Market Reports Uk
Stocks are trading on a mixed note despite what appears to be positive news regarding both Brexit and US-China trade talks.
Stocks are set for a slightly lower start amid a wave of corporate updates and as traders wait for fresh news out of trade talks in Washington D. C.
London stocks finished with solid gains and near their session highs on Wednesday despite the powerful drag from Sainsbury's after the competition watchdog cast doubt over its merger with Asda, with investors waiting on the release of the Federal Reserve meeting minutes after the close and possible developments from Theresa May's latest talks in Brussels.
London stocks were off earlier highs by midday on Wednesday as Sainsbury’s proved a drag after the competition watchdog cast doubt over its merger with Asda, with investors keeping their powder dry ahead of the Federal Reserve minutes and possible developments from Theresa May’s latest talks in Brussels.
London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday, buoyed by some solid results from Lloyds, as investors eyed developments from Prime Minister Theresa May's latest Brexit mission to Brussels and the release of the latest Federal Reserve minutes.
London stocks were set for a steady start on Wednesday following a mostly muted close on Wall Street, as investors eyed the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve and more Brexit talks between Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
London equities slipped, as investors digested what analysts termed "strong" jobs data but disappointing results from HSBC and the pound snapped higher on reports that the so-called 'Malthouse Compromise', requiring Westminster to renegotiate the Irish backstop or pursue a managed 'no deal' withdrawal from the European Union, was now dead.
London equities retreated further from their recent high as Tuesday wore on, as investors digested jobs data but were disappointed by results from HSBC.
London stocks had another subdued start on Tuesday ahead of jobs data, the reopening of Wall Street after the long weekend and after results from HSBC disappointed.
Little movement is expected from London stocks on Tuesday morning ahead of jobs data, the reopening of Wall Street after the long weekend and after results from HSBC disappointed.
London stocks ended slightly submerged on Monday after ending last week at a high water mark not seen in four months, with pressure coming from a rise in the pound, although the second-tier index put in a solid advance.
London stocks remained slightly submerged by midday on Monday after ending last week with a high water mark not seen in four months, with pressure coming from a rise in the pound.
London stocks got off to an indifferent start on Monday after finishing last week around four-month highs.
London's top flight index is being called to start the session just a tad higher, in what appears will be a calm start to the week, as investors ready themselves for another round of trade talks between the US and China.
London stocks pushed higher on Friday, with sentiment boosted by stronger-than-expected domestic retail sales data and some positive around the ongoing US-China trade talks.
London stocks had pushed higher by midday on Friday, with sentiment boosted by stronger-than-expected domestic retail sales data.
London stocks were steady in early trade on Friday as investors mulled the Commons' rejection of Theresa May's latest Brexit deal and eyed the release of UK retail sales data.
London stocks looked set to edge lower at the open on Friday as investors mulled the Commons' rejection of Theresa May's latest Brexit deal and eyed the latest release of UK retail sales data.
London's FTSE 100 had a shy glance at a four-month high on Valentine's Day Thursday but ended the day pretty much back where it started as encouraging results from the likes of Micro Focus and AstraZeneca were balanced by brooding heavyweight miners and oil producers.
London stocks were still in the green by midday on Thursday, underpinned by solid performances from the likes of Micro Focus and AstraZeneca, although Coca-Cola HBC lost its fizz as it struck a cautious note about the outlook.