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  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Portugal woes sink European stocks Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    *Earnings, valuations concerns dominate in Europe. LONDON, July 10- Europe's debt-sodden periphery was back at the top of the list of financial concerns on Thursday, troubles around Portugal's biggest listed bank pushing shares sharply lower and quelling demand for an issue of bonds by Greece.

  • LONDON, July 10- European shares extended losses on Thursday, weighed down by heavy falls in southern indexes after weak economic data from Italy and mounting concerns about the financial health of Portugal's largest listed bank.

  • LONDON, July 9- World stocks fell on Wednesday as a decline in Chinese inflation and weaker European industrial data combined to suggest global growth may be slowing, eclipsing a positive start to the U.S. earnings season.

  • *Chinese inflation data hits stocks, outweighs Alcoa earnings beat. LONDON, July 9- World stocks fell on Wednesday as cooling Chinese inflation overnight added to weak European industrial data earlier in the week, pointing to slowing global growth and eclipsing a positive start to the U.S. earnings season.

  • European stock markets flat as glum outlook weighs Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:24 AM ET

    LONDON, July 9- European stock markets were mixed on Wednesday, regaining some poise after a drop in the previous session, though disappointing trading updates from French caterer Sodexo and U.K. insurer Admiral weighed.

  • LONDON, July 8- Europe's main stock indices and lower-rated government bonds slipped on Tuesday amid reports of new U.S. fines for banks and dimming prospects the European Central Bank will launch an asset- purchase program.

  • *UK output dips unexpectedly, sterling falls. LONDON, July 8- Europe's main stock indices and lower-rated government bonds slipped on Tuesday amid reports of new U.S. fines for banks and dimming prospects the European Central Bank will launch an asset purchase programme.

  • *UK output dips unexpectedly, sterling falls. LONDON, July 8- Europe's main stock indices and lower-rated government bonds slipped on Tuesday amid reports of new U.S. fines for banks and dimming prospects the European Central Bank will launch an asset purchase programme.

  • Bank shares weighed on European equity indexes, compounding losses after a two-session drop, as Germany's largest lenders were said to be negotiating a settlement with U.S. authorities over their dealings with countries blacklisted by Washington following a huge fine for French lender BNP Paribas.

  • *Asian markets mixed, Japan down while Indonesia extends rally. SYDNEY, July 8- Asian stocks tracked sideways on Tuesday as Wall Street turned cautious ahead of the corporate reporting season while earnings guidance from regional tech heavyweight Samsung came in well short of forecasts.

  • European shares edge lower after German data miss Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:08 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.2 pct. *Total, Sanofi fall after cautioning over results. EDINBURGH, July 7- European shares fell on Monday after weak data out of Germany took the wind out of a rally that saw a top index post its best week in over three months.

  • UBS: Rate hikes in UK before year ends     Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, forecasts interest rates in the U.K. will be hiked before the end of 2014.

  • European shares inch up ahead of payrolls, ECB Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:42 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.2 pct. *Balfour Beatty tumbles 11 pct after profit warning. At 0731 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.2 percent at 1,387.42 points, as was the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index at 3,257.93 points.

  • *Spreadbetters see mixed open for Europe. *Asia in wait-and-see mood before 1230 GMT U.S. jobs data. Spreadbetters saw a mixed open for Europe, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open up as much as 0.1 percent higher, Germany's DAX 0.1 percent lower and France's CAX effectively flat.

  • Philips and Vestas Wind lead European shares higher Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 4:04 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.3 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.4 pct. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index gained 0.4 percent to 3,241.65 points, bouncing off a support level tested last week, the index's 50- day moving average.

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent. Spread betters in Europe also predicted opening gains of between 0.1 and 0.3 percent for the FTSE 100, DAX and CAC 40. The S&P 500 EMini contract was a whisker firmer.

  • Japan's benchmark Nikkei fell 1.5 percent and regional markets, with the exception of Wellington and Mumbai, were posting losses. The MSCI's dollar-denominated index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down just 0.1 percent as slight gains in some regional currencies offset falls in share prices in local-currency terms.

  • LONDON, June 26- The London Stock Exchange Group unveiled the largest acquisition in its history, snapping up U.S. group Frank Russell for $2.7 billion to boost its position in the world's largest financial services market and sending its shares surging.

  • SYDNEY, June 26- Asian shares swung higher on Thursday as weak U.S. growth seemed to further delay the day when interest rates might rise, prompting investors to plough funds into riskier assets in a desperate search for returns.

  • TOKYO, June 25- Asian shares fell on Wednesday, echoing losses on Wall Street as concerns about escalating violence in Iraq eclipsed stronger U.S. economic data.