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Oct 29, 2015

Britain’s FTSE falls after disappointing earnings from Barclays, Shell

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on
Thursday, underperforming European indexes, after a spate of
disappointing earnings updates and a decline in copper prices
that put pressure on mining shares.

The FTSE 100 was down 68.27 points, or 1.1 percent,
at 6,369.53 points at 0915 GMT. European blue chips
fell just 0.3 percent.

Oct 28, 2015

Apple’s success bittersweet for Europe-listed suppliers

LONDON (Reuters) – Apple’s main suppliers rallied on Wednesday in sympathy with the tech giant’s forecast-beating results, but that’s only half of the story as shares in companies like Dialog, Manz and AMS stay sharply down this week on their challenging outlook.

Dialog (DLGS.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), Manz (M5ZG.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and AMS (AMS.S: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) shares rose 3 to 6 percent after Apple (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the world’s most profitable company, painted a rosy picture for its new iPhone, beating Wall Street’s sales and profit forecasts.

Oct 28, 2015

European shares rise alongside stronger energy stocks, Fed in focus

MILAN, Oct 28 (Reuters) – European shares extended gains on
Wednesday, as energy stocks rose further on the back of a crude
oil price rally, while investors were wary ahead of a Federal
Reserve meeting widely expected to result in unchanged interest
rates.

The FTSEurofirst 300 was up 1.1 percent, more than
recouping Tuesday’s 1 percent decline. The euro zone’s blue-chip
Euro STOXX 50 index rose 1.4 percent.

Oct 28, 2015

European shares edge higher on better results, with Fed in focus

LONDON/MILAN, Oct 28 (Reuters) – European shares edged
higher on Wednesday, buoyed by good company earnings and
expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will decide to keep rates
near zero at today’s policy meeting.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was up 0.4
percent at 1,475 points after falling 1 percent in the previous
session. The euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index
was up 0.6 percent.

Oct 28, 2015

European shares boosted by better results, with Fed in focus

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – European shares edged higher in
early deals on Wednesday, buoyed by a new batch of company
earnings reports before a Federal Reserve policy decision later
in the day.

Brewer Heineken rose 4.2 percent, the top
FTSEurofirst 300 riser, after reporting strong sales in
Europe and the Americas that came in above expectations.

Oct 27, 2015

European shares drop after weak BASF and Novartis updates

LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – European stock markets fell
further away from last week’s two-month high on Tuesday after a
drop in the shares of BASF and Novartis.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, rose to a
two-month high on Friday after the Chinese rate cut drove up
world stock markets, declined 0.7 percent. The euro zone’s
blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index fell 0.6 percent.

Oct 27, 2015

European shares drop as BASF and semiconductor stocks fall

LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – European stock markets fell on
Tuesday, moving further away from last week’s two-month high
after a drop in the shares of BASF and Novartis
weighed on markets.

Semiconductor stocks also suffered after Austria
Microsystems warned late on Monday of weak
fourth-quarter results. Austria Microsystems’ shares slid 14.2
percent while rival Dialog dropped 2.2 percent.

Oct 26, 2015

European shares steady, Germany’s DAX outperforms

MILAN/LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – European shares steadied on
Monday as the effect of China’s rate cut faded, although German
stocks outperformed after a business sentiment survey came in
better than expected.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was roughly
flat at 1,491.76 points, after rising 1.95 percent in the
previous session. The euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index
was up 0.1 percent.

Oct 26, 2015

UK stocks ease back from 2-month highs as WPP and TalkTalk fall

LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
slipped off two-month highs on Monday, weighed down by a fall in
advertising group WPP while TalkTalk’s losses
worsened in the wake of a cyber attack on the company.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 8.41 points,
or 0.1 percent, at 6,435.67 points at 1142 GMT, easing back
after rising 1.1 percent on Friday to its highest level in two
months.

Oct 22, 2015

FTSE underperforms Europe after Draghi promises policy review

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 was steady on Thursday, failing to match a sharp rally in euro zone shares after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi stoked prospects of further monetary easing, sending the euro lower.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was volatile immediately after Draghi said that the ECB would keep its asset-purchases unchanged but would re-examine its policy at its meeting in December.

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