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  • *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...

  • LONDON, July 14- Sterling surged to two-week highs against the dollar and euro on Thursday while British share prices turned negative, after the Bank of England kept interest rates unchanged, wrong-footing the many investors who had expected a cut. The Bank said it was likely to deliver stimulus in three weeks' time, possibly as a "package of measures," once it has...

  • *Philippine, Vietnam shares gain after South China sea ruling. Spreadbetters expected European shares to take a breather following days of gains, forecasting a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose as much as 0.4 percent to 427.83, just below its year-to-date...

  • The latest Reuters poll of over 250 analysts, fund managers and brokers worldwide taken June 27- July 11 also showed an intensifying pull between stretched share prices- with Wall Street at a record high- and bond markets, with most government bond yields at record lows and vast swathes of them negative. The Bank of England is set to reverse course in response to...

  • *DNB drops, hit by Norway's oil problem. LONDON, July 12- European shares rose on Tuesday, led by cyclical sectors responding to some improvement in economic sentiment as the S&P 500 hit a record high on Wall Street and better earnings helped auto makers. It was up for a fourth straight session, having ended Monday with its highest close since Britain voted to leave...

  • LONDON, July 11- A top European share index rose on Monday to post its highest close since Britain voted to leave the European Union, after Theresa May won the race to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister, reducing political uncertainty in the UK. May's rival for the leadership, Andrea Leadsom, pulled out of the race on Monday, and Cameron said he would resign on...

  • *Shares up in Europe and Asia. LONDON, July 11- Shares rose in Europe and Asia on Monday and the safe-haven yen tumbled against the dollar after upbeat U.S. jobs data, though the prospect of more stimulus to counter a weak global growth outlook kept low-risk sovereign bond yields near record lows. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and Britain's FTSE 100 both...

  • *Shares up in Europe and Asia. LONDON, July 11- Shares rose in Europe and Asia on Monday and the safe-haven yen tumbled against the dollar after upbeat U.S. jobs data, though the prospect of more stimulus to counter a weak global growth outlook kept low-risk sovereign bond yields near record lows. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and Britain's FTSE 100 both...

  • Safe havens fared well in June: BlackRock

    Ursula Marchioni, chief strategist for iShares EMEA at BlackRock, talks about the rally following the Brexit vote, with specific comment on safe havens, ETP flows, and the FTSE index.

  • Sun sets beyond an oil pumping unit

    Crude oil took a severe leg lower on EIA's report, but there's much more than fundamentals fueling the energy story.

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Equities markets rose worldwide on a bump from positive U.S. data, though U.S. stocks and long-dated Treasury yields fell along with oil prices amid investor caution ahead of Friday's U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for June. Brent crude fell $2.31 to $46.49 a barrel and U.S. crude dropped $2.22 to $45.22 a barrel. "It seems like it's just an oil story...

  • NEW YORK, July 7- World stocks broadly climbed as riskier assets like equities received a bump from positive U.S. data, though U.S. equities and long-dated Treasury yields fell along with oil prices amid investor caution ahead of Friday's non-farm payrolls report. Wall Street initially opened higher as strong private sector employment data and a drop in...

  • LONDON, July 7- Britain's top share index rebounded on Thursday, with Associated British Foods recording its biggest one-day gain in 16 years after its brighter outlook on earnings. Banking and property-related stocks, battered in the previous sessions on concern about economic growth following last month's vote in Britain to leave the European Union, rose...