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European shares finished lower Tuesday, amid investor caution over a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting this week and the official start of the first-quarter earnings season. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) closed around 0.5 percent lower, with most major bourses and sectors trading in negative territory. Shares of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris: ALU-FR) surged Read More

European equities closed mixed on Monday, as investors paused for breath after stellar gains last week. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) finished slightly higher, with country and sector indexes flipping between positive and negative territory throughout the session. Mining stocks (STOXX:.SXPP) – with their heavy exposure to China – were the major underperformer, Read More

European markets seesawed on Thursday to close mixed as investors focused on U.S. economic data and positioned themselves ahead of the long Easter weekend. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) wobbled around the flatline in afternoon trading before provisionally closing 0.3 percent lower. London’sFTSE (FTSE International: .FTSE)closed around 0.1 percent higher, the French CAC Read More

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks and the dollar made solid starts to the second quarter on Wednesday as signs of a recovery in the euro zone and expectations of more good U.S. news cheered investors after their blowout last few months. Europe’s benchmark FTSEurofirst 300 (.FTEU3) recovered strongly after an early wobble Read More

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks crawled higher on Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data helped revive some risk appetite lost following air strikes on Houthi militants in Yemen, while the dollar rebounded. Crude oil prices were slightly lower on the dollar’s bounce after surging overnight on the escalating conflict in Yemen. The Read More

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks stalled on Wednesday following declines on Wall Street, while the dollar held on to modest gains after a rise in U.S. inflation. Spreadbetters forecast a slightly lower open for Britain’s FTSE <.FTSE>, Germany’s DAX <.GDAXI> and France’s CAC <.FCHI>. European shares ended the previous session at their Read More

European equities closed mixed on Friday, after fresh jobs data from the U.S. beat market expectations. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (FTSE International: .FTEU3) ended slightly higher on the day and posted its fifth weekly gain in a row, according to Thomson Reuters. European stocks pared gains after the U.S. employment report, following a similar trend Read More

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, taking their cues from Wall Street’s gains after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested the Fed would not rush into raising interest rates. Shares extended gains after a survey of Chinese factory activity eked out a rise to a four-month high in February, though Read More

By Atul Prakash LONDON (Reuters) – European equities extended recent gains on Monday, with Germany’s DAX hitting an all-time high as investor appetite for riskier assets improved after euro zone negotiators agreed to extend Greece’s financial rescue package. Britain’s FTSE 100 index (.FTSE) opened higher, but turned negative after index heavyweight HSBC (HSBA.L) reported a Read More

European stock markets closed mixed on Tuesday as fears over Greece’s debt problems continued to make investors nervous. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 index (^STOXX) ended flat, off session lows at 376.5. The Athens Stock Exchange closed down more than 2 percent with Bank of Piraeus (Athens Stock Exchange: TPEIR-GR), the National Bank of Greece Read More