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Market Report - Midday
27 Jan
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London midday: Stocks little changed ahead of US data

London stocks were just a touch firmer by midday on Friday as investors continued to mull a better-than-expected US GDP reading a day earlier and looked ahead to the release of inflation figures.

26 Jan
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London midday: FTSE touch higher ahead of US GDP

London stocks were just a touch firmer by midday on Thursday as investors mulled the latest reading on the UK retail sector and eyed the release of US GDP data.

25 Jan
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London midday: Stocks flat but airlines higher on easyJet update

London stocks were little changed by midday on Wednesday, but airlines got a boost after an upbeat update from easyJet.

24 Jan
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London midday: FTSE in the red as business activity slumps

London stocks had fallen further by midday on Tuesday, as investors mulled a surge in public borrowing and news that UK business output fell in January at the fastest rate in two years.

23 Jan
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London midday: Stocks edge higher amid dearth of data

Stocks were trading slightly higher come midday despite downbeat forecasts for the UK economy out of consultancy EY, thanks to increased speculation of a downshift in the speed of rate hikes in the US.

20 Jan
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London midday: FTSE still a little firmer despite disappointing data

London stocks were still a little firmer by midday on Friday, despite disappointing retail sales and consumer confidence data.

19 Jan
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London midday: Stocks extend losses amid recession worries

London stocks had extended losses by midday on Thursday as concerns about a US recession dented the mood.

18 Jan
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London midday: FTSE treads water, pound rallies as inflation eases

London stocks were still treading water by midday on Wednesday as investors mulled the latest UK inflation data.

17 Jan
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London midday: Stocks lower as investors mull jobs data; Ocado slides

London stocks were still a little lower by midday on Tuesday as the latest UK jobs data showed that wages grew at their fastest pace in more than 20 years in the three months to November, adding pressure on the Bank of England to hike rates.

16 Jan
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London midday: Stocks edge up but markets quiet on US holiday

London stocks had ticked a little higher by midday on Monday, heading towards a new record high, although the session was set to remain fairly quiet as US markets will be closed for Martin Luther King day.

13 Jan
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London midday: Stocks higher after GDP data; US earnings eyed

London stocks were still firmer by midday on Friday after a better-than-expected UK GDP reading, as investors eyed the release of key US bank earnings.

12 Jan
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London midday: FTSE pushes up amid retail avalanche; US CPI eyed

London stocks had extended gains by midday on Thursday as investors waded through a deluge of retail updates and eyed the latest US inflation data.

11 Jan
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London midday: FTSE extends gains; JD Sports surges

London stocks had extended gains by midday on Wednesday, with retailers on the rise after a well-received update from JD Sports.

10 Jan
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London midday: Stocks stay down ahead of Powell speech

London stocks were still a little lower by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials and looked ahead to a speech by Fed chair Jerome Powell.

09 Jan
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London midday: Stocks nudge lower despite China hopes

London stocks had nudged lower by midday on Monday as investors continued to mull last week’s payrolls report and a further easing of Covid curbs in China.

06 Jan
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London midday: Stocks stay up ahead of payrolls report; Clarkson surges

London stocks were still a little firmer by midday Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.

05 Jan
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London midday: FTSE boosted by retailers as Next upgrades guidance

London stocks had pushed into the black by midday on Thursday following a lacklustre start, with retailers on the rise after well-received updates from the likes of Next and B&M.

04 Jan
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London midday: Shares extend gains after EZ PMI data pleases

UK stocks extended gains on Wednesday as eurozone PMI data indicated the recession may not be as deep as expected and investors awaited the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve for any hints on the path of interest rates.

03 Jan
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London midday: Stocks hold on to early gains

Stocks in London were holding on to early gains in the first trading session of the year, helped by a drop in sterling and amid optimism around the reopening of the Chinese economy.

29 Dec
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London midday: Stocks drift lower with China still in focus

London stocks edged lower on Thursday as investors continued to fret about surging Covid cases in China and Beijing’s decision to lift travel bans.