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Stimulus, trade hopes lift FTSE 100; LSE at life high on Hong Kong bid

Sep 11 2019

UK stocks advanced on Wednesday on signs of less tension in the U.S.-China trade fight and prospects of more stimulus from central banks, while shares in London Stock Exchange scaled a record high after Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's offer.

UPDATE 2-Stimulus, trade hopes lift FTSE 100; LSE at life high on Hong Kong bid

Sep 11 2019

* GMS drops after delaying results (Adds company news items, analyst comments, updates to close of trading)

JD Sports leads FTSE 100 higher, rate cut hopes support

Sep 10 2019

London's FTSE 100 overcame early losses to close higher on Tuesday as hopes of imminent interest rate cuts from major central banks buoyed sentiment, while JD Sports jumped to an all-time high on upbeat results.

UPDATE 2-JD Sports leads FTSE 100 higher, rate cut hopes support

Sep 10 2019

* 888 skids as earnings hit by higher tax, Brexit-related expenses (Adds new items, analyst comments, updates to closing prices)

Bovis targets Galliford's housing arm with improved bid

Sep 10 2019

Britain's Galliford Try has restarted talks to sell its residential housing businesses to Bovis Homes after Bovis nudged up its proposed offer to 1.08 billion pounds ($1.34 billion) and included a cash component.

UPDATE 2-Intu shares surge on speculation of private equity bid

Sep 09 2019

* Shares jump more than 20% (Adds details on retail sector, company background, analyst comment)

China stimulus plan lifts FTSE 100; G4S boosts mid-caps

Sep 06 2019

London's FTSE 100 rose on Friday as a new stimulus plan from China helped support sentiment after U.S. jobs data disappointed and housebuilder Berkeley gained after pointing to robust conditions in key British markets despite Brexit uncertainties.

UPDATE 2-China stimulus plan lifts FTSE 100; G4S boosts mid-caps

Sep 06 2019

* Homebuilder Berkeley up after trading update (Adds news items, analyst comments, updates to closing prices)

UK-focussed stocks catch Brexit breather; Hong Kong hopes boost FTSE

Sep 04 2019

Domestically-focussed British stocks advanced on Wednesday after parliament succeeded in taking steps towards averting a no-deal Brexit, while Asia-facing banks gained on hopes that protests in Hong Kong would end, leading the FTSE 100 higher.

UPDATE 2-UK-focussed stocks catch Brexit breather; Hong Kong hopes boost FTSE

Sep 04 2019

* Homebuilder Barratt falls after results (Adds news items, analyst comments, updates to closing prices)

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