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Mar 19, 2014
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Mar 19, 2014
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
Mar 13, 2014

Concerns about China and Ukraine help euro to 2-1/2 year high

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) – The euro hit a new 2-1/2 year
high against the dollar on Thursday as concerns over China’s
economy and international tensions over Ukraine took the fizz
out of an attempted rebound in riskier assets.

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a stronger start on Wall
Street than in Europe or Asia, however, with the S&P 500
on track to open in positive territory, supported by
retail sales and jobs data that pointed to a strengthening U.S.
economy.

Mar 13, 2014

Euro at 2 1/2 year high as China, Ukraine jitters boost safe havens

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) – The euro hit a new 2-1/2 year
high against the dollar on Thursday as concerns over Chinese
growth and political tensions in Ukraine took the fizz out of an
attempted rebound in riskier assets.

The euro reached $1.3967 and looked set to test
psychological resistance at a $1.40, in a possible sign that the
currency is regaining safe-haven status following the currency
bloc’s prolonged sovereign debt crisis.

Mar 13, 2014

World shares capped by China data, Ukraine worries linger

LONDON (Reuters) – Concerns over Chinese growth and political tensions in Ukraine took the fizz out of an attempted rally in riskier assets on Thursday, as world shares steadied after their biggest falls for nearly two weeks.

Stock markets in Europe edged higher, with the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 percent to recoup some of its 1.1 percent drop in the previous session.

Mar 13, 2014

Shares capped by China data, Ukraine worries linger

LONDON (Reuters) – Concerns over Chinese growth and political tensions in Ukraine took the fizz out of an attempted rally in riskier assets on Thursday, as world shares steadied after their biggest falls for nearly two weeks.

Stock markets in Europe edged higher, with the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 .FTEU3 up 0.2 percent to recoup some of its 1.1 percent drop in the previous session.

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