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  • Europe Shares Close Narrowly Higher Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    European shares closed narrowly higher on Friday, having pared gains when mixed economic reports from the U.S. did little to soothe concerns about an imminent end to the Federal Reserve's bond buying program.

  • Europe Shares Pare Losses for Flat Close Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    European shares pared losses to close marginally lower on Thursday, after upbeat economic reports from the U.S.

  • Europe Close Lower on Central Bank Fears Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday, mirroring losses in U.S. markets.

  • Europe Stocks Close Lower After BoJ Disappointment Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply lower on Tuesday, on ongoing concerns about the scaling back of monetary stimulus programs by central banks.

  • Miners Drag European Shares Slightly Lower Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:49 AM ET

    European shares closed slightly lower on Monday, dragged down by miners following warnings from analysts that Chinese growth would slow further after weaker than expected trade data.

  • Europe Closes Sharply Higher After US Jobs Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply higher on Friday following the monthly U.S. government employment report that showed more jobs were added to the economy than expected in May.

  • European Stocks Close Lower After Rates Decision Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday after both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England left their main benchmark interest rates unchanged.

  • Europe Shares Close Down on US Data Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    European shares accelerated losses to close lower on Wednesday, as investors reacted to a string of economic data released for key European countries.

  • Europe Shares Close Higher But Off Peaks Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 11:54 AM ET

    European markets closed higher, but off session highs in afternoon trade on Tuesday, as worse-than-expected factory data for the euro zone dented investor sentiment.

  • Europe Stocks Close Down on Profit-Taking Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 7:39 AM ET

    European shares closed near session lows on Monday on profit-taking despite better-than-expected euro zone manufacturing data.

  • Europe Stocks Close Lower After Euro Zone Data Friday, 31 May 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Friday after disappointing euro zone data was released and markets continued to see selling with fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve could begin to taper its asset-purchasing program.

  • Europe Shares Close Higher Despite US Data Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    European shares pared gains, but closed higher on Thursday, after a round of soft U.S. data.

  • Europe Shares Close Near Multi-Year Highs Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:48 AM ET

    European shares closed near multi-near highs on Tuesday, boosted by reassurances from the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank that ultra-loose monetary policy will continue.

  • HSBC Drags Europe to Weak Close Friday, 24 May 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Friday, as investors remained cautious following a volatile session in Asia, and a weak start to U.S. trade.

  • Europe Shares Close Sharply Down on Fed Fears Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:47 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday, after a huge 7.3 percent drop in Japan's Nikkei index. The sell-off was sparked by weak China data and fears the Federal Reserve may end its asset-purchasing program sooner than expected.

  • Europe Stocks Close Narrowly Up After Bernanke Speech Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday, mirroring gains in the U.S. after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated his commitment to maintaining loose monetary policy. However, both European and U.S. shares pared some gains after Bernanke's more hawkish comments in the Q&A session.

  • Europe Shares Close Lower on Fed Fears Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    European shares closed narrowly lower on Tuesday, with global markets cautious amid ongoing worries the Federal Reserve may taper its bond purchase program.

  • Europe Shares Close Mixed; Italy, Spain Lag Monday, 20 May 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Monday afternoon, after briefly touching fresh five-year highs earlier during the session.

  • Europe Shares Close at Record Highs on Autos Rally Friday, 17 May 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    European stocks closed higher after volatile trade on Friday, boosted by a rally in the auto sector. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 closed provisionally at a new 5-year closing peak.

  • Europe Shares Close Narrowly Lower After US Data Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    European shares closed flat-to-lower on Thursday, pressured by downbeat data from the U.S. that included a jump in jobless claims and a drop in housing starts.