London Market Report Headlines

Europe shares steady at open; Sanofi rises after results

PARIS, July 31 - European shares were steady in early trade on Thursday as investors combed through a batch of corporate results from blue-chips such as Sanofi, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Royal Dutch Shell.

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday July 31

EDINBURGH, July 31 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen edging higher on Thursday, with futures on the index up 0.2 percent at 0630 GMT ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Stocks, Markets 2:33am EDT

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday July 31

EDINBURGH, July 31 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 4 to 7 points, or 0.1 percent higher on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Stocks, Markets 1:57am EDT

Wed, Jul 30 2014

European shares fall, weighed by earnings, Ukraine woes

LONDON, July 30 - European shares closed lower on Wednesday, little moved by strong U.S. growth data, after weak earnings reports from cement-makers and concerns about a possible escalation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

European shares dip early; Total hit

PARIS, July 30 - European shares dipped in early trade on Wednesday, with Total falling on worries over its investments in Russia and after posting a drop in profits.

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday July 30

EDINBURGH, July 30 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen edging lower on Wednesday, with futures dipping 0.1 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Stocks, Markets 30 Jul 2014

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday July 30

EDINBURGH, July 30 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 2 to 6 points, or 0.1 percent lower on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Stocks, Markets 30 Jul 2014

Tue, Jul 29 2014

European shares regain ground, boosted by earnings

EDINBURGH, July 29 - European shares rose on Tuesday, with encouraging corporate results giving the stock market a boost to recoup the previous session's losses.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday, July 29

LONDON, July 29 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen inching higher at the open on Tuesday, with September futures on the index up 0.2 percent at 0621 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Stocks, Markets 29 Jul 2014

Mon, Jul 28 2014

European shares rise early; Ryanair jumps

PARIS, July 28 - European stocks rose in early trade on Monday, regaining their poise after a drop in the previous session, with Ryanair surging 5 percent after the airline boosted its annual profit outlook.

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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.