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Feb 3, 2014

FTSE pegged at six-week low as Lloyds weighs on banks

LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Britain’s top shares inched lower
to extend a recent slide on Monday, weighed down by an update
from Lloyds that demonstrated the banking sector is still to put
its problems fully behind it.

Lloyds fell 3.3 percent after it said it had set
aside a further 1.8 billion pounds ($3 billion) in the fourth
quarter to compensate customers mis-sold payment protection
insurance (PPI), and dividend payouts were to come later than
some in the market had anticipated.

Jan 31, 2014

Emerging-market turmoil drags UK’s FTSE to six-week low

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – British blue chip shares fell to
six-week lows on Friday and were set for their worst month since
June, as beverage stocks suffered from emerging-market turmoil
and disappointing results.

The FTSE 100 closed down 28.01 points, or 0.4
percent, to 6,510.44 points. It fell 3.5 percent in January, its
biggest monthly decline since last June and its worst January
since 2010.

Jan 31, 2014

Emerging-market turmoil drags UK’s FTSE to worst January since 2009

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – British blue chip shares fell to
six-week lows on Friday and were set for their worst month since
June, as beverage stocks suffered from emerging-market turmoil
and disappointing results.

The FTSE 100 was down 60.46 points, or 0.9 percent,
to 6,477.99 points by 1556 GMT. It was set for a 4 percent drop
for the month of January, its biggest monthly decline since last
June and its worst January since 2009.

Jan 31, 2014

FTSE hits six-week low as emerging markets knock beverage stocks

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – British blue chip shares fell to
six-week lows on Friday and were set for their worst month since
June as beverage stocks continued to suffer from emerging market
turmoil and disappointing results.

Diageo shares fell 2.9 percent, a top FTSE 100
faller, as various investment houses including Goldman Sachs
weighed in on the world’s biggest spirits firm.

Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014

FTSE falls as emerging market weakness dents Diageo

LONDON (Reuters) – Blue chip shares fell for the seventh time in eight sessions on Thursday, with consumer stocks hit after drinks group Diageo flagged weakness in emerging markets.

The FTSE 100 index was down 0.2 percent, or 16 points, at 6,528.28 by 1148 GMT, nearing its lowest level since mid-December.

Jan 30, 2014

Britain’s FTSE falls as emerging market weakness dents Diageo

LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – British blue chip shares fell for
the seventh time in eight sessions on Thursday, with consumer
stocks hit after drinks group Diageo flagged weakness in
emerging markets.

The FTSE 100 index was down 0.2 percent, or 16
points, at 6,528.28 by 1148 GMT, nearing its lowest level since
mid-December.

Jan 30, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 29, 2014

Miners beat expectations to support European shares

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – European shares rose on
Wednesday, buoyed by positive updates from miners and an
increased appetite for riskier stocks after Turkey acted to
defend its currency, though relief in emerging markets looked to
be short-lived.

Miners Anglo American and Antofagasta led
the pan-European FTSEurofirst higher, rising around 6
percent at one point, after both posted record copper
production, on a quarterly and a yearly basis respectively.

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