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Mar 30, 2015

FTSE recovers from steep weekly fall, lifted by ARM

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 rose on Monday, recovering ground in a broad-based rally after a steep weekly drop, supported by a rise in chip-designer ARM (ARM.L: Quote, Profile, Research) after gains for the tech sector on Wall Street.

ARM rose 2.4 percent, the top FTSE 100 .FTSE riser, recovering after dropping 10 percent in two days last week.

Mar 30, 2015

Britain’s FTSE recovers from steep weekly fall, lifted by ARM

LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose
on Monday, recovering ground in a broad-based rally after a
steep weekly drop, supported by a rise in chip-designer ARM
after gains for the tech sector on Wall Street.

ARM rose 2.4 percent, the top FTSE 100 riser,
recovering after dropping 10 percent in two days last week.

Mar 27, 2015

European shares set for 2015′s biggest weekly fall despite Novo Nordisk surge

LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) – A top index of pan-European
shares was set for its biggest weekly drop of the year on
Friday, although it snapped a sharp two-day losing streak
following a surge in Danish pharmaceuticals firm Novo Nordisk.

At 1446 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top
European shares was up 0.4 percent at 1,580.73 points, but down
1.9 percent for the week – the biggest weekly drop for the index
since December.

Mar 27, 2015

Novo Nordisk surge buoys European shares after two-day slide

PARIS/LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) – European stocks rose on
Friday, halting a sharp two-day retreat and helped by a surge in
Novo Nordisk and a renewed fall in the euro, which supported
exporters.

Denmark’s Novo Nordisk jumped 13 percent after
the pharmaceutical firm said it would submit interim data from a
clinical trial of its crucial new insulin drug Tresiba to U.S.
regulators within the next month.

Mar 26, 2015

Britain’s FTSE falls for 3rd day as tech, travel stocks are hit

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell
sharply on Thursday, led by tech stocks as investors grew
nervous about their declining growth prospects and rich
valuations.

Britain’s FTSE 100 closed 1.4 percent lower at
6,895.33 points, bringing the drop since a record high hit on
Tuesday to 2.4 percent.

Mar 26, 2015

Britain’s FTSE extends falls as tech, travel stocks are hit

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell
sharply on Thursday, led by tech stocks as investors grew
nervous about their slimming growth prospects and rich
valuations.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 1.5 percent at 6,882.29
points by 1520 GMT, bringing the drop since a record high hit on
Tuesday to 2.7 percent.

Mar 26, 2015

Travel stocks knock FTSE after oil surge, LSE slumps

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 fell on Thursday, hit by firms exposed to a higher oil price after air strikes in Yemen sent Brent surging, and a sharp slump in London Stock Exchange group.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was down by 38.77 points, or 0.5 percent, at 6,952.20 by 0856 GMT, bring the drop since a record high hit on Tuesday to 1.6 percent.

Mar 26, 2015

Travel stocks knock Britain’s FTSE after oil surge, LSE slumps

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell
on Thursday, hit by firms exposed to a higher oil price after
air strikes in Yemen sent Brent surging, and a sharp slump in
London Stock Exchange group.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was down by 38.77 points, or 0.5
percent, at 6,952.20 by 0856 GMT, bring the drop since a record
high hit on Tuesday to 1.6 percent.

Mar 25, 2015

Nude sculptures of ancient Greeks dazzle in British Museum exhibition

LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – The nude sculptures of the
ancient Greeks depict what they believed to be the perfect human
form, and the results still dazzle and move us thousands of
years on, as the British Museum’s latest exhibition
demonstrates.

“Defining Beauty” is a stunning array of sculptures and
ceramics that includes some of the most familiar works of Greek
antiquity.

Mar 25, 2015

ARM leads fallers as FTSE drops away from record high

LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – Britain’s leading share index
gave up early gains on Wednesday, led down by a late drop in
chip designer ARM and a fall in Barclays after
a broker downgraded the stock.

ARM fell after the Wall Street open, dropping 6.1 percent by
the close as the U.S. sector was hit by a downgrade to AMD
and worries over growth after a stellar run.

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