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LONDON, Oct 7 - Britain's FTSE 100 rose to its highest level since August on Wednesday, buoyed by a rise in mining stocks and SABMiller, while Tesco fell after reporting that profits more than halved.
LONDON, Oct 7 - European shares rose for a fourth straight session to a three-week high on Wednesday, with SABMiller gaining after a revised offer from Anheuser-Busch InBev and miners tracking a rally in prices of key industrial metals.
(Adds futures prices, company news) LONDON, Oct 7 - European shares were expected to rise for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, with investors seen focusing on merger and acquisition activities and commodities stocks. Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev raised its offer to buy the world's No. 2 brewer SABMiller to 42.15 pounds per share in cash. AB InBev said the revised proposal should be highly attractive to SABMiller shareholders and provided an extremely compelling opportu
Oct 7 - Japanese stocks gained for a sixth day in choppy trade on Wednesday as the Bank of Japan's decision to keep policy unchanged at its policy meeting only raised expectations that the central bank would ease when it next meets on Oct. 30.
LONDON, Oct 7 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is set to open roughly steady on Wednesday, with futures up 0.1 percent at 0627 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
LONDON, Oct 7 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 6 to 20 points, or as much as 0.3 percent lower on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The blue-chip FTSE 100 ended 0.4 percent higher at 6,326.16 points on Tuesday, with energy and mining stocks advancing on the back of stronger commodity prices. * The fall in British shop prices picked up more speed in September, the British
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