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Jun 26, 2015

European shares pick up ahead of crucial Greece talks

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – European stocks rose in
afternoon trading on Friday, as optimism for some kind of
progress on Greece picked up ahead of weekend talks designed to
push Athens into a last-minute cash-for-reform deal with
international creditors.

Greek markets rallied and European equities were set for a
positive end to the week as European Commission President
Jean-Claude Juncker described the mood as “quite optimistic but
not over-optimistic”. “We have made progress … There is a real
chance of concluding an agreement,” he said.

Jun 26, 2015

European shares fall, Greek weekend debt talks prompt caution

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – European stocks fell on Friday,
with investors discouraged by a lack of progress in Greek debt
crisis negotiations heading into crunch talks at the weekend.

Greece failed again to clinch a deal with its international
creditors on Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort on
Saturday to avert a default next week.

Jun 25, 2015

FTSE snaps winning streak, falls back from three-week high

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on Thursday, set for its first decline in five sessions as waning optimism that a Greek debt deal could be reached soon took the index further away from a three week high.

The FTSE 100 .FTSE fell 13.56 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,831.24 by 0745 GMT.

The index hit 6,873.43 in the previous session, its highest level since June 4, but fell away after Greece said international lenders had rejected its latest proposals to avert default.

Jun 25, 2015

Britain’s FTSE snaps winning streak, falls back from 3-week high

LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell
on Thursday, set for its first decline in five sessions as
waning optimism that a Greek debt deal could be reached soon
took the index further away from a three week high.

The FTSE 100 fell 13.56 points, or 0.3 percent, to
6,831.24 by 0745 GMT.

The index hit 6,873.43 in the previous session, its highest
level since June 4, but fell away after Greece said
international lenders had rejected its latest proposals to avert
default.

Jun 24, 2015

Miners, retailers buoy Britain’s FTSE as Greek concerns resurface

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index turned
lower after touching a three-week high on Wednesday although it
still outperformed euro zone shares with strength in the mining
sector insulating the index from the Greek debt standoff.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index hit 6,873.43 in morning
trade, its highest level since June 4.

Jun 24, 2015

Miners and retailers support Britain’s FTSE as Greek concerns resurface

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index turned
lower after touching a three-week high on Wednesday, still
outperforming euro zone shares as strength in the mining sector
insulated the index from the Greek debt standoff.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index hit 6,873.43 in morning
trade, its highest level since June 4.

Jun 24, 2015

Miners and retailers help FTSE to climb to 2-week high

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index turned
lower after touching a three-week high on Wednesday, still
outperforming euro zone shares as strength in the mining sector
insulated the index from the latest concerns over the Greek debt
crisis.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index hit 6,873.43 in morning
trade, its highest level since June 4.

Jun 23, 2015

Britain’s FTSE lags euro zone peers

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged
higher on Tuesday, lagging a Greece-fuelled rally in euro zone
shares, with weak results from outsourcing company Bunzl
weighing down gains.

There was also little cheer from the Confederation of
British Industry’s (CBI) monthly industrial trends survey, which
showed British factory orders grew this month at their weakest
pace in almost two years.

Jun 23, 2015

FTSE lags euro zone peers, Bunzl results weigh

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged higher on Tuesday, lagging euro zone shares, with weak results from Bunzl capped the market.

The FTSE 100 was up 12.12 points, or 0.2 percent at 6,837.79 by 0801 GMT, hitting a new 11-day high as it extended gains from Monday, when it posted its strongest session since May.

Jun 23, 2015

Britain’s FTSE lags euro zone peers, Bunzl results weigh

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged
higher on Tuesday, lagging euro zone shares, with weak results
from Bunzl capped the market.

The FTSE 100 was up 12.12 points, or 0.2 percent at 6,837.79
by 0801 GMT, hitting a new 11-day high as it extended gains from
Monday, when it posted its strongest session since May.

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