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Shashwat Awasthi

UK shares dip as Trump fails to soothe trade nerves

9:47am GMT

UK stocks retreated on Wednesday as traders grew weary of mixed signals from U.S. President Donald Trump about the progress of trade talks with China, while Tullow Oil slid after slashing production targets.

FTSE rebounds on new hopes of U.S.-China trade resolution

12 Nov 2019

Renewed hopes of a U.S.-China trade resolution and a more than 3% rise in shares of telecom giant Vodafone helped London stocks bounce back on Tuesday after falls that tracked a downbeat global mood a day earlier.

Rising HK tensions, trade angst knock FTSE; domestic shares rally

11 Nov 2019

A mix of rising tensions in Hong Kong, dampened U.S.-China trade sentiment and a firmer pound hit the exporter-heavy FTSE 100 on Monday, while domestic stocks rallied after the Brexit Party lent some clarity ahead of the Dec. 12 election.

Miners, Burberry drop as trade fears knock FTSE

08 Nov 2019

Falls for mining stocks and a 4% drop in Asia-exposed luxury brand Burberry led London's FTSE 100 lower on Friday, as doubts about a U.S.-China trade deal halted a five-day winning streak for European markets.

UK midcaps jump on rising rate cut prospects, upbeat earnings

07 Nov 2019

Shares in most domestically-focused British companies rallied on Thursday after two Bank of England policymakers unexpectedly voted for an interest rate cut, fuelling hopes of a fresh boost to the economy, while upbeat earnings updates also lent support.

FTSE gains for fourth day as investors await trade moves

06 Nov 2019

London's FTSE 100 edged up on Wednesday, adding to a 2% gain over the past three sessions, as investors waited for news on U.S.-China trade talks before making further bets, while mall operator Intu dropped on signs it may seek to sell more shares.

Primark owner, oil majors push FTSE higher

05 Nov 2019

Gains for oil majors and miners pushed London's FTSE 100 into the black on Tuesday, buoyed by hopes of a trade deal between the United States and China, while Primark owner Associated British Foods jumped 6% after strong results.

FTSE hits one-month high on U.S.-China trade deal hopes

04 Nov 2019

London's FTSE 100 surged nearly 1% to a more than one-month high on Monday as heavyweight banks, miners and oil stocks were driven higher by hopes of a trade deal between the United States and China.

UPDATE 2-FTSE rebounds as oil and mining stocks are lifted by U.S. and Chinese data

01 Nov 2019

* TP ICAP jumps on upbeat earnings report (Adds news items, analyst comment, closing prices)

Trade fears, Shell earnings knock 1% off FTSE

31 Oct 2019

The FTSE 100 blue-chip stock index dropped more than 1% on Thursday, under pressure from results-driven falls in Shell and Lloyds and the latest tensions over the U.S.-China trade situation.

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