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Indexes FTSE

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.1 pct. The FTSE 100 gained 0.1 percent as the market awaited further details of negotiating positions of Britain and the European Union after they formally embarked on complex talks towards Brexit on Wednesday. Britain was to set out its plan for converting EU laws into domestic law in a White Paper later in the day, and EU Council President Donald...

  • LONDON, March 30- European shares edged higher on Thursday, underpinned by a rise in oil stocks as investors mulled implications of Britain formally beginning the process of leaving the European Union. The FTSE 100 traded 0.1 percent higher on Thursday. As Britain embarked on a path of tough negotiations, all eyes turned to the government's White Paper, in which...

  • LONDON, March 29- European shares drifted lower on Wednesday, while sterling battled back from a one-week low and regained its composure amid the drama of Britain formally triggering its exit process from the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May will notify EU Council President Donald Tusk in a letter that Britain really is quitting the bloc it joined in...

  • LONDON, March 29- European shares edged higher on Wednesday as Britain was set to formally trigger divorce proceedings with the European Union it joined in 1973.. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was 0.1 percent higher by 1000 GMT, with modest gains driven by broker upgrades and results. "It's like a race: we are firing the starting gun and now we just have to see how...

  • LONDON, March 29- European shares edged higher on Wednesday as Britain was set to formally trigger divorce proceedings with the European Union it joined in 1973.. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.4 percent, outperforming the broader European market, as a weaker pound contributed to gains for its largely foreign-earning stocks. Engie rose 2.6 percent, top of France's...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.2 pct. LONDON, March 23- British shares turned up on Thursday after a two-day losing streak as markets turned more bullish and retail sales data indicated more robust consumption. Clothing retailer Next was up 8.6 percent and the top FTSE gainer in heavy volume, posting its best gains in nine months after it maintained its guidance for 2017-18 from...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct. LONDON, March 23- Britain's FTSE 100 edged down on Thursday after an unsteady start, with surprisingly strong retail sales data boosting the pound and triggering a move lower for the index whose constituents mainly earn foreign currency. Clothing retailer Next was up 7.2 percent and the top FTSE gainer in heavy volume.

  • *Asia higher but markets edgy about U.S. growth prospects. European markets are poised for a stronger start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open 0.1 percent higher, Germany's DAX to be up 0.4 percent and France's CAC 40 to begin the day 0.2 percent higher. Having weakened as much as 0.4 percent a day earlier, sterling was...

  • *Europe shares hit two-week low, Asia biggest fall since Dec 15. *Wall Street seen opening lower, VIX tops 13 percent. Wall Street was expected to open slightly lower, index futures showed, and the CBOE's VIX index, known as the "fear gauge," briefly topped 13 percent for the first time since mid-January.

  • *Europe shares hit two-week low, Asia lowest since Dec 15. *Wall Street seen opening lower, VIX tops 13 percent. The dollar touched a four-month low against the Japanese currency, whose strength helped push Tokyo stocks to a three-week low, while the euro held close to its highest since early February at around $1.08.

  • *FTSE 100 ends down 0.7 pct. *FTSE mid-caps turn negative after record high. Miners Glencore, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton were the three biggest fallers on the FTSE as copper hit a one-week low after talks to resolve a strike at the world's biggest copper mine in Chile were set to resume and as another huge mine in Indonesia restarted production.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.2 pct. *FTSE mid-caps turn negative after record high. Consumer prices leapt 2.3 percent, their biggest increase since September 2013 and up sharply from 1.8 percent in January, the Office for National Statistics said.

  • *Oil prices tick up on hopes of extended OPEC- led output curb. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent in its eighth consecutive day of gains with tech-heavy Seoul and Taipei shares hitting two-year highs while Hong Kong's Hang Seng scaled 1-1/ 2- year highs. European shares are expected to open slightly higher, with...

  • LONDON, March 20- World markets baulked on Monday at the G20's decision to drop a decade-old pledge to resist trade protectionism, with stocks, the dollar, oil and the price of many major sovereign bonds all sliding into the red. European stocks fell as much as 0.3 percent and U.S. futures pointed to a fall of around 0.2 percent at the open on Wall Street.

  • LONDON, March 20- World stocks opened the week on a cautious footing on Monday after the G20's decision to drop a pledge to avoid trade protectionism, while the U.S. Asian stocks were mixed, European stocks fell as much as 0.3 percent and U.S. futures pointed to a fall of around 0.2 percent at the open on Wall Street. Financial leaders of the world's biggest economies...

  • LONDON, March 20- World stocks opened the week on a cautious footing on Monday after the G20's decision to drop a pledge to avoid trade protectionism, while the U.S. Asian stocks were mixed, European stocks fell as much as 0.3 percent and U.S. futures pointed to a fall of around 0.2 percent at the open on Wall Street. Financial leaders of the world's biggest economies...

  • *Berkeley rises on rosier forecast despite London pinch. LONDON, March 17- British shares were flat on Friday against weaker European markets, holding close to Thursday's record high and set to post a weekly gain. The FTSE 100 index was flat in percentage terms, pressured by a stronger sterling, which jumped on Thursday after outgoing Bank of England policymaker...

  • *Asia stocks ex- Japan set for best week since July. SINGAPORE, March 17- Asian stocks advanced on Friday and looked set for their best week since July, while the dollar extended a slide that began after the Federal Reserve indicated it was unlikely to speed up monetary tightening. Financial spreadbetters predicted a muted start to European stocks after...

  • LONDON, March 16- Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal said he wants to buy a 2 billion pound stake in Anglo American, a major vote of confidence in the global miner's recovery. Last year, Anglo American's shares gained nearly 300 percent, making it the best performer on the London FTSE as the mining industry recovered from a slump in commodity prices in 2015 and early...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct. LONDON, March 16- UK shares rose to new record highs on Thursday, helped by a surge in commodities-related stocks, but pared some gains after a Bank of England policymaker voted for a rate hike. "The fact that some members of the MPC may be inclined to agree with Forbes suggests a hawkish tilt that few were expecting," said Neil Wilson, market analyst at...