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  • European shares closed lower on Wednesday on worries about slowing growth and rumors of a credit downgrade for Germany curbing investor sentiment.

  • European shares closed off their session lows on Tuesday, as U.S. earnings season kicked into high gear following a slew of upbeat earnings reports from heavyweights Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola, and Johnson & Johnson. U.S. shares were boosted by the news and the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 Index closed provisionally down.

  • European shares closed lower on Monday, after news of an unexpected slowdown in China sparked a commodities sell-off.

  • European shares closed down on Friday after the release of retail sales data in the U.S. which showed a fall in March consumer spending.

  • European shares closed higher on Thursday after better-than-expected initial jobless claims data from the U.S. The numbers are important as a key metric for Fed policy makers, who have said they could taper off asset purchases once the labor market improves.

  • European shares extended gains to close sharply higher on Wednesday, with investor sentiment boosted by U.S. stocks reaching record highs and a successful Italian bond auction.

  • European shares closed mixed on Tuesday, with upward momentum coming from the basic resources sector as benign Chinese inflation data raised hopes of further monetary easing by Beijing.

  • European shares closed off their highs on Monday but remained in positive territory, shrugging off poor investor sentiment data for the euro zone.

  • European shares closed lower on Friday after U.S. jobs data came in well below expectations, raising concerns that the recovery in the world's largest economy is weakening.

  • European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday after comments made by the Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), curbed investor sentiment.

  • European shares closed lower on Wednesday, shadowing losses on U.S. bourses after disappointing American data.

  • European shares closed higher on Tuesday, led by the telecoms sector, which was boosted by new reports that Vodafone, the world's second largest mobile operator, could be bought.

  • European shares closed higher on Thursday after Cypriot banks re-opened after an almost two-week closure.

  • European shares closed lower on Wednesday as investors grow increasingly worried over the political stalemate in Italy, adding to concerns about Cyprus, which is poised to impose capital controls on its banks.

  • European shares closed in positive territory Tuesday, lifted by data showing continued gradual improvement in the U.S. economy, but worries over Cyprus kept a lid on gains.

  • European shares finished lower Monday, after comments from the head of the Eurogroup who said a Cyprus bailout deal could be a new template for resolving euro zone banking problems.

  • European shares ended mixed in choppy trading Friday as Cyprus scrambled to avoid a meltdown of its banking system and a possible exit from the euro.

  • European shares closed lower on Thursday amid a selloff spurred by concerns over a banking collapse in Cyprus.

  • European shares pared their earlier gains to close narrowly mixed Wednesday as investors watched to see if Russia will extend or increase its loan agreement for struggling Cyprus.

  • European shares closed lower on Tuesday as markets await the outcome of a critical vote in Cyprus to tax bank deposits.