18 May
Market buzz: Glencore drops on SFO report, how much further will dollar rally?

1641: The FTSE 100 ends down on the day at 7,778. 79 but 54. 54 points higher over the week.

17 May
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Market buzz: Ocado surge 'inflicts pain' on shorts, Footsie hits record close

1704: Not often we have volcano news, but reports from Hawaii say the Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, sending a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky.

16 May
Market buzz: New calls for Big Four break-up, Grayling to confirm East Coast rail deal

1600: Shares of Smurfit Kappa are down after US rival International Paper says it will not go "hostile" in its attempts to take over the company.

15 May
Market buzz: Pound unimpressed by labour data, warning over Italian 'Varoufakis'

1635: Close Taylor Wimpey provided the biggest boost to the Footsie on Tuesday after unveiling plans to hike its dividend payout.

14 May
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Market buzz: Bookies' Supreme Court gamble pays-off, IWG flies on takeover talks

1630:Close Shares of bookmakers fared best after the US Supreme Court handed down a ruling allowing New Jersey and other states to legalise sports bets.

11 May
Market buzz: Severn Trent down and ITV up as analysts opine

1226: The FTSE 100 is being held down by a stronger pound, down very slightly just past midday. Mike van Dulken, head of research at Accendo Markets, notes that the pound is helping miners while healthcare is under pressure ahead of a President Trump speech on the matter.

10 May
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Market buzz: BT fails to inspire, Carney says economy will pick back up

1655:Close UK economy will pick back-up, not "rocket back up", driven by exporters and investment, Carney tells the BBC.

09 May
Market buzz: FTSE breaches 7600, Greggs and Burberry dumped

1550: Front month Brent crude oil futures are rising 2. 729% to $76. 95 a barrel on the NYMEX, helped by the latest US DoE data showing a 2. 2m barrel drop in oil inventories for over the latest week. Domestic US oil ouput was higher again last week, according to the DoE, rising by 84,000 barrels a day to 10. 703m b/d.

08 May
Market buzz: Oil tumbles on reports of Trump's Iran decision, Sorrell speaks

1706: FTSE 100 telecoms giant Vodafone is nearing a deal to acquire German and eastern European assets from Virgin Media owner Liberty Global in a near-£16bn deal, the FT is reporting.

30 Apr
Market buzz: Challenger banks rise, analysts quarrel over BoE rate hike

1527: With the poor outturn for the UK first-quarter GDP on the back of Mark Carney’s recent comments, Oxford Economics has joined along with those saying they no longer expect the BoE to hike interest rates next week.

27 Apr
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Market buzz: Pound plunges on GDP slowdown, Koreas shake

1700:Close Stocks finished the session and the week sharply higher, boosted by equally large falls in the value of Sterling.

26 Apr
Market buzz: Barnier slaps down City's Brexit hopes, Draghi downs the euro

1830:Close A stinging rebuke for the City of London from the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier, trashing Mark Carney's claim that bloc needs the square mile's financial services industry and tells Brits to stop "pleading" for mutual recognition and make do with 'equivalence' like Wall Street instead.

25 Apr
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Market buzz: Trump's UK trip pencilled in, Twitter dumped after calling a top

1646: The FTSE rallied a little towards the close but still finished down 46. 08 points or 0. 62% at 7,379. 32.

24 Apr
Market buzz: US stocks slide as UST yields hit 3.0%, FTSE holds on

1639: London's blue chips remains in the black at 7,425. 40 on Tuesday, avoiding a late lurch lower as US markets open in the red amid the rise in Treasury note yields.

23 Apr
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Market buzz: Pound falls to five-week low, Deutsche Bank upgrades UK

1700:Close Company-specific news and broker talk was the main driver of individual moves in stocks at the start of the week against a backdrop of a sharp move higher in Gilt yields, at both the short and long-ends of the curve.

20 Apr
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Market buzz: Top flight index boosted by pound weakness

1700:Close Britain's top-flight index pushed higher on Friday, boosted by weakness in the pound on the back of 'dovish' remarks overnight from BoE Governor Mark Carney himself.

19 Apr
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Market buzz: BoE's job "done" says BoA, Philip Morris gets smoked

1700:Close Stocks finished the session higher, led by Shire amid news that US rival Allergan had joined the fray for the rare-disease specialist, tabling a counter-offer to that from Japan's Takeda.

18 Apr
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Market buzz: Miners jump on sanctions concerns, nickel and aluminium fly

1700:Close A weaker-than-expected reading on UK consumer prices saw the pound fall back and the Footsie jump, but with buying very much concentrated on the Basic Resources space.

17 Apr
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Market buzz: Global growth speeding or slowing?

1635: After a year of strong growth and relatively tame inflation, investors have been caught off guard recently as growth momentum appears to have slowed while inflation is picking up in parts of the world, but today the IMF forecasts an acceleration of global GDP growth into 2018.

16 Apr
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Market buzz: Pound strength weighs on stocks, JP Morgan upbeat

1700:Close UK stocks slipped even as the American S&P 500 moved back into the black for the year, as pound strength acted as a drag ahead of the start of talks this week on the UK's post-Brexit trade relationship.