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London close: Homebuilders jump ahead of Budget
Mon 20 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - Shares reversed early losses to close higher on Monday amid a solid performance from housebuilders, as investors digested German Chancellor Angela Merkel's failed attempt to craft a new government coalition.

London close: Stocks finish week on down note
Fri 17 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - London's top flight index slipped on Friday, but managed to finish well-off its lows of the session despite renewed Brexit angst as the pound gave back early gains.

London close: Stocks eke out only slight gains
Thu 16 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks managed to eke out only slight gains on Thursday, putting the brakes on a two week sell-off but unable to make any real headway as the pound ticked up on the back of the latest UK retail sales figures.

London close: FTSE falls to six-week low as miners continue retreat
Wed 15 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed at a six week low on Wednesday amid some signs of weakness in the employment market and Chinese concerns weighing on commodities companies.

London close: FTSE flat as miners slip and inflation surprises
Tue 14 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks failed to clinging on to positive territory by the close on Tuesday as mining heavyweights slipped on Chinese data and the pound had a mixed day after data showed UK inflation unexpectedly holding steady.

London close: Stocks slip amid political ructions
Mon 13 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks had reversed earlier gains to trade a touch lower by the close of trading on Monday amid a new wave of political uncertainty.

London close: US tax cut delays weigh on stocks
Fri 10 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - Shares ended lower amid ongoing delays to the passage of tax cuts in the US Congress even as investors mulled over the latest better-than-expected data on manufacturing, industrial production and construction.

London close: Stocks close lower as Burberry, housebuilders weigh
Thu 09 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed lower on Thursday as investors waded through a torrent of mixed corporate news, with the pound giving back earlier gains after the European Commission cut its economic growth forecasts for the UK on the back of Brexit uncertainty.

London close: FTSE firmer despite heavy housebuilders
Wed 08 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed higher on Wednesday despite weakness in the housebuilding sector following a trading statement from Persimmon.

London close: FTSE trades lower as retail stocks weigh
Tue 07 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed lower on Tuesday, weighed down by the likes of G4S and AB Foods.

London close: Miners and analyst upgrades lift blue chip stocks
Mon 06 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - London blue chips stocks finished Monday's session microscopically higher, with a little upward momentum as investors paused for breath after a record close on Friday.

London close: FTSE slightly higher on services PMI as pound free fall stalls
Fri 03 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed marginally higher on Friday as the market was driven by tight correlation with the pound, which itself rebounded off strong services sector data.

London close: FTSE higher on rate rise as sterling tumbles
Thu 02 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - The top flight index closed higher on Thursday as the pound skidded versus both the dollar and the euro after the Bank of England hiked interest rates for the first time in a decade, as widely expected.

London close: FTSE despite positive manufacturing, BoE in focus for possible rate hike
Wed 01 Nov 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks closed marginally lower on Wednesday even as the pound fell despite better-than-expected manufacturing data, which underpinned expectations of a rate hike tomorrow by the Bank of England.

London close: FTSE gains pared as pound climbs on Brexit comments
Tue 31 Oct 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks clung onto marginal gains on Tuesday, helped along by some well received results from oil giants BP and ad behemoth WPP.

London close: Stocks dip ahead of MPC meeting, rates in focus
Mon 30 Oct 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks ended lower as the pound gained ground after data on mortgages and consumer credit added to the chances of a rate hike this week with analyst comment also weighing on shares of housebuilders in particular.

London close: Shares end slightly higher following RBS numbers, US GDP
Fri 27 Oct 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks ended the session slightly higher, underpinned by a weaker pound and well-received US GDP data and third-quarter earnings from RBS.

London close: Stocks gain as pound drops versus dollar on retail sales; ECB digested
Thu 26 Oct 2017
(ShareCast News) - London stocks ended in the black on Thursday, underpinned by a weaker pound versus the dollar as investors digested disappointed retail sales data, although sterling made gains against the euro after the European Central Bank said it will cut the size of its asset purchases but extend the programme until next September.

London close: Footsie down as Sterling snaps back after firmer GDP reading
Wed 25 Oct 2017
(ShareCast News) - Stocks slumped as the pound rallied after a stronger-than-expected reading on GDP data which some believed that, at the margin, raised the likelihood of a rate hike by the Bank of England next week.

London close: Stocks flat despite downdraft in Sterling
Tue 24 Oct 2017
(ShareCast News) - The top flight index was barely able to edge into the black by the closing bell, despite a downdraft in Sterling, with Whitbread on the slide after a disappointing set of interim results.

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19 Oct London close: UK stocks fall with sterling as investors mull retail sales
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17 Oct London close: Stocks move lower even as Sterling slips
16 Oct London close: Stocks slip lower despite gains for miners
13 Oct London close: Stocks recover after morning swoon
12 Oct London close: Footsie notches up fresh record high even as pound rebounds
11 Oct London close: Stocks little changed ahead of FOMC minutes
10 Oct London close: Factory data provides fillip for shares
09 Oct London close: Stocks dip even as political waters calm down
06 Oct London close: Stocks edge higher amid political uncertainty
05 Oct London close: Stocks jump as pound slips again
04 Oct London close: Stocks little changed following May speech
03 Oct London close: Stocks end higher as pound extends weakness
02 Oct London close: Stocks extend gains as pound falls back
29 Sep London close: Stocks finish week on front foot as data deluge dents pound
28 Sep London close: FTSE higher despite Brexit comments from Carney
27 Sep London close: FTSE firmer as pound continues to slide
27 Sep London close: Market finishes higher after retail sales data
26 Sep London close: FTSE lower as investors eye UK data and North Korea
25 Sep London close: Stocks pare losses as pound falls back, Korea crisis still on radar
22 Sep London Close: FTSE firmer as pound losses ground after May speech
21 Sep London close: FTSE flat as investors mull latest Fed decision and UK lending figures
20 Sep London close: Strength in Sterling puts a lid on stocks
19 Sep London close: FTSE higher on the day, investors wait for Fed statement
18 Sep London close: Stocks bounce back as pound forfeits some gains
15 Sep London close: Another spike in Sterling weighs on the Footsie
14 Sep London close: FTSE down as pound surges, retailers offer little comfort
13 Sep London close: FTSE down as UK wage growth disappoints
12 Sep London close: Jump in Sterling hits stocks
11 Sep London close: London stocks close higher with help from insurers and relative calm in N.korea
08 Sep London close: FTSE lower and Europe mixed ahead of North Korea concerns
07 Sep London close: FTSE helped higher by Direct Line, Bovis and Astrazeneca
05 Sep London close: Simmering geopolitics still weighing on FTSE
04 Sep London close: FTSE closes lower as risk-off takes hold once more, UK data dissapoints
01 Sep London close: Stocks hold onto gains despite cable spike on poor US payrolls
31 Aug London close: Stocks extend bounce, but some traders wary
30 Aug London close: Stocks bounce back amid better-than-expected data
29 Aug London close: Stocks off intra-session lows, but analysts wary
25 Aug London close: Stocks in the red as Yellen keeps mum on policy
24 Aug London close: Markets finish in positive territory as investors look to Jackson Hole
23 Aug London close: FTSE 100 fractionally higher as stocks pause for breath
22 Aug London close: Stocks jump on US optimism, weaker pound
21 Aug London close: Stocks flat ahead of Jackson Hole amid geopolitical nerves