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Oct 20, 2014

European stocks fall, led by tech shares after SAP profit warning

EDINBURGH, Oct 20 (Reuters) – European stocks fell on
Monday, trimming gains made in the previous session, as a profit
warning by SAP hit technology shares.

Shares in the German business software maker plunged 5.8
percent after it cut its outlook for full-year operating profit,
joining a succession of profit and sales warnings from tech
groups in the past few weeks.

Oct 20, 2014

Tech leads European stocks lower after SAP profit warning

EDINBURGH, Oct 20 (Reuters) – European stocks fell on
Monday, trimming lofty gains made in the previous session, with
SAP’s profit warning hitting shares in the tech
sector.

Shares in the German business software maker plunged 6.6
percent after it cut its outlook for full-year operating profit,
joining a succession of profit and sales warnings from tech
groups in the past few weeks.

Oct 20, 2014

European stocks trim Friday’s gains; SAP drops after profit warning

EDINBURGH, Oct 20 (Reuters) – European stocks fell early on
Monday, trimming lofty gains made in the previous session, with
SAP’s profit warning hitting shares in the tech
sector.

Shares in the German business software maker fell 4.1
percent after it cut its outlook for full-year operating profit,
echoing a raft of profit and sales warnings from other tech
groups in the past few weeks.

Oct 10, 2014

FTSE touches 12-month low as global growth concerns gnaw

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index dropped to its lowest level for 12 months on Friday, tracking U.S. stocks lower as concerns over the outlook for global growth ripple persistently through stock markets around the world.

Cyclical sectors such as mining and energy, which are relatively sensitive to economic optimism, took the most points off the FTSE 100 as commodity prices fell, with the price of Brent crude oil at its lowest since 2010.

Oct 10, 2014

Britain’s FTSE touches 12-month low as global growth concerns gnaw

EDINBURGH, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index
dropped to its lowest level for 12 months on Friday, tracking
U.S. stocks lower as concerns over the outlook for global growth
ripple persistently through stock markets around the world.

Cyclical sectors such as mining and energy, which are
relatively sensitive to economic optismism, took the most points
off the FTSE 100 as commodity prices fell, with the
price of Brent crude oil at its lowest since 2010.

Oct 9, 2014

FTSE 100 posts lowest close of the year as euro zone worries resurface

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index closed
at its lowest level for a year on Thursday, giving away early
gains in a broad-based sell-off as investors fretted over signs
of serious weakening in the euro zone economy.

The falls offset strength in the mining sector, which was
boosted after minutes from last month’s Federal Reserve meeting
suggested the U.S. central bank might keep interest rates lower
for longer than expected, lifting metals prices.

Oct 9, 2014

FTSE 100 gives away post-Fed gains as euro zone worries resurface

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index gave
away early gains on Thursday in a broad-based sell-off as
investors fretted over signs of serious weakening in the euro
zone economy.

The falls offset strength in the mining sector, which was
boosted after minutes from last month’s Federal Reserve meeting
suggested the U.S. central bank might keep interest rates lower
for longer than expected, lifting metals prices.

Oct 9, 2014

Mining stocks get Fed minutes lift to support FTSE 100

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index was
boosted by the mining sector on Thursday after minutes from a
Federal Reserve meeting suggested the United States might keep
interest rates lower for longer than expected, lifting metals
prices.

However, strong gains for the broader market were
shortlived, with investors still concerned about conflict in the
Middle East and the euro zone’s economy, which have pegged back
markets in recent weeks.

Oct 8, 2014

European shares fall to new one-and-a half-month-lows as global economy darkens

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – European stocks fell on Wednesday, hitting fresh 1 1/2-month lows as investors moved out of shares around the world in the face of a spate of discouraging signals about the global economy.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 .FTEU3 index of blue-chip shares was down 0.4 percent at 1,324.71 at 0811 GMT, touching its lowest levels since mid-August.

Oct 8, 2014

European shares fall to new 1-1/2 month lows as global economy darkens

EDINBURGH, Oct 8 (Reuters) – European stocks fell on
Wednesday, hitting fresh 1 1/2-month lows as investors moved out
of shares around the world in the face of a spate of
discouraging signals about the global economy.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index of
blue-chip shares was down 0.4 percent at 1,324.71 at 0811 GMT,
touching its lowest levels since mid-August.

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