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Mar 20, 2014

European stock gains at risk as 2014 profit downgrades tarnish Q4 halo

LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – European stocks have all but
finished their best earnings season in over a year, but the
double-digit growth in 2014 profits that analysts said was
needed to keep stocks rising is looking increasingly precarious.

Downgrades to full-year estimates have accompanied decent
reported results, and may jeopardise predicted gains for stocks.

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Mar 17, 2014

European shares stage cautious rally after Crimea vote

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – European stocks nosed up on
Monday with a major index recovering from its lowest level in
more than a month after Sunday’s referendum over whether Crimea
will join Russia passed without violence and as anticipated
sanctions have yet to materialise.

The FTSEurofirst 300 is 4.3 percent off its
year-to-date high, and traders remain cautious given the lack of
a long-term solution to the standoff between Russia and the
West, as well as the impact of potential sanctions.

Mar 14, 2014

Ratcheting Ukraine tensions set FTSE up for biggest weekly fall since June

LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) – Britain’s top shares fell on
Friday, setting them up for their biggest weekly decline since
June as tensions over Ukraine ramped up, hitting growth-driven
stocks in particular.

The FTSE 100 – down 19.46 points, or 0.3 percent, at
6,534.32 by 0835 GMT – has fallen 2.8 percent this week. Its
record weekly fall last year was triggered by the Federal
Reserve hinting it would taper economic stimulus later in 2013.

Mar 13, 2014
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