European Stocks

European shares slide as virus fears persist, banks drop

Wed, 13 May 2020 - 11:21 GMT

The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 1.1 percent by 0710 GMT, with banks proving a drag after a slew of negative updates.

Markets falter as Brexit approaches its endgame

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - 10:29 GMT

Hopes of a breakthrough lifted markets on Tuesday, but investors turned more cautious stance after looking for a deal during the night that never came.

Trade tensions weigh on stocks as markets await Fed verdict

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 - 10:44 GMT

The fresh trade tensions come ahead a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting which is expected to see interest rates reduced by 25 basis points (bps) in its first rate cut in more than a decade.

Stocks gain, dollar sags as Fed chief shores up rate cut prospects

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 - 09:47 GMT

The pan-European STOXX 600 climbed 0.2% after losing 1.4% over the past four sessions. Germany’s DAX futures rose and Britain’s FTSE futures gained 0.3%.

Global shares muted as prospect of sharp U.S. rate cut fades

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 - 10:08 GMT

In Turkey, the lira, stocks and government dollar bonds weakened after President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the central bank governor, a move that fueled worries about monetary policy independence.

Stocks up, dollar, bond yields down on Fed rate cut signal

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 09:45 GMT

The Fed on Wednesday suggested rate cuts might start as soon as next month, saying it was ready to take action in the face of growing economic risks.

European shares gain on Trump tariff relief, carmakers shine

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 - 09:31 GMT

The pan-European STOXX 600 climbed 0.62 percent, on course for a sixth day of gains in the last seven, with Frankfurt’s DAX racing up 1.2 percent as German investors returned from a one-day holiday.

Asia shares come off four-month low, euro steady after fragmented EU vote

Mon, 27 May 2019 - 10:12 GMT

European shares were expected to open modestly higher, with futures for Eurex EURO STOXX 50 index and Germany’s DAX ticking up 0.4 and 0.3 percent, respectively.

Investors run for safety amid threat of broader U.S.-China spat

Wed, 22 May 2019 - 10:33 GMT

MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was down slightly at 0905 GMT, as investors shunned assets considered risky in times of economic and political strife.

Global stocks gain as U.S. eases Huawei restrictions

Tue, 21 May 2019 - 10:23 GMT

In Europe, the broader Euro STOXX 600 edged up 0.3%, with Germany’s DAX rising 0.6%, while France’s CAC 40 climbed 0.2%.

U.S. sanctions on Huawei send stocks reeling; yields fall

Thu, 16 May 2019 - 09:53 GMT

An index of European shares fell as much as 0.5 percent in early European trading with the German stock index down 0.4 percent. U.S. stock futures were down 0.4 percent, pointing to a weak start on Wall Street.

World stocks hover near two-month low, investor fears over U.S.-China trade war ease

Tue, 14 May 2019 - 09:55 GMT

“The trade war is driving markets at the moment,” said Rory McPherson, head of investment strategy at Psigma Investment Management in London.

Shares sink as U.S.-China trade talks go to the wire

Thu, 09 May 2019 - 09:47 GMT

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He was heading to Washington for two days of talks but Trump’s insistence that China “broke the deal”, and then Beijing’s response that it would retaliate against tariffs were ratcheting up the stakes.

Global shares steady after trade blow, Turkey's troubles mount

Tue, 07 May 2019 - 09:55 GMT

London dipped 0.2 percent as it had to play catch-up after a long weekend, but Frankfurt, Paris and the pan-European STOXX 600 index all flitted between gains and losses.

Stocks slip, dollar drifts after Fed cools rate cut bets

Thu, 02 May 2019 - 09:27 GMT

Oil and metals markets added to the pressure on stocks on Thursday with traders sending copper to a 2-month low.

World shares fall as China stimulus worries offset upbeat Credit Suisse earnings

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 - 10:08 GMT

European shares followed Asia lower, pulling back from eight-month highs, with the pan-regional STOXX 600 index slipping 0.4 percent.

Stocks splutter as oil races to near six-month high

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 - 09:56 GMT

Oil prices jumped to near six-month highs on Tuesday as the United States tightened sanctions on Iran, sending shares of energy companies higher but largely failing to help the currencies of the main crude-oil producers.

Stocks erase week's gains after weak manufacturing surveys

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 - 10:10 GMT

After a subdued open, European markets fell further after French and German surveys of purchasing managers in the manufacturing sector for April showed activity continuing to contract.

Stocks march on as European volatility vanishes

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 - 09:37 GMT

European shares followed their Asian counterparts and opened marginally higher.

Asian shares struggle near eight-month highs on trade jitters

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 - 08:49 GMT

Spreadbetters pointed to a subdued start for European shares with futures for London’s FTSE off 0.3 percent while those of Germany’s Dax and Eurostoxx each fell 0.1 percent. E-minis for the S&P 500 were a shade weaker.