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News & Tips: stocks hold on, GlaxoSmithKline, easyJet & more

News & Tips: stocks hold on, GlaxoSmithKline, easyJet & more

Shares across London are generally holding on to recent gains, despite concerns around US-China relations with UK small caps, and the Aim index in particular has pushed on strongly this morning. Our Trader writer Neil Wilson says, 'Shares in Hong Kong and Taiwan fell, whilst Japanese equities rose by more than 2 per cent in a mixed session overnight in Asia. The FTSE 100 rallied towards 6200 on the open, but shares in Standard Chartered and HSBC fell, signalling investor concern about what’s going on in Hong Kong. Nevertheless, equity markets continue to strengthen and move out of recent ranges and clear important technical resistance. Confidence in equity markets is strong thanks to more stimulus and signs economies are reopening quicker.' For Neil's full article, click here. 

*From next week we are retiring this News & Tips article in its current form to allow our writers to concentrate on publishing more analysis on the stories that matter earlier in the day. We will still round up the most important stories of the morning and incorporate them in Neil Wilson's Market Outlook which will be published by 10am every morning. Click here to sign up to receive the daily Market Outlook email, or update your preferences in the My Details area of the website.' *

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