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Dec 17, 2014

European equities get caught in the rout of the rouble

PARIS, Dec 17 (Reuters) – European shares fell on Wednesday,
reversing part of Tuesday’s recovery, as a new drop in oil
prices and financial turmoil in Russia again weighed on the
region’s stock markets.

The slide by the Russian rouble, down 50 percent against the
dollar this year, slowed on Wednesday as the government sold
foreign currency to prop it up. The currency remained under
pressure, though.

Dec 16, 2014

Drop in UK inflation helps FTSE shrug off Russia turmoil

LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
rebounded off two-month lows on Tuesday as a drop in UK
inflation propped up the stock market in the face of market
turmoil caused by Russia.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index endured a volatile
session and was up by 0.3 percent at 6,198.32 points going into
the close of trading.

Dec 16, 2014

Drop in inflation lifts FTSE 100

LONDON (Reuters) – British shares turned higher on Tuesday, buoyed by a drop in inflation to a 12-year low that further eased a squeeze on consumers and raised prospects of interest rates staying lower for longer.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index .FTSE, which had fallen to two-month lows at the start of the trading session, rose following the November inflation data and traded 0.6 percent higher at 6,219.41 points going into the middle of the session.

Dec 16, 2014

Drop in UK inflation lifts Britain’s FTSE 100

LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – British shares turned higher on
Tuesday, buoyed by a drop in inflation to a 12-year low that
further eased a squeeze on consumers and raised prospects of
interest rates staying lower for longer.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which had fallen to
two-month lows at the start of the trading session, rose
following the November inflation data and traded 0.6 percent
higher at 6,219.41 points going into the middle of the session.

Dec 12, 2014

European shares extend sell-off as energy stocks suffer

LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – European shares slid on Friday,
with further declines in the price of oil hitting energy stocks,
while political concerns over Greece also pegged back equities.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 1.1
percent to 1,342.24 points, while the euro zone’s blue-chip Euro
STOXX 50 index also declined 1.1 percent to 3,123.04
points.

Dec 10, 2014

Britain’s FTSE falls for third day in a row as energy stocks slide

LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Britain’s main equity index fell
on Wednesday for a third consecutive day as a further drop in
the price of oil hit energy stocks.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed down by 0.5
percent, or 29.43 points, at 6,500.04 points – its lowest
closing level since early November.

Dec 10, 2014

European shares resume slide as energy stocks hurt by oil slump

PARIS/LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – European stocks fell for a
third session in a row on Wednesday, as a further drop in crude
prices knocked down the shares of oil majors and oil services
groups such as Royal Dutch Shell and Fugro.

Elsewhere, shares in Airbus plunged 10 percent
after the aircraft manufacturing group’s new profit outlook
disappointed investors, while in Greece the stock market
extended losses on mounting worries about the political
situation.

Dec 10, 2014

UK’s FTSE falls for third day in row as energy stocks slide

LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Britain’s main equity index fell
on Wednesday for the third day in a row, as a further drop in
the price of oil hit energy stocks.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down by 0.1 percent
at 6,525.24 points going into the close of the trading session,
with the market pegged back at one-month lows.

Dec 10, 2014

FTSE rebounds on appetite for Ashtead, travel stocks

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 rebounded from one-month lows on Wednesday, boosted by appetite for travel and leisure stocks and by industrial equipment hire company Ashtead after it raised its earning guidance.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index .FTSE was up 0.3 percent at 6,547.59 points by the middle of the trading session, partially recouping a 2.1 percent slide in the previous session which took the index to its lowest level since Nov. 6.

Dec 10, 2014

Britain’s FTSE rebounds on appetite for Ashtead, travel stocks

LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
rebounded from one-month lows on Wednesday, boosted by appetite
for travel and leisure stocks and by industrial equipment hire
company Ashtead after it raised its earning guidance.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.3 percent at
6,547.59 points by the middle of the trading session, partially
recouping a 2.1 percent slide in the previous session which took
the index to its lowest level since Nov. 6.