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Market Report - Midday
21 Mar
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London midday: Miners lift FTSE 100 but mid-caps slide

London's blue chips climbed higher on the back of gains for resources companies and a fall in the pound on Thursday amid increased Brexit uncertainty, which saw pressure on the more domestically flavoured mid-cap index.

20 Mar
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London midday: Stocks down but off lows as miners continue to weigh

London stocks were off earlier lows but still in the red by midday on Wednesday, with miners pacing the decline amid fresh concerns about Sino-US trade relations.

19 Mar
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London midday: Investors pick up unloved UK stocks despite Brexit uncertainty

London stocks are continuing to push higher, with Ocado leading the gains after a well-received trading statement and on the back of figures showing a drop in the rate of unemployment to its lowest level since 1975.

18 Mar
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London midday: Stocks extend gains as miners rally, pound slips

London stocks had extended gains by midday on Monday, helped along by a weaker pound and a strong performance from the mining sector as Theresa May made a last-ditch attempt to garner support for her Brexit deal from Northern Ireland's DUP.

15 Mar
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London midday: Stocks push higher on Brexit delay, Sino-US trade progress

London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday as investors took heart from the latest Brexit developments in Parliament and signs of progress in Sino-US relations.

14 Mar
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London midday: Stocks push higher as sterling drops ahead of Brexit delay vote

London stocks extended gains by midday on Thursday, helped along by a weaker pound as investors continued to mull over the chaotic parliamentary events of the previous night and looked ahead to a vote on whether to delay the Brexit deadline.

13 Mar
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London midday: Stocks steady ahead of Spring Statement; sterling rallies

London stock markets were eerily calm by midday on Wednesday, treading water ahead of the Spring Statement as sterling gained amid hopes of an extension to Article 50.

12 Mar
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London midday: Stocks turn higher as pound tumbles on Cox's backstop opinion

London's financial markets were all caught up in the latest twists and turns of the Brexit saga on Tuesday, with stocks reversing earlier losses as sterling tumbled after attorney general Geoffrey Cox gave his legal opinion the Irish backstop.

11 Mar
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London midday: Stocks maintain gains as Brexit worries weigh on sterling

London stocks were maintaining gains by midday on Monday as Brexit uncertainty weighed on the pound.

08 Mar
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London midday: Stocks maintain losses as miners hit by China trade figures

London stocks were still weaker by midday on Friday, with miners under the cosh following the release of disappointing Chinese trade data, while weak German industrial figures also weighed, as investors eyed the release of the latest non-farm payrolls report.

07 Mar
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London midday: Stocks maintain losses as ex-divs weigh; Melrose bucks trend

A large number of stocks going ex-dividend took its toll on London equity markets on Thursday, with disappointing earnings from the likes of NMC Health, Aviva and Admiral adding to the downside as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank.

06 Mar
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London midday: Stocks flutter higher as Paddy Power surges

London equity markets had maintained modest gains by midday on Wednesday, helped along by a stellar performance from Paddy Power Betfair and strength in the tobacco sector, but with Brexit and Sino-US trade worries limiting the upside.

05 Mar
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London midday: Stocks maintain modest gains as investors mull services data

London stocks were still moderately higher by midday on Tuesday, helped along by strong performances from the likes of Vodafone and GVC as investors mulled the latest reading on the UK services sector and a downgrade of China's economic growth target for this year.

04 Mar
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London midday: Stocks extend gains as sterling slips on construction data

London stocks had pushed further into the green by midday on Monday as sterling eased back against the dollar after the release of weak UK construction data, with sentiment underpinned by growing optimism about a trade deal between the US and China.

01 Mar
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London midday: Stocks push higher as WPP rallies on results, sterling slips

London stocks pushed a little further into the green by midday on Friday as investors cheered better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing figures and mulled over a series of UK data releases, with WPP leading the charge on well-received results.

28 Feb
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London midday: Stocks maintain losses after weak China data

London stocks were still in the red by midday on Thursday as investors mulled weak Chinese factory data and an abrupt end to the Trump-Kim denuclearisation summit.

27 Feb
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London midday: Stocks fall further as sterling tops $1.33 on Brexit hopes

London stocks fell further into the red by midday on Wednesday as sterling pushed to a seven-month high against the dollar and 21-month high versus the euro amid expectations that a no-deal Brexit will be avoided.

26 Feb
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London midday: Stocks wallow as pound surges; Ocado flies on M&S tie-up

London stocks were still firmly in the red by midday on Tuesday, dragged lower by a stronger pound as investors grew increasingly hopeful that a 'no deal' Brexit can be avoided.

25 Feb
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London midday: Stocks pare gains as housebuilders weigh

London stocks had pared earlier gains by midday on Monday despite growing optimism over Sino-US trade relations, hampered by weakness in the housebuilding sector and worries about Brexit.

22 Feb
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London midday: Stocks extend gains amid Sino-US trade hopes; miners rally

London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday, helped along by strength in the mining sector and well-received results from Pearson, amid growing optimism over Sino-US trade talks.