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  • LONDON, April 20- European shares inched up on Thursday as strong results from Unilever lifted bluechip consumers staple stocks and helped offset weakness in the energy sector. The UK's FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent. In another sign of a better backdrop for the asset management industry, British hedge fund Man Group shares rose 4.4 percent after it reported net...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday as transportation companies jump following solid earnings from railroad operator CSX, while paint and coatings maker Sherwin-Williams sends companies that make and sell basic materials higher. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 14 points, or 1 percent, to 1,381.. TRAIN KEPT A ROLLING: Railroad...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Oil prices dropped more than 3 percent on Wednesday following a surprise increase in gasoline inventories, and declines in energy shares weighed on U.S. stocks. The dollar recovered from recent weakness against the euro and the safe-haven yen, while sterling was off six-month highs hit after Britain's prime minister on Tuesday called for a...

  • *FTSE 100 closes 0.5 pct down. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.5 percent at 7,114.36 points by the close, bucking a broadly positive trend on European markets, while UK mid-caps gained 0.6 percent. Sterling's rise, however, weighed on the FTSE 100' s predominantly dollar-earning constituents, which have enjoyed a rally since the June referendum in which...

  • *Britain's FTSE gives up 2017 gains as sterling weighs. NEW YORK, April 19- World stock indexes mostly rose on Wednesday following mostly upbeat U.S. corporate earnings, while U.S. bond prices and gold fell as markets indicated improving risk sentiment. The dollar recovered from recent weakness against the euro and the safe-haven yen, while sterling was off...

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    Investors should not be put off from investing in the U.K.'s blue chips index by the snap general election, according to industry watchers.

  • *Sterling basks in UK election news glow. LONDON, April 19- Stocks flatlined and gold fell on Wednesday as investors continued to question the' reflation' trades that had lifted markets since the election of U.S. president Donald Trump in November, while sterling basked in the glow of a six-month high following Tuesday's surprise news of a snap UK election.

  • LONDON, April 18- European shares hit three-week lows on Tuesday in volatile trade after Britain's prime minister called for an early election and the first round of France's presidential election loomed. The pan-European STOXX 600 index closed down 1 percent, suffering its worst day's losses in 10 weeks, while Britain's FTSE 100 fell 2.5 percent.

  • *FTSE 100 down 2.5 pct after PM May calls early election. The FTSE 100 dropped 2.5 percent to its lowest in nearly 10 weeks as sterling inched higher, further weighing on the index's stocks, most of which earn in foreign currencies. The day's losses shrank year-to-date gains for the FTSE to just 0.2 percent, further denting an already weakening rally which had...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks fell Tuesday after weak first-quarter reports from Johnson& Johnson and Goldman Sachs frustrated investors who hope that company earnings are on the rise. Johnson& Johnson took its biggest one-day loss in a year. Kate Warne, an investment strategist for Edward Jones, said Goldman Sachs and Johnson& Johnson had a dramatic effect on stocks...

  • LONDON, April 18- European shares hit three-week lows on Tuesday in volatile trade after Britain's prime minister called for an early election and the first round of France's presidential election loomed. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.9 percent, while Britain's FTSE 100 fell 1.3 percent. A rise in sterling after the announcement weighed on UK...

  • LONDON, April 18- Commodity-linked stocks sent European shares to two-week lows on Tuesday in a choppy start to the session, as uncertainty hung over the looming first round of France's presidential election. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.8 percent, while Britain's FTSE 100 fell 1 percent. France's CAC dropped 1 percent.

  • LONDON, April 18- Commodity-linked stocks weighed on European shares on Tuesday in a choppy start to the session, with the main pan-European index unable to hold initial gains. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent, while sterling strength weighed on Britain's FTSE 100 which fell 0.6 percent. Among risers, biotech firm Galapagos jumped 4.5...

  • LONDON, April 18- Commodity-linked stocks weighed on European shares on Tuesday in a choppy start to the session, with the main pan-European index unable to hold initial gains. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent, while sterling strength weighed on Britain's FTSE 100 which fell 0.6 percent. Among risers, biotech firm Galapagos jumped 4.5...

  • LONDON, April 18- Commodity-linked stocks weighed on European shares on Tuesday in a choppy start to the session, with the main pan-European index unable to hold initial gains. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent, while sterling strength weighed on Britain's FTSE 100 which fell 0.6 percent. Among risers, biotech firm Galapagos jumped 4.5...

  • LONDON, April 18- Commodity-linked stocks weighed on European shares on Tuesday in a choppy start to the session, with the main pan-European index unable to hold initial gains. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent, while sterling strength weighed on Britain's FTSE 100 which fell 0.6 percent. Among risers, biotech firm Galapagos jumped 4.5...

  • LONDON, April 18- Commodity-linked stocks weighed on European shares on Tuesday in a choppy start to the session, with the main pan-European index unable to hold initial gains. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent, while sterling strength weighed on Britain's FTSE 100 which fell 0.6 percent. Among risers, biotech firm Galapagos jumped 4.5...

  • LONDON, April 18- Commodity-linked stocks weighed on European shares on Tuesday in a choppy start to the session, with the main pan-European index unable to hold initial gains. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent, while sterling strength weighed on Britain's FTSE 100 which fell 0.6 percent. Among risers, biotech firm Galapagos jumped 4.5...

  • *Asia ex- Japan falls; Nikkei higher. Treasury Secretary spoke in support of a stronger currency as escalating tensions around North Korea dragged sentiment lower. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.5 percent.

  • HONG KONG— World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as geopolitical tensions over the situation on the Korean Peninsula and uncertainty over France's upcoming presidential election weighed on investor sentiment. Britain's FTSE 100 sank 1 percent to 7,255.27, France's CAC 40 lost 0.8 percent to 5,030.42 and Germany's DAX shed 0.3 percent to 12,073.65.