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Market Report - Opening
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London open: Stocks steady ahead of UK jobs data; Burberry rallies

London stocks were steady in early trade on Tuesday as investors eyed the release of key UK jobs data.

15 Jul
London open: Stocks edge up as investors mull China data; US earnings season eyed

London stocks nudged up in early trade on Monday as investors mulled mixed Chinese economic data and looked ahead to the start of the US earnings season.

12 Jul
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London open: Stocks gain despite concern US might intervene in FX markets

Stocks in London have started the session trading higher on the back of a record close overnight on the Dow Jones Industrials and continued hopes of looser central bank policies, with global trade still very much in focus.

11 Jul
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London open: Stocks up as traders mull possibility of 50 point cut by the Fed

Shares in London are moving slightly higher in early trading, tracking gains made by stocks overnight on Wall Street after the head of the US central bank signalled that interest rate cuts were indeed on the table, leaving traders wondering if even a 50 basis point reduction might be possible at the end of the month.

10 Jul
London open: Stocks nudge down ahead of data slew, Powell testimony

London stocks nudged down in early trade on Wednesday as investors eyed a slew of UK data releases, a testimony by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell and minutes from the latest Fed meeting.

09 Jul
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London open: Stocks edge lower ahead of Powell speech

London stocks edged lower in early trade on Tuesday as investors eyed a speech by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.

08 Jul
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London open: Stocks steady ahead of busy week

London stocks were steady in early trade on Monday as investors continued to mull last week's better-than-expected non-farm payrolls report and looked ahead to some key events later in the week.

05 Jul
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London open: Stocks edge lower ahead of payrolls; miners slump

London stocks edged lower in early trade on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report, with miners under pressure.

04 Jul
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London open: Stocks subdued; Burberry rallies on upgrade

London stocks were steady in early trade on Thursday following solid gains the previous day, with a relatively quiet session expected as US markets will be closed for Independence Day.

03 Jul
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London open: Weaker pound underpins stocks as investors eye services data

London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday, underpinned by a weaker pound, as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK services sector, particularly after this week's dismal manufacturing and construction figures.

02 Jul
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London open: Stocks edge higher as Sino-US trade talks remain in focus

London stocks rose in early trade on Tuesday, but gains were unspectacular as initial enthusiasm over the Sino-US trade truce agreed over the weekend gave way to some doubts.

01 Jul
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London open: Stocks rally on Sino-US trade hopes; Future surges

London stocks rose sharply in early trade on Monday amid renewed optimism over Sino-US trade relations, after the two nations agreed a truce over the weekend.

28 Jun
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London open: Stocks nudge up as investors eye Xi-Trump meeting

London stocks ticked just a touch higher in early trade on Friday, with investors erring on the side of caution ahead of this weekend's meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump.

27 Jun
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London open: Stocks steady as investors eye G20; Kingfisher rallies on CEO appointment

London stocks were steady in early trade on Thursday as investors erred on the side of caution ahead of the upcoming G20 meeting.

26 Jun
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London open: Stocks nudge lower as traders eye G20; US rate cut expectations tempered

London stocks nudged lower in early trade on Wednesday as investors grew increasingly jittery ahead of this week's G20 meeting and after Federal Reserve officials tempered expectations of a rate cut.

25 Jun
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London open: Stocks drop as US imposes sanctions on Iran

London stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday as investors shunned risky assets after the US imposed sanctions on Iran.

24 Jun
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London open: Stocks edge up amid ongoing US-Iran tensions, ahead of G20

London stocks rose in early trade on Monday but gains were muted amid lingering tensions between the US and Iran, and as investors eyed this week's G20 meeting.

21 Jun
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London open: Stocks nudge higher amid escalating Middle East tensions

London stocks nudged tentatively higher in early trade on Friday following a solid performance on Wall Street, with the mood tempered somewhat by escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

20 Jun
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London open: Stocks rise after dovish Fed; BoE announcement eyed

London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday as a dovish tone from the Federal Reserve overnight spurred hopes of a rate cut, and as investors looked ahead to the latest policy announcement from the Bank of England.

19 Jun
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London open: Stocks steady as investors eye inflation figures, Fed announcement

London stocks were steady in early trade on Wednesday as investors eyed the latest UK inflation data and a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.