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  • LONDON, July 22- Shares fell on Friday after soft U.S. corporate results pulled Wall Street back from record highs, and as a string of data gave investors one of the first glimpses of the impact on global economic activity of Britain's vote to leave the EU. Europe's FTSEuroFirst 300, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 Britain's FTSE 100 were all down around 0.2...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, July 22- Asian stocks dipped on Friday after weak corporate results halted Wall Street's record run overnight, while the yen held to large gains made after the Bank of Japan governor downplayed the need for "helicopter money" stimulus. European markets are also likely to open lower, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain's...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks rose Friday afternoon trading, the latest nudge forward for a market that has taken a decidedly slow-and-steady path to record highs. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 was up 8 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,173 at 2:22 p.m. Eastern time. ANALYST'S TAKE: "I think people are a little more sensitized, where any tick lower in the market creates this' buy-on-the-dip'...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks fell Thursday after a mixed set of earnings reports put at least a temporary halt to the market's record-setting run. Airlines had some of the sharpest drops on worries that falling fares will hurt their profits. "It's surprising how strong the market has been," said Rich Weiss, senior portfolio manager at American Century Investments.

  • LONDON, July 21- Banking shares rose after Mario Draghi singled them out as an indicator to gauge the European Central Bank's transmission of monetary policy, adding that a state-funded public backstop may be part of the solution to manage bad loans in the system. Shares of several leading European banks have slumped to multi-year lows on the back of...

  • The U.S. consumer has grown remarkably resilient, according to a new report. Two key sectors are driving the spending.

  • *FTSE 100 rises 0.5 pct to 6,728.99 points. LONDON, July 20- Britain's top shares index climbed to its highest closing level in 11 months on Wednesday, boosted by a rise in insurance stocks, although a slump in Anglo American pushed down the mining sector. While the FTSE 100 has managed to recover from an initial slump after the Brexit vote, the hit to sterling has...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.4 pct. LONDON, July 20- UK shares advanced on Wednesday, supported by recent currency weakness and gains in healthcare stocks, though miners fell after updates from Anglo American and BHP Billiton. The rally was broad-based, with analysts citing weakness in sterling in the aftermath of Britain's June 23 Brexit vote as making dollar-earning...

  • Investors' risk appetite, which has recovered rapidly from the Brexit shock late in June, received a sobering reminder after the International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecasts for the next two years on Tuesday, citing uncertainty over Britain's looming exit from the European Union. Spreadbetters also saw a subdued start for European stocks,...

  • Traders work at the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Solid quarterly numbers are giving investors plenty of hope for earnings right out of the gate so far in Q2.

  • Japan's index jumped on a weaker yen and a Pokemon-powered rally in Nintendo shares. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 was down 0.8 percent at 4,324 and Germany's DAX shed 1 percent to 9,963. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.2 percent to 6,684. U.S. stocks were poised for a subdued open, with Dow futures unchanged and the broader S&P 500 futures down 0.2 percent.

  • FTSE100 has done surprisingly well since Brexit: Expert

    Tom Stevenson, investment director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, discusses how different stock markets have reacted to Brexit.

  • *FTSE 100 posts 4th straight week of gains. LONDON, July 15- Britain's top share index edged higher on Friday, though travel-related stocks fell after an attack in the French city of Nice that killed more than 80 people. The FTSE was also subdued on the first session after the Paris attacks in November but gained 3.5 percent over the following week as the market...

  • *Europe subdued, Paris CAC40 lower after Nice attack. LONDON, July 15- Reassuring Chinese data lifted world stocks to an eight-month high on Friday though Europe ended an otherwise strong week subdued after an attack by a gunman at the wheel of a truck in the south of France killed at least 84 people. Britain's FTSE 100 and Germany's DAX managed to shake off an early...

  • *FTSE 100 heads for 4th week of gains. LONDON, July 15- Britain's top share index edged lower on Friday, with mining and energy shares losing ground on weaker commodities prices and travel-related stocks falling after an attack in the French city of Nice that killed more than 80 people. The FTSE was also subdued on the first session after the Paris attacks in...

  • *Dollar hits 3- week high vs yen after mostly upbeat China data. TOKYO, July 15- Asian shares extended gains to nine-month highs on Friday, on track for a solid weekly rise, as better-than-expected economic data from China lifted risk sentiment that was already buoyant after record highs on Wall Street. Financial bookmakers at IG and CMC Markets expected...

  • LONDON, July 14- Sterling slid off a two-week high on Thursday and British share prices rose modestly on expectations that the Bank of England would ease monetary policy soon after it surprised many in the markets by leaving interest rates unchanged. Sterling forward interest rates, which had almost completely priced in a cut on Thursday, shifted briefly to...

  • *Bank of England unexpectedly hold rates, sterling leaps. LONDON, July 14- Sterling surged and world shares stopped in their tracks having hit an eight-month high on Thursday, as the Bank of England unexpectedly opted to keep its post-Brexit powder dry for at least few more weeks. London's FTSE went from being up 0.8 percent to flat within minutes as sterling...

  • LONDON, July 14- Sterling surged to two-week highs on Thursday and British share prices reversed earlier gains after the Bank of England left interest rates unchanged and investors priced out the chance that rates will be cut twice this year. Sterling had already been boosted this week by Theresa May becoming Britain's new prime minister, which helped ease the...

  • LONDON, July 14- European shares slipped from a three-week high on Thursday after the Bank of England surprised investors by keeping interest rates on hold. European shares eased after the Bank of England caught investors off guard by keeping rates unchanged, with the UK's FTSE 100 index turning lower to trade just 0.1 percent higher. "Although the Monetary...