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London close: Stocks close lower on disappointing corporate news
Thu 16 Jan 2020
(Sharecast News) - London's benchmark remained in the red at the close on Thursday, following disappointing updates from the likes of Pearson and Whitbread, as investors continued to mull over the 'phase one' trade deal between the US and China.

London close: Stocks end on mixed note as US and China ink trade deal
Wed 15 Jan 2020
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished on a mixed note as investors mulled the latest UK inflation figures and looked ahead to the signing of the 'phase one' trade deal between the US and China later in the day.

London close: Stocks edge higher ahead of US-China trade deal
Tue 14 Jan 2020
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were a tad higher on Tuesday as investors caught their breath ahead of the signing of the phase one trade deal between the US and China, which was due to take place on Wednesday, and cheered a positive start to the US corporate earnings season.

London close: Stocks buoyed by pound weakness and rate cut speculation
Mon 13 Jan 2020
(Sharecast News) - London stocks moved higher on Monday as sterling fell below $1.30 amid growing rate cut expectations following the release of data showing that the UK economy grew at its weakest pace in seven years in November.

London close: Share price gains capped by disappointing US jobs report
Fri 10 Jan 2020
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished lower as investors on either side of the Atlantic digested what at first glance appeared to be a disappointing US non-farm payrolls report for the month of December.

London close: Benchmark finishes higher as geopolitical tensions ease
Thu 09 Jan 2020
(Sharecast News) - London stocks mainly remained positive by the close on Thursday, amid easing geopolitical tensions, with all eyes on the retail sector after updates from the likes of Marks & Spencer and Tesco.

London close: Stocks off lows despite tensions in Middle East
Wed 08 Jan 2020
(Sharecast News) - Equity markets finished on a mixed note on Wednesday as Iran's retaliation in its escalating confrontation with the US did not claim the lives of any more American or Iraqi servicemen, with Washington limiting its response to additional economic sanctions.

London close: Stocks dip below the line as Iran tensions remain
Tue 07 Jan 2020
(Sharecast News) - London stocks headed below the waterline to close lower on Tuesday, as ongoing tensions between the US and Iran returned to the fore, with Aston Martin tanking on the back of a profit warning.

London close: Stocks slip amid heightened Mideast tensions
Mon 06 Jan 2020
(Sharecast News) - London stocks extended losses on Monday amid growing geopolitical tensions, while oil prices rallied and gold neared a seven-year high as investors flocked to safe havens.

London close: Stocks end on a mixed note as Middle East tensions flare
Fri 03 Jan 2020
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished on a mixed note on Friday after Iran's top general, General Qasem Soleimani, was killed by a US airstrike in Iraq.

London close: Stocks jump despite analysts' caution
Thu 02 Jan 2020
(Sharecast News) - London stocks kicked off the new year in style as investors welcomed monetary stimulus from the Chinese central bank, which helped to offset cautiousness among some analysts.

London close: Shares caught in US dollar downdraft
Tue 31 Dec 2019
(Sharecast News) - Stocks finished the last trading session of 2019 lower, weighed down by another move higher in the pound and losses overnight on Wall Street as investors took profits following a year of torrid gains.

London close: Gains for stocks capped by pound strength
Mon 30 Dec 2019
(Sharecast News) - Stocks finished lower on the last full trading session of 2019, weighed down by strength in the pound.

London close: Pound strength caps share price gains
Fri 27 Dec 2019
(Sharecast News) - Shares finished higher in London but off their best levels of the session as investors around the world grew less fearful, amid increased optimism around US-China trade relations, lessening the US dollar's allure, which in turn boosted the likes of the pound.

London close: Record close for FTSE 250 ahead of Christmas break
Tue 24 Dec 2019
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London continued to climb on Tuesday, especially on the second tier index, despite few traders being left at their desks ahead of the Christmas break.

London close: UK investors eye 2019 highs for shares
Mon 23 Dec 2019
(Sharecast News) - London's main stock market gauges moved to within striking distance of their 2019 highs on Monday, following more good news around international trade and as the pound shed some of its recent strength.

London close: Stocks edge higher in pre-Christmas lull
Fri 20 Dec 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ticked a little higher on Friday as third-quarter UK economic growth was revised up, but gains were unspectacular as the pre-Christmas lull prevailed.

London close: Stocks finish higher as Bank of England holds rates
Thu 19 Dec 2019
(Sharecast News) - London stocks finished positively Thursday, after the Bank of England stood pat put on interest rates, saying that it still expected economic growth in Britain to pick up as Brexit uncertainties eased and global growth staged a modest recovery.

Idox finalises new multi-year borrowing facilities
Thu 19 Dec 2019
(Sharecast News) - Specialist information management software provider ldox confirmed on Thursday that, as expected in its year-end trading update on 25 November, it has successfully finalised new multi-year committed borrowing facilities.

London close: Stocks end on mixed note ahead of BoE rate decision
Wed 18 Dec 2019
(Sharecast News) - London equities finished on a mixed note on Wednesday as investors mulled the latest UK inflation data ahead of this week's Bank of England policy announcement, with domestic stocks such as housebuilders under the cosh amid lingering concerns about a no-deal Brexit.

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18 Nov London close: Stocks edge higher despite gains for pound
15 Nov London close: Stocks reverse lunchtime losses to finish higher
14 Nov London close: Stocks finish down after disappointing retail sales data
13 Nov London close: Stocks dip as investors await clarity on US-China trade war
12 Nov London close: Stocks finish higher ahead of Trump speech
11 Nov London close: US-China trade worries and stronger pound weigh on shares
08 Nov London close: Stocks sink deeper as trade optimism flounders
07 Nov London close: Stocks finish higher after tsunami of earnings
06 Nov London close: Stocks finish mixed as property firms slide
05 Nov London close: Stocks edge higher as investors mull trade war headlines
04 Nov London close: Stocks extend gains on the back of US-China trade deal optimism
01 Nov London close: Investors cheer US jobs and Chinese manufacturing data
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30 Oct London close: Stocks little changed as investors mull prospect of new elections
29 Oct London close: Stocks dip as investors mull prospect of general elections
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