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Jul 22, 2014

Britain’s blue-chip share index rises as ARM beats profit forecast

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
rallied on Tuesday, lifted by technology group ARM,
which posted higher profits that beat analysts’ expectations.

Global equity markets were also boosted after pro-Russian
rebels complied with calls from Western governments and handed
over the black boxes of a Malaysian Airlines plane shot down
over eastern Ukraine last week.

Jul 22, 2014

UK’s FTSE rises as ARM rallies

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
rallied on Tuesday, lifted by technology group ARM which
rose after posting higher profits.

Global equity markets were also boosted after pro-Russian
rebels complied with calls from Western governments and handed
over the black boxes of a Malaysian plane shot down over eastern
Ukraine last week.

Jul 21, 2014

Tobacco stocks weigh on FTSE after RJR fine

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index fell on Monday as tobacco stocks were hit by a multi-billion-dollar fine against U.S. rival RJ Reynolds.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.3 percent – or 18.27 points – at 6,731.18 points in early trading.

Jul 18, 2014

Shire and ITV lead late rally for UK’s FTSE

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – Drugmaker Shire and TV
group ITV nudged up Britain’s stock market, enabling it
to recover from earlier losses caused by concerns about Ukraine,
after an airliner was shot down in the violence-ridden region.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which had been in
negative territory for much of the day, staged a late rally to
close up by 0.2 percent, or 11.13 points, at 6,749.45 points on
Friday.

Jul 18, 2014

Shire rally props up UK’s FTSE

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – A rise in drug maker Shire
propped up Britain’s stock market on Friday, cushioning
it to an extent from concerns about the conflict in Ukraine,
where a passenger plane was shot down over the rebel-controlled
east.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was flat at 6,737.92
points going into the close of the trading day.

Jul 18, 2014

Housebuilders fall as Ukraine worries hit UK’s FTSE

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – British stocks fell on Friday as
investors sought safety after a passenger plane was shot down in
Ukraine, reviving fears about the conflict there, while shares
in housebuilders underperformed following a broker downgrade.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down by 0.6
percent, or 42.65 points, at 6,695.67 points by the middle of
the trading day. Global equities also extended declines from
Thursday that were triggered by the loss of the Malaysian
airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine.

Jul 17, 2014

European shares slump on Malaysian plane crash, Russia concerns

LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – European shares slumped on
Thursday, sharply extending losses at the end of the trading day
on news that a Malaysian passenger plane had crashed in Ukraine
near the Russian border.

The crash revived investors’ fears over tensions between
Ukraine and Russia. The European Union and United States have
slapped new sanctions on Russia over what Washington says is
Moscow’s failure to curb violence in Ukraine.

Jul 17, 2014

Russia-exposed European shares slide on new sanctions

LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – European stock markets fell on
Thursday as new Western sanctions on Russia and some
weaker-than-expected corporate results dented investors’
appetite for equities.

Stocks with high exposure to Russia were among the top
fallers after the European Union and the United States increased
sanctions over what Washington says is Moscow’s failure to curb
violence in Ukraine.

Jul 17, 2014

Russia-exposed European shares hit by new sanctions

LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – European stock markets fell on
Thursday as new Western sanctions on Russia and mixed corporate
earnings dented investors’ appetite for equities.

Stocks with high exposure to Russia were among the top
fallers after the European Union and the United States increased
sanctions over what Washington says is Moscow’s failure to curb
violence in Ukraine.

Jul 16, 2014

European shares recover as BES and miners bounce back

LONDON, July 16 (Reuters) – European equity markets
recovered on Wednesday from losses in the previous session as a
rebound in Banco Espirito Santo and in mining stocks
lifted the region’s bourses.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had
slipped back 0.4 percent on Tuesday, was up by 1 percent at
1,372.48 points while the euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50
index rose 1.2 percent to 3,190.12 points.