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Sector Review
05 Oct
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Sector movers: Oil and Gas paces gains after OPEC+ announces 2.0m b/d output cut

Oil&Gas paced gains in the stockmarket on Wednesday after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its Russian-led allies surprised financial markets with a production cut that was twice what was expected.

03 Oct
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Sector movers: Telecoms, homebuilders pace gains

Interest rate sensitive sectors were topped the leaderboard after the government walked back on a proposed tax cut for top earners.

02 Oct
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Sector movers: Rally in sterling calms jitters, but analysts still mixed in their opinions

Interest rate sensitive segments of the stock market rebounded at the end of the third quarter with market participants somewhat comforted by strength in Sterling, although that took some of the shine off the top-flight index which barely managed to edge into the green.

29 Sep
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Sector movers: Interest rate sensitive sectors drag on market

Interest rate sensitive areas of the market were under pressure on Thursday as Gilts remained under a degree of selling pressure.

27 Sep
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Sector movers: House builders and Real Estate fall sharply

Homebuilders and Real Estate started off the week at the bottom of the pile as the yield on the benchmark 10-year Gilt soared by 45 basis points to 4. 282%, taking it back to levels not seen since late 2008.

24 Sep
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Sector movers: Oilers, miners pummeled as US dollar buying accelerates

Oil and Gas and miners were hit hardest at the end of the week as purchases of US dollars globally accelerated amid a further rise in rate hike bets Stateside.

23 Sep
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Sector movers: Autos and Parts pace losses amid broader weakness in markets

Automobiles and Parts paced losses on the FTSE 350 on Thursday as the heightened tensions from the war in Ukraine from the day before, given the country's importance to the sector's supply chains.

21 Sep
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Sector movers: Homebuilders, Aerospace and Defence pace bounce

Household Goods and Home Construction led a bounce in the UK stock market, even as investors waited on an interest rate decision from the US Federal Reserve after Wednesday's close and another from the Bank of England the next day, together with news of a partial mobilisation of Russia's armed forces.

21 Sep
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Sector movers: Household Goods and Home Construction pummeled as Gilt yields hit highest level in over a decade

Household Goods and Home Construction were pummeled at the start of the week as fixed-income and equity investors played catch-up with the losses seen in other regions over the bank of holiday.

16 Sep
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Sector movers: Banks and Telecoms pace gains

Banks and Telecommunications were among the top performing sectors as the more value-oriented UK stock market outperformed its global peers.

07 Sep
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Sector movers: Miners drag FTSE 350 lower, Electricity and Retail stocks gain

Industrial Metals & Mining fell to the bottom of the leaderboard for the FTSE 350 on Wednesday, following the release of Chinese of foreign trade that economists at Pantheon Macroeconomics said reflected the "dire state" of domestic demand.

05 Sep
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Sector movers: Higher energy prices prove mixed blessing for London shares

London's top-flight index derived some support from an expected corner of the world as Chileans voted by a significant majority at the weekend to reject a proposed new constitution for the Andean country.

30 Aug
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Sector movers: Electricity and Mining shares slump as London traders play catch-up

Electricity stocks and miners' shares dragged on the FTSE 350 as the benchmark played catch up with the selling seen in global markets during the bank holiday the day before.

25 Aug
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Sector movers: Construction and Materials, Miners pace gains

Construction & Materials pace gains on Thursday as building materials manufacturer CRH guided towards a roughly 10% rise in full-year earnings to $5. 5bn, even if against "a continually challenging cost environment".

23 Aug
Sector movers: Defensives sought out amid less certain outlook for inflation and rates

It was all about defensives at the start of the week as Russian state-owned gas giant Gazprom triggered a spike in natural gas prices that hit already wobbly investor sentiment.

20 Aug
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Sector movers: Defensives knocking at technical resistance's door

Interest rate sensitive segments of the FTSE 3500 dragged the index lower at the end of the week, as investors digested a flurry of Fed speakers overnight whose overarching message appeared to be that interest rates would remain higher for longer, although there were slight variations as to just how high.

19 Aug
Sector movers: Oil and Gas, Precious Metals pace gains

Commodity plays fared best on Thursday even as the US dollar continued edging higher on the back of a fresh batch of mostly better-than-expected data.

17 Aug
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Sector movers: Higher-than -expected CPI sparks profit-taking

Cyclical areas of the market such as Autos&Parts and interest-rate sensitive segments such as homebuilders and REITs paced losses on the FTSE 350 following the release of a worse-than-expected reading for UK consumer prices in July.

16 Aug
Sector movers: Defensives sought out after weak data hits Big Oil and Miners

Defensives paced gains at the start of the week following the release of a spate of weak economic data out of China and the US which hit commodity markets and related sectors.

14 Aug
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Sector movers: Stocks slip as US price data provides little relief on this side of the Pond

London listed stocks underperformed most of their peers around the globe on Thursday despite the release of US producer price data showing the first negative monthly reading since April 2020 as energy prices fell back.