London Market Report Headlines

Peripheral banks lead European shares lower after positive start

LONDON, Oct 30 - European shares turned lower on Thursday as banks in countries such as Italy, Greece and Spain resumed their recent downtrend.

French stocks lead Europe higher on positive company results

LONDON, Oct 30 - French stocks Alcatel Lucent , Technip and Renault led a rise in European shares early on Thursday after posting upbeat corporate updates.

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday Oct 30

EDINBURGH, Oct 30 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening slightly higher on Thursday, with futures firming 0.3 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday Oct 30

EDINBURGH, Oct 30 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 2 points, or flat in percentage terms, on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

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Wed, Oct 29 2014

European shares rise ahead of Fed; Sanofi drops again

PARIS, Oct 29 - European shares rose early on Wednesday, tracking sharp gains on Wall Street ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest policy announcement.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday Oct. 29

EDINBURGH, Oct 29 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is set to open higher on Wednesday, with futures rising 0.4 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Stocks, Markets 29 Oct 2014

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday Oct. 29

EDINBURGH, Oct 29 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 23 points, or 0.4 percent higher on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Stocks, Markets 29 Oct 2014

Tue, Oct 28 2014

European shares rise early; Sanofi sinks

PARIS, Oct 28 - European shares rose in early trade on Tuesday, reversing the previous session's dip as better-than-expected results from a number of blue-chips including pharma group Novartis and bank UBS helped lift sentiment.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday, Oct 28

LONDON, Oct 28 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening higher on Tuesday, with December futures up 0.6 percent at 0725 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

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Mon, Oct 27 2014

European shares rise on banks' health relief

LONDON, Oct 27 - Euro zone banks led a rally in European shares on Monday after the results of the region's banking sector health checks painted a brighter picture than many investors had expected.

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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.