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Indexes FTSE

  • *Unilever biggest FTSE gainer after review promise. *Italy's FTSE MIB weighed by Mediolanum. LONDON, Feb 22- European shares were steady at 14- month highs on Wednesday, supported by well-received earnings updates from companies such as Lloyds, Telefonica Deutschland and Scor.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. The Standard& Poor's 500 index lost 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,363. The Nasdaq composite shed 4 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,861. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks slid 6 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,404.. ONE STEP CLOSER: DuPont climbed $3.21, or 4.2 percent, to $80.39...

  • As the most exposed among the major British banks to any downturn in the British economy, with 97 percent of its business in the UK, Lloyds has confounded expectations that last year's vote to quit the European Union would squeeze profits. Shares in Britain's biggest mortgage lender rose 3.8 percent by 0902 GMT, the best performing stock in the benchmark FTSE 100...

  • KEEPING SCORE: European markets started higher with Britain's FTSE 100 up 0.3 percent at 7,297.41. Consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz fell after it withdrew a $143 billion offer for competitor Unilever, but other food and household goods makers rose as investors bet Kraft will make an offer for one of those companies instead. ANALYST'S TAKE: "U.S. equity investors...

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, joining a record-setting session for global markets as investors cheered upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings on Wall Street. Spreadbetters expected the boon for equities to extend into the European day, predicting a higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. *FTSE 350 bank index scores worst day since Brexit. The blue-chip FTSE index fell 0.3 percent, with HSBC down 6.5 percent, its worst day in 18 months, after its results.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.2 pct. *FTSE 350 banks index heads for worst day since Brexit. Britain's blue-chip FTSE index was down 0.2 percent, with HSBC, the first bank to report earnings this week, down 6.5 percent, heading for its worst day in 18 months after its results.

  • Europe's benchmark index of 300 leading shares fell 0.2 percent to 1,459 points, with the region's banking index down as much as 2 percent in early trade. The biggest drag was British-based HSBC, Europe's largest bank by assets. Britain's FTSE 100 bore the brunt of London- listed HSBC's troubles, falling 0.4 percent.

  • Consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz is falling after it withdrew a $143 billion offer for competitor Unilever, but other food and household goods makers are rising as investors bet Kraft will make an offer for one of those companies instead. LET'S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF: Kraft Heinz and Unilever both slumped after Kraft withdrew a $143 billion offer to buy its...

  • HONG KONG— Global stock markets advanced Monday as a strong performance on Wall Street last week helped buoy sentiment among investors as they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week. Britain's FTSE 100 inched up 0.1 percent to 7,304.80. JAPAN TRADE: Imports to Asia's second-largest economy grew in January...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes took a modest step back Friday, though they remain close to record highs. The Nasdaq composite rose 3 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,818. Roughly two stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Even with Friday's decline, the S&P 500 is still on track for its fourth weekly gain in a row.

  • Allianz rose 3.3 percent after Europe's largest insurer proposed spending 3 billion euros on buying back its own shares after posting a higher than expected profit growth. The STOXX 600 was flat, while UK's FTSE fell 0.1 percent and Germany's DAX was flat. Europe's insurance stocks were the biggest sectoral gainer, helped by Allianz but also by gains in Dutch...

  • TOKYO— Global shares slipped Friday following a drop on Wall Street as the stronger dollar sent Japanese issues lower and the arrest of an executive at Samsung weighed on Korean stocks. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slipped nearly 0.2 percent to 4,892.25 in early trading, while Germany's DAX fell nearly 0.1 percent to 11,749.78. Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 0.1...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. *FTSE 250 snaps 7- day winning streak. The FTSE dropped 28.46 points, of which 27.64 were due to ex-divs, according to Reuters calculations.

  • The Dow Jones industrial average lost 34 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,578. The Nasdaq composite gave back 19 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,801. Nearly two stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. SLOWING DOWN: The S&P 500 shot up immediately following Donald Trump's November victory of the White House on hopes that Washington can push...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.4 pct. LONDON, Feb 16- Britain's top share index retreated from a one-month high on Thursday, weighed down by a fall among mining firms and those trading ex-dividend, while mid-cap engineer Cobham slumped after results. Falls among banks, oil& gas stocks and mining firms were the biggest weights, with shares in Anglo American and Antofagasta falling...

  • LONDON, Feb 16- European equities fell on Thursday after seven straight sessions of gains, with weaker metal prices weighing on miners and a poor update battering shares in engineering group Cobham. The pan-European STOXX 600 fell 0.3 percent by 0957 GMT after recent gains to a two-month high on Wednesday. Britain's commodity-heavy FTSE 100 index was down 0.4...

  • KEEPING SCORE: European markets got off to a weak start with Britain's FTSE 100 down 0.4 percent to 7,272.37. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained 0.5 percent to 24,107.70 and Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5 percent to 3,229.62. Stocks in Taiwan and Indonesia were lower but in Singapore and the Philippines they were higher.

  • LONDON, Feb 15- World stocks rose to a whisker off all-time highs on Wednesday and the dollar rose for the 11th straight day following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's flagging of a possible interest rate rise next month. Propelled by record highs on Wall Street, MSCI's benchmark global equity index rose 0.25 percent to 442.4 points, its highest since May...

  • LONDON, Feb 15- World stocks hit 21- month peaks on Wednesday and the dollar rose for the 11th straight day, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen flagged a possible interest rate rise next month during upbeat comments on the U.S. economy. Propelled by record highs on Wall Street, MSCI's benchmark global equity index rose 0.25 percent to 442.4 points, its...