GO
Loading...

FTSE

More

  • NEW YORK, March 19- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday removed a reference to being "patient" on interest rates out of its policy statement but indicated that it was in no rush to hike borrowing costs. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.56 percent and London's FTSE hit a record after...

  • *Treasury yields down sharply, Australia, Germany at record low. The shift in rate expectations had hit the dollar hard at first, though it had repaired almost all of the damage as trading gathered momentum in Europe. The euro found itself as high as $1.10625 in turbulent trade late on Wednesday, but was back down at $1.0683 as markets also began to focus on what are...

  • PARIS, March 19- European stocks rose on Thursday after the U.S. Britain's FTSE 100 also hit a new record high. The FTSE rose as much as 0.5 percent to an intraday record high of 6,978.74 points, beating its previous peak of 6,974.26 points set on March 2.

  • Europe closes mixed; FTSE rallies after Budget speech   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe closes mixed; FTSE rallies after Budget speech

    European equities closed mixed on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting and digested the annual U.K. Budget statement.

  • Europe ends lower ahead of Fed; Premier Oil surges   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe ends lower ahead of Fed; Premier Oil surges

    European equities finished lower on Tuesday, with the exception of the FTSE 100 which was given a lift by mining stocks, as investors looked ahead to a two-day meeting by the U.S. Federal Reserve and reacted to fresh economic data.

  • Europe closes higher as QE buoys stocks; DAX hits record

    European equities finished higher Monday as investor sentiment continued to be buoyed by the extra liquidity provided by the European Central Bank (ECB) in the region.

  • The DAX powered above 12,000 points for the first time and the main pan-euro zone benchmark indices hit seven-year highs, while U.S. futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street of around 0.5 percent. Wall Street looks set to rebound from last week's fall-- the third consecutive down week for U.S. stocks-- lifted by Europe's rally. The European Central Bank last...

  • *Euro slides to 12- year low. LONDON, March 16- The euro struck a fresh 12- year low on Monday and euro zone stocks reached new peaks on bets that the currency's relentless fall will boost corporate earning prospects just as the rising dollar hits those of U.S. firms. In early European trading the euro was up 1/ 3 of a percent against the dollar at $1.0530, having slid to...

  • Europe markets close up; oil in the spotlight   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe markets close up; oil in the spotlight

    European equities closed slightly higher Friday, as the oil and gas sector took another hit from tumbling prices.

  • LONDON, March 13- European shares edged up at the open on Friday, setting up Germany's Dax index for its longest streak of weekly gains since 1998, as traders added to their bets on an economic recovery in Europe. Automakers, travel& leisure and real estate were all up 0.6-0.7 percent at 0813 GMT. The FTSE, however, was down 2.2 percent from last Friday's close.

  • Europe shares close flat; FTSE higher on Asos, TSB   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe shares close flat; FTSE higher on Asos, TSB

    European equities closed largely flat to lower on Thursday, as investors reacted to earnings and banking news and considered the implications of the European Central Bank's (ECB) newly launched quantitative easing (QE) program.

  • LONDON, March 12- The euro pulled out of its recent dive on Thursday, chalking up its biggest rise against the dollar in a month, after a week of breakneck moves in the world's two biggest currencies. The dollar's reversal, cemented by weak U.S. retail sales data, gave some respite to emerging markets as well as to oil and commodities heavily correlated to the U.S....

  • TOKYO, March 12- A surprise interest rate cut by South Korea's central bank on Thursday helped lift an index of Asian stocks away from the previous session's seven-week trough, while the euro plumbed a new 12- year low as the European Central Bank's easing pressured euro zone bond yields. Financial spreadbetters predicted some of Asia's luster would rub off in...

  • Falling euro boosts European stocks; Adecco up 6%   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Falling euro boosts European stocks; Adecco up 6%

    European equities closed higher on Wednesday, bouncing back heavy losses seen in the previous session, with stocks of exporting companies boosted by the falling euro.

  • *Batch of soft China data nudges Aussie to 6- year trough. TOKYO, March 11- Asian stocks skidded to a two-month low on Wednesday as nervous markets recoiled on worries about an earlier U.S. interest rate hike, a prospect that sent the dollar to a 12- year high against the euro. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4 percent after...

  • *Credit Suisse surges after naming new CEO. LONDON, March 10- European shares slipped further on Tuesday from a seven-year high after sharply weaker oil and metals prices pulled down commodities stocks, although Credit Suisse rallied after naming a new chief executive. "Credit Suisse has had different issues throughout the years and someone with a diverse...

  • European stocks finish sharply lower, Credit Suisse surges

    European equities extended losses to close sharply down on Tuesday, as the sell-off in U.S. stocks gained momentum, with investors spooked by the weakness in the price of oil, currency turmoil and ongoing negotiations surrounding Greece.

  • *Credit Suisse surges after naming new CEO. LONDON, March 10- European shares slipped further away from a recent seven-year high on Tuesday as a sharp decline in crude oil and metals prices hit commodities stocks, although a rally in Credit Suisse capped market losses. "Credit Suisse has had different issues throughout the years and someone with a diverse...

  • Europe stocks end lower amid US hike jitters   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe stocks end lower amid US hike jitters

    European equities finished lower on Monday amid speculation that Friday's better-than-expected U.S. jobs report will lead the Federal Reserve to hike rates soon.

  • LONDON, March 6- While UK stocks have broadly shrugged off the looming general election, some investors are shunning a sector that risks becoming a political punch bag. Domestic utilities including Centrica and SSE have fallen since the start of 2015, even as the FTSE 100 index has hit record highs. The opposition Labour Party is campaigning to give the energy...