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  • European shares were expected to open lower on Wednesday after the G20 summit concluded with world leaders stating that they would take “all necessary measures” to prevent a euro zone collapse, but giving little detail on how.

  • European shares were called to open slightly higher on Tuesday on hopes of a resolution to the euro zone debt crisis as leaders from the world’s 20 biggest industrialized nations met in Mexico and Greece looked closer to forming a coalition government following elections on Sunday.

  • European shares were called to open higher on Monday as exit polls showed the Greek people had voted for pro-austerity party New Democracy in the second set of elections in as many months, easing fears of a Greek exit from the euro zone.

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    European shares were called to open higher on Friday following a report from Reuters indicating central banks across the world are ready to provide liquidity to global markets if Sunday’s Greek election result is inconclusive or sees anti-austerity parties take power.

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    European shares were called to open lower on Thursday as weaker U.S. economic data and concern ahead of an Italian debt auction showed how little impact a bailout of the Spanish banking system at the weekend had had on the euro zone debt crisis.

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    European shares were called to open slightly higher on Wednesday as bargain hunters sought cheap stocks on the back of recent falls caused by fears that the Spanish bailout might lead to a further spread of contagion in the euro zone debt crisis.

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    European shares were called to open lower on Tuesday after Cyprus said it urgently needed European financial aid to shore up its banking system, a step that would make it the fifth euro zone economy to seek help. 

  • Europe Shares to Open Higher as Spain Deal Reached Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 1:40 AM ET
    Spain

    European shares were called to open higher on Monday after euro zone finance ministers agreed to lend Spain up to 100 billion euros ($125 billion) to shore up its crippled banking system on Saturday.

  • European Shares to Open Lower on Spain Worries Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 1:35 AM ET
    Spain

    European shares were called to open lower on Friday, snapping a four-day rally, after Fitch ratings agency downgraded Spain’s sovereign debt by three notches to triple B, just above junk status, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was set to warn Spain’s banking system would need a bailout package worth 40 billion euros ($50 billion).

  • European Shares to Open Higher on Euro Policy Hopes Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 1:19 AM ET
    Spain

    European shares were called to open higher on Thursday on fresh hopes that German and European Union officials are exploring ways to rescue Spain's debt-stricken banks, although Madrid has not yet requested assistance.

  • European Shares to Open Higher; G7 Agrees to Act Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 2:18 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    European shares were called to open higher on Wednesday after finance ministers from the G7 major economies discussed progress toward financial and fiscal union in Europe in an emergency call on Tuesday and agreed to work together to deal with problems in Spain and Greece, but took no joint action. 

  • European markets are expected to open slightly higher Tuesday as investors hope for further action on the euro zone debt crisis.

  • European Bank Note

    European markets are expected to open sharply lower on Monday following heavy losses for stocks in Asia overnight and on Wall Street following Friday’s far worse-than-expected jobs data.

  • Europe Markets Seen Mixed as Debt Crisis Persists Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 1:36 AM ET
    European Bank Note

    European shares were called to open mixed on Friday as European leaders squabbled over how to resolve the euro zone debt crisis and a slowdown in job creation in the region’s largest trading partner, the U.S., began to show signs of the crisis’ effects on the global economy.

  • European Shares to Open Lower as Spain Fears Grow Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 1:34 AM ET

    European shares were called to open lower on Thursday as fears that Spain may not be able to rescue its own banks without the aid of an international bailout sparked fears of further crisis within the euro zone and brought the euro to a 2-year low versus the dollar.

  • Europe Shares Seen Dropping on Spain Worries Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 1:19 AM ET

    European shares are called to open lower Wednesday as Spanish banking worries drag on investor sentiment.

  • European shares seen opening slightly higher Tuesday as markets closely watch Spain amid soaring bond yields and concerns over the Spanish banking system.

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    European shares were called to open the first day of the trading week higher following opinion polls showing the Greek pro-bailout parties leading at the weekend.

  • European Shares Seen Lower; Greece Worries Markets Friday, 25 May 2012 | 1:44 AM ET
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    European shares were called to open lower on Friday, ending another dismal week for equities, as investors learned that at least half of the euro zone’s member states are making contingency plans for a Greek exit from the single currency.

  • Big European Funds Dump Euro Assets Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 11:56 PM ET
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    Some of Europe’s biggest fund managers have confirmed they are dumping euro assets amid rising fears over a possible Greek exit from the euro zone and single currency turmoil, the Financial Times reports.