Market Report - Midday
London stocks had pared gains by midday on Monday to trade just above the flat line, with Vodafone firmly in the black but miners under the cosh.
London stocks had extended losses by midday on Friday, having taken their cue from a selloff in US tech shares, with tensions between Russia and Ukraine also weighing on the mood.
London stocks had moved into the black by midday on Thursday, with banks pacing the advance after the US Federal Reserve struck a hawkish note overnight.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Wednesday, boosted by a strong performance from the travel sector, as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
London stocks had maintained gains by midday on Tuesday, having taken their opening cue from a positive close on Wall Street, with Royal Mail pacing the advance after a well-received update.
London stocks were firmly in the red by midday on Monday after a survey showed that business growth in the UK slid to an 11-month low in January, while growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine also weighed on sentiment.
London stocks were holding lower come midday amid investors' jitters around the prospects for policy tightening by the US central bank and after the Office of National Statistics reported that UK retail sales cratered at the end of 2021.
London stocks had pared earlier losses to trade just a touch lower by midday on Thursday, as investors digested news that China had cut lending rates.
London stocks had turned higher by midday on Wednesday, helped along by well-received updates from the likes of Pearson and Burberry, as data showed that UK inflation jumped to its highest level in nearly three decades in December.
London stocks were still in the red by midday on Tuesday amid rising bond yields, as investor digested the latest UK jobs data.
London stocks were still in the black by midday on Monday, with pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline pacing the advance after it confirmed it had rejected an offer from Unilever for its consumer healthcare arm.
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.