• European shares climb to 2-week high, focus on Scotland Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    *Sulzer gains on mergers& acquisitions news. However UK shares slightly underperformed as the voting got underway in Scotland's referendum on independence, keeping investors on edge ahead of the result on Friday. Britain's FTSE was up 0.4 percent, Germany's DAX index gained 1 percent and France's CAC 40 rose 0.6 percent.

  • LONDON, Sept 17- Global stocks and commodity prices rose on Wednesday, boosted by speculation the U.S.

  • Europe stocks slip as Fed jitters eclipse M&A fever Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    *Worries about U.S. rates, Scotland referendum. PARIS, Sept 16- European stocks fell on Tuesday, with one index hitting a two-week low, as this week's referendum on independence in Scotland and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting kept investors on edge.

  • *Aveva tumbles after warning about currency impact. LONDON, Sept 12- European equities edged higher on Friday, although major share indexes remained in a tight range as investors refrained from making strong bets on stocks ahead of Scotland's referendum and the U.S.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct. *Aveva tumbles after warning about currency impact. PARIS, Sept 12- European shares inched higher early on Friday but remained in a tight range, as investors refrained from taking strong bets on stocks ahead of Scotland's referendum and the U.S.

  • European shares end flat; Santander dips Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    PARIS, Sept 10- European stocks ended flat on Wednesday, as worries over Scotland's vote on independence and growing expectations of a more hawkish stance from the U.S. The benchmark index has erased all the gains spurred by the European Central Bank's moves last week to support the region's economy.

  • US stocks drift at midday; Krispy Kreme sinks Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sank 6 percent after reporting earnings that fell short of analysts' forecasts. EBay fell for a second day as traders worry that a new mobile payment system from Apple will take business away from eBay's PayPal service. France's CAC-40 was flat while Germany's DAX fell 0.1 percent.

  • US stocks open little changed after two losses Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are opening little changed as the market comes off of two days of losses. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts fell 4 percent after reporting earnings that fell short of analysts' forecasts. France's CAC-40 was flat while Germany's DAX fell 0.1 percent.

  • *Apple gadget frenzy to dominate Wall Street trading. LONDON, Sept 9- A robust dollar swept to a 14- month high on Tuesday as investors tweaked bets on an early hike in U.S. interest rates, burdening oil, gold and stocks in emerging markets.

  • *Telecom Italia says America Movil may join Brazil unit bid. LONDON, Sept 9- European equities steadied after choppy early trading on Tuesday as gains for shares in companies including Telecom Italia and ABB were offset by weaker energy shares following a sharp decline in crude oil prices.

  • *European markets hit by Scotland breakaway concerns. LONDON, Sept 8- European shares fell on Monday and traders said uncertainty as to whether a Ukraine ceasefire would hold and concerns over Scotland's independence referendum were prompting investors to trim their equity positions.

  • *Euro dips under $1.30 for first time in 14 months. NEW YORK, Sept 4- Stock markets rose and the euro sank on Thursday after the European Central Bank unexpectedly cut ultra-low interest rates even further and said it would start buying loans and bonds next month to prop up the continent's struggling economy.

  • LONDON, Sept 4- European stock markets surged and the euro sank on Thursday after the European Central Bank surprised by cutting already ultra-low interest rates to prop up a struggling economy. The DAX should go up from here, "said Darren Courtney-Cook, head of trading at Central Markets Investment Management.

  • Europe shares end higher on Ukraine     Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares ended the day firmly in the green on Wednesday, amid hopes that Ukraine and Russia were nearing a cease-fire agreement.

  • *Palladium hovers near 13-1/ 2 yr high on Ukraine crisis. Spreadbetters expected an effectively flat open for Europe, with Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAX forecast to open about 0.1 percent higher.

  • *Poroshenko says Russian forces brought into Ukraine. PARIS, Aug 28- European stocks fell on Thursday as renewed worries over turmoil in Ukraine prompted investors to cash in some gains following a sharp 2-1/ 2 week rally. The sell-off accelerated around midday after Ukrainian president said Russian forces had been "brought into Ukraine".

  • In line with Asia's subdued performance, spreadbetters expected a slightly lower start for European shares, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open as much as 0.1 percent lower, Germany's DAX down 0.15 percent and France's CAX 0.1 percent lower.

  • *Stocks buoyant, but Europe pauses for breath. LONDON, Aug 27- The euro extended its slide on Wednesday, hitting its lowest level in a year against the dollar as expectation grew that the European Central Bank will act soon to counter low growth and inflation.

  • PARIS, Aug 26- European shares slipped in early trade on Tuesday, trimming the previous session's sharp gains that were fuelled by prospects of further stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. The UK market, shut on Monday for a holiday, gained ground, with the FTSE 100 index up 0.5 percent.

  • Prospect of more ECB stimulus lifts European shares Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    *Euro STOXX 50 closes up 2.2 pct at 3,165.47 points. LONDON, Aug 25- European shares rose on Monday, as prospects of new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank enabled the region's stock markets to shrug off weak German data and the resignation of the French government.