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FTSE 100 slips as stronger pound, lockdown worries weigh

9:48am BST

London's export-heavy FTSE 100 fell on Wednesday as the pound jumped following optimistic comments about a post-Brexit trade deal, while investors weighed a rise in inflation and prospects of more coronavirus restrictions in England.

London stocks rise on hopes of Brexit trade deal

20 Oct 2020

London stocks closed higher on Tuesday as investors remained hopeful of a trade deal with the European Union by year-end, although gains were capped by concerns over tougher coronavirus lockdowns in parts of England.

British midcaps rise on optimism over Brexit-trade deal

19 Oct 2020

British midcaps edged higher on Monday on signs that Brexit-trade talks between the UK and European Union were intensifying, although gains were capped due to concerns over tougher business restrictions in Britain.

FTSE 100 snaps four-day losing streak on vaccine hopes

16 Oct 2020

The FTSE 100 snapped a four-day losing streak on Friday after an upbeat coronavirus vaccine update from Pfizer and signs Brexit talks might continue until the year end for a possible trade deal with the European Union.

London stocks slump on further coronavirus lockdowns, Brexit uncertainty

15 Oct 2020

London's FTSE 100 fell to a near-two week low on Thursday as concerns over new coronavirus restrictions and Brexit-related uncertainty prompted investors to book profits after a rally earlier in the month.

Stronger pound weighs on FTSE 100 as Brexit talks set to continue

14 Oct 2020

The FTSE 100 slipped on Wednesday as signs of progress in Brexit talks boosted sterling, putting pressure on companies that are big exporters, while a clutch of upbeat corporate earnings limited declines.

London stocks retreat as coronavirus, Brexit doubts weigh

13 Oct 2020

London's mid-cap index fell from four-month highs on Tuesday on concerns around the timeline of a COVID-19 vaccine as well as uncertainties over a Brexit trade deal with the European Union ahead of a self-imposed UK deadline.

Energy stocks drag FTSE 100 lower as Johnson sets out new COVID-19 curbs

12 Oct 2020

London's FTSE 100 fell on Monday in a choppy trading session as a dip in oil prices hit energy stocks and as Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out fresh restrictions to contain the growing coronavirus crisis.

US STOCKS-S&P 500, Dow track second straight weekly gain on stimulus optimism

09 Oct 2020

* Indexes up: Dow 0.61%, S&P 0.89%, Nasdaq 1.32% (Updates to early afternoon)

US STOCKS-S&P 500, Dow track second straight weekly gain on stimulus optimism

09 Oct 2020

* Indexes up: Dow 0.44%, S&P 0.60%, Nasdaq 0.96% (Adds comment; updates share prices)

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Global powers push to end Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Armenia's president headed to Brussels for talks with the European Union and NATO military alliance on Wednesday in a renewed drive to end the heaviest fighting since the 1990s over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.