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  • Europe shares end higher; banks rally on stimulus hopes Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    PARIS, Nov 25- European stocks ended slightly higher on Tuesday as euro zone banking shares climbed on mounting expectation of more stimulus from the European Central Bank. Crude prices fell again on Tuesday, down by more than $1 a barrel to near four-year lows, after a meeting between Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and major non- OPEC oil exporters ended with no deal on...

  • *Oil steady ahead of this week's OPEC meeting. NEW YORK, Nov 25- A surprising upward revision in U.S. third-quarter economic growth set off an early rally on Wall Street on Tuesday only to see prices knocked back by the lowest U.S. consumer confidence data since June, dragging down the U.S. dollar in the process. Earlier bets on more support from the European Central...

  • European shares hit nine-week high, led by banks Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 25- European stocks rose on Tuesday, with a key benchmark index hitting a nine-week high as euro zone banking shares gained on mounting expectation of more stimulus from the European Central Bank. Shares in Deutsche Bank, Banco Santander and BNP Paribas were up 1.7-2.8 percent. The benchmark index has risen nearly 15 percent from a low hit in...

  • *Oil under pressure ahead of this week's OPEC meeting. LONDON, Nov 25- Bets on more central bank support kept European shares at a two-month high and the region's bond yields at record lows on Tuesday, as oil prices hovered at just under $80 a barrel ahead of an OPEC meeting this week. Asian stocks had dipped despite another record high for Wall Street overnight, and...

  • *Euro STOXX 50 up 1 pct, FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.4 pct. The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 index was up 1 percent at 3,225.47 points at 1150 GMT, taking its gain since the close on Thursday to 4 percent. Around Europe, Germany's DAX index and France's CAC 40 rose 0.8 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively, outperforming a 0.1 percent fall in Britain's FTSE 100 and Switzerland's SMI.

  • European shares extend rally after China rate cut Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 21- European stocks extended an early rally on Friday morning, led by mining shares after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than two years in an attempt to lift its cooling economy. European mining shares, strongly affected by China's economic growth, featured among the top gainers, with Rio Tinto up 3.9...

  • Investor settlement is a catalyst for micex  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Mikhail Liluashvili, Russia economist at Oxford Economics says the main catalyst driving the MICEX market is "investor settlement" and discusses the three factors contributing to the weak ruble.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 0.7 pct lower. *Technip weighs on France's CAC after CGG bid. France's CAC fell 0.7 percent, with Germany's DAX down 0.5 percent.

  • TOKYO, Nov 18- Asian stocks sagged on Tuesday amid profit taking in Hong Kong and Chinese markets, while Tokyo shares rebounded on expectations that Japan will opt for a snap election that may lead to fresh stimulus measures. Spreadbetters saw a slightly higher start for Europe in the wake of Japan's rebound, forecasting Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and...

  • Spreadbetters expected the cautious mood in risk assets continuing into Europe, forecasting an effectively flat open for London's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.3 percent. "As Federal Reserve policy shifts towards monetary tightening, the kind of risk aversion stemming from...

  • Europe shares fall as energy stocks sag along with oil Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    Brent futures tumbled nearly 2 percent to below $79 a barrel, hitting a four-year low, dragged down in part by data showing that China's economy lost further momentum in October. Shares in Total fell 1.4 percent, Seadrill dropped 3.3 percent and Saipem shed 4 percent. Britain's FTSE 100 equity index was down by 0.1 percent, France's CAC fell 0.4 percent while...

  • European shares end lower as utilities, banks slide Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    *Italy's FTSE MIB underperforms wider market. The utilities index fell 2.4 percent, the biggest sectoral decliner, led by a 5.9 percent drop in Italy's Enel after it lowered its debt-reduction target for 2014 and reported a drop in nine-month core earnings. This shows that the underlying problems for the market are still very much intact, "said Gerhard Schwarz,...

  • Europe shares fall; banks mixed after forex probe fines Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:48 AM ET

    *HSBC, RBS, UBS, Barclays in focus after forex probe fines. The regulators imposed penalties totalling $3.4 billion on UBS, Citigroup, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and JP Morgan. HSBC was down 0.9 percent and RBS dipped 0.2 percent, while the Frankfurt- listed shares of JPMorgan and Citi were down 0.6-0.9 percent.

  • European shares trim some gains as Italian stocks fall Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    *Vodafone up 5.7 pct as it raises guidance. LONDON, Nov 11- Europe's benchmark index of top shares trimmed its gains on Tuesday, hurt by a fall in Italian stocks and a weak open on Wall Street, but remained supported by strength in telecoms issues. Italy's FTSE MIB underperformed, down 0.2 percent, led lower by a 3.8 percent fall in UniCredit.

  • LONDON, Nov 7- European shares slipped while Wall Street looked set to open marginally higher after a monthly U.S. non-farm payrolls report showed job creation solidly above 200,000 in October but shy of the 230-240,000 forecast by analysts. A deepening crisis of confidence in the rouble had dominated morning talk on European markets, with signs the head of...

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Asian shares and commodity currencies stumbled on Thursday as prices for a host of commodities retreated on lingering concerns over slower global growth, while Tokyo stocks stepped back after posting large gains in a Bank of Japan-inspired rally. European shares are seen falling, with spread-betters expecting Britain's FTSE to decline 0.3...

  • TOKYO, Nov 5- The dollar and U.S. stock futures pushed higher on Wednesday after Republicans scored a sweeping victory in U.S. mid-term elections, while Asian shares wilted and oil prices extended losses after more soft economic data from China. Financial spreadbetters expected the equities gloom to lift in early European trade, predicting Britain's FTSE 100...

  • *Dollar, yields jump after Fed ends QE. LONDON, Oct 30- The dollar surged to a three-week high, bond yields rose and gold fell on Thursday after the U.S. Asian shares mostly fell, following a slight decline on Wall Street overnight.

  • *Kiwi slides on softer New Zealand rate outlook. Spreadbetters expected a more stable start for Europe, forecasting an effectively flat open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.6 percent.

  • *Investors hope for soothing Fed message. LONDON, Oct 29- World stocks rose on Wednesday, lifted by corporate earnings and expectations that the U.S. Euro zone banking stocks were down almost 2 percent, dragged lower by Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank which announced a third-quarter net loss on heavy legal costs.