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FTSE falls for 4th day; Sports Direct weighs, Scotland vote looms LONDON: Britain's top share index fell for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, with Sports Direct shedding part of recent sharp gains after a trading update, leading declines on a market gripped by unease as Scotland's independence vote nears.Chip designer ARM Holdings also fell, reacting to a late sell-off in Apple shares following a product launch.The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.4 percent at 6,804.88 points by 0804 GMT, extending losses to a fourth straight session. The index is up 1 percent so far this year, against a jump of 14 percent in 2013.Analysts said jitters about next week's referendum on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom, which recent polls suggest is now too close to call, continued to dampen investor sentiment.Britain's biggest sporting goods retailer Sports Direct fell 3.3 percent, the top decliner on the FTSE 100, after posting a 12 percent rise in first quarter sales ...

FTSE up as Kingfisher gains, some say Scotland concerns overdone LONDON: Britain's top share index edged up on Wednesday, led by gains in home improvements retailer Kingfisher and housebuilder Barratt Developments as some traders bet Scots were more likely to reject independence than polls suggested.The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.2 percent, or 14.56 points, at 6,843.56 points by the middle of the trading day.Kingfisher rose 2.7 percent as investors welcomed the company's appointment of Veronique Laury, the boss of its French unit Castorama, ...
European shares erase rally; Santander falls PARIS: European stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, erasing what was left of the gains spurred by the European Central Bank's rate cut and additional measures unveiled last week to support the region's economy.Investors were concerned about a rise in polls for the "Yes" camp ahead of next week's vote on Scottish independence, while rising U.S. bond yields also weighed, lifted by increased expectations that the Federal Reserve will take a more ...
Russian stocks open down ahead of EU sanctions meeting MOSCOW: Russian stock indexes fell on opening on Wednesday, tracking global markets which have fallen on fears of the US Federal Reserve tightening monetary policy, and ahead of a European Union meeting to discuss new sanctions against Russia. At 0610 GMT, the dollar-denominated RTS index was down 0.6 percent to 1,240 points, while the rouble-based MICEX was 0.5 percent lower at 1,461 points. The European Union formally approved new sanctions against Russia on Monday, to ...
European stocks drop at open LONDON: Europe's main stock markets fell at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.10 percent to 6,821.97 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 0.39 percent to 9,672.45 points and the CAC 40 in Paris dropped 0.22 percent to stand at 4,442.69 compared with Tuesday's close.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
London Stock Exchange sees encouraging IPO pipeline LONDON: London Stock Exchange Group said on Wednesday it sees an encouraging pipeline of companies seeking to raise capital on its markets. In a trading update the bourse said that revenues from trading of stocks and bonds were higher year-on-year in August and that its FTSE index business and LCH.Clearnet, the clearing house in which it has a majority stake, performed well last month. The statement covers a shorter period than usual because the exchange ...
European stocks slump, pound under pressure ahead of Scottish vote LONDON: European stock markets slumped on Tuesday as investors took profits while the sterling remained cowed over the uncertainty posed by Scotland's independence referendum.London's FTSE 100 index of top companies closed down 0.08 percent to 6,829 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 was down 0.49 percent to 9,710.70 points, and in Paris the CAC 40 slipped 0.50 percent to 4,452.37 points.The British pound sank to a 10-month low of $1.6065 in Asian trading hours. In later European deals, ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,156.85 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,562.19 0.21
Arrow S&P 2,001.57 0.13
Arrow FTSE 6,780.90 0.17
Arrow DAX 9,661.50 0.30
Arrow CAC-40 4,431.41 0.50
Arrow Nikkei 15,888.67 0.14
Arrow H.Seng 24,376.41 1.00
Arrow Sensex 26,631.29 0.52

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