Market Report - Midday
London stocks had pushed into the green by midday on Tuesday following a lacklustre start, as sterling slumped on Brexit woes, despite the release of solid UK jobs data.
London stocks had ticked a little higher by midday on Monday as investors mulled mixed Chinese economic data and looked ahead to the start of the US earnings season.
Stocks were continuing to trade slightly higher come midday on the back of a record close overnight on the Dow Jones Industrials and continued hopes of looser central bank policies, even as a top Bank of England official said that Bank Rate might have to be cut nearly to zero in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The London stock market's main market gauges have turned mixed, with the the Footsie weighed down by pound strength despite increasing 'market chatter' around the possibility of a 'no deal' Brexit.
London stocks were little changed come midday as investors eyed a key testimony by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell later in the day and digested GDP suggesting that the UK economy may have avoided an outright contraction in the second quarter.
London stocks remained just a touch in the red at midday Tuesday, as investors digested the worst retail sales data on record and eyed a speech by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.
London stocks had dipped into the red by midday on Monday as investors continued to mull last week's better-than-expected non-farm payrolls report and looked ahead to some key events later in the week.
London stocks were still slightly lower by midday on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report, with miners and housebuilders under pressure.
London stocks had nudged a touch higher by midday, but trade was quiet and expected to remain that way as US markets will be closed for Independence Day.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Wednesday, with a weaker pound lending support as investors mulled a trio of dismal UK PMIs.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Tuesday as the pound came under pressure after the release of weak UK construction data.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Monday as the pound was hit by weak manufacturing data, while sentiment got a boost from the Sino-US trade truce reached over the weekend.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday as investors mulled over the latest UK GDP figures and looked ahead to this weekend's meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump.
London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Thursday as nerves crept in ahead of the G20 meeting.
London stocks were little changed by midday on Wednesday as investors weighed up signs of progress in Sino-US trade relations against more dovish signals from the Federal Reserve.
London stocks were off lows but still in the red by midday on Tuesday as investors shunned risky assets amid rising geopolitical tensions.
London stocks were still just a touch higher by midday on Monday amid lingering tensions between the US and Iran, and as investors eyed this week's G20 meeting.
London stocks were still a touch higher by midday on Friday, with gold producers and energy shares on the rise but investors cautious amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.
London stocks were still in the green by midday on Thursday after the Bank of England stood pat on interest rates as it highlighted the growing possibility of a no-deal Brexit and cut its forecast for second-quarter growth.