"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..
LONDON, Feb 28- European shares dipped on Friday as euro zone inflation data came in above expectations, which investors said could lessen the prospect of new monetary stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.
LONDON, Feb 27- Downbeat corporate news combined with escalating political tension in Ukraine on Thursday to knock back European stock markets, putting a brake on this month's rally and boosting market volatility.
*Traders cite concerns over escalating Ukraine tension. LONDON, Feb 27- Poor corporate news combined with escalating political tension in Ukraine on Thursday to knocked back European stock markets, putting a brake on this month's rally and causing market volatility to rise.
*Traders cite concerns over escalating Ukraine tension. LONDON, Feb 27- Escalating political tension in Ukraine pushed European stock markets lower on Thursday, putting a brake on this month's rally and causing market volatility to rise.
*Traders cite concerns over escalating Ukraine tension. LONDON, Feb 27- Escalating political tension in Ukraine weighed on European stock markets on Thursday, putting another brake on this month's rally.
LONDON, Feb 27- Escalating political tensions in Ukraine pegged European share markets back on Thursday, putting a fresh set of brakes on this month's rally. "There is some nervousness about the tensions in Ukraine," said Darren Courtney-Cook, head of trading at Central Markets Investment Management.