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May 5, 2015

European shares fall as Greek stocks slide

LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) – European shares fell on Tuesday as
renewed worries over Greece weighed on the region’s stock
markets.

Athens’ benchmark ATG equity index fell 4.4 percent
on concern over a deadlock in Greece’s attempts to make a deal
with its international creditors.

May 5, 2015

UBS boosts European shares but Greek shares fall on debt concerns

LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) – European shares gained on Tuesday
on the back of a rise in Swiss bank UBS, although the
Greek stock market fell due to renewed concerns over the
country’s debt situation.

Greece’s benchmark ATG equity index fell 3 percent,
underperforming a 0.6 percent rise in the pan-European
FTSEurofirst 300 index.

May 1, 2015

FTSE lifted by Lloyds and miners but election nerves start to show

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index gained ground on Friday as a surge in the shares of Lloyds bank (LLOY.L: Quote, Profile, Research) and miners boosted the market, although caution before next week’s national election kept a lid on the progress.

Lloyds soared 7.1 percent after reporting profits at the top end of analysts’ forecasts.

May 1, 2015

Britain’s FTSE lifted by Lloyds and miners but election nerves start to show

LONDON, May 1 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index gained
ground on Friday as a surge in the shares of Lloyds bank
and miners boosted the market, although caution before
next week’s national election kept a lid on the progress.

Lloyds soared 7.1 percent after reporting profits at the top
end of analysts’ forecasts.

Apr 30, 2015

Royal Mail and energy shares help FTSE to edge higher

LONDON, April 30 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
edged higher after setting a three-week low on Thursday, with
Royal Mail gaining on the prospect of lower competition
and energy shares tracking a rise in oil prices.

Royal Mail led the blue-chip FTSE 100 index, with
the company’s shares rising 5.2 percent after Dutch rival PostNL
abandoned talks with LDC on plans to expand PostNL’s
‘Whistl’ unit in Britain.

Apr 30, 2015

FTSE falters as RBS shares retreat

LONDON (Reuters) – FTSE extended a pullback on Thursday from record highs earlier this week as a fall in Royal Bank of Scotland and uncertainty over next week’s national election weighed on the market.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which hit an all-time high of 7,122.74 points on April 27, fell 0.1 percent to 6,939.19 points in early session trading. The index remains up by around 6 percent since the start of 2015.

Apr 30, 2015

Britain’s FTSE falters as RBS shares retreat

LONDON, April 30 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
extended a pullback on Thursday from record highs earlier this
week as a fall in Royal Bank of Scotland and uncertainty
over next week’s national election weighed on the market.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which hit an all-time
high of 7,122.74 points on April 27, fell 0.1 percent to
6,939.19 points in early session trading. The index remains up
by around 6 percent since the start of 2015.

Apr 29, 2015

European shares slide as euro’s rebound hits German market

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – European equities suffered one
of their worst days so far this year on Wednesday, pulled down
by weaker-than-expected corporate results, a euro rebound and
disappointing U.S. growth data.

Lacklustre U.S. data propelled the euro to an
eight-week high against the dollar, which in turn hurt Germany’s
exporter-heavy DAX index.

Apr 29, 2015

Euro rebound, weak earnings hit German stocks

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – Weaker-than-expected corporate
results, a euro rebound and disappointing U.S. growth data
combined on Wednesday to weaken European shares.

Lacklustre U.S. data propelled the euro up to an 8-week high
against the dollar, which in turn hit Germany’s exporter-heavy
DAX. The index fell as much as 3.1 percent, putting it
on track for its worst one-day percentage drop since March 2014.

Apr 29, 2015

European shares hit by weak earnings and rebound in euro

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – A batch of weaker-than-expected
corporate results deflated European shares on Wednesday, while a
rebound in the euro currency also pegged back the
region’s stock markets.

Weaker-than-forecast U.S. first quarter economic data added
to jitters in financial markets.