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23 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish firmer as banks rally

London stocks were well into positive territory at the close on Friday, with banks pacing the advance after well-received results from Barclays, as investors shrugged off news that the UK’s economic recovery was stalling.

22 Oct
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London close: Stocks reverse losses after Sunak expands job support

London stocks reversed earlier losses to close higher on Thursday, as investors cheered an expansion of the Chancellor’s job support scheme to cover more workers in areas under tier-2 restrictions.

21 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish weaker as pound rallies on Brexit hopes

London stocks finished well into negative territory on Wednesday, amid worries about the Covid-19 crisis and related restrictions and as sterling was boosted by the latest Brexit headlines.

20 Oct
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London close: Stocks manage gains amid continued Covid concerns

London stocks closed in positive territory on Tuesday, helped along by a strong showing from the likes of IAG and Rolls-Royce, although ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and the looming US stimulus deadline meant gains were unspectacular.

19 Oct
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London close: Stocks mixed as sterling gains ground

London stocks were mixed at the close on Monday as the pound gained ground, with investors weighing up encouraging data out of China and the prospect of further US stimulus.

16 Oct
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London close: FTSE finishes higher on positive vaccine news

London’s top-flight index finished in positive territory on Friday, as investors weighed concerns about tightening Covid-19 restrictions with positive developments on the vaccine front.

15 Oct
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London close: Stocks weaker as Covid, US stimulus drag on sentiment

Stocks in London finished weaker on Thursday, amid tightening coronavirus restrictions across Europe and as hopes of further US stimulus faded.

14 Oct
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London close: Stocks mixed as investors look to Europe summit

London stocks closed in a mixed state on Wednesday as the pound recovered from earlier losses, amid ongoing concerns about the prospect of tighter lockdown restrictions.

13 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish weaker amid jobs, vaccine disappointment

London stocks closed weaker on Tuesday, dipping below 6,000 points at the end of the day, as investors mulled disappointing UK jobs data and the pausing of a Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine trial.

12 Oct
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London close: Stocks mixed as Johnson outlines local lockdowns

London stocks were mixed at the close on Monday, as sentiment took a slide after the Prime Minister outlined tighter lockdown restrictions in some parts of England.

09 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish higher as Trump changes tack on stimulus

Stocks in London finished in the green on Friday, after the Trump administration in the US changed tack overnight, voicing support for a broad stimulus package for the economy.

08 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish firmer as stimulus hopes buoy markets

London stocks finished in positive territory on Thursday, on the back of renewed hopes that fiscal stimulus is in the pipeline stateside, as the pound recovered from earlier dips.

07 Oct
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London close: Stocks flat as investors mull latest from Capitol Hill on stimulus

Stocks in London finished roughly flat on Wednesday as investors digested the somewhat contradictory news around talks for a fourth stimulus package on Capitol Hill.

06 Oct
London close: Stocks finish higher as investors watch bumpy presidential race

Stocks finished in the green on Tuesday after a turbulent afternoon, with the widening poll lead of US presidential hopeful Joe Biden being pointed to by commentators as a positive catalyst, in reducing the market uncertainty that a close result might bring with it.

05 Oct
London close: Stocks boosted by Trump health report

Stocks in London finished higher on Monday, with traders apparently buying into the more upbeat news around the health of the US president and a second negative Covid-19 test result for his election rival.

02 Oct
London close: Stocks higher as investors pore through US jobs report

Stocks in London finished firmer on Friday, as Investors digested the latest US jobs report and tried to map out the potential implications and risks following news that the US President and the First Lady had tested positive for Covid-19.

01 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish stronger after positive US stimulus news

Stocks in London managed to hold onto their gains by the close on Thursday, helped along by reports that pointed to a possible breakthrough in talks on Capitol Hill to agree a fourth government stimulus package.

30 Sep
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London close: Stocks finish mixed as things turn bullish Stateside

Stocks in London closed on a mixed note on Wednesday, after what Neil Wilson at Markets. com termed an "unedifying" televised debate between White House hopefuls Donald Trump and Joe Biden overnight.

29 Sep
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London close: Stocks weaker ahead of Trump-Biden debate

London stocks finished weaker on Tuesday, with investors choosing to sit on their hands ahead of an eagerly-awaited televised debate in the evening between US President Donald Trump and the Democratic contender for the White House, Joe Biden.

28 Sep
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London close: Bullish buying fuels positive session

London stocks closed higher on Monday, boosted by encouraging Chinese data and strong performances from the likes of HSBC and Diageo, while the pound was lifted by Brexit hopes.