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Helen Reid

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FTSE edges up, Whitbread sinks on deteriorating consumer outlook

LONDON British shares edged up on Tuesday as a strong Europe-wide market rally after the first round of the French election dissipated, with investors' focus back on corporate results which indicated tougher times ahead for consumer goods stocks.

24 Apr 2017

Banks boost FTSE as French election ignites risk-on rally

LONDON Britain's top share index jumped on Monday as banking stocks surged after centrist Emmanuel Macron came out on top in the first round of France's presidential election.

24 Apr 2017

European shares rally as Italian, French banks soar after Macron win

MILAN/LONDON European shares rallied, banks soared, and French blue-chips briefly hit a nine-year high on Monday after France's presidential election sparked a rush to risky assets.

21 Apr 2017

FTSE edges down, scores worst week in over five months

LONDON British shares inched lower on Friday, scoring their worst weekly losses since early November after Tuesday's surprise call for an national election caused equities to fall.

21 Apr 2017

Foreign investors have bigger worries than UK elections

LONDON A surprise call for a UK election has barely ruffled feathers among foreign investors, who have pumped money back into British stocks after last year's sterling slide following the Brexit referendum spurred a rush for the exits.

20 Apr 2017

Man Group, Pandora strength boosts European stocks, French equities rally

LONDON European shares edged higher on Thursday as investors welcomed results from Man Group and Pandora maintained its outlook, while French equities outperformed ahead of the first round of France's presidential election.

20 Apr 2017

French stocks, euro gain, bond spreads tighten as election nears

LONDON With less than 36 hours of trading to go before the first round of the French presidential election, a likely squaring of positions on Thursday saw the euro rally, French banking stocks rise and government bond spreads narrow.

19 Apr 2017

Results, banking sector bounce help European shares recover

LONDON European shares recovered on Wednesday from their biggest one-day loss in five months, as a rebound in banking stocks and some positive first-quarter results outweighed weakness in oil and gas stocks.

19 Apr 2017

Factbox - Investors weigh risks of Le Pen victory in imminent French elections

LONDON Markets are weighing the odds as France prepares for the first round of presidential elections on Sunday, with polls indicating a tight race.

18 Apr 2017

European shares hit three-week lows amid jitters over British, French votes

LONDON European shares hit three-week lows on Tuesday in volatile trade after Britain's prime minister called for an early election and the first round of France's presidential election loomed.

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