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Danilo Masoni

Vodafone lifts FTSE as trade optimism buoys markets

10:38am GMT

MILAN The UK's top share index rose on Tuesday helped by a rally in Vodafone shares after the mobile operator announced further cost cuts and plans to lift cash flow.

AstraZeneca lifts FTSE as U.S. midterm rally fades

08 Nov 2018

MILAN A strong update by heavyweight drugmaker AstraZeneca lifted Britain's benchmark index above European peers on Thursday as a global rally that followed the midterm U.S. elections faded.

Britain's FTSE supported by financials, AstraZeneca

08 Nov 2018

MILAN, Nov 8 UK shares rose on Thursday as financials rallied, tracking strength in their European peers and heavyweight drugmaker AstraZeneca was lifted by a strong update.

European shares shine after U.S. midterms; Spanish banks rally

07 Nov 2018

MILAN/LONDON European shares bounced on Wednesday in a broad rally after U.S. midterm elections delivered no big surprise, with a string of solid earnings updates and a rally in Spanish banks on a favourable tax ruling also providing relief.

FTSE capitulates to stronger pound, U.S. election nerves

06 Nov 2018

MILAN/LONDON Britain's blue chip share index was lower on Tuesday as the pound strengthened amid renewed optimism over a Brexit deal while investors took risk off the table as Americans went to the polls in midterm elections.

Britain's FTSE hesitates after mixed earnings reports

06 Nov 2018

MILAN, Nov 6 Britain's blue chip share index was steady on Tuesday following mixed earning reports and caution in world equity markets ahead of U.S. midterm elections.

Strong earnings from ING, BT help European shares to two-week high

01 Nov 2018

MILAN/LONDON European shares hit a two-week high on Thursday as strong results from Dutch bank ING and UK telecoms group BT helped offset a disappointing update from Credit Suisse, and ASM International brought some cheer to chipmakers. | Video

REFILE-GRAPHIC-Capital crunch scare wipes 40 billion euros from Italian banks

31 Oct 2018

MILAN, Oct 31 Italian banks have lost nearly 40 billion euros ($45 billion) of market capitalisation since May, with small and mid-sized lenders worst-hit by a sell-off on concerns that Rome's budget crisis will lead to a capital crunch in the third-largest euro zone economy.

Capital crunch scare wipes 40 billion euros from Italian banks

31 Oct 2018

MILAN Italian banks have lost nearly 40 billion euros (35 billion pounds) of market capitalisation since May, with small and mid-sized lenders worst-hit by a sell-off on concerns that Rome's budget crisis will lead to a capital crunch in the third-largest euro zone economy.

BP 'blowout' results keep FTSE afloat as Reckitt tumbles

30 Oct 2018

MILAN A strong update from BP helped the UK's top share index end a choppy session in the black on Tuesday, offsetting disappointing results from heavyweight Reckitt Benckiser and outperforming European equities.

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