But a cautious mood was expected to return in early European trade, where spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open 8 to 15 points lower, or down as much as 0.2 percent; Germany's DAX to open down 20 to 22 points, or 0.2 percent lower; and France's CAC 40 to open 5 to 6 points lower, or down 0.1 percent.» Read More
Bank shares weighed on European equity indexes, compounding losses after a two-session drop, as Germany's largest lenders were said to be negotiating a settlement with U.S. authorities over their dealings with countries blacklisted by Washington following a huge fine for French lender BNP Paribas.
*Asian markets mixed, Japan down while Indonesia extends rally. SYDNEY, July 8- Asian stocks tracked sideways on Tuesday as Wall Street turned cautious ahead of the corporate reporting season while earnings guidance from regional tech heavyweight Samsung came in well short of forecasts.
*European shares dip, Wall Street expected to follow. LONDON, July 7- The dollar and world shares were losing steam on Monday as the momentum from last week's strong U.S. jobs data faded and attention began to turn to the fast-approaching earnings season.
*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.2 pct. *Total, Sanofi fall after cautioning over results. EDINBURGH, July 7- European shares fell on Monday after weak data out of Germany took the wind out of a rally that saw a top index post its best week in over three months.
EDINBURGH, July 7- European shares fell on Monday after weak data out of Germany took the wind out of a rally that saw a top index post its best week in over three months. German industrial output fell 1.8 percent on the month in May, its biggest drop in more than 2 years, confounding expectations of unchanged industrial output in Europe's powerhouse.
Erste dropped by 14 percent after the bank, which is the third-biggest lender in emerging Europe, warned that fresh hits from Romania and Hungary would drive it to a record 2014 loss.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.2 pct. *Balfour Beatty tumbles 11 pct after profit warning. At 0731 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.2 percent at 1,387.42 points, as was the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index at 3,257.93 points.
*Spreadbetters see mixed open for Europe. *Asia in wait-and-see mood before 1230 GMT U.S. jobs data. Spreadbetters saw a mixed open for Europe, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open up as much as 0.1 percent higher, Germany's DAX 0.1 percent lower and France's CAX effectively flat.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.3 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.4 pct. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index gained 0.4 percent to 3,241.65 points, bouncing off a support level tested last week, the index's 50- day moving average.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent. Spread betters in Europe also predicted opening gains of between 0.1 and 0.3 percent for the FTSE 100, DAX and CAC 40. The S&P 500 EMini contract was a whisker firmer.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei fell 1.5 percent and regional markets, with the exception of Wellington and Mumbai, were posting losses. The MSCI's dollar-denominated index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down just 0.1 percent as slight gains in some regional currencies offset falls in share prices in local-currency terms.
SYDNEY, June 26- Asian shares swung higher on Thursday as weak U.S. growth seemed to further delay the day when interest rates might rise, prompting investors to plough funds into riskier assets in a desperate search for returns.
*Fall in GDF Suez weighs on France's CAC index. LONDON, June 25- European shares fell on Wednesday with a standout drop for utility GDF Suez and traders citing fears that violence in Iraq will escalate further as a cue for investors to cash in on last month's equity rally.
*Fall in GDF Suez weighs on France's CAC equity index. LONDON, June 25- European shares fell on Wednesday, led lower by a drop in France's CAC index, with traders citing fears that violence in Iraq will escalate further as a cue for investors to cash in on last month's equity rally.
*Global stocks slip on Iraq concerns. LONDON, June 25- Europe's top share index slipped to a three-week low on Wednesday as concerns that violence in Iraq could escalate further prompted investors to take refuge in safer assets such as German bonds.
*Global stocks slip on Iraq concerns. LONDON, June 25- European shares fell on Wednesday, mirroring losses in the United States and Asia, as fears violence in Iraq could escalate further prompted investors to take refuge in safer assets such as German bonds.
TOKYO, June 25- Asian shares fell on Wednesday, echoing losses on Wall Street as concerns about escalating violence in Iraq eclipsed stronger U.S. economic data.
LONDON, June 24- European stocks fell on Tuesday after a survey found German business morale was flagging, raising concern over growth in Europe's largest economy. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of leading shares dropped 0.2 percent to 1385 points, Germany's DAX was down 0.1 percent at 9912 points and France's CAC 40 was up 0.1 percent at 4520 points.
LONDON, June 24- European stocks and major currency and bond markets struggled for direction on Tuesday, underpinned by manufacturing data from China, Japan and the United States the previous day but unnerved by growing signs of economic weakness in Europe.
TOKYO, June 23- Asian stocks and the Australian dollar rose on Monday as upbeat news from China's factory sector and fresh highs on Wall Street fueled appetites for riskier assets, while crude oil held near nine-month highs as fighting in Iraq intensified.