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FTSE 100 flat at lunchtime as morning gains wiped out by mood shift

UK stocks saw all of their morning gains wiped out as a bleaker mood settled over investors at lunchtime, offsetting strong results from US technology...

Fri, 31/07/2020 - 12:21

FTSE opens 0.6% higher after US tech companies beat estimates

UK stocks opened higher on Friday following strong earnings updates from US tech companies including Apple and Amazon, though investors remained wary of a resurgence...

Fri, 31/07/2020 - 08:46

FTSE slides on dire US figures

UK stocks fell even further in afternoon trading on Thursday as figures showed the US economy shrank 32.9% between April and June.

The fall marks...

Thu, 30/07/2020 - 17:04

FTSE drops sharply as virus isolation period extended

UK stocks dropped sharply by lunchtime on Thursday after the UK government confirmed an extension to the isolation period for those with coronavirus symptoms to...

Thu, 30/07/2020 - 12:29

UK markets subdued; Lloyds lower

UK markets opened lower as the UK government is expected to announce an extension to the isolation period for those with Covid-19 symptoms to 10...

Thu, 30/07/2020 - 09:18

FTSE closes flat ahead of Fed rate vote

UK stocks ended Wednesday virtually flat ahead of the US Federal Reserve vote on interest rates this evening.

Market indecision plagued the FTSE 100, but...

Wed, 29/07/2020 - 16:49

FTSE gains ground ahead of Fed update

UK stocks moved higher by midday on Wednesday as investors await the latest update on US monetary policy from the Fed, due later on Wednesday....

Wed, 29/07/2020 - 12:04

UK stocks open 0.1% lower as investors eye Fed update

UK stocks opened modestly lower on Wednesday after Barclays led a slew of earnings updates with a giant credit impairment charge.

Investors were also awaiting...

Wed, 29/07/2020 - 08:42

FTSE finishes in positive territory, helped by housing sector

UK stocks ended modestly higher on Tuesday, despite worries over further lockdowns should a second wave of global Covid-19 cases continue to gain momentum.


Tue, 28/07/2020 - 17:31

FTSE treads water as lockdown fears weigh

UK stocks were slightly lower on Tuesday, despite a number of companies releasing earnings updates that at least showed their performance improving as lockdowns were...

Tue, 28/07/2020 - 12:04