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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.

Jan 27, 2014

Britain’s FTSE slides to fresh 5-week Low, 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 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.

Jan 24, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 24, 2014

FTSE set for biggest weekly fall this year as emerging market rout weighs

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged lower on Friday, steadying after sharp falls in the previous session but pinned back by falls in emerging market exposed stocks.

Aberdeen Asset Management dropped 5.6 percent, the FTSE 100′s top faller, suffering from its heavy exposure to emerging markets after Argentina’s central bank gave up its battle against the currency’s decline, with the Mexican peso and Asia also suffering.

Jan 24, 2014

UK’s FTSE set for biggest weekly fall this year as EM rout weighs

LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged
lower on Friday, steadying after sharp falls in the previous
session but pinned back by falls in emerging market exposed
stocks.

Aberdeen Asset Management dropped 5.6 percent, the
FTSE 100′s top faller, suffering from its heavy exposure
to emerging markets after Argentina’s central bank gave up its
battle against the currency’s decline, with the Mexican peso and
Asia also suffering.

Jan 23, 2014

European shares knocked by U.S. weakness, mixed earnings

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – European shares fell on Thursday,
deteriorating in afternoon trade after weak U.S. and Chinese
data raised worries over the global growth outlook, led down by
a double digit fall in Nokia as earnings pessimism resurfaced.

Nokia dropped 10.7 percent after it reported a
steep fall in sales at its network equipment division, which
will be its core business once its sale of its phone business
goes through.

Jan 22, 2014

Mixed corporate updates see European shares stall at resistance

LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – European shares pulled back from
near 5-1/2 year highs on Wednesday, giving up early gains as
mixed earnings reports kept the market from pushing through
recent resistance.

Dutch technology firm ASML was the standout
individual mover, surging 6.9 percent to be the FTSEurofirst’s
top riser after it beat forecasts for its
fourth-quarter results and reiterated its upbeat outlook for
first-half sales.

Jan 22, 2014

ASML paints optimistic earnings picture to boost European shares

LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – European shares rose on
Wednesday, buoyed by above expectation results from Dutch
technology firm ASML that helped to raise optimism over the
nascent European earnings season.

ASML, regarded as a barometer for the health of
Europe’s technology sector, surged 5 percent after it beat
forecasts for its fourth-quarter results and reiterated its
upbeat outlook for first-half sales.

Jan 21, 2014

FTSE touches 8-month high as emerging markets show signs of life

LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s top shares consolidated
near an eight-month high on Tuesday as reassuring news about
economic conditions in emerging markets boosted consumer staples
and financials, although miners weakened.

The FTSE 100 touched its highest since May 2013,
before pulling back in the afternoon, with traders citing
caution on Wall Street as U.S. Markets reopened after a long
weekend.

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