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Josephine Mason

Tech, tobacco push European stocks into red, ending fragile rebound

12 Nov 2018

LONDON European shares were lower on Monday led by a sell-off in technology stocks after earnings and M&A news from German heavyweights Infineon and SAP, and tobacco was hit by new signs of U.S. regulators tightening the screws on menthol cigarettes.

Post-midterms rally in European stocks fizzles out

08 Nov 2018

LONDON European shares were flat to slightly higher on Thursday as a rally following U.S. midterm elections sputtered while strong results from Societe Generale, Commerzbank, and Sodexo soothed concerns about corporate earnings.

European shares eke out gains as Sodexo, banks jump

08 Nov 2018

LONDON European shares were flat to slightly higher on Thursday, paring gains as a rally following the U.S. midterm elections sputtered while strong results from SocGen and Commerzbank and France's Sodexho soothed concerns about corporate earnings.

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.

Defensive sell-off pushes UK blue chips off three-week high, ends lower

02 Nov 2018

LONDON A sell-off in defensive sectors from tobacco to healthcare knocked UK shares off a three-week high and into negative territory at the close on Friday as earlier optimism over a Brexit deal and a possible end to the U.S.-China row faded.

Britain's FTSE hits 3-week high on optimism over Brexit, U.S.-China trade

02 Nov 2018

LONDON, Nov 2 UK shares bounced for a fourth session on Friday as mining and luxury goods stocks led a rally amid growing optimism about a Brexit deal and hopes Washington and Beijing may end a trade row threatening global growth.

FTSE 100 rises as HSBC boosts financials, investors digest budget

29 Oct 2018

LONDON Britain's top share index was higher on Monday as HSBC led a rally in banking stocks after strong results, and investors digested finance minister Philip Hammond's pledge to raise public spending and cut taxes for households in his annual budget.

HSBC helps boost FTSE 100 as markets recover from sharp falls

29 Oct 2018

LONDON, Oct 29 Britain's top share index rose robustly on Monday as HSBC led a rally in banking stocks after strong results, and investors awaited finance minister Philip Hammond's annual budget.

Britain's FTSE nears two-year low as weak earnings deepen rout

26 Oct 2018

LONDON British shares slumped to a near two-year low on Friday on growing concerns about slowing earnings growth, with investors punishing Rolls Royce and RBS.

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