London Market Report Headlines

Michelin, Unilever lead European shares lower as results disappoint

LONDON, Oct 23 - European stocks fell early on Thursday as weak results from French tyre-maker Michelin and consumer goods group Unilever added to a subdued tone for global equities overnight.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 23

LONDON, Oct 23 - Britain's FTSE 100 December futures contract fell 0.5 percent on Thursday, with the cash market also set to decline with weak results from supermarket store Tesco and consumer goods group Unilever likely to weigh on the market. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Markets, Stocks 2:31am EDT

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 23

LONDON, Oct 23 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down by 38-40 points, or 0.6 percent lower, on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Stocks, Markets 1:48am EDT

Wed, Oct 22 2014

Europe shares dip on report of stress-test failures

PARIS, Oct 22 - European shares reversed early gains and dipped on Wednesday morning, with traders citing worries over potential failures in the European Central Bank's ongoing bank stress tests.

Europe shares inch up; earnings help lift sentiment

PARIS, Oct 22 - European shares inched higher in early trading on Wednesday, extending the previous session's sharp gains, with a raft of positive corporate results from companies including ABB and Husqvarna lifting sentiment.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday, Oct 22

LONDON, Oct 22 - Britain's FTSE 100 is seen opening higher on Wednesday, with December futures on the index up 0.3 percent at 0626 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Markets, Stocks 22 Oct 2014

Tue, Oct 21 2014

European shares dip early; Total falls after CEO dies

PARIS, Oct 21 - European shares fell in early trading on Tuesday, adding to the previous session's losses as data showing a slowdown in Chinese economic growth kept investors on edge, offsetting better-than-expected quarterly sales from Apple.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 21

LONDON, Oct 21 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening slightly lower on Tuesday, with futures for the index falling 0.3 percent by 0628 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Stocks, Markets 21 Oct 2014

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 21

LONDON, Oct 21 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 5 to 6 points higher, or up 0.1 percent on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Stocks, Markets 21 Oct 2014

Mon, Oct 20 2014

Europe shares halt rebound; Nutreco jumps after SHV bid

PARIS, Oct 20 - European shares dipped in early trading on Monday as the previous session's sharp rebound lost steam, although takeover activity boosted the shares of Nutreco , Adidas and Havas.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.