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07 Dec
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London close: Shares rebound as pound slips, crude oil gains

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.

06 Dec
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London close: Footsie finishes at two-year low

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.

05 Dec
London close: Stocks drop even as risk of no-deal Brexit recedes

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.

04 Dec
London close: UK stocks give up gains as confidence proves short-lived

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.

03 Dec
London close: Stocks kick the week off with gains after G-20 breakthrough

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.

30 Nov
London close: Investors play it safe ahead of G-20

Investors exercised caution heading into the G20 meeting of world leaders in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the weekend.

29 Nov
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London close: FTSE climbs to seven-day high on Powell remarks, oil

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.

28 Nov
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London close: Builders, airlines weigh on FTSE after grim Brexit reports

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.

27 Nov
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London close: Shares retreat as mining, travel sectors slide

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.

26 Nov
London close: Stocks finish session with solid gains

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.

23 Nov
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London close: Stocks little changed despite continuing slide in Brent

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.

22 Nov
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London close: Jump in Sterling saps strength in shares

London stocks fell on Thursday as the pound surged after the UK and European Union negotiators agreed a draft text for post-Brexit ties.

21 Nov
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London close: Stocks track bounce on Wall Street

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.

20 Nov
London close: Banks, commodities drag FTSE to three-week low

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.

19 Nov
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London close: Stocks slip as Brexit deal hangs in the balance

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.

16 Nov
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London close: Investors cautious ahead of possible 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.

15 Nov
London close: FTSE finishes flat as ministers resign over Brexit

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.

14 Nov
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London close: Stocks dip ahead of Cabinet decision

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.

13 Nov
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London close: FTSE clings on as pound surges, oil slumps

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.

12 Nov
London close: Stocks slip amid conflciting news around Brexit

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.