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News Tag: London equities

September 24, 2010

ARM Holdings higher on possible bid from Oracle

by Elaine Frei
ARM Holdings higher on possible bid from Oracle
European equities markets were higher Friday, helped by an increase in business sentiment in Germany and durable goods orders in the US which came out better in August than had been expected. While the orders for goods expected to last three years or more were down 1.3 percent overall, according to the Commerce Department, orders for nondefense capital goods, excluding ...



September 23, 2010

Amec, Petrofac, BG Group lead 100 higher

by Elaine Frei
Amec, Petrofac, BG Group lead 100 higher
European equities markets were lower Thursday on new concerns about debt issue for some governments in the region. The FTSE 100 was 0.09 percent lower to 5,547.08 in London, while the FTSE 250 dropped 0.21 percent to 10,426.02. The energy sector was in focus as companies related to the oil and gas industry were the top three gainers on the 100, with ...



September 22, 2010

Antofagasta leads miners higher as London markets decline

by Elaine Frei
Antofagasta leads miners higher as London markets decline
European equities markets were lower Wednesday on concerns that central banks will have to extend more stimulus measures in order to promote recovery from the recession after the US Federal Reserve yesterday said that it stands ready to act if necessary and on today’s release of the minutes of the latest meeting of the Bank of England’s monetary policy ...



September 21, 2010

Wellstream Holdings adds 29 percent on approaches

by Elaine Frei
Wellstream Holdings adds 29 percent on approaches
European equities markets were mostly lower Tuesday as investors hesitated to make moves ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates, due later in the day, and after Deutsche Bank (FWB: DBK) warned on 3rd-quarter losses while Finland-based phone manufacture Nokia (OMX: NOK1V) denied reports that it will delay shipment of its newest smartphone. All of this overshadowed the ...



September 17, 2010

Barclays Bank leads London sector lower

by Elaine Frei
Barclays bank leads London sector lower
European equities markets were lower Friday on concerns that Irish banks could need help from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, despite denials from both government sources and the IMF, and also after US consumer confidence dropped this month from last in a preliminary survey. The FTSE 100 was down 0.57 percent to 5,508.45 in London, while the FTSE 250 ...



September 16, 2010

Robert Wiseman Dairies drops 29 percent on profits warning

by Elaine Frei
Robert Wiseman Dairies drops 29 percent on profits warning
European equities markets were lower after retail sales declined unexpectedly in the UK, dropping 0.5 percent in August from July, against an anticipated gain of 0.3 percent. The FTSE 100 was down 0.28 percent to 5,540.14 in London, while the FTSE 250 dropped 0.5 percent to 10,442.12. The biggest decliner by far was Robert Wiseman Dairies (LSE: RWD), which dropped ...



September 15, 2010

Next is best perfomer in retail sector, leads 100 higher

by Elaine Frei
Next is best performer in retail sector, leads 100 higher
European equities markets were lower Wednesday after unemployment claims in the UK unexpectedly rose in August for the first time in seven months, according to the Office of National Statistics, and on a report from the US that manufacturing activity expanded more slowly than had been anticipated in the New York region. The FTSE 100 was down 0.21 ...



September 14, 2010

Essar Energy leads gains on 100

by Elaine Frei
Essar Energy leads gains on 100
European equities markets were mostly higher Tuesday, but not much higher in most cases as the ZEW Center for European Economic Research reported that German investor confidence fell more than expected this month to a 19-month low. The FTSE 100 was up just 0.03 percent to 5,567.41 in London, while the FTSE 250 was down 0.34 percent to 10,472.44 after the Office ...



September 13, 2010

Lloyds leads London bankers higher after Basel Committee decision

by Elaine Frei
Lloyds leads London bankers higher after Basel Committee decision
European equities markets were higher Monday on the news that the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has agreed on rules stipulating the amount of equity that banks must hold in reserve in order to avoid another financial crisis, and on gains in industrial output in China. The Chinese statistics bureau announced over the weekend that industrial production in China ...



September 10, 2010

JD Wetherspoon leads pubs operators lower

by Elaine Frei
JD Wetherspoon leads pubs operators lower
European equities markets were mixed Friday as markets in London and Paris saw gains but Frankfurt and Madrid markets as well as the pan-European Eurofirst 300 declined. The FTSE 100 was 0.14 percent higher to 5,501.64 in London, while the FTSE 250 was up 0.74 percent to 10,401.78. Pubs operators were lower after JD Wetherspoon (LSE: JDW) said that the biggest issue in ...



September 9, 2010

Royal Bank of Scotland leads London banks higher

by Elaine Frei
Royal Bank of Scotland leads London banks higher
European equities markets were higher Thursday after the US Labor Department reported that new jobless claims were lower in the United States last week, adding confidence that the economy will recover from the recent recession. The FTSE 100 was up 1.19 percent to 5,494.16 in London, while the FTSE 250 added 1.07 percent to 10,325.7 after the Bank of England ...



BP gains after it issues report sharing blame for leak

by Elaine Frei
BP gains after it issues report sharing blame for leak
European equities markets were higher Wednesday on improved sentiment after good demand during a government bond auction in Portugal, calming recent renewed worries about debt problems in the region. The FTSE 100 added 0.41 percent to 5,429.74 in London, while the FTSE 250 was up 0.35 percent to 10,216.71. BP (LSE: BP) added 1.32 percent after it issued a ...



September 7, 2010

Barclays leads London banks lower as European banks decline

by Elaine Frei
Barclays leads London banks lower as European banks decline
European equities markets were lower on Tuesday as concerns returned that the debt crisis in some nations in the region could hurt economic recovery around the world. Banks all over the region declined on analyst comment that a default by even one nation could destroy trust in all banks. London banks were lower, led by a 2.57 percent decline for ...



September 3, 2010

Soco International drops most in energy sector

by Elaine Frei
Soco International drops most in energy sector
European equities markets were up Friday on employment news from the United States, although that data was mixed, showing that private employers added 67,000 jobs in August, more than expected, but that the US economy overall lost 54,000 jobs for a second consecutive monthly decline and the unemployment rate was up to 9.6 percent. The FTSE 100 was up 1.06 percent ...



September 2, 2010

Go-Ahead Group leads travel, leisure sector higher in London

by Elaine Frei
Go-Ahead Group leads travel, leisure sector higher in London
European equities markets were mixed Thursday after the European Central Bank held Eurozone interest rates at 1 percent and issued a higher growth outlook for the region, while Sweden’s central bank hiked rates there to 0.75 percent from 0.5 percent, the second consecutive increase from Riksbank. Better economic news from the US helped gains in some markets as the ...



August 31, 2010

ARM Holdings gains on takeover rumors

by Elaine Frei
ARM Holdings gains on takeover rumors
European equities markets were mixed Tuesday, with markets in London, Paris and Frankfurt seeing gains on new data from the United States showing that consumer confidence was up in the US in august, while prices for single-family homes added more than expected in June. The FTSE 100 was up 0.45 percent to 5,225.22 in London, while the FTSE 250 added 0.46 percent ...



August 27, 2010

Cable & Wireless Worldwide leads telecoms higher in London

by Elaine Frei
Cable & Wireless Worldwide leads telecoms higher in London
European equities markets made gains Friday after the US Commerce Department reported that the US economy grew by 1.6 percent in the second quarter, a little more than expected, and on comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Bernanke said in his opening remarks to a symposium of central bankers from around the world being held at Jackson Hole ...



August 26, 2010

Developer SEGRO declines on industrial vacancies

by Elaine Frei
Developer SEGRO declines on industrial vacancies
European equities markets were up Thursday as investors were cheered by a US Labor Department report showing that there were 31,000 fewer first-time filings for unemployment benefits in the US last week, the first decline in a month as 473,000 people claimed jobless benefits for the first time. The FTSE 100 was up 0.91 percent to 5,155.84 in London, while the FTSE ...



August 25, 2010

BP down on new US deepwater drilling regulations

by Elaine Frei
BP down on new US deepwater drilling regualtions
European equities markets were lower again Wednesday on more bad economic news from the United States as new home sales dropped to the lowest on record in July, while durable goods orders rose there last month, but by much less than had been forecast. After the National Association of Realtors reported yesterday that existing home sales were down 27.2 percent ...



August 24, 2010

Wolseley drops 5 percent on FTSE 100

by Elaine Frei
Wolseley drops 5 percent on FTSE 100
European equities markets were lower Tuesday after a report from the National Association of Realtors which showed that existing home sales in the US fell 27 percent in July, double the expected decline, casting doubts on the state of the economic recovery. The FTSE 100 was 1.51 percent lower to 5,155.95 in London, while the FTSE 250 was down 1.27 percent ...



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