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FTSE struggles as cigarette giants fall on growth concerns

The FTSE 100 struggled for direction as rising miners and oil majors failed to offset declines among cigarette giants on concerns over regulation, disruption and...

Miners boost FTSE as investors shrug off trade war drama

The mining sector was in good spirits despite US President Donald Trump announcing new tariffs targeting $200bn worth of Chinese goods.

Glencore rose 2.5% to...

UK stocks open lower as US-China trade tensions escalate

UK stocks opened lower on Tuesday after China vowed to retaliate against tariffs imposed by the US on $200bn worth of its exports.

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Trade war fears weigh on FTSE and Wall Street

Trade war concerns continued to weigh on investor sentiment, leaving the FTSE 100 1.9 points lower at 7,302.

Wall Street also struggled with the...

FTSE falls as US ponders $200bn in tariffs on Chinese goods

Investors were unnerved by the US pondering an extra $200bn of tariffs on Chinese imports, dragging the FTSE 100 into the red.

Glencore retreated 1%...

FTSE opens lower US-China trade tensions intensify

UK stocks opened weaker on Monday amid reports that Donald Trump was expected to press ahead with $200bn worth of tariffs against China.

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Mining rally fuels FTSE

The FTSE 100 enjoyed a robust performance as rising miners boosted the index amid potential new trade talks before the US and China.

Anglo American...

FTSE enjoys modest gains despite potential trade talks

Investors seemed cautious over potential new trade talks between the US and China as the FTSE 100 gained only 0.2% to 7,297 around midday.

Among...

UK stocks open 0.4% higher, led by miners

UK stocks opened higher on Friday amid hopes of a potential new round of US-China trade talks, and as the Turkish central bank caved to...

Rising sterling hits FTSE

US inflation missed forecasts and the Bank of England increased its UK growth forecast for the third quarter from 0.4% to 0.5%, pushing sterling higher....