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  • The DAX powered above 12,000 points for the first time and the main pan-euro zone benchmark indices hit seven-year highs, while U.S. futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street of around 0.5 percent. Wall Street looks set to rebound from last week's fall-- the third consecutive down week for U.S. stocks-- lifted by Europe's rally. The European Central Bank last...

  • *Euro slides to 12- year low. LONDON, March 16- The euro struck a fresh 12- year low on Monday and euro zone stocks reached new peaks on bets that the currency's relentless fall will boost corporate earning prospects just as the rising dollar hits those of U.S. firms. In early European trading the euro was up 1/ 3 of a percent against the dollar at $1.0530, having slid to...

  • Europe markets close up; oil in the spotlight   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe markets close up; oil in the spotlight

    European equities closed slightly higher Friday, as the oil and gas sector took another hit from tumbling prices.

  • LONDON, March 13- European shares edged up at the open on Friday, setting up Germany's Dax index for its longest streak of weekly gains since 1998, as traders added to their bets on an economic recovery in Europe. Automakers, travel& leisure and real estate were all up 0.6-0.7 percent at 0813 GMT. The FTSE, however, was down 2.2 percent from last Friday's close.

  • Europe shares close flat; FTSE higher on Asos, TSB   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe shares close flat; FTSE higher on Asos, TSB

    European equities closed largely flat to lower on Thursday, as investors reacted to earnings and banking news and considered the implications of the European Central Bank's (ECB) newly launched quantitative easing (QE) program.

  • LONDON, March 12- The euro pulled out of its recent dive on Thursday, chalking up its biggest rise against the dollar in a month, after a week of breakneck moves in the world's two biggest currencies. The dollar's reversal, cemented by weak U.S. retail sales data, gave some respite to emerging markets as well as to oil and commodities heavily correlated to the U.S....

  • TOKYO, March 12- A surprise interest rate cut by South Korea's central bank on Thursday helped lift an index of Asian stocks away from the previous session's seven-week trough, while the euro plumbed a new 12- year low as the European Central Bank's easing pressured euro zone bond yields. Financial spreadbetters predicted some of Asia's luster would rub off in...

  • Falling euro boosts European stocks; Adecco up 6%   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Falling euro boosts European stocks; Adecco up 6%

    European equities closed higher on Wednesday, bouncing back heavy losses seen in the previous session, with stocks of exporting companies boosted by the falling euro.

  • *Batch of soft China data nudges Aussie to 6- year trough. TOKYO, March 11- Asian stocks skidded to a two-month low on Wednesday as nervous markets recoiled on worries about an earlier U.S. interest rate hike, a prospect that sent the dollar to a 12- year high against the euro. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4 percent after...

  • *Credit Suisse surges after naming new CEO. LONDON, March 10- European shares slipped further on Tuesday from a seven-year high after sharply weaker oil and metals prices pulled down commodities stocks, although Credit Suisse rallied after naming a new chief executive. "Credit Suisse has had different issues throughout the years and someone with a diverse...

  • European stocks finish sharply lower, Credit Suisse surges

    European equities extended losses to close sharply down on Tuesday, as the sell-off in U.S. stocks gained momentum, with investors spooked by the weakness in the price of oil, currency turmoil and ongoing negotiations surrounding Greece.

  • *Credit Suisse surges after naming new CEO. LONDON, March 10- European shares slipped further away from a recent seven-year high on Tuesday as a sharp decline in crude oil and metals prices hit commodities stocks, although a rally in Credit Suisse capped market losses. "Credit Suisse has had different issues throughout the years and someone with a diverse...

  • Europe stocks end lower amid US hike jitters   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe stocks end lower amid US hike jitters

    European equities finished lower on Monday amid speculation that Friday's better-than-expected U.S. jobs report will lead the Federal Reserve to hike rates soon.

  • LONDON, March 6- While UK stocks have broadly shrugged off the looming general election, some investors are shunning a sector that risks becoming a political punch bag. Domestic utilities including Centrica and SSE have fallen since the start of 2015, even as the FTSE 100 index has hit record highs. The opposition Labour Party is campaigning to give the energy...

  • Europe shares end mixed after robust US jobs data

    European equities closed mixed on Friday, as fresh jobs data from the U.S. beat market expectations.

  • *$35 bln poured into Europe stocks, bonds since QE unveiled. PARIS, March 6- European stocks rose on Friday with shares in stainless steel producers surging after news the European Union was set to impose anti-dumping duties on imports from China and Taiwan. Sources told Reuters the EU will impose anti-dumping duties later this month on imports of stainless...

  • Aviva ensures FTSE 100's move back toward record highs Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    *Aviva and Friends Life surge after strong results. LONDON, March 5- Britain's top share index approached record highs again on Thursday, lifted by a rally in insurance stocks such as Aviva after positive results in the sector. Aviva rose 7.1 percent, to be among the top gainers in the FTSE 100, after reporting higher profits.

  • Europe markets cheered by ECB as it sets the date   Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe markets cheered by ECB as it sets the date

    European equities ended higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) set a start date for its bond-buying program and upped economic growth forecasts for the euro zone.

  • *Tullow down on project delay and FTSE demotion worries. The Greek banking index fell nearly 10 percent, while lenders National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank and Alpha Bank fell 10.0 to 11.8 percent to feature among the top decliners. "The fears about a possible default for Greece are certainly not completely off the table," Gerhard Schwarz, head of equity strategy at...

  • LONDON, March 2- European shares retreated from multi-year highs on Monday, with Greek banks slipping on lingering concerns about the country's debt and Tullow Oil falling on worries about project delays and its likely ejection from a major share index. The Greek banking index fell 9.4 percent, while lenders National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank and Alpha Bank...