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Oct 8, 2014

European shares fall to new 1-1/2 month lows as global economy darkens

EDINBURGH, Oct 8 (Reuters) – European stocks fell on
Wednesday, hitting fresh 1 1/2-month lows as investors moved out
of shares around the world in the face of a spate of
discouraging signals about the global economy.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index of
blue-chip shares was down 0.4 percent at 1,324.71 at 0811 GMT,
touching its lowest levels since mid-August.

Oct 7, 2014

FTSE outperforms Europe as Rio Tinto surges on M&A talk

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – A merger approach to Rio Tinto (RIO.L: Quote, Profile, Research) lifted the mining sector as a whole on Tuesday, helping the FTSE 100 .FTSE to outperform its European peers even though Britain’s top share index fell.

Investors’ appetite for stocks was broadly dented by weak industrial data from Germany.

Oct 7, 2014

Britain’s FTSE outperforms Europe as Rio Tinto surges on M&A talk

EDINBURGH, Oct 7 (Reuters) – A merger approach to Rio Tinto
lifted the mining sector as a whole on Tuesday, helping
the FTSE 100 to outperform its European peers even
though Britain’s top share index fell.

Investors’ appetite for stocks was broadly dented by weak
industrial data from Germany.

Sep 24, 2014

Independence still a goal, nationalist Sturgeon aims for top Scotland job

GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) – Scottish separatist Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday she would run for the leadership of the Scottish National Party (SNP), with independence from the rest of the United Kingdom still her long-term goal despite last week’s failed referendum.

If she succeeds, Sturgeon would almost certainly become first minister of Scotland. She is the clear favorite as other major nationalist politicians have ruled themselves out.

Sep 20, 2014

Scots spurn independence in historic vote, devolution battle begins

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland spurned independence and saved a union dating back 300 years in a historic referendum but its defeated leader said it would hold London to last minute offers of more power that could radically reshape the United Kingdom.

A vote for the union is a relief for millions of Britons including Prime Minister David Cameron, whose job was on the line, as well as allies across the world who were horrified at the prospect of the United Kingdom breaking up.

Sep 19, 2014
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 19, 2014

Special Report: Scotland stays in UK, but Britain faces change

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) – When 3.6 million Scots voted on Thursday on whether to leave or stay within the United Kingdom, they were answering one simple question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

But for a time some politicians on both sides of the debate wanted to include a third choice on the ballot: maximum devolution of powers to Scotland within Britain, or so-called devo-max. Even Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), backed including such an alternative, arguing that he was “not for limiting the choices of the Scottish people.”

Sep 19, 2014
Sep 19, 2014
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