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  • LONDON, March 16- Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal said he wants to buy a 2 billion pound stake in Anglo American, a major vote of confidence in the global miner's recovery. Last year, Anglo American's shares gained nearly 300 percent, making it the best performer on the London FTSE as the mining industry recovered from a slump in commodity prices in 2015 and early...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct. LONDON, March 16- UK shares rose to new record highs on Thursday, helped by a surge in commodities-related stocks, but pared some gains after a Bank of England policymaker voted for a rate hike. "The fact that some members of the MPC may be inclined to agree with Forbes suggests a hawkish tilt that few were expecting," said Neil Wilson, market analyst at...

  • Slightly more stocks rose on the New York Stock Exchange than fell. The U.K. FTSE 100 rose 0.6 percent and closed at a record high. Investors had been nervous about Wednesday's Dutch election, worried that victories for nationalist parties there and in other elections on the continent later this year could eventually lead to the breakup of the European Union.

  • *FTSE 100 up 1 pct. LONDON, March 16- UK shares rallied to record highs on Thursday, lifted by a surge in commodities-related stocks following an interest hike by the U.S. British stocks joined in a broader rally among major European indexes which gained after Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte won an election victory in the Netherlands, fighting off a challenge from...

  • LONDON, March 15- Financial markets focused on Wednesday on what is widely expected to be the third rise in U.S. interest rates since the financial crisis, while there was some relief in commodity markets as oil pulled out of a six-day dive. Wall Street followed Europe and Asia's lead and opened marginally higher while U.S. bond yields drifted below 2.6 percent to...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks clambered higher Wednesday for their biggest gain in two weeks and easily absorbed the Federal Reserve's latest increase in interest rates, a move that was widely expected. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks jumped 20.45 points, or 1.5 percent, to 1,382.83. Gains were widespread, and seven stocks rose on the New York Stock Exchange...

  • LONDON— Stock markets in Europe and Wall Street futures eked out modest gains Wednesday ahead of an expected interest rate increase by the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.2 percent at 7,373 while Germany's DAX was flat at 11,987. The CAC 40 in France was 0.1 percent higher at 4,978. Wall Street was poised for some...

  • LONDON, March 14- After four days of gains, the pan-European STOXX 600 index dropped 0.3 percent on Tuesday, weighed down by bank and energy stocks, as well as uncertainty over elections in the Netherlands and a U.S. interest rate decision. The biggest fallers among the banks were Bank of Ireland and Italy's Banco BPM and BPER Banca, which were between 2.6 and 3.3...

  • ENERGY SLUMP: Energy stocks in the S&P 500 fell 1.3 percent, by far the largest loss among the 11 sectors that make up the index. Marathon Oil fell 69 cents, or 4.3 percent, to $15.16 for one of the largest losses in the S&P 500. Drilling company Transocean fell 35 cents, or 2.8 percent, to $12.26, while oilfield services provider Halliburton lost $1.46, or 2.9 percent, to...

  • LONDON, March 14- The dollar rose before the start on Tuesday of a Federal Reserve policy meeting expected to raise U.S. interest rates while euro zone government bond yields headed higher as investor nerves over an election in the Netherlands appeared to ease slightly. Sterling hit an eight-week low against the dollar after the British government won...

  • LONDON, March 14- European shares fell on Tuesday on uncertainty ahead of elections in the Netherlands and a U.S. interest rate decision later in the week. In a week dominated by political and central bank events, markets were focussed on the Netherlands' parliamentary election on Wednesday as well as an interest rate decision by the U.S. "With a busy calendar of...

  • LONDON, March 14- European shares fell on Tuesday on uncertainty ahead of elections in the Netherlands and a U.S. interest rate decision later in the week. It did not comment on a report that France's Engie was considering a bid for the company. Britain's FTSE 100 index outperformed, however, gaining 0.2 percent as sterling hit an 8- week low after British Prime...

  • LONDON, March 13- An event-packed week for global markets got underway on Monday with stocks steady and the dollar recovering from a three-day fall as investors braced for a potential interest rate hike in the United States, a Dutch election and the first G20 finance ministers' meeting of the Trump era. Strong U.S. employment data and talk that European Central...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks held steady in a calm day of trading Monday, but the storm may be coming. This upcoming week is full of events that could swing markets: The Federal Reserve may raise interest rates, more countries around the world may move to shake up the economic status quo and several high-profile updates on the U.S. economy are due. Three stocks rose for every two...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.4 pct. The blue-chip FTSE 100 was up 0.4 percent by 1000 GMT, bouncing back from Thursday's losses, as investors awaited U.S. non-farm payrolls data due later in the day, which were expected to be strong. Rising energy stocks also supported the FTSE, but Britain's biggest telecoms company BT was the top blue-chip gainer, up 4.2 percent after it announced...

  • TOKYO, March 10- Asian stocks edged up and the dollar rose to seven-week highs versus the yen on Friday, ahead of the closely-watched U.S. non-farm payrolls report due later in the day. Spreadbetters expected the firmer tone in equities to carry over into Europe, forecasting a higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • *Crude prices slide further, with U.S. oil below $50. Rising expectations the Fed will boost rates on March 15 lifted financial shares whose gains led major indices in Europe to close higher with the exception of the mining- and energy-rich FTSE 100 in London, which fell 0.27 percent. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of leading regional shares in Europe closed up 0.1...

  • *Operating profit up 12 pct to 3 bln stg. *Shares up 5.6 pct, top gainer in the FTSE 100. LONDON, March 9- British insurer Aviva generated forecast-beating annual profit, boosted by growth in general insurance and asset management, and said more of its growing cash pile would be handed back to shareholders in 2017, sending its stock higher.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 8- Shares of Snap Inc bounced back on Wednesday following a steep selloff while an initial rush to short sell the stock appeared to be slowing. Traders betting against Snap on Wednesday added less than $50 million in new short sales of its stock, a slower pace than the day before, when initial short bets jumped to $300 million, according to S3...

  • *Inmarsat is top gainer after results. LONDON, March 8- European shares rose on Wednesday, with results-driven gains from German sportswear company Adidas and British security company G4S partly offset by losses from EDF and Boskalis. UK's FTSE closed 0.1 percent lower after Britain's budget statement delivered few surprises.