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Jun 22, 2015

UK’s FTSE sees biggest gain since May on Greek deal hopes, bid spec

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s benchmark FTSE 100
equity index rallied on Monday as bid speculation
boosted media group Sky and utility Severn Trent
, while hopes of a Greek debt deal lifted stock markets
worldwide.

The blue-chip index rose 115.22 points, or 1.7 percent, to
6,825.67 points at the close, its strongest daily gain since the
results of the general election in May.

Jun 22, 2015

UK’s FTSE lifted by hopes of Greek deal, bid speculation

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s benchmark equity index
rallied on Monday as bid speculation boosted media group Sky
and utility Severn Trent, while hopes of a
Greek debt deal lifted stock markets worldwide.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 equity index rose 70.77
points, or 1.1 percent, to 6,781.22 points at 1051 GMT, near its
highest level in around two weeks.

Jun 19, 2015

Britain’s FTSE extends streak of weekly falls

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
extended a four-week losing streak on Friday, despite edging
higher to move further from a five-month low hit in the previous
session.

The FTSE 100 closed up 2.57 points, flat in
percentage terms, at 6,722.36 points. The index fell 1.1 percent
this week, however, posting its fourth straight week of losses.

Jun 19, 2015

Britain’s FTSE set to extend weekly fall streak

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index looked
set to extend a four week losing streak on Friday, despite
edging higher to move further from a five-month low hit in the
previous session.

The FTSE 100 was up 14.48 points, or 0.2 percent, at
6,722.36 points by 1409 GMT. The index was still down 1 percent
this week, however, and headed for its fourth straight week of
losses.

Jun 19, 2015

FTSE rises, led higher by Hikma

LONDON (Reuters) – FTSE rose on Friday, extending the previous session’s gains and moving further from a five-month low.

Shares in Hikma Pharmaceuticals (HIK.L: Quote, Profile, Research) rose 5 percent to lead the gains by the FTSE 100 .FTSE, after Citi raised its rating on the stock to “buy” from “neutral”.

Jun 19, 2015

Britain’s FTSE rises, led higher by Hikma

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose
on Friday, extending the previous session’s gains and moving
further from a five-month low.

Shares in Hikma Pharmaceuticals rose 5 percent to
lead the gains by the FTSE 100, after Citi raised its
rating on the stock to “buy” from “neutral”.

Jun 18, 2015

Shares fall, led lower by disappointing mid-cap updates

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index dropped to a five month low on Thursday, with some stocks trading without entitlement to their latest dividend payment.

The FTSE 100 fell 20.05 points, or 0.3 percent to 6,660.50, touching a low of 6,651.00, its lowest level since January 21.

Jun 18, 2015

Britain’s shares fall, led lower by disappointing mid-cap updates

LONDON, June 18 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
dropped to a five month low on Thursday, with some stocks
trading without entitlement to their latest dividend payment.

The FTSE 100 fell 20.05 points, or 0.3 percent to
6,660.50, touching a low of 6,651.00, its lowest level since
January 21.

Jun 17, 2015

Britain’s FTSE closes lower as grocers, Fed worries weigh

LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index turned
lower by mid-session on Wednesday as losses in grocers and
caution before a Federal Reserve announcement later in the day
weighed on the market.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 closed 0.4 percent lower at
6,680.55 points. The FTSE, which fell to its lowest since late
January on Tuesday, has lost around 5.5 percent over the past
three weeks as investors worried about a Greek default and
rising borrowing costs if the Federal Reserve raises its
interest rates.

Jun 17, 2015

Britain’s FTSE gives up gains as grocers, Fed worries weigh

LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index turned
lower by mid-session on Wednesday as losses in grocers and
caution before a Federal Reserve announcement later in the day
weighed on the market.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 was down 0.5 percent at
6,678.40 at 1053 GMT, having traded as high as 6,731.54 points
earlier.

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