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London Markets: London markets up despite U.K. construction woes

London markets advanced despite the U.K.’s weakest construction activity figure since April 2009.

How did markets perform?

The U.K.’s FTSE 100 UKX, +0.63% increased 0.5% to 7,535.1, adding to Monday’s move up 1%.

The pound GBPUSD, -0.1266% retreated 0.3% to $1.2610, after falling 0.6% Monday.

What’s moving the market?

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative added another 89 items to the list of products from the European Union that could become subject to tariffs. The World Trade Organization is currently hearing a case against Airbus SE AIR, -0.60% over whether it violated anti-protectionist rules around receiving government support.

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