German stocks declined to a four-week low amid growing speculation the Federal Reserve will scale back monetary stimulus measures as soon as September and as two U.S. central bankers called for a reduction in bond purchases.
BlackRock Inc.’s Mark Lyttleton, who was picking winning stocks as an 8-year-old, became a U.K. poster boy for retail clients seeking hedge-fund style investments after posting positive returns in 2008 when markets crashed. Money poured in.
Earthport Plc, a processor of cross-border payments and e-commerce transactions, may be poised for a gain after the shares fell 19 percent since it agreed to serve American Express Co., according to two analysts who track the company.
U.K. stocks declined, following the second-biggest weekly increase this year for the benchmark index, as slower-than-forecast economic growth in China led to a selloff in the shares of mining companies.