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Market Report - Opening
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London open: Stocks rise amid relief over Trump statement

London stocks rose in early trade on Monday, with investors relieved that US President Donald Trump did not announce more drastic measures against China in his news conference last week.

29 May
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London open: Stocks fall as jitters set in ahead of Trump conference

London stocks fell in early trade on Friday amid growing tensions between the US and China.

28 May
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London open: Stocks edge higher but Hong Kong tensions weigh

London stocks edged higher in early trade on Thursday as optimism over lockdown easing was tempered by growing tensions in Hong Kong.

27 May
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London open: Stocks rise despite Hong Kong tensions

London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday as optimism over lockdown easing and a stimulus package for the European Union helped to offset concerns about tensions in Hong Kong.

26 May
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London open: FTSE rallies as travel stocks shine

London equity markets rose in early trade on Tuesday, with travel stocks pacing the advance as investors welcomed an easing of lockdown measures and travel restrictions.

22 May
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London open: Stocks fall amid Hong Kong worries

London stocks fell in early trade on Friday, taking their cue from a weak Asian session on news that Beijing is planning to impose a new security law on Hong Kong.

21 May
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London open: Stocks fall as Sino-US relations sour, new Covid cases rise

London stocks fell in early trade on Thursday as growing tensions between the US and China and a rise in new coronavirus cases weighed on sentiment.

20 May
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London open: Stocks edge lower as Covid vaccine hopes fade

London stocks edged lower in early trade on Wednesday as investors mulled the latest UK inflation data and as disappointment set in over a potential coronavirus vaccine.

19 May
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London open: Stocks edge up as travel sector rallies; unemployment claims surge

London stocks were a little firmer in early trade on Tuesday as investors weighed up a massive jump in UK unemployment claims against hopes of a coronavirus vaccine and optimism over lockdown easing, which continued to underpin the travel sector.

18 May
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London open: Miners, energy shares pace gains as stocks rally

London stocks rose in early trade on Monday, boosted by strength in the energy and mining sectors, amid optimism over lockdown easing and after the US Federal Reserve chair hinted at more ammunition to combat the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

15 May
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London open: Stocks rise after better-than-expected China factory data

London stocks rose in early trade on Friday, recovering from heavy losses in the previous session as investors welcomed a rebound in Chinese industrial production.

14 May
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London open: Stocks retreat amid Covid-19 second wave worries

London stocks fell in early trade on Thursday as investors fretted about a second wave of coronavirus infections, a UK recession and souring Sino-US relations.

13 May
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London open: Stocks fall as dire UK GDP, second wave fears weigh

London stocks fell in early trade on Wednesday as worries about a second wave of coronavirus infections and dire UK GDP data dented sentiment.

12 May
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London open: Stocks rise as Standard Life, Vodafone rally

London stocks rose in early trade on Tuesday, shaking off opening losses and helped along by a strong showing from the likes of Standard Life and Vodafone.

11 May
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London open: Stocks rise as investors cheer lockdown easing

London stocks rose in early trade on Monday as investors welcomed lockdown easing.

07 May
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London open: Stocks edge up amid lockdown easing hopes; BoE stands pat

London stocks edged higher in early trade on Thursday amid lockdown easing hopes, as investors mulled the latest policy announcement from the Bank of England.

06 May
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London open: Stocks little changed ahead of construction PMI; Ocado rallies

London stocks were little changed in early trade on Wednesday following solid gains in the previous session, as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK construction sector and key US jobs data.

05 May
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London open: Stocks rally ahead of services PMI

London stocks rose in early trade on Tuesday, boosted by a strong showing from oil giants BP and Shell, as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK services sector.

04 May
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London open: Stocks fall amid souring Sino-US relations

London stocks fell in early trade on Monday amid souring relations between the US and China.

01 May
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London open: Stocks slump ahead of manufacturing data

London stocks fell in early trade on Friday, with miners pacing the decline as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK manufacturing sector.