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Market Report - Close
30 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish mixed as investors hold breath for November

London stocks closed in a mixed state on Friday, after results from US technology giants failed to impress and as worries about the impact of Covid-19 lockdowns continued to weigh on investors’ minds.

29 Oct
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London close: Stocks close slightly lower after choppy session

London stocks closed just below the waterline on Thursday after a turbulent session, as investors weighed concerns about tightening Covid-19 restrictions across Europe, and cheered results from the likes of Lloyds, BT and Shell.

28 Oct
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London close: Stocks sink further as lockdown pressure rises

London stocks were well into negative territory at the close on Wednesday, amid growing concerns about tightening coronavirus restrictions across Europe and calls for another national lockdown in the UK.

27 Oct
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London close: Stocks succumb to US-fuelled negative sentiment

London stocks slid back into negative territory during afternoon trading on Tuesday, as investors weighed up better-than-expected earnings from the likes of BP and HSBC against ongoing concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic and doubts about US stimulus.

26 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish weaker as Covid concern continues

London stocks finished weaker on Monday, amid doubts over US stimulus and ongoing concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic and increasing restrictions.

23 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish firmer as banks rally

London stocks were well into positive territory at the close on Friday, with banks pacing the advance after well-received results from Barclays, as investors shrugged off news that the UK’s economic recovery was stalling.

22 Oct
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London close: Stocks reverse losses after Sunak expands job support

London stocks reversed earlier losses to close higher on Thursday, as investors cheered an expansion of the Chancellor’s job support scheme to cover more workers in areas under tier-2 restrictions.

21 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish weaker as pound rallies on Brexit hopes

London stocks finished well into negative territory on Wednesday, amid worries about the Covid-19 crisis and related restrictions and as sterling was boosted by the latest Brexit headlines.

20 Oct
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London close: Stocks manage gains amid continued Covid concerns

London stocks closed in positive territory on Tuesday, helped along by a strong showing from the likes of IAG and Rolls-Royce, although ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and the looming US stimulus deadline meant gains were unspectacular.

19 Oct
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London close: Stocks mixed as sterling gains ground

London stocks were mixed at the close on Monday as the pound gained ground, with investors weighing up encouraging data out of China and the prospect of further US stimulus.

16 Oct
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London close: FTSE finishes higher on positive vaccine news

London’s top-flight index finished in positive territory on Friday, as investors weighed concerns about tightening Covid-19 restrictions with positive developments on the vaccine front.

15 Oct
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London close: Stocks weaker as Covid, US stimulus drag on sentiment

Stocks in London finished weaker on Thursday, amid tightening coronavirus restrictions across Europe and as hopes of further US stimulus faded.

14 Oct
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London close: Stocks mixed as investors look to Europe summit

London stocks closed in a mixed state on Wednesday as the pound recovered from earlier losses, amid ongoing concerns about the prospect of tighter lockdown restrictions.

13 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish weaker amid jobs, vaccine disappointment

London stocks closed weaker on Tuesday, dipping below 6,000 points at the end of the day, as investors mulled disappointing UK jobs data and the pausing of a Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine trial.

12 Oct
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London close: Stocks mixed as Johnson outlines local lockdowns

London stocks were mixed at the close on Monday, as sentiment took a slide after the Prime Minister outlined tighter lockdown restrictions in some parts of England.

09 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish higher as Trump changes tack on stimulus

Stocks in London finished in the green on Friday, after the Trump administration in the US changed tack overnight, voicing support for a broad stimulus package for the economy.

08 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish firmer as stimulus hopes buoy markets

London stocks finished in positive territory on Thursday, on the back of renewed hopes that fiscal stimulus is in the pipeline stateside, as the pound recovered from earlier dips.

07 Oct
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London close: Stocks flat as investors mull latest from Capitol Hill on stimulus

Stocks in London finished roughly flat on Wednesday as investors digested the somewhat contradictory news around talks for a fourth stimulus package on Capitol Hill.

06 Oct
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London close: Stocks finish higher as investors watch bumpy presidential race

Stocks finished in the green on Tuesday after a turbulent afternoon, with the widening poll lead of US presidential hopeful Joe Biden being pointed to by commentators as a positive catalyst, in reducing the market uncertainty that a close result might bring with it.

05 Oct
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London close: Stocks boosted by Trump health report

Stocks in London finished higher on Monday, with traders apparently buying into the more upbeat news around the health of the US president and a second negative Covid-19 test result for his election rival.