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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.

Oct 27, 2014

Europe stocks fall as banks see profit-taking after ECB tests

PARIS/LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – European stocks fell on
Monday as investors booked recent gains after the European
Central Bank review of the region’s banks and a German business
sentiment index dropped to its lowest in almost two years.

Most euro zone banking stocks ended the session in negative
territory, trimming lofty gains made in the run-up to the
results of the ECB review.

Oct 27, 2014

European shares fall as banks see profit-taking after ECB tests

PARIS/LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – European stocks fell on
Monday, as investors booked the gains they made after the
European Central Bank’s review of the region’s banks and an
index of German business sentiment dropped to its lowest in
almost two years.

Following an early rally, most euro zone banking stocks
turned negative as traders took profits after. The sector had
risen 14 percent since mid-October in the run-up to the results
of the ECB review.