*FTSEurofirst 300 index closes 0.2 pct higher. LONDON, May 22- European shares hit a new five-year high on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would retain its stimulus measures until the economy improved.» Read More
European stocks were predicted to open slightly higher on Tuesday after closing down on Monday amid renewed concerns over the European debt crisis and political deadlock in Washington over the US debt ceiling.
European stocks were expected to open sharply lower on Monday after they ended higher for the day and week on Friday following a successful conclusion to the euro zone debt deal on Thursday and better than expected earnings news.
European stocks were set to open higher on Friday, as euro zone leaders finally agreed on a fresh bailout for Greece and on enhanced powers for the monetary union's rescue fund.
European shares are expected to open flat Thursday as investors remain cautious over the possibility that a resolution to the European sovereign debt crisis can be reached.
The European markets were expected to open higher Wednesday as stocks bounced back ahead of an EU summit aimed at resolving the regional debt crisis.
European markets were expected to open slightly higher Tuesday, rebounding from Monday's losing session as the concerns over last week's European bank stress tests are replaced by optimism over company earnings.
European stocks were expected to open lower Monday as unease about debt issues maintains its grip on both sides of the Atlantic, pushing gold to a new record high.
European stocks were set for a lower open Friday, after ending the previous session down on lingering worries about the euro zone's debt problems.
European stocks are expected to open sharply lower on Thursday following a late sell-off on Wall Street as Moody's warned on US debt.
European stocks are expected to open flat on Wednesday as data showed the Chinese growth story remained on track and with investors digesting news that Ireland's rating was cut to junk.
European markets are expected to open sharply lower amid fears the debt crisis is spreading to Italy, the euro zone’s third-largest economy.
European stocks were expected to have a muted open on Monday as investors wait for the latest news from European Union officials on how to resolve the Greek debt crisis.
European stocks were expected to open higher on Friday after hitting a five-week high by Thursday's close, following encouraging private sector jobs data in the US and ahead of the government's crucial non-farm payroll report on Friday.
European stocks were expected to open higher on Thursday after ending Wednesday lower as the Moody's downgrade of Portugal's sovereign credit rating to "junk" status renewed concerns over euro zone debt, ahead of interest rate decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.
European stocks were expected to edge higher on Wednesday after a mixed close on Tuesday and following the decision by credit rating agency Moody's to downgrade Portugal's credit rating to junk status.
European shares are expected to open flat to slightly lower on Tuesday as one-month high equity prices prompt investors to take profits ahead of the euro zone services PMI and retail sales data, which may offer some short-term direction to the market.
European stocks were expected to open higher on Monday after they hit a one-month closing high on Friday as better-than-expected manufacturing data for June raised hopes that the US recovery is still on track and euro zone finance ministers agreed to release the next tranche of aid to Greece.
European stock index futures pointed to a stronger open for equities on Friday, after shares hit a near-one month high a day earlier, with focus likely to be on manufacturing data from both sides of the Atlantic for clues on the health of the economy.
European stocks were expected to open higher on Thursday following a crunch vote in the Greek parliament on Wednesday, approving a fresh round of austerity measures in the country and amid optimism that a second vote will pass on Thursday to turn the measures into law.
European stocks were expected to open higher after ending up on Tuesday’s close amid optimism that the Greek parliament will approve fresh austerity measures in a vote on Wednesday.