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  • Europe Stocks Close Higher Ahead of Fed Meeting Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Monday, as investors looked ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later this week. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed unofficially higher, following gains to Asian and U.S. markets.

  • 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.

  • A worker installs solar panels at the Lieberose Solar Park on the park's partial inauguration day August 20, 2009 in Lieberose, Germany.

    The European Union will press ahead with duties on billions of euros of Chinese solar panels despite resistance from Germany, people close to the matter said.

  • 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 Closes Lower on Fed Uncertainty Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Wednesday as concerns continued over the possibility the Federal Reserve might begin tapering of asset-purchasing.

  • 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.

  • EU Stocks Close Higher in Thin Trade; Boosted by Fiat Monday, 27 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stock markets kicked off the week with gains, rebounding from last week's losses.

  • Club Med in Grecolimano, Greece

    Club Mediterranee's top shareholders said on Monday they plan to offer to buy the holiday group alongside the company's management.

  • 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.

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