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Jul 31, 2015

UK’s FTSE rises for fourth day, Rolls Royce rallies

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
gained ground for the fourth day in a row on Friday, lifted by a
rise in the shares of engine maker Rolls Royce and cruise
ship company Carnival.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed up 0.4 percent
at 6,696.28 points. The FTSE is up around 2 percent since the
start of 2015 but some 6 percent below a record high of 7,122.74
points set in April.

Jul 31, 2015

Britain’s FTSE fortified by gains at ITV and Carnival

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
forged ahead on Friday, lifted by a rise in the shares of media
group ITV and cruise ship company Carnival,
which set the market up for a fourth straight day of gains.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.3 percent at
6,692.17 points going into the close of trading.

Jul 31, 2015

If Greek trades in U.S. are any guide, Athens bourse may have rocky re-start

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S.-listed equity instruments tied to Greece have fallen around 20 percent since the Athens stock market was closed in late June, heralding a potentially rough start when it finally re-opens.

Greece aims to re-open its stock market .ATG on Monday after a five-week shutdown due to the country’s debt and economic problems. The bourse is still awaiting a finance ministry decree detailing new trading rules.

Jul 31, 2015

Britain’s FTSE slips as mining stocks weaken

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index edge
down on Friday as a pullback in mining stocks weighed on the
market, which had risen for the last three sessions in a row.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.1 percent at
6,661.53 points going into the middle of the trading session.

Jul 31, 2015

FTSE forges ahead as BG and ITV rise

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index moved forward on Friday as a rise in the shares of media group ITV and energy company BG set the market up for a fourth straight day of gains.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which had risen in the last three sessions, was up by 0.1 percent at 6,675.04 points. The FTSE is up around 2 percent since the start of 2015 but some 6 percent below a record high of 7,122.74 points set in April.

Jul 31, 2015

Britain’s FTSE forges ahead as BG and ITV rise

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index moved
forward on Friday as a rise in the shares of media group ITV
and energy company BG set the market up for a
fourth straight day of gains.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which had risen in the
last three sessions, was up by 0.1 percent at 6,675.04 points.
The FTSE is up around 2 percent since the start of 2015 but some
6 percent below a record high of 7,122.74 points set in April.

Jul 30, 2015

Start-up British brokers get lift from market volatility

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – A surge in market volatility is
encouraging a new generation of stockbrokers and traders to set
up shop in London, Europe’s biggest financial centre.

Stock exchanges and investment banks are signalling a
rebound in equities trading volumes, leading more brokers to
push into UK and European shares despite tough competition and
wafer-thin commissions.

Jul 29, 2015

European stock markets advance on bumper earnings

LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – European shares rose on
Wednesday, lifted by strong corporate results and bid activity,
including HeidelbergCement’s move to take control of
Italcementi.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed up 1
percent, while the euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index
rose 0.6 percent. Both are up roughly 14 percent so
far in 2015.

Jul 29, 2015

European stock markets advance, Italcementi surges

LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – European shares rose on
Wednesday, lifted by strong corporate results and bid activity
including HeidelbergCement’s move to take control of
Italcementi.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.5
percent, while the euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index
rose 0.4 percent. Both are up roughly 13 percent so
far in 2015.

Jul 29, 2015

European stock markets climb higher, Italcementi surges

LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – European shares climbed on
Wednesday, lifted by strong corporate results and bid activity
including a move HeidelbergCement to take control of
Italcementi.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.8
percent, while the euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index
moved up 0.7 percent. Both are up around 14 percent
so far in 2015.