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FTSE 100 hits five-month high on China GDP and weak pound

17 Jan 2020

London's FTSE 100 rose to a more than five-month high on Friday as China's economic growth met expectations and the pound slid after weak British retail sales raised the prospect of an imminent interest rate cut by the Bank of England.

FTSE 100 falls behind Europe as earnings disappoint

16 Jan 2020

Underwhelming trading updates from Pearson and Whitbread broke a three-day winning run for London's main index on Thursday, while investors exercised caution amid a lack of clarity on some elements of the U.S.-China trade deal.

Defensive stocks buoy FTSE 100 before U.S.-China trade deal

15 Jan 2020

London's main share index rose slightly on Wednesday, hours before the sealing of an initial U.S.-China trade deal, though sentiment was tempered when Washington said tariffs on Chinese goods would not be rolled back immediately.

FTSE climbs ahead of Sino-U.S. trade deal

14 Jan 2020

London's main index ended a choppy Tuesday session with slight gains, as investors looked towards the signing of the Phase 1 U.S.-China trade deal, while betting firms lost ground after Britain banned consumers from using credit cards to gamble.

FTSE 100 climbs as U.S.-China trade deal nears; midcaps outshine

13 Jan 2020

London's main stock index gained on Monday, in step with global peers, as investors took heart from the imminent signing of a Phase 1 U.S.-China trade deal, while hopes of further interest rate cuts by the Bank of England helped the midcaps outperform.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-FTSE 100 rises as U.S.-China trade deal nears; midcaps outshine

13 Jan 2020

Jan 13 London's main index gained on Monday, in step with global peers, as investors took heart from the imminent signing of a Phase 1 U.S.-China trade deal, while hopes of further interest rate cuts by the Bank of England helped the midcaps outperform.

British bluechips dragged down by banks amid rate cut fears

10 Jan 2020

British bluechips shed early gains on Friday as a slide in banks overshadowed a rise in airlines amid fears of a rate cut.

FTSE cheers easing in U.S.-Iran worries; mid-caps miss out

09 Jan 2020

London's main share index advanced on Thursday as chances of a full-blown crisis in the Middle East waned, but mid-caps lagged as SIG and Marks and Spencer fell after warning of lower annual results.

FTSE steadies as U.S.-Iran fears ease; Brexit doubts hit midcaps

08 Jan 2020

London's main index recouped almost all its earlier losses on Wednesday as markets hoped flaring tensions between the United States and Iran would not escalate further, while midcaps slipped as worries of a hard Brexit resurfaced.

Aston Martin shaken and stirred as rivals power ahead

07 Jan 2020

Aston Martin warned its 2019 profits would almost halve due to weak European markets, sending its shares sharply lower as rivals Bentley and Rolls-Royce powered ahead. | Video

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