*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.6 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.7 pct. PARIS, Dec 5- European stocks fell on Thursday, hitting seven-week lows, as investors fretted about the risk of deflation in the euro zone while healthy U.S. economic data fuelled concern the Federal Reserve may soon start reducing its stimulus.» Read More
Italy's FTSE MIB share index was down 1.6 percent after members of Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right party warned they would bring down the government if the former premier is expelled from parliament over a recent conviction.
Geoff Wilkinson, head of technical strategy at Whitman Howard, charts the performance of the DAX, which he describes as a "very accurate indicator" of how European equities are trading.
The currencies of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand all hit multi-year lows, while the Indian rupee ploughed another historic trough. Their stock markets likewise all fell between 1 and 2 percent, while the MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 1.1 percent to a six-week low.
*FTSE 100 underperforms, hit by ex-div stocks. PARIS, Aug 21- European stocks fell on Wednesday, after a sell-off the previous day, as investors avoided making fresh bets before eagerly awaited Federal Reserve minutes. "After showing strong resilience despite the pull-back on Wall Street, European stocks are finally losing steam," FXCM analyst Vincent Ganne said.
*Asian stocks drop for 4th session, rests on key technical support. HONG KONG, Aug 20- Many Asian stocks slid on Tuesday, while yields on U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell for the fourth consecutive session to 131.33-- its lowest level since July 9.
LONDON, Aug 19- Italian shares led European bourses lower on Monday as reports of a rift opening up in Rome's coalition government triggered some profit taking on the region's best-performing index in the past month.
*European shares down, Wall Street seen flat. LONDON, Aug 19- Rising expectations the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus drove German and U.S. bond yields to multi-month highs on Monday and dealt a blow to emerging markets, with India's rupee cartwheeling to historic lows.
*Dollar drops as Japan ministers quash corporate tax-cut hopes. TOKYO, Aug 15- Asian stocks fell on Thursday and the dollar slipped as uncertainty over when the U.S.
*Euro zone exits recession, Germany, France beat GDP forecasts. *France's CAC 40 hits two-year high. Gains were capped by shares in Rio Tinto, AstraZeneca and Royal Dutch Shell losing their dividend entitlement.
*France exit recession, Germany beats GDP growth forecast. The retreat was limited, however, as forecast-beating growth figures from Germany and France confirmed the euro zone's economic recovery, sending France's CAC 40 to a two-year high.
TOKYO, Aug 14- The dollar clawed back ground against the yen and Japanese shares surged late in Wednesday's session, but stocks fell in much of Asia after U.S. sales data reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will soon pare its stimulus.
*Wall Street expected to open lower. *Gold rises to highest in almost two weeks. U.S. stocks were expected to open down 0.1-0.3 percent when Wall Street resumes.
LONDON, Aug 12- European stocks rose to 2-1/ 2 month highs on Monday on signs that China's slowdown has run its course and expectations that data this week will point to the euro zone pulling out of its longest recession on record.
*Asian shares ex- Japan rise to two-week high. TOKYO, Aug 12- Most Asian shares rose on Monday and Chinese stocks surged to a one-month high as investors took heart from last week's upbeat data from the world's second-biggest economy, but Japan's Nikkei fell to a six-week low after softer second-quarter GDP.
*CAC 40 still well behind DAX, FTSE in quest for 2007 highs. PARIS, Aug 6- France's blue-chip shares are proving the standout performers in Europe's earnings season, riding a wave of mega-mergers and reviving profits with even utility EDF joining the resurgence.
*FTSEurofirst 300 flat, off lows after UK, German data. LONDON, Aug 6- European shares nudged higher on Tuesday as signs of a faster-than-expected recovery in the UK and German economies helped the FTSE 100 and the DAX recoup early losses.
*Asia ex- Japan shares head for first loss in four days. TOKYO, Aug 6- Asian shares fell to a two-week low on Tuesday, with Japan a notable exception as it reversed early losses, while the Australian dollar pushed away from a three-year trough after the central bank cut official rates to a record low.
PARIS, Aug 1- European shares climbed on Thursday, with a blue-chip benchmark surging to a two-month high following a batch of forecast-beating corporate results and upbeat manufacturing data from around the world.
European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors reacted to strong U.S. and European data, as well as rate decisions from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE).
PARIS, Aug 1- European shares extended their gains on Thursday afternoon, tracking a rise on Wall Street in the wake of upbeat U.S. manufacturing data. At 1415 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 1 percent at 1,220.23 points after hitting a session high of 1,220.73, with Germany's DAX up 1.6 percent.