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Equity markets in London finished the week mired in red amid worries about the current state of Sino-US trade relations and the toll they were taking on the global economy, but Ocado surged as it announced its first deal in Asia.
London stocks remained in the red at the close on Thursday, amid concerns about trade relations between the US and China, while ex-dividends were a drag.
London equities finished in the green on Wednesday, with tobacco stocks on the up after a well-received update from British American Tobacco, and investor sentiment underpinned by optimism over a China-US trade deal.
London stocks were modestly higher on Tuesday as sterling lost ground, with signs of progress in Sino-US trade relations failing to provide much of a boost.
London stocks were firmly in the green on Monday, on the back of sizeable gains for select financials, alongside advances in miners' shares amid renewed hopes over a China-US trade deal, .
London stocks rose at the end of the week as sterling fell after the release of weak PMI data, with sentiment underpinned by renewed optimism about a China-US trade deal.
London stocks remained below the waterline at the close on Thursday, amid concerns about a lack of progress in China-US trade talks, although British Gas owner Centrica bucked the trend on the back of a well-received trading statement.
London stocks fell into the red on Wednesday as concerns about trade relations between the US and China dented the mood, while results from the likes of Kingfisher and Sage also weighed.
London stocks extended their gains on Tuesday, helped along by a weaker pound and some well-received corporate releases, as investors mulled mixed news on the trade front.
London listed shares edged higher at the start of the week despite conflicting reports regarding the status of ongoing trade talks between Washington and Beijing and strength in Sterling.
Stocks in London reversed their lunchtime losses to finish in the green on Friday, after a top White House official told reporters that a US-China trade deal was "near", assuaging some investors' concerns of a potential 'false dawn' in negotiations.
London stocks remained in the red through the afternoon to close weaker on Thursday, following the release of disappointing retail sales data, while luxury fashion brand Burberry remained in positive territory on the back of well-received interim results.
London stocks ended the day slightly in the red on Wednesday after an eagerly-awaited speech by US President Trump left investors disappointed, while escalating unrest in Hong Kong also weighed on the mood.
London stocks finished higher on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest reading on the UK jobs market and looked ahead to a speech by US President Donald Trump for any clues on trade talks with China.
London stocks finished on a mixed note on Monday with worries around Sino-US trade relations and escalating protests in Hong Kong together with a jump in the pound combining to drag the top flight index lower.
London stocks had sunk deeper into the red by the close on Friday, as optimism over a trade deal between the US and China continued to fade.
London stocks finished just above the waterline on Thursday, after the Bank of England kept interest rates on hold but with two dissenters, and a session which saw investors wading through a tsunami of corporate news and welcomed signs of progress in US-China trade relations.
London equity markets finished in a mixed state on Wednesday, as investors paused for thought following recent gains, while property stocks remained under the cosh after a downbeat update from Intu Properties.
London stocks edged higher on Tuesday as continued hopes of a Sino-US trade deal boosted the mining sector, but gains were unspectacular as investors mulled the latest reading on the services sector.
London stocks extended their recent gains on Monday, with miners leading the charge amid growing optimism over a Sino-US trade deal.