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  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct at close. The FTSE 100 marked its second week of losses as a worldwide sell-off took the shine off risky assets, and Thursday's bounce proved to have little staying power. Pay-TV firm Sky shot more than 4 percent higher to the top of the FTSE after sources said Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications had expressed interest in acquiring part of...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. The FTSE 100 was set for its second week of losses as a worldwide sell-off took the shine off risky assets, and Thursday's bounce proved to have little staying power. Pay-TV firm Sky shot up 3.1 percent to the top of the FTSE after sources said Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications had expressed interest in acquiring part of Rupert...

  • TOKYO, Nov 17- Asian shares clawed back most of their weekly loss after rising firmly on Friday as strong Wall Street earnings and a step forward on U.S. tax reform brightened the mood, though many hurdles remain to secure passage of a tax cut deal. The dollar fell after the Wall Street Journal reported Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team last month subpoenaed...

  • NEW YORK— Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to the previous day's gains. A slew of retailers including discount chain Ross Stores, shoe store Foot Locker and clothing companies Gap and Abercrombie& Fitch...

  • While the broader stock market has been steadily racking up gains and posting new highs, companies that own real estate have been lagging, with some notable exceptions. "Part of REITs' modest underperformance this year has been a function of the ongoing dialogue about rising interest rates," said Mizuho REITs analyst Richard Anderson. The FTSE Nareit All Equity...

  • *FTSE 100 inches up 0.2 pct, mid caps up 0.8 pct. The FTSE was up 0.2 percent at 7,386.94 points at its close, with gains in the healthcare and consumer sectors offsetting weaker commodity stocks. Oil stocks were among the top fallers on the FTSE, hit after Reuters reported that Norway's trillion-dollar wealth fund proposed to drop oil and gas companies from its...

  • OSLO, Nov 16- Norway's trillion-dollar sovereign wealth fund is proposing to drop oil and gas companies from its benchmark index, which would mean cutting its investments in those companies, the deputy central bank chief supervising the fund told Reuters, sending energy stocks lower. The proposal came in a letter sent by the central bank to the finance ministry...

  • U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak. Investors cheered strong quarterly earnings from Wal-Mart Stores, Cisco Systems and other companies. "Investors have been looking to buy on weakness and they got a little bit of it," said Erik Davidson, chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank.

  • LONDON, Nov 16- European shares enjoyed a recovery on Thursday, snapping their longest losing streak since October 2016 as the cyclical sectors which had driven a market-wide sell-off made a comeback. The pan-European STOXX 600 index climbed 0.4 percent, with the cyclicals-heavy DAX up 0.5 percent while Britain's FTSE 100 and Italy's top stock index lagged,...

  • *FTSE 100 inches up 0.1 pct, mid caps up 0.4 pct. MILAN, Nov 16- The UK's top share index steadied on Thursday as a handful of earnings updates were in focus and GKN plunged on uncertainty following the ditching of its CEO designate. By 0945 GMT, the FTSE was 0.07 percent up at 7.377, 79 points with gains in the healthcare and consumer sectors offset by weaker commodity...

  • LONDON, Nov 16- European shares enjoyed a recovery on Thursday, snapping their longest losing streak since October 2016 as the cyclical sectors which had driven a market-wide sell-off made a comeback. The pan-European STOXX 600 index climbed 0.4 percent, with the cyclicals-heavy DAX up 0.5 percent while Britain's FTSE 100 and Italy's top stock index lagged,...

  • LONDON, Nov 16- European shares enjoyed a recovery on Thursday, snapping their longest losing streak since October 2016 as the cyclicals sectors which had driven a market-wide sell-off made a comeback. The pan-European STOXX 600 index climbed 0.4 percent, with the cyclicals-heavy DAX up 0.5 percent while Britain's FTSE 100 and Italy's top stock index lagged,...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Nov 16- Asian shares shrugged off Wall Street losses and a lacklustre start to rally on Thursday, while the dollar edged up as investors priced in more U.S. rate hikes after upbeat economic data. Futures portended solid openings for European bourses, with European stock futures up 0.3 percent, Dax futures up 0.4 percent, and FTSE futures and CAC...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.6 pct. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index fell 0.6 percent- similar to the move on Europe's STOXX benchmark- while mid-cap UK shares lost 0.8 percent. "With the miners falling... it's a very heavily-weighted sector on the FTSE," said Henry Croft, a research analyst at Accendo Markets.

  • MILAN/ LONDON, Nov 15- A fall in commodity stocks and sustained profit-taking sent European shares to an eight-week low and their seventh straight session of losses on Wednesday, but Airbus rallied after winning a record plane deal. Their falls helped send the pan-European STOXX 600 index down to its lowest level since Sept. 20. This was the index's seventh...

  • Technology companies led U.S. stocks lower Wednesday, giving the market its biggest loss since early September. Grocery stores and packaged foods and beverage companies also accounted for much of the decline. Unlike October's broad market rally, fewer stocks and sectors have been notching gains this month, and the latest market decline reflects that, noted...

  • A slide in crude oil prices on worries over the outlook for demand and weaker metals prices weighed on mining and energy stocks across Asia and Europe, which took their cues from the previous day's stock declines in the United States. The UK's top share index, the FTSE 100, declined half a percent while Germany's export-oriented DAX fell 1 percent, weighed down by...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.4 pct. The FTSE had managed to close flat on Tuesday and outperform a negative Europe, but commodity-related shares remained weak. "With the miners falling... it's a very heavily-weighted sector on the FTSE," said Henry Croft, a research analyst at Accendo Markets.

  • MILAN, Nov 15- A fall in commodity stocks and continued profit taking sent European shares to an eight-week low on Wednesday, but Airbus rallied after winning its biggest order. Their falls helped send the pan-European STOXX 600 index down 0.6 percent to its lowest level since Sept. 20. The UK's top share index FTSE 100 declined 0.4 percent and Germany's export...

  • A slide in crude oil prices on worries over the outlook for demand and weaker metals prices weighed on mining and energy stocks across Asia and Europe, which took their cues from the previous day's stock declines in the United States. The UK's top share index, the FTSE 100, declined 0.3 percent while Germany's export-oriented DAX fell 0.7 percent, weighed down by...