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Nov 19, 2014

Drop in Royal Mail puts Britain’s FTSE under pressure

EDINBURGH, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s main equity index
snapped a four-day rally on Wednesday as falling iron ore prices
hit mining stocks and trading updates from Royal Mail
and testing firm Intertek disappointed investors.

Royal Mail Group reversed slight early gains to drop 8.2
percent to the bottom of the index.

Nov 19, 2014

Royal Mail reversal puts FTSE under pressure

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – FTSE snapped a four-day winning streak on Wednesday as heavyweight mining stocks were hit by a fall in iron ore prices and disappointing trading updates from Royal Mail and testing firm Intertek.

Royal Mail Group reversed slight early gains to drop 8.9 percent to the bottom of the index.

Nov 19, 2014

Royal Mail reversal puts Britain’s FTSE under pressure

EDINBURGH, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s main equity index
snapped a four-day winning streak on Wednesday as heavyweight
mining stocks were hit by a fall in iron ore prices and
disappointing trading updates from Royal Mail and
testing firm Intertek.

Royal Mail Group reversed slight early gains to drop 8.9
percent to the bottom of the index.

Nov 19, 2014

Police report peaceful end to Scotland-England match

GLASGOW (Reuters) – Despite a bitter football rivalry spanning more than a century, and a bumpy political landscape in recent months, Scotland and England’s first clash since the Scots narrowly voted to remain within the United Kingdom passed off peacefully on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said there were very few arrests but would only have a confirmed number later on Wednesday.

Nov 19, 2014

Soccer-Police report peaceful end to Scotland-England match

GLASGOW, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Despite a bitter soccer rivalry spanning more than a century, and a bumpy political landscape in recent months, Scotland and England’s first clash since the Scots narrowly voted to remain within the United Kingdom passed off peacefully on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said there were very few arrests but would only have a confirmed number later on Wednesday.

Nov 18, 2014

FTSE extends rally on bullish company updates

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Britain’s blue-chip index edged higher on Tuesday, adding to weeks of gains after bullish updates from British Land and insurer Prudential.

Real estate investment trust British Land rose 1.5 percent to be a top FTSE gainer after posting an 11.8 percent rise in half-year net asset value (NAV), reaping the benefits of London’s booming property market.

Nov 18, 2014

Britain’s FTSE extends rally on bullish company updates

EDINBURGH, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Britain’s blue-chip index
edged higher on Tuesday, adding to weeks of gains after bullish
updates from British Land and insurer Prudential
.

Real estate investment trust British Land rose 1.5 percent
to be a top FTSE gainer after posting an 11.8 percent rise in
half-year net asset value (NAV), reaping the benefits of
London’s booming property market.

Nov 17, 2014

ECB’s Draghi helps European shares reverse early losses

EDINBURGH, Nov 17 (Reuters) – European shares turned solidly
positive on Monday after ECB President Mario Draghi reasserted
that he was ready to do more to fight deflation.

Shrugging off worries that Japan’s economy has unexpectedly
slipped into recession, the market also drew confidence from
earnings reports, merger and acquisition news and appetite for
more volatile stocks.

Nov 17, 2014

European shares pare losses after Japan slips into recession

EDINBURGH, Nov 17 (Reuters) – European shares reclaimed
early losses on Monday as concern over Japan’s economy after it
unexpectedly slipped into recession proved short-lived.

Earnings reports, merger & acquisition news and appetite for
more volatile stocks all provided support for the market.

Nov 17, 2014

European shares fall as Japan slips into recession

EDINBURGH, Nov 17 (Reuters) – European shares dropped on
Monday, hit by concern over the pace of global growth after data
showed Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, unexpectedly
slipped into recession.

The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares
was down 0.3 percent at 1,341.10 points.

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