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  • *Nordea, Deutsche Bank lead with results this week. LONDON, Jan 26- The euro zone's attempt to kick-start its stagnant economy should provide a bright spot for European bank bosses in a results' season that will be grim for investment bank revenues, sluggish for returns and where cost-cutting is key. Deutsche Bank's co-CEO Anshu Jain said QE could cause "real...

  • *Driven by U.S. companies and some cost cutting in Europe. Chief executives, bankers and investors gathering at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, said they expected U.S. companies to take advantage of a rising dollar and robust growth at home to strengthen their position in global markets. "There are always great opportunities in the aftermath of a...

  • LONDON, Jan 22- The euro fell, European shares jumped and bond yields in Italy, Spain and Portugal fell on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced a bond purchase programme of 60 billion euros a month. The euro sank by a full cent against the dollar to $1.1511, still above 11- year lows of less than $1.15 hit last week.

  • 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...

  • *China data, German ZEW and QE hopes boost sentiment. LONDON, Jan 20- European shares climbed to a new seven-year high on Tuesday after data showed China's economic growth had slowed less than feared and expectations grew that the European Central Bank would launch a quantitative easing programme later this week. "A slowdown in China seems to be at a very moderate...

  • China data, German ZEW and QE hopes boost sentiment. LONDON, Jan 20- European shares climbed to a new seven-year high on Tuesday after data showed China's economic growth had slowed less than feared and expectations grew that the European Central Bank would launch a quantitative easing programme later this week. "A slowdown in China seems to be at a very moderate...

  • European shares advance on Fed minutes, Tesco rallies Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:16 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 8- European shares rose sharply on Thursday, tracking gains in the United States and Asia, as retail stocks rallied and the minutes from the Fed's recent meeting reassured investors that it was not in a hurry to start raising rates. Shares in Britain's biggest grocer Tesco surged 5.8 percent, the top gainer in the FTSEurofirst 300 index, after saying it...

  • *AirAsia posts biggest drop in 3 yrs after aircraft goes missing. LONDON, Dec 29- Europe's financial markets returned from their Christmas break in a cautious mood on Monday, as Greece's parliament prepared for a final round of presidential voting, which if unsuccessful, will fuel worries about its future in the euro. Syriza is set on writing off much of Greece's...

  • TABLE-Reuters December Russian economy, rouble poll Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Dec 22- Following are the results of a monthly Reuters poll of 11 economists on Russia's economic and foreign exchange outlook. For a story on poll click on. INDICATOR MEDIAN MEAN MIN MAX YR AGO.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 22- Russia's top oil producer Rosneft said on Monday it had met a $7 billion loan repayment, partially easing fears among investors that Western sanctions banning major Russian firms from access to European and U.S. capital could prompt mass defaults. Rosneft, which produces more oil than Iraq or Iran, has asked for 2.5 trillion roubles from the...

  • Roche and Italian banks stymie European share rebound Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    *Continental shares underperform Britain's FTSE. LONDON, Dec 19- Continental European stocks edged lower on Friday as a late advance was hindered by Swiss drugmaker Roche after two of its major drugs failed tests, with Italian banks under pressure from a downgrade by S&P. However, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares, which was boosted by a 1.2...

  • LONDON, Dec 19- European stocks held steady on Friday, pegged back by Swiss drugmaker Roche after it saw two major drugs fail tests and with Italian banks under pressure from a downgrade by S&P. "The upcoming drug pipeline was priced into the stock, but it looks unlikely these revenues will materialise," Jasper Lawler, market analyst at CMC Markets, said.

  • LONDON, Dec 19- European stocks edged lower on Friday, reversing an early rise, as Italian banks came under pressure from a downgrade by S&P and Swiss drugmaker Roche saw two major drugs fail tests. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.1 percent tot 1,355.47 points at 1113 GMT, retreating after a 3 percent advance on Thursday.

  • *China copper output rises in Nov from month before. *Fears over Russia currency crisis pause. Global equities stabilised from earlier falls as the oil price rebounded and as fears over a full-blown currency crisis in Russia subsided.

  • LONDON, Dec 17- Russian oil giant Rosneft is expected to repay a $7.6 billion portion of a bridge loan that matures on Sunday, bankers close to the deal said. The loan is part of a larger $12.7 billion, two-year bridge loan signed in December 2012 that backed Rosneft's acquisition of oil company TNK-BP. The loan providers are confident the repayment will happen,...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 17- Russia's Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest nickel and palladium producer, plans to raise a $250- million loan from Unicredit bank, the company said on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Dec 9- European shares hit a two-week low on Tuesday, with a further slide in crude oil prices hitting energy stocks. Greek banks fell sharply, with National Bank of Greece down 8.8 percent and Alpha Bank dropping 7.9 percent. The STOXX Europe 600 Oil and Gas index was the biggest sectoral decliner, down 2.5 percent, after Brent oil slipped to a five-year low...

  • PARMA, Italy, Dec 5- Italy's top appeals court on Friday threw out jail sentences against prominent bankers Cesare Geronzi and Matteo Arpe in a case related to the country's biggest corporate scandal, the 2003 collapse of dairy group Parmalat. Prosecutors said that, in return for a loan, Banca di Roma put pressure on Parmalat to buy Ciappazzi above the market price...

  • But in London they play to sell-out crowds at top venues- one sign of how rising immigration is changing Britain's population and economy. For Clementine Bunel, a French concert promoter who moved to London to tap into its young and fast-growing international market, it's also a demonstration of how the borders between Britain and the rest of the world are...

  • *PM says Serbia to provide "normal life" to its citizens. BELGRADE, Nov 20- Serbia agreed a three-year precautionary loan deal with the International Monetary Fund on Thursday worth around 1 billion euros, ending months of uncertainty that had weighed on the dinar currency. Serbian Finance Minister Dusan Vujovic said he expected it to enter into force from Jan. 1.