MARKET REPORTS UK
12:11
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London midday: FTSE hits record high as US-China trade war on hold, pound slumps

London's top-flight index hit a new record on Monday, boosted by a weaker pound as the dollar rallied on the back of an easing of tensions between the US and China, which also helped to lift broader market sentiment.

08:49
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London open: Stocks rise as US-China tensions ease, pound drops

London stocks rose in early trade on Monday, helped along by a weaker pound as the dollar rallied on the back of an easing of tensions between the US and China, which also helped to boost broader market sentiment.

07:33
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London pre-open: Stocks to push up as tensions between the US and China ease

London stocks were set for an upbeat start on Monday as investors digested some good news regarding relations between the US and China.

18 May
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London close: Footsie undermined by reports of SFO investigation into Glencore

London stocks edged a little lower on Friday as investors paused for breath following a record closing high a day earlier and with reports of a possible fraud investigation into Glencore dampening investor sentiment heading into the weekend.

18 May
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London midday: Stocks retreat from record high; Astra drops on miss

London stocks edged a little lower by midday on Friday as investors paused for breath following a record closing high a day earlier, led by AstraZeneca after slightly disappointing quarterly numbers.

18 May
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London open: FTSE ticks lower as investors pause for breath

London stocks ticked just a touch lower at the open on Friday as investors paused for breath following a record closing high in the previous session.

18 May
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London pre-open: Stocks to edge lower after record closing high

London stocks were set to edge down at the open on Friday following a record closing high in the previous session, with investors likely to keep their eye out for any more headlines regarding US and Chinese trade talks.

17 May
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London close: FTSE finishes at record high, Ocado leads retail rally

London stocks closed at a record high on Thursday as a stronger oil price and stronger dollar combined with some well received results from Experian and National Grid.

17 May
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London midday: Stocks climb as pound eases on Downing St denial of customs report

London stocks had edged up by midday on Thursday as bookies recovered some of their losses, while the pound eased a little after Prime Minister Theresa May denied a report that the UK could stay in the customs union.

17 May
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London open: Stocks flat as bookies tumble over betting machine stake cut

London stocks were little changed in early trade on Thursday, but bookies were under the cosh as the government confirmed it will cut betting machine stakes to £2, while sterling was in focus following a report that the UK could stay in the European customs union.

17 May
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London pre-open: Stocks seen muted; gambling shares in focus as betting machine stakes cut

London stocks were expected to see a muted start on Thursday as the pound gained on a report that the UK could stay in the customs union, while gambling shares were likely to be in focus as betting machine stakes are set to be cut.

16 May
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London close: Stocks take geopolitical risks in stride

Stocks edged higher in London on Wednesday as investors weighed up solid updates from the likes of Burberry and Micro Focus and deal news for Paddy Power against geopolitical concerns.

16 May
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London midday: Stocks flat as geopolitics weighs amid deluge of results

London stocks had flattened out by midday on Wednesday as investors weighed up solid updates from the likes of Burberry and Micro Focus and deal news for Paddy Power against geopolitical concerns.

16 May
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London open: Stocks edge up despite geopolitical concerns as Micro Focus, Burberry gain

London stocks edged higher in early trade on Wednesday, with solid updates from the likes of Micro Focus and Burberry and deal news for Paddy Power helping to offset geopolitical worries.

16 May
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London pre-open: Stocks seen muted after downbeat US session

London stocks were set for a muted open on Wednesday following a downbeat session in the US amid rising interest rate expectations, and as North Korea suspended talks with South Korea.

15 May
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London close: FTSE an oasis as global stocks slip on bond rally

London's FTSE 100 was an island of green on Tuesday, ticking higher as sterling failed to be listed by a solid round of UK jobs data, while stocks around the world were under pressure amid rising Treasury yields.

15 May
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London midday: Stocks edge up as pound stays lower after UK jobs data

London stocks had edged higher by midday on Tuesday as sterling largely shrugged off the latest round of UK jobs data.

15 May
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London open: Stocks and sterling steady ahead of jobs data

London stocks were steady in early trade on Tuesday as investors refrained from making any big bets either way ahead of key UK jobs data.

15 May
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London pre-open: Stocks to drop ahead of key jobs data

London stocks were set to edge lower at the open on Tuesday as investors eyed a slew of key UK jobs data.

14 May
London close: Bounce in pound dents stocks

London stocks drifted a little lower on Monday as the pound rallied against the greenback on Brexit speculation, although serviced office provider IWG stormed ahead on the prospect of a bidding war.