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Apr 4, 2014
Apr 4, 2014

New rules help stock exchanges fight back against ‘dark pools’

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union’s plan to cap the number of shares that can be traded anonymously could give traditional stock exchanges such as Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange the chance to win back some of the ground they have lost to new rivals.

Anonymous dealing in private venues known as “dark pools” has been a major source of growth for new electronic share trading companies such as Chi-X Europe and Liquidnet.

Apr 3, 2014

Britain’s FTSE hit by US data after touching three-week high

LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) – British blue-chip shares edged
lower after testing a three-week high on Thursday, as the end of
a two-week rally in mining shares offset gains by Tullow Oil.

The session proved volatile, however, with gains made in the
afternoon after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi
affirmed an easy policy stance evaporating after
below-expectations U.S. data.

Apr 3, 2014

FTSE steadies after Tullow helps it hit three-week high

LONDON (Reuters) – The top shares steadied after testing a three-week high on Thursday, as the end of a two-week rally in mining shares offset gains by Tullow Oil.

Market moves were muted, however, before a meeting of the European Central Bank, as investors waited to see if the ECB would act in the face of deflation fears.

Apr 3, 2014

Britain’s FTSE steadies after Tullow helps it hit three-week high

LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) – British blue-chip shares
steadied after testing a three-week high on Thursday, as the end
of a two-week rally in mining shares offset gains by Tullow Oil.

Market moves were muted, however, before a meeting of the
European Central Bank, as investors waited to see if the ECB
would act in the face of deflation fears.

Apr 2, 2014
Apr 1, 2014

M&A boost helps European shares get off to fast start in Q2

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – European stocks got off to a
brisk start in the second quarter, with merger-and-acquisition
activity driving gains by industrial and mining stocks.

Alstom rose 4.5 percent on Tuesday, making it the
top performer on the FTSEurofirst 300 in early trade. The French
turbine and train maker said it would sell its heat exchange
unit to Triton, a German private equity group.

Mar 31, 2014

FTSE set for quarterly fall despite appetite for insurers

LONDON (Reuters) – UK shares rose on Monday boosted by appetite for downtrodden insurers and resurgent miners, though the British blue chip index was still set for its first quarterly fall since June.

Insurers rallied, with Resolution, Aviva and Legal & General all up 1 percent to 3.2 percent having slumped in the previous session.

Mar 31, 2014

Britain’s FTSE set for quarterly fall despite appetite for insurers

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – UK shares rose on Monday
boosted by appetite for downtrodden insurers and resurgent
miners, though the British blue chip index was still set for its
first quarterly fall since June.

Insurers rallied, with Resolution, Aviva and
Legal & General all up 1 percent to 3.2 percent having
slumped in the previous session.

Mar 31, 2014
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