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FTSE dips ahead of US jobs report despite positive earnings

UK stocks traded marginally lower on Friday as investors mulled growing trade tensions and markets awaited the latest US non-farm payroll figures for an insight...

Fri, 07/08/2020 - 12:04


FTSE opens flat as Trump stokes trade tensions; Hargreaves Lansdown pleases

UK stocks traded sideways in early trade on Friday after Donald Trump stoked trade tensions by signed an executive order banning US transactions with the...

Fri, 07/08/2020 - 08:30


FTSE closes sharply lower after slow recovery forecast

UK stocks tumbled throughout Thursday after the Bank of England forecast a slower-than-expected rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.

It said the economic slump won't be...

Thu, 06/08/2020 - 16:51


FTSE falls below 6,000 after slower recovery forecast

UK stocks continued to tumble throughout Thursday morning after the Bank of England forecast a slower-than-expected rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.

It said the economic...

Thu, 06/08/2020 - 12:32


UK markets head lower; Aviva climbs on dividend news

UK markets have trended down as the Bank of England said it expected the UK economy to shrink by 9.5% this year and several European...

Thu, 06/08/2020 - 09:18


FTSE closes higher, WH Smith edges ahead on cost cutting, bid buoys Hastings

UK stocks closed in positive territory on Wednesday, buoyed by strength in miners as the gold price continued to surge and with oil stocks in...

Wed, 05/08/2020 - 17:02


FTSE firms, investors bet on William Hill, Hastings soars on takeover bid

UK stocks were stronger on Wednesday, picking up where they left off on Tuesday and maintaining the bullish outlook for August so far.

Motor insurer...

Wed, 05/08/2020 - 11:38


UK stocks up 1% as insurer Hastings soars on takeover bid

UK stocks opened stronger on Wednesday after general insurer Hastings soared on the back of a £1.66bn takeover bid from Sampo.

At 0834, the benchmark...

Wed, 05/08/2020 - 08:39


Stocks end flat after seesaw session

After swinging between gains and losses throughout the day, UK stocks finished virtually unchanged on Tuesday as pleasing updates from BP, Melrose and Direct Line...

Tue, 04/08/2020 - 16:59


FTSE firms as investors soak up BP dividend reset

After a weak opening, UK turned higher on Tuesday as pleasing updates from BP and Direct Line offset by a profit slump at Diageo.

At...

Tue, 04/08/2020 - 12:33


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