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  • Europe shares close flat; FTSE higher on Asos, TSB   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe shares close flat; FTSE higher on Asos, TSB

    European equities closed largely flat to lower on Thursday, as investors reacted to earnings and banking news and considered the implications of the European Central Bank's (ECB) newly launched quantitative easing (QE) program.

  • LONDON, March 12- The euro pulled out of its recent dive on Thursday, chalking up its biggest rise against the dollar in a month, after a week of breakneck moves in the world's two biggest currencies. The dollar's reversal, cemented by weak U.S. retail sales data, gave some respite to emerging markets as well as to oil and commodities heavily correlated to the U.S....

  • TOKYO, March 12- A surprise interest rate cut by South Korea's central bank on Thursday helped lift an index of Asian stocks away from the previous session's seven-week trough, while the euro plumbed a new 12- year low as the European Central Bank's easing pressured euro zone bond yields. Financial spreadbetters predicted some of Asia's luster would rub off in...

  • *European stocks rally, but Wall Street closes lower. NEW YORK, March 11- The euro slumped to a 12- year low against the dollar on Wednesday, driving European stocks higher as shares of big exporters gained, while U.S. stocks slipped on concern over when the Federal Reserve would begin to raise U.S. interest rates. The drop in euro zone yields helped lift Germany's DAX...

  • DAX hits record high as weak euro boosts European shares Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    *Sector consolidation prospects lift Telecom Italia. Telecom Italia surged 7.7 percent, which traders said was down to expectations of a consolidation in the domestic mobile phone sector. Germany's DAX, whose constituents include major exporters BMW and Volkswagen, closed up 2.7 percent at 11,805.99 points- a record closing level for the index.

  • Falling euro boosts European stocks; Adecco up 6%   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Falling euro boosts European stocks; Adecco up 6%

    European equities closed higher on Wednesday, bouncing back heavy losses seen in the previous session, with stocks of exporting companies boosted by the falling euro.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro sinks to 12-year lows, equities gain Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    *Stocks on Wall Street edge higher. NEW YORK, March 11- The euro dived to a 12- year low against the dollar on Wednesday, helping lift European stocks on gains by regional exporters, while U.S. equity markets edged higher despite concerns about when the Federal Reserve would begin to raise interest rates. The decline in euro zone yields lifted Germany's DAX stock...

  • *Batch of soft China data nudges Aussie to 6- year trough. TOKYO, March 11- Asian stocks skidded to a two-month low on Wednesday as nervous markets recoiled on worries about an earlier U.S. interest rate hike, a prospect that sent the dollar to a 12- year high against the euro. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4 percent after...

  • *Credit Suisse surges after naming new CEO. LONDON, March 10- European shares slipped further on Tuesday from a seven-year high after sharply weaker oil and metals prices pulled down commodities stocks, although Credit Suisse rallied after naming a new chief executive. "Credit Suisse has had different issues throughout the years and someone with a diverse...

  • European stocks finish sharply lower, Credit Suisse surges

    European equities extended losses to close sharply down on Tuesday, as the sell-off in U.S. stocks gained momentum, with investors spooked by the weakness in the price of oil, currency turmoil and ongoing negotiations surrounding Greece.

  • *Credit Suisse surges after naming new CEO. LONDON, March 10- European shares slipped further away from a recent seven-year high on Tuesday as a sharp decline in crude oil and metals prices hit commodities stocks, although a rally in Credit Suisse capped market losses. "Credit Suisse has had different issues throughout the years and someone with a diverse...

  • Europe stocks end lower amid US hike jitters   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe stocks end lower amid US hike jitters

    European equities finished lower on Monday amid speculation that Friday's better-than-expected U.S. jobs report will lead the Federal Reserve to hike rates soon.

  • Europe shares end mixed after robust US jobs data

    European equities closed mixed on Friday, as fresh jobs data from the U.S. beat market expectations.

  • *$35 bln poured into Europe stocks, bonds since QE unveiled. PARIS, March 6- European stocks rose on Friday with shares in stainless steel producers surging after news the European Union was set to impose anti-dumping duties on imports from China and Taiwan. Sources told Reuters the EU will impose anti-dumping duties later this month on imports of stainless...

  • *Bureau veritas down after Wendel sells shares. LONDON, March 6- European shares steadied near seven-year highs on Friday with investors focussed on whether U.S. jobs figures would be strong enough to prompt the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates sooner than expected. The index rose 0.8 percent to a new seven-year high on Thursday after European Central...

  • *Veolia falls after Groupama sells stake. LONDON, March 3- European stock markets slipped from multi-year highs on Tuesday, pegged back by falls in French environment company Veolia and British bank Barclays. Veolia fell 3 percent after insurer Groupama sold a 5.1 percent stake in the company.

  • *Veolia falls after Groupama sells stake. LONDON, March 3- European stock markets slipped off multi-year highs on Tuesday, pegged back by falls in the shares of French environment company Veolia and British bank Barclays. Both Veolia and Barclays were among the worst-performers on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index.

  • LONDON, March 3- European shares rose close to seven-year highs on Tuesday as better than expected German retail sales further buoyed investors days before the European Central Bank kicks off a trillion-euro bond buying programme. The gains follow a rise in Asia and another record day on the Wall Street. "German retail sales got off to a very strong start in the...

  • German data helps keep European shares near highs Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:15 AM ET

    LONDON, March 3- European equity indexes were flat to higher at the open on Tuesday, helped by better-than-expected German retail sales data and merger speculation in the Portuguese banking sector. German retail sales rose more by 2.9 percent month on month and 5.3 percent year on year in January, more than economists had expected, helping Germany' x Dax index to...

  • *Tullow down on project delay and FTSE demotion worries. The Greek banking index fell nearly 10 percent, while lenders National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank and Alpha Bank fell 10.0 to 11.8 percent to feature among the top decliners. "The fears about a possible default for Greece are certainly not completely off the table," Gerhard Schwarz, head of equity strategy at...