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  • *Germany sells five-year bonds at record low yield. LONDON, Feb 3- A rise in oil prices on Wednesday failed to lift European stocks, which instead sagged on weak earnings, prompting investors to seek safety in the Japanese yen, gold and low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel and global benchmark Brent rose 52 cents to $33.24 after Russia...

  • *Germany sells five-year bonds at record low yield. LONDON, Feb 3- A rise in oil prices on Wednesday failed to lift European stocks, which instead sagged on weak earnings, prompting investors to seek safety in the Japanese yen, gold and low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel and global benchmark Brent rose 52 cents to $33.24 after Russia...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- Glimmers of recovery in oil prices on Wednesday lifted European stock markets off their lows and dimmed the allure of the Japanese yen, gold and ultra-low-risk government debt. U.S. crude moved back above $30 a barrel after a third consecutive day of oil price losses in Asia had weighed on regional stock markets. Global benchmark, Brent, was last 44...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- European shares fell on Wednesday, as weak earnings from some leading companies weighed on markets, although Syngenta surged after ChemChina agreed on a $43 billion bid for the Swiss seeds and pesticides group. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index fell 0.8 percent, Britain's FTSE 100 declined 0.5 percent while Germany's DAX fell 1 percent.

  • *Nikkei down 3.2 pct, Hong Kong 2.7 pct. The MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 2.1 percentled by a 2.7 percent fall in Hong Kong shares. The selloff is likely to extend into the European session, with spread-betters expecting Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 lose as much as 1.1 percent each and Britain's FTSE 0.9 percent.

  • Strong company earnings, oil recovery send stocks higher Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 12:13 AM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 inched down 0.2 percent to 4,276.23 and Germany's DAX was down 0.7 percent at 9,513.72 in early trading. Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.4 percent to 5,899.64. Two days of sharply weaker oil prices have refocused share markets on the potential problems flowing from the bear market in oil, "said Ric Spooner, chief analyst at CMC Markets...

  • Oil struggled to steady, having fallen as much as 7 percent on Monday, and the glum macro mood sweeping back though markets saw European shares follow Asia deep into the red. Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 were down 1.4-1.7 percent as BP's biggest loss in 20 years and plans to cut thousands more jobs dovetailed with rating cuts by S&P for...

  • KEEPING SCORE: Europe started lower, with Britain's FTSE 100 down 1.2 percent to 5,985.97. Germany's DAX fell 1 percent to 9,656.78 while France's CAC 40 slipped 1.4 percent to 4,331.20. Benchmark U.S. oil was down 56 cents to $31.06 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Europe stocks lower as weak China data weighs Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 1:00 AM ET

    Japanese stocks, however, extended gains following the Bank of Japan's decision last week to introduce a negative interest rate policy to boost lending and spur growth. KEEPING SCORE: Europe got off to a weak start with Britain's FTSE 100 down 0.4 percent to 6,059.68. THE QUOTE: "There are precious few indicators that point to a recovery within China and this...

  • European stocks bounce on BOJ rate decision Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 5:18 AM ET
    European stocks bounce on BOJ rate decision

    CNBC's Nancy Hulgrave reports European markets are in rally mode with the financial sector leading the way.

  • US stocks rise as oil prices jump again; tech climbs Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks rose Thursday as the price of oil climbed for the third day in a row on hopes that major oil exporters would cut production. Sports apparel maker Under Armour also surged. Energy prices and companies rose after the Kremlin said it is discussing the state of the oil markets with Saudi Arabia and OPEC.

  • European markets choppy in early trading Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 5:18 AM ET
    European markets choppy in early trading

    CNBC's Nancy Hulgrave reports it's a big earnings day in European markets as shares of Deutsche Bank are hurt by weak trading.

  • *Europe markets expected to open lower. SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Jan 28- Asian shares rose slightly in choppy trade on Thursday as investors attempted to interpret the U.S. Europe looks set for a negative open, with financial spreadbetters expecting Britain's FTSE 100 Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to start the day about 0.7 percent lower.

  • LONDON— Concerns over the state of the global economic recovery following some cautious comments from the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 1 percent at 5,935 while Germany's DAX fell 1.6 percent to 9,724. The CAC-40 in France was 1.2 percent lower at 4,329. U.S. stocks were set for an uninspiring open following...

  • Stock market skids after cautious comments from the Fed Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 10:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks sank Wednesday after the Federal Reserve gave a cautious assessment of the global economy and said growth in the U.S. has slowed down. The statement from the Fed smothered a small rally in stocks earlier in the day. In addition to lowering its view of the U.S. economy, the Fed didn't say if it will respond to those and other concerns by slowing down its...

  • *Morgan Stanley on UK bear markets: http://reut.rs/1PAPXHU. LONDON, Jan 27- Good news for investors rattled by the "bear market" in many stock indices is that the selling may only last a few months-- the bad news is that another big lurch lower is likely and that previous peaks will not be revisited for years. Worries over China, collapsing oil prices and rising U.S....

  • *European Commission and Italy reach deal on bad bank loans. MILAN/ LONDON, Jan 27- Italian bond yields hit three-week lows and shares in bank Monte dei Paschi soared on Wednesday, as an accord between Italy and the European Commission to help banks sell some of their 200 billion euros of bad loans eased fears about the sector. But the European Commission and Italy...

  • Europe markets lower ahead of Fed Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 5:19 AM ET
    Europe markets lower ahead of Fed

    CNBC's Nancy Hulgrave reports on the latest trading action in Europe, as markets pick up selling momentum.

  • *China stocks losses deepen after Tuesday's 6 pct rout. HONG KONG, Jan 27- Asian stocks held near the day's lows on Wednesday as a relapse in oil prices and fresh drops in Chinese stocks made sentiment even more fragile before a U.S. Spreadbetters are expecting Britain's FTSE and France's CAC 40 to to open flat to slightly higher and Germany's DAX to open broadly...

  • China weighs on global markets ahead of Fed statement Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 1:09 AM ET

    LONDON— Another big reverse on China's main stock index weighed on markets around the world Wednesday ahead of the latest policy statement from the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC-40 was down 0.6 percent at 4,333 while Germany's DAX fell 0.6 percent to 9,762. Britain's FTSE 100 was 0.4 percent lower at 5,889. Wall Street look set for a down-opening...