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  • 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...

  • LONDON, Oct 3- European equity indexes bounced from "oversold" territory on Friday after their steepest falls in several months, with British low-cost airline easyJet the biggest gainer after raising its profit forecast. Shares in easyJet rose 4.2 percent to the top of the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which was up 0.6 percent at 1,343.28 points at 0707...

  • LONDON, Oct 2- European shares fell sharply on Thursday, with Italy's benchmark index recording its biggest one-day percentage drop in 19 months, after the European Central Bank gave fewer details than the market had expected about its plan to buy secured debt. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed 2.4 percent lower at 1,335.11 points, the biggest...

  • LONDON, Oct 2- European shares fell sharply on Thursday, with Italy's benchmark index recording its biggest one-day percentage drop in 18 months, after the European Central Bank gave fewer details than the market had expected about its plan to buy secured debt. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed 2.4 percent lower at 1,335.11 points, the biggest...

  • LONDON, Oct 2- European shares fell sharply on Thursday, with Italy's FTSE MIB share index recording its biggest daily percentage drop in 18 months, after the European Central Bank gave less details about its plan to buy secured debt than the market had expected. Overall, today's ECB meeting confirms that governing council is now in wait and see mode, " Azad Zangana,...

  • *Europe stocks slump after ECB disappoints. *Wall Street edges lower after global sell-off. Wall Street opened slightly lower after a sharp sell-off the previous session but it was Europe that remained under fire, with stocks tumbling anew after the European Central Bank's monthly meeting left markets feeling unsatisfied.

  • *Europe stocks drop as global sell-off continues. LONDON, Oct 2- World stocks and oil were knocked hard on Thursday after global manufacturing data and an Ebola health scare in the United States spooked markets, sending investors scurrying to the safety of U.S. bonds, the yen and gold. Confirmation of a case of Ebola in the United States joined a growing list of...

  • *Seadrill shares fall, weaker oil prices weigh. LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 2- European stocks slipped for a second straight session on Thursday, with a benchmark share index hitting a five-week low as growth worries persisted after soft manufacturing data from Asia and Europe. Traders were keen for details on the European Central Bank's new asset-buying plan, due later on...

  • LONDON, Oct 2- World stocks were knocked hard on Thursday after global manufacturing data and an Ebola health scare in the United States spooked markets, sending investors scurrying to the safety of U.S. bonds, the yen and gold. All that pushed MSCI's 45- country world stock index to a five-month low and Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAX fell 0.3-0.6...

  • Oct 2- Electrocomponents Plc, a British distributor of electronic products for engineers, said it expects to report a smaller first-half operating profit, hurt by fewer trading days and adverse currency movements. Electrocomponents' shares fell as much as much as 5 percent to 208 pence on Thursday morning, taking the stock to its lowest in more than two years.

  • European shares hit five-week low; eyes on ECB Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 4:10 AM ET

    *Allianz slips as Pimco suffers massive outflows. PARIS, Oct 2- European shares fell in early trading on Thursday, with a benchmark index hitting a five-week low as soft global manufacturing data prompted investors to cut equity holdings worldwide. Shares in Allianz fell 0.4 percent, adding to recent sharp losses, after the firm's asset management unit Pimco...