*Tech stocks boosted by Apple, Facebook hit record high. The HSBC flash PMI for China came in at 52.0 for July, well above forecasts of a small rise to 51 in July and the highest reading in 18 months. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.2 percent, and Australia notched another six-year peak.» Read More
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.5 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.9 pct. PARIS, June 6- European shares extended gains triggered by new European Central Bank measures to boost the region's recovery into a second day on Friday, with a euro zone blue-chip index touching a six-year high.
LONDON, June 6- European stocks rose and bond yields tumbled on Friday in markets buoyed by the European Central Bank's promise of another tidal wave of deflation-dousing cash, but impending U.S. jobs data kept investors cautious.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.5 pct. PARIS, June 6- European stocks extended their rally on Friday, spurred by the European Central Bank's fresh measures to boost the region's recovery and as investors anticipated positive U.S. jobs data later in the session. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was up 0.5 percent.
LONDON, June 6- European stocks and bonds rose on Friday, buoyed by the European Central Bank's promise of another tidal wave of deflation-dousing liquidity, but investors retained a note of caution ahead of the latest U.S. employment report.
NEW YORK, June 5- European central bankers boosted world markets on Thursday by rolling out sub-zero interest rates and other anti-deflation measures that lifted the euro, U.S. The euro, a common currency used by 18 countries that a month ago traded at a hair under $1.40, initially sank on news of the European Central Bank's program.
NEW YORK, June 5- The euro turned higher on Thursday, bouncing back from losses caused by European central bankers rolling out sub-zero interest rates in a battle against low inflation, while Wall Street and U.S.
NEW YORK, June 5- The euro turned up on Thursday, bouncing back from losses caused by European central bankers rolling out sub-zero interest rates in a battle against low inflation, as Wall Street stock prices and yields on U.S.
LONDON, June 5- Euro zone shares rose on Thursday, led by banks and periphery indexes, as the European Central Bank unveiled a string of measures to fight low inflation and boost the currency bloc's economy.
LONDON, June 5- Euro zone shares rallied on Thursday, led by banks and peripheral indexes, as the European Central Bank unveiled a string of measures to fight low inflation and boost the euro zone economy. The euro zone Euro STOXX index rose 1.1 percent, setting a six-year high at 333.80, with the blue-chip Europe STOXX50 up 1.2 percent.
PARIS, June 4- A flatlining economy. Stubbornly high labour costs despite the record unemployment that helped bring the hard-right National Front out on top in last week's EU election. These include Societe Generale's head of global asset allocation, Alain Bokobza, whose team in Paris called the CAC-40 index of blue-chip stocks higher in mid-January.
*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.2 pct. PARIS, June 3- European shares slipped on Tuesday in thin volumes and some benchmark indexes retreated from multi-year highs as investors held back from chasing stocks higher before Thursday's European Central Bank meeting.
*FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.5 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.3 pct. PARIS, June 3- European shares slipped on Tuesday in thin volumes, with a number of benchmark indexes retreating from multi-year highs as investors awaited Thursday's European Central Bank meeting before chasing stocks higher.
TOKYO, June 2- Encouraging China factory data and another closing record on Wall Street lifted Asian equities and commodities on Monday, while the euro held recent gains against the dollar but remained on shaky ground ahead of a closely watched European Central Bank meeting.
*BNP slumps on report of possible $10 billion fine. LONDON, May 30- European shares fell on Friday, with BNP Paribas leading the market lower after a report saying the U.S. Justice Department was pushing the French bank to pay more than $10 billion to resolve a criminal probe.
*Gold steadies at 3-1/ 2- month low as safe-haven appeal dims. NEW YORK, May 28- U.S. and European bond markets rallied and benchmark yields fell to multi-month lows on Wednesday in expectations of stimulus from the European Central Bank next week and on month-end buying from U.S. funds.
Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of equity and dreivative strategy for Europe at BNP Paribas, says it's "highly probable" the German DAX will hit 10,000.
*Travel and leisure index top gainer in Europe. The STOXX Europe 600 Travel and Leisure index rose to its highest since 2007 and was up 1.2 percent by 1042 GMT, the best sectoral gainer in Europe, led by Intercontinental Hotel Group after media reported deal interest from an unidentified bidder in the United States.
*Italy's FTSE MIB outperforms as Renzi wins EU vote. LONDON, May 26- European equities ended higher in thin trading on Monday, with Italian shares outperforming the regional market after voters endorsed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's centre-left Democratic Party's reforms in European elections.
*Italy's FTSE MIB outperforms as Renzi wins EU vote. *London, New York closed for public holiday. LONDON, May 26- European equities rose on Monday, with Italy's FTSE MIB outperforming the regional stock market after voters endorsed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's centre-left Democratic Party's reforms in European elections.
LONDON, May 26- Italian assets surged and German shares hit all-time highs on Monday as solid election showings by pro-European forces in both countries provided an antidote to Eurosceptic gains in France, the UK and Greece.