After a strong start on Wednesday morning, mining stocks were in the red by the end of the session as declining manufacturing figures from the world's two largest economies worsened the demand outlook for commodities. [1 May '13]
The FTSE 100 was taking advantage of low volumes on Wednesday morning, registering decent gains by lunchtime as other stock markets across Europe remained closed for the May Day public holiday. [1 May '13]
A slowdown in Chinese manufacturing growth didn't have too much of an effect on stock markets on Wednesday morning as traders showed optimism in anticipation of a continuation of monetary stimulus from the US and a rate cut in Europe this week. [1 May '13]
The FTSE 100 had pared gains by Monday lunchtime, pausing for breath after a strong surge last week on anticipation of a potential rate cut from the European Central Bank (ECB) in a few days' time. [29 Apr '13]
UK stock markets opened with decent gains on Monday morning after the weekend saw Italy form a new government, removing some of the political uncertainty that has dampened sentiment over the last few months. [29 Apr '13]
UK growth figures prompted a mixed reaction on stock markets on Thursday as stronger-than-expected activity in the first quarter quashed hopes that the Bank of England (BoE) would ramp up its quantitative easing programme in order to kick-start the economy. [25 Apr '13]
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