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Aug 7, 2015

European shares slip as German data disappoints

LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – European shares fell on Friday,
weighed down by Germany’s top share index after a surprising
fall in industrial output, ahead of closely watched U.S. jobs
data due later in the session.

Germany’s DAX fell 0.2 percent. The DAX is some 7
percent below a record high reached in April, although it
remains up nearly 20 percent since the start of 2015.

Aug 7, 2015

European shares led lower by Germany after data disappoints

LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – European shares fell in early
deals on Friday, weighed down by Germany’s top share index after
a surprising fall in industrial output, ahead of closely watched
U.S. jobs data due later in the session.

Germany’s DAX fell 0.5 percent, underperforming a
0.4 percent drop on the broader FTSEurofirst 300, after
German industrial output declined and exports fell by more than
expected, raising questions about the strength of the recovery
in Europe’s largest economy.

Aug 6, 2015

Britain’s FTSE rises off lows after dovish BoE vote, miners weigh

LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged
down on Thursday, weighed down by weakness in miners and insurer
RSA, though it briefly rallied off lows after a broadly dovish
update from the Bank of England.

The FTSE 100 index ended down 5.32 points, or 0.1
percent lower at 6,747.09 points, turning slightly lower after a
negative open on Wall Street.

Aug 6, 2015

Britain’s FTSE boosted by dovish BoE vote

LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index got a
boost from the Bank of England on Thursday, turning higher after
fewer officials voted for a rate rise than had been expected,
leading investors to bet that borrowing costs will remain a
record lows for longer.

The FTSE 100 index was up 0.1 percent at 6,757.74
points by 1200 GMT, having been in negative territory all
morning.

Aug 6, 2015

FTSE drifts lower, eyes on BoE’s ‘Super Thursday’

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged lower on Thursday, with sterling strength and weak commodity prices knocking exporters and miners respectively, ahead of a wave of central bank releases.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.3 percent at 6,730.00 points by 1056 British time.

Aug 6, 2015

Britain’s FTSE drifts lower, eyes on BoE’s “Super Thursday”

LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged
lower on Thursday, with sterling strength and weak commodity
prices knocking exporters and miners respectively, ahead of a
wave of central bank releases.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.3 percent at
6,730.00 points by 0956 GMT.

Aug 5, 2015

Britain’s FTSE 100 buoyed by robust corporate earnings

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose on
Wednesday, boosted by better than expected results from Legal &
General and London Stock Exchange, and by a
rebound in the mining sector.

The FTSE 100 closed up 1 percent at 6,752.41 points
- some 5 percent below a record high of 7,122.74 points reached
in April.

Aug 5, 2015

FTSE buoyed by earnings, mining sector rebound

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose on Wednesday, boosted by better-than-expected results from Legal and General and London Stock Exchange, and by a rebound in the mining sector.

British insurer Legal & General rose 3.6 percent, the top FTSE 100 riser, after beating forecasts with an 18 percent jump in operating profit, helped by a strong performance in the bulk annuity market.

Aug 5, 2015

Britain’s FTSE buoyed by earnings, mining sector rebound

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose on
Wednesday, boosted by better-than-expected results from Legal
and General and London Stock Exchange, and by a
rebound in the mining sector.

British insurer Legal & General rose 3.6 percent,
the top FTSE 100 riser, after beating forecasts with an
18 percent jump in operating profit, helped by a strong
performance in the bulk annuity market.

Aug 3, 2015

European shares rise, shrugging off slump in Greek market

LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Monday,
shrugging off a slump for the Greek stock market when it
reopened after a five-week shutdown, as strong results from
Heineken and banks supported the broader market.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.7
percent to 1,583.52 points. The euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX
50 index gained 1 percent, Germany’s DAX
advanced 1.2 percent and France’s CAC 0.8 percent.

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