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US midday: Miners lead falls after Chinese data
Mon 10 March 2014 17:47
US stocks were holding modestly lower in afternoon trading following weak data in Asia and after Federal Reserve official Charles Plosser said the central bank may have to speed up stimulus tapering.
Europe close: Stocks mixed on Eurozone, Asia economic data
Mon 10 March 2014 17:00
European stocks were little changed following the release of a slate of Eurozone and Asia data.
London close: Miners drag as Chinese data weighs on sentiment
Mon 10 March 2014 16:55
It was a negative finish for the FTSE today, dragged lower by miners on the back of poor Chinese data, although gains were partially offset by a strong performance by Rolls-Royce and British American Tobacco.
US open: Stocks fall after Fed official hints at accelerated tapering
Mon 10 March 2014 14:05
US stocks declined after weak data in Asia and after Federal Reserve official Charles Plosser said the central bank may have to speed up stimulus tapering.
Europe midday: Mixed Eurozone data leaves stocks little changed
Mon 10 March 2014 12:00
European stocks were mixed as traders weighed a batch of reports in the euro-area.
London midday: Stocks edge higher despite weak Asian data
Mon 10 March 2014 11:40
UK markets edged higher on Monday as bargain hunters stepped in following a sharp fall the previous session, though mining stocks were capping gains on London's FTSE 100 after some weak data from Asia.
Asian stocks swoon after Chinese exports plunge
Mon 10 March 2014 09:00
Stock markets in Asia declined on Monday after Chinese exports unexpectedly plunged in February, sparking concern about a slowdown in global demand for goods.
London open: Markets flat as miners fall after poor data from Asia
Mon 10 March 2014 08:17
UK markets opened broadly flat on Monday morning after a surprise trade deficit in China and downward revisions to growth estimates in Japan limited upside on the FTSE 100.
Europe open: Stocks little changed after Chinese data
Mon 10 March 2014 08:13
European stocks were little changed as investors weighed Chinese data and awaited the release of a report on the Eurozone's investor confidence.
London pre-open: Poor data out from Asia to push FTSE lower
Mon 10 March 2014 07:16
UK stocks will start the day in the red, dragged lower by the performance in Asia overnight, hit by both Chinese and Japanese data.
US close: Stocks rise after jobs data, but Ukraine concerns limit gains
Sat 08 March 2014 10:46
US stocks finished mostly higher on Friday with the S&P 500 hitting another record high after a strong February employment report, though gains were only modest in the face of ongoing concerns over geopolitical developments in Ukraine.
London close: Ukraine concerns drive stocks firmly lower
Fri 07 March 2014 16:59
UK stocks ended the week on a sour note, dragged lower by concerns surrounding Ukraine and Russia, together with falling copper prices and a dearth of company releases from the City's biggest players.
Europe close: Stocks slide after US non-farm payrolls report
Fri 07 March 2014 16:46
European stocks declined as investors weighed data from the US Labor Department which revealed employers added more jobs than forecast, but the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose.
US open: Stocks mixed as investors digest strong jobs report
Fri 07 March 2014 14:51
US markets were mixed in early trading on Friday after the Labor Department revealed employers added more jobs than forecast but the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose.
Europe midday: Stocks mixed as traders await US jobs data
Fri 07 March 2014 12:00
European stocks were mixed as traders awaited the US Labor Department's non-farm payrolls report.
London midday: Stocks pare losses as investors await US non-farm payrolls
Fri 07 March 2014 11:43
UK markets had trimmed earlier losses by Friday lunchtime ahead of key economic data from the States this afternoon, with investors nervous ahead of the official US employment report for February.
Asia: Stocks mixed on US jobs data
Fri 07 March 2014 09:07
Asian stocks finished the week on a mixed note as investors weighed a better-than-expected US jobless claims report and awaited today's non-farm payrolls.
London open: Stocks slip as investors await US jobs data
Fri 07 March 2014 08:28
UK markets opened slightly lower on Friday morning ahead of key economic data from the States, with investors awaiting the official US employment report for February.
Europe open: Stocks little changed before US non-farm payrolls
Fri 07 March 2014 08:14
European stocks were little changed before the release of US jobs data which is expected to show employers added more jobs last month.
London pre-open: Flat start ahead of US jobs data
Fri 07 March 2014 07:18
A broadly flat start is expected on the London stock market today, as investors await key jobs data out from the US on what is set to be a notably quiet day for both companies and the wider economy on this side of the Pond.
US close: S&P 500 hits another high as jobless claims fall
Fri 07 March 2014 06:37
US stock markets finished mostly higher on Thursday with the S&P 500 hitting yet another record after jobless claims fell more than expected.
Europe close: Stocks rise after ECB holds policy
Thu 06 March 2014 17:00
Stoxx 600: 0.07%
London close: Stocks glide higher amid multiple data and corporate releases
Thu 06 March 2014 16:59
UK stocks ended the day on a positive note, as investors digested central bank decisions from the Bank of England (BoE) and European Central Bank (ECB) amid a busy earnings session and several data releases from the US.
US open: Stocks gain as jobless claims drop
Thu 06 March 2014 14:34
US markets were registering decent gains on Thursday morning as a drop in jobless claims to a three-month low offset a larger-than-expected decline in factory orders.
German factory orders for January rise past expectations
Thu 06 March 2014 11:59
German factory orders grew by 1.2 per cent month-on-month during January, according to the country's Ministry of Finance.
London midday: Stocks pare gains ahead of ECB as BoE holds fire
Thu 06 March 2014 11:38
UK stocks had trimmed earlier gains by Thursday lunchtime as investors adopted a cautious stance in the face of central bank decisions from the Bank of England (BoE) and European Central Bank (ECB) and ongoing geopolitical developments in Ukraine.
Europe midday: Stocks gain as traders await ECB policy decision
Thu 06 March 2014 11:25
European stocks gained ahead of the European Central Bank's (ECB) policy decision.
Tokyo rallies on national pension fund hopes
Thu 06 March 2014 09:37
The weaker yen and rising expectations that Japan's national pension fund will add more stocks to its bond dominated portfolio sent shares higher in Japan.
Europe open: Stocks rise ahead of BoE and ECB meetings
Thu 06 March 2014 09:00
Stocks in the euro-area gained as investors awaited policy decisions from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE).
London open: Stocks rise ahead of central bank decisions
Thu 06 March 2014 09:00
UK markets opened with decent gains on Thursday as investors assessed the latest developments in Ukraine and awaited a busy day on the macroeconomic front.
London pre-open: Small gains expected ahead of ECB, BoE decisions
Thu 06 March 2014 07:14
UK stocks are set to edge higher early on ahead of announcements from both the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England (BoE) regarding their latest policy decisions.
US close: Stocks flat, S&P 500 pauses at record after weak data
Thu 06 March 2014 06:40
US stocks ended more or less flat on Wednesday after some weak economic data as markets paused for breath following a strong performance the day before.
US midday: Stocks mixed following weak ISM report
Wed 05 March 2014 17:04
The main US stock benchmarks were continuing to trade in a mixed fashion following the surprise drop in the ISM services index, ahead of Thursday's European Central Bank policy meeting and Friday's non-farm payrolls report.
Europe close: Stocks mixed as traders weigh euro-area data
Wed 05 March 2014 17:00
European stocks were mixed as investors weighed a slate of economic data and prepared for tomorrow's European Central Bank (ECB) meeting.
London close: Negative finish amid profit taking
Wed 05 March 2014 16:50
It was another negative finish in the City today, as investors engaged in a round of profit taking amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, a disappointing result from Melrose and a number of stocks going ex-dividend.
US open: Analysts marking down forecasts for non-farm payrolls report
Wed 05 March 2014 16:25
The main US stock benchmarks dipped following the release of a surprise drop in the ISM services index ahead of Thursday's European Central Bank policy meeting and Friday's non-farm payrolls report.
Europe midday: Stocks little changed after Eurozone data
Wed 05 March 2014 11:54
European stocks were little changed after a mix of Eurozone data ahead of tomorrow's European Central Bank (ECB) meeting.
London midday: Stocks pull back after strong gains, earnings and data in focus
Wed 05 March 2014 11:34
FTSE 250 16,619.55 -0.48%
Eurozone retail sales rise more than expected in January
Wed 05 March 2014 10:56
Eurozone retail sales rose more-than-expected in January, Eurostat revealed on Wednesday.
China maintains GDP growth target at 7.5 per cent, but shares slip
Wed 05 March 2014 08:59
Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Wednesday, tracking gains on Wall Street overnight, as concern about tensions between Ukraine and Russia eased.
Europe open: Stocks mixed before Eurozone data as ECB meeting looms
Wed 05 March 2014 08:28
European equities were little changed ahead of the release of reports on Eurozone gross domestic product (GDP) and services activity.
London open: Stocks edge lower as investors await data
Wed 05 March 2014 08:28
FTSE 250 16,667.83 -0.19%
London pre-open: Stocks set for decline despite record US finish
Wed 05 March 2014 07:18
UK stocks are set to open lower today, despite another record performance by the S&P 500 in the US as well as strong gains in Japan overnight.
US close: S&P 500 hits new record as tensions ease between Ukraine, Russia
Wed 05 March 2014 06:39
US markets soared on Tuesday, rebounding strongly after a sell-off the day before as the geopolitical crisis in Ukraine and Russia eased slightly, helping the S&P 500 to hit another record high.
Europe close: Russia's Putin soothes markets on Ukraine crisis
Tue 04 March 2014 16:52
European markets breathed a sigh of relief today after Russian President Vladimir Putin said there was no need to send troops into Ukraine.
London close: Strong performance by stocks as Ukraine tensions ease
Tue 04 March 2014 16:49
UK stocks soared back into positive territory in today's session, erasing all of yesterday's losses after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered some forces to return to their bases, calming the backlash from international leaders after Russia's increas
US open: Stocks recover strongly after Putin comments
Tue 04 March 2014 14:32
Easing concerns over tensions between Russia and Ukraine sparked a strong surge in US stocks on Tuesday morning as Wall Street erased the previous day's losses.
London midday: Stocks erase prior losses after Russian pullback
Tue 04 March 2014 12:05
UK stocks on Tuesday had erased all of the prior day's losses as sentiment recovered after tensions between Ukraine and Russia dragged markets to a two-week low.
Europe midday: Stocks rise as Russia sends troops back to base
Tue 04 March 2014 12:02
Stoxx 600: 1.72%
Asia: Tokyo snaps four session losing streak
Tue 04 March 2014 09:18
Shares in Tokyo snapped a four session losing streak on Tuesday, as bargain hunters moved in on the recent stock market rout.
Europe open: Stocks rise as Russian troops return to base
Tue 04 March 2014 09:00
European stocks gained as Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops involved in a military exercise back to base today.
London open: Stocks bounce but Ukraine crisis still in focus
Tue 04 March 2014 08:31
UK stocks bounced strongly on Tuesday morning as sentiment recovered after tensions between Ukraine and Russia dragged markets to a two-week low.
London pre-open: FTSE to regain some of yesterday's heavy losses
Tue 04 March 2014 07:19
UK stocks are this morning expected to claw back some of Monday's heavy losses, which saw the FTSE lose more than a hundred points on the back of fears of a war between Russia and Ukraine.
US close: Ukraine tensions hit stocks as markets shrug off upbeat data
Tue 04 March 2014 06:30
US markets registered their sharpest falls in a month on Monday after Russia increased its military presence in Ukraine, prompting equity investors worldwide to shy away from risk.
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|Paris CAC 40||4,370.84||+0.10%|
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|British American Tobacco plc||3340.50||+1.53%|
|Vodafone Group plc||230.10||-3.58%|
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