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FTSE trades near record highs

Britain’s top share index edged towards record highs on Friday.

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HK shares post fifth weekly gain

Hong Kong stocks had a fifth straight weekly gain, thanks to hopes of further money inflows.

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European shares hit by declines in SKF and Syngenta

A pullback in bearings maker SKF and crop chemicals group Syngenta weighed on European equities on Friday.

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BG-Shell tie-up boosts UK stocks
April 8 2015 at 10:50

A proposed $70bn takeover of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell lifted top UK shares on Wednesday.

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European stocks rise as energy shares rally
April 8 2015 at 10:32

The first oil super-merger in a decade buoyed European shares in early trading on Wednesday.

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Rand gains versus dollar
April 8 2015 at 08:58

South Africa's rand strengthened against the dollar early on Wednesday, helped by investors' appetite for riskier assets.

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Oil dips as traders await US inventories
April 8 2015 at 06:17

Oil prices fell in Asia on Wednesday on profit-taking after the previous day's sharp gains.

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Coal prices drop
April 8 2015 at 05:51

Australian physical coal prices have fallen to levels not seen since before the 2008/2009 financial crisis.

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Japan shares flirt with 15-year high
April 8 2015 at 05:51

Japanese shares probed 15-year peaks on Wednesday as Asian stocks benefited from speculation of more stimulus from China and Japan.

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Wall Street ends lower
April 8 2015 at 05:51

American stocks ended slightly lower on Tuesday, reversing course late in the session as strength in the dollar offset optimism about deal news.

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Emerging markets held in check
April 7 2015 at 12:12

Emerging market stocks paused on Tuesday as the dollar resumed its climb, shrugging off disappointing jobs data in the US.

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Gold supply boom is ending
April 7 2015 at 11:16

The biggest gold bust in three decades is about to end a six-year expansion in mine output.

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FTSE advances as mining firms rise
April 7 2015 at 10:51

Britain's top share index gained ground on Tuesday, led by major mining stocks.

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