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Nov 25, 2014

Weaker commodity stocks pin back FTSE

LONDON (Reuters) – Commodity related stocks continued to weigh on the top share index on Tuesday, pegging it back near two month highs as oil and metal prices came under renewed pressure.

Earnings also dragged, with Kingfisher down 2.5 percent after Europe’s No. 1 home improvement retailer posted a decline in third quarter profit, hurt by a weak French market and foreign currency movements.

Nov 25, 2014

Weaker commodity stocks pin back Britain’s FTSE

LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Commodity related stocks
continued to weigh on Britain’s top share index on Tuesday,
pegging it back near two month highs as oil and metal prices
came under renewed pressure.

Earnings also dragged, with Kingfisher down 2.5 percent
after Europe’s No. 1 home improvement retailer posted a decline
in third quarter profit, hurt by a weak French market and
foreign currency movements.

Nov 24, 2014

FTSE rally pulls back from two-month high as Petrofac slump weighs

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged
lower on Monday, weighed down by a slump in Petrofac after it
predicted low net profits, but M&A talk kept it near a two-month
high.

Smith and Nephew and Friends Life were said
to be likely subjects for bids, and BT confirmed it might
expand into mobile communications.

Nov 24, 2014

FTSE rally pauses near 2-month high as Petrofac slump weighs

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged
lower but remained near a two-month high on Monday, weighed down
by a slump in Petrofac after it predicted a low net profit.

Telecom BT was boosted by speculation it would expand
into mobile communications, but insurer Aviva was hit by
its bid for peer Friends Life.

Nov 20, 2014

European shares hit by weak euro zone manufacturing data

EDINBURGH, Nov 20 (Reuters) – European shares fell on
Thursday, with top euro zone shares extending an early dip after
weak manufacturing data in the region’s top two economies
reignited fears over growth prospects.

The euro zone’s EuroSTOXX 50 fell 0.7 percent
after both French and German purchasing manager’s index data
missed expectations in the manufacturing sector.

Nov 19, 2014

Drop in Royal Mail puts Britain’s FTSE under pressure

EDINBURGH, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s main equity index
snapped a four-day rally on Wednesday as falling iron ore prices
hit mining stocks and trading updates from Royal Mail
and testing firm Intertek disappointed investors.

Royal Mail Group reversed slight early gains to drop 8.2
percent to the bottom of the index.

Nov 19, 2014

Royal Mail reversal puts FTSE under pressure

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – FTSE snapped a four-day winning streak on Wednesday as heavyweight mining stocks were hit by a fall in iron ore prices and disappointing trading updates from Royal Mail and testing firm Intertek.

Royal Mail Group reversed slight early gains to drop 8.9 percent to the bottom of the index.

Nov 19, 2014

Royal Mail reversal puts Britain’s FTSE under pressure

EDINBURGH, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s main equity index
snapped a four-day winning streak on Wednesday as heavyweight
mining stocks were hit by a fall in iron ore prices and
disappointing trading updates from Royal Mail and
testing firm Intertek.

Royal Mail Group reversed slight early gains to drop 8.9
percent to the bottom of the index.

Nov 19, 2014

Police report peaceful end to Scotland-England match

GLASGOW (Reuters) – Despite a bitter football rivalry spanning more than a century, and a bumpy political landscape in recent months, Scotland and England’s first clash since the Scots narrowly voted to remain within the United Kingdom passed off peacefully on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said there were very few arrests but would only have a confirmed number later on Wednesday.

Nov 19, 2014

Soccer-Police report peaceful end to Scotland-England match

GLASGOW, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Despite a bitter soccer rivalry spanning more than a century, and a bumpy political landscape in recent months, Scotland and England’s first clash since the Scots narrowly voted to remain within the United Kingdom passed off peacefully on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said there were very few arrests but would only have a confirmed number later on Wednesday.

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