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Apr 20, 2015

Miners help FTSE to rebound after China stimulus boost

LONDON (Reuters) – Mining stocks helped Britain’s top share index rebound on Monday, benefiting from stimulus measures in China to support stuttering growth in the world’s biggest consumer of metals.

The FTSE 350 mining sector rose 1.9 percent, the top sectoral gainer after China cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves to help combat a slowdown in growth in the world’s second-biggest economy.

Apr 20, 2015

Miners help Britain’s FTSE to rebound after China stimulus boost

LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) – Mining stocks helped Britain’s
top share index rebound on Monday, benefiting from stimulus
measures in China to support stuttering growth in the world’s
biggest consumer of metals.

The FTSE 350 mining sector rose 1.9 percent,
the top sectoral gainer after China cut the amount of cash that
banks must hold as reserves to help combat a slowdown in growth
in the world’s second-biggest economy.

Apr 17, 2015

European shares drop sharply; traders cite China regulation concerns

LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) – European shares extended losses
on Friday, with traders pointing to weakness in Chinese futures
markets as one of the drivers of the fall on a trading day also
marked by an outage on Bloomberg financial terminals.

The FTSEurofirst 300 was down 1.3 percent at
1,614.38 points by 1115 GMT. The Frankfurt DAX was down
1.8 percent, with some traders also pointing to the expiry of
futures and options on European indexes as a factor exacerbating
market volatility.

Apr 16, 2015

Diageo and BAE fall as UK’s FTSE backs off from record high

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
touched a record high, then retreated on Thursday, as mixed
results at consumer-goods companies led to a pause in the
market’s rally.

The FTSE 100 index reached a high of 7,119.35 points
before edging back. It was down 0.1 percent at 7,090.68 points
going into the middle of the trading session.

Apr 16, 2015

FTSE pauses at new record high

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index touched a new record high before turning lower on Thursday, with mixed corporate earnings in the consumer staple sector prompting a pause in an impressive year-to-date rally.

Diageo (DGE.L: Quote, Profile, Research), the world’s largest spirits maker, fell 3.3 percent, a top FTSE 100 .FTSE faller, after it reported slower quarterly trading, hurt by tough comparisons in Britain and retailers reducing inventory in Southeast Asia.

Apr 16, 2015

Britain’s FTSE pauses at new record high

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
touched a new record high before turning lower on Thursday, with
mixed corporate earnings in the consumer staple sector prompting
a pause in an impressive year-to-date rally.

Diageo, the world’s largest spirits maker, fell 3.3
percent, a top FTSE 100 faller, after it reported slower
quarterly trading, hurt by tough comparisons in Britain and
retailers reducing inventory in Southeast Asia.

Apr 15, 2015

UK’s FTSE rises to record as retailers advance

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
reached a record high on Wednesday, helped by gains for domestic
retailers such as Next, Dixons Carphone and
Sports Direct.

Consumer staple stocks contributed nearly nine points to the
FTSE’s rise. Supermarket Sainsbury was up 3.9 percent
to 285p and set to close above 280p for the first time since
September.

Apr 15, 2015

Retailers help FTSE to fresh record high

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index hit an all-time high on Wednesday, helped by gains for domestically-exposed retail stocks such as Next (NXT.L: Quote, Profile, Research), Dixons Carphone (DC.L: Quote, Profile, Research) and Sports Direct (SPD.L: Quote, Profile, Research).

Dixons Carphone, the electricals and mobile phone retailer, was up 2.1 percent after German mobile telephone company Drillisch (DRIG.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) agreed to buy the UK firm’s telecoms shop chain The Phone House Deutschland for a combination of shares and future cash flows.

Apr 15, 2015

Retailers help Britain’s FTSE to fresh record high

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index hit
an all-time high on Wednesday, helped by gains for
domestically-exposed retail stocks such as Next, Dixons
Carphone and Sports Direct.

Dixons Carphone, the electricals and mobile phone retailer,
was up 2.1 percent after German mobile telephone company
Drillisch agreed to buy the UK firm’s telecoms shop
chain The Phone House Deutschland for a combination of shares
and future cash flows.

Apr 13, 2015

Britain’s FTSE slips off record highs as weak China data hit miners

LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
slipped from record highs on Monday as surprisingly weak data
from China weighed on mining stocks, with investors also growing
cautious before next month’s UK election.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which touched a record
high of 7,095.36 points on Friday, retreated 25.47 points, or
0.4 percent, to 7,064.30 points by the close. The FTSE remains
up nearly 8 percent since the start of 2015.

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