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Feb 6, 2015
Feb 6, 2015

European shares touch 7-year high after strong U.S. jobs data

LONDON/PARIS, Feb 6 (Reuters) – European stocks touched a
seven-year high on Friday, recovering early losses after a
robust U.S. jobs report pointed to underlying strength in the
world’s biggest economy.

Non-farm payrolls increased by 257,000 last month, against a
Reuters forecast for 234,000, while data for November and
December was revised to show a hefty 147,000 more jobs created
than previously reported.

Feb 6, 2015

Mixed earnings hold back European shares ahead of U.S. jobs data

PARIS, Feb 6 (Reuters) – European stocks dipped on Friday to
just below recent multi-year highs, held back by mixed earnings
as investors looked to the January U.S. non-farm payrolls report
due out before Wall Street opens.

Shares in Tate & Lyle were the biggest losers on
the STOXX Europe 600, sinking 12 percent after the
British ingredients company said annual profits would be below
the range it forecast in September, hit by a weak performance in
sweeteners in its third quarter.

Feb 3, 2015

BP lifts Britain’s FTSE towards 4-1/2 month high

LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index rose
towards a 4-1/2 month high on Tuesday, boosted by commodity
stocks after BP beat earnings expectations.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up by 1.2 percent
at 6,864.57 points as it went into the middle of the trading
session, its highest level since September 2014.

Feb 3, 2015
Feb 2, 2015

CRH surge leads Britain’s FTSE to modest gains

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index edged
higher on Monday, with a surge in Irish building supplies groups
CRH offset by a drop in airlines after Ryanair
warned on its profit outlook.

Shares in CRH, one of the top gainers in the FTSE 100 index
, rose 7.2 percent after the company said it had agreed
to pay 6.5 billion euros ($7.4 billion) for assets that Lafarge
and Holcim need to sell to secure regulatory
approval for their planned merger.

Jan 29, 2015
Jan 29, 2015

European shares knocked as oil slide hits earnings

LONDON/PARIS, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Weak corporate updates
pegged back European shares on Thursday, as the effects of a
recent rout in oil prices knocked back heavyweight energy firms.

Some traders said the Federal Reserve’s statement on
Wednesday, signalling U.S. rate rises were still likely this
year, was also crimping appetite for shares, although Greek
banks rebounded from record lows hit earlier in the week.

Jan 28, 2015

Renewed plunge in Greek banks hits European shares

LONDON/PARIS, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Greek stocks slumped
further on Wednesday as concerns mounted about the banking
sector after the election victory of anti-bailout party Syriza
and the new government’s cancellation of privatisation plans.

Other European stocks made marginal gains overall, but there
were some upbeat corporate earnings reports and tech companies
received a boost from Apple’s robust profit growth.

Jan 28, 2015

Another slump in Greek stocks holds back European shares

LONDON/PARIS, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Greek stocks continued to
slump on Wednesday, on mounting concerns about the banking
sector in the wake of anti-bailout party Syriza’s victory in
Sunday’s election and after the new government cancelled
privatisation plans.

Other European stocks made marginal gains overall, but there
were some upbeat corporate earnings reports and tech companies
got a boost from Apple’s robust profit growth.

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