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Jan 10, 2014

Tullow Oil leads Britain’s FTSE higher ahead of U.S. jobs data

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
rebounded from the previous session’s losses on Friday amid talk
that U.S. jobs data due later could beat consensus, with Tullow
Oil leading the gains on speculation it may be a
takeover target.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.9 percent, or
60.16 points, at 6,751.50 points by 1122 GMT.

Jan 9, 2014
Jan 9, 2014

Retail’s difficult Christmas pegs back FTSE

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on Thursday, hit by a string of weak trading updates from retailers that confirmed a tough Christmas on the high street and regulatory concerns for bookmaker William Hill.

WM Morrison, Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket, fell 6.2 percent in early trade, the top FTSE 100 faller, after the grocer posted a sharp fall in like-for-like sales over Christmas.

Jan 9, 2014

Retail’s difficult Christmas pegs back Britain’s FTSE

LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on
Thursday, hit by a string of weak trading updates from retailers
that confirmed a tough Christmas on the high street and
regulatory concerns for bookmaker William Hill.

WM Morrison, Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket,
fell 6.2 percent in early trade, the top FTSE 100
faller, after the grocer posted a sharp fall in like-for-like
sales over Christmas.

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Jan 8, 2014
Jan 8, 2014

FTSE drops into a loss for 2014 as defensive shares fall

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on
Wednesday, pulling it back into negative territory for the year,
after regulatory concerns knocked back tobacco companies and
Sainsbury issued a cautious outlook.

The FTSE 100 was down 26.05 points, or 0.4 percent,
at 6,729.40 by 1551 GMT. It remains pinned in a 70-point trading
range this year, 2 percent off 2013′s high.

Jan 8, 2014

Tobacco stocks and Sainsbury weigh on Britain’s FTSE

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Britain top share index fell on
Wednesday, led down by defensive stocks after regulatory
concerns knocked back tobacco firms and J Sainsbury
turned negative after cautioning over its outlook.

Imperial Tobacco and British American Tobacco
fell 2.4 percent and 1 percent respectively, with
traders citing a report Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post
newspaper that health authorities in China aim to roll out a
nationwide smoking ban in public places by the end of this year.

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