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29 Nov
London close: Stocks retreat amid US-China trade worries

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.

28 Nov
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London close: Footsie finishes lower as trade concerns, ex-dividends drag

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.

27 Nov
London close: Footsie edges higher on the back of gains for tobacco stocks

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.

26 Nov
London close: Stocks edge higher as investors monitor election polls

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.

25 Nov
London close: Financials and miners pace gains amid US-China trade deal hopes

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, .

22 Nov
London close: Shares jump at the end of the week as pound falls back

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.

21 Nov
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London close: Stocks finish red as optimism for trade deal fades

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.

20 Nov
London close: Stocks fall amid concerns around US-China trade talks

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.

19 Nov
London close: Dip in pound ahead of TV debate buoys stocks

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.

18 Nov
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London close: Stocks edge higher despite gains for pound

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.

15 Nov
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London close: Stocks reverse lunchtime losses to finish higher

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.

14 Nov
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London close: Stocks finish down after disappointing retail sales data

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.

13 Nov
London close: Stocks dip as investors await clarity on US-China trade war

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.

12 Nov
London close: Stocks finish higher ahead of Trump speech

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.

11 Nov
London close: US-China trade worries and stronger pound weigh on shares

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.

08 Nov
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London close: Stocks sink deeper as trade optimism flounders

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.

07 Nov
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London close: Stocks finish higher after tsunami of earnings

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.

06 Nov
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London close: Stocks finish mixed as property firms slide

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.

05 Nov
London close: Stocks edge higher as investors mull trade war headlines

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.

04 Nov
London close: Stocks extend gains on the back of US-China trade deal optimism

London stocks extended their recent gains on Monday, with miners leading the charge amid growing optimism over a Sino-US trade deal.