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FTSE falls as investors await Brexit news

Amid a lack of news from a key cabinet meeting on the draft Brexit deal, the FTSE 100 was in the doldrums, trading 0.3% lower...

UK stocks manage modest gains ahead of crunch Brexit meeting

With a key cabinet meeting due to begin at 2pm on the draft Brexit deal the FTSE 100 had recovered some ground by midday, up...

UK stocks open 1% lower as oil rout hurts Shell, BP

UK stocks opened sharply lower on Wednesday after a rout in oil prices hurt big energy plays like Shell and BP.

At 0857, the benchmark...

FTSE subdued on falling oil prices and strong sterling

The FTSE 100 struggled with the double whammy of a strong pound amid positive progress on Brexit negotiations and falling oil prices, putting pressure on...

Corporate news helps FTSE cling on to gains

Some positive corporate news was just about helping to keep the FTSE 100 in positive territory by midday but with US futures pointing to a...

UK stocks open 0.5% higher on US-China trade hopes

UK stocks opened higher on Tuesday as hopes for a cooling in US-China trade tensions lifted exchanges throughout Europe.

At 0859, the benchmark FTSE 100...

Strong dollar and interest rate concerns hit global markets

A stronger dollar loomed over global equities as investors were concerned over the pace of interest rate hikes in the US.

In the UK, tobacco...

FTSE sees its early gains go up in smoke as tobacco stocks tank

The FTSE 100 was down 0.14% to 7,095.25 by midday, surrendering earlier gains driven by strong oil prices and sterling weakness.

The tobacco stocks, Imperial...

UK stocks open 0.2% stronger as pound slumps

UK stocks opened stronger on Monday as doubts the UK and EU could forge a Brexit deal pummelled the pound, helping exporters.

At 0857, the...

Interest rate fears hit global equities

Global equities were mainly in the red after the US Federal Reserve hinted that an interest rate hike could be in the cards in December....