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  • Despite growth uptick, full recovery still far for Europe Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:58 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Europe's economy has been down so long, even a bit of growth looks like recovery. Cheap oil helped, as has the launch of a 1.1 trillion euro monetary stimulus by the European Central Bank. —The eurozone lags almost four years behind the United States, which recovered the output lost during the global financial crisis in late 2011..

  • *Oil rises on fighting in Yemen and Iraq. Brent crude rose $1 to near $68 a barrel as violence in Irag and Yemen outweighed concerns about oversupply. MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares, excluding Japan, fell 0.7 percent, though Tokyo's Nikkei closed 0.8 percent higher.

  • Autos and miners help European shares to advance Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:36 AM ET

    However, Italy's FTSE MIB index fell 0.9 percent as several companies in the index traded without the attraction of their latest dividend payouts. The STOXX Europe 600 Automobile and Auto Parts index rose 1.4 percent, the top sectoral gainer, helped by a 2.4 percent rise in shares of Volkswagen after Deutsche Bank saw an upside from efficiency gains at the...

  • *First-quarter earnings spring positive surprise. LONDON, May 14- European companies have enjoyed their strongest quarter for four years and an improving economic backdrop and a supportive euro currency should ensure that they maintain their momentum. "We are surprised that the consensus number for 2015 earnings growth has not moved significantly higher,...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, May 14- Major banks wary of heavy U.S. penalties will be reluctant to restore ties with Iran even if sanctions are lifted in a possible nuclear deal, bank executives and advisers say, likely denting Iran's ambition to attract foreign investment to revive its crippled economy. After years of being frozen out of the global banking system and...

  • WRAPUP 3-Euro zone economy picks up pace but Germany lags Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:23 AM ET

    *Germany slows as foreign markets struggle. BRUSSELS, May 13- A slowdown in Germany weighed on the euro zone in the first quarter, but the bloc's economy still grew at its fastest in almost two years as cheap food and fuel boosted spending and a central bank stimulus program kicked in. Domestic demand was certainly behind the improved growth in France and Italy, and...

  • *Metro, Morrisons slip; Beiersdorf gains. LONDON, May 7- European shares recouped most of their daily losses to trade modestly lower on Thursday, as a selloff in government bonds eased and the euro gave up its gains against the dollar, partly helped by some estimate-beating U.S. data. Germany's DAX index, which is heavily export-oriented and benefits from a weak euro,...

  • *Metro, Morrisons slip; Beiersdorf gains. LONDON, May 7- European shares fell to their lowest level in more than two months on Thursday, with a stronger euro and a global bond rout denting the appeal of shares. Britain's FTSE 100 index fell 1.6 percent on the day of an election that could yield a weak government, propel it towards a vote on EU membership and foster...

  • *Metro, Morrisons slip; Beiersdorf gains. LONDON, May 7- European shares fell to their lowest level in more than two months on Thursday, mirroring losses on Wall Street and Asia, with a stronger euro following a global bond rout and concerns about the outcome of the British election hitting sentiment. Britain's FTSE 100 index fell 0.8 percent on the day of an election...

  • LONDON, May 5- Greek bond yields rose on Tuesday on reports that the International Monetary Fund may cut a funding lifeline to Greece unless its European partners accept more debt writedowns. The warning, reported in the Financial Times to have been made by the IMF's European head, Poul Thomsen, to euro zone finance ministers at their meeting in Riga last month,...

  • *Syngenta gains on M&A report. Trading was lighter than usual on most indexes because of a public holiday in Britain, home to Europe's largest stock market and many large trading firms. "The German economic growth has been solid and gives support to the stock market," said Christian Stocker, a strategist at UniCredit.

  • *Atlas Copco, Commerzbank and UPM Kymmene among top fallers. LONDON, April 28- European equities fell on Tuesday following some weaker-than-expected corporate updates, with mining equipment group Atlas Copco sliding after results while a new share issue hit Commerzbank. UPM-Kymmene also fell around 10 percent after its quarterly core profit missed...

  • *UPM-Kymmene, Commerzbank and Geberit among top fallers. LONDON, April 28- European equities fell on Tuesday following some weaker-than-expected corporate updates, with paper maker UPM-Kymmene slipping after results while a new share issue hit Commerzbank. UPM-Kymmene also slumped 8.5 percent, the worst performer on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300...

  • Weaker UPM-Kymmene leads European shares lower Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 4:53 AM ET

    *UPM-Kymmene, Commerzbank and Geberit top fallers. LONDON, April 28- European equities fell on Tuesday following some weaker-than-expected updates, with paper maker UPM-Kymmene slipping after announcing results and Commerzbank's plan to raise 1.4 billion euros hurting its shares. "We have seen some mixed earnings reports today, however disappointing...

  • LONDON/ SYDNEY/ NEW YORK, April 23- Business activity weakened in China and Japan in April and growth slowed in Europe and the U.S., suggesting the global economy may be less robust than policymakers are predicting. In China, where the government has been engineering a rebalancing of its economy towards domestic spending and away from reliance on exports of...

  • The sudden drop in the euro zone flash composite Markit Purchasing Managers' Index was driven by sharply slower growth in manufacturing orders in Germany and France, suggesting recent optimism about the euro zone may be overdone. Factory order growth slowed particularly in France, but also in major goods exporter Germany, and the euro zone's No. 1 economy,...

  • FRANKFURT, April 20- Deutsche Bank's plan to sell Postbank is unlikely to be the only painful decision facing German retail finance this year. Germany's retail banking market, the most fragmented in Europe, is a low-profit battlefield where layoffs, branch closures and consolidation are unavoidable even after Deutsche scales back its involvement.

  • LONDON, April 19- The threat posed by Greece beyond its borders may have diminished but efforts to agree an economic reform programme to free up bailout funds and avert default will capture world attention this week. Euro zone finance ministers meet in the Latvian capital Riga on Friday with both sides saying time is running short to keep Greece afloat.

  • LONDON, April 17- Italy is likely to increase the average life of its debt this year for the first time since 2010 as European Central Bank bond purchases push yield-hungry investors towards riskier long-term debt. In a long-awaited turnaround of a trend that began during the euro zone debt crisis-- when Italy could only sell short-dated bonds-- the average...

  • *Alcatel surges, Nokia slips on tie-up news. *Greece denies it is preparing for a debt default. PARIS, April 14- European stocks dipped on Tuesday as renewed worries over Greece offset the positive impact from news of a tie-up between Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.