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Oct 22, 2014

Earnings, U.S. data help European shares regain after stress-test scare

EDINBURGH, Oct 22 (Reuters) – European shares nudged higher
on Wednesday, supported by a raft of positive corporate earnings
and mild inflation data from the United States which may
encourage the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep interest rates lower
for longer.

However, the session was volatile, with euro zone banks
under pressure early on after Spain’s EFE news agency
reported that several European lenders might fail EU bank stress
tests.

Oct 22, 2014

Earnings, U.S. data help European shares regain poise after stress-test scare

EDINBURGH, Oct 22 (Reuters) – European shares nudged higher
on Wednesday, supported by a raft of positive corporate earnings
and mild inflation data from the United States which may
encourage the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep interest rates lower
for longer.

However, the session was volatile, with euro zone banks
under pressure after Spain’s Efe news agency reported
that several European lenders might fail EU bank stress tests.

Oct 22, 2014

European shares pinned back after report of bank stress-test failures

EDINBURGH, Oct 22 (Reuters) – European shares briefly gave
up early gains on Wednesday, after a report that at least 11
banks are set to fail this weekend’s stress tests took the shine
off of a raft of positive corporate earnings reports.

Euro zone banks fell over one percent after Spain’s
Efe news agency reported that least 11 banks from six European
countries are set to fail the region-wide financial health check
this weekend, citing several unidentified financial sources.

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.

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      "Alistair Smout is working on the Investment and Emerging Markets for Reuters Europe over the summer. He specialises in Africa and Europe."
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