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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.

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    European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday, with shares poised to lose ground for the seventh straight session as worries on the outlook for the global economy continue to rattle investors.

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    Only weeks ago, quantitative easing, the emergency policy of pumping money into the financial system to revive the economy, was considered firmly over. Now, amid a stream of gloomy data that has raised renewed fears of a double-dip recession in the UK, it could soon be back on the agenda, reported the FT.

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    European stocks were expected to open lower on Wednesday, amid fresh concerns over the pace of the US recovery following comments by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and continued uncertainty over euro zone debt.

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    European stocks were expected to open lower on Tuesday after slipping on Monday amid fresh concerns about the pace of the global economic recovery and expectations that the European Central Bank might signal a rate rise in July.

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    European stocks were expected to open lower on Monday after falling to their sharpest weekly loss in two and a half months on Friday in response to weak US jobs data.

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    There is no need for a “plan B” for the economy even if conditions change, senior Conservatives insisted on Sunday as Ed Balls renewed his attack on the government’s “reckless” deficit reduction program, reported the FT.

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    European stocks were expected to open mixed on Friday after hitting a one-week closing low on Thursday amid fresh concerns over the pace of the US recovery..

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    The latest numbers for UK manufacturing showed a continued weakening, prompting concerns that the economic recovery is likely to be more protracted than forecasts have suggested.