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May 15, 2015

Coca-Cola HBC and ITV help FTSE to gain further

LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index climbed
higher on Friday after strong sales numbers from drinks bottler
Coca-Cola HBC and encouraging comments from some top
brokers about broadcaster ITV.

Coca-Cola HBC rose 2.4 percent after saying it was
“encouraged” by trading in its first quarter, with volumes
rising 7.2 percent helped by its performance in Nigeria, Poland,
Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

May 15, 2015

FTSE extends recent rally, boosted by Coca-Cola HBC

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – The FTSE edged higher on Friday, boosted by a rise in Coca-Cola HBC after it reported encouraging results to help the index extend a recent rebound.

Drinks bottler Coca-Cola HBC AG (CCH.L: Quote, Profile, Research) rose 2.9 percent in early deals, the top riser on the FTSE 100 .FTSE, after it said it was “encouraged” by trading in its first quarter.

May 15, 2015

Britain’s FTSE extends recent rally, boosted by Coca-Cola HBC

EDINBURGH, May 15 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
edged higher on Friday, boosted by a rise in Coca-Cola HBC after
it reported encouraging results to help the index extend a
recent rebound.

Drinks bottler Coca-Cola HBC AG rose 2.9 percent in
early deals, the top riser on the FTSE 100, after it
said it was “encouraged” by trading in its first quarter.

May 14, 2015

European shares sag on bond market and foreign exchange jitters

LONDON/E DIN BURGH, May 14 (Reuters) – European shares
extended a losing streak on Thursday as bond market jitters and
a rebound in the euro, whose weakness has benefited
European exporters, weighed on stocks.

Record-low interest rates and government bond purchases by
the European Central Bank (ECB) have kept a lid on the euro and
buoyed European stocks. The market turned volatile on signs bond
yields and the currency were rebounding.

May 12, 2015

easyJet leads FTSE lower as global bond rout resumes

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell sharply on Monday, led lower by a slump in easyJet, with the appetite for equities knocked by a global bond sell-off, ensuring that optimism after a decisive British election result was short-lived.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 64.64 points, or 0.9 percent, at 6,965.21, but remained up 1 percent since the start of Friday, when markets rallied after an unexpected Conservative majority in the election.

May 12, 2015

easyJet leads Britain’s FTSE lower as global bond rout resumes

EDINBURGH, May 12 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell
sharply on Monday, led lower by a slump in easyJet, with
the appetite for equities knocked by a global bond sell-off,
ensuring that optimism after a decisive British election result
was short-lived.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 64.64 points, or 0.9
percent, at 6,965.21, but remained up 1 percent since the start
of Friday, when markets rallied after an unexpected Conservative
majority in the election.

May 11, 2015

European stocks mixed as Airbus leads French stocks lower

LONDON/EDINBURGH, May 11 (Reuters) – European stock markets
were mixed on Monday, with French stocks among the worst
performers after the crash of a military plane caused Airbus
shares to drop.

Gains by mining stocks helped to support the market after a
rate cut in China, the world’s biggest metals consumer.

May 11, 2015

European stocks mixed as Airbus leads France lower

LONDON/EDINBURGH, May 11 (Reuters) – European stock markets
were mixed on Monday, with French stocks among the worst
performers after the crash of a military plane caused Airbus
shares to drop.

Gains by mining stocks helped to support the market after a
rate cut in China, the world’s biggest metals consumer.

May 9, 2015

Scottish nationalists tell PM Cameron: Ignore Scottish landslide at your peril

SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, Scotland (Reuters) – After sweeping almost all the seats in Scotland in Thursday’s British election, the leader of the secessionist SNP cautioned British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday: Ignore the wishes of Scottish voters at your peril.

Cameron’s Conservatives stormed to a surprise overall majority in the national parliament, but scraped only one seat in Scotland while the Scottish National Party, less than nine months after losing an independence referendum, grabbed half of all the votes cast north of the border.

May 8, 2015

Scottish nationalists crush opponents, setting stage for new indepedence bid

GLASGOW/ABERDEEN, May 7 (Reuters) – Scottish nationalists
rampaged to victory north of the border in Britain’s national
election, obliterating their opponents and setting the stage for
a new battle over independence.

In an epic performance, the Scottish National Party (SNP)
ousted the leader of the Labour party in Scotland, defeated a
senior Labour figure in Paisley, and took former Prime Minister
Gordon Brown’s onetime stronghold in Kirkcaldy.

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