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UK shares drop as job support scaled back; AstraZeneca weighs

24 Sep 2020

London shares dropped on Thursday, hitting session lows after Britain scaled-back job support for workers hit by the resurgent coronavirus pandemic, while AstraZeneca slid as U.S. trials for its COVID-19 vaccine remained on hold.

UK shares rise as PM assures jobs protection; BP weighs on oil stocks

23 Sep 2020

UK shares rose on Wednesday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the government had a "massive" package to protect jobs, offsetting concersn over new restrictions brought in to curb a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

FTSE 100 sinks over 3% on lockdown fears, banks slide

21 Sep 2020

The FTSE 100 marked its worst day in more than three months on Monday as HSBC and Standard Chartered slid on reports the banks were among those that moved allegedly illicit funds, while travel stocks plummeted on fears of more coronavirus-related lockdowns.

UK stocks end week largely unchanged on Brexit, coronavirus headwinds

18 Sep 2020

Consumer stocks weighed down London's mid-cap index on Friday after a rise in new coronavirus cases stoked fears of new lockdown measures, and the blue-chip index was bogged down by major energy stocks.

London stocks end above intra-day lows after BoE flags negative rates

17 Sep 2020

British shares ended lower on Thursday weighed down by major banks and investment stocks, but came off intraday lows after the pound fell on the Bank of England flagging a possible shift to negative rates.

UK stocks end lower on Brexit concerns; The Hut Group soars on debut

16 Sep 2020

London-listed stocks slipped on Wednesday as the fraught trade talks between Britain and the European Union remained in focus, while shares in The Hut Group surged after the biggest UK initial public offering since 2013.

FTSE 100 closes lower on weak oil majors; Midcaps boosted by G4S

14 Sep 2020

London's blue-chip index fell on Monday as the prospect of waning demand weighed on heavyweight energy stocks, while security firm G4S propped up the midcap index after it rejected a takeover from Canadia's GardaWorld.

FTSE 100 ends higher on miner boost, mid-caps lag for the week

11 Sep 2020

London's FTSE 100 ended Friday higher on gains in mining heavyweight Rio Tinto, and marked its best week in more than three months as a weaker pound benefited the exporter-heavy index.

British stocks end lower as Brexit talks hit a snag

10 Sep 2020

British stock indexes closed lower on Thursday as disagreements over Brexit terms between Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government and the European Union sowed concern about a messy British departure.

FTSE 100 helped by weak pound; New COVID-19 restrictions hit consumer stocks

09 Sep 2020

London's blue-chip index ended higher on Wednesday as weakness in the pound looked to benefit major exporters, while the mid-cap index was held back by consumer stocks on fears of new restrictions on social activity.

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