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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.

Jan 29, 2014

European shares rally after Turkey acts to defend lira

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Wednesday
after Turkey ramped up its interest rates overnight to defend
its currency, helping buoy stocks that had been hit by a selloff
in emerging markets.

Sectors sensitive to global growth trends, such as miners
, led the market higher after Turkey’s central bank
jacked up its overnight lending rate to 12 percent from 7.75
percent in a much sharper move than forecast. Investors said the
move could help stem a recent sell-off in emerging markets.

Jan 28, 2014

FTSE steadies after five straight sessions of falls

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index steadied on Tuesday after five straight sessions of falls, with miners and financials rebounding as concerns over emerging markets began to ease.

The stabilisation of a recent emerging market sell-off that has roiled global stock markets in the last week offered a chance for some of the shares that have been worst hit to rally off their lows.

Jan 28, 2014

Britain’s FTSE steadies after five straight sessions of falls

LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
steadied on Tuesday after five straight sessions of falls, with
miners and financials rebounding as concerns over emerging
markets began to ease.

The stabilisation of a recent emerging market sell-off that
has roiled global stock markets in the last week offered a
chance for some of the shares that have been worst hit to rally
off their lows.

Jan 27, 2014

Britain’s FTSE extends emerging market slide, hit by Vodafone, BG

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 slipped to
fresh five-week lows on Monday, extending last week’s falls on
the back turmoil in emerging markets and steep slumps in oil and
gas firm BG Group and Vodafone.

The FTSE was down 120.97 points, or 1.8 percent, at
6,542.77, adding to last week’s 2.4 percent fall, as worries
over emerging markets continued to roil global equity markets.

Jan 27, 2014

FTSE slides to fresh five-week Low, hit by Vodafone, BG

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 slipped to fresh five-week lows on Monday, extending last week’s falls on the back of steep slumps in heavyweight mobile operator Vodafone and oil and gas firm BG Group.

Vodafone, the third biggest company in the FTSE 100, fell 5.8 percent after U.S. mobile operator AT&T said it was not planning to take over the British-listed firm, thus putting an end to months of speculation.

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