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Jan 23, 2015

Greek shares lead European shares higher after ECB boost

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Greek shares led euro zone stock
markets higher on Friday, boosted before Sunday’s pivotal
elections by the European Central Bank’s decision to buy
government bonds.

European shares were set for their biggest weekly gain in
over three years, as investors cheered the ECB’s quantitative
easing programme to battle deflation.

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Jan 19, 2015

Resurgent retailers help UK’s FTSE to extend winning run

LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose on
Monday, extending a recent winning run, with retailers such as
Tesco among the top gainers as sentiment improved on
the sector following a better than expected Christmas period.

Shares in Tesco, the world’s third-biggest retailer, rose
2.1 percent after Morgan Stanley raised its stance on the shares
to “overweight” from “equal weight” and added them to its “best
ideas” list.

Jan 16, 2015

BP rally supports Britain’s FTSE 100; financials take Swiss hit

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose on
Friday, boosted by BP after the oil major received a
smaller fine than expected for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil
spill.

A rebound in Brent crude and commodities helped to support
the broader energy and mining sectors.

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