UK markets opened broadly flat on Monday morning after a surprise trade deficit in China and downward revisions to growth estimates in Japan limited upside on the FTSE 100.
UK markets opened slightly lower on Friday morning ahead of key economic data from the States, with investors awaiting the official US employment report for February.
UK markets opened with decent gains on Thursday as investors assessed the latest developments in Ukraine and awaited a busy day on the macroeconomic front.
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UK markets opened slightly lower on Wednesday morning as investors watched geopolitical developments in Ukraine whilst awaiting a string of important economic data.
UK stocks bounced strongly on Tuesday morning as sentiment recovered after tensions between Ukraine and Russia dragged markets to a two-week low.
UK stocks were sold off sharply on Monday morning on the back of the escalating situation in Ukraine, with investors taking profits after a strong performance over the past month.
The FTSE ignored record gains in the US to inch lower early on, as investors geared up for a data-heavy session and digested another raft of company news.
The FTSE inched into positive territory this morning as strong results from Capita and an upbeat outlook from Whitbread helped offset poor results from RBS.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has made an £8.2bn loss in 2013, as it struggled with the burden of regulatory fines and splitting up the business.
UK stocks started today's session in negative territory, weighed by ex-dividends, a surprise fall by ITV, as well as choppy sessions in both the US and Asia overnight.
The FTSE suffered a bigger-than-predicted decline in opening trade this morning, dragged by a poor performance on the Chinese stock market overnight.
The FTSE 100 reached a 14-year high yesterday while the S&P 500 hit a new record level, lifted by M&A activity.
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Disappointing data out from China overnight pushed the FTSE firmly into the red this morning, as the country's property data revealed a slower-than-expected rise.
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