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Dec 3, 2014

FTSE edges lower as Royal Mail renews fall

LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged
lower from a one-week high on Wednesday, hit by renewed weakness
in Royal Mail and oil majors even after UK economic data and
some company earnings beat expectations.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.2 percent at
6,727.26 points by 1159 GMT, down from a one-week high of
6,753.19 touched in early trade. The index rose 1.3 percent on
Tuesday.

Dec 1, 2014

FTSE drops to one-week low as commodity shares, Vodafone slump

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Britain’s top stock index dropped
to its lowest in more than a week on Monday as commodity shares
slumped and Vodafone fell on speculation it is considering
possible acquisitions.

Weak Chinese economic data compounded concern over commodity
stocks. An official reading showed growth in China’s factories
slowed more than expected in November. A private-sector survey
showed momentum stalled.

Nov 28, 2014
Nov 28, 2014

OPEC inaction sends Brent to four-year low, hits stocks

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices extended their recent slide on Friday, sending related shares and currencies lower, after OPEC decided to refrain from cutting output despite a supply glut.

Brent crude touched a low of $71.12 a barrel after settling at a four-year closing low on Thursday, when Saudi Arabia blocked calls from poorer members of the cartel to cut production to stem a slide in global prices.

Nov 28, 2014

OPEC inaction halts Europe rally; dollar firms

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices extended their recent slide on Friday, sending related shares and currencies lower, after OPEC decided to refrain from cutting output despite a supply glut.

Brent crude LCOc1 touched a low of $71.12 a barrel after settling at a four-year closing low on Thursday, when Saudi Arabia blocked calls from poorer members of the cartel to cut production to stem a slide in global prices.

Nov 27, 2014

OPEC sinks energy firms to cap European share rally; DAX extends streak

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Share price falls for energy
firms capped gains for top European stocks on Thursday, after
OPEC resisted pressure to cut supply in the face of a global
slump in the oil price.

However, shares were able to edge higher, led up by the
German DAX, which extended its recent sharp rally on the back of
encouraging data and expectations of further stimulus measures
from the European Central Bank.

Nov 27, 2014

Germany’s DAX extends rally; OPEC sinks energy firms

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Thursday
led by the German DAX, which extended its recent sharp rally on
the back of encouraging data and expectations of further
stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.

Gains were capped by oil-related stocks as Brent crude
extended its recent slide and the Organisation of the Petroleum
Exporting Countries (OPEC) confirmed they would not cut supply
in the face of falling prices.

Nov 27, 2014

European shares rise, boosted by Germany’s DAX

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Thursday,
adding to their recent sharp rally that has been fuelled by
expectations of further stimulus measures from the European
Central Bank.

The region’s indexes were led higher by Germany’s DAX
, which was up 0.5 percent to outperform peers, rising
for its 11th straight session.

Nov 26, 2014

FTSE edges higher, boosted by rebound in miners

LONDON (Reuters) – The top shares rose in early deals on Wednesday, boosted by a rebound in miners, although travel stocks were hit by a slump in mid-cap peer Thomas Cook.

The FTSE 100 was up 13.86 points, or 0.2 percent, at 6,745.00 at 0913 GMT.

Copper miner Antofagasta was the top gainer on the index, up 2.2 percent, and heavyweight miners BHP Billiton and Anglo American also saw gains in excess of one percent.

Nov 26, 2014

Britain’s FTSE edges higher, boosted by rebound in miners

LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s top shares rose in
early deals on Wednesday, boosted by a rebound in miners,
although travel stocks were hit by a slump in mid-cap peer
Thomas Cook.

The FTSE 100 was up 13.86 points, or 0.2 percent,
at 6,745.00 at 0913 GMT.

Copper miner Antofagasta was the top gainer on the
index, up 2.2 percent, and heavyweight miners BHP Billiton
and Anglo American also saw gains in excess of
one percent.

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