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Indexes FTSE

  • LONDON, June 21- Sterling surged by around half a cent on Wednesday, briefly trading above $1.27 after Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane signalled he would weigh in behind a rise in interest rates in the second half of this year. The pound rose as high as $1.2704 before settling 0.4 percent stronger on the day at $1.2684. The UK's blue chip FTSE 100, which...

  • RPT-BRITAIN'S FTSE 100 HITS SESSION LOW, NOW DOWN 0.5 PCT.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. *Bright spots Whitbread, Centrica bolster FTSE. Before the Queen's Speech, which will lay out the government's legislative programme, at 1030 GMT, the FTSE 100 was down 0.3 percent.

  • SHANGHAI, June 21- China's blue-chip index shrugged off initial softness to end at 1-1/ 2- year highs on Wednesday as investors snapped up consumer stocks after index provider MSCI added some mainland big-caps to one of its key benchmarks for global investors. "We believe the inclusion of A-Shares in the MSCI will give a significant boost to China's stock market...

  • *Asia shares stumble as energy stocks fall. SYDNEY, June 21- A renewed slump in oil prices to seven-month lows put Asian investors on edge on Wednesday, overshadowing a decision by U.S. index provider MSCI to add mainland Chinese stocks to one of its popular benchmarks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.8 percent, with...

  • KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent to 7,448.72 and France's CAC 40 sank 1 percent to 5,239.08. Japan's Nikkei 225 finished 0.5 percent lower at 20,138.79 and South Korea's Kospi fell 0.5 percent to 2,357.53. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped 0.6 percent to 25,694.58 while China's Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.5 percent to 3,156.21.

  • *Germany's DAX hits fresh record high. LONDON, June 20- Stocks sensitive to the price of oil fell on Tuesday, putting pressure on European shares, with the pan-European benchmark ending lower after a strong start to the session. Britain's FTSE 100 index, the worst-performing major benchmark in Europe this year, fell 0.7 percent, hit by its heavy weighting in...

  • The Nasdaq composite lost 50.98 points, or 0.8 percent, to 6,188.03, and the Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks fell 15.11, or 1.1 percent, to 1,402.97. Benchmark U.S. crude lost 97 cents, or 2.2 percent, to settle at $43.23 per barrel, and Brent crude, the international standard, fell 89 cents to $46.02 per barrel. The price of oil has been sloshing between $40 and $55...

  • *Germany's DAX hits fresh record high. Germany's DAX hit a fresh record high on Tuesday, bolstered by another day of gains for tech and retail sectors. "What we are starting to see is the enthusiasm in the oil price that was bred by the OPEC cuts... diminish, and as that diminishes, people are once more paying attention the fundamentals and the heavy oversupply that we're...

  • LONDON, June 20- Euro zone shares rose on Tuesday and Germany's DAX hit a fresh record high on Tuesday, bolstered by another day of gains for tech and retail sectors. In Europe, Germany's Prosiebensat 1 led gains among media stocks after it sold its online travel agency Etraveli to CVC. In the UK, gains on the FTSE 100, the worst performing major benchmark in Europe...

  • LONDON, June 20- Euro zone shares rose on Tuesday, bolstered by another day of gains for tech and retail sectors, while gains on Britain's top indices were weighed down by a few dour corporate updates. In the UK, gains on the FTSE 100, the worst performing major benchmark in Europe this year, were held in check by weakness in Wolseley and BT. The firm saw sales growth in...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes climbed again to record heights on Monday, led by technology companies. They followed the lead of European markets, which jumped after French election results raised expectations for more pro-business economic reforms. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard& Poor's 500 index rose 16 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,498, as of 3 p.m. Eastern time.

  • *Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei gain as risk appetite returns. SINGAPORE, June 19- Asian stocks rose on Monday, shaking off Wall Street's subdued performance on Friday, and sterling was steady after a van rammed into worshippers leaving a London mosque, killing at least one person, as markets braced for the start of Brexit talks. European stock markets were set for a strong...

  • KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.9 percent to 5,310 while Germany's DAX rose 0.8 percent to 12,855. Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.6 percent at 7,506. U.S. shares were also set to drift higher with Dow and S&P 500 futures both edging up 0.3 percent. AMAZON GROCERIES: When Wall Street reopens, consumer stocks will be in focus after got shaken by online giant...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct, mid-caps up 1.3 percent at close. LONDON, June 16- Strength in financials and energy firms supported the FTSE on Friday but the index posted its widest weekly loss in two months after a week of political uncertainty and jitters about the resilience of the consumer engine of the UK economy. The main FTSE 100 benchmark was up 0.6 percent at 7,463.54...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct, mid-caps up 1.3 percent at close. LONDON, June 16- Strength in financials and energy firms supported the FTSE on Friday but the index posted its widest weekly loss in two months after a week of political uncertainty and jitters about the resilience of the consumer engine of the UK economy. The main FTSE 100 benchmark was up 0.6 percent at 7,463.54...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct, mid-caps up 1.3 percent at close. LONDON, June 16- Strength in financials and energy firms supported the FTSE on Friday but the index posted its widest weekly loss in two months after a week of political uncertainty and jitters about the resilience of the consumer engine of the UK economy. The main FTSE 100 benchmark was up 0.6 percent at 7,463.54...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct, mid-caps up 1.3 percent at close. LONDON, June 16- Strength in financials and energy firms supported the FTSE on Friday but the index posted its widest weekly loss in two months after a week of political uncertainty and jitters about the resilience of the consumer engine of the UK economy. The main FTSE 100 benchmark was up 0.6 percent at 7,463.54...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are slightly lower Friday as Amazon's $13.4 billion deal for Whole Foods Market is sending grocery stores, big retailers, and food makers and distributors plunging. Amazon and Whole Foods are both climbing. GROCERY SHOPPING: Online juggernaut Amazon said it will buy organic grocery company Whole Foods Market for about $13.4 billion, or $42 a...

  • TOKYO, June 16- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a one-week closing high on Friday as the yen dropped, after an expected policy decision by the Bank of Japan provided relief to investors. On Friday, traders said that the rebalancing of the FTSE World index lifted trading activity in the market, with 2.28 billion shares changing hands on the broader market, the...