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Dec 2, 2014

Energy sector rebound helps lift European share markets

PARIS/LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – European share market
indexes rose on Tuesday, helped by a rebound in energy stocks
after crude oil prices bounced up from the five-year lows hit on
Monday.

BP featured among the top gainers, up 3.6 percent,
with several traders citing market talk of a takeover bid from
rival Royal Dutch Shell. Shell declined to comment,
while no one at BP was available for comment.

Dec 2, 2014

Rebound in energy stocks helps lift European equities

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – European stock markets rose on
Tuesday, helped by a rebound in energy stocks after crude oil
prices bounced late on Monday from 5-year lows.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which fell
on Monday after six days of gains, was up 0.91 percent at
1,397.88 points.

Nov 14, 2014

Oil below $80? No problem for these stocks

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – In a world where slumping oil
prices and weak economic growth are triggering fears of a
deflationary spiral, especially in Europe, investors are picking
out firms that stand to benefit from that testing environment.

Companies such as UK transport operator National Express
, airlines Lufthansa and Air France-KLM
and even some large consumer-goods groups like Nestle
have all been singled out as beneficiaries of
so-called “good deflation”, as fuel and other commodities get
cheaper and perk up profits.

Nov 13, 2014

Carnival cruises higher as UK’s FTSE advances

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
bounced back from the previous day’s fall to rise on Thursday,
with holiday cruise company Carnival and retailer Dixons
Carphone among the top performers.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed up 0.4 percent
at 6,635.45 points, continuing its recovery from 15-month lows
in October and marking its highest level in around
one-and-a-half months.

Nov 13, 2014

Dixons outperforms as UK’s FTSE advances

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
bounced back from the previous day’s fall to rise to
one-and-a-half month highs on Thursday, with retailer Dixons
Carphone among the top performers.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 was up by 0.3 percent at
6,629.62 points going into the close of the trading session,
continuing its recovery from 15-month lows reached in October.

Nov 13, 2014

Firmer financial stocks lift UK’s FTSE 100

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – A rise in financial stocks
outside the banking sector lifted Britain’s top equity index on
Thursday, which hovered around its highest level in
one-and-a-half months.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 was up by 0.3 percent at
6,631.77 points in mid-session trading, continuing its recovery
from 15-month lows reached in October.

Nov 12, 2014

HSBC and Barclays weigh on UK’s FTSE after forex probe fine

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – A fall in the shares of banks
HSBC and Barclays weighed on Britain’s top
equity index on Wednesday, after regulators imposed fines to
settle allegations of foreign exchange malpractice.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which had risen for
the last five sessions in a row, declined by 0.5 percent to
6,596.09 points in early session trading.

Nov 11, 2014

UK’s FTSE rises as Vodafone and Sainsbury surge

LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
advanced to its highest level in more than a month on Tuesday,
as a rise in mobile operator Vodafone and supermarket
retailer Sainsbury offset a slump in energy stocks.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed up by 0.2
percent, or 16.15 points, at 6,627.40 points – its best closing
level since late September.

Nov 11, 2014

FTSE edges up as Vodafone offsets weaker oil stocks

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index clung onto its highest level in more than a month on Tuesday, as a rise in the shares of mobile operator Vodafone helped offset a slump in energy stocks.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up by 0.1 percent at 6,618.14 points going into the close of the trading session.

Nov 11, 2014

Britain’s FTSE edges up as Vodafone offsets weaker oil stocks

LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index clung
onto its highest level in more than a month on Tuesday, as a
rise in the shares of mobile operator Vodafone helped
offset a slump in energy stocks.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up by 0.1 percent
at 6,618.14 points going into the close of the trading session.