*New signs of China slowdown hits mining stocks. LONDON, June 20- European shares fell on Thursday as confirmation that the U.S. Miners dominated the loserboard, falling on fresh signs of a slowdown in China- the world's biggest metals consumer.» Read More
LONDON, June 12- European shares fell on Wednesday, pressured by autos and banks, as concerns over Greek politics pushed regional indexes nearer to key support levels which, if breached, could trigger further losses.
PARIS, June 12- European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday, as worries that the U.S. Federal Reserve could soon start to scale back its stimulus measures kept investors on edge. At 0601 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50, for the UK's FTSE 100, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were down 0.2-0.3 percent.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan falls, weak China data stokes growth concern. Analyst Sijin Cheng at Barclays Capital in Singapore said the firm has lowered its forecast for China's growth this year to 7.4 percent from 7.9 percent.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan falls to fresh six-month lows. TOKYO, June 7- Japanese equities plunged to two-month lows on Friday, with the yen rising against the dollar as investors fretted over U.S. jobs data due later, while constant market agonizing about the Federal Reserve's stimulus plans drove Asian shares to fresh 2013 lows.
*Euro hits 4- week high vs dollar at $1.3227. LONDON, June 6- The euro hit four-week high against a weaker dollar on Thursday and stocks edged down ahead of a European Central Bank meeting at which no change in rates is expected although economic forecasts may be tweaked.
At 0601 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for UK's FTSE 100, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were 0.6-0.7 percent higher.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan ease as markets remain nervous about Fed. European stock markets are expected to edge higher, with financial spreadbetters predicting London's FTSE 100, Paris's CAC-40 and Frankfurt's DAX to open up 0.2 percent higher.
*FTSEurofirst 300 and Euro STOXX 50 up 0.3 pct. LONDON, May 30- European equities rose on Thursday, helped by mining stocks, although many analysts saw markets stuck in a tight near-term range due to uncertainty over U.S. monetary stimulus policy.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan at six-week low, Nikkei slumps to five-week lows. *Foreigners kept buying Japan stocks last week, Japan sold foreign bonds. Despite the slide in Asian shares, European stock markets are expected to edge higher, with financial spreadbetters predicting London's FTSE 100, Paris's CAC-40 and Frankfurt's DAX to open as much as 0.4 percent higher.
PARIS, May 27- European shares rose on Monday, rebounding after a two-day drop, with Fiat rallying on speculation the Italian carmaker could soon launch a buyout offer for its U.S. unit Chrysler. Trading volumes were thin, however, as both the UK and U.S. markets remained closed for a public holiday.
*U.S. and UK stock markets closed. LONDON, May 27- European shares rebounded on Monday from sharp falls last week, with carmaker Fiat leading gainers on fresh signs that it may be moving towards a buyout and flotation of U.S unit Chrysler. Volumes, however, were likely to be thin with both the U.S and UK stock markets shut for public holidays.
SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, May 27- Japan's Nikkei index slid more than three percent on Monday, extending last week's severe volatility and leading investors to worry that a bout of profit-taking had turned into lasting doubts about economic growth and broader appetite for risk.
*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.5 pct, FTSE 100 down 0.7 pct. LONDON, May 24- European shares edged lower on Friday, dragged down by heavyweight bank HSBC and some technical selling as key indexes tested support levels, igniting concerns about further falls.
*FTSEurofirst 300 index closes 0.2 pct higher. LONDON, May 22- European shares hit a new five-year high on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would retain its stimulus measures until the economy improved.
LONDON, May 22- European shares fell from multi-year highs on Wednesday, with luxury goods stocks among the worst performers, as some investors sold in anticipation of a near-term pull-back in the market. Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke is due to speak later in the day and the U.S. central bank is also due to release minutes of its May policy meeting.
LONDON, May 22- European shares edged back on Wednesday from multi-year highs as the luxury goods sector lagged, with many investors reluctant to take new positions before comments on policy from the head of the U.S.
LONDON, May 20- European shares edged to fresh five-year highs on Monday, boosted by strength in German stocks and a travel sector lifted by a surge in Ryanair. Travel and leisure stocks gained 1.1 percent, led by a 6.9 percent jump in Ryanair after it reported expectation-beating earnings for the past year, lifting its shares to a record high.
*MSCI Asia Pacific ex- Japan edges lower. At 0604 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX and France's CAC were 0.1 to 0.4 percent lower. U.S. equities had sagged on Thursday after John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, said the Fed could begin easing back on the monetary gas pedal this summer and end bond buying late this year.
Dhiren Sarin, Chief Technical Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays says don't sell in May. He charts the S&P 500 and expects the index to head towards 1,700.
LONDON, May 14- A pause in the dollar's recent run helped steady oil and gold prices on Tuesday, while large demand for Spanish bonds helped the euro shake off weaker-than-forecast German sentiment data.