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Apr 6, 2015

Man City’s Pellegrini keeps cool head despite Palace loss

LONDON (Reuters) – Manuel Pellegrini said he was not concerned about his stuttering team or the security of his job after Manchester City suffered a huge blow in the Premier League title race after a 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Phlegmatic Pellegrini struggled to explain how his dominant City side were beaten by Alan Pardew’s Palace, a defeat that kept last season’s champions in fourth place, nine points behind leaders Chelsea.

Apr 6, 2015

Soccer-Man City’s Pellegrini keeps cool head despite Palace loss

LONDON, April 6 (Reuters) – Manuel Pellegrini said he was not concerned about his stuttering team or the security of his job after Manchester City suffered a huge blow in the Premier League title race after a 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Phlegmatic Pellegrini struggled to explain how his dominant City side were beaten by Alan Pardew’s Palace, a defeat that kept last season’s champions in fourth place, nine points behind leaders Chelsea.

Apr 4, 2015

Adam scores 59-metre wonder goal v Chelsea

LONDON (Reuters) – Stoke City’s Charlie Adam scored a wonder goal from well inside his own half against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday that earned comparisons with the all-time great strikes.

The Scotland midfielder stunned the Premier League leaders by sending a remarkable 59-metre lob over Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois in the first half.

Apr 4, 2015

Soccer-Adam scores 59-metre wonder goal v Chelsea

LONDON, April 4 (Reuters) – Stoke City’s Charlie Adam scored a wonder goal from well inside his own half against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday that earned comparisons with the all-time great strikes.

The Scotland midfielder stunned the Premier League leaders by sending a remarkable 59-metre lob over Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois in the first half.

Apr 1, 2015

European shares start quarter with gains after PMI boost

LONDON/PARIS, April 1 (Reuters) – European shares reversed
early losses after the first major data of the new quarter
showed manufacturing activity across the euro zone accelerated
faster than previously thought last month.

Markit’s final March manufacturing Purchasing Managers’
Index (PMI) was at a 10-month high of 52.2, beating a
preliminary reading of 51.9, adding to signs the bloc’s economy
is recovering.

Mar 31, 2015

UK’s FTSE ends strong first quarter with sharp drop

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell
sharply on Tuesday, hindered by a drop in tobacco and commodity
companies, but was still headed for its best quarterly gain
since 2013 even as it ended March with a whimper.

The FTSE was down 115.11 points, or 1.7 percent, at 6,776.32
points at 1318 GMT but remained up 3.2 percent this year,
heading for its biggest quarterly gain since the end of 2013.

Mar 31, 2015

Tobacco stock drop takes shine off strong quarter for UK’s FTSE

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
turned lower on Tuesday, hindered by a drop in tobacco
companies, but was still headed for its best quarterly gain
since 2013, underpinned by a rally in Kingfisher after
its trading update.

Consumer staple stocks trimmed nearly 16 points off the
blue-chip FTSE 100, weighed down by a 2.4 percent fall
in British American Tobacco and a 2.6 percent drop in
Imperial Tobacco.

Mar 30, 2015

ARM and Kingfisher help Britain’s FTSE to bounce back

LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose
on Monday, recovering ground in a broad-based rally after a
steep weekly drop, supported by a rise in chip-designer ARM
after gains for the tech sector on Wall Street and a
stronger Kingfisher.

Kingfisher rose 3.2 percent after Europe’s largest home
improvement retailer said its proposed 275 million euro ($298
million) purchase of smaller French rival Mr Bricolage had
collapsed.

Mar 30, 2015

FTSE recovers from steep weekly fall, lifted by ARM

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 rose on Monday, recovering ground in a broad-based rally after a steep weekly drop, supported by a rise in chip-designer ARM (ARM.L: Quote, Profile, Research) after gains for the tech sector on Wall Street.

ARM rose 2.4 percent, the top FTSE 100 .FTSE riser, recovering after dropping 10 percent in two days last week.

Mar 30, 2015

Britain’s FTSE recovers from steep weekly fall, lifted by ARM

LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose
on Monday, recovering ground in a broad-based rally after a
steep weekly drop, supported by a rise in chip-designer ARM
after gains for the tech sector on Wall Street.

ARM rose 2.4 percent, the top FTSE 100 riser,
recovering after dropping 10 percent in two days last week.

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