Market Report - Midday
London stocks were still flat by midday on Friday as investors weighed up better-than-expected UK GDP data against hawkish Fed comments.
London stocks were still just in the red by midday on Thursday as investors waded through a deluge of corporate news, with updates from Marks & Spencer and Tesco failing to impress.
London stocks were still firmly in the black by midday on Wednesday as investors welcomed less hawkish comments from US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell.
London stocks were still a touch lower by midday on Monday, with housebuilders under the cosh.
London stocks were flat by midday on Friday following heavy losses in the previous session, as investors paused for breath ahead of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London stocks were down but off earlier lows by midday on Thursday, as investors digested hawkish Federal Reserve minutes.
London stocks had ticked a little higher by midday on Wednesday after a flat start, as investors eyed the latest Federal Reserve minutes.
London stocks kicked off the new year in style on Tuesday, with travel shares pacing the gains as investors welcomed signs that Omicron is less severe than previous Covid variants.
London stocks were steady by midday on Thursday in holiday-thinned trade, having hit a 22-month high a day earlier, .
London stocks were still in the black by midday on Wednesday amid hopes that Omicron will be less severe than previous Covid variants, although volumes were thin as many traders remained away from their desks until after the new year.
London stocks had edged a little higher by midday on Thursday, with travel and hospitality issues pacing the advance as worries about the Omicron variant eased, although volumes were light as we head into the Christmas break.
London stocks had pared earlier losses to trade flat by midday on Wednesday as investors digested weaker-than-expected UK growth figures.
London stocks were still firmly in the black by midday on Tuesday, recovering from heavy losses in the previous session after the government held off from introducing further Covid restrictions.
London stocks were off earlier lows but still firmly in the red by midday on Monday, with travel and leisure shares under the cosh amid worries about the spread of Omicron and the imposition of further restrictions.
London stocks were still a little higher by midday on Friday, with the mood underpinned by better-than-expected UK retail sales data, as investors continued to digest recent central bank moves.
London stocks were still in the black by midday on Thursday, while sterling rallied after the Bank of England surprised markets by hiking interest rates by 15 basis points.
London stocks were still a little weaker by midday on Wednesday after data showed that UK inflation surged in November to its highest level in more than a decade.
London stocks were still in the black by midday on Tuesday as investors digested the latest UK jobs data, helped along by a strong showing from Ocado and the mining sector.
London's top-flight index is drifting lower after oil majors BP and Shell turned around and fell, adding to the selling pressure among travel and leisure names.
London stocks had pared earlier small losses to trade flat by midday on Friday, while sterling was weaker as investors digested disappointing UK growth figures.