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26 May
London close: Sterling slump after surprise election poll result shoves FTSE higher
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Stocks in London got an unexpected shove higher on Friday as a new election poll revealed a narrowing Tory lead over Labour, causing sterling to sour and helping the FTSE advance.

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26 May
FX round-up: Sterling takes big slides lower on UK election uncertainty
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Sterling took big slides lower on most major crosses Friday as political uncertainty surrounding the upcoming UK general election sparked a wave of selling.

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26 May
Solar energy supplying one-quarter of UK electricity demand as sun shines
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Rare good weather in Britain on Friday led to solar panels supplying one-quarter of the UK demand for electricity for the first time, according to the National Grid.

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26 May
FTSE 250 movers: Restaurant Group gains on update; Petrofac slumps again
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London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 2% to 20,012. 52 in afternoon trade, breaching the 20,000 mark for the first time ever.

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26 May
Commodities: Crude rises, but may well face choppy trading ahead
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At face value crude oil futures appeared to be doing well on Friday afternoon, but the modest rises in both WTI and Brent are off the back of yesterday's Opec-driven plunge and may well foreshadow choppy sessions ahead.

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26 May
US durable goods orders fall by less than expected in April
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Durable goods orders fell by less than was expected in April but the underlying data pointed to weak investment.

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26 May
FTSE 100 movers: Informa gains on Q1; RBS hit by court case news
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London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 5% to 7,551. 20 in afternoon trade, hitting a new record on Friday as the pound lost ground after the latest poll showed the Tory lead over Labour narrowing.

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26 May
US consumer sentiment ticks up in May

Consumer sentiment in the US improved a touch in May from the month before, although not as much as initially estimated, according to final figures from the University of Michigan.

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26 May
US GDP grows more quickly than expected in the first quarter
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America's economy grew more quickly than expected at the start of the year amid a large increase in investment, revised data showed.

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26 May
London midday: Stocks edge higher as pound drops after election poll gap narrows
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London stocks had edged higher by midday, boosted by a weaker pound as the first poll since the Manchester bomb attack showed the Tory lead over Labour narrowing.

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26 May
Jared Kushner reportedly the new focus of Russia investigation
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Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's conversations with Russian officials during last year’s presidential election campaign have allegedly become the focus of the FBI probe into alleged Russia links.

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26 May
London open: Stocks flat, pound loses ground as Tory lead over Labour narrows
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London stocks were steady in early trade while the pound lost ground as the first poll since the Manchester bomb attack showed the Tory lead over Labour narrowing.

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26 May
London pre-open: Stocks seen flat ahead of Bank Holiday
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London stocks were set for a flat open on Friday following mixed cues from the US and Asia, with volumes likely to be lighter than usual as we head into the Bank Holiday weekend.

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25 May
FX round-up: Sterling's flirtations with $1.30 denied by UK growth disappointment
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Sterling's flirtations with convincingly crossing the $1. 30 resistance mark were dealt a blow by disappointing UK first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth data out this morning.

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25 May
London close: FTSE mired in range trade as oil majors drop after Opec pledge
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Shares in London flickered around their starting levels for most of the day, mimicking the disappointing pattern of range-bound trade also seen among Europe's main indices.

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25 May
Trump meets with EU leaders as Russia proves stumbling block
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US President Donald Trump met with several European leaders in Brussels on Thursday as a NATO summit got underway in the Belgian capital.

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25 May
FTSE 250 movers: Wizz Air flies higher on results; Petrofac gushes lower again

London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 1% to 19,959. 57 in afternoon trade.

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25 May
Commodities: Crude futures fall as Opec extends curbs by nine months
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Crude futures dived into the red Thursday as Opec extended its output cuts for a further nine months and into March 2018, sparking a quick round of profit taking and disappointing some in the market who wanted more.

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25 May
FTSE 100 movers: 3i boosted by Canaccord note; BT hit by Exane downgrade
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London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 1% to 7,523. 06 in afternoon trade as investors digested news that the UK economy grew less than expected in the first quarter.

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25 May
Weekly US jobless claims hold near multi-decade lows
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One of the most closely-followed gauges of the health of the US labour market remained near multi-decade lows last week.

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