Market Report - Midday
London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Monday amid worries about Sino-US trade relations and signs that the eurozone economy is stalling, although holiday firm TUI bucked the trend after rival Thomas Cook collapsed.
London stocks had popped into the green by midday on Friday as sterling came off its highs amid mixed messages about the progress being made in Brexit negotiations.
London stocks were holding on to gains by midday on Thursday as the Bank of England stood pat on interest rates.
London stocks were still a touch higher by midday on Wednesday as investors mulled UK inflation data and looked ahead to the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
London stocks had popped into the green by midday on Tuesday as sterling lost ground, but investors remained cautious amid ongoing geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.
London stocks were still a little weaker by midday on Monday amid heightened geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and following the release of disappointing Chinese data, although strength in the energy sector kept a cap on losses.
London equity markets were still in the red by midday on Friday as sterling rallied, with internationally-exposed stocks suffering the brunt of the losses.
London stocks were hugging the flatline by midday on Thursday as investors awaited the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank, amid signs that trade tensions between the US and China are easing.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Wednesday, with deal news providing an added boost as worries about Sino-US trade relations eased.
London stocks had pared losses by midday on Tuesday thanks to a strong showing from the banking sector, as investors digested weak Chinese data and a mixed reading on the UK labour market.
London stocks had turned lower by midday on Monday as sterling got a lift from better-than-expected growth figures and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would "overwhelmingly" prefer a Brexit deal with the EU.
London stocks had flattened out by midday on Friday as investors refrained from making any big bets either way ahead of the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London stocks had fallen further into the red by midday on Thursday, underperforming European markets as sterling ticked above $1. 23 following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's triple defeat in parliament.
London stocks were off earlier highs but still in the green by midday on Wednesday, with Prudential and Standard Chartered pacing the gains as worries about unrest in Hong Kong receded, while the pound rallied as MPs prepared to vote on a bill to block a no-deal Brexit.
London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Tuesday even as the pound languished at post-referendum lows.
Stocks raced higher at the start of the week after the Prime Minister surprised financial markets yet again, threatening to unseat any MP who sided with Jeremy Corbyn to stop a 'no deal' Brexit and sending the pound immediately lower.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday amid optimism that trade relations between the US and China are improving.
London stocks had pushed firmly into the green by midday on Thursday amid signs that trade tensions between the US and China were easing.
London stocks had turned higher by midday on Wednesday, outperforming European peers as sterling slumped on news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to suspend parliament.
London stocks were still in the red by midday on Tuesday as sterling gained ground.