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FTSE bucks downward trend

While globally markets have largely fallen, the FTSE 100 has managed to buck the downward trend.

It's ended the day slightly higher, closing 0.07% at 7333.90. The rise will have been helped by the pound's fall. Many of the international firms listed earn revenues in dollars, meaning a weaker pound can be favourable to them.

In contrast, the FTSE 250 ended lower, dropping 0.64% to 19,312.38.

BreakingFTSE opens positively

The FTSE 100 opened this morning at 7,337.67, up 26.79 or 0.37%.

Meanwhile the FTSE 250 opened at 19,420.79, up 85.20 or 0.44%.

London ends lower

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London shares have ended lower, as European markets saw a day of gloom after Google and other US firms announced that they would no longer supply Huawei, signalling that the US-China trade war would be unlikely to be resolved soon.

The FTSE 100 closed 37.7 points or 0.5% down to 7,310.88. Top of the losers is Coca-Cola, which fell 6.4% to £26.81 after dropping plans to re-franchise its Africa bottling business CCBA.

The FTSE 250 ended 163 points or 0.8% lower to 19,335.59. Merlin Entertainments heads the losers, falling 6.7% to 349.9p after HSBC analysts downgraded its shares from "buy" to "reduce", saying that the theme park owner's outlook would be just "okay" in 2019 as it recovers from multiple headwinds over the last few years.

FTSE flat on opening

The FTSE 100 has started the week up 5.33, or 0.07%, at 7,354.35.

The FTSE 250 has slipped 24.16, or 0.12%, to 19,473.47

London ends higher

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London shares have ended higher, joining European markets in focusing optimistically on the possibility that the US will delay implementing tariffs on automobiles.

The FTSE 100 closed 56.6 points or 0.8% ahead to 7,353.51, led by British financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown, which rose 3.8% to £24.33 after reporting a 6% rise in revenues for the first quarter of 2019, despite lower share trading volumes.

The FTSE 250 ended 160.9 points or 0.8% up to 19,530.65. Top of the winners was biotechnology firm Genus, which jumped 14% to £28.84 after announcing a new deal to bring virus-resistant pigs produced from edited genes to China.

London closes ahead

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London shares have closed higher, aided by positive Eurozone data and a sliding pound due to continued Brexit chaos.

The FTSE 100 ended 55.4 points or 0.8% ahead at 7,296.95, led by Auto Trader Group, which rose 3.8% to 591.4p.

The FTSE 250 closed just 2.4 points or 0.01% up at 19,369.77. Top of the winners was drug maker Indivior, which jumped 16.6% to 52.8p after three executives spent £76,140 in buying shares in the firm.

London ends higher

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London shares have ended higher, due to enthusiam for mining stocks combined with positive UK jobs and earnings figures.

The FTSE 100 closed 78 points or 1% ahead to 7,241.60, led by Spirax-Sarco Engineering, which climbed 4.4% to £84.15. The steam management systems manufacturer announced the completion of its acqusition of French rival Thermocoax on Monday.

The FTSE 250 ended 240.5 points or 1.3% up to 19,367.42. Top of the winners was Greggs, which soared 15% to £20.60 after reporting its fourth rise in profits in five months and upgrading its full-year expectations.

BreakingFTSE climbs on opening

The FTSE 100 has opened at 7,187.26, up 23.58 or 0.33%.

Meanwhile the FTSE 250 is also positive at 19,196.79, up 69.91 or 0.37%.

FTSE closes lower

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Trading on the London stock market has now closed for the day and the FTSE 100 index ended down 0.87% at 7,207.41.

The FTSE 250 index closed down 1.26% at 19,285.58.

London ends slightly higher

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London shares have ended slightly ahead, as some investors welcomed indications from the White House that the US could be closer to reaching at trade deal with China, while others remained wary.

The FTSE 100 closed 10.5 points or 0.2% higher to 7,271.00, led by Micro Focus International, which rose 3.9% to £18.12.

The FTSE 250 closed 66.2 points or 0.3% up to 19,531.91. Top of the winners is Sirius Minerals, which jumped 6% to 16p after Norway's sovereign wealth fund bought a 3.5% stake in the firm.