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Indexes FTSE

  • *Europe stocks edge up; Asia flat after China trade data. LONDON, March 8- European shares edged up on Wednesday after minor gains in Asia as Chinese import data signalled a recovering economy, while the dollar rose before jobs numbers that could help cement expectations that U.S. interest rates will rise next week. Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index rose 0.1...

  • *Asia ex- Japan up 0.6 pct; Nikkei closes down 0.2 pct. SINGAPORE, March 7- Asian shares rose on Tuesday, diverging from New York markets that slipped on concern about President Donald Trump's ability to focus on economic policies. Futures are pointing to a positive open for Britain's FTSE 100 and France's CAC 40..

  • *China cuts 2017 growth target to 6.5 pct. TOKYO, March 6- U.S. stock futures dropped but Asian shares were resilient on Monday as investors weighed the near-certain prospect of an interest rate hike in the United States this month against news of China's slower 2017 growth target. Risk appetites also took a hit on rising geopolitical tensions in East Asia, as North...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. LONDON, March 3- Britain's top share index retreated on Friday, weighed down by a raft of disappointing earnings updates as well as weakness in the mining sector. "This suggests a worrying continuation of what terms a' tepid' macro environment, clients' grinding it out in a highly competitive game' and a cooling of positive tail winds," Mike van...

  • LONDON, March 3- European shares posted their best weekly gains of 2017 of Friday, although they were down on the day following disappointing company updates. France's blue-chip CAC 40 index closed up 0.7 percent, outperforming the broader European market, Germany's DAX and Britain's FTSE. It hit 5,002.32 points, its highest level since November 2015, after a...

  • LONDON, March 3- European shares dropped on Friday following disappointing company updates, although French stocks performed better after a poll eased anxieties over the impact on markets of the presidential election. France's blue-chip CAC 40 index was up 0.8 percent, outperforming the broader European market, Germany's DAX and Britain's FTSE.

  • *European stock markets climb, FTSE hits record high. Treasury yields rose along with the dollar and Wall Street rallied, lifting the Dow above 21,000, as investors bet on an interest rate hike and gave a sigh of relief after U.S. Financial stocks were the biggest boost for Wall Street after New York Fed President William Dudley- one of the most influential U.S....

  • LONDON, March 1- Britain's FTSE 100 share index surged to a fresh record high on Wednesday, with commodities-related stocks tracking stronger metals, while banks gained on expectations of further hikes in U.S. interest rates. New York Fed President William Dudley, a permanent voter on the U.S. central bank's open market committee and close ally of chair Janet...

  • *European stock markets climb, FTSE hits record high. NEW YORK, March 1- Wall Street indexes rallied on Wednesday, with the Dow hitting a record above 21,000 points, while the dollar and U.S. New York Fed President William Dudley- one of the most influential U.S. central bankers, and usually considered a dove- said late Tuesday that the case for tightening monetary...

  • *European stock markets climb, FTSE hits record high. LONDON, March 1- The dollar jumped and short-term U.S. Shares on Wall Street were expected to open higher, having hit record highs earlier this week, while gains in mining and bank stocks took Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index to an all-time high, buoyed by U.S. rate rise expectations and higher metals prices.

  • LONDON, March 1- Britain's top share index hit a six-week high on Wednesday, with commodities-related stocks tracking stronger metals, while banks gained on expectations of further hikes in U.S. interest rates. New York Fed President William Dudley, a permanent voter on the U.S. central bank's open market committee and close ally of chair Janet Yellen, said that...

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks down 0.2 pct; Nikkei up on weaker yen. *China, Japan Feb manufacturing activity beat expectations. "Investors had little to grasp, and market reaction during the speech was choppy and directionless," market strategists Paul Christopher, Scott Wren and Sameer Samana at Wells Fargo Investment Institute in St. Louis said.

  • LONDON, Feb 28- European shares edged higher on Tuesday after encouraging earnings releases, with Meggitt leading the market up after reporting a sharp rise in profits and Ferrovial also advancing after results news. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.1 percent by 0837 GMT, while Britain's FTSE was flat. Shares in Meggitt surged 10.6 percent, making them...

  • TOKYO, Feb 28- Asian shares lost their grip on Tuesday but were still on track for a winning month, bolstered by gains on Wall Street as investors awaited a speech by U.S. In Europe, Germany's DAX and Britain's FTSE were expected to open higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan erased earlier modest gains and edged down slightly by...

  • *Yuan flat after Trump calls China "grand champions" of FX manipulation. TOKYO, Feb 24- Asian shares took a breather on Friday, slipping from 1-1/ 2- year highs as material shares were hit by sudden falls in copper and other commodity prices while investors assessed Washington's stance on tax and currency policies. European shares are expected to be soft, with...

  • *Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei little changed after mixed Wall Street. European markets were headed for a mixed start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open 0.3 percent lower, and Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to start the day slightly higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was unchanged, hovering...

  • *Unilever biggest FTSE gainer after review promise. *Italy's FTSE MIB weighed by Mediolanum. LONDON, Feb 22- European shares were steady at 14- month highs on Wednesday, supported by well-received earnings updates from companies such as Lloyds, Telefonica Deutschland and Scor.

  • As the most exposed among the major British banks to any downturn in the British economy, with 97 percent of its business in the UK, Lloyds has confounded expectations that last year's vote to quit the European Union would squeeze profits. Shares in Britain's biggest mortgage lender rose 3.8 percent by 0902 GMT, the best performing stock in the benchmark FTSE 100...

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, joining a record-setting session for global markets as investors cheered upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings on Wall Street. Spreadbetters expected the boon for equities to extend into the European day, predicting a higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. *FTSE 350 bank index scores worst day since Brexit. The blue-chip FTSE index fell 0.3 percent, with HSBC down 6.5 percent, its worst day in 18 months, after its results.