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  • Shares of caterer Compass Group gained 5.78% in midday London trading Thursday after it reported that trading in the first 5 months of the year has been ahead of its expectations and the sale of its European vending business is progressing.

  • Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk's full-year profit fell 22% after freight shipping rates fell and as the government raised its tax rate on oil and gas activities, the company said Wednesday.

  • Spanish market regulator CNMV said it had taken note of Enel and Acciona's joint takeover plan for Endesa and reiterated no bid could be made for six months.

  • Despite concern over the U.S. economy, European finance ministers stuck to forecasts of solid economic growth in their part of the world this year as a second day of policy talks got underway in Brussels on Tuesday.

  • Transatlantic exchange operator NYSE Euronext's bid for Euronext shares has been accepted by holders of 91.42% of the Paris-based group's shares, French market watchdog AMF said on Tuesday.

  • Here are some of Monday's big movers on European stock markets

  • Here some of Friday's big movers on European stock markets

  • Some executives within Citigroup are pushing for the U.S. banking giant to make a bid for ABN AMRO, which is in discussions about a possible merger with Barclays, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

  • The European Union approved an aviation deal with the United States that opens up restricted trans-Atlantic routes to new rivals, but bowed to British concerns in delaying when the agreement takes effect.

  • Here are some of Thursday's big movers on European stock markets

  • Speaking about the correction, of course! Well, in percentage terms it didn’t even qualify as that, except perhaps in China. But even the Shanghai market is back in rollicking form.

  • Dutch retailer Ahold said on Thursday that fourth-quarter net profit more than doubled, thanks to its domestic activities, and said it would increase its share buyback to 3 billion euros ($4 billion).

  • Danish flight attendants at Scandinavian airline SAS stopped work on Wednesday at Copenhagen's Kastrup international airport in a contract dispute, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights.

  • Here some of Tuesday's big movers on European stock markets:Whitbread, Storebrand, Iberia, ABN Amro, Barclays, Friends Provident, Technical Olympic and Deutsche Post.

  • We are on the verge of marking the 50th anniversary of the European Union -- taking as its birth the Treaty of Rome -- and politicians will spend this weekend in Berlin toasting the treaty.

  • Britain's media regulator Ofcom said on Tuesday it would investigate the pay TV industry, dominated by BSKyB, and decide whether the market should be referred for scrutiny by competition regulators.

  • Nokia, the world's largest maker of mobile phones, said Monday that it filed complaints against wireless technology company Qualcomm in Germany and the Netherlands.

  • Here some of Monday's big movers on European stock markets: TUI, ABN Amro, Capitalia, AstraZeneca and Alcatel-Lucent.

  • Britain's Barclays is expected to confirm on Monday it is in preliminary merger talks with ABN AMRO Holding, British newspapers reported.

  • Britain's Imperial Tobacco will continue to push for a deal to acquire Franco-Spanish tobacco company Altadis, which rejected an offer of 45 euros ($59) a share.