Indexes FTSE

  • LONDON, Aug 31- Bond yields rose on Wednesday, with 10- year U.S. U.S. futures pointed to a slight decline at the open on Wall Street and Europe's main bourses hovered close to flat in early trading. The notable gainer was German bank Commerzbank, whose shares rose as much as 4 percent after a German magazine reported that the country's biggest lender Deutsche Bank...

  • LONDON, Aug 31- Bond yields rose on Wednesday, with 10- year U.S. U.S. futures pointed to a slight decline at the open on Wall Street and Europe's main bourses hovered close to flat in early trading. The notable gainer was German bank Commerzbank, whose shares rose as much as 4 percent after a German magazine reported that the country's biggest lender Deutsche Bank...

  • LONDON, Aug 26- European equities edged lower on Friday, with investors focusing on a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the session for hints about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. The pan-European STOXX 600 was down 0.2 percent by 0828 GMT, extending the previous session's losses, while Britain's FTSE 100 index fell 0.1 percent.

  • LONDON, Aug 26- European equities steadied in early trading on Friday, with investors focusing on a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the session for hints about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1 percent by 0722 GMT after falling in the previous session. Britain's FTSE 100 index also fell 0.1...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Aug 26- Asian stocks were largely steady on Friday, with modest losses in some markets and gains in others reflecting nervousness before a keenly anticipated speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. European markets are also heading for a flat start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain's FTSE 100 and Germany's...

  • *Healthcare pulls Wall Street slightly lower. NEW YORK, Aug 25- Most investors refrained from making big bets on Thursday ahead of the start of a central bankers' meeting in the mountains of Wyoming that could clarify the path of U.S. interest rate policy. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver the keynote speech on Friday, but she may struggle to convince...

  • *Healthcare pulls Wall Street slightly lower. NEW YORK, Aug 25- The start of a central bankers' meeting in the mountains of Wyoming, which could clarify the path of U.S. interest rate policy, kept most investors from making big bets on Thursday. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver the keynote speech on Friday, when she may struggle to convince financial...

  • *Wall Street recovers after lower open. NEW YORK, Aug 25- Slumping healthcare stocks pulled European markets lower on Thursday after White House candidate Hillary Clinton demanded price cuts on a successful drug, while many investors awaited headlines from a big gathering of central bankers. London's FTSE closed 0.28 percent lower.

  • MILAN, Aug 25 (Reuters)- European equities fell on Thursday, dragged down by weaker miners and drugmakers, with investors cutting their exposure to riskier assets ahead of a key speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday. The pan-European STOXX 600 index closed 0.8 percent lower, also weakened by a disappointing sentiment survey in Germany and...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. LONDON, Aug 25- UK shares fell on Thursday, extending losses from the previous session as healthcare stocks dropped, though CRH rose after well-received results. Healthcare stocks were a major weight on the FTSE 100, with Hikma, Shire and Astrazeneca falling between 1.4 percent to 3.5 percent.

  • *Wall Street to open lower, durable goods, jobless data ahead. Japanese and Chinese stocks had suffered modest drops in Asia and the pace picked up in Europe as London's FTSE sank 0.4 percent and Frankfurt and Paris lost as much as 1.2 percent in a region-wide slide. Stubbornly low oil prices and warnings about steel demand kept the pressure on miners in Europe,...

  • *China property stocks down 2 pct; selling pressure in financials. Japanese and Chinese stocks had suffered modest drops in Asia and the pace picked up in Europe as London's FTSE sank 0.8 percent and Frankfurt and Paris lost 1.2 percent. "The recapitalisation of CGD is likely to have implications for Portugal's budget, but all in all it is positive," said DZ Bank...

  • Emerging market stocks retreated 1 percent, led by political risk-driven losses in South Africa and Turkey, while broader sentiment was dented by a revival of U.S. rate rise expectations. On a light day for data, investors' nerves may have been soothed by signs that the anticipated economic seizure in Britain- and beyond- from the shock vote in June to leave the...

  • LONDON, Aug 24- European stocks edged toward consecutive daily gains for the first time in three weeks on Wednesday, drawing support from a weak euro as investors moved to price in a U.S. interest rate rise, boosting the dollar. Some observers said that, on a light day for data, investors' nerves may have been soothed by signs that the anticipated economic seizure in...

  • *Stocks pull back from highs. LONDON, Aug 24- Stocks slipped on Wednesday while the dollar continued to claw back last week's losses as investors grappled with the prospect of a U.S. interest rate increase in the months ahead coming amid continued uncertainty about the strength of the global economy. Asian and world stock indices succumbed to profit-taking...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 23- Homebuilders provided a modest lift to both U.S. and European stock markets on Tuesday, while oil prices got a brief boost from Iran's positive signals on an output freeze. Shares of the region's homebuilders also gained following a solid update from UK homebuilder Persimmon, which closed 4.2 percent higher and was the biggest riser on the...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 23- Homebuilders helped lift both U.S. and European stock markets on Tuesday, while oil prices got a boost from Iran's positive signals about an output freeze. Homebuilders there also saw a bounce following a solid update from UK homebuilder Persimmon, which closed 4.2 percent higher and was the biggest riser on the blue-chip FTSE 100.

  • Henry Dixon, portfolio manager at Man GLG, discusses the U.K. economic environment two months on from Brexit, touching on property, FTSE companies and sterling.

  • *Japan's Nikkei rises, with tailwind from weaker yen. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Aug 22- Asian shares slipped on Monday, while the dollar lifted off last week's lows on expectations a signal might emerge from a Federal Reserve gathering this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that the U.S. central bank is gearing up to hike interest rates. European markets also looked set for a...

  • 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...