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Aug 24, 2015

China fears wipe quarter of a trillion euros off Europe’s blue-chips

LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks slumped on Monday after a rout in Chinese markets, wiping hundreds of billions of euros off leading shares and sending one benchmark index to a seven-month low.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 .FTEU3 fell 3.2 percent to 1,381.77 points by mid-session, taking roughly 270 billion euros off the value of shares.

Aug 24, 2015

China fears wipe 230 billion euros off leading European shares

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – European stocks fell sharply at
the open on Monday, wiping hundreds of billions of euros off the
region’s top share index, which hit a seven-month low after a
rout in China unnerved global markets.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was down 2.8
percent at 1,382.46 points by 0755 GMT, wiping around 230
billion euros ($264.04 billion) off the index.

Aug 21, 2015

European stocks suffer worst 1-day fall in nearly 4 years

LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – European shares suffered their
worst one-day fall in nearly four years on Friday as growing
concerns over China’s economy hit world markets.

Many investors said they were nervous about the near-term
outlook.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed down
3.40 percent at 1,427.13 points.

Aug 21, 2015

Britain’s FTSE 100 set for worst weekly loss of 2015

LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 was headed for
its worst weekly loss of the year after more weak data from
China raised investors’ concerns over weak global growth and
possible deflation.

News that British public finances recorded their first July
surplus in three years did little to stem the sell-off.

Aug 21, 2015

European shares at 7-month low as China growth worry hits markets

LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – European shares fell to a
seven-month low on Friday, as growing concerns over China’s
economy hit world stock markets and many investors remained
cautious over the near-term outlook.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 1.8
percent to 1,450.18 points, its lowest level since January and
on course for its biggest weekly fall of the year.

Aug 21, 2015

FTSE hits eight month low after China data

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 hit an eight-month low on Friday, set for its biggest weekly loss since December after more weak data from China raised investors’ concerns over weak global growth and possible deflation.

The FTSE 100 was down 0.6 percent at 6,327.42 by 0827 GMT (9.27 a.m. BST) The index was down 3.3 percent for the week, set for its biggest drop in 2015 and hitting its lowest level since Dec. 17, 2014.

Aug 21, 2015

Britain’s FTSE hits eight month low after China data

LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 hit an
eight-month low on Friday, set for its biggest weekly loss since
December after more weak data from China raised investors’
concerns over weak global growth and possible deflation.

The FTSE 100 was down 0.6 percent at 6,327.42 by
0827 GMT. The index was down 3.3 percent for the week, set for
its biggest drop in 2015 and hitting its lowest level since Dec.
17, 2014.

Aug 21, 2015

European shares fall after China factory contraction sparks growth worry

LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – European shares fell to a
seven-month low on Friday, tracking a drop in Asian equity
markets after a survey showed Chinese factory activity
contracted at its fastest pace since 2009.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was down 1.6
percent at 1,453.62 by 0703 GMT, with every sector in negative
territory. The index hit its lowest level since January and was
set for its biggest weekly fall of the year.

Aug 20, 2015

Britain’s FTSE falls, marking longest losing run since 2011

LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell to
its lowest point in seven months on Thursday, its worst losing
run since 2011 as investor concerns over the global economy
resurfaced.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index dropped 0.6 percent to
6,367.89 points, its lowest level since January.

Aug 20, 2015

Britain’s FTSE set for longest losing run since 2011

LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index fell to
its lowest point in seven months on Thursday, set to extend a
losing run that would be its longest since 2011 as investor
concern over the global economy resurfaces.

Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 31.11 points, or 0.5
percent, at 6,372.34 points by 1209 GMT, touching its lowest
level since January.

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