Market Report - Opening
London stocks rose in early trade on Friday, recovering from losses in the previous session as investors eyed readings on the UK manufacturing and services sectors and continued to keep an eye on trade developments.
London stocks fell in early trade on Thursday, tracking losses in Asia amid conflicting reports about the progress being made in China-US trade talks.
London stocks fell in early trade on Wednesday amid renewed concerns about Sino-US trade relations, while uninspiring results from the likes of Kingfisher and Sage also weighed.
London stocks rose in early trade on Tuesday, with Halma pacing the advance after well-received results, as investors continued to eye China-US trade developments.
Stocks have started the morning slightly higher on the back of news of "constructive" contacts between top US and Chinese trade negotiators at the weekend, although some analysts reacted cautiously to the headlines.
London-listed stocks edged higher at the end of the week after a top White House official told reporters that a US-China trade deal was "near", assuaging investors' concerns of a potential 'false dawn' in negotiations.
London stocks edged lower in early trade on Thursday but luxury fashion brand Burberry surged on the back of well-received interim results.
London stocks fell in early trade, taking their cue from weakness in Asia amid escalating unrest in Hong Kong and after US President Trump's eagerly-awaited speech in New York left investors disappointed.
London stocks edged up in early trade on Tuesday following losses in the previous session, as investors sifted through a raft of corporate news and eyed the release of key UK jobs data.
London stocks fell in early trade on Monday, taking their cue from a downbeat session in Asia as investors eyed the latest UK GDP reading.
London stocks fell in early trade on Friday as optimism over a trade deal between the US and China faded, with British Airways parent IAG among the losers after a disappointing update.
London stocks edged higher in early trade on Thursday amid renewed optimism over a US-China trade deal, as investors waded through an avalanche of corporate releases and eyed the latest policy announcement from the Bank of England.
London stocks nudged lower in early trade, with property stocks under the cosh after a downbeat update from Intu Properties, as investors eyed fresh developments in Sino-US trade relations.
Mining stocks rallied again on Tuesday amid growing optimism over a US-China trade deal, but the Footsie was just a touch higher overall following solid gains in the previous session, as investors awaited the release of key UK services data.
London stocks rose in early trade on Monday, with miners pacing the advance amid growing optimism over a Sino-US trade deal.
London stocks rose in early trade on Friday, recovering some ground after heavy losses in the previous session as investors mulled encouraging Chinese data and looked ahead to the release of UK manufacturing figures and the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
It was shaping up to be a downbeat Halloween session on Thursday, with London stocks in the red following disappointing results from the likes of Shell and Lloyds, as investors mulled the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
London stocks nudged lower in early trade on Wednesday as investors mulled the prospect of a general election before Christmas and looked ahead to a policy announcement by the Federal Reserve.
London stocks edged lower in early trade on Tuesday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to renew his attempts to secure a general election on 12 December.
London stocks fell in early trade on Monday as traders awaited the EU decision on a Brexit extension and a Commons vote on a general election.