28 Dec
London close: Shares hold on to record highs

London stocks finished the session little changed as strength in miners helped to offset the positive tone in the pound, although trading volumes and news were light heading into the new year.

01 Dec
London close: Stocks succumb to selling as Russia controversy envelops US administration

London stocks ended the Friday session on a down note as reports began to break that ex-US national security agency chief Michael Flynn might testify against his previous boss, the US president.

28 Nov
FX round-up: Dollar firms up as Powell testifies, Brexit concerns weigh on stirling

Tuesday saw the greenback firm up against a basket of currencies, as the dollar index managed to climb 0. 27% to 93. 152 by 1515 GMT as Fed chair designate Jerome Powell addressed the Senate Committee in Washington.

23 Nov
London close: Shares dip even as pound slips, UK data in focus

The top flight index closed marginally lower on Thursday even as the pound slipped, with the latest readings on retail sales and UK GDP in focus.

23 Nov
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FX round-up: Sterling steady while euro moves up for third day

News out for the UK on Thursday showed second estimate GDP quarter/quarter came in as expected, 0. 4%, while the latest minutes from the European Central Bank (ECB) eluded to a discussion about cutting the current bong buying programme.

21 Nov
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Commodities: Gold rebounds as investors await latest FOMC minutes

Gold advanced on Tuesday, up from strong support at $1,275 seen two sessions ago, as the US dollar fell 0. 13% to 93. 955 against a basket of currencies.

21 Nov
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London close: FTSE higher on the day as UK deficit widens unexpectedly

Shares closed higher on Tuesday as data revealed an unexpected widening of the UK deficit ahead of the Autumn Budget.

20 Nov
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London close: Homebuilders jump ahead of Budget

Shares reversed early losses to close higher on Monday amid a solid performance from housebuilders, as investors digested German Chancellor Angela Merkel's failed attempt to craft a new government coalition.

13 Nov
Europe close: Stocks come off lows but start week lower

Selling in European stocks carried over from the previous week on the back of weaker-than-expected money supply figures in China and amid negative headlines surrounding the political situation in Britain, although by the end of trading equity benchmarks had come off their lows of the session.

10 Nov
London close: US tax cut delays weigh on stocks

Shares ended lower amid ongoing delays to the passage of tax cuts in the US Congress even as investors mulled over the latest better-than-expected data on manufacturing, industrial production and construction.

08 Nov
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Commodities: Gold receives a leg up as US tax reforms face possible delays

Gold touched it's highest level on over 2 weeks on Wednesday while the greenback softened on possible delays to long-awaited US tax reforms.

08 Nov
FX round-up: Tax reform delays weigh on the dollar

Wednesday saw the greenback fall against a basket of currencies as possible delays to US President Trump's tax reform plans weighed on investors minds.

07 Nov
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Commodities: Gold range bound as greenback gains

Gold has been stuck in a $1,265/84/oz. trading range since 22 October, as the market looks for key drivers to break in either direction.

07 Nov
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02 Nov
FX round-up: BoE moves to raise rates, greenback weakens on tax plan

The Bank of England (BoE) raised interest rates on Thursday for the first time in more than 10 years from 0. 25% to 0. 5%.

02 Nov
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Commodities: Gold higher despite firmer dollar

The dollar index, which tracks the US currency against a basket of six major rivals, added 0. 15% to 94. 696, though it remained shy of Friday's three-month high of 95. 150.

01 Nov
London close: FTSE flat despite positive manufacturing, BoE rate hike eyed

London stocks closed marginally lower on Wednesday even as the pound fell despite better-than-expected manufacturing data, which underpinned expectations of a rate hike tomorrow by the Bank of England.

01 Nov
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FX round-up: Greenback firms ahead of Fed decision, pound shaky despite positive data

The US dollar was 0. 17% stronger against a basket of currencies to 94. 712 on Wednesday, while sterling lost some ground against it's US counterpart.

19 Oct
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London close: UK stocks fall with sterling as investors mull retail sales

London stocks closed in the red on Thursday after disappointing UK retail sales data and with ongoing concerns about stalled Brexit negotiations.

18 Oct
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London close: Stocks end higher as pound slips on August wage data

London stocks had pushed higher by the close on Wednesday, with the pound slipping back against the dollar following a brief pop higher, as investors digested the latest data on UK wages and unemployment.