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  • *Crude oil rally stalls as storm approaches Gulf of Mexico. Spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE to open 0.2 percent higher, Germany's DAX to edge up 0.07 percent and France's CAC to open down 0.2 percent. The S&P 500 posted its sixth straight record high close on Thursday, its longest run since 1997, as investors cheered increased prospects for a tax overhaul...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.5 pct. *FTSE to flat-line into year-end- Reuters poll. The FTSE 100 closed up 0.5 percent at 7502.79 points after the pound hit a four-week low against the dollar as Theresa May's speech before the Conservative Party thrust her premiership into doubt.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.2 pct. *FTSE to flat-line into year-end- Reuters poll. Sterling dropped half a percent against the dollar in early deals, helping support the internationally-focused FTSE up 0.2 percent against slightly weaker European benchmarks.

  • Japan's Nikkei and Australian shares both ended flat. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was almost flat with Hong Kong and South Korea, as well as mainland China, closed for public holidays. European shares were expected to be steady to slightly weaker, with Germany's Dax futures down 0.2 percent while France's Cac futures and...

  • *Pirelli prices IPO at 6.5 euros per share. MILAN, Oct 4- Shares in Italy's Pirelli fell on Wednesday on the tyremaker's return to the Milan stock exchange two years after it was taken over by China National Chemical Corp. The maker of tyres for Formula One racing teams and premium automakers such as BMW and Mercedes sold shares in the offer at 6.5 euros apiece,...

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Energy providers Centrica and SSE dragged on Britain's main share index on Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to cap energy prices. The FTSE 100 closed flat at 7,467.58 points after British Gas owner Centrica sank more than 6 percent, closely followed by a 3.2 percent fall in SSE. "Any move to cap prices would be a massive hit to...

  • *Stronger services data boosts pound, dents FTSE. LONDON, Oct 4- Energy providers Centrica and SSE dragged on Britain's main share index on Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to cap energy prices. The FTSE 100 steadied as British Gas owner Centrica sank 4 percent, closely followed by SSE.

  • *Pirelli prices IPO at 6.5 euros per share. MILAN, Oct 4- Shares in Italy's Pirelli fell on Wednesday on the tyremaker's return to the Milan stock exchange two years after it was taken over by China National Chemical Corp and a group of Italian investors. The maker of tyres for Formula One racing teams and premium vehicle makers such as BMW and Mercedes sold shares in...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.4 pct. LONDON, Oct 3- Britain's top share index climbed to a near eight-week high on Tuesday, boosted by a slide in the pound after weaker construction sector activity and rumbling uncertainty over Brexit negotiations. "With the makeup of the eventual Brexit deal still unknown, there has been knock-on volatility in sterling and therefore the FTSE 100-...

  • *Egypt falls for first time in six days. DUBAI, Oct 3- Egypt's stock market fell on Tuesday, ending a six-day winning streak that took the blue-chip index to an all-time high, while Gulf bourses traded narrowly but a couple of petrochemical shares boosted Saudi Arabia. "After hitting 14,100 points on Monday, it is normal to see such an adjustment on Tuesday- the market...

  • LONDON, Oct 3- UK shares were flat in morning trading on Tuesday but clung to the previous session's four-week highs, alongside their European peers, after bourses in Asia took heart from fresh new record closes on Wall Street. Heating and plumbing product supplier's Ferguson was the top gainer on both the UK index and the STOXX 600 with a 2.8 rise after it reported...

  • *Spain's IBEX loses 1.2 pct. LONDON, Oct 2- Spanish stocks sank on Monday after violence surrounding Catalonia's independence referendum fuelled political worries and left Madrid's bourse missing out as European shares hit a three-months high and Wall Street fresh new records. But Spain's IBEX fell 1.5 percent after Catalans defied a police crackdown to...

  • BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Oct 2- Central European equities rose on Monday partly because index provider FTSE Russell said late on Friday that it would promote Poland to a developed market from its advanced emerging class from next year. Warsaw stocks rose 0.3 percent by 1355 GMT. Budapest's main index gained 1 percent, after OTP CEO Sandor Csanyi said the region's...

  • *Egypt up again but profit-taking cuts gains. DUBAI, Oct 2- Most stock markets in the Middle East made small gains on Monday with Egypt hitting yet another all-time high, while the Saudi Arabian index edged down. Car rental company United International Transport climbed 3.2 percent and car servicing company Saudi Automotive jumped 4.0 percent in active trade.

  • BUDAPEST, Oct 2- Central European equities rose on Monday, outperforming Western peers, after index provider FTSE Russell said it would promote Poland to a developed market from its advanced emerging class from next year. FTSE Russel said late on Friday in its annual classification review that it would move Poland, Central Europe's biggest stock into the top...

  • *Saudi blue chips down on FTSE decision to delay upgrade. DUBAI, Oct 1- The Saudi stock index fell on Sunday after news that index compiler FTSE had decided to delay including Riyadh in its secondary emerging market index, while Kuwaiti blue chips were strong after FTSE included Kuwait. In its annual country classification review on Friday, FTSE praised Riyadh's...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct. LONDON, Sept 29- Britain's FTSE edged up on Friday as sterling weakened on poor economic data but was set, unlike continental exchanges, for a monthly loss as the pound's recovery in September hit its dollar-earning constituents. Sterling fell half a percent after data showed GDP growth for the second quarter was revised downwards and the...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.1 pct. *Global funds moving out of UK equities- HSBC. LONDON, Sept 28- Enthusiasm about U.S. tax reforms and rate hikes dissipated on Thursday, taking the wind out of the sails of Britain's banking stocks after earlier gains, and leaving the main share index modestly up on the day.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.1 pct. LONDON, Sept 28- Banks were a bright spot on Britain's top share index on Thursday, helped by hopes of U.S. tax reforms and rate hikes, though drops among dollar-earning consumer stocks weighed. Analysts also cited comments from Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane who said late on Wednesday that any increase in interest rates would be...

  • *Markets not convinced Congress can agree to any tax plan. TOKYO, Sept 28- The dollar and U.S. bond yields rose on Thursday after President Donald Trump proposed the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in three decades and as strong U.S. economic data supported the case for a Federal Reserve rate hike later this year. "The fact that Trump made the tax proposal was seen as a step...