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  • LONDON, Aug 8- European equities slipped early on Tuesday, extending losses from a subdued start to the week as miners came under pressure while results weighed on Pandora, IHG and Standard Life in otherwise thin summer trading. Britain's FTSE 100 was also down 0.2 percent, as was Germany's DAX. So far around 70 percent of MSCI Europe companies have reported second...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.3 pct, mid caps UP 0.1 pct at close. LONDON, Aug 7- Britain's top share index powered ahead on Monday, helped by gains among commodity-related firms though shares in Paddy Power Betfair slumped after its CEO announced plans to step down. The FTSE ended last Friday with its best week so far in 2017, and has so far gained around 5.5 percent year to date.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.2 pct, mid caps flat. LONDON, Aug 7- Britain's top share index powered ahead on Monday, helped by gains among commodity-related firms though shares in Paddy Power Betfair slumped after its CEO announced plans to step down. Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 index rose 0.2 percent to 7,524.40 points by 0935 GMT, outperforming to broader pan-European STOXX...

  • Gains in technology companies helped lift U.S. stock index higher Monday, nudging the market once again into record territory. The Standard& Poor's 500 index closed at an all-time high, as did the Dow Jones industrial average. "Earnings have been strong, particularly revenue growth has come in stronger than initial estimates," said Quincy Krosby, chief market...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Aug 4- European shares ended the week on a strong note as a drop in the euro helped shares in exporters, while investors also focused on a raft of company results with insurance firm Swiss Re hit after missing profit estimates. While both Germany's DAX and Britain's FTSE 100 also gained, the STOXX also posted its first weekly gain after two weeks of...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.5 pct at close, mid caps up 0.3 pct. LONDON, Aug 4- The UK's top share index enjoyed its best week so far in 2017 as gains among big defensive overseas earners on Friday outweighed falls for housebuilding stocks. Britain's blue chip FTSE 100 index ended the session up 0.5 percent at 7,511.71 points after a shaky start to the trading session, while mid caps...

  • *European stocks sag, FTSE heads for best week in 2 months. European markets got off to an underwhelming start, with Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 all lower. The FTSE was nevertheless on course for its best week in two months, having been boosted by the latest tumble in the pound.

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises, Nikkei down on yen strength. SINGAPORE, Aug 4- Asian stocks inched up on Friday after a technology-led drop on Wall Street, with gains kept in check by investors' reluctance to stake out fresh positions ahead of U.S. jobs data later in the global day. European markets look set for an underwhelming start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets...

  • *Asia ex- Japan rises, Nikkei down on yen strength. SINGAPORE, Aug 4- Asian stocks inched up on Friday after a technology-led drop on Wall Street, while U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent, although gains were kept in check by the reluctance of many investors to stake out fresh positions ahead of U.S. job data later in the...

  • *Asia ex- Japan flat, Nikkei down in early trade. SINGAPORE, Aug 4- Asian stocks struggled on Friday after a technology-led drop on Wall Street, while U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was marginally higher, with many investors reluctant to stake out fresh positions ahead of U.S. job data later in the global day.

  • *Asia ex- Japan flat, Nikkei down in early trade. SINGAPORE, Aug 4- Asian stocks struggled on Friday after a technology-led drop on Wall Street, while U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was marginally higher, with many investors reluctant to stake out fresh positions ahead of U.S. job data later in the global day.

  • *FTSE rallies, sterling falls after BoE holds rates. NEW YORK, Aug 3- A gauge of world stocks declined as Wall Street dipped on Thursday, although European shares rallied, while sterling hit a nine-month low against the euro after the Bank of England's policymakers kept interest rates unchanged. Britain's FTSE index, up 0.85 percent, led the charge in overseas...

  • *FTSE rallies, sterling falls after BoE holds rates. NEW YORK, Aug 3- A gauge of world stock declined as Wall Street dipped on Thursday, although European shares rallied, while sterling hit a nine-month low against the euro after the Bank of England's policymakers kept interest rates unchanged. Britain's FTSE index, up 0.85 percent, led the charge in overseas...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.9 pct, mid caps up 0.3 pct. MILAN, Aug 3- UK blue chips rose to a one-week high on Thursday after the Bank of England kept rates on hold, hitting the pound and lifting export-oriented stocks accordingly. The FTSE rose 0.85 percent to 7,474.77 points with big international firms like Diageo extending gains as sterling weakened following the central...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.7 pct, mid caps up 0.2 pct. MILAN, Aug 3- UK blue chips rose to a one-week high on Thursday after the Bank of England kept rates on hold, lifting export oriented stocks and boosting a market buoyed by solid earnings updates. The FTSE rose 0.7 percent to 7,460.5 points with big international firms like Diageo extending gains as sterling weakened following...

  • *FTSE rallies, sterling falls after BoE leaves rates unchanged. LONDON, Aug 3- Upbeat economic news helped push European stock markets higher on Thursday, while sterling hit a nine-month low against the euro after investors concluded the Bank of England was in no hurry to raise interest rates. Britain's blue-chip FTSE climbed 0.6 percent to a one-week high, while...

  • *Bank of England rate decision due. LONDON, Aug 3- Upbeat economic news helped push European stock markets higher on Thursday, while stronger-than-expected data in Britain drove sterling to an 11- month high ahead of a Bank of England monetary policy decision. Britain's blue-chip FTSE was also marginally higher, although Germany's main stock index was a touch...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct, mid caps up 0.2 pct. LONDON, Aug 3- Earnings drove the action on Britain's FTSE 100 on Thursday, though strong gains in retailer Next and miner Randgold Resources were not enough to offset weakness in banks, energy stocks and medical technology firm Convatec. The blue-chip index was down 0.2 percent at 7,394.82 points by 0853 GMT, in line with a...

  • *Shares up 0.65 pct, one of top performers in FTSE 100. *Aviva may sell small Taiwan business. The company has been selling businesses it considers underperforming, including most recently Asia and Middle East-focused Friends Provident International and three Spanish joint ventures.

  • LONDON, Aug 3- European shares fell back on Thursday as energy and banking stocks dragged broader indices, while retail was a bright spot after an upbeat set of results from Britain's Next. Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.2 percent as investors awaited the Bank of England's monetary policy decision. "German equities have been strongly impacted by the euro over the...