European stocks gained on Tuesday to snap a three-day losing streak thanks to a drop in oil prices and better than feared results from Societe Generale that lifted banks ahead of a U.S. rate decision.
European shares fell for a third straight day on Monday, as results from HSBC hit financial stocks and a broad-based decline in metal prices dented the mining sector.
European stocks fell on Friday, knocked lower by a sharp drop in mining shares that followed falling metal prices, while automakers retreated after a profit warning from BMW and GM's massive loss.
European shares ended sharply higher on Wednesday, lifted by upbeat results from industrial bellwethers Siemens and ArcelorMittal, while financials rose after major central banks expanded liquidity-boosting measures.
European shares ended higher on Tuesday, snapping a three-day losing streak after data showed a rise in U.S. consumer confidence, though banks limited gains due to worries over more writedowns linked to a credit crisis.
European stocks ended lower on Monday, dragged down by banks that fell on concerns over credit ratings at major U.S. mortgage lenders and by a rise in crude after recent sharp falls, which revived inflation worries.
Mst major indexes across Europe saw red arrows Friday, with Russia sinking the most after the country's prime minister launched an attck on a steel giant.
European stocks fell on Thursday, giving up most of the previous day's gains as cuts in annual forecasts from Daimler and Renault hit autos and weakening commodities dragged oils and miners lower.
European shares ended more than 2 percent higher on Wednesday as banks enjoyed their best day in four months, ahead of a vote on a U.S. housing market rescue bill, while autos gained on strong earnings and oil fell.
Weaker oil cushioned a fall in European shares on Tuesday, but stocks ended a four-session winning streak as Vodafone's outlook disappointed, while credit market worries dogged the financial sector.
Gains in financial stocks lifted European shares on Monday as markets cheered Bank of America's stronger-than-expected quarterly results, while declines in Roche offset some of the gains.
European shares rallied Friday as Citigroup's results gave a boost to bank stocks. Euro stocks gained 3.2 percent for the week.
European stocks staged a sharp rally on Thursday as a solid outlook from bellwether Nokia and surprisingly strong results from JPMorgan spurred a relief rally led by the banking sector.
European shares ended higher on Wednesday as falling oil prices supported the broader market, a weaker euro underpinned automotive stocks and solid results from Wells Fargo lifted battered banks.
European stocks dropped 1.9 percent on Tuesday, knocked lower by growing fears over the fate of the financial services sector, but a steep fall in oil prices helped the market end above the session's lows.
European shares rose on Monday in trading dominated by merger activity that swept several sectors, including brewers and banks, while a U.S. mortgage rescue plan underpinned the broader equities market.
European shares fell on Friday as financial stocks were hit by yet another negative development in the sector, more than offsetting modest gains for heavyweight energy shares on the back of higher oil prices.
European shares fell more than 2 percent on Thursday as global growth concerns hit oil shares and banks slipped in sympathy with U.S. peers that took a battering on worries over the strength of their balance sheets.
European shares closed sharply higher on Wednesday with recently battered banks staging a comeback and miners rallying on the back of solid earnings from U.S. group Alcoa.
Fresh concern about banks' financing hit European shares on Tuesday, although a drop in the oil price and an investor sweep into safe-havens like drugmakers and telecoms helped stem the slide in the broader market.