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London close: Risk rally interrupted by surge in Mideast tensions
Mon 16 Sep 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished lower on Monday following an attack on key Saudi Arabian oil installations at the weekend that cut the Kingdom's crude oil output by half, dealing a blow to the previous week's incipient recovery in risk appetite in financial markets on the back of an apparent easing in US-China trade tensions.

London close: Stocks higher despite pound strength amid optimism on UK politics
Fri 13 Sep 2019
(Sharecast News) - London equity markets continued to push higher, even as investors pushed sterling to its best level since late July amid speculation that a deal between Westminster and Brussels could be in the works, with lenders' shares pacing gains as the UK government bond yield curve disinverted.

London close: UK stocks underperform despite dovish ECB and positive trade news
Thu 12 Sep 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks underperformed despite another round of monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank - albeit accompanied this time by a very explicit call for fiscal stimulus in the euro area - and apparent signs that trade tensions between the US and China were easing.

London close: Footsie outperforms on fresh M&A news
Wed 11 Sep 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks extended their gains on Wednesday, outperforming their peers on the Continent as worries about Sino-US trade relations eased further and with deal news providing an additional boost.

London close: Stocks edge up despite mixed employment data
Tue 10 Sep 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks reversed early losses to finish higher thanks to a strong showing from the banking sector, even as investors digested weak Chinese data and a mixed reading on the UK labour market.

London close: Footsie ends lower as pound gains ground
Mon 09 Sep 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished lower on Monday as sterling got a lift from better-than-expected growth figures and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would "overwhelmingly" prefer a Brexit deal with the EU.

London close: Stocks rise a little as investors mull US jobs data
Fri 06 Sep 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ended a little higher on Friday as investors mulled over the US jobs report and the latest goings-on in Westminster.

London close: Stocks drop as sterling gains on Johnson defeats
Thu 05 Sep 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks underperformed their European counterparts on Thursday, weighed down by a stronger pound as the risk of a no-deal Brexit receded.

London close: Stocks rise as HK worries recede; sterling gains on Brexit delay hopes
Wed 04 Sep 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose on Wednesday, with Asia-focused Prudential and Standard Chartered lending support as worries about unrest in Hong Kong receded, while sterling rallied amid hopes that a no-deal Brexit can be avoided.

London close: Stocks dip ahead of key vote in Parliament
Tue 03 Sep 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks dipped on Tuesday even as the pound continued to languish near its post-referendum lows ahead of a key vote scheduled for later in the session in Parliament to try and force the government to ensure that it would not risk a 'no deal' Brexit.

London close: Stocks rally as sterling slumps on general election speculation
Mon 02 Sep 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks racked up strong gains on Monday as sterling slumped amid growing speculation about a general election and following the release of weak manufacturing data.

London close: Investors left nursing hefty losses after bruising August
Fri 30 Aug 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished higher on Friday amid optimism that trade relations between the US and China are improving.

London close: Stocks higher after Beijing extends an olive branch to Washington
Thu 29 Aug 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished firmly in the green on Thursday amid at least a lull in trade tensions between the US and China and end of month window dressing by fund managers.

London close: Investors impassive as PM suspends Parliament for five weeks
Wed 28 Aug 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished higher on Wednesday, outperforming European peers as sterling slumped on news that Parliament would be prorogued for almost five weeks instead of the more typical one week, raising the odds of a 'no deal' Brexit, although it was still not seen as the most likely scenario by analysts, even if only by a scant margin.

London close: Stocks dip amid pound strength and US-China trade uncertainty
Tue 27 Aug 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished in the red on Tuesday as sterling gained ground and an early advance on Wall Street appeared to fizzle out.

London close: Stocks slip as trade war keeps ratcheting up
Fri 23 Aug 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks gave up their weekly gains on Friday after China retaliated against the latest round of trade tariffs from Washington and the US President warned that he would respond to Beijing latest move "shortly".

London close: Stocks weighed down by Fedspeak and jump in pound
Thu 22 Aug 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell on Thursday, after two top US central bank officials poured cold water on expectations for further policy easing.

London close: Stocks boosted by weak pound ahead of Fed minutes
Wed 21 Aug 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished higher on Wednesday, helped by a weaker pound as investors eyed minutes from the US Federal Reserve\'s latest policy meeting which were due out later in the day.

FTSE 100 movers: Burberry and TUI gain; miners drop as metals prices fall
Wed 21 Aug 2019
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 1.1% at 7,206.07 in afternoon trade on Wednesday as sterling fell on Brexit concerns ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

London close: Stocks knocked lower by rebound in the pound
Tue 20 Aug 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished on Tuesday as sterling snapped higher after the German Chancellor said that the European Union would have to think about "practical solutions" for the Irish Backstop question.

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19 Aug London close: Stocks gain amid stimulus hopes
16 Aug London close: Markets finish green as sterling edges higher
15 Aug London close: Stocks slide again amid trade worries and hindered by pound strength
14 Aug London close: Weak data and trade tensions hit stocks
13 Aug London close: Stocks push higher as US-China trade tensions ease
12 Aug London close: Investors tread cautiously through geopolitical risks
09 Aug London close: Stocks finish red as investors digest weak GDP data
08 Aug London close: Stocks gain on positive data out of China
07 Aug London close: Stocks finish higher despite investor jitters
06 Aug London close: Bounce in stocks peters out amid worries of protracted US-China trade tensions
05 Aug London close: Stocks drop after China lets yuan weaken to decade low
02 Aug London close: Stocks pummeled by broadening US-China trade war
01 Aug London close: Stronger US dollar weighs on Big Oil and miners
31 Jul London close: Stocks hit US-China trade concerns ahead of Fed meeting
30 Jul London close: Nervous traders take profits amid US-China trade frictions
29 Jul London close: Stocks jump as pound hits 28-month low
26 Jul London close: Vodafone mast plan boosts shares as Sports Direct results unsighted
25 Jul London close: Stocks turn red as ECB holds interest rates for now
24 Jul London close: Markets finish in the red as Boris takes the reins
23 Jul London close: FTSE holds on to gains as Boris becomes Tory leader
22 Jul London close: Stocks finish positive as Brexit fears see sterling slip further
19 Jul London close: Markets finish Friday with modest gains
18 Jul London close: US-China trade concerns and pound strength weigh on stocks
17 Jul London close: Stocks finish lower on trade worries and gains for pound
16 Jul London close: Footsie higher as Brexit worries weigh on Sterling
15 Jul London close: Investors cheer Chinese economic data
08 Jul London close: Stocks dip as investors digest strong US jobs report
05 Jul London close: Stocks finish red as US jobs data beats expectations
04 Jul London close: Stocks little changed on 4 July, central banks in focus
03 Jul London close: Stocks add to gains despite weakness in UK services
02 Jul London close: Stocks gain, but Brexit worries back on front burner
01 Jul London close: Stocks jump in the wake of G20 trade truce
28 Jun London close: Stocks break into the green ahead of G20 weekend
27 Jun London close: Stocks little changed with G20 in focus
26 Jun London close: Stocks flat as traders mull US-China trade talk news
25 Jun London close: Stocks little changed despite Gulf tensions, trade uncertainty
24 Jun London close: Stocks little changed as investors wait on G20, analysts divided
21 Jun London close: Markets slip into red as geopolitical tensions tighten
20 Jun London close: Stocks grind higher despite tensions in Gulf, pound strength
19 Jun London close: Footsie underperforms ahead of Fed as pound gains
18 Jun London close: Stocks jump on 'dovish' ECB, hopes for US-China talks
17 Jun London close: Stocks edge higher as pound continues to drift lower