* Poor results and forecast hit Dixons Carphone
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London's main stock index recorded its best one-day gain in more than four months on Tuesday as a promise of more stimulus if required from European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi lifted UK shares across sectors.
* Ashtead jumps after annual results
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London's main index inched up on Monday as rises in banking shares outweighed the impact of a profit alert from Germany's Lufthansa on airlines, while UK contractor Kier Group skidded to an all-time low.
* Huatai's GDRs rise on London market debut
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Activist fund Trian Fund Management LP said it has built up a 6% stake in Ferguson Plc, disclosing the investment days after the British plumbing products company reported disappointing results and slowing growth in its biggest market.
Heightened concerns over the course of Brexit and mounting pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to step down weighed heavily on Britain's mid-cap index and domestically-focused blue-chip stocks on Thursday.
* Serco surges after deal to buy U.S. defence supplier
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Brexit sensitive housebuilders and airlines slid on Wednesday as rumours circulated that ministers could oust Theresa May after her latest EU exit plan failed to win support, while exporters lifted the FTSE 100 as the pound weakened.
* IG gains on new growth plan, boosts peers
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