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London stocks closed in the green on Tuesday, recovering from heavy losses in the previous session with solid performances from the likes of Pershing Square, IAG and Shell helping to underpin markets.
London stocks remained in negative territory at the close on Monday as the September slide continued, dragged lower by weakness in the mining sector and heavy losses for Prudential.
Stocks surrendered early gains to finish another week firmly in the red ahead of the quarterly expiry of financial derivatives contracts for individual stocks and indices in the States.
London stocks managed to close in the black by midday on Thursday, with a strong showing from the likes of Rolls-Royce and Ashtead lending support.
London's top-flight index outperformed on Wednesday, buoyed by gains for index heavyweights BP and Royal Dutch Shell on the back of fast-rising energy prices globally.
London stocks ended down on Tuesday, led lower by weakness in the mining sector as investors mulled the latest UK jobs and US inflation data.
London stocks ended higher on Monday as investors shrugged off concerns about China’s tech crackdown, with banks and oil issues on the rise.
London stocks were still in the black by the end of the day on Friday following heavy losses in the previous session, as investors brushed off disappointing UK GDP data.
London stocks remained in the red by the close on Thursday, as investors digested the news that the European Central Bank was set to lower bond purchases.
London stocks closed in negative territory on Wednesday, although retailers Dunelm and B&M managed to keep their heads above the waterline through the afternoon after positive updates.
London stocks closed in the red on Tuesday, following gains in the previous session, as investors mulled Boris Johnson’s announcement of £12bn in tax hikes.
London stocks finished in positive territory on Monday, as investors digested the latest reading on the UK construction sector, with last week’s non-farm payrolls miss helping to alleviate concerns about Fed tapering.
London stocks finished lower on Friday following the release of weaker-than-expected US non-farm payrolls numbers which served to push the pound higher.
London stocks finished in a mixed state on Thursday as investors thumbed their way through the latest US jobless claims, although GKN owner Melrose remained a high riser after well-received results.
London stocks managed a positive finish on Wednesday, even after investors had pored over a fresh set of uninspiring manufacturing data.
London equity markets ended in the red on Tuesday as banks and travel stocks retreated.
London stocks closed in the black on Friday, boosted late in the day by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s speech at the virtual Jackson Hole symposium.
London stocks ended a little weaker on Thursday as investors eyed a speech by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell and digested the latest US data releases.
London stocks managed a positive finish on Wednesday, with all eyes on Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell’s speech at the Jackson Hole symposium.
London stocks managed a positive finish on Tuesday, having bobbed above and below the waterline throughout a session that saw them struggle for direction.