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  • *Ericsson and Philips fall after weak updates. LONDON, Jan 27- Renewed concern over Greece and weak results at companies such as Siemens and Philips halted a winning run on European stock markets on Tuesday. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also declined 1.4 percent after a similar eight-day winning streak.

  • *Ericsson and Philips fall after weak updates. LONDON, Jan 27- Renewed concern over Greece and weak figures from leading companies such as Siemens and Philips halted a winning run on European stock markets on Tuesday. The benchmark Athens ATG equity index fell 3.6 percent and Greece's borrowing costs rose.

  • European stock index futures fall after Greek vote Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 2:04 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 26- European stock index futures fell early on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election. At 0702 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were down 0.6-1.0 percent. The euro sank to an 11- year low of $1.1098 on the vote outcome, before recovering to...

  • European shares pause for breath before ECB decision Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:44 AM ET

    PARIS/ LONDON, Jan 22- European shares paused on Thursday after a sharp five-day rally as investors waited to see the size and shape of a bond-buying programme the European Central Bank is expected to unveil later. Euro zone banks have been among the top gainers ahead of today's ECB meeting, with Societe Generale, UniCredit and Mediobanca all up about 11 percent in...

  • LONDON, Jan 15- Investors are now so confident the European Central Bank will unveil a government bond-buying stimulus next week that some contrarian traders are betting on a broad market shock if it doesn't. Some analysts, such as those at JP Morgan, reckon the recent plunge in oil, has led to a collapse of bond yields and the euro that indicate markets are...

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Oil prices showed no sign of escaping their downward spiral on Monday and signs emerged that cheap crude may have a positive impact on the European economy, with airlines and the auto industry leading the region's shares higher. This time it's different and the market has to learn that, "said Jochen Rothenbacher, research and sales director at...

  • *Peugeot buoyed by broker upgrade. LONDON, Jan 12- European equities gained on Monday, led by rising healthcare stocks, after Shire agreed to buy NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion and Roche also struck a deal. Chemicals shares also performed well after U.S. investment bank Citigroup upgraded several European chemicals companies, including BASF.

  • *European shares rise as Shire buys NPS Pharmaceuticals. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.3 percent to 1,352.67 points after Shire Plc agreed to buy NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index advanced 0.6 percent and Britain's FTSE 100 climbed 0.3 percent, helped by a 1.4 percent rise in Shire.

  • Rise in healthcare stocks lifts European equities Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 3:20 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 12- A rise in healthcare shares, following renewed signs of industry consolidation after Shire Plc agreed to buy NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion, lifted European equities on Monday. "The Shire deal is likely to mean that there will be no fresh bid speculation coming through on Shire itself, although the ongoing consolidation within the industry...

  • *Athens market closed on Tuesday but Greece still a concern. LONDON, Jan 6- European shares resumed their sell-off on Tuesday after a slump in the previous session caused by worries over Greece, with energy stocks declining as the oil price hit new lows. Greece also remains under pressure from Germany-- the euro zone's biggest economy-- to abide by the terms of its...

  • LONDON, Jan 6- European shares steadied on Tuesday after a slump in the previous session, buoyed by healthcare stocks, although traders said worries over Greece were still weighing on markets. However, British industrial equipment hiring company Ashtead fell 8 percent after shares in its U.S. rival United Rentals also slumped overnight following a broker...

  • *Euro STOXX 50 down 3.7 pct. LONDON, Jan 5- European equities fell sharply in choppy trading on Monday, with concerns over Greece's future in the euro zone and a steep drop in prices of crude oil and copper hurting financial and commodities stocks the most. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 fell 3.7 percent, the biggest one-day percentage drop since late 2011....

  • *Euro STOXX 50 down 3.1 pct, biggest one-day drop since Oct. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 fell 3.1 percent, the biggest one-day percentage drop since October, while the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 1.9 percent to 1,336.94 points by 1535 GMT. Benchmark indexes in London, Frankfurt and Paris were down 1.5 to 2.6 percent.

  • *UK's FTSE outperforms, helped by rise in gold miners. LONDON, Dec 29- Greek shares slumped on Monday, knocking European stock markets, after lawmakers rejected the government's candidate for president, leaving Greece facing a snap election that could derail its bailout programme. Opinion polls point to a victory by the radical leftist Syriza party, which wants...

  • European shares slide as Greece faces new elections Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    *UK's FTSE outperforms, helped by rise in gold miners. LONDON, Dec 29- Greek stocks slumped on Monday, knocking European peers, after lawmakers rejected the government's candidate for president, leaving Greece facing a snap election that could derail its bailout programme. IG market analyst Alastair McCaig said the Greek result could affect the European...

  • Greece leads selloff in euro zone shares before vote Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 4:08 AM ET

    Such a victory, feared by many investors, would galvanise anti-austerity and Eurosceptic movements across the euro zone periphery, such as Spain's Podemos and Italy's Five-Star Movement. Blue-chip indexes in Greece fell 5.5 percent at 0849 GMT and peers in Italy and Spain shed 1 percent, weighed down by falls in banks, which are heavily exposed to domestic...

  • Italian, Spanish stocks fall ahead of Greek vote Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 29- Stock markets in debt-laden Italy and Spain fell in early deals on Monday ahead of a presidential vote that threatens the future of Greece's international bailout. Blue-chip indexes in Italy and Spain were down 0.7 percent at 0808 GMT, while the euro zone-wide Euro STOXX 50 index was down 0.3 percent. "Anyone who wants to get involved in the market...

  • *Russia concerns cause DAX to underperform. LONDON, Dec 17- European equities staged a late recovery on Wednesday, as a rebound in energy stocks and new signs of economic stimulus measures from the European Central Bank lifted shares. Energy stocks added the most points to the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had spent much of the day mired in negative...

  • *Wall Street rises after string of losses. *Brent inches over $60 a barrel. The yield on U.S. five-year Treasuries climbed to session highs as the gains on Wall Street and domestic oil futures pared safe-haven buying that has been fueled by the deepening economic crisis in Russia.

  • Energy-sector rebound props up European stock markets Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 17- European shares edged into positive territory on Wednesday, helped by a rebound in energy stocks and new signs that the European Central Bank will undertake measures to buoy the region's economy. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had spent much of the day in negative territory, was up 0.2 percent at 1611 GMT, while the euro zone's...