Indexes FTSE

  • London's FTSE 100 was up 1.3 points at 6,860.31. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent to 5,497.40 and benchmarks in Thailand, New Zealand and the Philippines also rose. India's Sensex lost 0.1 percent to 28,036.76 and Taiwan also declined.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks took small losses Friday to end a quiet week of trading. Energy companies fell as a rally in oil prices faded and investors continue to sell the safe assets they favored earlier this year. Karyn Cavanaugh, senior market strategist for Voya Investment Strategies, said investors recognize that the Federal Reserve and other central banks are...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Aug 19- Asian stocks retreated on Friday as traders took profits from shares close to one-year highs, while the dollar edged up from a near eight-week low after some Federal Reserve officials reiterated the case for raising interest rates in coming months. European stocks looked set for a similar soggy start, with spreadbetters expecting...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks again ticked higher Thursday as the continuing rebound in oil prices gave energy companies a lift. The gains were modest, however, as investors have been avoiding big moves. Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist for LPL Financial, said the U.S. market tends to be calm in August and trading volume is usually low.

  • LONDON, Aug 17- Revived bets on U.S. interest rate rises this year saw the dollar turn defense into attack on Wednesday and halted a red-hot run for oil prices and emerging markets. European stocks dithered, as an opening push higher quickly reversed to leave London's FTSE and Frankfurt's DAX and Paris's CAC 40 down 0.2 to 0.8 percent after Asia had eased back from...

  • LONDON, Aug 17- Revived bets on U.S. interest rate rises this year saw the dollar turn defence into attack on Wednesday and halted a red-hot run for oil prices and emerging markets. European stocks dithered, as an opening push higher quickly reversed to leave London's FTSE and Frankfurt's DAX and Paris's CAC 40 down 0.2 to 0.8 percent after Asia had eased back from...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Aug 17- Asian shares pulled back from a one-year high and the dollar strengthened on Wednesday, after an influential Federal Reserve official said interest rates could rise as soon as September. European markets are poised for slight gains, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets predicting Britain's FTSE 100 and France's CAC 40 will open up...

  • FX is a one-off tailwind for UK firms post-Brexit: Blackrock

    Mark Wharrier, managing director and portfolio manager at Blackrock, takes a look at the state of the U.K.’s FTSE 100 index, with specific discussion on stocks like Unilever.

  • BEIJING— Global stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street declined and China said it will give foreign investors more access to Chinese equities through Hong Kong. London's FTSE 100 declined 0.2 percent to 6,878.66. HONG KONG STOCK LINK: China's Cabinet approved an initiative that would give foreign investors more access to Chinese stocks by linking...

  • BHP Billiton reported a record $6.4 billion annual loss on Tuesday, hammered by a bad bet on shale, a dam disaster in Brazil and a commodities slump.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. LONDON, Aug 16- UK shares slipped from a 14- month high on Tuesday, though mining stocks rallied following a well-received set of results from Antofagasta. The FTSE 350 mining index rose 2.7 percent to a 13- month high.

  • LONDON, Aug 15- European stocks climbed to their highest level in seven weeks on Monday, supported by firmer healthcare stocks after Belgian pharmaceuticals group UCB won a favourable U.S. court ruling. That level was the index's highest since before markets slumped in the immediate aftermath of Britain's shock "Brexit" vote to quit the European Union.

  • *China shares surge as weak data spurs stimulus hopes. NEW YORK, Aug 15- Wall Street stocks rose to record highs on Monday, boosted by expectations for continued monetary policy easing around the globe and a jolt in oil prices, which jumped on speculation the world's top producers may be open to a production cut. The jump in U.S. equities helped underpin markets in...

  • *China stocks up on policy easing hopes after data disappoints. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Aug 12- Asian stocks inched up on Friday, after a surge in oil prices helped propel Wall Street to record highs, while mainland shares held on to gains on hopes that weaker-than-expected Chinese economic data would spur policy easing. The positive sentiment is, however, unlikely to...

  • Momentum has been bullish for a while: Strategist

    Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at SignalPro, provides his outlook for commodity prices and asks how strong stock market momentum is.

  • Germany's Henkel rose 3.9 percent to a record high after results that beat expectations in which the consumer group lifted its guidance for its core profit margin. It was the top riser on Germany's DAX, which rose 0.2 percent to outperform major European peers. Also in Germany, shares of SAP and Adidas climbed to record highs.

  • *STOXX 600 ends slightly higher. LONDON, Aug 8- European stock markets rose on Monday, propped up by gains in the shares of major banks and other financial stocks, while Dutch firm PostNL surged after results. The pan-European STOXX 600 index edged up 0.04 percent, with Germany's DAX, Britain's FTSE and France's CAC all 0.1-0.6 percent higher.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.3 pct. LONDON, Aug 8- Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index edged up on Monday to touch its highest level in more than 13 months on the back of gains in mining stocks and Barclays, which was boosted by an upgrade. British banks slumped after Britons voted on June 23 to leave the European Union, though they are now only 0.2 percent below their pre-Brexit level.

  • The S&P 500 is creeping back up to new record highs. Here's what's quietly fueling the rally.

  • *UK shares hit one-year highs. LONDON, Aug 5- British equities surged to one-year highs on Friday, lifted by the Bank of England's new stimulus plan, while sterling clambered off one-week lows and the dollar slipped as currency markets positioned for U.S. jobs data. Acting on its chief economist's wish to use "a sledgehammer to crack a nut," the BoE cut interest rates to...