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May 26, 2015

Spanish and Greek concerns peg back European shares

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – European stock markets stumbled
on Tuesday, as Greece’s debt problems and a battering for
Spain’s government in local elections offset a rise in airline
shares.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index and the
euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index both made
little headway to trade flat. The FTSEurofirst remains up nearly
20 percent since the start of 2015.

May 25, 2015

European stocks fall on Greek and Spanish political concerns

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – European shares fell on Monday,
with the Spanish and Greek stock markets hit by investors’
concerns over Greece’s debt problems and a poor local election
result for the government in Madrid.

Athens’ main ATG equity index fell 3.1 percent as the
Greek government said on Monday that it intended to make good on
its debt obligations but urgently needed aid to be able to do
so. The ATG is down by around 1.5 percent since the start of
2015, underperforming other European stock markets.

May 22, 2015

European shares hover near 3-week high but luxury stocks fall

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) – European shares hovered near
three-week highs on Friday, boosted by a dip in the euro on
currency markets, although luxury goods stocks underperformed
after weak sales figures from Richemont.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index advanced
0.2 percent to 1,622.12 points going into the close of the
trading session. The index has risen nearly 20 percent since the
start of 2015 and was at its best level in around three weeks.

May 22, 2015

European shares slip off 3-week high as Richemont retreats

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) – European shares slipped off
three-week highs on Friday, with luxury goods group Richemont
falling on weak sales, while a rebound in the euro also
pegged back the region’s stock markets.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had
reached a three-week high on Thursday, was down by 0.3 percent
at 1,613.84 points by the middle of the trading session.

May 21, 2015

FTSE holds firm to hover near record highs, miners up

LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index hovered
just below last month’s record highs on Thursday as miners
gained ground on expectations that China, the world’s largest
metals consumer, will launch more stimulus measures to support
its economy.

The UK mining index rose 0.6 percent, the top
sectoral gainer, after a survey showing Chinese factory activity
contracted for a third month in May indicated a persistent
weakness in the world’s second-largest economy.

May 21, 2015

FTSE holds firm to hover near record highs

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 hovered just below last month’s record highs on Thursday, with supermarket retailer Tesco (TSCO.L: Quote, Profile, Research) outperforming on the prospect of a possible South Korean unit sale.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 .FTSE index was flat at 7,008.43 points in early session trading, leaving it 1.6 percent below a record high of 7,122.74 points reached in April. The FTSE remains up by around 7 percent since the start of 2015.

May 21, 2015

Britain’s FTSE holds firm to hover near record highs

LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index hovered
just below last month’s record highs on Thursday, with
supermarket retailer Tesco outperforming on the
prospect of a possible South Korean unit sale.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was flat at 7,008.43
points in early session trading, leaving it 1.6 percent below a
record high of 7,122.74 points reached in April. The FTSE
remains up by around 7 percent since the start of 2015.

May 20, 2015

UK’s FTSE rises near record high as banks and Vodafone advance

LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index climbed
back towards earlier record highs on Wednesday, buoyed by gains
in major bank stocks and after bid speculation lifted the shares
of mobile network operator Vodafone.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index ended up 0.2 percent at
7,007.26 points, close to a record high of 7,122.74 points set
in April. The index is up around 7 percent since the start of
2015.

May 20, 2015

FTSE kept steady by rise in Vodafone

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index held firm on Wednesday, as bid speculation lifted mobile network operator Vodafone (VOD.L: Quote, Profile, Research), whose gains offset a slump in the shares of luxury goods group Burberry (BRBY.L: Quote, Profile, Research).

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index .FTSE, which hit a record high of 7,122.74 points in April, was flat at 6,996.36 points going into the middle of the trading session. The index is up by around 7 percent since the start of 2015.

May 20, 2015

Britain’s FTSE kept steady by rise in Vodafone

LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index held
firm on Wednesday, as bid speculation lifted mobile network
operator Vodafone, whose gains offset a slump in the
shares of luxury goods group Burberry.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which hit a record
high of 7,122.74 points in April, was flat at 6,996.36 points
going into the middle of the trading session. The index is up by
around 7 percent since the start of 2015.