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Monday, Jul 22, 2024

UK Stocks Rise Following Labour’s Election Victory

UK stocks rose and the pound edged higher following the Labour Party's decisive election victory. The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indices saw increases, with housebuilders making significant gains. Inflation has dropped to 2%, and the Bank of England may cut interest rates soon, bringing relief to households facing high mortgage costs.
UK stocks increased and the pound edged higher on Friday morning after the Labour Party's decisive win in the general election.

The FTSE 100 rose 0.4% at the open, while the FTSE 250 surged by 1.8%, reaching its highest since April 2022.

City analysts suggest that a clear Labour victory could stabilize British politics and attract global investors.

Housebuilders saw the largest gains, with shares in Persimmon and Vistry rising by around 3%, and Barratt and Taylor Wimpey up by about 2%.

The pound rose 0.1% to almost one dollar and twenty-eight cents.

Inflation has now returned to the government's 2% target, and the Bank of England may cut interest rates soon.

Investors are now keen to see Labour's plans for growth and public services.
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