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London Close: FTSE firmer as pound losses ground after May speech
Fri 22 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks had reversed earlier losses to trade a little higher by Friday's close, helped along by a weaker pound as investors weighed up a key speech by Prime Minister Theresa May.

London close: FTSE flat as investors mull latest Fed decision and UK lending figures
Thu 21 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed marginally lower on Thursday, giving up earlier small gains as investors digested the latest UK borrowing figures and Sterling bounced back.

London close: Strength in Sterling puts a lid on stocks
Wed 20 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks traded fairly flat on Wednesday as the pound popped higher on the back of stronger than expected retail sales data, even as traders waited on the US Federal Reserve's policy announcement later in the day.

London close: FTSE higher on the day, investors wait for Fed statement
Tue 19 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - Shares finished higher on Tuesday as the pound gave up early gains against the dollar.

London close: Stocks bounce back as pound forfeits some gains
Mon 18 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks finished higher as the pound lost ground even as Bank of England governor Mark Carney reiterated that a hike in Bank Rate might be in order in coming months.

London close: Another spike in Sterling weighs on the Footsie
Fri 15 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed in the red on Friday, taking a turn for the worse as the pound shot to its highest level since the Brexit vote after hawkish comments from Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe reinforced expectations for a rate hike.

London close: FTSE down as pound surges, retailers offer little comfort
Thu 14 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks extended earlier losses by Thursday's close as the pound shot higher after the Bank of England signalled that rates were set to rise faster than forecast.

London close: FTSE down as UK wage growth disappoints
Wed 13 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks were down by the close on Wednesday as the recent gains in the pound's evaporated on the back of wage data that remained stagnant in spite of seemingly good news from a fall in the unemployment rate.

London close: Jump in Sterling hits stocks
Tue 12 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed in the red on Tuesday as data showing inflation spiking to a six-year high in August sent the pound higher against both the dollar and the euro.

London close: London stocks close higher with help from insurers and relative calm in N.korea
Mon 11 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed higher on Monday, helped along by a strong showing in the insurance sector as worries about Hurricane Irma and North Korea abated.

London close: FTSE lower and Europe mixed ahead of North Korea concerns
Fri 08 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - London closed lower on Friday as investors digested a mixed set of UK data, amid worries that North Korea might be preparing for a missile launch on Saturday to mark the celebration of its founding day.

London close: FTSE helped higher by Direct Line, Bovis and Astrazeneca
Thu 07 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - Shares closed higher on Thursday, extending earlier gains as investors sifted through corporate news that included well-received results from Bovis Homes, with Direct Line also lending support.

London close: Simmering geopolitics still weighing on FTSE
Tue 05 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed lower on Tuesday, but losses were restrained as investors largely shrugged off a disappointing reading on the UK services sector and despite continuing tensions on the Korean peninsula.

London close: FTSE closes lower as risk-off takes hold once more, UK data dissapoints
Mon 04 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks remained weaker at the close amid worries about North Korea's bomb test over the weekend and following the release of disappointing UK construction sector data, but losses were capped by a strong performance from precious metals miners and thanks to a softer pound.

London close: Stocks hold onto gains despite cable spike on poor US payrolls
Fri 01 Sep 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks held on to slight gains over Friday from strong Chinese and UK manufacturing data, before disappointing US payrolls data sent the pound spiking higher.

London close: Stocks extend bounce, but some traders wary
Thu 31 Aug 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks extended their recent bounce helped along by a strong showing in the mining sector after better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data and a fifth session of gains for the benchmark S & P 500 in the States - although some observers remained unconvinced.

London close: Stocks bounce back amid better-than-expected data
Wed 30 Aug 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks bounced back but were off earlier highs as investors digested the latest figures on consumer credit and mortgage approvals, shrugging off concerns about North Korea.

London close: Stocks off intra-session lows, but analysts wary
Tue 29 Aug 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks pared early losses on Tuesday but nevertheless ended lower as North Korea's missile launch over Japan sparked jitters across financial markets, prompting a flight to safety.

London close: Stocks in the red as Yellen keeps mum on policy
Fri 25 Aug 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks slipped into the red just before the end of trading on Friday, with strength in Sterling more than offsetting solid performances from Provident Financial and Computacenter.

London close: Markets finish in positive territory as investors look to Jackson Hole
Thu 24 Aug 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks held on to small gains by the close on Thursday, helped along by a solid performance in the mining sector even as the latest reading on the UK economy confirmed sluggish growth in the second quarter.

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