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Jul 8, 2015

Barclays leads Britain’s FTSE higher after CEO Jenkins goes

LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) – A rally in Barclays
after it ousted its chief executive helped Britain’s top share
index edge higher on Wednesday, but it remained near a six month
low, as a rout in Chinese equities weighed on other lenders.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 11.87 points, or 0.2
percent at 6,444.08 by 0753 GMT, after posting its lowest close
since mid-January in the previous session.

Jul 7, 2015

European shares dip but no sign of alarm before Greece summit

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – European shares fell on Tuesday
before a euro zone summit billed as the last chance for Athens
to cut a rescue deal, but there was no sign of investor panic
two days after Greek voters rejected conditions for a new
bailout.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was down 0.6
percent by 1406 GMT, while the euro zone Euro STOXX 50
fell 1.1 percent, adding to Monday’s 2.2 percent
drop.

Jul 7, 2015

Interview: Troubadour Joel Rafael harks back to Guthrie with new tunes

By Alistair Smout

LONDON(Reuters) – One of Joel Rafael’s major musical influences is a folk anthology called “Hard-Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People”. Judging by his latest set of compositions, it’s an inspiration that he has taken to heart.

In the intimate setting of London’s Green Note folk club, Rafael performs songs based on experiences, from his own run-in with the law in Portland to those of the “Bracero” labourers on Californian farms during World War Two.

Jul 7, 2015

Troubadour Joel Rafael harks back to Guthrie with new tunes

By Alistair Smout

LONDON(Reuters) – One of Joel Rafael’s major musical influences is a folk anthology called “Hard-Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People”. Judging by his latest set of compositions, it’s an inspiration that he has taken to heart.

In the intimate setting of London’s Green Note folk club, Rafael performs songs based on experiences, from his own run-in with the law in Portland to those of the “Bracero” laborers on Californian farms during World War Two.

Jul 7, 2015

European shares dip but don’t sink before Greece summit

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – European shares fell on Tuesday
before a euro zone summit billed as the last chance for Athens
to cut a rescue deal, but there was no sign of investor panic
two days after Greek voters rejected conditions for a new
bailout.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was down 0.3
percent by 1131 GMT, while the euro zone Euro STOXX 50
fell 0.7 percent, adding to Monday’s 2.2 percent
drop.

Jul 7, 2015

European shares stabilise, with focus on Greek summit

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – European shares steadied on
Tuesday, recouping some of the previous session’s decline,
before a euro zone summit on the Greek debt crisis later in the
day.

The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 rose 0.3 percent
after falling 2.2 percent on Monday, once Greek voters rejected
conditions for a new bailout in a referendum on Sunday.

Jul 6, 2015

FTSE 100 slips, Rolls-Royce slumps after cutting profit forecast

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – A slump in Rolls-Royce led
Britain’s top equity index lower on Monday, although it
outperformed continental European indexes, hit harder by
uncertainty over the economic fallout from Greeks’ rejection of
bailout conditions.

Engineering company Rolls-Royce was the worst-performing
FTSE 100 stock, falling 6.3 percent after the company cut its
profit forecasts for this year and next.

Jul 6, 2015

UK’s FTSE slips, Rolls Royce slumps after profit downgrade

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – A slump in Rolls Royce led
Britain’s top equity index lower on Monday, although it
outperformed continental European indexes after Greece voted to
rejected austerity conditions for a bailout.

Engineer Rolls Royce was the worst-performing FTSE 100
stock, falling around 9 percent after the company cut its profit
forecasts for this year and next.

Jul 3, 2015

Greek worries drag euro zone shares to worst weekly fall this year

LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – A top euro zone share index ended
Friday with its worst weekly fall this year, as the market was
hit by uncertainty over Greece’s referendum on its bailout
terms, which could determine whether it stays in the single
currency.

The blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index closed down
0.6 percent at 3,441.76 points, marking a weekly fall of around
5 percent, its worst since a 6 percent drop in December.

Jul 3, 2015

Greek worries lead euro zone shares towards biggest weekly fall this year

LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – A top euro zone share index was
set for its biggest weekly fall this year on Friday, with many
investors focusing on the Greek referendum on bailout terms,
which could determine the country’s future in the euro zone.

The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 index was on track
for its worst week since December. The index was down 1 percent
at 3,427 points, marking a weekly fall of around 5.4 percent
since last Friday.

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      "Alistair Smout is working on the Investment and Emerging Markets for Reuters Europe over the summer. He specialises in Africa and Europe."
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