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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 equities finished around 1 percent lower on average on Wednesday, down from multi-year highs, despite better-than-expected data from Germany. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (FTSE International: .FTSE) provisionally ended around 1 percent lowerm as European technology stocks slipped, mimicking a similar downturn on Wall Street. Notably, ARM (London Stock Exchange: ARM-GB), which makes chips for Read More

European equities mostly finished lower on Tuesday, as investors looked ahead to a two-day meeting by the U.S. Federal Reserve and reacted to fresh economic data. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) provisionally closed around 0.7 percent down. The French benchmark CAC (Euronext Paris: .FCHI) index finished provisionally 0.7 percent lower and the German Read More

European equities finished lower on Monday as the European Central Bank kicked off its bond-buying program and speculation continued that the better-than-expected U.S. jobs report would lead the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates soon. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 index (^STOXX) closed around 0.3 percent lower, with most major bourses and sectors in negative Read More

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares and the dollar eased on Wednesday as investors grew cautious before upcoming central bank meetings and U.S. jobs data, while India’s central bank surprised with its second inter-meeting rate cut this year. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> was down about 0.2 percent, while Read More

European equities closed lower on Tuesday as investors reacted to a slew of earnings news and economic data. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 (FTSE International: .FTSE) index closed provisionally down 0.6 percent. The German DAX (^GDAXI) and the French CAC (Euronext Paris: .FCHI) closed down unofficially 1.0 percent and 0.8 percent. Barclays (London Stock Exchange: BARC-GB)‘ Read More

TOKYO – Asian shares prices edged away from five-month highs on Thursday, while the dollar steadied after slipping on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s indication that the US central bank is in no hurry to hike interest rates. Financial spreadbetters expected a downbeat open in Europe, with Britain’s FTSE 100 .FTSE seen opening 12 to Read More