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  • *FTSE 100 closes 0.2 pct higher. LONDON, July 26- Britain's top share index ended slightly higher on Tuesday, driven by gains in lender Provident Financial engineering firm GKN and BT, though housebuilders fell after a series of price target cuts. The market was underpinned by a rise in basic resources stocks after recent sharp losses, with the UK mining index...

  • Adds details, closing prices) Adds details, updates prices). MILAN/ LONDON, July 26 (Reuters)- Gains in major healthcare and consumer goods stocks propped up European equities on Tuesday, offsetting persistent concerns over the region's banking system. Berkeley Futures associate director Richard Griffiths said those stocks were benefiting from being...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.2 pct. LONDON, July 26- UK shares opened in positive territory on Tuesday, driven by gains in engineering firm GKN and BT, though UK housebuilders fell after a series of price target cuts. "Staying on course and delivering on guidance strikes us as pretty good going given the number of ebbs and flows across each division, although it is precisely what GKN...

  • *Asia shares ex- Japan still eke out one-year peak. SYDNEY, July 26- Caution was the watchword among investors on Tuesday, with equity markets mixed and the yen scampering higher ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan did edge up 0.7 percent to reach its highest in almost a year, aided...

  • *William Hill jumps after receiving takeover bid. LONDON, July 25- Britain's top share index ended lower after hitting an 11- month high on Monday, with a fall in crude oil prices hurting energy stocks and weaker gold prices and negative company updates dragging down precious metals miners. "The FTSE is held back by oil majors taking a significant 25 points off the...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.1 pct, touches fresh year-high. *William Hill jumps after receiving takeover bid. The FTSE 100 was up 0.1 percent at 6736.54 points by 1014 GMT, having recorded its fifth straight week of gains in the previous session.

  • *Bid interest drives up William Hill shares. LONDON, July 25- European stocks rose on Monday, with low-cost airline Ryanair climbing after it issued a bullish outlook while shares in William Hill surged on bid interest from its rivals. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.7 percent, near the level it was at before Britain's vote in late June to quit the European...

  • *UK PMIs show post-Brexit plunge. LONDON, July 22- Shares fell on Friday after soft U.S. corporate results pulled Wall Street back from record highs, and sterling slumped as the first snapshot of the UK economy since the vote last month to leave the European Union painted a bleak picture. "It wasn't exactly a big surprise to see confidence in both sectors take a hit, but...

  • 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.