LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top-share index was
steady on Friday, pinned back by a drop in BAE Systems but set
for its best week since June after a well received policy shift
from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
The FTSE 100 is up 2.3 on the week so far, set to
snap a six week losing streak and to post its best week since
July, despite dipping slightly by 0.67 points on Friday to
LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) – European shares rebounded on
Wednesday from the previous session’s declines, buoyed by German
data that showed growing optimism about the economy.
Volumes were expected to be light, however. Investors were
wary of being too committed before the U.S. Federal Reserve
announced later on Wednesday whether it would begin to taper
down its monetary stimulus this month.
LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) – European shares rose on
Wednesday, rebounding from the previous session’s falls, with
investors positioning for a German sentiment figure expected to
show that optimism over the economy is returning.
Volumes were expected to be light, however, with investors
wary of being overcommitted ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve
decision that could see the central bank slow, or “taper”, its
open-ended asset purchase programme.
LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE was steady in
early trade on Monday, with falls in miners following
disappointing data from China partly offset by a well-received
update from temporary energy provider Aggreko.
The temporary power provider gave support to the market,
surging 6.3 percent after it said full-year results were likely
to be slightly ahead of expectations, driven by increased
underlying revenue across its global power business.
LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – European shares edged higher on
Friday but remained near two-month lows and were set for their
worst fortnight since June, pegged back by concerns over the
U.S. Federal Reserve’s stimulus programme.
The FTSEurofirst 300 edged up 0.2 percent at
1,246.92 at 1115 GMT, steadying after a 0.9 percent drop on
Thursday. It has fallen 4.6 percent so far this month – the
biggest two-week drop since June – and was trading at levels not
seen since mid-October.
LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – European shares were holding at
two-month lows on Friday and are set for their worst fortnight
since June, weighed down by a decline in RSA and by concern over
the U.S. Federal Reserve’s stimulus programme.
RSA plummeted 19 percent to an 8-1/2 year low, its biggest
one-day drop since 2002, after it warned earnings would fall in
2013 and a possible drop in dividend, leading the CEO to resign.