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May 7, 2015

UK’s FTSE 100 falls to 1-month low as British election gets underway

LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell to
one-month lows on Thursday as voting got underway in what is set
to be one of the country’s closest national elections in
decades.

With the result uncertain, the vote could yield a weak
government, push the world’s fifth-largest economy a step closer
to leaving the European Union and stoke Scottish desires for
secession.

May 7, 2015

FTSE 100 near one-month low as British election gets under way

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE lost ground on Thursday as voting got under way in what is set to be one of the country’s closest national elections in decades.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which hit a record high of 7,122.74 points last month, was down by 0.7 percent at 6,887.10 points in early session trading, marking its lowest level in about a month.

May 7, 2015

UK’s FTSE 100 near 1-month low as British election gets under way

LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index lost
ground on Thursday as voting got under way in what is set to be
one of the country’s closest national elections in decades.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which hit a record
high of 7,122.74 points last month, was down by 0.7 percent at
6,887.10 points in early session trading, marking its lowest
level in about a month.

May 5, 2015

European shares drop as Athens bourse slides

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

Athens’ benchmark ATG equity index fell 3.9 percent
on worries over a deadlock in Greece’s attempts to strike a deal
with its international creditors.

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.