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London stocks closed firmly in the red on Friday, with travel shares under pressure as the UK added more countries to its quarantine list, while disappointing data out of China and deadlocked US stimulus talks also weighed.
London stocks closed in negative territory on Thursday, with ex-dividends weighing heavily as hopes of further US stimulus faded and a trade dispute between the US and Europe dented sentiment, although the latest jobless figures out of the US did surprise.
London stocks closed in positive territory on Wednesday, as investors took dire UK GDP figures in their stride.
London stocks closed Tuesday’s session positive, as investors bet on a possible Covid vaccine from Russia as well as further US stimulus, shrugging off bleak UK jobs data.
London stocks managed to finish in positive territory on Monday, as investors digested a further escalation of tensions between the US and China.
London’s benchmark finished pretty close to flat on Friday, as investors - sweltering in an August heatwave - digested a surprisingly positive US nonfarm payrolls report, released during the afternoon.
London stocks closed on the red on Thursday, after the Bank of England stood pat on interest rates and warned the economic recovery would take longer than expected.
London stocks finished in positive territory on Wednesday, amid expectations of further coronavirus stimulus in the US, as gold prices hit a new high.
London’s benchmark finished just above the waterline after a choppy session on Tuesday, following strong gains in the previous session, as investors sifted through results from the likes of BP and Diageo.
Stocks in London finished in the green on Monday, helped by the release of a much better than expected reading on euro area factory activity last month, and similarly upbeat survey results overnight in China.
London stocks finished well into the red on Friday, as weak eurozone growth figures offset stellar earnings from the US technology sector earlier.
London stocks finished well into the red on Thursday, dipping below the 6,000 point level, following a disastrous GDP release from the United States, and disappointing results from the likes of Lloyds.
London’s benchmark finished in the green on Wednesday, boosted by strong performances from the likes of Next and Smurfit Kappa, but offset by ongoing concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic and ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy announcement.
London’s benchmark managed to break back into the green by the close after a choppy session on Tuesday, as investors weighed worries about a rise in new coronavirus infections against hopes of a US stimulus package, and a strong showing in the housebuilding sector.
London stocks finished in the red despite a late rally on Monday, as a strong showing from precious metals miners helped to offset weakness in the travel sector, after Ryanair warned over a second wave of coronavirus infections.
London stocks finished in negative territory on Friday, as it emerged that business activity in the UK grew at its fastest pace in five years in July, amid concerns about escalating tensions between the US and China.
London stocks finished in the green on Thursday, despite escalating tensions between the US and China, as investors sifted through a veritable tsunami of corporate news.
London stocks finished in negative territory on Wednesday, amid growing tensions between the US and China and reports the UK is close to giving up on a Brexit trade deal.
London stocks finished just above the waterline after some turbulent late trading on Tuesday, as investors breathed a sigh of relief after EU leaders agreed on a Covid-19 rescue package.
London’s benchmark closed in negative territory on Monday amid ongoing concerns about a rise in new coronavirus cases in the US and elsewhere, and as EU talks over a rescue fund dragged on.