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  • TOKYO, Jan 15- Asian stocks mostly edged up on Thursday after a significant rebound in oil and copper prices brought a semblance of calm, while the dollar regained ground lost on disappointing U.S. retail sales. Spreadbetters saw the upward momentum for risk assets being retained in Europe, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open up by as much as 0.5 percent and...

  • Retail fuels Europe rally; DAX ends sharply up  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed sharply higher on Tuesday, with a surge in retail stocks helping to boost investor sentiment.

  • European shares close higher as oil falls  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    Europe shares regained some ground on Monday, ending in positive territory as speculation on further stimulus from the European Central Bank (ECB) boost sentiment, even as the oil price continued to tank.

  • But spreadbetters expected the rebound in equities to peter out in Europe ahead of the U.S. employment data, forecasting Britain's FTSE and Germany's DAX to open little changed and France's CAC to start a shade lower. But optimism about the U.S. economy and prospects of more stimulus from the European Central Bank and China have diffused risk aversion for the...

  • *Europe, Asia stocks up after U.S. snaps 5- day losing streak. LONDON, Jan 8- The dollar hit a nine-year high and stocks worldwide headed for their first back-to-back rise of the year on Thursday, encouraged by expectations for a U.S. rate increase and new stimulus this month from the European Central Bank. Europe's stock markets also advanced: London's FTSE rose 1.9...

  • *Europe, Asia stocks up after U.S. snaps 5- day losing streak. LONDON, Jan 8- The dollar hit a new 9- year high and stocks worldwide headed for their first back-to-back rise of the year on Thursday, as a confident sounding Federal Reserve added to hopes of aggressive new stimulus this month from the European Central Bank. Europe's stock markets also opened strongly...

  • Europe ends lower as oil price extends declines  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    The price of oil caused European markets to fluctuate on Tuesday with the commodity continuing to be a main driver of global asset market

  • *Greece worries add to gloom. TOKYO, Jan 6- Asian shares slumped on Tuesday as sliding oil prices and political uncertainty in Greece forced investors out of riskier assets and into the safety of government bonds, while the euro wallowed near nine-year lows. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.4 percent, giving up half of the gains...

  • *Euro STOXX 50 down 3.7 pct. LONDON, Jan 5- European equities fell sharply in choppy trading on Monday, with concerns over Greece's future in the euro zone and a steep drop in prices of crude oil and copper hurting financial and commodities stocks the most. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 fell 3.7 percent, the biggest one-day percentage drop since late 2011....

  • TOKYO, Jan 5- The euro hit a nearly nine-year low versus the dollar on Monday as investors bet on quantitative easing by the European Central Bank while soft manufacturing surveys pushed down shares and sent oil prices to 5 1/ 2- year lows. European shares are expected to dip, with Britain's FTSE seen falling by up to 0.4 percent. The euro fell to as low as $1.18605, its...

  • LONDON, Jan 2- Weak economic data weighed on European shares on the first trading day of the year, although the losses were mitigated by growing expectations of new measures from the European Central Bank to boost the euro zone. The data showed a downturn in France and weak activity in Germany, which contributed to push down France's CAC stock index by 0.5 percent...

  • LONDON, Jan 2- Southern European stock markets rallied on Friday, outperforming other markets in the region, as expectations grew that the European Central Bank would take more steps to boost the euro zone's economy. Investors have speculated that QE would have the strongest effect on the euro zone's weakest economies-- Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy-- and their...

  • *FTSE 100, DAX and CAC all slip lower. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index slipped 0.1 percent to 1,367.52 points by midsession and early gains on benchmark indexes in France, Germany and Britain all ebbed away. Germany's DAX fell 0.7 percent, France's CAC was down by 0.1 percent while Britain's FTSE 100 also retreated 0.1 percent.

  • The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.5 percent by 0909 GMT, with benchmark indexes in France, Germany and Britain all reversing early gains after a survey showed eurozone output, new orders and employment all recorded sluggish growth at the end of 2014.. Although all national bourses were open except Switzerland and Hungary, traders said quiet...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.3 pct, France's CAC up 0.4 pct. Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index rose 0.3 percent while France's CAC-40 advanced 0.4 percent. Randgold Resources was among the best-performers on the FTSE, advancing 2.1 percent as the gold mining specialist benefited from a rise in the price of gold itself.

  • Ballast Nedam jumps as European shares edge higher Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 31- European shares inched higher on Wednesday in a truncated session with many of the region's markets either shut or only trading for half a day. Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index rose 0.3 percent while France's CAC-40 advanced 0.4 percent. Germany's DAX market was shut, as was the Italian exchange.

  • LONDON, Dec 30- A wave of risk aversion swept through global markets on Tuesday as worries about Greece's future in the euro and general end-of-year caution subdued shares and lifted the safe-haven yen and gold. Europe's stock markets opened with Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 down 0.5, 0.6 and 0.8 percent respectively after a 1.6 percent...

  • Athens angst hits southern European stock markets Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    *UK's FTSE rises 0.4 pct, DAX and CAC also advance. The sole candidate for the Greek presidency, Stavros Dimas, a former European Commissioner, fell short of the 180 vote super majority needed to become president, and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced a snap parliamentary election on Jan. 25. Opinion polls point to a victory by the radical leftist...

  • Smith & Nephew outperforms sluggish European markets Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    *UK's FTSE 100 rises 0.2 pct to 6,609.93 points. The 7.7 percent jump in Smith& Nephew, after Bloomberg News reported U.S. rival Stryker was planning a takeover offer for it, allowed Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index to end 0.2 percent higher at 6,609.93 points. France's CAC ended down 0.4 percent as data showing another set of record unemployment figures in...

  • Greek uncertainty curbs European stock gains Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    *FTSE up but pares gains as UK external deficit rises. LONDON, Dec 23- A fall in Greek stocks kept a lid on gains in European equities on Tuesday, as the Athens bourse was hit by the prospect of early elections that could put Greece's rescue package at risk. The Bank of Spain raised its economic forecast while Portugal's budget deficit shrank.