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Jun 5, 2014

UK’s FTSE rises as bid talk drives up Smith & Nephew

LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index rose
on Thursday, buoyed by medical devices company Smith & Nephew
which was lifted by new bid speculation.

The London market also tracked gains in European stock
markets, which rose after the European Central Bank (ECB) cut
interest rates to record lows on Thursday and unveiled new
measures to strengthen the region’s economy and fight off the
risk of Japan-life deflation.

Jun 5, 2014

Weak mining stocks push down UK’s FTSE ahead of ECB

LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index fell
on Thursday, weighed down by a drop in mining stocks after data
showed that services sector growth in major metals consumer
China had slowed down.

Traders were also waiting to see if the European Central
Bank (ECB) meeting later in the day would yield fresh economic
stimulus measures, as expected by many investors, before making
their next move.

Jun 4, 2014

Tesco sales drop trips UK’s FTSE

LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index fell
on Wednesday, weighed down by Tesco after the
supermarket retailer posted its biggest quarterly UK sales drop
in 40 years.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 closed down by 0.3 percent,
or 17.67 points, at 6,818.63 points.

Jun 4, 2014

UK’s FTSE slips as Tesco tumbles

LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index fell
on Wednesday, weighed down by Tesco after the
supermarket retailer posted its biggest quarterly UK sales drop
in 40 years.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 was down 0.4 percent, or
24.37 points, at 6,811.78 points going into the close of the
day.

Jun 4, 2014

UK’s FTSE slips as Tesco loses ground

LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index edged
lower on Wednesday, with Tesco weighing on the market
after the supermarket retailer posted its worst quarterly UK
sales drop in 40 years.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 was down by 0.3 percent, or
23.37 points, at 6,812.93 by the middle of the trading session.

Jun 2, 2014

Mining stocks drag down FTSE

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index inched higher on Monday as upbeat Chinese factory data lifted mining stocks and as homebuilders shrugged off worse-than-expected mortgage approval data.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed up 0.3 percent, or 19.59 points, at 6,864.10 points.

Jun 2, 2014

Miners lead Britain’s FTSE higher

LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index inched
higher on Monday as upbeat Chinese factory data lifted mining
stocks and as homebuilders shrugged off worse-than-expected
mortgage approval data.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed up 0.3 percent, or 19.59
points, at 6,864.10 points.

Jun 2, 2014

Britain’s FTSE 100 led higher by miners

LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index inched
higher on Monday as strong Chinese factory data lifted mining
stocks and as homebuilders shrugged off worse-than-expected
mortgage approval data.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up by 0.2 percent, or 14.86
points, at 6,859.37 points by 1420 GMT.

Jun 2, 2014

UK’s FTSE lifted by mining stocks, homebuilders

LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index inched
higher on Monday as a strong Chinese factory report lifted
mining stocks and as homebuilders shrugged off
worse-than-expected mortgage approval data.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up by 0.3 percent, or 18.77
points, at 6,863.36 points at 1040 GMT.

Jun 2, 2014

UK’s FTSE lifted by mining stocks and AstraZeneca

LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index inched
higher on Monday as a strong Chinese factory report lifted
mining stocks and as pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca
rose on positive drug data.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up by 0.2 percent, or 12.31
points, at 6,856.82 points at the start of the trading day.