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M&S suffers fresh blow as finance chief quits

LONDON, Sept 21 — Marks & Spencer Group Plc said today its chief financial officer, Humphrey Singer, was stepping down after little more than a year, a further setback as the retailer is demoted from Britain’s leading share index. Singer,…


World share index up 0.1 per cent, heading for first weekly loss in four

LONDON, Sept 20 — World shares rose today as stimulus measures by major central banks eased worries about growth, especially in Asian markets, while oil headed for its best week since January. China cut a key lending rate for the second straight…


FTSE 100 loses ground as exporters slip, Rolls-Royce tumbles

LONDON, Sept 20 — Britain’s top share index edged lower today as exporter stocks weakened on the back of gains in sterling driven by rising hopes of a Brexit deal, while Rolls-Royce tumbled after delays to repairs of its Trent 1000 engines. The…


Global shares inch higher after Fed cut, BOJ keeps powder dry

LONDON, Sept 19 — A positive start in Europe nudged the main world share indexes and bond yields higher today, after the US Federal Reserve’s second interest rate cut of the year while Japan and others kept their limited remaining powder dry….


Hong Kong on brink of recession as trade war, political protests escalate

HONG KONG, Aug 16 — Hong Kong is on the verge of its first recession in a decade as increasingly violent anti-government protests scare off tourists and bite into retail sales in one of the world’s most popular shopping destinations. The economy…


Asian stocks seen falling on 'hawkish' Fed outlook

SYDNEY, Aug 1 ― Asian shares were set to open significantly lower today as the US Federal Reserve poured cold water on market expectations of a lengthy easing cycle after delivering a 25-basis-point cut. Fed Chair Jerome Powell, speaking in a news…


Aussie stock market reaches all-time high

SYDNEY, July 30 — The Australian stock market hit a new record high today, with its benchmark share index climbing to 6,874 points this morning. The ASX200, Australia's blue chip share index, soared to levels not seen since it reached 6,851.5…


Oil majors drive gains on FTSE 100, FirstGroup climbs on mid-caps

LONDON, May 30 — Gains in heavyweight oil company shares helped London’s main index inch higher today even as some aversion to risky assets prevailed after Beijing dialled up the rhetoric against Washington in their protracted trade war. The…


Trade jitters drag UK shares, turbulence hits Ryanair

LONDON, May 21 ― Britain's main share index slipped again yesterday as worries over international trade increased on the back of US curbs on China's Huawei, while weak results from Ryanair triggered a sell-off in airlines across the board. The…


Oil majors keep FTSE 100 afloat, turbulence hits Ryanair

LONDON, May 20 — Britain’s main share index found support from oil majors today after a signal from Opec on sticking to production cuts, while weak results from Ryanair triggered a sell-off in airlines across the board. The FTSE 100 was slightly…