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London stocks retreated on Tuesday, but finished the session well off their lows, dragged lower by worries about the spread of coronavirus in China and a stronger pound, as solid UK jobs data weakened the case for a rate cut by the Bank of England.
The focus around the world on Wednesday will continue to be on the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Sainsbury's will let go "hundreds" more managers as it continues to try and integrate Argos, which it purchased in 2016, into its own stores.
Stocks on the Continent were trading lower on Tuesday, with the selling seen during the Asian session amid a host of concerns continuing to weigh on investor sentiment in European trading hours.
America's President trumpeted the country's achievements thus far in his first presidential term while calling on all countries to work together.
Stocks on the Continent have started the session on the back foot, with selling in Asia spilling over into the European session, amid a host of concerns.
The focus on Tuesday will be on Davos as world leaders and top global officials gather at the Swiss ski resort to discuss and debate the most pressing global issues.
Stocks on the Continent were mostly lower at the start of the week, as the International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecasts for global and euro area growth over the next two years.
London stocks edged lower on Monday as investors geared up for the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Swizterland, and digested downwardly revised growth forecasts from the International Monetary Fund.
Stocks on the Continent were drifting slightly lower at the start of the week, as the International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecasts for global growth over the next two year.
The world's economic watchdog offered a less glum view of economic prospects, but said that many risks remained and that were still few signs of a turning point in the data.
Analysts at Credit Suisse started coverage of London-listed Russian natural gas giant Gazprom a 'neutral' with a $9. 0 target price on its American Depositary Receipts, forecasting that the group's payout policy would rise to 5. 0% of profits by 2021, versus 30. 0% in 2019.
Stocks on the Continent were drifting slightly lower at the start of the week, amid lacklustre trading given the Martin Luther King holiday in the States.
The focus over the coming week will be on proceedings at the World Economic Forum in Davos, alongside central bank decisions in the euro area and Japan.
Analysts at Morgan Stanley reiterated their 'equalweight' recommendation for shares of Tullow Oil, telling clients that its most recent guidance left key questions unanswered.
Stocks across the Continent extended their recent gains, tracking the fresh highs being set on Wall Street and following the release of stronger-than-expected economic data in China.
Share prices jumped at the end of the week, amid mounting speculation of an upcoming cut to Bank Rate and stoked by a raft of better-than-expected economic data out of the People's Republic of China.
Stocks across the Continent extended their recent gains, tracking fresh record highs overnight on Wall Street and following the release of stronger-than-expected economic data in China.
Economic activity in China at the end of 2019 execeded forecasts, but some economists said that it was too soon to sound the 'all clear'.
Industrial production in America softened unexpectedly in December but mainly due to unusually warm weather.