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London stocks recouped part of the previous day's losses on Friday which had taken the top-flight index to its worst level since the Brexit referendum, as investors eyed the release of the latest non-farm payrolls report.
London's FTSE 100 sank to its lowest close in more than two years on Thursday, joining a broader market selloff as news of Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the behest of the US reignited trade war concerns.
London stocks finished in the red on Wednesday, albeit with the pound clawing back some ground as some traders now saw a lower chance of a no-deal Brexit.
London stocks gave up some the previous day's gains on Tuesday as sterling spiked higher after a senior European official said Britain would be allowed to unilaterally revoke Article 50, while doubts crept in about the trade truce agreed by the US and China.
London stocks finished higher on Monday, with miners and energy issues leading the advance as news of a 90-day trade truce between the US and China boosted risk appetite.
Investors exercised caution heading into the G20 meeting of world leaders in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the weekend.
London shares climbed to their highest finish in a week on Thursday, helped along by an oil price rally and global stock market boost on the back of a dovish speech by Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell.
London stocks on Wednesday edged lower for the second day in a row, with housebuilders and airlines leading the decline as investors digested estimates that the UK will be much worse off under any Brexit scenario.
London stocks retreated a little on Tuesday, with the travel sector under pressure after another profit warning from Thomas Cook and miners hit by concerns about global trade.
London stocks carved out solid gains on Monday, helped along by strength in the energy and banking sectors as investors continued to keep an eye on Brexit developments.
London stocks were little changed on Friday, paring earlier small losses as investors eyed this weekend's EU summit, in what turned out to be a quiet end to a busy week.
London stocks fell on Thursday as the pound surged after the UK and European Union negotiators agreed a draft text for post-Brexit ties.
London stocks finished higher on Wednesday, helped along by well-received results from Johnson Matthey as Theresa May headed to Brussels for crunch talks on her Brexit deal.
London stocks closed down at their lowest level in three weeks on Tuesday as another global sell-off combined with worries about Brexit and continued volatility in oil prices.
London stocks dipped on Monday as investors digested a speech by Theresa May to business leaders, even as investors waited on the details of the long-term relationship being negotiated by Westminister and Brussels and kept track of Tory MPs calls for a leadership challenge.
London stocks finished the week lower, as did Sterling, as investors hedged their bets ahead of a weekend that might see Tory rebels push for a confidence vote against the Prime Minister.
London stocks gave up its earlier gains to finish flat on Thursday as the pound tumbled in the wake of Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab's resignation, with banks and housebuilders also hit by concerns about the EU divorce process.
London stocks dipped on Wednesday, reversing an afternoon foray into positive territory, with traders goosing Sterling higher ahead of the Cabinet's expected decision regarding the Prime Minister´s Brexit proposals which was expected later in the day.
London's FTSE 100 just managed to hold onto a very slight gain on Tuesday as the pound was lifted by strong wage growth figures and Brexit hopes, while oil prices slumped.
London stocks fell into the red on Monday as a weak performance from the tobacco sector offset gains for miners and oil companies, with the pound under the cosh amid growing worries about Brexit even as the US Greenback continued to power higher.