SECTOR REVIEW
23 Nov
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Sector movers: Centrica, China sink utilities and banks

Defensive areas of the market performed best on Thursday, aside from utilities that is, as shares of Centrica crumbled.

22 Nov
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Sector movers: Industrial metals, food retailers lead

The best performing areas of the market were a mix of cyclicals and defensives.

15 Nov
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Sector movers: Telecoms benefit again as oil slips

Higher yielding stocks were again the main beneficiaries of selling in cyclicals such as automobiles (GKN) or shares of oil companies.

14 Nov
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Sector movers: Chinese data sinks miners again

Cyclicals were again at the bottom of the pile come Tuesday, amid another batch of weak data out of China and as some top strategists sounded a cautious note on the outlook for the current bull market in stocks.

13 Nov
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Sector movers: Aerospace and Defence paces losses among cyclicals

Ultra Electronics led a retreat in aerospace and defence and cyclicals more broadly at the start of the week.

07 Nov
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Sector movers: Speculation drives gains in electricity, oil stocks

M&A speculation and commodity prices were the main drivers behind Tuesday's price action despite skepticism from analysts on both fronts.

06 Nov
glencore
Sector movers: Miners, Big Oil lead gains

Shares of miners outperformed at the start of the week on the back of multiple bullish factors, especially Beijing's drive to cut pollution ahead of the winter.

29 Aug
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Sector movers: Geopolitical tensions boost precious metals miners

Precious metals miners are heading up gains on the top flight index amid renewed geopolitical tensions on the Korean peninsula but as a group, miners are in the red, weighed down by falls in the likes of Antofagasta, Glencore, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

10 Jul
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Sector movers: Retailers in the red as consumer spending worries worsen

Retailers were the big drag on the FTSE 350 today as survey data showed households continued to show caution on spending.

06 Jul
Sector movers: Food producers put on weight, oil engineers fall despite crude rebound

Food producers were the top rising sector on Thursday thanks entirely to Associated British Foods, a major sugar producer, bread baker, food and ingredients producer under brands such as Twinings Ovaltine and Australia's George Weston Foods.

05 Jul
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Sector movers: Food retailers bought, oil stocks see profit taking

Food retailers led UK stocks higher on Wednesday amid a report about improving shop prices and a strong update from wholesaler and convenience store owner Booker.

04 Jul
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FX round-up: Listless sterling suffers amid Independence Day malaise

Sterling spent Tuesday essentially listless thanks to the US Independence Day holiday casting a pall of malaise over global financial markets.

04 Jul
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Europe close: Late burst of selling sends shares lower

A late burst of selling just before the end of the session sufficed to send Europe's main equity indices lower given the thin trading volumes in stockmarkets on account of the 4 July holiday in the States.

04 Jul
worldpay
Sector movers: Hunting and Worldpay lead their sectors higher

Hunting and Worldpay led their respective sectors higher on a light day in terms of market events.

03 Jul
London Stock Exchange AIM LSE shares
London close: FTSE 100 punches away to positive close as sterling slides

UK blue chips punched away through Monday to achieve a firmly positive close, helped by sterling's retreat against a stabilising US dollar.

03 Jul
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Commodities: Safe-haven gold dives as US dollar stabilises

Safe-haven gold dived as the US dollar stabilised on Monday, a marked swivel of the spotlight away from crude oil futures.

03 Jul
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Sector movers: Miners, Banks pace gains

Miners and banks are doing best on the back of better than expected manufacturing data out of China and the euro area which appear to be stoking risk appetite at the start of the new quarter.