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Oct 27, 2014

UK’s FTSE 100 weighed down by financials after banking health check

EDINBURGH, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
fell on Monday, weighed down by financials after Lloyds only
narrowly passed a regulatory health check for Europe’s banks.

Britain’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index fell 0.2 percent
to 6,377.79 points by 1515 GMT, after managing a slight rebound
last week from the 15-month lows it reached earlier in October.

Oct 27, 2014

FTSE weighed down by Lloyds after health check

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – A fall in Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY.L: Quote, Profile, Research) weighed on Britain’s top equity index on Monday, after Lloyds only narrowly passed a regulatory health check for Europe’s banks.

Lloyds was the worst-performing FTSE 100 .FTSE stock in percentage terms, falling 2.4 percent. Lloyds just passed a test to determine whether it had enough capital to weather another economic crash, calling into question when it will resume paying dividends.

Oct 27, 2014

UK’s FTSE 100 weighed down by Lloyds after health check

EDINBURGH, Oct 27 (Reuters) – A fall in Lloyds Banking Group
weighed on Britain’s top equity index on Monday, after
Lloyds only narrowly passed a regulatory health check for
Europe’s banks.

Lloyds was the worst-performing FTSE 100 stock in
percentage terms, falling 2.4 percent. Lloyds just passed a
test to determine whether it had enough capital to weather
another economic crash, calling into question when it will
resume paying dividends.

Oct 24, 2014

Britain’s FTSE falls, posts strongest week since August

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on
Friday but posted its strongest week since August, with concerns
about the global economy and the spread of Ebola taking the
steam out of a recent rally.

The FTSE 100 closed down 0.5 percent at 6,388.73
points. It was still up 1.2 percent for the week, extending a
rebound from 15-month lows hit last week.

Oct 24, 2014

FTSE falls, still set for strongest week since August

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index was set for its strongest week since August despite dropping on Friday, when airlines and hotel stocks were hit by news that a New York City doctor had tested positive for the Ebola virus.

The FTSE 100 was 0.3 percent lower at 6,402.39 points by 1218 BST. It was still up 1.5 percent for the week, extending a rebound from 15-month lows hit last week.

Oct 24, 2014

Britain’s FTSE falls, still set for strongest week since August

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index was set
for its strongest week since August despite dropping on Friday,
when airlines and hotel stocks were hit by news that a New York
City doctor had tested positive for the Ebola virus.

The FTSE 100 was 0.3 percent lower at 6,402.39
points by 1118 GMT. It was still up 1.5 percent for the week,
extending a rebound from 15-month lows hit last week.

Oct 23, 2014

Wall Street lifts European shares despite earnings drag

EDINBURGH, Oct 23 (Reuters) – European stocks edged higher
in choppy trade on Thursday, buoyed by strength on Wall Street
but hindered by weak corporate results from companies including
French tyre-maker Michelin.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 also benefited
from better-than-expected euro zone business activity data,
although it still spent most of the day in negative territory
until U.S. stock futures turned higher.

Oct 23, 2014

Earnings weigh on European shares as companies hit by global exposure

EDINBURGH, Oct 23 (Reuters) – European stocks fell on
Thursday, hindered by weak corporate results from companies
including French tyre-maker Michelin, despite
receiving support from better-than-expected euro zone business
activity data.

Michelin and Unilever cited poor demand from
emerging markets as the former cut its full-year revenue goal
and the latter reported weaker-than-expected quarterly sales.
Unilever’s London-listed shares were down 2.4 percent.

Oct 22, 2014

Earnings, U.S. data help European shares regain after stress-test scare

EDINBURGH, Oct 22 (Reuters) – European shares nudged higher
on Wednesday, supported by a raft of positive corporate earnings
and mild inflation data from the United States which may
encourage the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep interest rates lower
for longer.

However, the session was volatile, with euro zone banks
under pressure early on after Spain’s EFE news agency
reported that several European lenders might fail EU bank stress
tests.

Oct 22, 2014

Earnings, U.S. data help European shares regain poise after stress-test scare

EDINBURGH, Oct 22 (Reuters) – European shares nudged higher
on Wednesday, supported by a raft of positive corporate earnings
and mild inflation data from the United States which may
encourage the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep interest rates lower
for longer.

However, the session was volatile, with euro zone banks
under pressure after Spain’s Efe news agency reported
that several European lenders might fail EU bank stress tests.

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