LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – European shares fell for the
second day running on Thursday as investors fretted over waning
growth due to the euro zone debt crisis and doubts about the
U.S. fiscal situation.
By 1112 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 had shed 4.86
points, or 0.5 percent to 1,083.57, adding to Wednesday’s 1
percent decline, while the euro zone blue chip index
fell 0.2 percent to 2,468.74.
LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – European shares extended losses
on Thursday as the rising threat to global growth from the
United States and Europe prompted investors to reduce their
exposure to risky assets.
A sharp sell-off in shares on Wall Street also made
investors nervous and by 0842 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300
was down 4.84 points, or 0.4 percent at 1,083.59, having fallen
1 percent on Wednesday. The euro zone blue chip index
fell 0.4 percent to 2,463.65.
LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – European shares fell on
Wednesday, led by Ryanair, as unrest in Europe over austerity
measures overshadowed some upbeat company results.
The FTSEurofirst 300 closed down 10.73 points, or
1.0 percent, at 1,088.43, paring gains made on Tuesday after
speculation Spain might be closer to asking for a bailout.
LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – European shares rebounded late on
Tuesday as a fresh round of trader speculation that Spain may be
close to asking for a sovereign bailout fueled appetite for
The FTSEurofirst 300 closed up 4.81 points, or 0.5
percent, at 1,099.16, bouncing off a low of 1,086.37.
LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 edged higher
in choppy trade early on Monday with WPP receiving a boost from
French peer Publicis but broader gains were capped by continued
worries over the U.S. budget deficit and Greece’s debt crisis.
By 0957 GMT, the FTSE 100 was up 12.48 points, or
0.2 percent, at 5,782.16.
Volumes were a paltry 7 percent of their already weak 90-day
daily average, reflecting the unwillingness of investors to take
up fresh positions in equities amid weak earnings and global
macro economic uncertainty.
LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 fell early on
Friday as worries over earnings and macroeconomic conditions hit
sentiment, with miner Lonmin and broker Tullet Prebon hit after
poor earnings updates.
By 0907 GMT, London’s blue chip index was down 8.44
points, or 0.2 percent, at 5,767.61 having fallen 1.9 percent
over the last two trading sessions on weak earnings and global
LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – European shares dipped lower by
midday on Monday as investors took shelter in safer havens ahead
of the U.S. election and banks fell after HSBC announced a hit
to third-quarter profits.
By 1200 GMT, the FTSEurofirst had fallen 6.75
points, or 0.6 percent to 1,108.44, having risen 1.6 percent
last week to near early September highs of 1,020 fueled by
better economic data in Asia and the U.S.
LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – European stocks edged lower in
cautious trade on Monday as investors opted for safer havens
ahead of a too-close-to-call presidential election in the United
States this week.
By 0835 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 shed 5.93 points,
or 0.5 percent, to 1,109.26, with investors hedging their bets
after the index rose 1.6 percent last week, nearing the top of
its recent trading range around 1,120.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index barely moved by midday on Friday, reflecting caution after sharp gains in the previous session and ahead of the final reading of U.S. jobs data before the presidential election.
By 1121 GMT, the FTSE 100 was down 1.56 points at 5,860.36, having traded in a 20-point range all morning.
LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Investors set aside growth worries
as European shares clawed back the previous session’s losses on
Thursday, buoyed by corporate earnings and better macro
economic data in China and the United States.
The FTSEurofirst closed up 13.61 points, or 1.2
percent, at 1,109.99, having fallen 0.6 percent on Wednesday.