London Market Report Headlines

Fri, Dec 19 2014

Tech stocks lead European shares higher on M&A boost

PARIS, Dec 19 - European stocks climbed early on Friday, with French information technology services firm Atos SE leading a rally in tech stocks after unveiling a deal to buy Xerox Corp's IT outsourcing arm.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec 19

LONDON, Dec 19 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 44 to 64 points higher, or up 1 percent, on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The UK blue chip index closed up 2 percent at 6,466.00 points - its second-best performance in a single day since July 2013 and coming close to a 2.4 percent surge on Dec. 16 this week. * Copper futures edged higher on Friday on the possibility of a supply disrupti

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Thu, Dec 18 2014

Europe shares rally as Fed pledges patient approach to rates

PARIS, Dec 18 - European stocks rose early on Thursday, tracking a rally on Wall Street after the U.S. Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment of the economy and said it would take a patient approach toward raising interest rates.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec. 18

LONDON, Dec 18 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 54 to 67 points higher, or up 1.1 percent, on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec. 18

LONDON, Dec 18 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 54 to 67 points higher, or up 1.1 percent, on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

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Wed, Dec 17 2014

Energy-sector rebound props up European stock markets

LONDON, Dec 17 - European shares edged into positive territory on Wednesday, helped by a rebound in energy stocks and new signs that the European Central Bank will undertake measures to buoy the region's economy.

RPT-European shares resume slide as Russia fears persist

PARIS, Dec 17 - European shares fell in early trading on Wednesday, reversing part of the previous day's tentative bounce, hurt by a further drop in oil prices and Russia's brewing financial crisis.

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on December 17

LONDON, Dec 17 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 59 to 67 points, or 1.1 percent lower on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on December 17

LONDON, Dec 17 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 59 to 67 points, or 1.1 percent lower on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

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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.