Tag: European markets

Schroders leads 100 in London

Schroders leads 100 in London

European equities markets were mixed Thursday as miners declined on lower copper prices but most banks managed gains on the session. The FTSE 100 was 0.11 percent lower to 5,527.16 in London, but the FTSE 250 added 0.55 percent to 9,665.29. Asset management group Schroders (LSE: SDR; SDRt) led gainers on the 100 as non-voting […]

March 4, 2010 More
Miners lead London markets higher

Miners lead London markets higher

European equities markets were higher Wednesday as miners saw gains on higher metals prices and after Greece’s cabinet approved new measures to try to get the nation’s debt under control. The FTSE 100 added 0.9 percent to 5,533.21 in London, while the FTSE 250 was up 0.14 percent to 9,612.17. Most miners were higher on […]

March 3, 2010 More
British Airways leads 100 higher

British Airways leads 100 higher

European markets were up Tuesday, pushed higher by banks and miners. The FTSE 100 added 1.45 percent to 5,484.06 in London, while the FTSE 250 gained 1.25 percent to 9,598.65. British Airways (LSE: BAY) led the 100 as it added 6.17 percent, while the best performances in London came over on the 250 as plastics […]

March 2, 2010 More
Insurer Prudential drops 12 percent on acquisitions news

Insurer Prudential drops 12 percent on acquisitions news

European markets were higher Monday as commodities prices jumped, but some insurers were lower on the session. The FTSE 100 added 0.96 percent to 5,405.94 in London, while the FTSE 250 gained 1.45 percent to 9,479.83. In a mixed insurance sector, Prudential (LSE: PRU) dropped 12.03 percent to lead declines on the 100 and in […]

March 1, 2010 More
Lloyds leads banks ahead of results

Lloyds leads banks ahead of results

European equities markets were mixed Wednesday. In London, the FTSE 100 added 0.52 percent to 5,342.92 but the FTSE 250 was down 0.31 percent to 9,359.18. The gains for the 100 came as most banks advanced after US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that US interest rates will remain low for the time being. […]

February 24, 2010 More
Auto parts retailer Halford’s Group leads gains in London

Auto parts retailer Halford’s Group leads gains in London

Equities markets in Europe were higher Thursday, led by a nearly 1 percent gain for the FTSE 100 in London. The 100 added 0.92 percent to 5,325.04 while the FTSE 250 was 0.59 percent higher to 9,385.27. Auto parts retailer Halford’s Group (LSE: HFD) was the biggest gainer in London as it added 12.05 percent […]

February 18, 2010 More
Computacenter adds 10 percent on session

Computacenter adds 10 percent on session

Equities markets were higher in Europe Wednesday. The FTSE 100 added 0.62 percent to 5,276.64 in London, while the FTSE 250 gained 1.67 percent to 9,329.92. IT services group Computacenter (LSE: CCC) led gainers on the 250 and in London generally as it added 10.15 percent, while the best performance on the 100 came from […]

February 17, 2010 More
Barclays leads European banks higher on profits

Barclays leads European banks higher on profits

European equities markets were higher Tuesday as banks and miners saw gains. The FTSE 100 added 1.48 percent to 5,244.06 in London, while the FTSE 250 gained 1.14 percent to 9.176.27. Barclays Bank (LSE: BARC) led gainers on the 100 as it added 6.8 percent on better than expected full year profits, while Royal Bank […]

February 16, 2010 More
Utilities gain in London as markets decline

Utilities gain in London as markets decline

European equities markets were lower Friday as several issues concerned investors, including a move by China to again raise bank reserve requirements there in an effort to cut lending and slow the nation’s economy. Other worries included continuing concerns about the Greek economy after fourth quarter data showed that it shrank more than expected, while […]

February 12, 2010 More
Sports Direct International leads London markets higher

Sports Direct International leads London markets higher

European equities markets were mixed Thursday as London markets saw gains but major markets on the continent were lower on the session. The FTSE 100 added 0.57 percent to 5,161.48 in London, while the FTSE 250 was 0.7 percent higher to 9,127.85. Sporting goods retailer Sports Direct International (LSE: SPD) added 7.94 percent on the […]

February 11, 2010 More
St. James’s Place leads insurance sector gains

St. James’s Place leads insurance sector gains

Equities markets in Europe were higher Wednesday on hopes that a solution can be found for debt problems plaguing some European nations ahead of meeting of European Union policymakers, scheduled for Thursday. The FTSE 100 was up 0.39 percent to 5,131.99 in London, while the FTSE 250 added 0.49 percent to 9,064.32. The insurance sector […]

February 10, 2010 More
Lamprell adds 17 percent in London

Lamprell adds 17 percent in London

European equities markets were mostly higher Tuesday, but the pan-European FTSE Eurofirst 300, which lists the top 300 companies by market capitalization in Europe, was down 0.02 percent to 979.15 on the session. In London, the FTSE 100 was up 0.38 percent to 5,111.84 and the FTSE 250 added 0.11 percent to 9,020.01. The biggest […]

February 9, 2010 More
Legal & General leads declines among insurers

Legal & General leads declines among insurers

Most European equities markets were higher Monday after last week’s declines on concerns about the economies of several nations in the region. The FTSE 100 added 0.62 percent to 5,092.33 in London, but the FTSE 250 was down 0.28 percent to 9,010.37. Insurers were mixed, with Legal & General Group (LSE: LGEN) leading declines in […]

February 8, 2010 More
ICAP leads London lower, drops almost 20 percent

ICAP leads London lower, drops almost 20 percent

European equities markets were lower again Friday as banks and miners continued to decline and investors worried about the health of the economic recovery. The FTSE 100 was down 1.53 percent to 5,060.92 in London, while the FTSE 250 fell 2.04 percent to 9,035.91. Inter-dealer money brokers, banks which handle transactions between other banks, had […]

February 5, 2010 More
Yell Group gains nearly 18 percent amid declines in London

Yell Group gains nearly 18 percent amid declines in London

European equities markets were significantly lower Thursday on concerns that the budget deficits of Greece, Spain and Portugal could be out of control, while a rise in first-time unemployment claims in the US also hurt the days results. The pan-European FTSE Eurofirst 300 fell below 1,000 as it dropped 2.75 percent on the session to […]

February 4, 2010 More
Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey leads London markets

Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey leads London markets

Equities markets in Europe saw declines Wednesday. The FTSE 100 was 0.57 percent lower in London, while the FTSE 250 fell 0.66 percent to 9,417.81. Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) turned in the best performance of the day in London as it added 3.9 percent on the 250, followed by fellow homebuilder Redrow (LSE: RDW), […]

February 3, 2010 More
Eurasian Natural Resources leads 100 on higher metals prices

Eurasian Natural Resources leads 100 on higher metals prices

European equities markets were higher Tuesday. In London, the FTSE 100 was up 0.68 percent to 5,283.31 while the FTSE 250 gained 1.81 percent to 9,480.77. Miner Eurasian Natural Resources (LSE: ENRC) led gains on the 100 as it added 4.6 percent on the session as all miners were higher, including best-in-sector iron-ore miner Ferrexpo […]

February 2, 2010 More
Northumbrian Water leads London on possible bid

Northumbrian Water leads London on possible bid

European equities markets were higher Monday as banks and miners saw gains. The FTSE 100 added 1.14 percent to 5,247.41 in London, while the FTSE 250 gained 0.81 percent to 8,312.11. Northumbrian Water Group (LSE: NWG) had the best day in London, adding 11.76 percent and leading the 250 on a media report that the […]

February 1, 2010 More
Gem Diamonds leads gains in London

Gem Diamonds leads gains in London

Equities markets in Europe were higher Friday, ending the week on a positive note. The FTSE 100 added 0.83 percent to 5,188.52 in London, while the FTSE 250 was up 0.26 percent to 9,237.3. Gem Diamonds (LSE: GEMD) led the 250, a mixed mining sector, and all gainers in London as it added 5.86 percent, […]

January 29, 2010 More
Most miners down, but Ferrexpo manages gain

Most miners down, but Ferrexpo manages gain

Equities markets in Europe were lower Thursday. The FTSE 100 fell 1.37 percent to 5,145.74 in London, while the FTSE 250 dropped 0.34 percent to 9,213.78. Miners were the biggest decliners, with only two gains in the sector, led by iron-ore miner Ferrexpo (LSE: FXPO), which added 2.52 percent, while Xstrata (LSE: XTA) turned in […]

January 28, 2010 More