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Sep 15, 2015

Britain’s FTSE 100 turns higher after strong opening on Wall St

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
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 closed up 0.9 percent
higher at 6,137.60 points, turning higher as Wall Street gained
following a climb in retail sales.

Sep 15, 2015

Britain’s FTSE 100 edges up after strong opening on Wall St

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index edged
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.

Mining and commodities trader Glencore slumped
almost 8 percent early on after three leading global thermal
coal price benchmarks fell below levels last seen during the
global financial crisis of 2008-2009.

Sep 15, 2015

FTSE 100 falls as Glencore hits fresh record low

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index slipped on Tuesday, led lower by Glencore which hit another all-time low as concerns over commodity prices continued to pile pressure on the stock.

Mining and commodities trader Glencore (GLEN.L: Quote, Profile, Research) fell 4.7 percent, touching its record low, after news that three leading global thermal coal price benchmarks have fallen below levels last seen during the global financial crisis of 2008-2009.

Sep 15, 2015

Britain’s FTSE 100 falls as Glencore hits fresh record low

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
slipped on Tuesday, led lower by Glencore which hit another
all-time low as concerns over commodity prices continued to pile
pressure on the stock.

Mining and commodities trader Glencore fell 4.7
percent, touching its record low, after news that three leading
global thermal coal price benchmarks have fallen below levels
last seen during the global financial crisis of 2008-2009.

Sep 14, 2015

European shares retreat, focus on Fed meeting

LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – European equities fell in late
trading on Monday, led lower by weaker mining stocks, with
investors growing jittery ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy
meeting later this week.

A Reuters poll showed on Friday a small majority of
forecasters still expect a Fed hike on Thursday, though
markets-based models suggest concerns about global market
volatility and economic growth will delay monetary policy
tightening.

Sep 14, 2015

European shares steady ahead of Fed meeting, volumes low

LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – European equities gave up early
gains and steadied by midday on Monday, as investors focused on
whether the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates at
its policy meeting this week.

The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares
was down 0.1 percent at 1,399.48 points by 1142 GMT. It had
risen to a high of 1,414.99 points earlier in the session.

Sep 14, 2015

European shares rise, show resilience to China growth concerns

LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – European stocks rose on Monday,
remaining within tight ranges after the previous session’s fall,
led by resilience in luxury stocks following weak China data
published over the weekend.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.7
percent at 1,410.83 points by 0752 GMT, extending gains made
last week, when it posted its biggest weekly rise since July.

Sep 11, 2015

European shares down, still set for biggest weekly gain in 2 mths

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – European shares fell for a
second straight day on Friday, led lower by Swiss drugmaker
Actelion after news it had initiated preliminary discussions
with ZS Pharma, although a major share index headed for its
biggest weekly rise since July.

Actelion shares slid 3.7 percent, the top decliner in the
FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares, after
both companies confirmed they had preliminary discussions,
although not specifically mentioning if the talks were related
to a buyout.

Sep 11, 2015

European shares set for biggest weekly rise since July

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – A top European share index was
set for its biggest weekly rise since July despite edging lower
on Friday, with drops in Germany’s E.ON and Swiss pharmaceutical
firm Actelion taking the shine off the week’s rally.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 is up 1.1 percent
so far this week, set for its biggest weekly rise in around 2
months despite falling 0.5 percent to 1,408.27 by 0748 GMT
points on Friday.

Sep 10, 2015

European shares down, Brazil-exposed stocks under pressure

LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – European shares retreated on
Thursday as companies exposed to Brazil came under severe
selling pressure after Standard & Poor’s downgraded the
country’s credit rating to “junk” grade.

Shares in French retailer Casino Guichard, which
received about half of its 2014 revenue from Latin America, fell
4.4 percent, while Edenred, which generates around
half of its profit from Brazil, dropped 5 percent.

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