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Indexes FTSE

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are falling Wednesday as energy companies tumble along with oil prices. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard& Poor's 500 index slid 6 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,434 as of 2:55 p.m. Eastern time. The Russell 2000 index sank 11 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,414. That suggests investors are worried about the economy, which could have an outsize effect on...

  • LONDON, June 13- UK blue chips eased on Tuesday as a bounce in the pound hit export-oriented companies, overshadowing a recovery in tech stocks, while a rally in outsourcing firm Capita led mid-caps higher. There was relief after Monday's tech stocks sell-off, which hit UK tech firms Micro Focus and Sophos, but trading remained muted with the FTSE 100 ending down...

  • LONDON, June 13- A recovery in tech stocks and fresh optimism over Italy's troubled banking sector lifted European shares off 7- week lows on Tuesday, while a bounce in Capita boosted British equities. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.6 percent, almost fully recovering losses from the previous session, while Italy's benchmark rose 1 percent.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.4 pct. Relief was palpable after Monday's dip, which hit UK tech firms Micro Focus and Sophos, but trading remained muted with the FTSE 100 up just 0.2 percent as investors continued to sift through the fall-out from Britain's election. "There's a tendency to turn to one factor and attribute it to that, but people always just get nervous when valuations...

  • Major stock indexes are near record highs again as energy companies, banks, and retailers like Amazon also rise. Facebook rose $2.35, or 1.6 percent, to $150.79 while Microsoft gained 91 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $70.69. Elsewhere hard drive maker Western Digital added $3.19, or 3.7 percent, to $89.83.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.2 pct at close. LONDON, June 12- British shares fell on Monday as a technology sell-off spread across Europe, while contractor Mitie jumped after forecasting a recovery in its fortunes. Britain's FTSE 100 closed down 0.2 percent, with investors dumping tech and other cyclical stocks, which feature heavily on the blue-chip index, and heading into...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.2 pct at close. LONDON, June 12- British shares fell on Monday as a technology sell-off spread across Europe, while contractor Mitie jumped after forecasting a recovery in its fortunes. Britain's FTSE 100 closed down 0.2 percent, with investors dumping tech and other cyclical stocks, which feature heavily on the blue-chip index, and heading into...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.4 pct. LONDON, June 12- British shares fell on Monday as a technology sell-off spread across Europe, while contractor Mitie jumped after forecasting a recovery in its fortunes. Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 0.3 percent by 1000 GMT, with investors dumping tech and other cyclical stocks, which feature heavily on the blue-chip index, and heading into...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.4 pct. LONDON, June 12- British shares fell on Monday as a technology sell-off spread across Europe, while contractor Mitie jumped after forecasting a recovery in its fortunes. Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 0.3 percent by 1000 GMT, with investors dumping tech and other cyclical stocks, which feature heavily on the blue-chip index, and heading into...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes slipped again Monday as technology companies, which were near record highs last week, suffered a second day of sharp losses. Technology companies have surged in recent months, and on Monday almost all of the losses came from the big companies that have led the way recently: Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and Alphabet, Google's parent company.

  • *Wall Street hits new intra-day highs before paring most gains. NEW YORK, June 9- The British pound fell to a seven-week low on Friday after a shock election result cast doubt on Britain's talks to leave the European Union, but key indices hit fresh record highs before tumbling technology shares drove the Nasdaq and S&P 500 lower. British Prime Minister Theresa May...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 9- Gold prices fell about 1 percent on Friday as the dollar strengthened while palladium leapt more than 7 percent as a surge in speculative demand forced industrial users to close out short positions, traders said. That pushed prices through the 16- year declining trendline at $868 an ounce, triggering a further surge that took them to their...

  • *FTSE 100 up 1 pct, boosted by sterling's fall. LONDON, June 9- An election upset for Prime Minister Theresa May sent Britain's major share index shooting up on Friday, feeding off a weaker currency, while housebuilders suffered losses as uncertainty about the UK's leadership grew before Brexit negotiations. The FTSE 100 gained 1 percent after Britons dealt the...

  • *UK currency hits lowest against euro since November. *Internationally focused FTSE 100 climbs. LONDON, June 9- Britain's pound tumbled on Friday, lifting the country's main FTSE share index, after an election that denied any party a majority in parliament and fomented a sense of political chaos just days before Brexit talks begin.

  • NEW YORK, June 9- The British pound plunged to a seven-week low on Friday after a shock election result cast doubt on Britain's talks to leave the European Union, but global equity markets rallied with key indices on Wall Street hitting new record highs. British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would form a government backed by a small Northern Irish party...

  • Wall Street turned in an uneven finish Friday as investors unloaded their technology company shares in favor of energy and financial stocks. Even with the sell-off in technology stocks, the Dow Jones industrial average and the Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks closed higher, each setting new highs. "We're seeing investors rotate out of the...

  • *UK currency hits lowest against euro since November. *Internationally focused FTSE 100 climbs, mid-caps drop. LONDON, June 9- Britain's pound tumbled on Friday, lifting the country's main FTSE share index, after an election that denied any party a majority in parliament and fomented a sense of political chaos just days before Brexit talks begin.

  • *Prime Minister Theresa May's party loses parliamentary majority. *Endo falls after FDA pulls opioid painkiller from market. "The UK election is a UK event and there is no direct economic impact from that on the U.S. economy," said Steve Blitz, chief U.S. economist at TS Lombard in New York.

  • *Internationally focused FTSE 100 climbs, mid-caps drop. LONDON, June 9- Britain's pound tumbled as much as 2.5 percent on Friday, lifting the country's main FTSE share index, following an election that denied any party a majority in parliament and fomented political chaos just days before Brexit talks begin. But having slid to as low as $1.2636 in early European...

  • TOKYO— The pound slumped in Friday's trading as soon as signs emerged that Britain's ruling Conservatives will have a weaker-than-expected showing in the country's election. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.8 percent to 7,509.52. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.5 percent to finish at 20,013.26, while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.8 percent to...