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Oct 22, 2015

Britain’s FTSE underperforms Europe after Draghi promises policy review

LONDON Oct 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index 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.

Oct 21, 2015

Britain’s FTSE edges higher on positive company results

LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged
into positive territory on Wednesday, led higher by a set of
positive company results from ARM Holdings, Merlin
Entertainments and Sky.

Chip designer ARM, the products of which are used in Apple
products, surged 7.7 percent and was on course for its
biggest daily rise in two years.

Oct 21, 2015

Pearson slump drags FTSE lower

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index dipped on Wednesday, hit by a drop in Pearson after it said that full-year profit would come in at the lower end of its range.

Pearson fell 13.5 percent, set for its sharpest fall since 1987, after the British education publisher said that to lower enrolments at some colleges in the United States and lower school text book purchases in some parts of South Africa would hit full year results.

Oct 21, 2015

Pearson slump drags Britain’s FTSE lower

LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index dipped
on Wednesday, hit by a drop in Pearson after it said that
full-year profit would come in at the lower end of its range.

Pearson fell 13.5 percent, set for its sharpest
fall since 1987, after the British education publisher said that
to lower enrolments at some colleges in the United States and
lower school text book purchases in some parts of South Africa
would hit full year results.

Oct 20, 2015

Britain’s FTSE closes steady, hotel stocks surge

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
steadied at the close on Tuesday, with a rally in
InterContinental Hotels Group and Whitbread
following their well-received results underpinning the market.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 ended 0.1 percent lower at
6,345.13 points, outperforming a 0.4 percent fall in the
pan-European FTSEurofirst 300. The FTSE 100 index still
trades about 11 percent below its all-time highs hit in April.

Oct 20, 2015

FTSE outperforms European indexes, hoteliers help

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index dipped
on Tuesday but outperformed European peers, supported by
well-received results from InterContinental Hotels Group
and Whitbread.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 was down 0.3 percent at
6,333.47 points by 1402 GMT, against a 0.5 percent fall in the
pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and a 0.8 percent
drop in France’s CAC index. The FTSE 100 index remains
11 percent below all-time highs hit in April.

Oct 20, 2015

Britain’s FTSE outperforms Europe, hoteliers help

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index dipped
on Tuesday, but outperformed European peers, supported by
well-received results from InterContinental Hotels Group
and Whitbread.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.3 percent at
6,330.82 points by 1109 GMT, compared with a 0.7 percent decline
in the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300. The FTSE 100
index remains 11 percent below all-time highs hit in April.

Oct 20, 2015

FTSE outperforms Europe, helped by strong hoteliers

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 outperformed European peers on Tuesday, supported by well-received results from Intercontinental Hotel Group and Whitbread.

The FTSE 100 was down 20.12 points, or 0.3 percent, at 6,332.17 by 0818 GMT, compared with a 0.5 percent decline in the FTSEurofirst 300. The index remains 11 percent below all-time highs hit in April.

Oct 20, 2015

Britain’s FTSE outperforms Europe, helped by strong hoteliers

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
outperformed European peers on Tuesday, supported by
well-received results from Intercontinental Hotel Group
and Whitbread.

The FTSE 100 was down 20.12 points, or 0.3 percent,
at 6,332.17 by 0818 GMT, compared with a 0.5 percent decline in
the FTSEurofirst 300. The index remains 11 percent
below all-time highs hit in April.

Oct 16, 2015

World shares rise to two-month highs after U.S. data

LONDON (Reuters) – Europe extended a global share market rebound on Friday, following Asian and U.S. stock indexes higher after better U.S. data helped allay fears about global growth and sent world stocks to two-month highs.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 .FTEU3 rose 0.7 percent, up for a second straight session to recoup losses made earlier in the week after weak data from China.

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