*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.» Read More
*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.
*European shares dip from 5- year highs, Wall Street seen soft. LONDON, May 13- The dollar continued to strengthen on Monday, sending oil and gold prices lower, after the Group of Seven backed Japan's efforts to spur growth via aggressive monetary easing.
LONDON, May 13- European shares paused at five-year highs Monday, buoyed by some solid corporate earnings, although charts suggested near-term gains may be limited after a three-week rally that has left some indexes overbought.
At 0603 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for UK's FTSE 100, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were flat to up 0.1 percent.
TOKYO, May 13- Oil and gold prices fell on Monday as the dollar strengthened, weighing on Asian shares, but Japanese equities outperformed on the back of the yen's slide to a fresh 4-1/ 2- year low against the U.S. currency.
*BT and Novartis boost telecom and health stocks. LONDON, May 10- European shares scaled fresh five-year highs on Friday, led by telecoms and healthcare stocks, and traders said key indexes had scope for further gains, with any near-term pullback likely to be short-lived.
LONDON, May 10- European shares scaled fresh five-year highs on Friday, led by healthcare group Novartis and telecoms firm BT on positive corporate news, and traders said key indexes had scope for more gains. I can't see anything to make it go off by too much, "said Darren Courtney-Cook, head of trading at Central Markets Investment Management.
LONDON, May 10- The yen made a decisive break through 100 to the dollar to hit a 4-1/ 2 year low on Friday, triggering a rise in safe-haven bond yields and supporting gains in European and Japanese shares which hit new five-year highs.
At 0603 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for UK's FTSE 100, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were up 0.02-0.18 percent.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan down after recent rally. *Japan investors buying foreign bonds last two weeks. Financial spreadbetters predicted London's FTSE 100, Paris's CAC-40 and Frankfurt's DAX would open up as much as 0.2 percent.
NEW YORK, May 9- A measure of stocks around the world dipped after setting a fresh 5- year high on Thursday and the U.S. dollar strengthened in the wake of better-than-expected job market data.
*UK central bank seen leaving policy unchanged. Germany's DAX and Britain's FTSE 100 were 0.1 percent lower. Robust German factory activity and China's stronger than expected trade performance have boosted investor sentiment this week with the mood enhanced by data showing strong UK industrial output in March and jobs growth in Australia and New Zealand.
In early European trading the blue chip Euro STOXX 50, Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC-40 FCHI> were 0.1 to 0.8 percent lower. We've seen a bit of stabilisation and positive surprises in the data recently, but we need to careful about reading to much into it, "said Morgan Stanley currency strategist Ian Stannard.