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Indexes FTSE

  • *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...

  • *Bank of England rate decision due. LONDON, Aug 3- World stock markets fell on Thursday, led by a tumble in tech shares as investors locked in recent gains after Wall Street's Dow Jones Industrial Average broke the 22,000 barrier for the first time in its 121- year history. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.7 percent, with South...

  • 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 0.1 percent as investors awaited the Bank of England's monetary policy decision. While banks overall fell on the day, shares in Italy's largest bank...

  • 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 0.1 percent as investors awaited the Bank of England's monetary policy decision. While banks overall fell on the day, shares in Italy's largest bank...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 2- Shares of Snap Inc slumped to new lows on Wednesday while short sellers closed out their bets following paper profits of half a billion dollars since the Snapchat owner's market debut in March. Early investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners were permitted to sell up to 400 million shares as of Monday, with employees owning another...

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. *William Hill jumps on stronger online revenue. The FTSE 100 dipped 0.3 percent after two robust sessions of gains, dragged down by heavyweight miners Rio Tinto and Glencore, with financials the biggest sector weight.

  • *STOXX 600, blue chips down 0.5 pct. LONDON, Aug 2- Miners and banks led a sell-off among cyclical sectors weighing on the European market on Wednesday, while semiconductor firms' shares were up. Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.2 percent.

  • LONDON, Aug 2- Semiconductor firms' shares were a bright spot on Wednesday in a lacklustre European market, weighed down by a fall among mining stocks and banks. Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.3 percent. "The big movers that we see in the German market today are in technology," David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets UK, said.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.3 pct. *William Hill jumps on stronger online revenue. The FTSE 100 dipped 0.2 percent after two robust sessions of gains, dragged down by heavyweight miners Rio Tinto and Glencore, with financials the biggest sector weight.

  • LONDON, Aug 2- Semiconductor firms' shares were a bright spot in early deals on Wednesday in a lacklustre European market, weighed down by a fall among mining stocks and banks. Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.2 percent. Well-received earnings boosted shares in gambling firm William Hill, which rocketed more than 7 percent to the top of the STOXX, while results also...

  • *STOXX 600 up 0.8 pct. LONDON, Aug 1- European shares rose on Tuesday, looking to recover after two straight months of losses, with corporate earnings reports spurring brisk trading ahead of a what is typically a sleepy summer period for markets. Germany's DAX advanced 1.1 percent while Britain's commodities-heavy FTSE 100 gained 0.7 percent as oil stocks rose.

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.7 pct. LONDON, Aug 1- Britain's leading shares made strong gains on Tuesday, supported by Rolls Royce and oil major BP among a raft of robust results, while a recovery in cigarette makers British American Tobacco and Imperial removed a drag on the benchmark. The FTSE 100 jumped 0.7 percent, starting the month on a firm footing, while mid-caps rose 0.4...

  • *STOXX 600 up 0.4 pct, blue chips up 0.5 pct. LONDON, Aug 1- European shares rose on Tuesday, looking to recover after two straight months of losses, with corporate earnings reports spurring brisk trading ahead of a typically sleepy period for markets over the summer. Germany's DAX advanced 0.4 percent while Britain's commodities-heavy FTSE 100 gained 0.8 percent...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.8 pct. LONDON, Aug 1- Britain's leading shares made strong gains on Tuesday, supported by oil major BP and Rolls Royce among a raft of robust results, while a recovery in cigarette makers British American Tobacco and Imperial removed a drag on the benchmark. The FTSE 100 jumped 0.8 percent, starting the month on a firm footing, while mid-caps rose 0.4...

  • LONDON, Aug 1- European shares rose in early deals on Tuesday, looking to recover after two straight months of losses, with corporate earnings reports spurring brisk trading ahead of a typically sleepy period for markets over the summer. Britain's commodities-heavy FTSE 100 gained 0.4 percent as oil stocks rose, while Germany's DAX advanced 0.1 percent.

  • Spreadbetters expected a mostly stronger start for European shares, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open 0.5 percent higher, Germany's DAX to start up 0.1 percent and France's CAC to open little changed. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7 percent, touching its highest since June 2015, and the Hang Seng China Enterprises index was up 1.8 percent and at its highest...

  • *Miners support after China data. LONDON, July 31- Weakness among tobacco stocks and some broker downgrades weighed on European shares, sending them lower on the final trading day of July as analysts dissected what was beginning to look like an "underwhelming" earnings season. Britain's commodity-heavy FTSE 100 index held on to 0.1 percent gains while France's...