Sector Review
20 Aug
Sector movers: Miners mount recovery, Sage slips

Miners were the main driving force on London markets on Monday, boosted by rising metals prices.

17 Aug
Sector movers: Commodities lead the fall, investors rotating into defensives

London stocks could not hold onto early gains on Friday to slip into the red, as most major miners and oil giants rumbled lower.

17 Aug
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Sector movers: Price action retains defensive air

Some of the more defensive areas of the market figured prominently on the leaderboard as the weekend neared, despite a bounce in stocks amid news that China and the US were restarting trade talks and a better tone in emerging markets as the Turkish lira extended its recent rally into a third day.

15 Aug
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Sector movers: Miners hit again as traders wait for other shoe to drop in EM

The roof is caving in on miners again on Tuesday, amid fears that the recent rout in Turkish assets presages weakness in other emerging market economies.

15 Aug
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Sector movers: Defensives find bid as Turkish lira bounces, analysts wary

Defensives were clearly in the lead on Tuesday, even as the top-flight index bounced back from its intra-day lows.

13 Aug
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Sector movers: Miners find a bid despite US dollar strength

Commodity-related stocks were on the front foot at the start of the week, buoyed by the release of data in China that some analysts suggested might show that the authorities had "switched stance" and that the country's central bank had been leaning on the country's banks to lend more.

10 Aug
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Sector movers: Miners down on reports of Russian tax, rout in EM FX

The roof caved in on steel stocks Evraz and Ferrexpo at the end of the week following a report that some Russian authorities favoured increasing taxes on mining companies and after the US raised steel tariffs on Turkey.

09 Aug
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Sector movers: Engineers pace gains

Cyclicals were pacing gains in the market on Thursday, with Industrial Engineering and Industrial Metals&Mining leading the advance.

08 Aug
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Sector movers: Financials pace gains

Financials lent their weight to Wednesday's stockmarket advance, with Prudential at the head of the pack on the back of its latest half-year numbers.

07 Aug
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Sector movers: Miners, Big Oil and pharma lead gains

Commodity-related stocks paced gains on Tuesday following the release of figures overnight showing that China's foreign exchange reserves didn't jump last month.

01 Aug
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Sector movers: Miners and utilities pace losses

Cyclicals were at the bottom of the pile on Wednesday, with Miners and interest rate sensitive utilities seeing the steepest falls.

30 Jul
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Sector movers: M&A chatter lifts Vodafone, offsetting tech malaise

Cyclicals paced gains in the market place on Monday, as M&A chatter boosted stock in mobile telecommunications services vendor Vodafone.

23 Jul
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Sector movers: Fixed-line telecoms wanted after government reveals broadband proposals

Fixed line telecommunications providers were at the top of the leaderboard at the start of the week after news broke that the government would help finance the roll-out of full-fibre broadband services across the UK.

13 Jul
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Sector movers: Games Workshop to cap off 'amazing' year, food producers crumble

Leisure goods and tech stocks led the risers on a positive day for London stocks, while all food producers were in the red.

11 Jul
Sector movers: Resources stocks rocked by trade worries

Commodities-related sectors were generally the worst hit in London on Wednesday after President Trump whipped out his latest trade bazooka, with only two sectors in positive territory.

10 Jul
Sector movers: Tech takes off, defensives decline again

Tech stocks were among the main risers on Tuesday, while utilities and telecoms again were the main presence on the downside.

09 Jul
Sector movers: Oil services sector in the green

Stock markets the world over were rallying amid a 'risk on' mood on Monday.

06 Jul
Sector movers: Utilities gain as US wage miss hits Treasury yields

London stocks ended up almost flat on Friday, with utiliites on the up, while non-life insurers and food producers dragged.

04 Jul
Sector movers: Commodities and industrials weigh as trade fears remain

Industrial metals & mining, industrial engineering and oil services sectors were all swathed in red on Wednesday, while telecoms stocks were generally ringing up gains.