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UK stocks edge higher as election polls support pound

UK stocks inched higher in early trading on Monday as investors awaited more direction on US-China trade talks and opinion polls pointing to a Conservative...

Mon, 18/11/2019 - 08:48

UK markets close fractionally higher as BT take-public plan unsettles investors but firm US lends support

UK stocks closed Friday modestly higher as investor caution was offset by a firm opening for US stocks on Wall Street.

Friday was a...

Fri, 15/11/2019 - 17:20

UK markets reverse earlier gains as BT take-public plan unsettles investors

UK stocks reversed earlier gains as investors turned cautious at midday following data that shows that Hong Kong has plunged into recession after months of...

Fri, 15/11/2019 - 12:34

UK stocks open 0.2% higher as trade hopes boost miners

UK stocks opened firmer or Friday as hopes that the US and China could forge a trade deal boosted mining stocks.

At 0857, the benchmark...

Fri, 15/11/2019 - 09:06

UK stocks dragged lower by ongoing trade stand-off and soft retail sales data

The UK's benchmark FTSE 100 index ended Thursday trading nearly 50 points in the red after disappointing industrial data from China and a fall in...

Thu, 14/11/2019 - 17:06

FTSE falls on Chinese trade and UK retail sales data

The FTSE 100 fell a further 34 points or 0.45% on Thursday lunchtime, adding to Wednesday's losses.

After disappointing industrial data from China and a...

Thu, 14/11/2019 - 11:59

FTSE 100 down; National Grid climbs 1.08%; Premier Oil boosted by net debt reduction

The FTSE 100 continued to fall this morning, weighed down by disappointing industrial data from China.

Having started its decline on Wednesday, closing 14.23...

Thu, 14/11/2019 - 09:16

FTSE trims losses after Fed comments

UK stocks trimmed earlier losses on Wednesday after following a further indication from the US Federal Reserve that it is not likely to cut interest...

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 16:49

FTSE falls after Trump deflates China trade hopes

UK stocks continued to fall on Wednesday after US president Donald Trump disappointed investors hoping for a breakthrough on trade with China.

Trump renewed his...

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 12:00

FTSE opens 0.4% lower amid trade tensions, Hong Kong unrest

UK stocks opened lower on Wednesday amid ongoing jitters about US-China trade and political unrest in Hong Kong.

At 0853, the benchmark FTSE 100 index...

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 09:03