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Monday 21st of December 2009

News Tag: Asia-Pacific markets

December 21, 2009

Cairn Energy leads 100 on new Greenland exploration

by Elaine Frei
Cairn Energy leads 100 on new Greenland exploration
European equities markets were higher Monday as the energy sector saw gains after oil prices rose in the wake of cold winter weather in both Europe and the United States. The FTSE 100 added 1.87 percent to 5,293.99 in London, while the FTSE 250 was 1.12 percent higher to 9,099.84. The energy sector led both the 100 and the 250 as ...



December 18, 2009

Aggreko adds nearly 8 percent to lead London markets

by Elaine Frei
Aggreko adds nearly 8 percent to lead London markets
European and Asia-Pacific region markets were lower Friday as banks declined on concerns about how more stringent banking regulations will affect banks’ profitability and how soon the banks will have to comply with new regulations. In London, the FTSE 100 was down 0.4 percent to 5,196.81 while the FTSE 250 dropped 0.64 percent to 8,999.08. The biggest gainer in London ...



December 17, 2009

Lloyds leads banks lower on regulation concerns

by Elaine Frei
Lloyds leads banks lower on regulation concerns
European equities markets declined on the session Thursday, with banks as the biggest losers in London, Paris and Frankfurt. The FTSE 100 was 1.93 percent lower to 5,217.61 in London, while the FTSE 250 was down 0.92 percent to 9,057.4. Banks declined in London on investors’ fears that proposed new banking regulations will force banks to keep more profits or raise more ...



December 16, 2009

Redrow, other homebuilders higher on broker upgrade

by Elaine Frei
Redrow, other homebuilders higher on broker upgrade
European equities markets saw gains on Wednesday. In London, the FTSE 100 added 0.65 percent to 5,320.26 while the FTSE 250 gained 1.27 percent to 9,141.35, helped higher by a decline in UK jobless claims. Homebuilders were mostly higher after Citigroup raised its recommendation on Redrow (LSE: RDW), Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) and Barratt Developments (LSE: BDEV) to “buy”, saying that share ...



December 15, 2009

Northumbrian Water Group, other water utilities gain in London

by Elaine Frei
Northumbrian Water Group, other water utilities gain in London
European equities markets were mixed Tuesday as banks generally declined as analysts worried that the Greek government has not yet announced strategies for fixing that nation’s financial troubles. While the main indices in Frankfurt, Paris, and Madrid all saw small gains on the session, London’s markets were lower was were the main indices in nations such as Sweden, Finland, ...



December 14, 2009

London Stock Exchange adds 10 percent on session

by Elaine Frei
London Stock Exchange adds 10 percent on session
European equities markets were higher Monday on the news that Dubai has received $10 billion in help from Abu Dhabi. The FTSE 100 was up 1.02 percent to 5,315.34 in London, while the FTSE 250 added 0.41 percent to 9,037.77. The London Stock Exchange (LSE: LSE) also benefited from the news from Dubai, adding 9.94 percent for the best performance on ...



June 17, 2008

European markets see gains

by Elaine Frei
European markets see gains
Europe’s markets were higher Tuesday, with the FTSE Eurofirst 300 adding 0.55 percent to 1,269.86 while the IBEX was up 0.46 percent to 12,885.1, the CAC-40 was 0.61 percent higher to 4,686.33 and the Dax gained 0.98 percent to 9,796.16. In London, the FTSE 100 added 1.16 percent to 5,861.9 and the FTSE 250 gained 0.92 percent to 9,723.9. Equities markets in the Asia-Pacific region ...