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  • 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...

  • *Asia ex- Japan slips, Nikkei jumps; both set for weekly losses. SINGAPORE, June 16- Asian stocks steadied on Friday, taking in stride the resumption of the U.S. technology rout overnight, and European shares look set for a positive start following Thursday's losses. Japan's Nikkei advanced 0.7 percent, narrowing its loss for the week to 0.3 percent.

  • HONG KONG— World stocks are mostly higher Friday after Japan's central bank kept its ultra-lax monetary stance intact, lifting Asian sentiment and propping up the dollar. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.4 percent to 7,447.04. BANK OF JAPAN: The Bank of Japan noted signs of improvement in the world's third largest economy and said it expected demand to accelerate,...

  • The Union Flag flies near the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 7, 2017.

    One week on from the general election, the U.K. remains in a state of uncertainty as the Conservative Party negotiates to form a government.

  • LONDON, June 15- Weak basic resources stocks amid depressed crude prices sent European shares sliding for the second straight session on Thursday. Investors awaited interest rate decisions from the Bank of England and Swiss National Bank due later in the day, though market expectations are for both to keep rates on hold. Britain's FTSE was down 0.6 percent...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks fell Thursday as technology firms and small companies skidded. Stocks dropped in early trading as investors reacted to rising interest rates in the U.S. while the Bank of England came unexpectedly close to raising U.K. interest rates for the first time in 10 years. Smaller, more domestically-oriented companies fell as investors wondered if...

  • *FTSE 100 ends down 0.35 pct. "Housebuilders generally... have been marked down because of fears over the UK economy, the UK property market, but actually the numbers that are coming out of these companies are still pretty reassuring," said Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. Bellway's shares rose 5.9 percent to a record high, while blue chip peers...

  • LONDON, June 14- Recovering technology stocks gave European shares another leg up on Wednesday, while deal chatter sent Sweden's Hexagon soaring to a record high. In Britain the FTSE 100 rose 0.5 percent while midcaps rose 0.8 percent. Hexagon stole the limelight, jumping more than 16 percent to a new record high after a Wall Street Journal report that the Swedish...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.4 pct. "Housebuilders generally... have been marked down because of fears over the UK economy, the UK property market, but actually the numbers that are coming out of these companies are still pretty reassuring," said Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. Bellway's shares rose 4.5 percent to a 1- month high, while blue chip peers Barratt...

  • LONDON, June 14- Recovering technology stocks gave European shares another leg up on Wednesday, while deal chatter sent Sweden's Hexagon soaring to a record high. In the U.K., the FTSE 100 was little changed while midcaps rose 0.6 percent. Hexagon stole the limelight, jumping more than 16 percent to a new record high after a Wall Street Journal report that the...