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Oct 2, 2015

Britain’s FTSE set for weekly rise, buoyed by banks

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose on
Friday as regulatory pressure eased on the country’s banks,
setting the index on track for a weekly rise.

Banks gained after Britain’s financial regulator said it
planned to impose a two-year deadline for customers to claim
compensation for mis-sold loan insurance, drawing a line under
Britain’s costliest consumer finance scandal.

Oct 1, 2015

Britain’s FTSE outperforms Europe but Wall Street fall trims gain

LONDON Oct 1 (Reuters) – UK shares outperformed their
European counterparts on Thursday as mining and oil and gas
companies rose, although weakness on Wall Street trimmed the
gains.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed just 10.86
points higher, up 0.2 percent at 6,072.47 points, having been up
by more than 1 percent for most of the session.

Oct 1, 2015

Britain’s FTSE outperforms Europe but Wall Street fall trims gain

LONDON Oct 1 (Reuters) – UK shares outperformed their
European counterparts on Thursday as mining and oil and gas
companies rose, although weakness on Wall Street trimmed the
gains.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed just 10.86
points higher, up 0.2 percent at 6,072.47 points, having been up
by more than 1 percent for most of the session.

Oct 1, 2015

FTSE led higher by rally in commodities

LONDON (Reuters) – UK shares rallied on Thursday as miners and oil & gas companies were boosted by higher commodities prices following weak Chinese data that raised hopes for further stimulus, although Glencore gave up early gains.

Data from China, the world’s biggest consumer of raw materials, showed on Thursday that its factory activity shrank in September.

Oct 1, 2015

Britain’s FTSE led higher by rally in commodities

LONDON Oct 1 (Reuters) – UK shares rallied on Thursday as
miners and oil & gas companies were boosted by higher
commodities prices following weak Chinese data that raised hopes
for further stimulus, although Glencore gave up early gains.

Data from China, the world’s biggest consumer of raw
materials, showed on Thursday that its factory activity shrank
in September.

Sep 29, 2015

European stocks languish near year’s low; Glencore halts slide

LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – European shares partially
recovered from an early drop on Tuesday, supported after
battered miner Glencore halted a slide in its share
price, although top indexes lingered near their lows for 2015.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index had dropped
0.3 percent by 1420 GMT on Tuesday, having been down as much as
1.7 percent in early deals.

Sep 29, 2015

European stocks stabilise near year’s low as Glencore halts slide

LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – European shares partially
recouped an early drop on Tuesday, supported after battered
miner Glencore halted a slide in its share price,
although top indexes lingered near their lows for 2015.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down
0.4 percent by 0958 GMT on Tuesday, having been down as much as
1.7 percent in early deals.

Sep 16, 2015

SABMiller leads Britain’s FTSE higher, Fed in focus

LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose
on Wednesday, with SABMiller surging about 20 percent
after news that AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer,
was to make an offer to acquire the British firm, the world’s
No. 2.

SABMiller said Anheuser-Busch InBev had informed it that it
intended to make an offer, but SABMiller had no further
information about the terms.

Sep 16, 2015

FTSE 100 turns higher after strong opening on Wall St

LONDON (Reuters) – FTSE 100 turned higher in thin trade on Tuesday, as a strong start to trade on Wall Street helped lift mining stocks off their lows, including Glencore, which hit another all-time trough early in the day.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index .FTSE closed up 0.9 percent higher at 6,137.60 points, turning higher as Wall Street gained following a climb in retail sales.

Sep 16, 2015

Britain’s FTSE rises, buoyed by Burberry

LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose
on Wednesday, boosted by a rise in luxury firm Burberry,
although trade was set to be quiet as the U.S. Federal Reserve
began a meeting to decide whether to raise interest rates.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 42.13 points, or 0.7
percent at 6,179.73 points by 0808 GMT, remaining in a tight 300
point range that has bound the index since Aug 25.

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