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Market Report - Close
23 Feb
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London close: FTSE rises on back of StanChart cheer

London stocks finished with a mixed performance on Friday, as Standard Chartered underpinned the top-flight index following its announcement of a $1bn share buyback programme.

22 Feb
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London close: Stocks rise amid raft of solid earnings

London's stock markets finished in positive territory on Thursday, bolstered by upbeat performances from US AI chipmaker Nvidia and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce.

21 Feb
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London close: Stocks mixed ahead of Fed minutes, Nvidia results

London's stock markets closed with a mixed performance on Wednesday, as investors awaited updates from the US Federal Reserve and results from AI chipmaker Nvidia.

20 Feb
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London close: Stocks finish lower on fresh China concerns

London's stock markets closed in negative territory on Tuesday, with concerns over China's economic prospects exerting pressure on mining shares.

19 Feb
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London close: Stocks manage gains on globally quiet day

London's financial markets finished in positive territory on Monday, with stocks closing in the green after overcoming minor losses earlier in the session.

16 Feb
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London close: Stocks rise as UK retail sales rebound

London's stock markets saw positive gains on Friday, buoyed by encouraging UK retail sales data and favourable earnings reports from NatWest.

15 Feb
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London close: Stocks manage gains despite UK recession news

London markets had a mixed but ultimately positive day of trading on Thursday, despite news that the UK fell into a technical recession at the end of 2023.

14 Feb
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London close: Stocks rise as UK inflation holds steady

London markets ended the day on a positive note on Wednesday as housebuilders rallied, following data indicating that UK inflation remained steady in January.

13 Feb
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London close: Stocks fall as US inflation tops expectations

London markets ended the trading day in negative territory on Tuesday, influenced by concerns over higher inflation figures from the United States and a deceleration in wage growth within the UK.

12 Feb
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London close: Stocks finish higher after very quiet Monday

London markets managed modest gains by the close of a subdued trading session on Monday, with no significant corporate or economic catalysts driving movements.

09 Feb
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London close: Stocks turn sour in afternoon trading

London’s markets turned lower on Friday afternoon, concluding a volatile week on a negative note.

08 Feb
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London close: Stocks slip as US jobless claims fall

London markets experienced a downturn in trading on Thursday, with stocks relinquishing earlier gains as investors processed a decrease in jobless claims in the United States.

07 Feb
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London close: Stocks slip as Barratt, Redrow announce merger

London's stock markets finished in the red on Wednesday, as investors digested fresh house price data as well as news of a big merger in the housebuilding sector.

06 Feb
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London close: Stocks manage gains as oil prices rise

London's financial markets finished with a positive performance on Tuesday, driven by encouraging data from the UK construction sector and BP's share buyback expansion.

05 Feb
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London close: Stocks turn lower on renewed interest rate concerns

London's financial markets had turned negative by the close of trading on Monday, after better-than-expected UK services data was offset by a downward revision in service activity in the United States.

02 Feb
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London close: Stocks mixed as US payrolls come in red-hot

London's stock markets closed with mixed results on Friday, as investors were confronted by an unexpectedly strong US labour market as revealed in the latest US non-farm payrolls report.

01 Feb
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London close: Stocks turn lower as BoE keeps rates on hold

London's financial markets finished in the red on Thursday, reversing earlier gains after the Bank of England maintained interest rates at current levels.

31 Jan
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London close: Stocks mixed ahead of US Fed, BoE decisions

London's financial markets finished with mixed performance on Wednesday, with investors closing their wallets ahead of rate announcements from both the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England.

30 Jan
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London close: Stocks finish higher on raft of global data

London's stock markets managed modest gains on Tuesday, driven by the news that the eurozone had narrowly avoided a recession.

29 Jan
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London close: Stocks turn weaker ahead of busy week for earnings

London’s stock market saw slight declines by the close on Monday, as investors turned their attention to a week filled with corporate earnings reports and central bank announcements.