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*ASML surges after earnings beat. LONDON, Jan 22- European shares eked out gains on Wednesday, led by Dutch technology firm ASML on robust results, as concerns about earnings across the board kept a lid on the market's advance.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.5 pct. *Market relieved as China intervenes to ease credit squeeze. LONDON, Jan 21- European shares rose to 5-1/ 2 year highs on Tuesday, boosted by gains in consumer goods group Unilever after strong results and by China's moves to defuse a cash squeeze.
*Market relieved as China intervenes to ease credit squeeze. LONDON, Jan 21- European shares edged higher early on Tuesday as relief at moves to defuse a cash squeeze in China was tempered by a batch of disappointing corporate updates. "People don't want to see instability in China," Grant Lewis, head of research at Daiwa Capital Markets, said.
*About 2.3 bln euros wiped off Deutsche Bank's market cap. PARIS, Jan 20- European stocks inched lower in thin trade on Monday, slipping from 5-1/ 2 year highs as Deutsche Bank's surprise quarterly loss prompted investors to cash in recent sharp gains on banking stocks.
*Charts suggest 90- point gain for Euro STOXX 50. That leaves expectations quite high, and we've highlighted the potential for retail to surprise to the downside this earnings season, " Dennis Jose, European equity strategist at Barclays, said.
*Charts see 90 points gain for Euro STOXX 50. LONDON, Jan 16- European equities steadied just below a 5-1/ 2- year high by midday trading on Thursday, with mining shares boosted by output data and broker comments offsetting losses in retail and technology stocks.
LONDON, Jan 14- Curbs on commodity speculation and ultra-fast share trading will be introduced across the European Union under an agreement reached on Tuesday on a broad reform of securities markets.
*EU representatives hope for MiFID deal on Tuesday. LONDON, Jan 14- Curbs on commodity speculation and ultra-fast share trading would be introduced across the European Union if a broad reform of securities markets is agreed later on Tuesday.
*Britain to speed up quarterly reporting rule change. LONDON, Jan 5- As investors prepare to digest the latest round of company earnings figures, Britain's move to scrap the quarterly reporting requirement has revealed a divergence of opinion between the domestic and U.S. investment communities.
PARIS, Dec 20- France's unloved financial transaction tax is hampering its efforts to persuade local institutions to buy stakes in Paris stock exchange operator Euronext and keep it under French influence after its expected spin-off next year.
*CEO says addressing technical issues to push London launch. SINGAPORE, Dec 5- CME Group says the delayed launch of its first overseas bourse could come in London in the first quarter of 2014, as the top U.S. futures market operator intensifies its focus on overseas growth.
FRANKFURT, Nov 19- German stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse has no interest in buying European exchange group Euronext, sources close to Deutsche Boerse told Reuters on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Nov 14- Americas Trading System Brasil plans to open as a stock exchange in Brazil next November with partner firms to be announced within weeks, the CEO of the upstart said on Thursday.
Nov 4- Investors will have their first opportunity at using options to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Twitter Inc shares in two weeks when U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the stock. A spokeswoman for exchange operator CBOE Holdings Inc said on Monday that it has not announced a date for listing Twitter options.
NEW YORK, Oct 29- The World Federation of Exchanges, the trade association for the operators of regulated financial exchanges, said on Tuesday it will move its headquarters to London from Paris by year-end to help it better engage with the global financial community.
CBOE won a long-running court battle to prevent rival International Securities Exchange from listing options on two key stock market indexes.
LONDON/ NEW YORK, Nov 6- Investor confidence in U.S. equity markets is at an all-time low due to worries over the global economy and greater market complexity, NYSE Euronext's chief executive said on Tuesday after the company reported a 42 percent drop in quarterly profit.
NYSE said on Tuesday it was ahead of schedule in a $250 million cost-cutting plan launched earlier this year, although savings had yet to show through on the bottom line as revenue fell faster than costs.
*NYSE Euronext costs fall $82 mln year-to-date. NYSE Euronext said on Tuesday it smashed its 2012 cost cut target of $63 million by taking out $82 million of expenses, a third of the $250 million the exchange has pledged to cut by 2014..
*NYSE net quarterly revenue off 21 pct to $559 mln. LONDON, Nov 6- NYSE Euronext, the world's largest stock exchange operator, reported net revenue down 21 percent to $559 million for the third quarter, citing weaker trading in the United States and Europe.