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Kering, BASF drag down European shares, Ebola eyed LONDON: Shares in luxury goods group Kering and chemicals company BASF fell on Friday after business updates, while new worries about the Ebola virus weighed on European stock markets. Kering fell 4.6 percent, making it the worst-performing stock on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index after sales fell at its Gucci brand. Chemicals company BASF also declined by 3.3 percent after cutting its 2015 earnings forecast on weak demand in its European home markets. The declines in the two companies, coupled with new worries over Ebola, contributed to push down the FTSEurofirst 300 by 0.3 percent to 1,313.21 points going into the close of trading. The latest Ebola concerns arose after news that a New York City doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa had become the first person to test positive for the virus in the US financial hub.Joe Rundle, head of trading at ETX Capital, told Reuters Insider ...

Stress tests, Ebola cool stocks after best week of year LONDON: World stocks dipped on Friday, as European bank stress test results due at the weekend and New York City's first case of Ebola prompted investors to lock in profits after the best week for shares in well over a year.A doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America's largest city, raising fresh fears about its spread.Europe's main bourses in London, Frankfurt and ...
Emerging stocks heading for first gain in 7 weeks LONDON: Emerging stocks were on track to clock up their first weekly gains in seven weeks, though Russia bucked the trend with investors nervous ahead of a credit ratings decision that could see Moscow's debt cut to junk. MSCI's main emerging market index ticked 0.2 percent lower, following US futures and Asia where markets had been rattled by the news that a doctor returning to New York from Guinea had tested positive for Ebola. Nonetheless, ...
Monte Paschi's shares jump on ECB stress test talk MILAN: Shares in the Italian banks considered most at risk of failing euro zone health checks, including bailed out lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena , were sharply higher on Friday as investors bet on them faring better than expected.Monte Paschi's share price rose more than 10 percent, reversing losses in recent days triggered by fears that the world's oldest bank could fall short in the European Central Bank's stress tests, despite raising 5 ...
Russian assets slide ahead of S&P rating review MOSCOW: Russian assets slid on Friday before a ratings review by Standard and Poor's, which might downgrade Russia's debt to 'junk' status, and a weekend parliamentary election in Ukraine that could enflame East-West tensions. The rouble was badly hit. It has already been bruised by strong demand for dollars from Russian companies shut out of international capital markets by Western sanctions over Ukraine, and is down 22 percent since the start of the year, its ...
Britain's FTSE falls, still set for strongest week since August LONDON: Britain's top share index was set for its strongest week since August despite dropping on Friday, when airlines and hotel stocks were hit by news that a New York City doctor had tested positive for the Ebola virus. The FTSE 100 was 0.3 percent lower at 6,402.39 points by 1118 GMT. It was still up 1.5 percent for the week, extending a rebound from 15-month lows hit last week. Concern about global growth has ...
Weaker travel and leisure stocks push FTSE lower LONDON: Britain's top share index fell in morning trading on Friday, with airlines and hotel stocks hit by news that a New York City doctor had tested positive for the Ebola virus.The blue-chip FTSE 100 index briefly extended losses after data showed Britain's rapid economic recovery eased in the third quarter as services output growth slowed and manufacturing expanded at the weakest pace in 18 months.It was 0.3 percent lower at 6,400.59 points by 0839 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
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Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
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