Europe Markets Overview


  • 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.

  • M&S Posts Second Straight Fall in Annual Profit Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:41 AM ET

    British retailer Marks & Spencer posted its lowest annual profit since 2009 on Tuesday as a struggling general merchandise division dragged on growth in food sales.

  • Vodafone Silent on Verizon, Posts Fall in Revenue Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:33 AM ET

    Vodafone posted its largest ever quarterly fall in key organic service revenue on Tuesday, down 4.2 percent.

  • 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.

  • Europe Shares Close Higher as Risk-On Rally Resumes Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    European shares were higher in early afternoon trade on Wednesday despite preliminary growth data from the euro zone missing estimates.

  • European shares pared losses to close at five-year highs on Tuesday, after influential hedge fund manager David Tepper told CNBC he is "definitely bullish" on stocks.

  • Europe Shares Close Lower After Last Week's Highs Monday, 13 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday, having pared losses after retail sales data in the U.S. came in better-than-expected. However, shares remained near the five-year highs hit in last week's global rally.

  • Europe Closes Higher, Boosted by Novartis, BT Friday, 10 May 2013 | 11:59 AM ET

    European shares closed at 5-year highs on Friday, as stocks continued in risk-on mode. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index unofficially closed 0.3 percent higher at 2,781.58 points, its highest level since mid-2008.

  • Soccer Wars Heat Up as BT Earnings Beat Friday, 10 May 2013 | 2:14 AM ET

    Britain's telecoms company BT raised its core earnings and cash flow outlook on Friday after cost cuts and strong demand for its broadband.

  • Europe Stocks Close Mixed After US Jobs Data Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 11:39 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Thursday after better-than-expected data from the U.S.

  • Europe Shares Close Higher as Risk-On Rally Continues Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    The risk-on rally continued on Wednesday, with European shares extending gains to close higher, boosted by upbeat Chinese export data.

  • Europe Closes Higher; DAX Hits Record Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:56 AM ET

    European shares closed higher following some better-than-expected earnings reports, and upbeat manufacturing data from German.

  • Europe Shares Finish Off Lows After Draghi Comments Monday, 6 May 2013 | 11:47 AM ET

    European stocks close off their lows Monday, amid hopes for further central bank stimulus and as investors largely shrugged off a tepid euro zone economic report.

  • April Jobs Report Hoists EU Shares to 5-Year High Friday, 3 May 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Friday after non-farm payrolls data from the U.S. came in better-than-expected.

  • European shares rebounded to a higher close on Thursday, paring losses from when ECB President Mario Draghi confirmed the central bank would not deliver any extra stimulus. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 Index closed around 0.5 percent higher.

  • Here’s 3 Reasons to Be Bullish on Corporates Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    U.S. and European companies are re-focusing on growth, said U.K. bank HSBC, whose analysts forecast the awakening will be positive for stock markets.

  • Europe Stocks Close Lower; ECB Eyed Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    European shares pared gains on Tuesday to close lower, after a raft of euro zone economic data softened earlier rises from positive earnings reports.

  • BP profits outperformed expectations by almost $1 billion in the first quarter of 2013 thanks in part to the high margin nature of new production that came on stream at the end of 2012 and a strong performance from its trading division.

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