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London close: Bounce in stocks fizzles out amid latest trade headlines
Wed 20 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished higher on Wednesday, but well off their best levels of the day, as investors put their concerns about the US-China trade spat to one side, at least for now.

London close: Stocks stumble on trade worries, recover as Brexit hits pound
Tue 19 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - London stocks steadily pared losses over the course of Tuesday's session, helped as the pound fell on Brexit worries but escalating trade tensions between the US and China and a series of profit warnings kept investors on edge.

London close: Stocks edge lower amid US-China trade spat, political uncertainty in Europe
Mon 18 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell into the red on Monday as the threat of a US-China trade war and political developments in Germany kept investors on edge.

London close: Traders dump shares as US levies tariffs, Brent skids lower
Fri 15 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - London stocks gave back all of the previous day's gains - and then some - on Friday, as traders reacted to the feared, albeit somewhat anticipated, announcement by the White House of the imposition of a 25% tariff on $50bn-worth of goods purchased from China in retaliation for IP theft and forced technology transfers.

London close: Shares shoot higher after ECB kicks hikes into long grass
Thu 14 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - London stocks climbed back to their feet on Thursday afternoon along with continental peers after the European Central Bank said it was unlikely to raise rates before autumn next year.

London close: Stocks hug the flatline ahead of Fed's Powell, rate decision
Wed 13 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished the session little changed as investors bid their time ahead of the US central bank's policy announcement which was scheduled for later on Wednesday evening.

London close: Stocks dip amid Commons debate on Withdrawal Bill
Tue 12 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell as traders bid the pound slightly higher ahead of the US central bank's policy decision the next day, even as they followed the latest developments in the Commons debate on the Withdrawal Bill.

London close: Stocks shrug off G-7 acrimony, weak economic data
Mon 11 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - Investors shrugged off an acrimonious G7 meeting at the weekend and weak readings on the economy thanks to positive 'chatter' ahead of Tuesday's historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump and key central bank meetings later in the week.

London close: Shares dip heading into G7 summit
Fri 08 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ended on a mixed note on Friday as investors adopted a risk-off strategy ahead of what could be a heated G7 summit in Canada.

London close: Stocks fail to hold onto gains after Davis' Brexit ultimatum
Thu 07 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - London stocks could not keep a grip on their earlier gains on Thursday, weighed down as the pound whipsawed on Brexit rumours and after kicking-off the day's trading an hour late following a technical glitch at the London Stock Exchange.

London close: Miners boosted by more positive tone to US-China trade talks
Wed 06 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - London stocks regained some ground on Wednesday as commodity stocks were boosted by a weaker dollar, encouraging sounds from China-US trade talks and the euro spiking on hawkish comments out of the European Central Bank.

London close: FTSE pipped as rate expectations pep up pound
Tue 05 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - London-listed equities retreated on Tuesday, under pressure from a pound boosted by stronger services data and with oil heavyweights adding to the drag.

London close: Stocks extend gains helped by lower pound
Mon 04 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - Stocks extended the positive run from the end of last week on Monday, as global trade concerns were shrugged off as political worries around Italy and Spain appeared to ebb away.

London close: Shares edge up as political risks ease, data lifts pound
Fri 01 Jun 2018
(Sharecast News) - London investors shrugged off renewed concerns about global trade wars on Friday thanks to receding political risk in Europe, but better UK manufacturing data lifted the pound to limit gains.

London close: Stocks little changed even as Italy tensions ease
Thu 31 May 2018
(Sharecast News) - Shares were little changed on Thursday as consumer confidence edged higher and Italian political risk seemed to recede.

London close: Shares ride oil price gains higher
Wed 30 May 2018
(Sharecast News) - London stocks snapped back on Wednesday, taking their cue from a slight rebound in European markets - Italy in particular - helped by gains in shares of the largest oil explorers.

London close: Stocks drop as matters come to a head in Italy
Tue 29 May 2018
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London were dragged lower by the heavy losses seen on the Continent in the wake of the political uncertainty in Italy and Spain, with fresh elections in the former now considered likely by analysts for after August.

London close: Improved geopolitics buoy top flight index
Fri 25 May 2018
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ended higher going into the bank holiday despite confirmation that the UK economy barely grew in the first quarter, with the overall mood generally a bit brighter on the back of North Korea's conciliatory response to US President Trump's cancellation of their summit.

London close: Stocks caught out by Trump wrong-un
Thu 24 May 2018
(Sharecast News) - London stocks tumbled on Thursday afternoon like wickets in an England cricket innings, as Donald Trump bowled a geopolitical googly that had investors caught on the back foot.

London close: Miners, Oil & Gas pace losses, even as pound retreats
Wed 23 May 2018
(Sharecast News) - Traders booked some profits on Wednesday, especially among shares of miners and Oil & Gas names, as downbeat remarks from the US President on the prospects for a trade deal with Beijing sent the dollar higher and commodity prices lower.

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16 Apr London close: Stocks fall back as pound gains altitude
13 Apr London close: Gains in shares capped by geopolitical worries, pound strength
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