Market Report - Close
Stocks in London closed on a mixed note on Wednesday, after what Neil Wilson at Markets. com termed an "unedifying" televised debate between White House hopefuls Donald Trump and Joe Biden overnight.
London stocks finished weaker on Tuesday, with investors choosing to sit on their hands ahead of an eagerly-awaited televised debate in the evening between US President Donald Trump and the Democratic contender for the White House, Joe Biden.
London stocks closed higher on Monday, boosted by encouraging Chinese data and strong performances from the likes of HSBC and Diageo, while the pound was lifted by Brexit hopes.
London equity markets finished in positive territory on Friday, managing to break above the waterline in late trading after worries about rising Covid-19 cases and further restrictions knocked sentiment earlier in the session.
London stocks finished in the red on Thursday, as investors digested details of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s new measures to replace the furlough scheme.
London stocks finished in the green on Wednesday, as investors brushed aside news that the UK’s post-lockdown recovery was losing steam.
London’s top-flight index closed in positive territory on Tuesday, steadying after heavy losses in the previous session as investors mulled updates from the likes of Kingfisher and Whitbread.
London equity markets remained seriously depressed by the close on Monday, with travel, hospitality and leisure stocks all under the cosh as investors mulled the prospect of tougher lockdown restrictions.
London stocks closed in negative territory on Friday, amid concerns about rising coronavirus cases and the introduction of further mobility restrictions, as investors digested the latest UK retail sales data.
London stocks closed weaker on Thursday, after the Bank of England left interest rates and its bond-buying target unchanged but said it was ready to take further action amid economic uncertainty.
London's top flight index finished just below the waterline on Wednesday, as investors digested a sharp decline in UK inflation and eyed a rate announcement by the US Federal Reserve.
London stocks finished in positive territory, on Tuesday as investors digested the latest UK jobs data, with miners pacing the advance after the release of encouraging Chinese data.
London’s top-flight index closed below the waterline on Monday, despite a flurry of merger and acquisition news and Covid-19 vaccine hopes.
London’s top-flight index managed a positive end to its session on Friday, as investors digested the latest UK GDP figures, with all eyes on the resumption of Brexit talks.
London stocks finished below the waterline on Thursday, as investors pored through the latest interest rate decision from the European Central Bank.
London’s top-flight index closed firmly in the black on Wednesday, despite disappointing news on the Covid vaccine front, helped along by a weaker pound.
London stocks closed in negative territory on Tuesday, while sterling slumped further on reports the head of the UK government’s legal department has quit over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to rewrite the EU withdrawal agreement.
London stocks closed well into positive territory on Monday as sterling slumped amid fears of a no-deal Brexit.
London stocks had turned lower by the close on Friday, as investors digested the latest non-farm payrolls report from the US, and following a tech-led sell off on Wall Street overnight and weakness in the UK housebuilding sector.
London stocks had turned lower by the close on Thursday, as investors mulled over the latest reading on the UK services sector.