London stocks rose in early trade on Friday as investors mulled the latest UK retail sales data.
UK retail sales rose between May and June, helped along by the Euros, according to figures released on Friday by the Office for National Statistics.
London open The FTSE 100 is expected to open 35 points higher on Friday, having closed down 0. 43% at 6,968. 30 on Thursday.
London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday as investors mull the latest UK retail sales data.
Workers from 16 key sectors including health, transport and energy will not have to isolate after being pinged by the NHS Covid app, as it was revealed that more than 600,000 people in England and Wales were sent self-isolation alerts last week The raft of changes, after days of frantic talks with industry leaders, came amid open Conservative revolt over the so-called “pingdemic” with the former health secretary Jeremy Hunt warning the government that it was facing a crisis of public trust in the system.
Wall Street stocks closed higher on Thursday despite a surprise increase in weekly jobless claims.