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Josephine Mason

'Stay humble' - Investors urged not to rush into UK assets after Brexit blow

5:26pm GMT

LONDON While markets are buying the view that the historic defeat suffered by Prime Minister Theresa May in parliament cuts the chances of a chaotic Brexit, some financial advisors are urging clients not to overestimate their ability to make bets on British politics.

Brexit deal defeat knocks London's blue chip stocks as pound weighs

5:11pm GMT

LONDON Britain's blue chip stocks fell on Wednesday as a stronger pound lured investors toward cheap domestic companies and away from exporters after Prime Minister Theresa May's heavy Brexit defeat, while weak results weighed on Pearson.

London's blue chip stocks fall as pound weighs after Brexit vote defeat

9:08am GMT

LONDON Britain's blue chip stocks were lower in early deals as the stronger pound pushed multinationals lower after Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to leave the European Union suffered an overwhelming defeat and weak results from Pearson weighed.

European shares gain in first week of 2019 but caution persists

11 Jan 2019

LONDON European shares closed higher on Friday after hitting one-month highs as investor appetite for assets considered risky remained firm, despite caution over trade and ahead of earnings season.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Apple shock sends investors to safe havens; 'flash crash' jolts currencies

03 Jan 2019

LONDON, Jan 3 Apple's warning on revenue rocked financial markets on Thursday, as investors shunned equities and sought safety in bonds and less risky assets amid renewed concerns about slowing global economic growth and damage from the Sino-U.S. trade war.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Apple bombshell sends investors to safe havens; 'flash crash' jolts currencies

03 Jan 2019

* European shares open firmly in red; Frankfurt leads fallers

GLOBAL MARKETS-Apple bombshell rocks European, Asian shares; 'flash crash' jolts currencies

03 Jan 2019

* European shares open firmly in red; Frankfurt leads fallers

European shares start 2019 shakily as China, EU figures deepen gloom

02 Jan 2019

LONDON European shares lost further ground in their first trading day of 2019 on Wednesday as fears about global growth, trade wars and political instability rolled over into the new year while investors sought safety in stocks considered less risky.

Pressure on small brokers grows a year after new EU rules

02 Jan 2019

LONDON A year after new EU rules forced banks and brokers to charge investors for equity research, the pressure on small brokerages to make ends meet is becoming intense and more look set to merge or even shut up shop in 2019.

World News

As shutdown lingers, Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of Union address

With the U.S. government shutdown dragging into its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address - a move that could deny the president the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.