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Aug 27, 2015

Britain’s FTSE rallies, U.S. data eases concerns over China

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose on
Thursday, recouping all of its losses from this week’s bruising
sell-off after strong U.S. data calmed global markets rocked by
concerns over Chinese growth.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 214 points, or 3.6
percent, at 6,193.37 by 1455 GMT, shadowing gains made on Wall
Street and in Chinese stocks. It was broadly in line with the
pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, up 3.8 percent.

Aug 27, 2015

Britain’s FTSE rallies, Fed official’s stance calms concerns over China

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose on
Thursday, recouping the previous session’s fall, as hopes of
lower U.S. rates for longer helped spur markets which had been
rocked by concerns over Chinese growth.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 136 points, or 2.3
percent, at 6,115.36 by 1108 GMT, shadowing gains made on Wall
Street and in Chinese stocks. It was broadly in line with the
pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, up 2.7 percent.

Aug 27, 2015

FTSE rallies, Fed low rate stance calms China concerns

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 rose on Thursday, recouping the previous session’s fall, as hopes of lower rates for longer from the Federal Reserve helped spur markets which had been rocked by concerns over Chinese growth.

Britain’s FTSE 100 .FTSE was up 117.04 points, or 2 percent, at 6,096.24 by 0734 GMT, shadowing gains made on Wall Street and in Chinese stocks.

Aug 27, 2015

Britain’s FTSE rallies, Fed low rate stance calms China concerns

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose on
Thursday, recouping the previous session’s fall, as hopes of
lower rates for longer from the Federal Reserve helped spur
markets which had been rocked by concerns over Chinese growth.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 117.04 points, or 2
percent, at 6,096.24 by 0734 GMT, shadowing gains made on Wall
Street and in Chinese stocks.

Aug 26, 2015

European shares end down after Syngenta slumps

LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – European shares ended nearly two
percent lower on Wednesday after a volatile session, hit by a
late drop in Syngenta after Monsanto dropped its offer
for the company.

Stocks remain highly sensitive to fears over Chinese growth
which have wreaked havoc in markets for days, but benchmark
indexes closed above session lows on an early Wall Street rally
and hopes of monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank.

Aug 26, 2015

European shares pare losses as traders bet on ECB monetary support

LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300
index pared losses of nearly 3 percent on Wednesday,
despite persistent concerns about China’s economy, on hopes of
further monetary support from the European Central Bank.

The index traded down 0.8 percent at 1,396.14 by 1110 GMT,
having been as much as 2.8 percent lower, after an ECB official
said that commodity price falls put the bank’s inflation target
at risk, and that it was ready to act if needed.

Aug 25, 2015

Britain’s FTSE posts biggest daily rise since 2011 after China cuts rates

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index posted
its biggest one-day rise since 2011 on Tuesday after China cut
interest rates to calm markets, following turbulence that has
rocked equities globally.

The FTSE 100 rebounded after dropping to its lowest
level since 2012 in the previous session. It had fallen for 10
straight days as concerns about China’s economy mounted.

Aug 25, 2015

FTSE snaps losing streak, extends recovery after China cuts rates

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 looked set for its biggest one-day rise since 2011 on Tuesday after China cut interest rates to try to calm markets following turbulence that has rocked equities globally.

The FTSE 100 .FTSE rebounded after dropping to its lowest level since 2012 in the previous session, having fallen for 10 straight days as concerns about China’s economy mounted.

Aug 25, 2015

Britain’s FTSE snaps losing streak, extends recovery after China cuts rates

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index looked
set for its biggest one-day rise since 2011 on Tuesday after
China cut interest rates to try to calm markets following
turbulence that has rocked equities globally.

The FTSE 100 rebounded after dropping to its lowest
level since 2012 in the previous session, having fallen for 10
straight days as concerns about China’s economy mounted.

Aug 24, 2015

European stocks lose more than 400 bln euros in value after China rout

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – European stocks slumped on Monday
following a rout in Chinese markets, wiping hundreds of billions
of euros off leading shares and sending one benchmark index to a
seven-month low.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was down 5.1
percent to 1,354.98 points by the middle of the trading session,
wiping off more than 400 billion euros ($460 billion) from the
index’s total market capitalisation.

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