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FTSE 100 enjoys best day since July

Banks and miners propelled London's FTSE 100 to its best day in more than four months on Friday as optimism around the Sino-U.S. trade talks rose, but recent mixed signals on prospects of a deal still led the index to its worst week in two months.

FTSE trails Europe as exporters dip, Glencore tumbles

London's FTSE 100 slid on Thursday due to a 9% plunge in Glencore after news of a bribery investigation and as dollar earners fell with sterling gaining on growing hopes that the upcoming election will not result in a hung parliament.

European shares dip, Glencore slides to three-year low

Most European shares ended slightly lower on Thursday amid mixed signals on a U.S.-China "phase-one" trade deal, while a slide in Glencore shares on a bribery investigation tied in with a strong pound to push London's benchmark index to near two-month lows.

FTSE gains on new Sino-U.S. trade hopes; mid-caps shine

London's FTSE 100 ended a four-day losing run on Wednesday as a report that the United States and China were moving closer to a trade deal lifted demand for risky assets, while optimism around the British election supported the mid-cap index.

European shares slide after strong November; trade jitters nag

European shares posted their biggest daily drop in two months on Monday, with most major markets including Germany and France slumping more than 2%, as a reimposition of U.S. metal tariffs on Brazil and Argentina triggered a decline in global sentiment.

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FTSE 100 » 7,239.66 +1.43%
Euro Stox » 1,591.27 +1.21%
S&P » 3,145.91 +0.91%
Nikkei 225 » 23,354.40 +0.23%
GBP / USD » 1.3135 +0.00%
EUR / GBP » 0.8415 +0.00%
GBP / JPY » 142.6300 +0.00%
Symbol 4 wk rating
Current mean
DLAR.L 3.00to1.00 Buy
CBP.L 2.00to1.00 Buy
CAY.L 3.00to2.00 Outperform
Symbol 4 wk rating
Current mean
AGFX.L 2.00to3.00 Hold
I3E.L 1.50to2.50 Outperform
FAS.L 2.00to3.00 Hold