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  • Italian boost sends European shares to 15-year high Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    *Pirelli, Enel boosts Italian index. LONDON/ PARIS, March 19- A broad index of European shares hit its highest level in 15 years on Thursday, led by Italian stocks thanks to sharp gains in tyre maker Pirelli and utility Enel. Shares in Enel rose 1.9 percent after it said it aims to raise profits and dividends over the next five years by focusing on emerging markets and...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. shares, oil jump after Fed statement Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 3:39 PM ET

    *Wall Street stocks rise after Fed relieves rate hike worries. NEW YORK, March 18- Stocks on Wall Street surged and oil prices jumped as much as 5 percent on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated it preferred a more gradual path to normalizing U.S. interest rates even as it moved toward its first rate hike in almost a decade. Stocks on Wall Street rebounded...

  • NEW YORK, March 18- Stocks on Wall Street slipped and shares in Europe rose on Wednesday, reflecting diverging policies between the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, while oil prices fell as data showed U.S. crude inventories hit a record high. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares rose 0.33 percent to close at a provisional 1,589.07,...

  • Europe closes mixed; FTSE rallies after Budget speech   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe closes mixed; FTSE rallies after Budget speech

    European equities closed mixed on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting and digested the annual U.K. Budget statement.

  • LONDON, March 18- European shares fell for a second day on Wednesday, with BMW leading carmakers lower after toning down its profit expectations and Greek banks falling on concern about the country's debt situation. The Greek banking index fell 8.4 percent, dragged down by a 12 percent fall in National Bank of Greece and an 8.9 percent slide in Alpha Bank.

  • Inditex helps European stocks rebound after pull-back Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:25 AM ET

    Italian cable maker Prysmian rallied 3 percent and French rival Nexans added 1.9 percent, with traders citing speculation about consolidation in the sector. A spokesman for Prysmian said late on Tuesday there were no talks ongoing with its U.S. peer General Cable. The comments came after a Bloomberg report said Prysmian had held preliminary talks with...

  • European shares slip from highs, automakers weigh Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    *Peugeot falls as car sales growth lower than sector. The STOXX Europe Automobiles and Parts index fell 2.5 percent, hit by a 5.9 percent fall in Peugeot after the automaker's vehicle sales rose less than the sector in February. Peugeot underperformed the European auto market in February with an increase limited at 1.1 percent, "a Paris- based trader said.

  • Europe ends lower ahead of Fed; Premier Oil surges   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe ends lower ahead of Fed; Premier Oil surges

    European equities finished lower on Tuesday, with the exception of the FTSE 100 which was given a lift by mining stocks, as investors looked ahead to a two-day meeting by the U.S. Federal Reserve and reacted to fresh economic data.

  • European shares fall from highs on weaker autos Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:49 AM ET

    *Peugeot falls as car sales growth lower than sector. The STOXX Europe Automobiles and Parts index fell 1.4 percent, dragged down by a 4.6 percent fall in Peugeot after the automaker's vehicle sales rose less than the sector in February. Peugeot underperformed the European auto market in February with an increase limited at 1.1 percent, "a Paris- based trader said.

  • *Peugeot falls as car sales growth lower than sector. The STOXX Europe Automobiles and Parts index fell 2.7 percent, the top sectoral decliner, dragged down by a 7.8 percent fall in Peugeot after the automaker's vehicle sales rose less than the sector in February. Peugeot underperformed the European auto market in February with an increase limited at 1.1...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- The U.S. dollar weakened broadly on Monday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting on worries that the central bank could become more cautious about raising interest rates, while Wall Street stocks rose as the greenback's fall eased worries about its effect on corporate profits. The euro rose 0.7 percent $1.0569, after marking its...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- The dollar weakened broadly on Monday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting on worries that the U.S. central bank could become more cautious about raising interest rates, while Wall Street stocks rose because the greenback's fall eased worries about the effect on corporate profits. Comments by Italy's central bank governor that the...

  • Europe closes higher as QE buoys stocks; DAX hits record

    European equities finished higher Monday as investor sentiment continued to be buoyed by the extra liquidity provided by the European Central Bank (ECB) in the region.

  • *Siemens rises on Egyptian power deals. *Special Catholic Holy Year lifts Autogrill and Atlantia. The DAX and other European stock markets have been lifted by the European Central Bank's launch of a trillion euro money-printing scheme aimed at boosting economic growth in Europe.

  • The DAX powered above 12,000 points for the first time and the main pan-euro zone benchmark indices hit seven-year highs, while U.S. futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street of around 0.5 percent. Wall Street looks set to rebound from last week's fall-- the third consecutive down week for U.S. stocks-- lifted by Europe's rally. The European Central Bank last...

  • *Empire State manufacturing, housing data due. *The New York Fed's Empire State manufacturing survey is due out at 8:30 a.m. EDT, followed by Industrial production numbers at 9:15 a.m., while NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index data is scheduled for release at 10:00 a.m.. *European shares rose on Monday with Germany's DAX hitting a record high as the euro...

  • *Siemens rises on Egyptian power deals. LONDON/ PARIS, March 16- European stocks rose on Monday and Germany's DAX hit record highs, extending their recent sharp rally as investors bet that the weakened euro would boost the region's economy and lift exporter earnings. The DAX and other European stock markets have been lifted since the start of 2015 by the European...

  • *Euro slides to 12- year low. LONDON, March 16- The euro struck a fresh 12- year low on Monday and euro zone stocks reached new peaks on bets that the currency's relentless fall will boost corporate earning prospects just as the rising dollar hits those of U.S. firms. In early European trading the euro was up 1/ 3 of a percent against the dollar at $1.0530, having slid to...

  • Europe markets close up; oil in the spotlight   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe markets close up; oil in the spotlight

    European equities closed slightly higher Friday, as the oil and gas sector took another hit from tumbling prices.

  • LONDON, March 13- European shares edged up at the open on Friday, setting up Germany's Dax index for its longest streak of weekly gains since 1998, as traders added to their bets on an economic recovery in Europe. Automakers, travel& leisure and real estate were all up 0.6-0.7 percent at 0813 GMT. The FTSE, however, was down 2.2 percent from last Friday's close.