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  • *FTSE 100 down 1.6 pct, mid-cap down 1.2 pct. The FTSE 100, dominated by internationally-exposed companies, was down 1.6 percent by 1253 GMT, while the mid-cap FTSE 250 index fell 1.2 percent. The FTSE 250, which is skewed towards domestically-focused banks and property stocks, has borne the brunt of investor worries about the health of the UK economy, while...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.5 pct, mid-cap down 1.1 pct. The internationally-exposed FTSE 100 has partially recovered following a post-Brexit slump and is up about 4 percent since June 23- the date of the EU referendum. In contrast, Britain's domestically-focused, mid-cap FTSE 250 share index fell 1.1 percent, underperforming the blue-chip index, with property and banking...

  • NEW YORK, July 5- Stock on major world markets fall and benchmark U.S. government bond yields hit an all-time low on Tuesday, as worries about Britain's exit from the European Union pushed sterling to a fresh 31- year low, triggering a scramble for the safest and most liquid assets. Bank of England governor Mark Carney Mark Carney said that the global loss of risk...

  • LONDON, July 5- Britain's top share index fell for a second straight day on Tuesday, with miners tracking weaker metals, and real estate investment trusts coming under pressure after Standard Life Investments suspended trading in its UK real estate fund. The company said late on Monday that the decision was taken after an increase in redemption requests due to...

  • *FTSE 100 closes 0.8 pct lower, ends four-day winning run. LONDON, July 4- Britain's top shares index retreated from a 10- month high on Monday as weaker property and housebuilding stocks weighed on the market and halted its rebound from a slump caused by the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union. While the FTSE 100 has recovered since June 24, the...

  • *FTSE 100 falls, ending 4- day winning run. *FTSE 100 still down in dollar terms since Brexit vote. The FTSE 100 initially fell around 6 percent after the result on June 24 showed that Britain had voted to quit the EU, a result which pummeled sterling on currency markets.

  • *European, UK shares snap 4- day winning streak. *Mining sector gains helps limit losses on FTSE. Europe's Stoxx 600 fell 0.4 percent and London's FTSE 100 fell 0.2 percent with weaker financials offsetting gains from shares in mining companies.

  • *European, UK shares snap 4- day winning streak. LONDON, July 4- A post-Brexit recovery across European markets stalled on Monday with major share indexes mixed while safe-haven demand for precious metals helped the price of silver surge to a near-two year high. Europe's Stoxx 600 fell 0.3 percent and London's FTSE 100 fell 0.1 percent with weaker financials...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks rise 0.8 pct, Nikkei closes up 0.6 pct. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE July 4- Asian shares shrugged off early losses and edged higher on Monday, while pressure on the Australian dollar eased after Moody's played down political uncertainties that could threaten the country's credit ratings after weekend elections. European markets are poised for a mixed...

  • Pitting the bulls and bears against each other to see whether "TINA" or the slower earnings story wins out in the second half of 2016.

  • NEW YORK, July 1- Global stock markets climbed for a fourth day and government bond yields around the world hit their lowest levels in years on Friday, driven by the prospect of further cuts in interest rates and more central bank bond buying to support weak economies. Signs that the world's big central banks will go even easier on monetary conditions, extending an...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, July 1- Asian stocks rose on Friday and European markets were expected to follow as investors continued to recover from last week's Brexit shock, but the pound came under fresh pressure after the Bank of England's governor hinted at an interest rate cut ahead. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open 0.4 percent higher,...

  • *Britain's FTSE ends June above pre-Brexit level. NEW YORK, June 30- World stocks rose for a third straight day and bond yields hovered near record lows as investors expected additional stimulus measures from central banks in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and as the Bank of England raised the prospect of bond buying this summer.

  • *Britain's FTSE ends June on 2016 high. MILAN, June 30- European shares rose for a third straight session on Thursday, with expectations of central bank stimulus helping ease jitters over Britain's vote last week to exit the European Union. "Investors are expecting more central bank stimulus and this explains why European shares are rebounding," said Yann Quelenn,...

  • *Sterling skids after BoE's Carney says UK needs stimulus. *Britain's FTSE set to finish June above pre-Brexit level. Markets have regained their poise after a short bout of volatility following Britain's vote last week to leave the European Union, but concerns remain about the longer term economic outlook and the potential for renewed turbulence.

  • *FTSE 100 retreats, European stocks flat. LONDON, June 30- Global stocks were set for their worst monthly performance since January, with renewed concerns over global growth forcing European shares and oil prices onto the back foot again following two positive sessions. "Since the beginning of the year investors have faced a series of macro changes to the...

  • June 30- Hong Kong stocks extended their bounce on Thursday, tracking global markets as fears stemming from Britain's vote to leave the European Union continued to abate. Overnight, the Dow rose 1.6 percent while Britain's FTSE rallied for the second day, as global markets regained some composure after last week's shock from the Brexit vote.

  • LONDON, June 30- European shares fell on Thursday, stalling attempts to recover from a heavy sell-off caused by Britain's vote to leave the European Union last week, as shares in major banks lost ground. The pan-European STOXX 600 index and the similar FTSEurofirst 300 index both fell by 0.6 percent. Britain's benchmark FTSE 100 retreated by 0.3 percent while...

  • TOKYO, June 30- Asia stocks rose on Thursday, tracking an overnight rally on Wall Street, while the safe-haven Japanese yen was held in check as global markets regained a semblance of calm after the Brexit shock. Spreadbetters forecast a slightly higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside...