A sell-off in chip stocks intensified following a report that chipmakers are cutting ties with Huawei after the Trump administration's ban.Marketsread more
Ford Motor said Monday that it is laying off about 7,000 salaried workers, about 10% of that global workforce, as part of a restructuring plan designed to save the No. 2...Autosread more
President Trump stands a chance of creating a new economic world order in his China trade fight, says the chief economic advisor of Allianz.Economyread more
Most U.S. hedge funds aren't expecting another big stock market sell-off as more firms curb bets on volatility, according to Nomura.Marketsread more
Google announced Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 on Monday, a new set of smart glasses that's catered toward businesses and costs $999. Google has focused on business use...Technologyread more
More than 170 shoe retailers, including Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, Foot Locker, Ugg and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, have penned a letter to the White House asking President...Retailread more
Microsoft on Monday announced new moderation for its Xbox platform in an effort to cut down on toxic content and to make gaming safer for everyone.Technologyread more
People investing in some technology stocks should not expect them to go up anytime soon, warns the "Mad Money" host.Investingread more
Nordstrom has chosen Oct. 24 for the grand opening of its women's store in New York, the largest single-project investment in the company's history.Retailread more
The finalists from the Council for Economic Education's National Economics Challenge will put their problem-solving skills to the test Monday in a high school economics...US Economyread more
(For a live blog on European stocks, type LIVE/ in an Eikon news window)
* FTSE 100 down 0.5 pct
* FTSE 250 down 0.6 pct
* RSA higher after Q1 report
* Superdry slips on profit alert
May 9 (Reuters) - UK blue-chip shares fell back to six-week lows on Thursday, pressured by renewed trade tensions between the United States and China, while insurer RSA advanced after a trading update.
The FTSE 100, which draws more than two-thirds of its earnings from abroad, was 0.5 percent lower by 0723 GMT. The midcaps gave up 0.6 percent.
Industrials, miners and Asia-exposed stocks led the fall on the main index after U.S. President Donald Trump accused China of breaking the deal they had reached in trade talks.
Energy supplier Centrica, oil heavyweight BP and insurer Admiral all dipped as they traded ex-dividend, heavily weighing on the blue-chip bourse.
Luxury brand Burberry, which is vulnerable to a hit to the Asian economy, gave up 2 percent.
All but two sectors were in the negative territory by 0712 GMT, although an upbeat first-quarter update showing a rise in net written premiums helped insurer RSA inch 1.4 percent higher.
Another gainer was Ocado with a 1.1 percent rise after it tweaked the terms of its deal with Morrisons and said it bought a minority stake in robotics start-up Karakuri.
Small-cap Superdry dropped as much as 7 percent after the fashion retailer warned on profit again, even as as founder Julian Dunkerton works to revamp the brand. (Reporting by Muvija M in Bengaluru Editing by Gareth Jones)