MARKET REPORTS UK
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
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
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
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
London midday: Stocks hold onto small gains as pound dips after UK GDP data
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London stocks were holding onto small gains by midday, while the pound ticked lower as it emerged that the UK economy grew less than initially estimated in the first quarter.

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25 May
London open: Stocks little changed ahead of GDP data
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London stocks were little changed in early trade as investors digested the latest Federal Reserve minutes and awaited first-quarter economic growth data for the UK.

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25 May
London pre-open: Stocks seen higher; Q1 GDP eyed
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London stocks were set for a firmer open on Thursday, taking their cue from positive sessions in the US and Asia as investors digested the latest Federal Reserve minutes and awaited first-quarter economic growth data for the UK.

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24 May
London close: FTSE wanders to positive close ahead of Fed minutes
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Stocks in London wandered to a positive close on Wednesday as investors embraced a raft of corporate news, and as the market looked to this evening's Federal Reserve minutes release.

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24 May
London midday: Stocks edge up ahead of FOMC minutes; M&S rebounds
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London stocks nudged higher by noon on Wednesday as investors sifted through a raft of corporate news and looked ahead to the release of Federal Reserve minutes, although a downgrade of China’s credit rating weighed on the mining sector.

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24 May
London open: Stocks little changed but miners drop after China downgrade
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London stocks were little changed in early trade as investors sifted through a raft of corporate news and digested a downgrade of China’s credit rating.

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24 May
London pre-open: Stocks seen touch higher; FOMC minutes eyed
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London stocks were set for a marginally firmer open on Wednesday, taking their cue from a positive finish on Wall Street.

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23 May
London close: FTSE 100 limps to mildly lower close after Manchester terror attack
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London stocks limped to a mildly lower close as a sombre UK came to terms with the deadly suicide bomb attack in Manchester last night.

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23 May
London midday: Stocks hold onto small gains despite Manchester attack
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London stocks were holding in the green by midday, although gains were muted after a suicide bomb attack at a concert in Manchester on Monday evening left 22 people dead and 59 injured.

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23 May
London open: Stocks nudge higher despite tragic Manchester attack
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London stocks nudged higher in early trade even as investors digested news of a suspected terror attack at a concert in Manchester on Monday evening that left 22 people dead and more than 50 injured.

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23 May
London pre-open: Stocks seen touch higher as investors digest Manchester Arena attack
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London stocks were set to open just a touch higher as investors digested news of a suspected terror attack at a concert in Manchester on Monday evening that has left 22 people dead and more than 50 injured.

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22 May
London close: FTSE 100 jabs higher as retail rebounds, sterling weakens
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Equities in London went for a jog higher on Monday, helped mostly by rebounding retail stocks and sterling weakness, the latter on the back of UK political turmoil surrounding the election and Brexit coming to the fore.

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22 May
London midday: Stocks maintain gains as Tory climbdown on social care hits pound
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London stocks were holding onto gains by midday as the pound took a hit from domestic political turmoil after Prime Minister Theresa May was forced into a humiliating climbdown over her so-called 'dementia tax' manifesto policy less than a week after it was unveiled.

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22 May
London open: Stocks edge up as pound loses ground on Brexit news
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London stocks edged higher in early trade, helped along by weakness in the pound, which fell after Brexit Secretary David Davis warned that Britain will walk out of Brexit talks if the EU demands €100bn to leave.

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22 May
London pre-open: FTSE seen higher as Trump remains in focus
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London stocks were set for a firmer open on Monday, taking their cue from a mostly positive session in Asia, with investors keeping an eye on the US as Donald Trump’s inaugural trip abroad gets underway.

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