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  • *Oil down on Yemen news. LONDON, April 22- European stocks fell on Wednesday, with a series of weak company earnings reports reversing a rally seen earlier in the week and halting the positive momentum overnight that lifted some of Asia's biggest markets to multi-year highs. Europe's FTSE EuroFirst 300 index of leading shares was down 0.3 percent, Germany's DAX...

  • *Oil down on Yemen news. LONDON, April 22- European stocks fell on Wednesday, failing to extend an overnight rally in Asia as investors looked to Greece's debt crisis and lurch towards possible default as an excuse to cash in gains chalked up earlier in the week. Europe's EuroFirst 300 index of leading shares was down 0.2 percent, Germany's DAX was down 0.1 percent...

  • Japan's Nikkei closes at 15-year high, Europe stocks down Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 2:35 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's stock benchmark closed above the 20,000- level for the first time in 15 years Wednesday, encouraged by the country's first monthly trade surplus since 2012. European stocks fell, however, and Wall Street was expected to open lower. CORPORATE EUROPE: Earnings results were mixed in Europe, with British retailer Tesco reporting a big 5.7 billion...

  • *Crude oil extends losses as Yemen bombing ends. TOKYO, April 22- Asian equities were mostly firmer on Wednesday with stimulus-fueled Chinese shares taking the lead, while oil sagged after Saudi Arabia ended its military campaign in Yemen, easing tensions in the energy-rich Middle East. Spread betters expected Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC to...

  • Uk election no big deal for FTSE?   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Uk election no big deal for FTSE?

    Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, says he doesn't think the U.K. election will be the biggest factor affecting the FTSE.

  • Asian stocks mostly higher as Japan exports improve Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    TAKING IT ALL IN: "It seems the market is in a holding pattern as investors are waiting to see just how much the dollar impacts corporate earnings," said Russell Price, Ameriprise Financial's senior economist. The chemical giant also lowered its forecast for full-year profits, and its stock fell $2.15, or 3 percent, to $70.70. CLEANING UP: Kimberly-Clark jumped 4...

  • *Blue-chip FTSE 100 finishes 0.8 pct higher. LONDON, April 20- Mining stocks helped Britain's top share index rebound on Monday after China moved to support stuttering growth in the world's biggest consumer of metals. The FTSE 350 mining index rose 2 percent, the top sectoral gainer, after China cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves.

  • LONDON, April 20- Mining stocks helped Britain's top share index rebound on Monday, benefiting from stimulus measures in China to support stuttering growth in the world's biggest consumer of metals. The FTSE 350 mining index rose 1.7 percent, the top sectoral gainer, after China cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves to help combat a slowdown in...

  • Britain's FTSE gains as China stimulus boosts miners Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 7:26 AM ET

    LONDON, April 20- Mining stocks helped Britain's top share index rebound on Monday, benefiting from stimulus measures in China to support stuttering growth in the world's biggest consumer of metals. The FTSE 350 mining index rose 1.7 percent, the top sectoral gainer, after China cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves to help combat a slowdown in...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— European stocks rose on Monday as investors shrugged off concerns about China's slowing economy that had battered Asian markets earlier in the day. Wall Street was set to open higher after strong earnings from Morgan Stanley. CHINA STIMULUS: China's central bank on Sunday cut the required reserve ratio for banks by 1 percentage point to...

  • TOKYO, April 20- An index of Asian shares slipped on Monday and Chinese stock markets erased earlier sharp gains made after China's central bank boosted banks' lending power by reducing their reserve requirements. Britain's FTSE 100 was seen to open 35 to 36 points higher, or up 0.5 percent; Germany's DAX to open 23 to 25 points higher, or up 0.2 percent; and France's...

  • UK car dealerships shine on stock market Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    LONDON, April 17- With many of Britain's classic car brands now foreign-owned, fund managers and brokers are turning to domestic-listed dealerships to cash in on resurgent car sales and wage growth in the UK without investing abroad. Data this month showed that UK new car registrations rose 6 percent in March, setting a record for the month this century, while...

  • Greek 'day of reckoning' shakes stock markets Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Fear that Greece could default on its debt and abandon the euro rattled global financial markets Friday. News that negotiations between Greece and its international lenders are making little progress sent European stock markets down sharply, and the selling spread across the Atlantic. "The day of reckoning" for Greece is fast approaching, said Uri...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets were mostly lower on Friday while stocks in mainland China extended their gains on expectations of further policy easing. KEEPING SCORE: European markets opened mixed with Britain's FTSE 100 up 0.4 percent at 7,090.82 and France's CAC 40 adding 0.1 percent to 5,227.91. CHINA STIMULUS: Stocks in Shanghai continued their...

  • Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open up by 12 to 15 points, or 0.2 percent higher. Europe's stock markets have lately pushed to multi-year peaks, with both the FTSE and DAX setting record highs this year as new economic stimulus measures from the European Central Bank offset worries about Greece's fiscal woes. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • China stocks up on stimulus hope, other markets subdued Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    Major markets in Europe fell amid renewed concerns that Greece could default on its debts. HUGE QUEUE: Netflix added 4.9 million subscribers in the first three months of the year, better than any other quarter since the company started streaming video eight years ago. All told, Netflix finished March with 62 million subscribers around the world.

  • Media stocks drag down European equities from highs Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:31 AM ET

    The STOXX Europe Media index dropped 1.3 percent, the top sectoral decliner, dragged down by a 3.6 percent fall in Pearson after a report saying the Los Angeles Unified School District was seeking a refund from Apple over a bungled $1.3 billion iPad plan with curriculum from Pearson. Around Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 index was down 0.3 percent and Germany's DAX...

  • Greek default fears weighing on European markets Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:03 AM ET

    LONDON— European stock markets fell Thursday amid renewed concerns over Greece's future in the euro currency. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks slipped, with Germany's DAX falling 1.6 percent to 12,033 and France's CAC 40 dipping 0.6 percent to 5,222. Greece's main stock market, which has underperformed most of its European peers this week, was 0.8 percent lower.

  • *Alcatel shares fall back as Nokia unveils bid details. PARIS, April 15- European stocks rallied on Wednesday, with one regional benchmark hitting a level not seen since late 2000, after the European Central Bank said it remained committed to its full asset-buying programme to revive the euro zone economy. "Our focus will be on the full implementation of our...

  • LONDON, April 15- European shares hit a 14- year high and the euro fell on Wednesday after the European Central Bank affirmed its loose policy stance and as weak data from China raised prospects of monetary easing there too. Firmer commodity prices and merger news also helped hoist European stocks, and U.S. stock index futures pointed to a firmer start on Wall...