Market Report - Midday
London stocks were still lower by midday on Friday, with banks pacing the decline after first-quarter earnings from NatWest failed to impress.
London stocks were a smidgen lower by midday on Thursday amid a deluge of corporate earnings, as worries about the banking sector continued to play on investors’ minds and ahead of key US GDP and jobs data.
London stocks were still in the red by midday on Wednesday after disappointing results from First Republic sent shares on Wall Street sliding, but losses were capped by strength in the housebuilding sector and well-received results from Microsoft and Alphabet.
London stocks were still lower by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK borrowing figures and results from the likes of AB Foods and Whitbread, ahead of key US tech earnings.
London stocks were flat by midday on Monday, with investors cautious ahead of big US tech results and UK earnings later in the week.
London stocks were still steady by midday on Friday as investors mulled a raft of UK data, including disappointing retail sales.
London stocks were still a touch lower by midday on Thursday as investors waded through a raft of corporate news.
London stocks were still lower by midday on Wednesday after data showed that UK inflation fell less than expected last month as record food prices continued to mount, raising rate hike expectations.
London stocks were trading slightly higher come midday, underpinned by solid updates from the likes of Entain and easyJet, as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data and better-than-expected Chinese GDP figures.
London stocks were still in the black by midday on Monday, with sentiment boosted by a flurry of deal news.
London stocks were still firmer by midday on Friday, with sentiment lifted by a cooler-than-expected US inflation print, as investors eyed US retail sales and bank earnings.
London stocks were still flat by midday on Thursday after data showed that the UK economy stagnated in February as strikes dented productivity.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Wednesday as investors eyed a key US inflation reading and the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve.
London stocks were still firmer by midday on Tuesday as traders returned to their desks after the long Easter weekend, with mining stocks pacing the gains.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Thursday as investors mulled UK construction and house price data, and looked ahead to key US jobs figures.
London stocks had risen by midday on Wednesday as investors digested an encouraging reading on the UK services sector, although worries about a US slowdown continued to play on investors’ minds.
London stocks had pared earlier gains to trade just a touch higher by midday on Tuesday, as investors mulled the latest policy announcement from the Reserve Bank of Australia.
London stocks were still firmly in the black by midday on Monday, with energy heavyweights boosted by surging oil prices.