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Shares up but pound weaker as Tory leadership fight approaches first round

London shares were higher this morning but sterling lost ground as the fight to replace Theresa May as leader of the governing Conservative Party shifted up a gear.

Dan Atkinson
London stock exchange
London shares higher despite Tory Party hammering in European elections

Stock markets have brushed off the disastrous result for the ruling Conservative Party in European Parliamentary elections, but sterling was lower across the board. Attention now shifts to the question of who will succeed Prime Minister Theresa May by winning the leadership contest.

Dan Atkinson
London markets shrug off Brexit deadlock as question of European elections looms

The pound and share prices were resilient this morning despite continuing deadlock over the shape of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Generally cheery markets in the City contrasted with gloom in the political capital, Westminster.

Dan Atkinson
Sterling higher as cross-party Brexit talks continue

The pound strengthened on foreign exchanges this morning as the government and the opposition Labour Party prepared for Brexit discussions to continue over Easter. Cabinet Office minister David Lidington has said both sides will “take stock” ten days from now.

Dan Atkinson
Markets mixed as Brexit endgame looms

Share prices have started the week with a spring in their step despite huge uncertainties surrounding the course of Brexit. The pound was weaker on foreign exchanges as Prime Minister Theresa May sought to rally support for her withdrawal deal.

Dan Atkinson
Sterling and shares pepped up by Brexit optimism

The prospect of an agreement in Parliament on the British government’s Brexit deal seems to have cheered markets. Sterling and share prices are trading higher than they were a month ago, despite short-term ups and downs.

Dan Atkinson
Markets mixed as Brexit outcome mired in uncertainty

The Brexit picture has been further clouded by a split in the opposition Labour Party and a looming vote on whatever deal the government can bring back from Brussels. But the pound is generally stronger against major currencies and the blue-chip FTSE 100 Index is higher than it was a month ago.

Dan Atkinson
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Shares higher, pound down as Theresa May talks up Brexit hopes

London stock markets were higher today as Prime Minister Theresa May flew to Northern Ireland to say she can get an agreement to a deal that suits the province. But sterling was lower after a disappointing survey of the services industry.

Dan Atkinson
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Shares and sterling ride out latest Brexit turmoil

As Parliament debates amendments to the government’s European Union withdrawal legislation, the pound and domestic shares held their own on financial markets. But that could quickly change if legislative deadlock turns into a constitutional crisis.

Dan Atkinson
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Markets mixed ahead of crunch Brexit vote

Shares and the pound sent mixed signals this morning ahead of a critical Brexit vote in Parliament later today. There are fears that the expected rejection by MPs of the government’s proposed Brexit deal could spark a constitutional crisis.

Dan Atkinson
Brexit impact on financial markets

With Britain set to leave the European Union on 29 March, with or without a deal, only one thing is clear: there is much uncertainty surrounding financial markets.

Drew McConville
Blue chips and sterling shrug off Brexit vote worries

With 15 January 2019 confirmed as the date for a Parliamentary vote on the government’s Brexit deal, the FTSE 100 index was higher this morning and sterling gained ground against the euro. But fears remain that rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals could trigger a constitutional crisis.

Dan Atkinson
Brexit 50/50: Take advantage of Brexit volatility

Catch up with the latest rates of Brexit 50/50 indices at Capital.com and take advantage of Brexit volatility.

Alexandra Pankratyeva
Sterling gold price reflects UK political woes

Sterling has lost 5% against gold during the past month as Brexit-related political problems have threatened a constitutional crisis. Amid reports of panic buying in the UK, the price in terms of British pounds has soared.

Dan Atkinson
Brexit update: Tory MPs trigger no confidence vote

Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 committee, confirmed on Wednesday morning that he has received at least 48 letters from Conservative MPs calling for a vote of no confidence.

Drew McConville
FTSE 100 rises on US-China trade talks

The pound fell on news that Prime Minister Theresa May could face a vote of no confidence.

Capital.com News
Pound and shares higher as Theresa May seeks to salvage Brexit deal

Sterling bounced off its lows yesterday as Theresa May mounted a rescue operation after pulling a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal. The prime minister is meeting European leaders and officials seeking “clarifications” that may satisfy her critics.

Dan Atkinson
PM calls off vote on Brexit deal

Commons vote deferred to allow appeal to the European Union over the Irish backstop.

Drew McConville
Pound lower as ministers drum up support for Brexit deal

Ministers are touring the UK to bolster support for the government’s Brexit deal ahead of a key vote on Tuesday. Sterling was lower this morning, while London stock markets mirrored buoyant trading on continental exchanges.

Dan Atkinson
Brexit debacle sees stocks lower, but the pound strengthens

Government defeats in Parliament over its Brexit legislation were followed by lower share prices in London. But worse may be to come in the event of a full-scale constitutional crisis.

Dan Atkinson
Sterling has topsy turvy day as Brexit papers unleashed on markets

The pound was up 0.5% versus the US dollar to 1.280 US dollars.

Capital.com News
Top shares defy Brexit turmoil but sterling lower

London’s blue-chip share index was higher this morning despite deepening uncertainty about the Brexit process. But sterling was down, as were domestic UK stocks, suggesting the drawn-out UK departure is taking its toll on financial markets.

Dan Atkinson
Markets rise on possibility Theresa May could get Brexit deal approved

The FTSE 100 closed 1.2% higher

Capital.com News
Brexit stress tests for hardy traders

Traders who thrive on stress and anxiety are in for a treat during the next 12 months as Britain’s tortuous departure from the European Union promises endless market turbulence. No-one can see the future, but there are some principles that ought to help traders navigate the choppy waters ahead.

Dan Atkinson
UK should maintain closest possible ties with EU, says think tank

The OECD said a no-deal Brexit scenario could wipe off more than 2% from UK growth over two years.

Capital.com News
Weaker pound suppresses growth in UK dividends

It was a record quarter for global payouts.

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Pound steadies after biggest sell-off since 2016

Sterling rose against the US dollar and euro, but FTSE 100 financial stocks remained under pressure.

Capital.com News
Government resignations spark pound sell-off

Sterling fell sharply against most major currencies, dropping 1.5% to 1.28 US dollars and 1.4% to 1.13 euro.

Capital.com News
Pound and shares up on Brexit talks optimism

Reports that the UK was “almost within touching distance” of a Brexit deal buoyed sterling and London stock prices this morning. But sticking points remain and the clock is ticking ahead of the 14 November deadline.

Dan Atkinson
Sterling and shares resilient at start of crunch Brexit week

The pound and London share prices were sanguine this morning ahead of a key Brexit Cabinet meeting tomorrow. But a UK-EU deal is far from certain with major issues unresolved.

Dan Atkinson

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