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  • *Wall Street set for steady open. Futures showed Wall Street set to open steady. Germany's Ifo index rose for the fifth successive month to its highest since July 2014, suggesting growth in Europe's largest economy rebounded again in the first quarter of 2015..

  • Private sector data helps European shares recover Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:48 AM ET

    *Lufthansa, Airbus down after plane crash. LONDON, March 24- The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index steadied near a recent 7-1/ 2- year high on Tuesday after falling earlier in the session, with forecast-beating economic data from Germany offsetting a poor reading of Chinese factory activity. However, Lufthansa and Airbus were down 4.7 percent and 2.1 percent...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The dollar fell further on Monday on views a Federal Reserve interest rate hike will come later rather than sooner, and the decline helped boost oil prices. U.S. energy shares initially were among the biggest gainers on Wall Street as crude prices rebounded on the weak dollar. Gold rose for a fourth day to a two-week high, while London copper prices...

  • Europe ends lower as Greece returns to spotlight   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe ends lower as Greece returns to spotlight

    European equities were lower Monday as investors looked forward to a meeting between the leaders of Greece and Germany amid rising tensions over its bailout program.

  • *Wall Street gains as dollar adds to losses, oil also rises. Gold steadied after a three-day rally lifted it to a two-week high, while copper prices in London hit their highest point since Jan. 9. "The market has been in a back-and-forth motion for the last couple of weeks, caught between the potential for rising interest rates and its impact on the dollar and the...

  • *Pirelli rises after takeover bid from ChemChina. LONDON, March 23- European shares slipped from multi-year highs on Monday, with car stocks hurt by a rise in the euro and lingering worries over Greece leading investors to book profits. Traders said that lingering uncertainty over Greece was also pegging back European stock markets.

  • European shares slip from 7-1/2 year high Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:06 AM ET

    *Pirelli rises after takeover bid from ChemChina. PARIS, March 23- European shares slipped on Monday, taking a breather following recent sharp gains, while shares in Pirelli rose 3.5 percent after China National Chemical Corp agreed to buy the tyre maker in a 7.1 billion euro deal. The acquisition, agreed with Pirelli shareholders on Sunday, will see state-owned...

  • FTSE post record close above 7000; Vedanta soars   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    FTSE post record close above 7000; Vedanta soars

    European equities closed higher on Friday, as Wall Street rose, and hopes were boosted that the new Greek government could yet strike a deal with its international bailout supervisors.

  • *Europe equities enjoy $42 bln of inflows in past 10 weeks. Athens' benchmark ATG jumped 2.8 percent after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras assured European Union creditors at late-night crisis talks in Brussels that his coalition would soon present a full set of economic reforms in order to unlock cash to stave off bankruptcy. Bank of America-Merrill...

  • Global stocks rebound after Wall Street slide Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 4:57 AM ET

    BEIJING— Stock markets in Asia and Europe were mostly higher Friday after a slide in oil prices drove a Wall Street decline. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX added 0.4 percent to 11,950.11 points and France's CAC-40 rose 0.1 percent to 5,041.82. Benchmarks in Sydney, New Zealand and Singapore also rose.

  • Italian boost sends European shares to 15-year high Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    *Pirelli, Enel boosts Italian index. LONDON/ PARIS, March 19- A broad index of European shares hit its highest level in 15 years on Thursday, led by Italian stocks thanks to sharp gains in tyre maker Pirelli and utility Enel. Shares in Enel rose 1.9 percent after it said it aims to raise profits and dividends over the next five years by focusing on emerging markets and...

  • Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street slide Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    Chevron, Exxon Mobil and other energy companies led stocks down. Benchmark U.S. oil sank 70 cents to close at $43.96 a barrel in New York, extending a slump that has slashed prices by more than half over the past year. said Jeff Carbone, a senior partner at Cornerstone Financial Partners in Charlotte, North Carolina. "

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. shares, oil jump after Fed statement Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 3:39 PM ET

    *Wall Street stocks rise after Fed relieves rate hike worries. NEW YORK, March 18- Stocks on Wall Street surged and oil prices jumped as much as 5 percent on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it preferred a more gradual path to normalizing U.S. interest rates even as it moved toward its first rate hike in almost a decade. Stocks on Wall Street rebounded...

  • NEW YORK, March 18- Stocks on Wall Street slipped and shares in Europe rose on Wednesday, reflecting diverging policies between the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, while oil prices fell as data showed U.S. crude inventories hit a record high. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares rose 0.33 percent to close at a provisional 1,589.07,...

  • Europe closes mixed; FTSE rallies after Budget speech   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe closes mixed; FTSE rallies after Budget speech

    European equities closed mixed on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting and digested the annual U.K. Budget statement.

  • LONDON, March 18- European shares fell for a second day on Wednesday, with BMW leading carmakers lower after toning down its profit expectations and Greek banks falling on concern about the country's debt situation. The Greek banking index fell 8.4 percent, dragged down by a 12 percent fall in National Bank of Greece and an 8.9 percent slide in Alpha Bank.

  • Inditex helps European stocks rebound after pull-back Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:25 AM ET

    Italian cable maker Prysmian rallied 3 percent and French rival Nexans added 1.9 percent, with traders citing speculation about consolidation in the sector. A spokesman for Prysmian said late on Tuesday there were no talks ongoing with its U.S. peer General Cable. The comments came after a Bloomberg report said Prysmian had held preliminary talks with...

  • European shares slip from highs, automakers weigh Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    *Peugeot falls as car sales growth lower than sector. The STOXX Europe Automobiles and Parts index fell 2.5 percent, hit by a 5.9 percent fall in Peugeot after the automaker's vehicle sales rose less than the sector in February. Peugeot underperformed the European auto market in February with an increase limited at 1.1 percent, "a Paris- based trader said.

  • Europe ends lower ahead of Fed; Premier Oil surges   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe ends lower ahead of Fed; Premier Oil surges

    European equities finished lower on Tuesday, with the exception of the FTSE 100 which was given a lift by mining stocks, as investors looked ahead to a two-day meeting by the U.S. Federal Reserve and reacted to fresh economic data.

  • European shares fall from highs on weaker autos Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:49 AM ET

    *Peugeot falls as car sales growth lower than sector. The STOXX Europe Automobiles and Parts index fell 1.4 percent, dragged down by a 4.6 percent fall in Peugeot after the automaker's vehicle sales rose less than the sector in February. Peugeot underperformed the European auto market in February with an increase limited at 1.1 percent, "a Paris- based trader said.