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Market Report - Midday
14 Jan
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London midday: Stocks flat as investors mull GDP data, Fed comments

London stocks were still flat by midday on Friday as investors weighed up better-than-expected UK GDP data against hawkish Fed comments.

13 Jan
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London midday: FTSE dips as M&S, Tesco updates fail to dazzle

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.

12 Jan
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London midday: Stocks gain as Powell comments soothe jitters

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.

10 Jan
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London midday: FTSE dips as housebuilders slump on cladding news

London stocks were still a touch lower by midday on Monday, with housebuilders under the cosh.

07 Jan
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London midday: Stocks flat ahead of non-farm payrolls

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.

06 Jan
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London midday: Stocks down but off lows as investors digest Fed minutes

London stocks were down but off earlier lows by midday on Thursday, as investors digested hawkish Federal Reserve minutes.

05 Jan
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London midday: Stocks tick higher as investors eye Fed minutes

London stocks had ticked a little higher by midday on Wednesday after a flat start, as investors eyed the latest Federal Reserve minutes.

04 Jan
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London midday: FTSE extends gains as travel shares rally

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.

30 Dec
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London midday: Stocks steady in thin holiday trade

London stocks were steady by midday on Thursday in holiday-thinned trade, having hit a 22-month high a day earlier, .

29 Dec
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London midday: FTSE hits 22-month high as Omicron fears recede

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.

23 Dec
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London midday: FTSE gains as travel and hospitality shares rally

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.

22 Dec
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London midday: Stocks flat as investors mull GDP

London stocks had pared earlier losses to trade flat by midday on Wednesday as investors digested weaker-than-expected UK growth figures.

21 Dec
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London midday: Stocks maintain gains as housebuilders rally

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.

20 Dec
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London midday: Stocks in the red amid growing worries about Omicron, curbs

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.

17 Dec
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London midday: Stocks maintain gains after retail sales

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.

16 Dec
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London midday: Stocks maintain gains, sterling rallies as BoE hikes rates

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.

15 Dec
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London midday: Stocks a little weaker as investors mull inflation data

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.

14 Dec
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London midday: Stocks maintain gains; Ocado surges

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.

13 Dec
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London midday: Stocks slip as oil majors reverse course, travel names drag

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.

10 Dec
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London midday: FTSE flat as sterling drops on GDP data

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.