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Global stocks hit 3 1/2-month lows as EM selloff goes on

30 Jan 2014

LONDON Global equities hit 3 1/2-month lows on Thursday, as a stimulus cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve and weak Chinese data fuelled a selloff in emerging markets and pushed investors towards safe-haven bonds.

FTSE edges up from five-week lows on EM relief, M&A

28 Jan 2014

LONDON The FTSE 100 picked up on Tuesday from five-week lows after finding strong technical support in the face of easing tensions in emerging markets and prospects of mergers and acquisitions.

FTSE off eight-month highs, jobs data puts focus on rates

22 Jan 2014

LONDON FTSE eased off 8-month highs on Wednesday after strong jobs data raised the spectre of interest rate hikes and analysts highlighted concerns about companies' weak earnings and high valuations.

World stocks, dollar cheered by brighter economic data, US earnings

16 Jan 2014

LONDON Global stocks steadied around six-year peaks and the dollar rose on Thursday, held aloft by robust data from Europe, the United States and Japan as well as upbeat corporate earnings.

World stocks cheered by global economy pick-up

16 Jan 2014

LONDON Global stocks steadied around multi-year peaks and the dollar rose on Thursday, held aloft by robust U.S., Japanese and European data and some upbeat corporate earnings.

FTSE holds near two-month high; corporate newsflow mixed

14 Jan 2014

LONDON Britain's top share index steadied near two-month highs on Tuesday, with a sell-off in financials offset by a crop of solid updates in the healthcare and retail sectors.

FTSE powers to one-week high as banks gain

07 Jan 2014

LONDON Britain's blue chip share index rose to a one-week high on Tuesday, with gains in financial stocks pushing the FTSE 100 towards major technical resistance levels.

Britain's FTSE weighed down by miners, retailers

06 Jan 2014

LONDON Britain's FTSE 100 edged lower on Monday, with weakness in miners and retailers at the start of the first full week of 2014 offsetting a rally in RSA Insurance on expectations it will avoid further writedowns.

Britain's FTSE steadies in low volumes, retailers lag

18 Dec 2013

LONDON Britain's main equity index steadied in thin trade on Wednesday, with investors cautious before what is seen as a tight policy decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve, and with a sell-off in retailers putting a lid on any gains.

FTSE falls, led by Sports Direct and engineers

12 Dec 2013

LONDON Britain's FTSE 100 fell on Thursday, heading for its longest run of weekly drops since 2008, led by a sell-off in engineering and retail sectors and rattled by concerns about an imminent scaling back of U.S. stimulus.

World News

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.