London stocks were off earlier lows but still in the red by midday on Wednesday, with miners pacing the decline amid fresh concerns about Sino-US trade relations.
House prices rose at their slowest annual rate for nearly six years in January, official figures showed on Wednesday, dragged down by ongoing weakness in the London market.
Inflation held steady in February, official data showed on Wednesday, further fuelling expectations that the Bank of England will leave interest rates unchanged when it meets later this week.
London stocks fell in early trade on Wednesday, with miners pacing the decline amid fresh concerns about Sino-US trade relations.
London stocks were set for a downbeat open on Wednesday amid fresh concerns about Sino-US trade relations and as investors eye the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
London stocks continuing to push higher on Tuesday as investors remained sanguine about Brexit uncertainty and mulled figures showing a drop in the rate of unemployment to its lowest level since 1975.
Markets in Asia finished in a mixed state on Tuesday, as investors closed their wallets ahead of this month's Federal Reserve meeting in the United States.
London stocks are continuing to push higher, with Ocado leading the gains after a well-received trading statement and on the back of figures showing a drop in the rate of unemployment to its lowest level since 1975.
UK employment reached a new record in the three months to January as employers hired more workers despite concerns about Brexit and the wider economy.
London stocks nudged higher at the open on Tuesday, with Ocado leading the gains after a well-received trading statement, as investors eyed the release of key jobs data.