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  • British FTSE's advance hindered by drops in Hikma, Lloyds Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 18, 2015 17:00 BST

    Britain's top share index nudged higher on Monday thanks to gains in major mining companies but it was held back by falls in Lloyds and pharmaceuticals company Hikma. The FTSE 100 index gave up strong early gains to trade up just 8.38 points, or 0.1 percent higher, at 6,968.87 by the close. The FTSE 100 is up by around …

  • Britain's FTSE edges lower as Hikma, Lloyds fall Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 18, 2015 15:16 BST

    Britain's top share index pulled back on Monday as a drop in Hikma shares helped drag the index away from near record highs, despite support from major mining companies. The FTSE 100 index gave up early ...

  • Britain's FTSE near record high; Hikma's loss holds index back Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, May 18, 2015 12:56 BST

    The FTSE 100 index gave up early gains to trade just 1.50 points higher at 1103 GMT, flat in percentage terms, at 6,961.99. The FTSE 100 is up by around 7 percent this year. Lloyds also fell after the bank was downgraded to "sell" from "hold" by Investec (LSE: INVP.L - news) .

  • Latin America gives credit checker Experian a boost Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, May 12, 2015 17:28 BST

    Signs of growth in Latin America helped push shares in Experian Plc (Other OTC: EXPGF - news) , the world's biggest consumer credit checking agency, higher on Tuesday even though its full-year profits were hit by foreign currency moves. The information services company, best known for running consumer credit checks for …

  • How the FTSE performs before and after general elections Telegraph - Fri, Apr 10, 2015 16:05 BST

    Our graphic shows the extent to which markets favour a Conservative election win

  • StanChart enjoys biggest jump in three years Telegraph - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 19:45 GMT

    Shares in the bank surged after Barclays and Bernstein turned bullish on the lender's prospects

  • Activist buys more Electra shares Telegraph - Mon, Mar 16, 2015 19:32 GMT

    Edward Bramson has lifted his stake in Electra Private Equity above 26pc

  • CRH falls amid merger uncertainty Telegraph - Mon, Mar 9, 2015 19:14 GMT

    Reports that the blockbuster merger of Lafarge and Holcim could be derailed rattled CRH, a beneficiary of the deal

  • European stocks retreat before Greece meeting AFP - Wed, Feb 11, 2015 11:58 GMT
    European stocks retreat before Greece meeting

    The Athens stock exchange, pictured on December 8, 2014

  • BUZZ-esure Group: falls on Berenberg downgrade Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Feb 11, 2015 09:36 GMT

    ** Motor insurer esure Group Plc falls 3 percent after Berenberg downgrades the stock from a "buy" to a "hold" ** The stock, which has rallied nearly 18 percent since the beginning ...

  • European stocks slip as investors eye Greek talks AFP - Wed, Feb 4, 2015 15:22 GMT
    Greece rattles European stocks

    View of the London Stock Exchange where the FTSE 100 index dipped 0.52 percent to 6,836.30 points

  • Greece rattles European stocks

    View of the London Stock Exchange where the FTSE 100 index fell 0.83 percent to 6,814.58 points

  • Greece rattles European stocks

    View of the London Stock Exchange where the FTSE 100 index fell 0.83 percent to 6,814.58 points

  • 1245: The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced its decisions to maintain its main policy rate at 0.05%.

  • Market overview: FTSE ends higher as oil prices gain Sharecast - Fri, Jan 16, 2015 17:32 GMT

    1630 (Close): The FTSE 100 ended up 51.49 points to 6550.27 as oil prices rose to push energy stocks higher. Also boosting sentiment in afternoon trade was the University of Michigan US consumer-confidence ...

  • Stock markets plunged into turmoil by SNB shock move Telegraph - Thu, Jan 15, 2015 11:24 GMT

    The scrapping of the franc's peg with the euro sparked a surge in volatility and wiped $100bn off Swiss companies with Roche, Richemont, Holcim, Credit Suisse and Nestle all suffering heavy losses

  • Copper tumble threatens Glencore's takeover ambitions Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 14, 2015 17:42 GMT

    A sudden plunge in the price of copper pulled the shares of global miner Glencore to their lowest level on record on Wednesday and risks frustrating any intention to make a fresh move on larger rival Rio ...

  • Copper tumble risks hampering Glencore's takeover ambitions Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 14, 2015 14:01 GMT

    A sudden plunge in the price of copper pulled the shares of global miner Glencore to their lowest level on record on Wednesday and risks frustrating any intention to make a fresh move on larger rival Rio ...

  • Royal Mail shares gain after rival's collapse Telegraph - Mon, Dec 29, 2014 18:56 GMT

    FTSE 100 manages to make gains in a quiet return to trading after Christmas

  • Arm and Weir in Exane's sights Telegraph - Mon, Nov 17, 2014 20:11 GMT

    The broker lifted shares in Arm to the top of the FTSE 100, but knocked Weir to the bottom

  • Salamander in focus as shares spike Telegraph - Fri, Nov 14, 2014 18:42 GMT

    The oil explorer admitted it had received a takeover offer after its shares surged

  • Trio of shares buoyed by M&A hopes Telegraph - Wed, Nov 5, 2014 19:12 GMT

    Tullow Oil, United Utilities, and Vodafone were all boosted by deal chatter

  • Wealth manager shares spike after it reveals rise in customer funds despite volatile markets

  • Michael Page cuts full-year operating profit expectations Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Oct 14, 2014 11:04 BST

    British recruitment firm Michael Page said on Tuesday it expected full-year operating profit to be lower than forecast, as it invests in new staff to try to significantly boost its business in 2015. Chief Executive Steve Ingham told Reuters that he expected operating profit to be around 3-4 percent lower than analyst expectations …

  • Tesco shares rally on upgrade from leading City analyst Telegraph - Wed, Oct 8, 2014 12:47 BST

    The troubled supermarket giant rose for a third consecutive trading session as rights issue worries receded

  • Market report: TUI boosted by cash return hopes Telegraph - Thu, Sep 18, 2014 20:13 BST

    The tourism company was the biggest riser in the FTSE 100 on Thursday

  • Smiths Group says no plans to sell ailing medical business Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 17, 2014 13:48 BST

    British engineering conglomerate Smiths Group Plc reported a steep fall in full-year profit and said it was not planning to sell its medical unit. Smiths, a maker of industrial seals, medical devices and security detectors, has been restructuring to cut costs and streamline its diverse business as it struggles with weak …

  • Market report: Investors switch on to ITV Telegraph - Thu, Sep 11, 2014 20:04 BST

    Shares rose on talk retransmission fees could boost its valuation by £1.5bn

  • Market report: Lloyds buoyed by rate talk Telegraph - Tue, Sep 9, 2014 19:48 BST

    Banks could benefit from a modest increase in interest rates, HSBC analysts said

  • Upgrade from Bank of America Merrill Lynch send shares in the FTSE 100 insurer climbing.

  • Market report: AstraZeneca buoyed by bid hopes Telegraph - Thu, Aug 21, 2014 20:58 BST

    Traders are hopeful that Pfizer will renew its interest in the drugmaker

  • Centamin says Egypt gold mine case could extend into 2015 Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 14:19 BST

    * Q2 gold production falls 13 pct to 81,281 ounces * Co maintains 2014 production target of 420,0000 ounces of gold (Updates share price) Aug 14 (Reuters) - An appeal case hanging over Centamin Plc's right to mine gold in Egypt is likely to drag into next year, although mining will continue unchecked pending its resolution. …

  • Dovish BoE helps buoy Britain's FTSE Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 13, 2014 16:56 BST

    Britain's top share index ended slightly higher in thin trade on Wednesday, boosted by a dovish message from the Bank of England. Financial markets pushed back expectations for a UK interest rate rise ...

  • Britain's FTSE flat as weak US data offsets dovish BoE comments Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 13, 2014 15:35 BST

    * Strong emerging markets, North America results lift G4S (LSE: GFS.L - news) LONDON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index was flat on Wednesday, paring earlier gains, as a boost from a dovish message from the Bank of England was offset by some weak U.S. retail sales data. Financial markets pushed back expectations …

  • Profit at UK's Admiral edges up after reserve releases Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 13, 2014 11:48 BST

    British motor insurer Admiral Group Plc posted a 2 percent rise in first-half pretax profit, offsetting a decline in turnover by releasing reserves set aside to pay off claims. The company also reiterated a bleak outlook for domestic premiums as it continues to cut prices to compete with rivals Direct Line and esure Group …

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