Indexes FTSE

  • LONDON, Dec 7- European shares climbed on Wednesday, with the regional banking index hitting an 11- month peak after Credit Suisse announced further costs cuts and Italian banks surged towards their best two-day run since 2012.. Italian banks rose 2.5 percent, with Reuters exclusively reporting Italy was preparing to take a 2 billion euros controlling stake...

  • *Oil dips on doubts over impact of OPEC deal. LONDON, Dec 7- European shares followed Asian stocks higher on Wednesday, buoyed by reports Italy would step in to rescue troubled bank Monte dei Paschi and expectations the European Central Bank would extend its bond-buying stimulus scheme this week. The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.8 percent, led by banks, and...

  • TOKYO— Global markets were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by gains on Wall Street and optimism about the telecommunications industry. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.8 percent to 4,668.23 in early trading, while Germany's DAX was up 0.9 percent at 10,876.54. Britain's FTSE 100 edged up 0.8 percent to 6,836.47.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 6- Oil futures snapped a four-day rally on Tuesday on signs of higher output while the euro slipped from a three-week high ahead of a meeting of the European Central Bank on Thursday. Wall Street was boosted by financial and telecom stocks while U.S. The euro fell 0.5 percent to $1.071 as currency investors focused on the possibility the ECB may take a...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 6- Oil futures snapped a four-day rally on Tuesday on signs of higher output while the euro slipped from a three-week high ahead of a meeting of the European Central Bank on Thursday. Wall Street showed slim gains as energy stocks weighed while European stocks were on track for a second day of gains helped by strong German data, and U.S.

  • LONDON, Dec 6- European shares edged lower in early trading on Tuesday, with commodities-related stocks coming under pressure following a drop in prices of crude oil and industrial metals. Italy's FTSE MIB was trading flat after finishing down 0.2 percent on Monday following political jitters in Italy. Energy shares also slipped, with the regional oil and gas...

  • HONG KONG— Asian stocks rose Tuesday following another record day on Wall Street, while European stocks wobbled in early trading, buffeted by more political and economic uncertainty. France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 4,582.92 and Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent lower to 6,743.48. QUOTABLE QUOTE: "The markets appear to have come to the realization that...

  • LONDON, Dec 5- Britain's top share index climbed on Monday, after falling in the previous two sessions, with basic resources stocks leading the market higher as prices of industrial metals such as copper rose. European share indexes largely shrugged off Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation after he lost a referendum on constitutional reform on...

  • LONDON, Dec 5- Britain's top share index climbed on Monday, after falling in the previous two sessions, with basic resources stocks leading the market higher on the back of rising prices of industrial metals such as copper. The broader UK market showed little reaction to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation announcement after he suffered a...

  • BEIJING— Asian shares tumbled Monday while Europe opened higher after Italian voters rejected constitutional changes, raising questions over whether the country will stay in the European Union and keep using the euro. London's FTSE 100 advanced 0.2 percent to 6,744.30. On Friday, the CAC-40 fell 0.7 percent, the FTSE 100 finished 0.3 percent lower and the DAX...

  • NEW YORK— Investors are making a small move back to traditionally safe assets Friday afternoon after rallying over the last few weeks. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow lost 19 points, or 0.1 percent, to 19,173 as of 3:40 p.m. Eastern time as Goldman Sachs, which closed at a nine-year high Thursday, skidded. Major indexes had risen to record highs over the last three weeks, but...

  • HONG KONG— World stocks retreated and oil's rally fizzled Friday as wary investors awaited U.S. jobs data and braced for Italy's referendum on constitutional reform. France's CAC 40 dropped 1.1 percent to 4,509.56 and Germany's DAX sank 1 percent to 10,429.80. Britain's FTSE 100 shed 0.9 percent to 6,692.80.

  • *Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei post weekly gains. SINGAPORE, Dec 2- Asian shares joined Wall Street and Europe in surrendering some recent gains on Friday, retreating on the possibility of faster-than-expected U.S. interest rate increases that boosted 10- year U.S. Investors in Europe remain nervous ahead of a constitutional referendum in Italy and a presidential...

  • LONDON, Dec 1- Britain's top equity index slid on Thursday, pulled down by more evidence of the weak pound damaging consumer goods companies and by some stocks trading without rights to their latest dividend payouts. Consumer stocks suffered after the Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index showed prices paid by factories for materials and...

  • LONDON, Dec 1- Britain's top equity index fell on Thursday as water utility Severn Trent slipped after its shares traded without rights to their latest dividend payouts, while precious metals miners tracked gold prices lower. The precious metal has been under pressure from a strong U.S. dollar and rising Treasury yields since President-elect Donald Trump...

  • *OPEC deal sends oil prices soaring. *$2 trillion global bond rout since U.S. election. LONDON, Dec 1- Oil swept to a six-week high on Thursday, lifting energy shares in its slipstream, after OPEC agreed to cut crude output to clear a glut, while bond yields rose on prospects that resulting inflationary pressures will lead to higher interest rates.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Stocks turned lower in Europe on Thursday while the price of oil continued to rise, boosted by OPEC's decision to cut output as well as data showing Chinese manufacturing is growing. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was down 1.1 percent at 6,710 while France' CAC 40 shed 0.6 percent to 4,551. Germany's DAX fell 0.8 percent to 10,560. European...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.2 pct. *Energy sector biggest riser as oil soars on OPEC deal. On Wednesday, however, the FTSE's oil and gas index rose 4.1 percent after the price of oil shot up as members of OPEC, the oil producers' cartel, agreed to trim output for the first time since 2008 in a last-ditch bid to support prices.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.1 pct. LONDON, Nov 30- Britain's top share index rose slightly on Wednesday, led by rebounding energy stocks as oil prices jumped after a deal to curb global oversupply, though banking stocks slipped after Royal Bank of Scotland failed a stress test. The FTSE's oil and gas index rose 4.1 percent after oil prices shot up more than 8 percent as some of the...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.3 pct. LONDON, Nov 30- Britain's top share index rose on Wednesday, led by rebounding energy stocks as oil prices jumped on hopes of a deal to curb global oversupply, though banking stocks slipped after Royal Bank of Scotland failed a stress test. The FTSE's oil and gas index rose 2.8 percent after the price of oil shot up on a comment by an Iraqi delegate...