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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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.
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.