PARIS, March 13- European stocks were steady on Thursday, halting their two-week slide, although a sell-off among UK retailers after a profit warning by Morrison's kept investors on edge. Worries over China's pace of economic growth as well as tensions in Ukraine also weighed on sentiment.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.2 pct. PARIS, March 13- European stocks inched higher early trade on Thursday, halting their two-week slide, although a sell-off among UK retailers after a profit warning by Morrison's limited the rebound.
*FTSEurofirst 300 dips 0.8 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.5 pct. *Russia- exposed stocks hit again as sanctions talk builds. PARIS, March 12- European shares fell on Wednesday, sending benchmark indexes to one-month lows, as mounting worries over China's economic growth rate and persistent tensions in Ukraine spooked investors.
LONDON, March 11- U.S. futures market operator CME has joined a growing list of companies seeking to cash in on new rules on derivatives trading by securing regulatory approval for a London- based derivatives exchange.
LONDON, March 11- Leading U.S. futures market operator CME has received regulatory approval from Britain's financial watchdog to launch a London- based derivatives exchange, the group said on Tuesday.
*Ukraine tension, China growth outlook weigh on sentiment. LONDON, March 11- World stocks held steady, the euro edged down and oil and gold nudged up on Tuesday as traders kept a wary eye on tensions between Ukraine and Russia and the pace of growth in China.
"Europe is about three years behind the United States. The recovery both in the macroeconomy and stock prices is lagging, that's why U.S. investors are coming in now, "said Joseph Oughourlian, CEO of London- based hedge fund Amber Capital.
*Stocks exposed to Russia under renewed pressure. LONDON, March 7- European shares fell on Friday, amid growing tension over Crimea, as investors tried to shield themselves from any confrontation between Russia and Ukraine on the weekend.
PARIS, March 7- European shares slipped in early trade on Friday as investors trod a cautious path in case of another escalation in tensions between Russia and Ukraine over the weekend.
*Stocks with big exposure to Russia under renewed pressure. PARIS, March 7- European shares slipped in early trade on Friday as investors were wary of the risks of another escalation in tensions between Russia and Ukraine over the weekend.
*FTSEurofirst 300 flat, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.3 pct. LONDON, March 6- European stock markets gave up their gains on Thursday after the European Central Bank chose not to take action to inject more liquidity into the region's financial system, disappointing some investors.
*FTSEurofirst 300 flat, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.3 pct. LONDON, March 6- A rebound on European equity markets fizzled out on Thursday after the European Central Bank chose not take fresh action to inject liquidity into the region's financial system, disappointing some investors.
*Italy, Spain lead rally as investor bet on ECB stimulus. LONDON, March 6- Italian and Spanish shares led European bourses higher on Thursday as investors bet the European Central Bank would act to stimulate the region's economy and diplomatic efforts would moderate the Ukraine crisis.
*Russia and United States set for talks over Ukraine. LONDON, March 5- European shares were steady on Wednesday as the United States and Russia planned talks to ease tensions over Ukraine, while Spain and Italy outperformed on fresh signs of an economic rebound in those countries.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.7 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 2.3 pct. PARIS, March 4- European stocks rose on Tuesday, reversing a big portion of the previous session's sharp sell-off after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would only use force in neighbouring Ukraine as a last resort.
*Prospect of de-escalation in Ukraine dispute lifts stocks. LONDON, March 4- European shares rebounded on Tuesday from sharp losses in the previous session, with banks and miner Glencore among the top performers, on tentative signs of a de-escalation in belligerence between Ukraine and Russia.
*Traders expect Ukraine resolution, uptrend to resume. LONDON, March 3- Investors took fright at Russia's military intervention in neighbouring Ukraine on Monday, setting the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index on course for its second-biggest daily fall since June.
*Banks among worst performers as Ukraine tensions escalate. PARIS, March 3- Escalating tensions in Ukraine hit European equity markets on Monday, with banking stocks among the worst performers due to concerns about some lenders' exposure to the region.
PARIS, March 3- European shares tumbled in early trade on Monday as escalating tensions in Ukraine prompted investors to stick to the sidelines. Ukraine mobilised for war on Sunday after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour, sending Asian stocks tumbling and oil prices jumping.
LONDON, Feb 28- Gains at major German drugmaker Bayer helped to prop up European equities on Friday, although weak earnings in Spain hit the Madrid market. Spanish builders FCC and Sacyr fell 7.2 percent and 3.1 percent respectively after each reported losses for 2013..