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  • 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...

  • *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...

  • LONDON, June 9- Sterling tumbled as much as 2.5 percent on Friday, while the FTSE share index opened higher, after British voters denied any party a majority of seats in parliament, plunging the country into political chaos days before the start of Brexit talks. With no clear winner emerging from Thursday's election, Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting to hold...

  • LONDON, June 9- A stunning election upset for Prime Minister Theresa May sent Britain's major share index shooting up on Friday, feeding off a weaker currency, while housebuilders and mid-caps suffered losses as uncertainty swirled around the UK's leadership ahead of crucial Brexit negotiations. The FTSE 100 gained 1.1 percent by 0720 GMT after Britons dealt...

  • *Gilts edge up on unexpected uncertainty, FTSE resilient. SYDNEY, June 9- Sterling spiralled lower on Friday as British elections left no single party with a clear claim to power, sideswiping investors who had already weathered major risk events in the United States and Europe. Yields on 10- year gilts fell 3 basis points to 1.00 percent, but FTSE futures recouped...

  • *UK stocks slip, gilts edge up on unexpected uncertainty. SYDNEY, June 9- Sterling slumped in Asia on Friday as British elections seemed to leave no single party with a clear claim to power, sideswiping investors who had already weathered major risk events in the United States and Europe. Japan's Nikkei added 0.7 percent and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • SYDNEY, June 9- Sterling spiralled lower in Asia on Friday after British elections seemed to have left no single party with a clear claim to power, sideswiping investors who had already weathered major risk events in the United States and Europe. The pound shed almost three U.S. cents in hectic trade, or close to 2 percent, while futures for the FTSE lost 0.5 percent...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.4 pct. The major FTSE 100 benchmark slid steadily throughout the session to close 0.4 percent lower at 7,449.98 points, after the European Central Bank signalled an end to more interest rate cuts, and ahead of results from Britain's parliamentary elections. Mid-caps have outperformed the exporter-heavy FTSE 100 so far this year but the...

  • *Oil steadies, Qatar bonds extend falls after S&P downgrade. LONDON, June 8- European bonds jumped and the euro and bank shares stumbled backwards on Thursday, as ECB chief Mario Draghi took markets by surprise on Thursday with a robust signal the bank had no plans to cut back its stimulus any time soon. It was the first instalment of a packed day for markets, which...

  • *ECB, Italy bank rescue, UK election, Comey in focus. LONDON, June 8- European stocks climbed but the euro and pound sagged as markets readied for a triple dose of excitement- an ECB signal of its next moves, a British election and testimony by the ex- FBI chief Donald Trump fired last month. London's FTSE barely budged as UK voters headed to the polls.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct. Trading was timid on the major FTSE 100 benchmark, which was up 0.1 percent by 0900 GMT ahead of results from Britain's parliamentary elections and a rate decision by the European Central Bank. Mid-caps have outperformed the exporter-heavy FTSE 100 so far this year but the blue-chips have gained back some ground in recent weeks as...

  • TOKYO, June 8- Asian shares wobbled on Thursday as investors braced for any surprises from the UK election, a European Central Bank policy meeting and congressional testimony from ex- FBI director James Comey who was fired by President Donald Trump last month. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed, through China edged up...

  • *UK election, ECB meeting in focus. LONDON, June 7- Banks and utilities supported European stocks on Wednesday, with relief that Spain's struggling Banco Popular was being rescued by Santander lifting bank shares. Britain's FTSE 100 index fell 0.6 percent and Germany's DAX inched 0.1 percent.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.6 pct. LONDON, June 7- Britain's major share index fell on Wednesday, a day before Britons were set to begin voting in parliamentary elections that will shape talks for the country's exit from the European Union. A sharp drop in energy shares and weakness among big international companies, whose profits benefit from a weak local currency, drove the...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.2 pct. LONDON, June 7- Britain's major share index rose as banks enjoyed a lift from RBS and mid-caps outperformed on Wednesday, a day before Britons were set to begin voting in parliamentary elections. The FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent on the final day of a campaign which has seen polls suggesting support for Prime Minister Theresa May's party was...

  • LONDON, June 7- Banks and utilities buoyed European stocks on Wednesday, with relief that Spain's struggling Banco Popular was being rescued by Santander lifting bank shares. The pan-European STOXX 600 index reversed to trade 0.2 percent higher in its first session of gains this week, while Britain's FTSE 100 index rose 0.2 percent and Germany's DAX fell 0.1...

  • *FTSE 100 flat at close, mid caps down 1.1 pct. LONDON, June 6- UK shares remained stuck below last week's record high on Tuesday as investors sought safety in precious metals miners and defensives ahead of Thursday's general election, while British mid caps dropped close to a three-week low. The direct impacts are currency, very important especially for the FTSE...

  • London- listed travel stocks suffer. MILAN/ LONDON, June 5- European shares slipped on Monday as energy stocks dragged and banks were led lower by Spain's Banco Popular on concerns that it could be wound down. The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.1 percent, with activity reduced by a public holiday in the region, while Britain's FTSE, which hit a fresh record high...