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  • Cashin: Prevent contagion in Portugal     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:22 AM ET

    Art Cashin, UBS director of floor operations, discusses how problems in Portugal have spilled over to spook the U.S. stock market.

  • EU shares tank amid Portugal banks fears     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Karen Tso reports there's a selloff in global markets triggered by disappointing economic data and concerns around troubled Portuguese banks.

  • Europe 'papered over' its problems: Pro     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services shares his thoughts on what's prompting the selloff in European markets.

  • LONDON, July 10- The yen rose to a three-week high against the euro on Thursday as investors sought safety following weak Italian economic data and concerns about Portugal's largest listed bank that hit European shares. The euro dropped 0.5 percent to 137.84 yen, its lowest since June 16.

  • Fears surface around Portugal's banks     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Karen Tso reports European shares fell sharply on weak economic data and fears about Portugal's banks.

  • LONDON, July 10- European shares extended losses on Thursday, weighed down by heavy falls in southern indexes after weak economic data from Italy and mounting concerns about the financial health of Portugal's largest listed bank.

  • *Lisbon's PSI 20 sinks 2.1 pct on Espirito Santo family debt worries. *FTSEurofirst 300 flat, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.6 pct. Lisbon's PSI index dropped 2.1 percent, led by an 11 percent plunge in Espirito Santo Financial Group.

  • *Lisbon's PSI 20 sinks 1.8 pct on Espirito Santo family debt worries. *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.5 pct. Lisbon's PSI index fell 1.8 percent, led by a 6.5 percent fall in Espirito Santo Financial Group, the top shareholder of Portugal's largest listed bank by assets, Banco Espirito Santo, itself down 3.9 percent.

  • LONDON/ LISBON, July 7- The naming of the first CEO from outside the founding clan of Banco Espirito Santo has reassured investors, but he will be under pressure to explain how Portugal's biggest bank will recover nearly a billion euros lent to family-controlled firms.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.2 pct. *Sodexo hit after poor update. Lisbon's PSI index fell 2.2 percent, led by an 11 percent fall in Espirito Santo Financial Group, the largest shareholder of Portugal's largest listed bank, Banco Espirito Santo.

  • LONDON/ LISBON, July 7- The naming of the first CEO from outside the founding clan of Banco Espirito Santo has reassured investors, but he will be under pressure to explain how Portugal's biggest bank will recover nearly a billion euros lent to family-controlled firms.

  • *BNP Paribas rises on relief at U.S. sanctions settlement. LONDON, July 1- European shares began the month with a gain, as BNP Paribas rose on relief it had settled a U.S. sanctions case and mining companies rallied after encouraging economic data came out of China, the world's top metals consumer.

  • *BNP Paribas rises on relief at U.S. sanctions settlement. LONDON, July 1- European shares edged higher on Tuesday, with BNP Paribas among the top performers after it settled a U.S. sanctions case, a relief to investors.

  • *Solvay boosts European chemicals sector. LONDON, June 30- European equities steadied on Monday, as gains in chemicals companies led by the Belgian group Solvay were offset by weaker travel stocks after a ratings downgrade caused easyJet shares to slump. European chemicals shares rose 0.6 percent, boosted by Solvay.

  • PARIS, June 23- Observing the build-up to this week's European Union summit, which is due to nominate the next president of the executive European Commission and draw up a policy agenda for the next five years, is like watching a slow-motion train wreck.

  • *Copper sees best week since late March. LONDON/ SINGAPORE, June 20- Copper futures rose for a sixth session in a row on Friday in their longest winning run this year, backed by a weaker dollar and tighter physical supply in top consumer China. "And I note that in Asia the Shanghai copper futures performed very well, with some decent volumes, giving a boost to LME prices."

  • *Shanghai copper premiums jump amid tight physical supply. SINGAPORE, June 20- London copper futures rose for a sixth session in a row on Friday in their longest winning run this year, backed by tighter physical supply in top metal consumer China.

  • *Copper set to end three-week slide, Shanghai premiums jump. SINGAPORE, June 20- London copper futures rose to a two-week high on Friday and were set for their first weekly gain in four, backed by tighter physical supply in top metal consumer China.

  • METALS-Zinc at 16-month high, eyes best week this year Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 9:17 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, June 20- London zinc futures climbed to their highest in 16 months on Friday and were set to post their biggest weekly gain this year, boosted by falling global supply.

  • *China confident will hit growth of 7.5 pct- Premier Li. *Oil prices at highest this year on Iraq supply threat. LONDON, June 16- Copper rose from last week's one-month low on Monday as investors took heart from China's efforts to stem any growth slowdown, and as concerns over a Chinese investigation into warehousing fraud faded.