*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.6 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.7 pct. PARIS, Dec 5- European stocks fell on Thursday, hitting seven-week lows, as investors fretted about the risk of deflation in the euro zone while healthy U.S. economic data fuelled concern the Federal Reserve may soon start reducing its stimulus.» Read More
As the buoyant mood spread, Japan's Nikkei hit its highest close in nearly six years, and Asian shares outside Japan rose 0.6 percent to reach a one-week high. In Europe, Germany's DAX index touched an all-time high as trading got underway while the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.4 percent and on track to post its third straight month of gains.
LONDON, Nov 28- The yen struggled near lows against the euro and the dollar on Thursday, and was on track for one of its worst monthly performances this year as investors sold the low-yielding currency to buy higher-yielding assets.
LONDON, Nov 28- European shares steadied in early trade on Thursday, with investors refraining from placing strong bets due to a U.S. holiday that could keep volumes in check during the rest of the week. Germany's DAX index rose 0.2 percent to a new record high, building on the previous day's gains following a coalition deal in the country.
LONDON, Nov 27- The euro touched a four-year high against the yen on Wednesday and European stocks rose after a deal was struck to form a new German government and more talk emerged of European Central Bank help for struggling firms.
*Repsol surges on hopes of YPF compensation deal. PARIS, Nov 26- European stocks fell in brisk volumes on Tuesday, as corporate profit warnings and lower-than-expected U.S. consumer confidence data spooked investors and kept benchmark indexes within ranges set earlier this month.
European equities closed higher on Monday, after an historic deal was struck over Iran's nuclear program.
*Germany's DAX up 0.6 pct after new record high. LONDON, Nov 25- The FTSEurofirst 300 share index climbed towards a recent five-year high and Germany's DAX set a new record on Monday, with a breakthrough nuclear deal between Iran and world powers raising appetite for risky assets.
PARIS, Nov 20- European stocks slipped on Wednesday, losing ground for the second session, as nagging worries over the global economic outlook and corporate profits kept investors on edge.
LONDON, Nov 20- Investors locked in some of the recent gains by world stocks and bonds on Wednesday as they waited to see what the mood was at the most recent meetings of the U.S. Overnight losses on Wall Street and in Asia, along with concerns about company earnings, kept investors cautious. The Bank of England will publish minutes of its recent meeting at 0930 GMT.
TOKYO, Nov 20- Asian shares mostly tracked Wall Street stocks lower on Wednesday but dovish comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke helped to limit their losses, lifting commodity prices, and putting pressure on the dollar. European shares are expected to fall, with Britain's FTSE seen dropping as much as 0.4 percent, and Germany's DAX 0.1 percent.
*China reforms help growth currencies; dollar, yen fall. NEW YORK, Nov 18- U.S. stock indices scaled record highs on the prospect of continued Federal Reserve stimulus before mostly retreating on Monday, undermined by a slide in Apple Inc., while bold economic reform plans in China pushed the dollar lower.
*Hong Kong- listed Chinese shares rise 5.7 pct on reform agenda. *China reforms help growth currencies; dollar, yen fall. NEW YORK, Nov 18- U.S. stock indices scaled record highs before retreating on Monday, buoyed by the prospect of continued Federal Reserve stimulus, while the dollar slipped and global equity markets climbed, driven by economic reform plans in China.
*Hong Kong- listed Chinese shares up 5.7 pct on reform outlook. NEW YORK, Nov 18- Global equity markets climbed on Monday, riding economic reform plans in China, while the dollar slipped and benchmark U.S. stock indices rose to record highs, buoyed by the prospect of continued Federal Reserve stimulus.
LONDON, Nov 15- World shares traded near five-year highs on Friday after a robust defence of monetary stimulus from the woman set to take over at the U.S. Wall Street reached record highs on Thursday after the nominee for Fed Chairman, Janet Yellen, called efforts to boost hiring an "imperative" at a confirmation hearing.
*Nikkei hits 6- month high, Asia ex- Japan shares off 6- week low. TOKYO, Nov 14- Japanese stocks led a broad rally in Asia on Thursday, spurred by Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen's comments which suggested global asset markets could count on the Fed's generous stimulus for some time.
*DAX, FTSE seen down as much as 0.5 pct, CAC 0.4 pct. The single currency fell to as low as $1.3389, though it still kept some distance from a seven-week low of $1.3295 hit on Thursday after the European Central Bank's surprise rate cut. Germany's DAX and Britain's FTSE are both seen falling as much as 0.5 percent, while and France's CAC may fall 0.4 percent.
PARIS, Nov 5- European shares set new five-year highs on Tuesday before dipping after mixed results from blue chips, with uncertainty in the run-up to an ECB policy meeting also keeping investor enthusiasm in check.
*Renault falls after partner Nissan cuts outlook. LONDON, Nov 1- Fresh signs of corporate earnings weakness pegged back European stock markets on Friday, pushing indexes off multi-year highs and hitting carmaker Renault.
TOKYO, Nov 1- Asian shares struggled on Friday, as surveys showing improvement in Chinese manufacturing activity were eclipsed by anxiety over when the U.S. Financial spreadbetters predicted mixed performances, with Britain's FTSE 100 seen opening much as 0.1 percent higher; Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 are predicted to drop as much as 0.2 percent.
The impact was mostly superficial, with European shares opening down just 0.2 percent after MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan had edged back 0.6 percent. In Asia, sentiment was helped by the Bank of Japan's decision to stick with a massive stimulus program that has shown tentative signs of breaking the grip of deflation.