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Hopes May will win no-confidence vote lift British stocks

British stocks rose on Wednesday as investors welcomed conciliatory talk from U.S. President Trump on trade and became more convinced Prime Minister Theresa May would see off a leadership challenge and win a no-confidence vote.

Trade war optimism lifts European shares

European shares rose on Tuesday as optimism over the China-U.S. trade dispute helped them recover from the two-year lows hit in the previous session on a burst of political risk and worries over slowing global growth.

UK stocks battered as May delays Brexit vote

British shares fell on Monday as a delay to a parliamentary vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal threw the country's political future into the unknown, hitting the pound and domestically-exposed companies from housebuilders to banks.

Investors ditch European shares as political risk bursts

Investors took cover and ditched European shares on Monday as a burst of political risk with a key vote on Brexit being delayed and unrest over the weekend in France added to concerns over global growth and U.S-Chinese trade tensions.

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FTSE 100 » 6,845.17 -0.47%
Euro Stox » 1,371.54 -0.62%
S&P » 2,599.95 -1.91%
Nikkei 225 » 21,374.83 -2.02%
GBP / USD » 1.2585 +0.02%
EUR / GBP » 0.8980 -0.06%
GBP / JPY » 142.6800 +0.03%
Symbol 4 wk rating
Current mean
IMGE.L 3.00to2.00 Outperform
PFD.L 3.00to2.00 Outperform
AKTX.OQ 2.00to1.00 Buy
Symbol 4 wk rating
Current mean
RCN.L 1.00to3.00 Hold
IHC.L 1.50to2.50 Outperform
FTC.L 2.00to3.00 Hold