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  • European shares inch higher; Sanofi drops again Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    *Fugro tumbles 21 pct after saying it won't pay dividend. PARIS, Oct 29- European stocks inched higher early on Wednesday, tracking sharp gains on Wall Street ahead of a U.S. France's Schneider Electric rose 3.1 percent after reporting a 7 percent rise in third-quarter sales and saying Western Europe showed long-awaited but fragile signs of stabilisation.

  • Europe's main indices followed the overnight lead from Wall Street and Asia, although the third-quarter earnings reports out of Europe weren't quite as solid as those from the United States. Germany's DAX was up almost 1 percent in early trade, Britain's FTSE was up half a percent, and France's CAC 40 up a third of one percent. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • TOKYO, Oct 29- Asian shares climbed to one-month highs on Wednesday, steered by a robust Wall Street on optimism over corporate earnings and prospects the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 1.1 percent, led by a 1.8 percent rise in South Korean shares. European shares are expected to follow suit, with spreadbetters looking to...

  • LONDON, Oct 28- World stocks inched up and U.S. bond yields steadied after almost three weeks of gains on Tuesday with Federal Reserve policy setters expected to end six years of aggressive monetary stimulus. With the euro zone running into turbulence again and China's giant economy also struggling for pace, the prospect of a world without U.S. stimulus has...

  • Robust earnings help Europe stocks resume rally Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:35 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.8 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.9 pct. *Sanofi share drop represents $10 bln market value wipeout. PARIS, Oct 28- European shares rose in early trade on Tuesday, reversing the previous session's dip as better-than-expected results from a number of blue-chips including pharma group Novartis and bank UBS helped lift sentiment.

  • "Ahead of the European open, we're calling the major bourses positive with a bit of a recovery after yesterday's weakness," he said, predicting London's FTSE could open about 0.2 higher, while Germany's DAX and France's CAC could open up 0.3 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shrugged off early losses and a lacklustre...

  • *Morgan Stanley strategists remain' overweight banks'. PARIS/ LONDON, Oct 27- European stocks fell on Monday as investors booked recent gains after the European Central Bank review of the region's banks and a German business sentiment index dropped to its lowest in almost two years. Among the few gainers, shares in Austria's Erste Group Bank added 3.5 percent and...

  • *Morgan Stanley strategists remain' overweight banks'. PARIS/ LONDON, Oct 27- European stocks fell on Monday, as investors booked the gains they made after the European Central Bank's review of the region's banks and an index of German business sentiment dropped to its lowest in almost two years. Among the few gainers, shares in Austria's Erste Group Bank added 4.5...

  • Asian stocks muted after US, Europe declines Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 2:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Energy companies nudged U.S. stocks lower Monday afternoon as the price of oil languished around $80 a barrel and more disappointing economic news emerged from Europe. Goldman Sachs lowered its outlook for crude prices and a report on business confidence in Germany, Europe's largest economy, showed a sixth straight month of declines.

  • TOKYO, Oct 20- Japanese stocks led a rally in Asia on Monday, after solid U.S. data and earnings calmed tumult in global financial markets and reassured investors worried about the health of the world economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan surged 1.3 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average jumped about 3.7 percent, posting its...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent, on course to log its sixth straight week of losses with a fall of 0.9 percent so far this week. Germany's DAX is seen starting up to 0.1 percent higher while France's CAC 40 could be 0.3 percent and Britain's FTSE 0.2 percent. A possible recession in Europe, a floundering economy in...

  • *Caution reigns after disappointing China inflation reading. Market volatility has surged in recent weeks as investors weigh the timing of expected interest rate increases, especially in the United States, against disappointing macroeconomic signals such as a worse-than-expected inflation reading from China. Britain's FTSE 100 benchmark stock index...

  • *Caution reigns after disappointing China inflation reading. Market volatility has surged in recent weeks as investors weigh the timing of expected interest rate increases, especially in the United States, against disappointing macroeconomic signals such as a worse-than-expected inflation reading from China. There were pockets of choppiness in Europe,...

  • *Spreadbetters expect lower open for Europe. In a reflection of the cautious mood, spreadbetters saw a lower open for Europe, forecasting Britain's FTSE to start as much as 0.2 percent lower, Germany's DAX down 0.17 percent and France's CAX 0.4 percent lower. "Against a backdrop of deteriorating economic data it will remain difficult for stocks to rally...

  • European equities trim losses, buoyed by U.S. earnings Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 14- European stock markets trimmed earlier losses on Tuesday, with Britain's FTSE and Germany's DAX in positive territory, with traders citing a rise in U.S. equity futures on the back of positive corporate earnings. The FTSE was up by 0.2 percent and the DAX by 0.1 percent, while the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index index stood at 1,289.57 points-...

  • *Wall Street expected to dip as Q3 earnings get into gear. Wall Street was expected to open lower, beaten-down oil and commodity prices were sliding again and bond yields in much of Europe, which have plunged during years of cheap funding from the Fed and the world's other major central banks, hit record lows. But Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40...

  • *Wall Street shares make biggest gains in 2014. LONDON, Oct 9- World stock markets roared their approval on Thursday of reassurances the U.S. There were big gains on Wall Street and for Asia stocks, and European shares duly followed suit as Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 rose 0.7, 1.2 and 0.8 percent respectively in early trading.

  • But data and forecasts from China, Spain and Germany all supported the picture painted by the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday: a world economy struggling to end a cycle of low growth and financial trauma it has been stuck in since 2008.. Japan's Nikkei index lost 1.2 percent and Asian shares outside Japan fell by a full percentage point.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Growth worries grip stocks, oil Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:33 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 8- European stock markets fell for a second day on Wednesday, pushing world share indexes back towards their lowest in six months as concern mounts over the strength of global economic growth. Forecasts from the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday added to the sense that the world economy is still struggling to break out of the cycle of lower...

  • The lacklustre mood was seen spreading to Europe, where financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open 1 to 3 points higher, or up 0.05 points; Germany's DAX to open 35 points lower, or down 0.4 percent; and France's CAC 40 to open 11 to 12 points lower, or down 0.3 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up about 0.3...