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Oct 31, 2014

Banks lead UK’s FTSE higher after Japanese stimulus boost

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index surged
on Friday, as unexpected monetary stimulus measures in Japan
boosted appetite for stocks around the world.

Banks such as Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland
led the way on the blue-chip FTSE 100 index in
terms of percentage gains.

Oct 31, 2014

UK’s FTSE extends rally after Japan stimulus boost

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index surged
on Friday, after appetite for stocks globally was boosted by
unexpected monetary stimulus in Japan, while Royal Bank of
Scotland outperformed after posting higher profits.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up by 1.1 percent
at 6,534.07 points by the middle of the trading session – adding
to a winning run over the last three days and extending a
rebound up off 15-month lows earlier in October.

Oct 30, 2014

St James’s Place outperforms as UK’s FTSE stages late rally

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index staged
a late rally on Thursday to recover from losses earlier in the
day, with wealth management group St James’s Place
outperforming after strong results.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index had been in negative
territory for much of the day.

Oct 30, 2014

Rebound in UK’s FTSE halted by drop in BT and commodity stocks

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – A fall in the share prices of
commodity companies, and in telecoms group BT, halted a
rebound in Britain’s top equity index on Thursday.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which had continued
over the last two days to rise off 15-month lows reached earlier
in October, was down by 0.8 percent, or 51.70 points, at
6,402.17 points by the middle of the trading session.

Oct 29, 2014

Intertek outperforms as UK’s FTSE rises to near 3-week high

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index rose
to its highest level in nearly three weeks on Wednesday as
expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will signal it is in no
rush to raise interest rates buoyed stock markets.

Intertek was the top performer on the blue-chip
FTSE 100 index following positive broker comments, with
the FTSE itself closing up by 0.8 percent at 6,453.87 points.

Oct 29, 2014

Intertek outperforms as Britain’s FTSE advances ahead of Fed

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index rose
on Wednesday as expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will
signal it is in no rush to raise interest rates buoyed stock
markets.

Intertek was the top performer on the blue-chip
FTSE 100 index following positive broker comments.

Oct 29, 2014

Intertek outperforms as UK’s FTSE advances ahead of Fed

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index rose
on Wednesday as expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will
signal it is in no rush to raise interest rates buoyed stock
markets, while positive broker comments lifted Intertek.

Intertek, which carries out tests and inspections
to make sure that products meet health and safety standards,
rose 4.1 percent to make it the best-performing stock in
percentage terms on the blue-chip FTSE 100 index.

Oct 28, 2014

UK’s FTSE rebounds as gains in miners offset weaker banks

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
rebounded on Tuesday, helped by stronger mining stocks which
offset a fall in banking shares such as Standard Chartered
and Lloyds.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed up by 0.6
percent, or 38.71 points, at 6,402.17 points, bouncing back from
a 0.4 percent decline on Monday.

Oct 28, 2014

Britain’s FTSE gains as mining shares rise; banks underperform

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
rebounded on Tuesday, helped by stronger mining stocks, although
its advance was curbed by a drop in banking shares such as
Standard Chartered and Lloyds.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up by 0.5 percent
at 6,397.44 points going into the close of the trading session,
bouncing back from a 0.4 percent decline on Monday.

Oct 28, 2014

UK’s FTSE gains as mining shares rise; banks underperform

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
rebounded on Tuesday, helped by stronger mining stocks, although
its advance was curbed by a drop in banking shares such as
Standard Chartered and Lloyds.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up by 0.4 percent
at 6,388.77 points by the middle of the trading session after a
0.4 percent decline on Monday.