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    European shares are expected to open flat to slightly lower on Tuesday as one-month high equity prices prompt investors to take profits ahead of the euro zone services PMI and retail sales data, which may offer some short-term direction to the market.

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    European stocks were expected to open higher on Monday after they hit a one-month closing high on Friday as better-than-expected manufacturing data for June raised hopes that the US recovery is still on track and euro zone finance ministers agreed to release the next tranche of aid to Greece.

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    The London Stock Exchange would be open to considering a merger of equals with Nasdaq OMX, the US exchange operator, in the first sign that the British bourse could yet turn its attention to securing its future in another big merger after its attempted tie-up with Canada’s TMX Group collapsed, the FT reports.

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    European stock index futures pointed to a stronger open for equities on Friday, after shares hit a near-one month high a day earlier, with focus likely to be on manufacturing data from both sides of the Atlantic for clues on the health of the economy.

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    European stocks were expected to open higher on Thursday following a crunch vote in the Greek parliament on Wednesday, approving a fresh round of austerity measures in the country and amid optimism that a second vote will pass on Thursday to turn the measures into law.

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    European stocks were expected to open higher after ending up on Tuesday’s close amid optimism that the Greek parliament will approve fresh austerity measures in a vote on Wednesday.

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    European stocks were expected to open higher on Tuesday after edging up by Monday’s close on fresh hopes that private bondholders could share the burden of Greek debt.

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    European stocks were expected to open lower on Monday after all the major indexes fell on Friday, amid lingering concerns over Greek debt ahead of parliamentary votes on fresh austerity measures due to take place on Wednesday and Thursday.

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    European stocks were expected to open sharply higher on Friday following news that Greece won the consent of the European Union and International Monetary Fund for a new five year austerity plan.

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    European stocks were expected to open lower on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke revised the US growth forecast downwards.

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    European stocks were expected to open mixed on Wednesday after posting the biggest gain in two months on Tuesday amid optimism that Greece will receive a fresh bailout and avoid defaulting.

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    Vote European stocks were expected to open higher on Tuesday after falling on Monday as euro zone finance ministers gave Greece two weeks to approve further austerity measures in exchange for a 12 billion euro bailout package and ahead of a vote of confidence in the government of Prime Minister George Papandreou on Tuesday evening.

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    European stocks were expected to open lower on Monday after news from euro zone finance ministers early Monday that a decision on fresh aid for Greece will be delayed until July and dependent on further austerity measures being passed by the Greek parliament.

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    Financial bookmakers expected to see the leading European benchmark indexes falling on Friday and recording a seventh straight weekly loss, on mounting concerns that Greece might not be able to avoid a default.

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    European stocks were expected to open lower on Thursday after falling sharply by Wednesday’s close, with sentiment hit by uncertainty over how Greek debt can be contained and weak manufacturing data from the US

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    European stocks were expected to open slightly lower on Wednesday after ministers in the euro zone failed to reach an agreement late on Tuesday on how private bondholders would take part in a fresh bailout for Greece.

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    British finance minister George Osborne will use a major speech on Wednesday to throw his weight behind recommendations that banks' retail arms should be ring-fenced from their investment banking operations.

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    European stocks were seen steadying on Tuesday following Chinese macroeconomic data that fuelled gains in Asian equities, while a number of investors see attractive valuations after a six-week retreat.

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    European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Monday, adding to the previous session's sharp sell-off, on mounting worries over the health of the global economy and concerns over Greece's debt crisis.

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    European shares were set to dip on Friday, reversing gains from the previous session to mirror a weak session in Asian equities, as some worries about the pace of global growth continued to weigh on investor sentiment.