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Aug 28, 2014

Weaker mining stocks weigh on UK’s FTSE

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index edged
down on Thursday from its highest closing level in nearly two
months, as a fall in the shares of top mining companies weighed
on the stock market.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which on Wednesday had
risen to its highest closing level since early July, retreated
by 0.2 percent, or 10.15 points, to 6,820.51 points in early
session trading.

Aug 27, 2014

UK’s FTSE perked up by Petrofac

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
climbed to its highest closing level in nearly two months on
Wednesday, with oil and gas services company Petrofac
buoyed by positive broker comments.

However, supermarket stocks such as J Sainsbury Plc
and Tesco underperformed after weak sales data.

Aug 27, 2014

UK’s FTSE edges lower as Sainsbury slips

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index edged
lower on Wednesday, with supermarket stocks such as Sainsbury
and Tesco among the worst-performers after
weak sales data.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index dipped by 0.1 percent,
or 4.33 points, to 6,818.43 points going into the close of the
trading day.

Aug 27, 2014

ASOS surges as FTSE hovers near one-month high

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index steadied near one-month highs on Wednesday, with online retailer ASOS jumping on speculation it could be a takeover target.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 crept higher by 0.1 percent, or 6.70 points, to 6,829.46 points by the middle of the trading day.

Aug 27, 2014

ASOS surges as UK’s FTSE hovers near 1-month high

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
steadied near one-month highs on Wednesday, with online retailer
ASOS jumping on speculation it could be a takeover
target.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 crept higher by 0.1 percent,
or 6.70 points, to 6,829.46 points by the middle of the trading
day.

Aug 26, 2014

Britain’s FTSE gains ground as financials rally

LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index rose
on Tuesday, with financial stocks outperforming, amid
expectations of new economic stimulus measures from the European
Central Bank.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed up by 0.7
percent, or 47.51 points, at 6,822.76 points – its highest
closing level since early July.

Aug 26, 2014

Financials rally as Britain’s FTSE gains ground

LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index rose
on Tuesday, boosted by expectations of new economic stimulus
measures from the European Central Bank (ECB), with financial
stocks outperforming.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up by 0.6 percent,
or 38.93 points, at 6,814.18 points going into the close of the
trading day.

Aug 26, 2014

RSA rallies as UK’s FTSE gains ground

LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index rose
on Tuesday, boosted by expectations of new economic stimulus
measures from the European Central Bank, while a broker upgrade
lifted insurer RSA.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up by 0.2 percent,
or 12.76 points, at 6,788.01 points by the middle of the trading
day.

Aug 25, 2014

Prospect of more ECB stimulus lifts European shares

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Monday,
as prospects of new stimulus measures from the European Central
Bank enabled the region’s stock markets to shrug off weak German
data and the resignation of the French government.

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, speaking at a
global central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, said
late on Friday that the ECB was prepared to respond with all its
“available” tools should inflation drop further.

Aug 25, 2014

European shares lifted by prospect of more ECB stimulus

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Monday,
as prospects of new stimulus measures from the European Central
Bank enabled the region’s stock markets to shrug off weak German
data and the resignation of the French government.

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, speaking at a
global central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, said
late on Friday that the ECB was prepared to respond with all its
“available” tools should inflation drop further.