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Jun 18, 2015

Britain’s shares fall, led lower by disappointing mid-cap updates

LONDON, June 18 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
dropped to a five month low on Thursday, with some stocks
trading without entitlement to their latest dividend payment.

The FTSE 100 fell 20.05 points, or 0.3 percent to
6,660.50, touching a low of 6,651.00, its lowest level since
January 21.

Jun 17, 2015

Britain’s FTSE closes lower as grocers, Fed worries weigh

LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index turned
lower by mid-session on Wednesday as losses in grocers and
caution before a Federal Reserve announcement later in the day
weighed on the market.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 closed 0.4 percent lower at
6,680.55 points. The FTSE, which fell to its lowest since late
January on Tuesday, has lost around 5.5 percent over the past
three weeks as investors worried about a Greek default and
rising borrowing costs if the Federal Reserve raises its
interest rates.

Jun 17, 2015

Britain’s FTSE gives up gains as grocers, Fed worries weigh

LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index turned
lower by mid-session on Wednesday as losses in grocers and
caution before a Federal Reserve announcement later in the day
weighed on the market.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 was down 0.5 percent at
6,678.40 at 1053 GMT, having traded as high as 6,731.54 points
earlier.

Jun 17, 2015

FTSE holds steady, supported by rise in housebuilders

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index held roughly steady on Wednesday, supported by gains in construction stocks even though losses in grocers weighed on the market.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 was down 0.1 percent at 6,701.03 by 0813 GMT after closing flat in the previous session which also saw it drop to an intraday low of 6,656.90 points – the worst level since late January.

Jun 17, 2015

Britain’s FTSE holds steady, supported by rise in housebuilders

LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index held
roughly steady on Wednesday, supported by gains in construction
stocks even though losses in grocers weighed on the market.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 was down 0.1 percent at
6,701.03 by 0813 GMT after closing flat in the previous session
which also saw it drop to an intraday low of 6,656.90 points -
the worst level since late January.

Jun 16, 2015

As company payouts rise, markets test limit of hunt for cash

LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) – Company earnings are on the rise
in Europe and shareholders are feeling the benefit, with more
profits being paid to investors than at any time in at least the
last five years.

And this is not restricted to Europe: companies across the
world are scrimping on capital spending and reinvestment to
better reward shareholders in an era of low growth, a trend that
has sparked criticism in the United States as companies prop up
share prices with debt-fuelled share buybacks.

Jun 15, 2015

European stocks fall towards lowest since Feb as Greek debt talks falter

LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) – European shares fell and
volatility rose on Monday, led lower by a slide in Greek shares
after the latest talks between Greece and its creditors to
resolve its debt crisis collapsed.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 dropped 1.4
percent to 1,522.66 points, sinking towards a 3-1/2 month low
hit last Tuesday.

Jun 15, 2015

European stocks fall towards multi-month low after Greek debt talks fail

LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) – European shares fell and
volatility rose on Monday, led lower by a slide in Greek shares
after there was little progress in talks between Greece and its
creditors to resolve its debt crisis.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 dropped 1.1
percent to 1,526.81 points, sinking towards a 3-1/2 low hit last
Tuesday.

Jun 12, 2015

European shares surrender weekly gains at Greek impasse

LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) – European shares slid on Friday,
evaporating gains since Monday as investors shed risky assets
following another week when Greece and its international
creditors have been unable to reach a debt deal.

Shares were whipsawed in thin volumes as traders tracked
updates on the progress of talks.

Jun 12, 2015

European shares recover as officials reassure over IMF’s Greece role

LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) – European stock edged up on
Friday as officials played down concerns a Greek debt deal may
not be reached while Germany’s Angela Merkel expressed
confidence in the euro zone’s easy monetary policy.

That kept European equities on track for their first weekly
gain in three weeks as investors bet a recent bond-driven
sell-off had gone too far. Weekly inflows into European equities
remained in positive territory, according to broker data.

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