Helen Reid

30 Mar 2017

FTSE ends little changed, support from mining stocks

LONDON Britain's FTSE 100 ended little changed on Thursday with mining stocks providing the most support, while stocks trading without their dividends weighed on the market.

30 Mar 2017

European shares rise in 'relaxed' reaction to Brexit day

MILAN/LONDON European shares rose on Wednesday with little reaction to the well-flagged formal announcement of Britain's intention to leave the European Union and start an uncertain two-year process of negotiation

28 Mar 2017

European shares recover, boosted by results and deal-making

LONDON European shares rose on Tuesday, boosted by strong results and deal-making across the region, recovering from the previous session's sentiment-fuelled dip.

27 Mar 2017

FTSE hits one-month low as miners, Babcock slide

LONDON Britain's top share index hit a one-month low after the failure of U.S. President Donald Trump to push his healthcare reforms through Congress hit mining shares and Babcock fell after exiting a contract.

24 Mar 2017

FTSE posts worst weekly performance since January as U.S. healthcare vote looms

LONDON Britain's top share index dipped on Friday ahead of a delayed U.S. vote on a key healthcare bill, though gains among Smiths Group and Provident Financial capped losses.

23 Mar 2017

European shares gain as investors grow more bullish, retailers shine

LONDON/MILAN European shares climbed higher on Thursday, led by travel and retail stocks, as investors grew more bullish about risks to Donald Trump's stimulus plans, just before a vote in Congress on the U.S. president's healthcare bill.

23 Mar 2017

FTSE snaps losing streak, retailers drives gains

LONDON British shares turned up on Thursday after a two-day losing streak as markets turned more bullish and retail sales data indicated more robust consumption.

23 Mar 2017

FTSE lags Europe as stronger pound compounds losses

LONDON British shares pulled back on Wednesday, weighed by banks and miners, as investors repriced expectations for fiscal easing from the U.S. and a stronger outlook for sterling compounded weakness in the UK stock market.

21 Mar 2017

FTSE ends down on sterling strength after inflation jumps

LONDON British shares dipped on Tuesday as sterling strengthened after British inflation shot past the central bank's target for the first time in three years.

20 Mar 2017

European shares slip from 15-month highs as oils, banks fall

LONDON/MILAN European shares retreated slightly from 15-month highs on Monday with lower crude prices weighing on oil stocks and Deutsche Bank dragging banks lower one day before the start of its 8 billion-euro cash call.

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