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London stocks closed in negative territory on Monday, with travel and leisure stocks under the cosh as the prospect of tighter border restrictions and a prolonged lockdown weighed on sentiment.
London stocks closed in negative territory on Friday, as weak data and worries about the effect of prolonged lockdowns and travel restrictions knocked sentiment.
London stocks closed in the red on Thursday, as investors digested the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank.
London stocks closed in the green on Wednesday as sterling gained, with investors tuning in to Joe Biden’s inauguration as the new US president, and mulling the latest UK inflation data.
London stocks closed in negative territory on Tuesday, as investors awaited a testimony on stimulus by incoming US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
London stocks closed in a mixed state on Monday as investors mulled the latest data out of China, with travel and leisure shares under the cosh amid concerns about the Covid-19 crisis.
London stocks closed in the red on Friday, as investors digested the latest UK GDP data, with US President-elect Joe Biden’s Covid relief package failing to lift markets amid growing worries about the pandemic and tightening restrictions.
London stocks finished in the green on Thursday as investors waded through a deluge of corporate releases, amid expectations that US President-elect Joe Biden will unveil a Covid-19 relief package.
London stocks had slipped into negative territory by the close on Wednesday, with investors sifting through a raft of corporate updates amid ongoing concerns about the Covid-19 crisis.
London stocks closed in negative territory on Tuesday, amid ongoing concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic and the potential for tighter restrictions, as investors digested dire UK retail sales figures.
London stocks closed in negative territory on Monday amid reports that Covid-19 restrictions in England were set to get even tougher.
London stocks closed just above the waterline on Friday, as investors digested the latest US non-farm payrolls report, with housebuilders sharply higher after a well-received update from Barratt Developments.
London stocks managed to climb back into positive territory by the close on Thursday, after Joe Biden was confirmed by Congress as the 46th President of the US.
London stocks closed well into positive territory on Wednesday, as investors bet that a Democrat-controlled Senate in the US would lead to further stimulus, while oil plays surged.
London stocks managed to close in the green on Tuesday, as investors mulled the impact of England’s third national lockdown and news of a fresh £4. 6bn package of Covid relief measures to help businesses get through it.
London stocks closed in positive territory on Monday, kicking off the new year in style amid optimism over the latest Covid vaccine rollout, while deal news also provided a boost.
After a year many of us would rather forget, dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, restrictions and the Brexit saga, stocks fell on Thursday, with the top-flight index suffering its worst annual performance since the financial crisis in 2008.
London stocks reversed earlier small gains to end lower on Wednesday despite news that AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine has been given the green light and MPs’ passing of the Brexit deal, as millions more people in England were set to enter tougher Tier 4 restrictions.
London stocks rallied on Tuesday as investors cheered a US stimulus package and the UK’s Brexit deal, although banks were under pressure.
London stocks ended a shortened session just in the black on Thursday, as sterling rallied on expectations that a Brexit deal will be announced later in the day, on what felt like an otherwise sparkle-free, mostly Tier 4 Christmas Eve.