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FTSE 100 rises amid hopes of a Brexit trade deal

The FTSE 100 rose this morning as hopes of a Brexit trade deal and a US stimulus package to help businesses and households hit by...

Thu, 17/12/2020 - 09:17

Sterling drifts a little from two-year highs, Bitcoin breaks $20,000

Some of the heady optimism over Brexit deal moderated on Wednesday afternoon with the pound retreating slightly from two-year highs against the dollar. By the...

Wed, 16/12/2020 - 16:37

Pound and FTSE 250 surge amid improved Brexit mood music

The market apparently believes there will be a Brexit deal again, the pound and the more domestic-facing FTSE 250 index were firmly higher by lunchtime...

Wed, 16/12/2020 - 11:54

FTSE opens 0.9% higher on US stimulus, Brexit deal hopes

UK stocks opened higher on Wednesday as US lawmakers moved closer to agreeing on a new stimulus package for the world's biggest economy.

Local investors...

Wed, 16/12/2020 - 08:41

FTSE 100 underperforms global counterparts as pound gains on Brexit hopes

The FTSE 100 was off its lows for the day by the close but still lower with sterling still enjoying gains amid belief a Brexit...

Tue, 15/12/2020 - 16:40

FTSE 100 slumps at lunch, with banks and pharma on the back foot

The FTSE 100 took a dive just before lunch, down 0.4% to 6,507.94 by midday amid some strength in the pound on raised Brexit hopes...

Tue, 15/12/2020 - 11:54

FTSE opens 0.2% lower as Covid restrictions tighten

UK stocks fell modestly in early trading on Tuesday as investors keenly awaited news of a potential Brexit trade deal and tough Covid-19 restrictions were...

Tue, 15/12/2020 - 08:39

FTSE flat, pound volatile on Brexit, London to enter Tier 3

The FTSE 100 surrendered earlier gains to trade marginally lower on Monday amid continuing volatility in sterling around fluctuating hopes for a Brexit deal.


Mon, 14/12/2020 - 16:37

FTSE 100 builds on solid start amid hopes Brexit deal can be reached

The FTSE 100 was up 0.4% to 6,570.94 by midday, with gains slightly undercut by sterling strength as Brexit negotiations continued past Sunday's apparent deadline....

Mon, 14/12/2020 - 12:10

UK stocks up 0.2% as Brexit deal hopes kept alive

UK stocks opened modestly higher on Monday as the UK and EU decided to press on with Brexit negotiations beyond a previous Sunday deadline, raising...

Mon, 14/12/2020 - 08:36