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Weakness in miners drags on Britain's FTSE

* FTSE 100 drops 0.2 percent * Anglo leads miners lower as industrial unrest resurfaces * Index holds above 6,300, indicating underlying strength By Alistair Smout LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index fell on Monday, with the mining sector hit by low commodity prices and a resurgence in industrial unrest. However, the index remained above the key support level of 6,300, keeping it around five-year highs.

Britain's FTSE 100 slips, struggles after recent 5-year highs

* FTSE 100 down 0.2 points * U.S. equity market closed for holidays * Anglo American dips as banks revise down estimates * Recent M&A pickup helps support some stocks By David Brett LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Britain's top shares edged lower on Monday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index struggling to break through fresh five-year highs as investors temper their long-term bullishness with some short-term caution.

China data lifts UK shares but FTSE logs first weekly loss of 2013

* FTSE 100 rises 0.6 percent * Banks and miners gain following China trade data * 6,300 seen as a key resistance level * FTSE set to gain following consolidation By Alistair Smout LONDON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 rebounded on Friday, boosted by banks and miners after forecast-beating Chinese trade data reinforced hopes the global economy is growing.

China data fuels cyclical rebound on Britain's FTSE

* FTSE 100 rises 0.5 percent * Banks and miners lead rise as economic optimism increases * FTSE still set for first weekly fall this year * Vodafone, Aggreko benefit from bank upgrades By Alistair Smout LONDON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 rebounded on Friday, led up by banks and miners after forecast-beating Chinese trade data reinforced hopes the global economy is growing.

Britain's FTSE rebounds thanks to strong China data

* FTSE 100 up 0.7 pct, recovering after recent falls * Chinese data boosts sentiment * Implied FTSE volatility retreats from 1-month high By Toni Vorobyova LONDON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 rebounded on Friday, bolstered by heavyweight miners and energy stocks after forecast-beating Chinese trade data fanned confidence in the global economic recovery. China's exports and imports surged more than expected in January, pointing both to stronger domestic demand and to a recovery in the world economy as a whole.

Britain's FTSE 100 retreats, European concerns weigh

* FTSE 100 down 0.7 pct * Strong year-to-date rally fans company rating downgrades * Randgold rallies after dividend hike By Toni Vorobyova LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index edged lower on Monday as growing political uncertainty in continental Europe and a string of analyst downgrades prompted investors to take profits on a strong new year rally.

Vodafone fall pushes UK's FTSE 100 off latest peaks

* Vodafone takes most points off FTSE after Citi downgrade * FTSE 100 retreats from best peaks since May 2008 * Traders divided over whether or not to "buy on dip" By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Britain's benchmark share index edged lower on Monday, with a fall in heavyweight telecoms group Vodafone pushing it back from a rally that had taken the market to its highest level in more than four years.

Britain's FTSE starts Feb with biggest daily gain in a month

* FTSE 100 index closes 1.1 percent higher * Strong non-farm revisions help to extend gains * BT top riser after broadband fuels profits * Technical picture rosy for continued gains By Alistair Smout LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Britain's blue-chip index rebounded on Friday from sharp falls in the previous session, with good earnings and an optimistic global economic outlook pushing the market back towards four-and-a-half year highs.

Britain's FTSE edges up as investors await GDP figures

* FTSE 100 gains 0.1 percent * IAG and Polymetal lead gainers after upgrade * Investors unwilling to bet on the broad index ahead of GDP * Low volatility suggests underlying confidence in market By Alistair Smout LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - British blue-chips gained in early trade on Friday, as individual company newsflow outweighed investor caution ahead of UK GDP figures and helped the market push on to new multi-year highs.

Britain's FTSE higher as mining stocks, Vodafone gain

* FTSE 100 up 0.1 percent, claws back above 6,200 level * Miners rise after upbeat China factory data * Vodafone bolstered by broker comment * ARM Holdings falls as Apple results disappoint By Jon Hopkins LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index edged higher on Thursday as strength in mining stocks following upbeat data from China and gains by Vodafone L> offset disappointment at results from U.S. tech giant Apple.
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