Atul Prakash

European shares drop on weaker updates, French banks rise on election poll

Mar 03 2017

LONDON European shares dropped on Friday following disappointing company updates, although French stocks performed better after a poll eased anxieties over the impact on markets of the presidential election.

FTSE ends flat, off life-time high; Capita slumps

Mar 02 2017

LONDON Britain's top share index steadied after hitting a record high on Thursday, with a slump in Capita, which missed its profit target and announced the departure of its chief executive, weighing.

FTSE posts first weekly loss in a month on weak banks and miners

Feb 24 2017

LONDON Britain's top share index hit a two-week low on Friday and ended a run of three straight weeks of gains, with lenders Standard Chartered and RBS among the biggest fallers.

European shares slip as pull-back in banks, miners weighs

Feb 23 2017

LONDON/MILAN European shares fell slightly on Thursday, weighed down by a pull-back in banking and mining stocks in a day where trading activity was dominated by a raft of company earnings.

Unilever, Lloyds help FTSE edge higher

Feb 22 2017

LONDON Britain's top share index edged up on Wednesday as Lloyds reported its highest annual profit in a decade and Unilever promised a far-reaching review.

Exane adds Imperial Brands and Glanbia to M&A targets list

Feb 22 2017

LONDON Tobacco company Imperial Brands and nutritional ingredients maker Glanbia are attractive targets for Japanese companies looking to expand into international markets, Exane BNP Paribas analysts said in a note to clients.

European shares climb to 14-month high on positive surveys, HSBC slumps

Feb 21 2017

LONDON/MILAN European shares rose to their highest in over 14 months on Tuesday, with optimism generated by encouraging manufacturing surveys outpacing a steep decline in HSBC shares after a slump in the heavyweight bank's annual pre-tax profit.

FTSE steadies after setting one-month high, Unilever slumps

Feb 20 2017

LONDON Britain's top share index steadied after hitting a new one-month high on Monday, with a slump in Unilever after Kraft ditched its bid offset by stronger firms like Royal Bank of Scotland and Rolls Royce .

FTSE gains for third week as Unilever rises, Coca Cola HBC sets record

Feb 17 2017

LONDON Britain's top share index ended higher on Friday as Unilever rallied after a surprise $143 billion takeover bid from Kraft Heinz Co , leading the index to its third straight week of gains.

European shares retreat after seven sessions of gains, Cobham plunges

Feb 16 2017

LONDON European equities fell on Thursday after seven straight sessions of gains, with weaker metal prices weighing on miners and a poor update battering shares in engineering group Cobham .

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