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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.

Aug 3, 2015

European shares rise, ignoring slump in Greece market

LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Monday,
shrugging off a slump by 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 and 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.

Jul 24, 2015

European shares hit one-week low, commodity stocks slump

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) – European shares fell to a new
one-week low on Friday, with companies like satellite operator
SES slumping after a disappointing update and
commodity shares tracking a sharp decline in mining and oil
prices.

SES shares fell 6.8 percent, the biggest decliner in the
blue-chip FTSEurofirst 300 index, after cutting its
full-year revenue and profit guidance following a delayed
satellite launch and a decline in earnings from fixed data
customers due to the strong dollar.

Jul 24, 2015

European shares advance, Vodafone and Thales lead

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) – European shares advanced on
Friday, with well-received earnings updates from companies such
as telecom major Vodafone and defence group Thales
supporting the market.

Shares in Vodafone rose 4.2 percent, adding the most points
to an advance on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index
, after results that showed improvements across major
markets in Germany and Britain.

Jul 24, 2015

European shares turn higher, led by Vodafone, Thales

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) – European shares turned higher on
Friday as investors chewed over mixed earnings updates, getting
support from well-received updates from Vodafone and
Thales

British telecom firm Vodafone rose 3.7 percent, adding the
most points to an advance on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300
, after results that showed improvements across major
markets in Germany and Britain.

Jul 23, 2015

Britain’s FTSE edges lower after Aberdeen Asset hit by outflows

LONDON, July 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged
lower on Thursday hit by weak earnings reports from Aberdeen
Asset Management and SSE, although the market got support late
in the day from a rise in Pearson after it said it had
agreed to sell the FT Group to Japan’s Nikkei.

Aberdeen Asset Management tumbled 7.2 percent,
touching its lowest levels in over a year after the emerging
markets-focused fund manager said it saw net outflows of 9.9
billion pounds ($15.5 billion) in the last quarter.

Jul 23, 2015

FTSE supported by Pearson after it confirms FT sale talks

LONDON (Reuters) – FTSE 100 outperformed continental stock indices on Thursday, boosted by a rise in Pearson after it confirmed that it was in advanced talks to sell FT Group.

British publisher Pearson has decided to sell the Financial Times to a “global, digital news company”, a person familiar with the deal said, sending shares up 2 percent.

Jul 23, 2015

Britain’s FTSE supported by Pearson after it confirms FT sale talks

LONDON, July 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
outperformed continental stock indices on Thursday, boosted by a
rise in Pearson after it confirmed that it was in
advanced talks to sell FT Group.

British publisher Pearson has decided to sell the Financial
Times to a “global, digital news company”, a person familiar
with the deal said, sending shares up 2 percent.

Jul 22, 2015

FTSE hits 1-week low as miners and tech stocks slump

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
dropped to a one-week low on Wednesday after a poorly received
earnings report from Apple hit technology stocks and
weaker metals prices and an update from BHP Billiton
dragged down miners.

The mining index slid 4.7 percent, as metals
prices fell sharply. Diversified miner Anglo American
fell 6 percent to a 13-year low.

Jul 22, 2015

FTSE falls after BHP, ARM results fail to impress

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index retreated on Wednesday, leaving it set for its biggest daily fall in two weeks after poorly received results sent mining and technology stocks lower.

FTSE 350 mining shares fell 2.7 percent, led lower by BHP Billiton, which dropped 3.4 percent after an earnings update.

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