had its best day so far this year on the back of a softer-than-expected inflation reading.
London open: Stocks gain as miners rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday, albeit gains were much more muted than in the previous session, when a softer-than-expected UK inflation print saw the top-flight index enjoy its best day of the year so far.
London pre-open: Stocks to nudge down after Wednesday's strong gains
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to nudge lower at the open on Thursday following strong gains in the previous session on the back of a softer-than-expected UK consumer price inflation print.
London close: Stocks soar on lower-than-expected CPI numbers
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets saw an impressive rise on Wednesday, with housebuilders surging after a decrease in consumer price inflation, lessening the burden on the Bank of England to continue with rate hikes.
London midday: FTSE extends gains as housebuilders rally on inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Wednesday, with housebuilders on the rise after data showed a bigger-than-expected decline in consumer price inflation, easing pressure on the Bank of England to keep hiking rates.
London open: Housebuilders pace gains as inflation eases more than expected
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rallied in early trade on Wednesday, with housebuilders pacing the gains after data showed a bigger-than-expected decline in consumer price inflation, easing pressure on the Bank of England to keep hiking rates.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as inflation falls more than expected
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