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Concerns over Brexit vote weakens pound and pushes FTSE higher

Sterling weakened 0.4% against the dollar as UK Prime Minister Theresa May potentially faces a Commons defeat on Brexit later today.

The FTSE 100 gained...

FTSE struggles to bounce back despite rising miners

The FTSE 100 failed to recover from a weak start to the week after oil prices fell heavily on Monday.

Brent crude oil stabilised at...

UK stocks open 0.2% higher; led by Royal Mail, TalkTalk

UK stocks opened higher on Tuesday after a mixed performance in overseas markets, as investors braced for the release of local unemployment data and Federal...

Falling oil price hits FTSE

The FTSE 100 struggled as worries over oil supply disruptions faded and weaker Chinese growth implied lower demand, causing Brent crude oil to slump 3.8%...

FTSE falls ahead of key Brexit vote

Weak Chinese economic data and a key Brexit vote later today put the FTSE 100 on the back foot, down 0.7% at 7,606 around midday....

UK stocks open 0.1% lower amid China growth concerns

UK stocks eased lower at the open Monday after data showing China's economic growth had slowed stoked trade war fears and weighed on Asian exchanges....

FTSE loses momentum as sterling recovers

FTSE loses momentum as sterling recovers

Gains for the pound after Donald Trump struck a more supportive tone for UK PM Theresa May and her...

UK stocks rise on sterling weakness and receding trade fears

Shifting focus from concern over trade to a potentially strong US earnings season helped drive strength in global markets with the FTSE 100 also boosted...

FTSE opens 0.7% higher as Brexit uncertainty weighs on pound

UK stocks opened stronger on Friday as continued uncertainty over the course of Brexit negotiations hit the pound, helping exporters, and global trade-war fears eased....

FTSE rises as Trump touches down in the UK

As Donald Trump began his four-day visit to the UK, the FTSE 100 was on course for a big rise, recovering from a significant sell-off...