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UK stocks end the week on the back foot

UK stocks finished the week on the back foot as investors took profits and concerns grew over surging Covid-19 cases in the US and other...

Fri, 03/07/2020 - 16:36


FTSE lower at midday

UK stocks turned negative midday Friday as optimism based on an easing of lockdowns was tempered by surging Covid-19 cases in the US and other...

Fri, 03/07/2020 - 12:07


UK stocks track sideways as Covid-19 caseload tempers recovery hopes

UK stocks tracked sideways in early trade on Friday as optimism that an ongoing easing of lockdowns will boost economies was tempered by surging Covid-19...

Fri, 03/07/2020 - 08:30


FTSE pushes ahead on recovery hopes

UK stocks rallied on Thursday as signs of progress by US pharma giant Pfizer in developing a coronavirus vaccine rekindled hopes of an economic recovery...

Thu, 02/07/2020 - 16:40


FTSE rises on fresh vaccine and recovery hopes

UK stocks rallied on Thursday as signs of progress by US pharma giant Pfizer in developing a coronavirus vaccine rekindled hopes of an eventual economic...

Thu, 02/07/2020 - 12:00


FTSE 100 opens higher; ABF up despite Primark sales slump

UK markets have been buoyed as the government revealed its plans for children to return to school full-time in September.

Meanwhile, the UK has offered...

Thu, 02/07/2020 - 09:11


FTSE finishes slightly lower despite positive vaccine news

A surge in US Covid-19 cases and tensions over Hong Kong outweighed some positive vaccine news on Wednesday, with the FTSE 100 finishing modestly lower....

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 17:06


FTSE edges lower as US Covid-19 cases and Hong Kong tensions weigh

UK stocks were slightly lower on Wednesday, as investors remained wary of a surge in US Covid-19 cases and tensions over Hong Kong.

At 11.17...

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 11:43


UK stocks post modest gains; led by Shell, BP

UK stocks posted modest gains in early trading on Wednesday after oil companies were boosted by a drop in US inventories, though investors remained wary...

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 08:34


FTSE ends Q2 in the red

The FTSE 100 ended the second quarter of 2020 in the red after the UK economy contracted more than expected in Q1, while fears of...

Tue, 30/06/2020 - 17:01


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