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  • European stock markets drop as oil price slides Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 3:11 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 20- European stocks dropped on Wednesday as a relentless slide in oil prices hit world markets. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 1.9 percent, Germany's DAX slid 2.3 percent while France's CAC retreated by 2.2 percent. Oil prices lost yet more ground, with U.S. crude dropping towards $27 a barrel, after the International Energy Agency, which advises...

  • *Asia shares skid over 2 pct; Hong Kong hardest hit. SYDNEY/ HONG KONG, Jan 20- Asian stock markets slumped to fresh four-year lows on Wednesday as a relentless slide in oil prices snuffed out an attempted rally on Wall Street and dealt a further blow to global investors' appetite for riskier assets. European stocks were expected to fall sharply at the open on...

  • *Hong Kong dollar touches 4- year low. TOKYO, Jan 19- Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday as Shanghai stocks surged after data pointing to slower Chinese economic growth fanned stimulus hopes. Spreadbetters expected Europe to follow Asia's lead and forecast a higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC.

  • *European stocks down, follow Asia lower. LONDON, Jan 18- European shares fell on Monday, following Asia lower and led by banks after the European Central Bank said it would quiz euro zone lenders about high levels of bad loans, while oil prices tumbled on the prospect of more supply from Iran. The burden of such loans, particularly in Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy, is...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Europe struggles to lift global gloom Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 7:55 AM ET

    *European stocks up, Asia& Gulf down. *Iran sanction lift hits oil. Britain's FTSE 100 and France's CAC 40 were flat, while Germany's DAX was down 0.2 percent.

  • European markets trading flat Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 7:16 AM ET
    European markets trading flat

    CNBC's Louisa Bojesen has the update on Monday's trading action in Europe as the FTSE 100 nears a 3-year low.

  • European stocks move into the green Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 6:06 AM ET
    European stocks move into the green

    CNBC's Louisa Bojesen reports European markets are trading higher after a slow start to the day.

  • With U.S. markets closed for the Martin Luther King Day holiday, any hope equity bulls have for a fight back from the worst start to a year ever rest with Europe, where the main indices have lost as much as 10 percent in just two weeks. In early trading on Monday the FTSEuroFirst 300 index of leading shares was up 0.7 percent, Germany's DAX was up 0.6 percent, France's CAC...

  • European shares rebound as Ericsson and LVMH rise Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 3:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 18- European shares rebounded on Monday from their lowest level in more than a year, helped partly by gains at mobile telecoms gear marker Ericsson and luxury goods group LVMH. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had fallen 2.8 percent on Friday to its lowest level since mid-December 2014, rose 0.6 percent. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro...

  • European markets: Miners leads stocks lower Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 5:07 AM ET
    European markets: Miners leads stocks lower

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick has the update on European markets as oil slips below $30.

  • *China shares fall after loan, M2 data miss expectations. European markets were also set for indecisive trading, with financial spreadbetters' predictions ranging from gains of as much as 0.3 percent to losses of 0.2 percent at the open for Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40.. The collapse in oil prices has spooked financial markets as...

  • Positive case for EU equities: Pro Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 5:35 AM ET
    Positive case for EU equities: Pro

    Paras Anand, Fidelity Worldwide Investment, shares his outlook on European stocks and weighs in on how falling oil prices are impacting consumers.

  • Overnight yuan rates in Hong Kong hit 66.8 pct. *UK retailers lift European stocks. LONDON, Jan 12- Stocks rose in Europe on Tuesday, lifted by a recovery in oil prices, but after a slump in crude to a fresh 12- year low and a dramatic surge in offshore Chinese yuan deposit rates had earlier rattled investors.

  • Earlier, the People's Bank of China forced up overnight deposit rates in Hong Kong to 66.8 percent to ease the heavy downward pressure on the yuan, analysts said, an indication of the drastic measures required to cool Chinese market volatility. As oil slid closer to falling below $30 a barrel for the first time in 12 years, deflation-wary investors in Asia shunned...

  • HONG KONG Jan 12- Asian stocks held near four-year lows and crude oil prices approached a 20 percent drop in less than two weeks, as investors remained wary of China's volatile financial markets. European markets are set to open flat to slightly higher, with Britain's FTSE 100 to open 0.5 percent up, Germany's DAX to gain 0.8 percent, and France's CAC 40 to rise 0.7...

  • European shares slip as worries over China linger Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 3:19 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 11- European shares inched down towards their lowest level in more than three months on Monday as doubts grew about Beijing's ability to manage the world's second-biggest economy. Britain's FTSE 100 declined 0.4 percent while Germany's DAX weakened by 0.3 percent. China let its yuan currency strengthen for a second straight session on Monday, in a...

  • *China baffles by guiding yuan higher, shares fall 3 pct. SYDNEY, Jan 11- Asian shares sank to their lowest in over four years on Monday as doubts mounted about Beijing's ability to manage the world's second-biggest economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slid 1.8 percent to its lowest since late 2011. China's main indexes slumped...

  • *China shares rise strongly after circuit breaker drop. *Oil prices also recover on China moves. After a 10 percent- plus drop in Chinese equities, an equally dramatic slump in oil and major volatility in other markets, a 2 percent rise by Chinese shares helped Asia end higher for the first time in 2016. Europe followed suit, with the FTSE, DAX and CAC40 up 0.5 to 0.7...

  • Europe markets tumble, DAX drops over 3 percent Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 6:12 AM ET
    Europe markets tumble, DAX drops over 3 percent

    CNBC's Wilfred Frost reports on the ripple effect of the sell-off in China.

  • European stocks tumble as China markets shutdown Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 5:17 AM ET
    European stocks tumble as China markets shutdown

    CNBC's Julia Chatterly reports European markets are down sharply after China suspended trading and Asian stocks plunge.