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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

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – A rally in China’s stock markets to seven year highs on Monday kept an index of Asian shares near its highest level since September, as weak Chinese trade data hardened expectations for more economic stimulus measures from Beijing. The Chinese markets’ bull run has been fuelled by speculative buying Read More

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares got off to a shaky start on Monday as recent rallies offered traders a profit-taking opportunity, while the dollar edged away from recent peaks in early trading. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> was down about 0.1 percent after touching its highest levels since Read More

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares shrugged off weak U.S. data overnight that raised concerns ahead of Friday’s key employment figures, and logged gains on Thursday as investors covered positions ahead of the Easter holidays. European bourses were expected to follow suit, with financial spreadbetters calling Britain’s FTSE 100 (.FTSE) to open flat Read More

By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) – Shares rose on Monday with Asian stocks buoyed by hopes for stimulus to boost China’s economy, but the euro slipped on renewed concern about Greece’s finances. In Europe, a rally in technology shares, tracking Friday’s surge in the U.S. tech sector, helped equities bounce back from losses last week, Read More

By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) – Shares rose on Monday with Asian stocks buoyed by hopes for stimulus to boost China’s economy, but the euro slipped on more concern about Greece’s finances. In Europe, a rally in technology shares, tracking Friday’s surge in the U.S. tech sector, helped equities bounce back from losses last week, Read More

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares started the week on a strong note on Monday after a weaker U.S. dollar helped fuel gains on Wall Street. The greenback remained under pressure in Asian trading, with the dollar index <.DXY> edging down about 0.1 percent to 97.828, moving away from recent 12-year highs and Read More

European equities were mixed on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve ‘s two-day policy meeting and the annual U.K. Budget statement. The U.K.’s benchmark FTSE 100 (FTSE International: .FTSE) ticked around 0.7 percent higher, while the French CAC (Euronext Paris: .FCHI), German DAX (^GDAXI) and FTSE MIB (FTSE International: .FTMIB) Read More