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Feb 28, 2014

Britain’s FTSE steady, set for best month in seven

LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index held
steady on Friday, leaving it set to post its best month in seven
after a three-week rally that has left it within touching
distance of its all-time high.

While that rally has stalled this week, the FTSE 100
is just 2 percent below its record peak, set in 1999.

Feb 27, 2014

Britain’s FTSE knocked back by Ukraine tensions

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell on
Monday, led lower by a drop in the futures market as investors
were spooked by building tension over Ukraine, giving away a
steady start following mixed corporate updates.

The FTSE 100 fell 59.95 points, or 0.9 percent to
6,739.20 points at 0959, having been steady an hour earlier,
with traders citing a report from Interfax that Russian aircraft
had been put on high-alert on the Ukrainian border as behind the
move.

Feb 27, 2014

FTSE steady as investors digest mixed earnings messages

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index held steady on Monday, struggling for direction near all-time highs as investors digested mixed corporate updates with earnings season in full swing.

The FTSE 100 edged up by 2.52 points to 6,801.67 points at 0846, just 2.2 percent off 1999′s all time high, led by a 5 percent surge in Capita.

Feb 27, 2014

Britain’s FTSE steady as investors digest mixed earnings messages

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index held
steady on Monday, struggling for direction near all-time highs
as investors digested mixed corporate updates with earnings
season in full swing.

The FTSE 100 edged up by 2.52 points to 6,801.67
points at 0846, just 2.2 percent off 1999′s all time high, led
by a 5 percent surge in Capita.

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Feb 25, 2014

European basic resource shares slip on China outlook

LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – European mining shares ended
lower in choppy trading on Tuesday as the sector absorbed a
fresh knock from China, with weak corporate outlooks hurting
companies such as Fresenius and Seadrill.

After weathering a torrid 2013 on concerns about slowing
growth in the world’s top metals consumer, the STOXX Europe 600
Basic Resources index started the year brightly, adding
8 percent in a run to the February high, only to cede about half
those gains over the last four days.

Feb 25, 2014

Resource firms lead European shares lower on China outlook

LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – A seven-session winning streak in
the leading pan-European share index was likely to be snapped on
Tuesday after the mining sector absorbed a fresh knock from
China and weak corporate outlooks dented the earnings picture.

After weathering a torrid 2013 on concerns about slowing
growth in the world’s top metals consumer, the STOXX Europe 600
Basic Resources index started the year brightly, adding
8 percent in a run to the February high, only to cede half those
gains over the last four days.

Feb 25, 2014

Disappointing earnings outlooks knock back overbought European shares

LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – European shares pulled back from
three weeks of sharp gains on Tuesday, causing many regional
indexes to fall from multi-year highs, as weak corporate
outlooks darkened the earnings picture.

Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) fell 7.1 percent
after it unexpectedly forecast another decline in profit for
2014 amid cuts to healthcare budgets in the United States.
Shares in Fresenius, which controls FMC, fell 8.8
percent.

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