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Dec 18, 2014

Europe shares rally in biggest rise for 3 years; Greece reverses early fall

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) – European stocks surged on
Thursday, with the market supported by a rise in Greek shares
after the leader of the main opposition party said he was
committed to keeping Greece in the euro should his leftist party
take power next year.

A rebound in oil, a dovish statement from the Federal
Reserve and relative calm in Russian markets helped spur
European shares towards their strongest daily gain in three
years.

Dec 18, 2014

Europe shares rally, led up by rebound for oil stocks

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) – European stocks rose on Thursday,
led higher by energy-related stocks as oil rose and by strength
in financials after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would take
a patient approach toward raising interest rates.

At 1135 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top
European shares was up 1.9 percent at 1,341.86 points.

Dec 17, 2014

FTSE resumes sell-off on oil slide and emerging-market woes

LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index resumed
its slump on Wednesday after recovering the day before, with
energy stocks and companies exposed to turbulent emerging
markets bearing the brunt of the sell-off.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index fell 0.9 percent to
6,274.34 points at 1431 GMT after surging 2.4 percent in the
previous session, but is down more than 6 percent so far this
month because of growth concerns and a sharp drop in oil prices.

Dec 17, 2014

FTSE resumes sell-off on emerging-market woes

LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index resumed
its slump on Wednesday after recovering the day before, led
down by stocks exposed to turbulent emerging markets.

Financials and consumer staples, which have high global
exposure, were among the top decliners in the blue-chip FTSE 100
index, which was down 0.8 percent at 6,284.72 points at
1140 GMT.

Dec 17, 2014

FTSE resumes slide, hit by emerging-market exposure

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index dropped on Wednesday to resume its recent slump after a bounce in the previous session, led down by stocks exposed to turbulent emerging markets.

Financials and consumer staples, sectors which have high global exposure, combined to take more than 20 points off the FTSE 100 .FTSE. The index was down 46.56 points, or 0.7 percent, at 6,285.27 points at 8.50 a.m.

Dec 17, 2014

Britain’s FTSE resumes slide, hit by emerging-market exposure

LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index dropped
on Wednesday to resume its recent slump after a bounce in the
previous session, led down by stocks exposed to turbulent
emerging markets.

Financials and consumer staples, sectors which have high
global exposure, combined to take more than 20 points off the
FTSE 100. The index was down 46.56 points, or 0.7
percent, at 6,285.27 points at 0850 GMT.

Dec 16, 2014
Dec 16, 2014
Dec 16, 2014

Investors see Greek upheaval ring-fenced from rest of euro zone

LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Greece’s future in the euro zone
may hang in the balance once more, but investors believe the
market fallout from any current political turbulence can be
insulated, unlike during the region’s sovereign debt crisis of
2012.

Investors are betting that a rout in Greek markets, sparked
by the latest political upheaval in Athens, will not spread,
placing their faith in firewalls built following the euro zone
debt crisis.

Dec 15, 2014

FTSE rebounds as oil shares bounce off lows

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose on Monday, rebounding after its biggest weekly fall in over three years, as energy stocks bounced from multi-year lows to track the oil price higher.

Oil-related stocks gained after Brent crude LCOc1 rebounded from fresh 5-1/2 lows hit earlier on Monday. They added 21 points to the FTSE 100 .FTSE, accounting for most of the index’s rise.

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