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Aug 20, 2015

Britain’s FTSE set for longest losing run since 2011

LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell to
its lowest point in seven months on Thursday, set to extend a
losing run that would be its longest since 2011 as investor
concern over the global economy resurfaces.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 31.11 points, or 0.5
percent, at 6,372.34 points by 1209 GMT, touching its lowest
level since January.

Aug 20, 2015

FTSE at seven-month low, miner Kaz surges

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell to its lowest point since January on Thursday, weighed down by a drop in supermarkets and companies trading without entitlement to their latest dividend pay out.

However, there was relief for embattled miner Kaz Minerals, which surged 15 percent after Kazakhstan floated the tenge, sending the currency tumbling.

Aug 20, 2015

Britain’s FTSE at 7-month low, miner Kaz surges

LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell to
its lowest point since January on Thursday, weighed down by a
drop in supermarkets and companies trading without entitlement
to their latest dividend pay out.

However, there was relief for embattled miner Kaz Minerals
, which surged 15 percent after Kazakhstan floated the
tenge, sending the currency tumbling.

Aug 19, 2015

Glencore leads Britain’s FTSE to seven-month low

LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on
Wednesday to its lowest level since January, hit by anxiety over
top metals consumer China’s economy, with Glencore leading the
mining sector lower after poorly-received results.

Miner and commodities trader Glencore was the top FTSE 100
faller, dropping 9.7 percent to a record low after a 29 percent
fall in first-half earnings due to a slide in metal and oil
prices.

Aug 19, 2015

Glencore leads FTSE lower after results

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 fell on Wednesday, hit by growing anxiety over China’s economy, with Glencore leading the mining sector lower after poorly-received results.

Miner and commodities trader Glencore dropped 8.6 percent, the top FTSE 100 faller, to a record low after it posted a 29 percent fall in first-half earnings due to a slide in metal and oil prices.

Aug 19, 2015

Glencore leads Britain’s FTSE lower after results

LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on
Wednesday, hit by growing anxiety over China’s economy, with
Glencore leading the mining sector lower after poorly-received
results.

Miner and commodities trader Glencore dropped 8.6 percent,
the top FTSE 100 faller, to a record low after it posted a 29
percent fall in first-half earnings due to a slide in metal and
oil prices.

Aug 18, 2015

Europe shares mixed as buoyant results offset China woes

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – European equities were steady on
Tuesday, with a buoyant set of corporate results offset by the
impact of weak trade in Asia and a fall in commodities prices
amid worries over China’s growth outlook.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was flat at
1,533.07 points, with benchmark indexes in France and Germany
edging lower.

Aug 17, 2015

Britain’s FTSE closes flat, miners hit 6-year low

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index closed
flat on Monday, weakened by U.S. data and by mining companies
hitting multi-year lows.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 0.44 points, 0.01
percent lower, at 6,550.30 by 1645 GMT. This followed the
release of a survey which showed manufacturing activity in New
York state at its weakest level since April 2009.

Aug 17, 2015

Britain’s FTSE edges lower, miners hit 6-year low

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on
Monday, extending the previous week’s losses, hit by weak U.S.
data and a drop in mining companies which hit multi-year lows.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 19.46 points, 0.3
percent lower, at 6,531.28 by 1410 GMT. This followed the
release of a survey which showed manufacturing activity in New
York state reach its weakest level since April 2009.

Aug 17, 2015

Britain’s FTSE steadies, miners touch 6-year low

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
steadied on Monday following a week of losses, although
continued weakness in metals prices saw mining shares touch
multi-year lows.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 2.60 points, flat in
percentage terms, at 6,548.14 by 1136 GMT. It fell 2.5 percent
last week as commodity prices dropped after China devalued its
currency.

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