MARKET REPORT - PRE-OPEN
19 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks to edge down on negative US close; retail sales eyed

London stocks were set to edge lower at the open on Friday, taking their cue from a negative close on Wall Street as investors eyed UK retail sales figures.

18 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks to tick higher after Wall Street rally

London stocks were set to tick just a touch higher at the open on Thursday following a positive finish on Wall Street thanks to a solid performance from technology giant Apple.

17 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks seen down after weak US close; Informa and UBM to merge

London stocks were set for a weaker open on Wednesday after a downbeat session on Wall Street, where equities failed to hold on to their initial gains after the Dow breached the 26,000 level for the first time.

16 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks seen higher ahead of inflation figures

London stocks were set for a positive open on Tuesday following an upbeat session in Asia, as investors eyed the latest inflation figures.

15 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks seen higher after record US close; Carillion in focus

London stocks were set for a positive open on Monday after US indices notched record closes on Friday following some well-received earnings.

12 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks to nudge higher after another record close

London stocks were set to nudge a touch higher at the open on Friday following another record close the previous day, underpinned by a positive session on Wall Street.

11 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks seen muted with retailers in focus again as M&S, Tesco update

London stocks were set for a muted open on Thursday following uninspiring sessions in the US and Asia, amid reports that China is thinking of halting its buying of US treasuries.

10 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks seen touch weaker ahead of manufacturing data

London stocks were set for a slightly weaker open on Wednesday after the top-flight index closed at a record high in the previous session and as investors looked to some key data releases.

09 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks to edge higher as investors digest BRC survey

London stocks were set for a slightly firmer open on Tuesday following losses in the previous session.

08 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks to nudge lower; Halifax house prices in focus

London stocks were set to nudge lower at the open on Monday despite a positive session in Asia.

05 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks seen steady ahead of payrolls

London stocks were set for a muted open on Friday as investors eyed the latest non-farm payrolls report out of the US, with little in the way of UK corporate or economic news flow to move markets.

04 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks seen higher on positive US and Asian cues; services data eyed

London stocks were set for a firmer open on Thursday, taking their cue from positive sessions in the US and Asia and following upbeat Chinese services data.

03 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks seen flat as investors eye construction PMI, Fed minutes

London stocks were set for a flat open on Wednesday as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK construction sector and minutes from the Federal Reserve.

02 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks to kick off 2018 in record territory

London stocks were set to kick the year off in record territory on Tuesday, with miners likely to take the lead following some upbeat data out of China.

29 Dec
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London pre-open: Stocks to nudge up on last trading day of 2017

London stocks were expected to open a little firmer on the last trading day of 2017, although volumes are set to be very light as we head into the new year, with no data releases of note due and corporate news thin on the ground.

28 Dec
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London pre-open: Stocks seen slightly higher, building on fresh highs

London stocks were set for more gains on Thursday, building on the fresh records seen in the previous session, although volumes are likely to be low again as many traders are still away from their desks for the holidays.

27 Dec
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London pre-open: Stocks seen a little higher in quiet post-Christmas trade

London stocks were set for a slightly firmer open on Wednesday, with trade expected to be quiet during the lull between Christmas and New Year.

22 Dec
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London pre-open: Stocks seen lower after record high; Catalonia in focus

London stocks were set for a weaker open on Friday on what will be a half day trading session ahead of the Christmas break, as investors pause for breath after the FTSE hit an all-time high in the previous session, with eyes on events in Catalonia.

21 Dec
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London pre-open: Stocks to nudge up but volumes seen thin ahead of Christmas

London stocks were set for a marginally firmer open on Thursday, with volumes likely to be thin as many traders are already away from their desks for the Christmas break.

20 Dec
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London pre-open: Stocks seen flat as investors wind down for Christmas

London stocks were set for a flat open on Wednesday as the pre-Christmas lull set in, although investors will be keeping an eye on developments across the pond where the US tax bill is another step closer to being passed.