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Jun 4, 2015

Royal Mail, Johnson Matthey lead FTSE lower

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on Thursday, led lower by specialty chemicals maker Johnson Matthey and ex-dividend stocks in a broad sell-off in equities.

Johnson Matthey, the world’s largest maker of auto catalysts, shed 5.3 percent, making it the top FTSE 100 faller.

Jun 4, 2015

Royal Mail, Johnson Matthey lead Britain’s FTSE lower

LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on
Thursday, led lower by specialty chemicals maker Johnson Matthey
and ex-dividend stocks in a broad sell-off in equities.

Johnson Matthey, the world’s largest maker of auto
catalysts, shed 5.3 percent, making it the top FTSE 100 faller.

Jun 4, 2015

Britain’s FTSE falls, led lower by Johnson Matthey

LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on
Thursday, led lower by specialty chemicals maker Johnson Matthey
and ex-dividend stocks amid a broad sell-off in
equities as bond yields ticked higher.

Johnson Matthey, the world’s largest maker of auto
catalysts, fell 4.6 percent, among the top FTSE 100 fallers.

Jun 4, 2015

FTSE falls as bond sell-off, Johnson Matthey weigh

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 fell on Thursday, led lower by speciality chemicals maker Johnson Matthey (JMAT.L: Quote, Profile, Research) after results, amid a broad sell-off in equities as bond yields ticked higher.

Johnson Matthey (JMAT.L: Quote, Profile, Research), the world’s largest maker of auto catalysts, fell 3.4 percent, among the top FTSE 100 fallers.

Jun 4, 2015

Britain’s FTSE falls as bond sell-off, Johnson Matthey weigh

LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on
Thursday, led lower by specialty chemicals maker Johnson Matthey
after results, amid a broad sell-off in equities as
bond yields ticked higher.

Johnson Matthey, the world’s largest maker of auto
catalysts, fell 3.4 percent, among the top FTSE 100 fallers.

Jun 3, 2015

European shares fall from highs, turn lower after ECB

LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) – European shares turned lower late
on Wednesday, mirroring a selloff in German bonds, after the
European Central Bank raised its inflation forecasts and said it
would look through any debt market volatility.

Main indexes gave away early gains while the euro rose
broadly and German Bund yields soared after ECB President Mario
Draghi said the bank would maintain a steady policy and look
through bond market volatility.

Jun 3, 2015

European shares turn flat after Draghi raises inflation forecasts

LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) – European shares turned flat late
on Wednesday, mirroring a selloff in German bonds, after the
European Central Bank raised its inflation forecasts and said it
would look through any debt market volatility.

Main indexes gave away early gains while the euro rose
broadly and German Bund yields soared after ECB President Mario
Draghi said the bank would maintain a steady policy and look
through bond market volatility.

Jun 3, 2015

M&A report on Ahold, Delhaize boosts European shares before ECB meeting

LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) – European shares edged higher on
Wednesday, with supermarket groups Ahold and Delhaize
advancing after media reports suggesting merger talks
between the two could come to a successful conclusion as early
as June.

Shares in Ahold and Delhaize rose 3.5 percent and 6.2
percent respectively. The two companies are in talks to create a
top 20 global retailer with a major presence in the United
States. A deal would see a combined retailer worth around 23
billion euros ($25.60 billion).

Jun 2, 2015

Tobacco stocks drag Britain’s FTSE lower

LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index dropped
on Tuesday, weighed down by a drop in tobacco stocks, although
strong gains in plumbing supplies group Wolseley helped
to limit the losses.

Shares in British American Tobacco fell 2.3
percent, making it the worst-performing FTSE 100 stock.
A Canadian court awarded more than C$15 billion in damages to
smokers in class action cases on Monday and a BAT subsidiary was
among three companies that said they would appeal.

Jun 2, 2015

FTSE holds steady, supported by Wolseley’s revenue rise

LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index stayed
near break even on Tuesday, supported by strong gains in
plumbing supplies group Wolseley after its revenues
rose, although a drop in tobacco stocks weighed on the market.

Wolseley was the biggest FTSE 100 gainer, rising 3 percent
after posting a 12.4-percent rise in quarterly revenue.

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